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Old 12-04-2007, 08:29 AM   #1651
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suziquzie, I lived in Saint Paul for several years. I know how cold those Minnesota winters can get. Stay warm!

It's around freezing here, which doesn't happen very often. People, myself included ,often use plants that will not tolerate a freeze. My inside entry is full of the potted ones that I brought inside, including a big blooming bougainvillea that I keep bumping into. It has thorns. Ouch.

I keep old blankets, bedspreads, etc. in the garage and cover the plants in the courtyard that may be damaged by the cold.

I won't complain too much. It's just a minor nuisance.
Where in St. Paul? I lived quite a few areas there, I'm up in North Branch now. It's even colder here!!! I should run away to Texas myself!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:27 AM   #1652
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Mostly Highland Park, in that general area anyway. It's difficult to remember street names, although when I return I know how to get from Point A to Point B. I still have relatives in Edina and Shakopee.

I loved Saint Paul. Looking back, the cold never prevented people from doing anything - dining out, going to the theater, to church, wherever.

North Branch - isn't that where they stage that Jesse James robbery? I may be entirely mistaken, but it sounds familiar. I also have relatives in Cannon Falls.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:39 AM   #1653
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Oh funny I did too! A few blocks from Macalaster College, then when DH and I bought our 1st house it was in the East Side. Yuk. That's why we landed in the country.

I think it's Northfield where they do the Jesse James thing.

The cold keeps me from playing outside, that's about all. I'll go outside if it's just to the car to go somewhere else warm. :)
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:04 AM   #1654
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Almost 10 pm and it is 40 degrees F. outside. Very little snow so far and as much as I dislike snow I realize that we need some. The other day I was driving on a road that is about 7,500 feet in elevation. That is normally unheard of this time of year. That road had an inch or two of snow in places, but normally there would be feet of snow on that road.

But on the other had I am really enjoying not to have to shovel snow. It is nice to be able to do holiday things and not to have to drive in it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:11 AM   #1655
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It's raining hard enough that I want to put the heater on but I am resisting. I am trying to just be thankful that it is raining in between my rostered watering days.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:56 AM   #1656
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Cool, not cold, wet wet wet and the wind has finally died down a bit. Its just yukky.
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Not as windy today, wind chill 13 F, we had a light snowfall last night - finally beginning to look like Christmas !
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Cold cold cold. 20 something degrees. Got about an inch of snow right now with another 3-5 expected.
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Snow, snow and more snow!
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:45 AM   #1660
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SNOWING here!!!!!!!! I love the snow!!!! I have been outside frolicking this morning, I am so happy it is snowing!!!!! (can you tell?)
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