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Old 12-06-2017, 11:46 PM   #15901
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It is 48 degrees right now. The temps have been low enough for me to turn off the AC, and make gumbo. We are supposed to get pretty close to freezing in the next few nights.

I'll be in Vegas for the next couple of days, and the weather there is about the same as here -- but drier.

Sorry GG, but I hate pansies. Every landscaping company in Dallas plants them by the millions here in the winter -- in perfectly symmetrical rows and patterns. I keep thinking that, surely something else grows here in the winter, but it doesn't matter unless there is something cheaper to have the cheap (mostly illegal) labor plant.

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:17 AM   #15902
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It’s frigging cold here in Las Vegas. Okay, Minnesotans would call it “chilly” or “autumn-like,” but for me (I was raised in SoCal), it’s cold! I think it’ll get down to the low 40s tonight! (12/06).

I worked at a hotel here for several years, and always had to remind guests that visited after the 1st of November that “desert” means dry, not hot!
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:08 AM   #15903
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We spent hours in the car today, so 40 outside was a non-factor unless we were making a run from the car to inside somewhere. However, it was still a pleasant 40 as we walked Main Street in the village of Warwick NY late this afternoon. Looks like the next couple of days for us here in the frontier of MA will be around normal - low 40s. Time to stock the fridge with soup-making supplies, since next week is going to range in the 20s...brrr...
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #15904
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Sorry GG, but I hate pansies. Every landscaping company in Dallas plants them by the millions here in the winter -- in perfectly symmetrical rows and patterns. I keep thinking that, surely something else grows here in the winter, but it doesn't matter unless there is something cheaper to have the cheap (mostly illegal) labor plant.
Well, since you don't live in my house, you can hate them all you want! I grew up in Michigan and always loved pansies, but of course, up there, they're a summer plant. I was really excited when we moved here to find out that they do best in the winter. Their beautiful little faces are so cheerful
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #15905
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High of 28* low of 16*. Heat wave compared to 4* yesterday, in SE South Dakota
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:40 PM   #15906
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Well, since you don't live in my house, you can hate them all you want! I grew up in Michigan and always loved pansies, but of course, up there, they're a summer plant. I was really excited when we moved here to find out that they do best in the winter. Their beautiful little faces are so cheerful
I agree. I love them. A friend says they have cute kitten faces. I think they try to look like butterflies. Some are just a pretty single colour. I wonder how well they grow indoors, 'cause they certainly won't grow under the snow.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:57 AM   #15907
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All is calm right now, but by morning we should be getting our first snowfall of the year. And what a snowfall it could be! We're smack in the middle of the "4 to 7 inch" zone. Himself is sure the snowblower will start up on the first try. I think we'll be finding out soon enough!
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:48 AM   #15908
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I get my new wheelchair today. Fortunately I don't have to go anywhere with the snow coming. Right now it is 37ºF. But it will drop once the snow starts. CG will get it before I do. Not really looking forward to it.

If I don't get approved for "The Ride" I will be stuck in the house (except for my trips to Winthrop) as long as there is snow on the ground.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:50 AM   #15909
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Does anyone know why they shut the National Weather television station off the air? That always gave us such an in depth report.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:21 AM   #15910
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Awoke to 34 degrees this morning. There's some frost in inland areas away from the coast, but we're expecting a sunny day to warm things back up.
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