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Old 01-06-2014, 06:08 PM   #11521
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Thanks Carol.
The way the blowing snow was following the contours of the ground and looking like crashing waves it was worthy of much more than my point and shoot. It was pretty. Then reality set in that my chin was going to fall off, lol.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:45 PM   #11522
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Oh man....PAC, you have some prime sled'n property bud.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #11523
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I was actually thinking of buying a sled a few years ago. I used to sled back in "the day". I think I had to shovel three times that winter
You never can tell.
Four wheelers don't do anything well, compared to a bike or sled, but they aren't seasonal either
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:00 PM   #11524
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Tonight we are having severely cold weather. The wind chill may perhaps be to -30F. There is no snow or ice, and the high temperature for tomorrow is 17F.

I have Joy under her car cover. Oh I wish we had a nice warm garage for her like my parents' cars and my Snot in Brasov! I called the Ford customer service because I was so very worried about her yesterday. They said she will be fine and that hybrids tolerate extreme weather conditions just as well as other cars. She is full of antifreeze and NO water, she has these very heavy and sturdy windshield wipers of all 3, her oil was changed before Thanksgiving and there is only 539.6 miles on this oil change so far, there is the de-icing fluid in the windshield wiper fluid container that is safe for her paint, and she is waxed very well.

Breeze is tucked up under the stairway as usual, so she is warm. I just hope people and animals will be in a warm place tonight, for this cold is so very bad. From what I see of the news, cold weather is mostly everywhere and in many places it is very severe.

I hope all of you and everyone else is warm and safe tonight.

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Old 01-06-2014, 11:42 PM   #11525
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Tonight we are having severely cold weather. The wind chill may perhaps be to -30F. There is no snow or ice, and the high temperature for tomorrow is 17F.

I have Joy under her car cover. Oh I wish we had a nice warm garage for her like my parents' cars and my Snot in Brasov! I called the Ford customer service because I was so very worried about her yesterday. They said she will be fine and that hybrids tolerate extreme weather conditions just as well as other cars. She is full of antifreeze and NO water, she has these very heavy and sturdy windshield wipers of all 3, her oil was changed before Thanksgiving and there is only 539.6 miles on this oil change so far, there is the de-icing fluid in the windshield wiper fluid container that is safe for her paint, and she is waxed very well.

Breeze is tucked up under the stairway as usual, so she is warm. I just hope people and animals will be in a warm place tonight, for this cold is so very bad. From what I see of the news, cold weather is mostly everywhere and in many places it is very severe.

I hope all of you and everyone else is warm and safe tonight.

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~Cat
I hope that is the pre-diluted antifreeze. Pure antifreeze freezes at a higher temperature than a proper mix with water.



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Old 01-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #11526
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Yes, it is the pre-diluted. I meant that I added no water. Some people add this water to the pre-diluted which can make troubles for the car.

I followed all the instructions for to winterize Joy. I had her radiator flushed out and they put this fresh solution into it at the dealership and they tested her with some instrument where the beads went to the top which means she is very well "winterized" to very, very low temperatures.

Gwen said I didn't have to do this, and just to add some water and some undiluted antifreeze. I said no. Joy is under a large warranty and so the dealership winterized the radiator so I can keep a copy of the records. They checked her very thoroughly and said she was in perfect shape.

The only things I changed upon her were her wiper blades. She came with cheap ones but I wanted better ones and so I did this myself. Wiper blades are not of the warranty on her, and I like these much better.

I'm sorry I made a misstatement. This is what I meant.

Thank you for the clarification, Taxy! I hope others will see this also. This is very important!

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:37 AM   #11527
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It's cold. 60 degrees. Raining. Windy. I'm hiding out in the house trying to stay warm.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:21 AM   #11528
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It's cold. 60 degrees. Raining. Windy. I'm hiding out in the house trying to stay warm.
I'm coming to your house!

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:24 AM   #11529
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It's 9 degrees, and should feel like -15 around 6 a.m. The wind is howling. No way am I leaving my home for anything tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:52 AM   #11530
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Nice pic pac!

Windy - my mind keeps "playing" Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain". Cold, but not as cold as back home by our kids. Our son lives where it dipped below zero early Monday afternoon. They will not see a temperature above zero until Wednesday afternoon. Our daughter isn't fairing much better - her high tomorrow is predicted to be one. I say we got out of Dodge just in time! After all, we have a balmy 8 here in southcentral MA.

Normally I don't mind winter. This year I'm already willing to cry "uncle"!
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