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Old 01-07-2016, 10:56 PM   #14241
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Glad you got home okay, K'girl! We don't get much snow here, although I grew up with it in Michigan. This entire metro area usually closes down when it snows. The cities don't have the equipment to deal with it.

46 here now. It's supposed to get to the mid-50s tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:20 PM   #14242
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Our weather is going crazy. It's currently -8C (18F) currently and a smog alert! We don't get smog alerts in winter. Saturday they are predicting mixed precipitation and a high of 3C (37F). Sunday we're expecting 15 mm (0.6 inches) of rain and a high of 6C (43F). They are saying this could change.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:36 AM   #14243
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G Kgirl, I had a guest come for a visit many years ago. He was a Native Hawaiian like yourself. It was the first time he had ever left the islands.

It was in the middle of February and we started to get a really heavy, wet snowfall. I hear him yelling at the top of his voice singing a song in Hawaiian and look outside. He is out in my back yard without a shirt or his shoes doing a dance and singing in the snow. He didn't realize at first what was falling from the sky.

It was quite an experience not only for him but for us and my neighbors. I had one neighbor come to my house and stare at my visitor. She had never seen a "real, full blooded native Hawaiian." I served her a cup of coffee and sent her on her way. Our visitor stayed for a month and arrived dressed still for the Islands. My husband had to take him shopping for a coat and shoes. Open toe flip flops just do not cut it when walking in two inches of snow. We could only imagine the stories he had to tell his friends when he got back home.

I am glad you got to drive in snow. To add to what taxylady told you, keep a blanket, water, flashlight and a small amount of food in your car in case you get stuck in the snow. For those who live with snow every year, this is a precaution every driver who lives with snow knows.
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:27 AM   #14244
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Right now it is 36 out and very foggy.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:19 AM   #14245
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It is 38F and overcast. I have to go out to order my new glasses for reading. Spike is going to drive me, then I will take the bus back home. I haven't been on a bus in about five years. Time to bundle up.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:19 PM   #14246
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41F, and super foggy here along the river.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #14247
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24F and snowing. Just paid the neighbor kid $10 shoveling snow for a $5 job...didn't have a five. He earned it though, helping me haul a 90 lbs box into the house. Shrek's new desk is here.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:11 PM   #14248
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The temp is up to 42F. and I never made it to the eye clinic. But I did have to make a quick run to the store and it was raw and damp out. I had no socks on. Looks like after more than ten years I am going to have to start wearing socks again. I haven't worn socks since my leg first developed the wound and then had the surgery. Not even with snow on the ground.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:03 PM   #14249
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24F and snowing. Just paid the neighbor kid $10 shoveling snow for a $5 job...didn't have a five. He earned it though, helping me haul a 90 lbs box into the house. Shrek's new desk is here.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:21 PM   #14250
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High of 39⁰F today and we had to go out
EARLY this morning to do blood work, ACK!
Roads were still a bit dicey, but we made it
and wound up having breakfast out, that was nice.
AND MAHALOS!
Thanks guys for your words of support
DH said after,
oh, so all proud of yourself now that you drove in snow, huh?
YUP, THANKS!
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