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Old 02-25-2014, 08:51 AM   #12131
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Just a trace of snow this morning. They just said on the radio that it is going to be bitter cold the rest of the week. Brrr.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:57 AM   #12132
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I don't understand the fascination of snow and wanting more unless you are into winter sports. Or maybe need the winter snow for the summer's water.

Which is it, Fi? Why do you like snow so much?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #12133
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I don't understand the fascination of snow and wanting more unless you are into winter sports. Or maybe need the winter snow for the summer's water.

Which is it, Fi? Why do you like snow so much?
The summer water AND the cold. I am not a hot weather lover. I love walking while the snow is coming down (if there is no wind), especially at night, makes you feel like the only person on earth and you can hear the squeak of the snow under your boots. Not much on winter sports, though.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:56 AM   #12134
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Interesting.
There is a kind of stillness in the winter. And of course sounds are amplified.
But it's just so darn cold...

I'm just glad I have a gas well. My electric bill is high enough this winter from the furnaces running all the time.
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Interesting.
There is a kind of stillness in the winter. And of course sounds are amplified.
But it's just so darn cold...

I'm just glad I have a gas well. My electric bill is high enough this winter from the furnaces running all the time.
You have a gas well? What, like your own source of natural gas?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:35 AM   #12136
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No rain, but no more snow either. It is actually very beautiful, with the sun shining on the snow. I still can't go out unassisted, but at least the actual snowfall has stopped.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #12137
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I know you guys don't want to hear this, but I am so excited by the snow and more snow. The snowpack in the high country is building and hopefully we will not have a fire season this year. As much fun as it is hanging out in fire camps, I would much rather give them a pass.

It's 17F now, no wind. And a lovely coating of snow all over!
I hope you know that as much as you would like more snow, most of us would be more than willing to pack some of ours up and send it to you! Count me in with the people who want to give winter the boot...so we can wear sandals. My toes are getting really tired of hiding.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:02 PM   #12138
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.....I love walking while the snow is coming down (if there is no wind), especially at night, makes you feel like the only person on earth and you can hear the squeak of the snow under your boots...
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Interesting.
There is a kind of stillness in the winter. And of course sounds are amplified.
But it's just so darn cold...
Himself does all the major snow removal, but if we get a nice, light snow late at night I've been known to boot up and shovel the driveway around midnight. No barking dogs, no snowblowers, no cars racing up and down the street. *sigh* I'll stop every once in a while just to listen to...nothing.

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Here it's cold outside - about 20. Not going to be much warmer for the rest of the week, then on Monday they figure we'll get more snow. Oh goody. It's a balmy 65 in the house. Just spent almost $400 for 100 gallons of heating oil, hoping it gets us to spring when the prices start to drop. How much I get then depends on whether it looks like we'll be putting the house up for sale or whether I'll need to keep us warm another winter...
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You have a gas well? What, like your own source of natural gas?
Something like that. It's a commercial well on my property, so I'm allowed so much gas from it.
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Something like that. It's a commercial well on my property, so I'm allowed so much gas from it.
Cool, so I guess that's your royalties.
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