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0 yesterday morning at 5 AM.
-2 this morning at 5 AM.
Snow coming tomorrow
Oil is $2.399 a gallon.
Gas at $2.099 a gallon

Other than that its a beautiful day out here looking at it from inside out.

Reminds me of that old NE saying ''Wait a minute, and it will change'' Somehow this also seems to relate to the new CNet or SE. Happy

George

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Loads of ice/sleet here

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being dumped on me for the last four hours...hopefully it will turn off to just rain later this morning and melt off before the freezing temps hit by early evening or I'm looking at being stuck for the next week waiting to be able to get out of my long gravel driveway again. Will have to figure out how to keep it from building up on the satellite tv and satellite modem dishes in the yard, too. If I'm really lucky the power won't cut out like it normally does with ice and/or heavy snowfalls.

TONI

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I wonder ...

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... if you could rig something out of the electric cables folks put on their roofs near the gutters to melt the snow & ice? I don't know how that might work in terms of reception, etc. but just a thought.

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satellite dishes are on poles in the yard

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and at the back of the house where the slope of the roof is the pitch and not the grooves where ice rolls off...those grooves are go in the direction of the sides of the house instead fortunately (however, one side is the deck and has two roofs so the very top one dumps onto the shorter roof over the new room I had built and that roof dumps to the deck but is only about 7' from the floor of the deck rather than 20' so the roll-off isn't quite so dangerous as it is on the other side of the house. The pups were on the dangerous side when it let go last week and scared the heck out of them and they walk the fence line now to get to the back 'yard' area instead of walking near the house itself. And they don't go on the deck at all (I think it's because the steps are iced over) They learned quickly.....

TONI

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Minus 9 in Keene this morning

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Probably colder where I am. I heard the warmest spot in the state was Mt. Washington!

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(NT) (NT) It's still Autumn by the way...

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It is that darned man caused Global Warming!

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The weather simply wasn't like this before they started playing with spears and Atlatls and Woomeras and Mirus and also bows and arrows and slings.

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Yep, has to be. Plus

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all this human gas being expelled into the atmosphere. (Flatulence I believe they call it) Wink

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(NT) (NT) depends on which end

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I'm with you!

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Man is this global warming getting me down! They are saying this could be one of the top 10 coldest Decembers in 200 years. And we're expecting more snow tonight! Already had two class cancellations for snow. Can't recall the last time that happened in a Fall semester -- usually it is the Spring semester January and February that snow causes problems!

We've actually been keeping the house at around 50-55 and using an electric heater in the bedroom. Since it's just the two of us, it makes no sense to heat the whole house.

Glad to see you around. How's the health holding up?

Evie Happy

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Keeping the house at 50-55?...

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Good grief Evie, thats like living in an igloo. I keep mine at 72 period. My health is so, so. One day at a time. Very boring.

Mentioning health and costs to keep us old folks surviving, and for what I don't know. In addition to the prednisone, coumadin, inhalents and a bucket full of other pills, I'm also receiving weekly injections of Darbepoetin (Aranesp) to stimulate red blood cell production. (Anemia) I just found out the other day these shots are $7000 a pop. Imagine that. Every week they shoot me with $7000 worth of juice and it burns like hell going in. I did'nt believe it, so I looked it up on the Net. No cost factor found for here in the States, but Canada has it at $2400 for the dose I receive. So, now I have to watchout for the Insurance Co. They will probably put a hit out on me. Happy

George

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Hang in there ...

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The bedroom is kept at a VERY comfy temperature and we have a full bath attached. So the only other reason to go anywhere is the kitchen and the cooking warms that up a bit more. The rest of the floor plan is open and we have a cathedraled ceiling in the entrance and don't heat the upstairs at all (pipes have been drained or they have antifreeze in the loops, we've never used that zone in all the years I've lived here). So that entrance is a giant heat "suck" that we really can't do anything about. Since it's just us, we have a TV in the bedroom and I can't remember the last time we sat at the kitchen table to eat dinner. Maybe last time Sue visited? The other room we'll hang out in is the family room but only if we have a fire in the fireplace. Then we'll hang a sheet over the archway to the entrance and it gets pretty toasty.

I'm glad to hear you've still got that sense of humor. That's how I know you're A-OK or as best as can be. All the meds sound like a drag, but try not to worry about the costs. I wonder sometimes if they don't inflate the charges on the bills to scare folks into carrying so much insurance! There's some costs that just cannot be accounted for by any other means!

Stay warm!
Evie Happy

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Ditto on that *brrrrr* for me, too

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Here in SouthCentral Oregon at around 4900ft we are at 5F here this AM.

Warmed up from yesterday AM when it was -8 Happy

Colder than normal (we usually get our "below zero" in January). We have only had one "big dump" of snow so far, which was a couple weeks ago when we got close to 2 feet or so.

Historically, back in 1980 we had the warmest December 15th on record when it was 62F; and in 1931 it reached the lowest temp at -15.

When I was a young'un in elementary school (the Dark Ages Happy ) we would only expect the schools to close when we got either a huge snowstorm overnight so the busses couldn't run (we had kids that travelled as far as 75 miles one-way) , or when it got below -10F. When it was really cold they would allow us girls to wear pants to school. We all kept at least one pair of nice pants without holes in the knees just in case we got to wear them to school. It was a cool thing to have happen. Grin

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yea brrrr

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Last Update on Dec 15, 9:53 am CST

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

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67 in Dallas the other day. Yesterday, not quite so warm, only the low 50s. The locals were complaining about the cold, LOL.

Devil

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Moderators!!! Please pull this post! :)

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That's just wrong, Josh!

Cruel and unusual punishment!!

My favorite saying for when the temperature gets to where it is now in my part of the country: ''It's colder than a well-digger's a$$ in January!!'' Grin

--Marcia ''No, I have never checked a well-digger's anything before'' B--


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In Cleveland with all that

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lake effect snow and cold, we used say 'colder than a witch's t.t' (course, we referred to some people the same way for those not so generous with compassion)

TONI

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(NT) (NT) Heh,Heh, Haven't heard that expression in years.(Grin)

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(NT) (NT) August is just around the corner.

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Hi Josh,

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Enjoy it this winter!! When we first moved here, I too was in a long-sleeved t-shirt while the locals were looking like Eskimos. This year however, I'm shivering right along with them. That's how you know when you've become a Southerner....your blood is as thin as theirs!

It's 33 degrees here right now, but we're having sleet/freezing rain. They figure it'll be just rain by this afternoon. Hope so! The hubby has an hour's drive to work on curvy mountain backroads.

--Cindi

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Hi Cindi

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I read on CNN that western NC is having an ice storm, the same one affecting Mark in the Atlanta area. Glad to hear it's not as bad as that where you are.

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Well, we ARE having an ice storm today

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But they expect it to turn to rain at some point. Personally, I don't have anywhere to go so I'm fine, but Greg has to go to work tonight so he has to be out in it. I made a big pot of soup though, so I'm keeping warm!

--Cindi

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(NT) (NT) Well at least this far east, rain is all we've seen.

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was 31 here with

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freezing rain

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Our great storm fizzled out today in Indy,...

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...but it'll be 70 and dry on Sunday at the RCA Dome for the Colts' smackdown of Scam Diego....]:)

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Let's talk COLD and SNOW

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Enjoy your "cool" weather, and "heavy" frost.

In 1979 was living just outside of Chicago. We had a good snow storm and then the temps dropped to the MINUS 30's farenheit with wind chills around -50. THAT's COLD !!!!!!!!

Now, here's what SNOW looks like, and try to imagine it with those temps ?

Look at the roof line of my house.

An then, how you like to shovel this drive.

Now living in the "sun belt", and never make fun of those who have to endure winter weather.

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That's how it was in Cleveland

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in 1977......I had just picked up my 1977 Ford Supercab pickup four days before it hit. Left work 'early' at 3:30 when it was announced that the interstates were already being closed. That meant having to drive the back roads out but up a steep hill about two miles from my house. Everybody patiently lined up and one vehicle at a time took the trip up that hill sliding onto both sides of the road until they crested and the next one took off.

What normally took twenty minutes to drive home took three hours. Once I got up that hill I was 'home free' to get to my street (which only had one lane in normal conditions to travel on since parking was allowed down one side because so many people didn't have garages. I was one of those lucky ones that had one so I just had to hope nobody was stupidly trying to come from the opposite direction while I was heading for the driveway.

By morning, the snow was over four feet and that didn't count the drifts....

TONI

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I remember that winter ...

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But I wasn't in Cleveland. The snow in Golden, CO wasn't that bad, but I had to travel to Chicago and Ithaca, NY for graduate school interviews during some of the worst of that winter's weather.

IIRC, the Chicago area went for weeks without getting above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Ithaca was pretty. It was far enough away from the Great Lakes and the 'snow belt' that it didn't get hit as bad as some places in the region.

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