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Old 02-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #7271
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As predicted, our cold wave arrived yesterday. Well, actually, on Friday.

Yesterday was quite cold. The high barely above freezing, with plenty of wind.

So far, today, the thermometer hasn't reached the freezing mark. At least, though, the wind has died down. Yesterday it blew at about 20 mph most of the day and into the night last night.

It's sunny but uncomfortably cold and we're told this is the way it will be for a few more days...and colder. No precip and less brutal winds are part of the forecast, too. Glad of that.

Okay, I'll be inside by the fireplace with my sweetheart.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #7272
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Sunny, very sunny and bright. -17C (1F), feels like -26C (-14F). I had a look at the 14 day forecast and it looks like maple syrup should start running in a week or so.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #7273
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My weather is similar to Taxlady.....high of -10C today (14F). Cold but sunny. If it warms up, it snows. Worst part is that our country roads (we live on one) are very icy, slippery to drive upon.

How does everyone stay cheery in bad weather?
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #7274
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My weather is similar to Taxlady.....high of -10C today (14F). Cold but sunny. If it warms up, it snows. Worst part is that our country roads (we live on one) are very icy, slippery to drive upon.

How does everyone stay cheery in bad weather?
That's what schnapps is for

30°F, rain and snow mix. I'm getting out the spot heater for those rare instances I feel cold.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #7275
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cloudy, dismal, gloomy, gray and 60 degrees. wish the rain would just come on .
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #7276
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32° and sunny. The wind has died down, and we're contemplating a walk.
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30F here in SE S.D. The sun is just setting. Sunny day but very cold.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #7278
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That's what schnapps is for

30°F, rain and snow mix. I'm getting out the spot heater for those rare instances I feel cold.
Excellent suggestion. I have a bottle Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit in the freezer. Skål!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #7279
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today has been full of sunshine with the bluest of skies. but don't be fooled--temps barely in the teens this morning, and never reaching above freezing all day. fairly routine winter fare, i suppose, but we haven't been exposed to much winter this season, so brrrr.....
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My weather is similar to Taxlady.....high of -10C today (14F). Cold but sunny. If it warms up, it snows. Worst part is that our country roads (we live on one) are very icy, slippery to drive upon.

How does everyone stay cheery in bad weather?
I turn on all the lights in my apartment (I dont have a light bill to pay.)and close all the blinds. I don't see the weather outside. And I don't watch the weather reports. They don't get them right anyway.

Son #1 stopped by today with Teddy Bear and he had on his woolen coat with a hood. This silly dog has a Martha Stewart bathrobe. So it must have been really cold outside. I don't have to go out until Thursday. So I am nice and snuggy warm.
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