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Old 07-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #10551
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Yup! See above!

Okay, so you know why Brits flee Britain (if they can) and annoy people who live in lovely sunny countries!

BTW, "... home to Copenhagen..." ?
My mum was Danish, my dad was Swedish and I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark before I came to Canada.

People on the left side of the pond just don't understand the Beatles song, Here comes the Sun. They think they do, but they don't. The song was written where the sun came out twice all winter, if you were lucky.

We may have colder winters in Montreal, but the sun comes out and then it's really fxxking cold. But, we get to see the sun.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #10552
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My mum was Danish, my dad was Swedish and I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark before I came to Canada.

People on the left side of the pond just don't understand the Beatles song, Here comes the Sun. They think they do, but they don't. The song was written where the sun came out twice all winter, if you were lucky.

We may have colder winters in Montreal, but the sun comes out and then it's really fxxking cold. But, we get to see the sun.
My parents were both Irish. So I have been to Ireland many times. And you know how I complain about British weather? It's not as bad as Irish weather!

One of my favourite "weather" songs? Mr Blue Sky by ELO.

"Hey, there Mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you "
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #10553
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We may have colder winters in Montreal, but the sun comes out and then it's really fxxking cold. But, we get to see the sun.
Can I just nod in agreement? The long, dark winters are so depressing. The short days are even worse. Get up in the dark, go to work while there is daylight, and go home in the dark. All the while, shivering and drenched.

I live in the wrong country! (I do love my country, but I don't seem very well suited to it.)
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #10554
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Katy, we live in the bottom of a valley, surrounded on all sides by mountains. Our winter days are very short, by at least two hours, as it takes time for the sun to come up over the mountains. I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. But, at least it's not Alaska!
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #10555
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Nice to have a day in the low 80's. The full moon is beautiful tonight!
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #10556
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When I lived in Tacoma, WA, we had rain for one solid month. One of the weathermen would give "Rain Checks" just in case we got a day without rain. It didn't have to have sun. Their rainy season runs from Oct. to May. So a month of solid rain is not unusual. Poo was still in a stroller. I would put his yellow slicker and hat on and off we would go. I never let the rain stop me. We walked all over town. In the rain.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #10557
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Bit of a storm...Sadly a lightning strike took out our beautiful redbud tree just outside our bed room. Split it down the middle and knocked it all down....
Katie, you're free to visit me and my redbud any spring we're here - like next year? After that, *pfft* I hope to be back by our kids in OH. Where I will promptly plant another one since I too love redbuds. Like others said, very happy for you that the lightning struck the tree and not the house.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:32 AM   #10558
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When I got up this morning the temp was at 72F. It is now 73F. the heat wave has finally broken. We managed to set some records with this one.
Um, the heat wave broke near the coast. 60 miles inland? We hit a high of 86.4 per our little weather station. Got excited when I saw Saturday night's low was 68.4. Still not opening the windows until later in the week, when they promise the high will be 78. But that's more than 24 hours away so IMO only speculation.

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...One of the nice things about New England, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute or two. It will change. My favorite thing is when it is raining on one side of the street, and right across from where you are standing the sun is shining and the temp is high with humidity...
Not just New England, but in Ohio too. KatyCooks, we have weird weather all over this big country! Like Addie had said, get a May snowstorm (and I had picked a May club meeting to bake for since I wouldn't have to worry about snow to drive the 20 miles ) and by the end of the day the snow is gone - and so, in our case, was a tree crown that we lost). Heat on overnight, windows open in the morning, and AC on by mid-afternoon.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #10559
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...We may have colder winters in Montreal, but the sun comes out and then it's really fxxking cold. But, we get to see the sun.
Took us a while to get used to that. Back home south of Cleveland OH we never saw sun from about Halloween until Valentine's day...if we were lucky. Lake Erie has to freeze over before the colder air coming from Canada doesn't pick up moisture from the open lake and make clouds. Snow clouds. THAT is "Lake Effect". Once it got cold you would put your sunglasses in the glove compartment and forget about them till almost spring. I forgot most times the first winter we lived in MA and nearly froze my nose off every time I put them on...in an icy-cold car! Now I carry my shades in my purse year-round.
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It has been bucketing down with rain all day near enough...I have been out driving in it most of the day and have been loving it
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