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Old 01-09-2011, 09:33 PM   #4891
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Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. No, there is nothing obscene in that. Anyone curious?
It's a great expression. I know from whence it comes.

Oops, I just looked it up on Wikipedia and they claim it's an urban legend. Brass monkey (colloquial expression) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Even Snopes says it's an urban legend. Phooey.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:57 PM   #4892
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Right now it is 28 degrees F and nice and calm outside. James just left for school about 20 minutes ago because a winter storm is supposed to hit early in the morning (sleet, snow, ice) and last until Tuesday.

I forgot to leave the bathroom faucet running a little last night (it was below 20). I went to turn the shower on, to get ready for church, and the pipes were frozen. I had to wet a couple towels with water from the refrigerator (good thing I filled the pitcher last night!) and heat them in the microwave. That was our shower substitute this morning!

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:40 PM   #4893
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Right now it is 28 degrees F and nice and calm outside. James just left for school about 20 minutes ago because a winter storm is supposed to hit early in the morning (sleet, snow, ice) and last until Tuesday.

I forgot to leave the bathroom faucet running a little last night (it was below 20). I went to turn the shower on, to get ready for church, and the pipes were frozen. I had to wet a couple towels with water from the refrigerator (good thing I filled the pitcher last night!) and heat them in the microwave. That was our shower substitute this morning!

Barbara

Twenty below and pipes freezing in South Carolina!!! I never would have believed that could happen. I thought South Carolina was one of those almost perpetually warm places. Hope you opened the cupboards, turned on the faucet and directed a fan at the pipes.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:39 AM   #4894
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43F wind has finally calmed down to N9, and stopped rattling the windows. It was gray, blustery and downright gloomy. I hope there's sun tomorrow.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:05 AM   #4895
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Light snow -9C (16F) feels like -17C (1F). Looks like 3-4" new snow accumulated.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:30 AM   #4896
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Twenty below and pipes freezing in South Carolina!!! I never would have believed that could happen. I thought South Carolina was one of those almost perpetually warm places. Hope you opened the cupboards, turned on the faucet and directed a fan at the pipes.
It actually gets into the single digits now and then. A couple weeks ago it was 9 degrees over night. It is definitely warmer than many other states, but it does get cold sometimes. It also depends on where you go in the state. We have beaches and mountains, with the "mid-lands" inbetween.

The bathroom cupboard is open and the faucet is running slowly. There is a heating vent just a couple feet from the pipes.

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Old 01-10-2011, 03:14 AM   #4897
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It is windy and cloudy all day. And we had some rain in the morning.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:52 AM   #4898
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It started snowing at 2:30 a.m. and has been snowing steadily ever since (almost 2 1/2 hours). Everything is covered, and it is beautiful! I can't wait to see it in the daylight!

The bad part about this snowstorm is that they are expecting it to leave several inches of snow, then turn into freezing rain, which will cause icy roads and electrical outages.

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:10 AM   #4899
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Partly cloudy, chance of showers, mid-70's this afternoon. Sorry, folks, but then that's why people come to Florida in January -- and pretty much what keeps our economy from freezing up.

Go ahead, Taxlady - send down a few Canadian 's. We can take it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #4900
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We got about 5 inches on top of the freezing rain we got yesterday.
Flakes are still coming down but they are very fine right now.
Like SC we are in this until Tuesday morning and temps will stay under 15F most of the week.
Over all I think this year so far we have been lucky unlike last year, we had 5 blizzards.
In all my years I have never seen that before!
Several feet of snow was so strange to see!
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