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Old 12-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #3161
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Woohoo! What a mess!!! It's been "raining" ice for the last hour. Sounds as though we're being showered with rice. The sidewalks and roads are solid white. The ground is now beginning to get covered.

The wind is blowing again. My little flag in the herb garden is completely straight out and whipping about. Brutally cold outside. The thermometer says 24F but, with the wind, the "feels like" is about 11F.

My poor outside kitties are having a rough go of it. At least they have their "house" with the 75-watt light bulb in it to keep them warm. It's in a corner of the front porch, sort of sheltered. I put extra blankets in before the storm began and put some boards in place to try to block some of the wind. Doesn't look too pretty on the porch, but I'm not trying to get into Better Homes & Gardens today.

This is supposed to go on all night and into tomorrow morning. I parked out away from any trees in case the limbs become covered with ice and decided to give 'way. I also left the driver's side of my car unlocked as a precaution.

Should be an interesting night.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #3162
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It is like in the 20s!!! It was 78 degrees yesterday!!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #3163
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In the PNW it's 20 degrees and sunny
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #3164
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lol
Yep, I agree!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #3165
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It's still raining (hapy, happy, happy). Snowing like the dickens up in the mountains. Such a day, I decided to bake a loaf of Chalah and a pan of brownies to go with supper. Sounds like everyone is getting something, although not everyone likes what they're getting............
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #3166
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Temp has been in the 50's all day and Tues. prediction says snow, ice and sleet.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:40 PM   #3167
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Time to pull out the extra blankies.... going to be -17 tonight with -30 wind chills.

Can someone explain to me how this part of the country is settled??
I mean really.... who were the first people that spent a winter here and decided it would be a good idea to do it again???
I need to win the lottery and become a snowbird.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:11 PM   #3168
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Same of what I posted earlier but now we can add snow to the mix. Still blowing like a mad bandit.

The outside kitties are enjoying my revision/additions to their outside snuggly space.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:33 AM   #3169
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Bitter cold-below zero with brutal wind chill. Calling for 2" - 4" of snow tonite into tomorrow, and snow the rest of the week.

Did I mention I HATE WINTER!?
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:46 AM   #3170
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Suzi: I think it had something to do with brandy? ? ? Otherwise they would have left at the first flake.
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