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Old 02-02-2015, 08:30 AM   #13411
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I have a medical appointment this afternoon and I have cancelled it. I don't take the chance for a broken hip in this weather. I did have a bad night and could still use a couple of more hours of sleep. But I know that is not going to happen. It is so true when they say the barometric pressure can have a lot to do with illness or feeling well.

Yesterday The Pirate cleaned my house from top to bottom. I knew he was coming over to watch the game, but he came early in the day and started to clean right away. He even scrubbed the woodwork. He cleaned the top of everything, including the wall clock. The most exerting thing I have to do today is rest and relax. I hope I can get that done on my own.
I agree when it snows or rains I can feel all the bones I have broken in my life, as well as the muscles I have detached here and there, its like old {unwanted} friends coming to visit...

I noticed the most important thing to combat getting sick in cold weather is your indoor air quality, a lot of new england homes have furnaces with dry uncomfortable heat, this plays havoc with our sinuses, allergies, immune systems, etc. Some times something as simple as boiling a big pan of water with a box fan blowing the steam around can help so much.

I installed a steam humidifier in my homes duct work and since it seems like we don't get winter colds as much as in years past, one of the best upgrades I ever did to my home...

Hope you feel better Addie...
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:52 AM   #13412
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I agree when it snows or rains I can feel all the bones I have broken in my life, as well as the muscles I have detached here and there, its like old {unwanted} friends coming to visit...

I noticed the most important thing to combat getting sick in cold weather is your indoor air quality, a lot of new england homes have furnaces with dry uncomfortable heat, this plays havoc with our sinuses, allergies, immune systems, etc. Some times something as simple as boiling a big pan of water with a box fan blowing the steam around can help so much.

I installed a steam humidifier in my homes duct work and since it seems like we don't get winter colds as much as in years past, one of the best upgrades I ever did to my home...

Hope you feel better Addie...
I have a large soup pan on the back burner. I do this at the beginning of every winter. I keep the burner on the lowest it can be set, and leave it on 24/7. It gets topped off every day. Moisture in the home certainly makes a big difference. My nostrils are not as dry as they would be if I didn't have the pot on. I did considered purchasing a portable humidifier, but there just isn't room for one in this tiny apartment. And since I only use the two front burners on the stove, I haven't lost anything or space by keeping the pot on the stove. I do notice that my breathing is so much easier with moisture in the air.

Because this building is so well insulated, I also crack a window just enough to let in fresh air and not the gusts we have been getting this week. We also have double pane windows. That too adds to the insulation. The only time that insulation serves me well is in the summer. By keeping the windows closed, it keeps the summer heat out. Once I get the apartment cooled down with the AC I shut it off and the apartment stays cool for a good ten hours or more.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:47 PM   #13413
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21F, light snow. Really wish winter would show up...my luck we'll get all our snow in March this year.
If Only, If Only...I could send you some of ours. You can have it! I'll look for a neighbor getting new appliances, get the boxes from them, and stuff them full of white stuff. Express ship it to you. Won't even charge you for the snow, but you pick up the shipping cost, OK?

We got another foot of white stuff. Go. Away. Already!!!
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:12 PM   #13414
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If Only, If Only...I could send you some of ours. You can have it! I'll look for a neighbor getting new appliances, get the boxes from them, and stuff them full of white stuff. Express ship it to you. Won't even charge you for the snow, but you pick up the shipping cost, OK?

We got another foot of white stuff. Go. Away. Already!!!
US too, we just got back from some more volunteer snow removal, I am sick of it. Some how teaching my kids to be "giving" and "help others" is killing my back and getting me some cold toes...
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:28 PM   #13415
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The snow just keeps coming down, down and down some more. And it is supposed to remain like this until around ten tonight. I looked out the window. That was a mistake. Very depressing. We are getting buried.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:35 PM   #13416
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Addie, our snow out here in "the frontier" is so deep, you would need to strap one of those bicycle flags to you so we wouldn't loose you in the snow!

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:19 PM   #13417
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Addie, our snow out here in "the frontier" is so deep, you would need to strap one of those bicycle flags to you so we wouldn't loose you in the snow!

I am not much taller than that child. It is really coming down hard now. It is supposed to go like this until 10 tonight. My son just ran to the store for me and had to climb through and over snow drifts. He kept sinking up to his crotch and above. Great drifts for making snow angels.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:26 PM   #13418
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The snow plow has just been here for the third time today!

We have about a foot of snow on the level with drifts up to two feet. The side streets are still looking white and fresh. The main street is starting to get that "brown sugar" look to it. I think the storm is winding down for us just in time for the evening commute. I say storm, but it seems like a few years ago this would have just been a snowy day.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #13419
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The snow plow has just been here for the third time today!

We have about a foot of snow on the level with drifts up to two feet. The side streets are still looking white and fresh. The main street is starting to get that "brown sugar" look to it. I think the storm is winding down for us just in time for the evening commute. I say storm, but it seems like a few years ago this would have just been a snowy day.
What makes it a "storm" for me is the wind. It is blowing so hard. The gusts are 25-30 mph. My windows are tight fitting, but they are still rattling.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:46 PM   #13420
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What makes it a "storm" for me is the wind. It is blowing so hard. The gusts are 25-30 mph. My windows are tight fitting, but they are still rattling.
What made it a storm for me years ago was commuting fifty miles round trip to work every day in an old hoopty that had a mind of its own! Now I have a decent vehicle that rarely leaves the garage, go figure!
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