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#128833 - 02/17/06 12:35 PM Why do we live here?
BruceH Offline
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Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 353
Loc: Western Canada (just)
This morning it was -47 degrees celcius with the wind chill. It warmed up to -46 degrees and will stay there most if not all day.

At least there are no mosquitoes.

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#128834 - 02/17/06 12:45 PM Re: Why do we live here?
skyhawk669 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 436
Loc: Austin, TX
well that definitely is cold! But at least it's constant.
Here in TX we get 81F one day then 32F the next during winter (kind of like between yesterday and today). I'm sick of going from sleeveless shirt to coat!!

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#128835 - 02/17/06 12:55 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Oh hey Bruce... I never realized you lived in Winterpeg. Thought it was just Chesseroo and I these days.

Interested sometime in a listening evening when we finally do one?

Bren R.

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#128836 - 02/17/06 12:59 PM Re: Why do we live here?
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13333
Loc: Iowa
I feel for you guys up there, we have a high of 5 today as that cold front keeps whipping us from Canada.
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#128837 - 02/17/06 01:03 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Tharkun Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 1039
Loc: Tracy, California
Have had about 6 days now of 70 degree weather here and if it continues, work on the tile will cease and I'm taking off on the bike!!
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#128838 - 02/17/06 01:08 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5390
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Tried to walk the dogs this morning but they kept falling down (and they're only 5 inches off the ground). Almost 12 hours of freezing rain last night...

Also nearly tore the drivers door off my Magnum again. Pulled into the driveway, stopped, got out, car started sliding back down the driveway towards the road. Just got the door closed in time before it hooked the Jeep fender and got hyper-extended.

And this was in Toronto, far away from the wilds of Winnipeg. I'm gonna have to invest in wheel chocks and tiedowns.


Edited by bridgman (02/17/06 01:09 PM)

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#128839 - 02/17/06 01:20 PM Re: Why do we live here?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
It's no better in my neck of the woords.

-24°C
A few clouds

FEELS LIKE -39°C
WIND W 39 km/h
GUSTS 48 km/h
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 57%
DEWPOINT -30°C
PRESSURE 104.48 kPa
VISIBILITY 19 km
CEILING unlimited


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#128840 - 02/17/06 01:21 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Tharkun Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 1039
Loc: Tracy, California
Perhaps you should just leave the doors off of the Magnum, needing to explain how you managed to tear off the drivers door a second time would be interesting. Once in the new house you won't have such a steep parking area so that should help.
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#128841 - 02/17/06 01:31 PM Re: Why do we live here?
biggsly5000 Offline
local

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 205
Loc: Atascocita, TX
About a 100 degrees difference from Houston to there. I like cold weather, but that is ridiculous.
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#128842 - 02/17/06 01:50 PM Re: Why do we live here?
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Grandma and I just walked into the house a few minutes ago. Even though it's only 75F outside, it seemed a bit stuffy, so we felt obligated to turn on the air to cool the place down.

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#128843 - 02/17/06 03:35 PM Re: Why do we live here?
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6390
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Here in northern Virginia, we had 9 inches of snow last weekend (a lot for us). It was all GONE within 3 days due to persistent 60 degree weather. Now, just in time for the weekend, it's going to dip again into freezing temps with a chance of more snow. Sheesh.
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#128844 - 02/17/06 03:47 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Ken.C Online   content
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Posts: 17768
Loc: NoVA
Yeah, it's been cold here (SF). Down in the 40s...

hehheheheh

Karma's gonna get me for that one...
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#128845 - 02/17/06 03:53 PM Re: Why do we live here?
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
Here in Indiana, our campus is literally in the middle of a cornfield. That means one thing: Lots of wind.

Basically, i'm suprised my nose wasn't frozen off when I was walking to class at 8:00 AM this morning. I guess I shouldn't complain, i'm not in canada.
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#128846 - 02/17/06 04:33 PM Re: Why do we live here?
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I'm in NoVA, too. All I've got left on my lawn is a mostly melted ball of snow from the snowman we built.
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#128847 - 02/18/06 12:11 AM Re: Why do we live here?
JohnK Offline
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Ah, Peter, another opportunity for a new cultural experience.
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#128848 - 02/18/06 12:50 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
More on the cold... I just went outside to put the goalie equipment in my car and put it in to garage with the block heater and interior car warmer and left Lisa's outside (I have to be up at 8am for hockey on a Saturday morning, ugh!)

Starting my car, starting hers, moving hers to the neighbour's drive, driving mine into the garage, parking hers and plugging mine in... freaking hands are frozen.

How's the work situation for a broadcast/print graphics guy in any of your warm locales?!?

Bren R.

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#128849 - 02/18/06 09:32 AM Re: Why do we live here?
littleb Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
I had to get some gasoline this morning. I took off my gloves to slide the CC in that little slot at the pump in a -35 wind chill. EEEUUUWW! That was cold. I put my gloves back on only to discover that there wasn't any warmth to be had in them.

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#128850 - 02/18/06 09:38 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5390
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
At my parents we had the "two cars, one AC circuit" problem (plug both cars in and the fuse blows) so we used timers to alternate power between the cars. That worked better than you might think, although the timers froze up occasionally and the fuses blew again

Eventually we just punched more wires through the wall and now can plug 3 cars in simultaneously.

Of course that was also about the time everyone moved out; now there is only one car and my parents don't go out when it's cold anyways...

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#128851 - 02/18/06 09:38 AM Re: Why do we live here?
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Man, you guys can have that weather. Today would be great for the boat ... seas are almost summertime flat.

Our Local Weather Forecast
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#128852 - 02/18/06 09:47 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
You suck It's going to be pretty cold here today as well. Their talking -22 wind chill.
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#128853 - 02/18/06 09:52 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5390
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
>>seas are almost summertime flat

Big deal. So are ours... and you can walk on them too. Try that in your part of the world

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#128854 - 02/18/06 10:01 AM Re: Why do we live here?
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
>>> Big deal. So are ours... and you can walk on them too. Try that in your part of the world

I bet that looks funny whenever the wind blows hard and there aren't any waves, not too good for surfing I bet.

I've seen some questionable people *try* to walk on the water here, didn't work out too well though. Splash!
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#128855 - 02/18/06 10:07 AM Re: Why do we live here?
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10878
Loc: Central NH
In reply to:

Big deal. So are ours... and you can walk on them too. Try that in your part of the world



John, that's pretty freakin' funny. Thanks for the laugh.
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#128856 - 02/18/06 10:10 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Ajax Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Amen to what Mark said, John. Got a good belly laugh this morning. I gotta remember that line when I get hassled by my brother in Ft. Myers, and my sister in S.F. 9 degrees here this morning.
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#128857 - 02/18/06 10:31 AM Re: Why do we live here?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
It's warming up here!

-20°C

A few clouds
FEELS LIKE -30°C
WIND W 19 km/h
GUSTS
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 59%
DEWPOINT -26°C
PRESSURE 103.15 kPa
VISIBILITY 24 km
CEILING unlimited


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#128858 - 02/18/06 10:38 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Tharkun Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 1039
Loc: Tracy, California
Just noticed that there is this strange looking white stuff on the tops of the hills to the west of us, this is rare to see here in the valley. lol
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#128859 - 02/18/06 11:03 AM Re: Why do we live here?
straitsview Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 18
I had my fair share when I lived in Newfoundland and Ottawa when I did my studies up north. Still remembered waiting for bus at -40C at Nepean, On.

Now I am in TX, a session of freezing rain shutdown the whole city for 2 days couple of years ago !!!

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#128860 - 02/18/06 01:27 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bigwill2 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
I can actually empathize with you cold weather guys today. I played a round of golf yesterday in frigid 60* weather - last couple holes there were even some sprinkles.

If I had known the weather was going to be so inclement, I would have worn long pants!

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#128861 - 02/18/06 01:35 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2841
Loc: Rochester, NY
When it gets into the lower 40s and the wind is blowing only moderately, golf season has arrived (generally mid-April). When we see temps in the 60s, June has arrived.

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#128862 - 02/18/06 01:52 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bigwill2 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
Golfers are nuts.

We played an early round this winter one weekend. At the first tee it was 39* and windy. Frozen fingers made for a very difficult first few holes.

Let me know next time you're in soCal and I'll steer you to some very nice local courses. I think this has got to be public golf heaven here. Lots of nice courses competing with each other.

Played a Payne Stewart design yesterday for $35! All 18 and GPS to boot.

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#128863 - 02/18/06 05:35 PM Re: Why do we live here?
AshBoomstick Offline
aficionado

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 540
Loc: Richmond, VA
Yeah, it was 63F in Richmond yesterday...today its snowing!! WTF?!?!? It's like the Weather Wizard has somehow made it out the Flash books.




sorry, that was a little too comic book-geeky even for me!
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#128864 - 02/18/06 05:46 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Ray3 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2841
Loc: Rochester, NY
Actually, if you get the right gear and dress for the weather, it's not bad. I bought a pair of winter golf gloves and dress in three layers (t-shirt, tutleneck and God's greatest invention - gortex).

Under the pants, some silk long underwear. Double advantage there with keeping your legs warm and the bonus of the silk making you feel pretty!

A nice hat to pull over your ears and it's off the first tee.

Surprising how well an 80 compression (MC Lady) ball will carry when it's cold out.

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#128865 - 02/18/06 05:54 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
I'm suprised you can make a full swing with that much clothing on.
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#128866 - 02/18/06 06:03 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
I used to play Redhawk out there 10 years ago when there were more golf courses than houses.
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#128867 - 02/18/06 09:20 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

Eventually we just punched more wires through the wall and now can plug 3 cars in simultaneously.


Oh, that's not a problem... there's a dedicated 15amp circuit for each car... well, I share mine with the 500W security light... I just didn't like the idea of the goalie bag being outside (even with a car alarm).

Bren R.

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#128868 - 02/18/06 11:04 PM Re: Why do we live here?
richeydog Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
In reply to:

I'm suprised you can make a full swing with that much clothing on.




I think Ray is confusing golf with his weekly game of strip poker...


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#128869 - 02/19/06 12:48 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bigwill2 Offline
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Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
How'd you like Redhawk? That one is on my email discount list thing, but I haven't played it yet.

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#128870 - 02/19/06 02:24 AM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Great course, one of the best courses I have played in So. Calif., if you get the chance I would definitely recommend it, I know you have alot of good courses out that way, but Redhawk was one of the first premier courses out there before the boom.
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#128871 - 02/19/06 04:37 AM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
local

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 278
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Leaving your hockey equipment in the vehicle overnight when it's -20 or 25C and your were concerned about it gettin stolen? I'd be at least as concerned about putting those blocks of ice on against your body the next morning. Especially the jock and skates.

I always bring my hockey bag in during the winter just to warm up and dry out the contents. One thing I do like about the cold weather we've finally been getting in Alberta is after my 07:00 games, the sweaty equipment that sits in the truck the rest of the day while I'm at work now freezes and doesn't fester like when it is warm out.

Gotta look on the bright side during such weather.

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#128872 - 02/19/06 08:30 AM Re: Why do we live here?
RickF Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Here's what you northern folks need...

Article from www.gizmag.com:

'For the man with everything - the V8 snowblower'

'December 2, 2005. If you’re tired of anaemic, one-lung snowblowers with their slipping drive belts, you might consider Kai Grundt’s V8 snow blower which raises the bar on the traditional snow blower in every respect. With electric start, electric block heater, antifreeze heater and eight cylinders, it has no drive belts to freeze up and you’ll never get bored with the job as the 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V8 produces 412 horsepower, 430 foot pounds of torque and can throw snow 50 feet at just 3500 rpm. Nor will you get cold as the machine has been ingeniously designed to route the engine coolant through the handle bars, with the rear mounted, enclosed radiator keeping the operator nice and cosy.

The first point to make is that this is not a V8 grafted on a traditional snow blower carriage but a purpose-built unit crafted around a motor of this magnitude. It functions very much like a traditional blower by way of operator input and feedback and offers effortless safe operation.

Manouevering the massive beastie (it has a total wet weight of 912lbs) is a snack thanks to the hydraulic-drive 4WD skid steer on independent walking beams which offers a zero turning radius. It’s also as fast as you like, with an infinitely adjustable speed range on the drive wheels via dash mounted flow control. At the opposite end of the scale, it has more than enough torque to pull your car out of the ditch before the hydraulic motors stall!

Adding to the well-balanced feel of the unit, just 15 pounds of down force on the handlebars will lift the auger blade off the ground in order to climb stairs/walkways for ease of snow removal. Safety has and continues to be paramount with spring return to centre "fail safe" type directional controls with emergency stop and tether cords.

Safety is one of the key theme, with a flashing blue light (as required by law in many areas) being the least of the safety features. No-one will fail to hear you with those twin throaty exhausts, which come standard with 92 decibels at the controls, though if the rhumba of a V8 exhaust is music to your ears, you can obviously go much louder. Evan at the standard baffling, hearing protection is strongly suggested.

The powerful yard machine lights and a dashboard with backlit gauges complete the package to ease the burden of this normally reviled task

The custom 42 inch, two stage auger has a Chevrolet 10 bolt truck differential with spool and a centrifugal auger clutch with shear pin protection, further adding to the image of this “automotive theme blower.” As each unit is cutom-built, optional extras for the snowblower are both diverse and outrageous as the base unit – there is unlimited auger choices from single to multi stage designs and various motor combinations to suit the religious preferences of the customer (Chevy, Dodge Hemi, Ford) and such exotica as a V-10 or a diesel engine or remote starting can be accommodated.

And if, after a while, you feel you’ve outgrown the 400 horses, this particular engine is well catered for in the performance modification area, with Lunati camshaft, Milodon Gear drive, Holley and Edelbrock components to name a few, and there’s always the fuel injection option too, if you feel you need to throw the snow out of the county or ensure your seat in the “neighborhood blower blingster hall of fame."

The V8 Snowblowers site can be found here, and if you’re interested in purchasing one of them, drop Sale Manager Kerry Phibbs an email.'



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#128873 - 02/19/06 09:28 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bray Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1792
Loc: Colorado
That thing looks REALLY loud.
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#128874 - 02/19/06 10:38 AM Re: Why do we live here?
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I'd really hate to be his neighbor.... that is, unless he plowed my property, too.
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#128875 - 02/19/06 10:44 AM Re: Why do we live here?
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Speaking of hockey, Bren.

I notice that the US is not quite the hockey country these days that Canada is.

Witness the fact that the US Olympic team just lost to half a country.

Hmmmmm......

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#128876 - 02/19/06 01:09 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Tharkun Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 1039
Loc: Tracy, California
Only $29k CA and guess where they are made................... Muskoka, ON.....just down the road from Axiom.
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#128877 - 02/19/06 03:32 PM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
local

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 278
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Well the Canadian mens team isn't doing that well either (at least at the moment). Yesterday they lost against Switzerland 2-0, which is probably a first. And they're in the first period against the Finns right now and getting outshot badly. The Finns also beat Switzerland the other day. Both our countries mens teams are having a tough go of it.

Well, back to the game.

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#128878 - 02/19/06 11:27 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

Leaving your hockey equipment in the vehicle overnight when it's -20 or 25C and your were concerned about it gettin stolen?


Let me point out how I phrased that... THE goalie equipment... Saturday I was returning the equipment to our usual goaltender. It was his shins and groin that were going to be exposed to the cold pads. Besides, since we play outdoor (anyone remember outdoor ice?) warm equipment just delays the inevitable.

In reply to:

I always bring my hockey bag in during the winter just to warm up and dry out the contents.


Oh, it's brought in and dried... that's the great part about having a crawlspace right next to the furnace... the mechanical room smells like gently warmed crotch for a while. But the equipment is always cleaned and dried.

Bren R.

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#128879 - 02/19/06 11:56 PM Re: Why do we live here?
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
In reply to:

the mechanical room smells like gently warmed crotch for a while.




If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase. . .well. . .I'd be poor.
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#128880 - 02/20/06 12:07 AM Re: Why do we live here?
richeydog Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
In reply to:

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase. . .well. . .I'd be poor.




Given the context of Bren's statement above...I reckon you'd be piss poor, no?
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#128881 - 02/20/06 12:09 AM Re: Why do we live here?
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Rimshot, please.
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#128882 - 02/20/06 01:29 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase. . .well. . .I'd be poor.


My own "forward" equipment - I keep it clean and fresh smelling but I've never met a goalie whose equipment didn't smell like ol' Frieda on 3rd street.

Bren R.

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#128883 - 02/20/06 01:35 AM Re: Why do we live here?
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Maybe you can convince the neighborhood kids to throw bars of soap at Frieda. No, that would be painful. Perhaps just liquid soap.
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#128884 - 02/21/06 03:25 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BruceH Offline
devotee

Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 353
Loc: Western Canada (just)
In reply to:

Oh hey Bruce... I never realized you lived in Winterpeg. Thought it was just Chesseroo and I these days.

Interested sometime in a listening evening when we finally do one?




Absolutely! Sorry got busy and was away from the board a bit...

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#128885 - 02/23/06 07:59 PM Re: Why do we live here?
tomtuttle Offline
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Despite our rain, I have never contemplated having to Defend my children from a Polar Bear while passing a game of street hockey.

Canadians know how to LIVE, baby.
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#128886 - 02/23/06 10:31 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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#128887 - 02/24/06 09:22 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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In reply to:

Despite our rain, I have never contemplated having to Defend my children from a Polar Bear while passing a game of street hockey.



Tom, i saw that mentioned last night on the Colbert Report. Tough not to find that at least slightly humourous in a sick sort of way. Those sorts of attacks are restricted to very isolated communities in the far north. I watched a 10minute deal on Halloween in Churchill, Manitoba where townspeople set up a perimeter around town to keep the polar bears from snacking on the trick-o-treaters. Needless to say penguin costumes are not a big seller there.

The big draw in Churchill is the Tundra Buggy Tours.
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#128888 - 02/24/06 11:51 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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In reply to:

penguin costumes are not a big seller there




ROTFLMAO
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#128889 - 02/24/06 11:43 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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No offense, Tom, but I definitely prefer Sirquack's new avatar.

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#128890 - 02/25/06 02:22 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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Me too, Mark.
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#128891 - 02/25/06 11:21 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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... as I get up to play the first game of playoffs on a Saturday morning it's -23C (-10F), my thoughts wander to the fact I could be sleeping in in a warm bed.

Masochism.

Bren R.

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#128892 - 02/25/06 11:30 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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Bren, I feel for you. Somehow, I'm gonna have to find a way to put up with temps in the mid 70s and a whole bunch of sunshine. Not to rub it in or anything.

Off to play some golf. . .
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#128893 - 02/25/06 11:41 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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At the pump stations where I work, you can throw a cup of cold water above your head and it’ll all vaporize before it hits the ground. When it gets cold, you can do the same thing with a cup of piping hot coffee.

Last time I went to Mexico with a couple friends (November), we were the only three people at the water park. Had a blast, no lines. Come to think about it, we were the only ones in the swimming pool too. Don’t know what the big deal was, it was over 60.

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#128894 - 02/25/06 12:04 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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I went to Tucson in the spring. Temperature was in the high 70s, which I consider "shorts and t-shirt" weather.

You would have thought I had green skin and tentacles. Everyone down there was wearing long sleeve shirts and/or sweaters.


Edited by bridgman (02/25/06 12:05 PM)

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#128895 - 02/25/06 03:58 PM Re: Why do we live here?
littleb Offline
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Up here in blizzardland, the old ones used to say they didn't mind the weather because it kept the 'riff raff' out, as though the riff raffers could care about a thousand mile block of ice. Funny thing, I don't ever hear that anymore. Maybe the riff raff have arrived and they all have $29k snowthrowers.

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#128896 - 02/25/06 04:27 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bugbitten Offline
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When it gets cold




You mean it's not cold when tap water vaporizes!!!!!

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#128897 - 02/26/06 11:06 AM Re: Why do we live here?
michael_d Offline
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Not really. That's the winter norm..... - 35 F. When it gets cold, it'll get down to - 70. Then there's the wind..........

That's up the line on the pump stations heading to Prudo Bay. I'm at the other end of the pipeline where it's nice and warm all winter. About + 10 - + 30.
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#128898 - 02/26/06 12:26 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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I guess you would hate living in the tropics!

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#128899 - 02/26/06 01:15 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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I guess +30 would be the tropics
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#128900 - 02/27/06 12:14 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Two morning games this weekend. Saturday... not so bad. Sunday... since I have no hair and a goalie mask provides very little head warmth, my noggin got chilled.

Come oonnnnn spring.

Bren R.

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#128901 - 02/27/06 12:50 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bigwill2 Offline
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You Canadians would love Hawaii right about now.
I lived there for 2 years w/out wearing long pants or a jacket.
My nose peeled every couple days and I still have a scar where my lip split repeatedly, but it was nice and warm.

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#128902 - 02/27/06 10:25 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Amie Offline
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-32.5*C on my drive in to the plant this morning. How is it for the rest of you? They don't give the windchill up here - they're afraid no one will leave their houses.
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#128903 - 02/27/06 10:55 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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-9c but very sunny and NO SNOW to be seen anywhere*, all in all a beautiful day. Easiest winter I've ever had, only 2 days in January with snow on the ground.

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#128904 - 02/27/06 10:58 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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>>-32.5*C on my drive in to the plant this morning. How is it for the rest of you?

Um... warmer. It was about -11 in Toronto, and -17 at the new house.

I thought the reason they didn't give windchill numbers up north had something to do with absolute zero... once it gets cold enough, the wind chill can't make things any worse

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#128905 - 02/27/06 11:03 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Amie Offline
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In reply to:

once it gets cold enough, the wind chill can't make things any worse



Tell the guy shovelling out the doorways here that!!!
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#128906 - 02/27/06 01:00 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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#128907 - 02/27/06 03:29 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BruceH Offline
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In reply to:

-32.5*C on my drive in to the plant this morning.




You must have finally received the weather that seems to have passed us. It is warmer now at -14 to -17 degrees C (down to -27 degC with the wind chill).

Winter seems to leave Winnipeg kicking and screaming. It is rarely a pleasant exit.

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#128908 - 02/27/06 03:35 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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I feel your pain. It was a frigid 65 degrees this morning. I think I may have felt a rain drop too.

Brrrr!!!




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#128909 - 02/27/06 04:52 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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50 degrees F here, downright freezing, had to break out the winter gear again
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#128910 - 02/27/06 06:57 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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The overnight temps are cooler out here in Corona, spiff, but it sure was nice at dawn when I let the dog out - about 54* with the air soft and full of tropical moisture. Big improvement over that cold, dry desert air we had before.

We had a golf time about a month ago delayed by frost in the morning. My bro and his friends from OC were incredulous.

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#128911 - 02/27/06 09:21 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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I know what you mean, Mark. Almost left my jacket at home this morning when I left for work. Very pleasant outside. Then I remembered the rain storm slated to come through. Glad I brought my jacket. Still, all that cloud cover really helps keep the warmth in.
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#128912 - 02/27/06 09:50 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bigwill2 Offline
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Hey, Sean, I forgot there was someone else in the vicinity.

Interested in a poker game on Sat night at my house in Corona/Eastvale? Buy in is $25 - no limit hold-em.

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#128913 - 02/27/06 10:30 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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Thanks for the invite, Mark. With the way I play poker, though, it may be easier for me to mail you a check for $25.00 and save myself the embarrassment! I think I will hold on to my money, but thank you.
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#128914 - 02/28/06 02:08 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BrenR Offline
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Gorgeous night tonight... -10C (14F) out there...

Good night for a win. Into the final next weekend. And you guys think I chirp HERE? I'm personally responsible for 6 minutes in dumb penalties taken by the other team. Gotta control your tempers, guys... even when you're down by 2 and there's a tall, Irish biker calling your lineage and sexual orientation into question, and muttering unrepeatable things about your offspring to you. I can take the butt-ends and slashes if it means you watch from the sin bin for 2 mins.

I love winter.

Bren R.

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#128915 - 02/28/06 07:23 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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I always knew you were a cunning linguist.
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#128916 - 02/28/06 08:37 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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And, he's clever with words too!!!! You watch you tongue, Peter!! (and I'll bet you do, don't you)
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#128917 - 02/28/06 10:11 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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Gorgeous night tonight... -10C (14F) out there...




I wish all winter could be like this. Gotta love hockey. Only ever played spongee myself (never learned to skate ). Had my share of slashed hands and wrists, though.

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#128918 - 02/28/06 10:29 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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I find it's harder to use my tongue if I'm watching it.
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#128919 - 02/28/06 02:17 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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#128920 - 02/28/06 03:26 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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- 12C outside Edmonton this morning.

Finally been getting some reasonably cold weather the last week or two. Up till now the ice has been pretty soft and getting really chewed up during our hockey games.

Sunday night we finally had some good hard, fast ice to play on. Even got a couple goals while on defence (pretty infrequent for me). I'm not as hardy as you though, I haven't played more than the odd game on outdoor ice since I was a kid (like 40 years ago).

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#128921 - 02/28/06 03:53 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Amie Offline
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Yes, we had a lot of sledders go through the ice this year before we had the big cold snap. Only -29*C on the way in this morning - much better than yesterday!!
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#128922 - 02/28/06 08:35 PM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
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We are finally getting some snow. They're calling for 4 inches and it started comin down hard just in time for the evening commute home. The tobogganers and cross-county skiers will finally have something to work with.

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#128923 - 03/01/06 09:19 PM Re: Why do we live here?
BigWill Offline
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Wanna move Axiom to the IE?
Here's a pic of the kid playing in the water from a couple of hours ago:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/bigwill/DSCN1420.jpg

Cool today - about 70*.
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#128924 - 03/01/06 09:44 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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>>Yes, we had a lot of sledders go through the ice this year before we had the big cold snap.

I'm still saving my snowmobile $$ for an iceboat. We only got good ice on Lake Joseph a few weeks ago...

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#128925 - 03/01/06 09:56 PM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
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I've always wanted to try ice boat sailing (I used to windsurf a lot until the kids came along). Back when I used to live in S. Ont. I’d occasionally drive by Hamilton Harbour and Coots Paradise area and see the boats flying across the ice. With a good wind it looks like it’d be a blast

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#128926 - 03/01/06 10:15 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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Time to update your avatar, Mark!

(who am I to talk, though)
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#128927 - 03/01/06 10:37 PM Re: Why do we live here?
bridgman Offline
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>>I'm still saving my snowmobile $$ for an iceboat.

D'oh !! Did I say iceboat ? I meant airboat. A 16-foot aluminum boat with a 454 or 502 V8 on the back...




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#128928 - 03/01/06 10:39 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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ok, now I can talk.
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#128929 - 03/02/06 11:18 AM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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I guess I see something new every day Next I'll hear about you guys snow surfing.
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#128930 - 03/04/06 10:38 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Paul350Z Offline
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It was kind of chilly here in Southern California and it didn't even break 65 degrees. It should be better tomorrow and it's going to be 70 again!

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#128931 - 03/05/06 01:28 AM Re: Why do we live here?
St_PatGuy Offline
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Paul, greetings to a fellow Southern Californian! And yes, it has been cold here lately (as far as local standards go). After a dreary week the weekend is shaping up nicely.
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#128932 - 03/05/06 09:07 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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Perfect March-in-Muskoka day here yesterday. It was only -3*C and soooo sunny. My girlfriend and I put on some sunblock and took a picnic down to the boathouse - had to get through snow past our knees to get down there - and put our Muskoka chairs out on the ice, sheltered from the wind, and had a fabulous lunch in the sun. The snowmobile trail runs right past there so friends were stopping in for a little chardonnay as they sledded by . . . now that's what winter should be like! I love March!
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#128933 - 03/05/06 09:36 AM Re: Why do we live here?
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but I thought chardonnay was supposed to be served chilled, not solid!
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#128934 - 03/05/06 10:38 AM Re: Why do we live here?
bridgman Offline
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#128935 - 03/05/06 03:57 PM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
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Yesterday was a perfect March day in central Alberta as well. Sunny and -8C. Eight of us went out for a couple hours of ice fishing and caught a few lake trout for supper. No chardonney though, just a little scotch and lake ice shards from the auger hole.

Ice fishing in March is the best.

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#128936 - 03/06/06 10:26 AM Re: Why do we live here?
BruceH Offline
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Sheesh! If my wife saw this thread, she'd be hounding me to move! We just got dumped on twice with about 6-8" of fluffy snow the end of last week and about another 4" of the heart attack stuff last night. Can't wait to get home and shovel .

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#128937 - 03/10/06 12:17 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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I live in the Central part of So. Calif. woke up this morning and we are snowed in. First time we've been stuck in the 4 years we've lived here. I'm ready to go back to the O.C.

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#128938 - 03/10/06 03:22 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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It's also snowing here in San Jose, CA. Never in my adult life has it snowed here at ground level. Every other year or so we get snow on the high peaks around town above ~1500ft, but snow on the ground is very unusual around these parts. It's been a weird year for weather that's for sure.

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#128939 - 03/10/06 04:02 PM Re: Why do we live here?
richeydog Offline
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Not a hint of snow in Fresno yet...but there was a 10 min. period of hail about 10:00 a.m.

Possible snow later tonight. Woohoo!
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#128940 - 03/10/06 04:10 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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I'm in Canada, 10c/50f this morning NO SNOW for weeks.
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#128941 - 03/10/06 04:13 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Tharkun Offline
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Sunny and 65 here, but the hill tops have some snow from last night.
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#128942 - 03/10/06 05:18 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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Ironically it's 65 and sunny here in NY
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#128943 - 03/10/06 06:20 PM Re: Why do we live here?
AshBoomstick Offline
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ummm..84 and sunny. heehee! it's always nice to sit out on the back porch with a beer mug full o' rum and enjoy a beautiful day.
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#128944 - 03/10/06 06:40 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
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I think someone switched our weather. That sounds like Calif.
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#128945 - 03/10/06 10:05 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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We're FINALLY expecting some snow in the local mountains down here. I think the news was saying snow levels supposed to come down to 1400ft or so. Kinda strange weather down here. Today it's gone from sunny to overcast to windy to rainy and back again. Driving home I went from windy and cold to rainy with low visibility to sunny and dry all in 25 miles! This is going to be an interesting weekend. . .
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#128946 - 03/10/06 10:52 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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Yup. The coasts seem to have traded weather today. This weekend is going to be like I never left California.
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#128947 - 03/10/06 11:06 PM Re: Why do we live here?
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One of the guys from our Santa Clara office was up in Toronto for the week. He lives in the hills near Santa Cruz.

He called his wife today and gave me a funny look when he got off the phone. Apparently it was snowing in Santa Cruz... and it was warm & rainy in Toronto. Something is odd for sure.

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#128948 - 03/11/06 11:27 AM Re: Why do we live here?
Gkarf Offline
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Loc: AZ,USA
We have little drops of wet stuff coming down in Phoenix area. First time in 140 some days!! Now there's a woo hoo!!Guy

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#128949 - 03/11/06 01:20 PM Re: Why do we live here?
player8 Offline
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Enjoy it. I'm not enjoying my 6+ inches of snow up in Flag.

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#128950 - 03/12/06 02:31 PM Re: Why do we live here?
Gkarf Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 79
Loc: AZ,USA
C'mon, gotta have a little snow pack...And by now you probably have more than 6" +. Hope you stay safe...Guy

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#128951 - 03/12/06 02:47 PM Re: Why do we live here?
richeydog Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
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Not a hint of snow in Fresno yet...




Two days later...nope, nada, zip, zilch. I guess it was too good to be true. Having snow fall in Fresno is quite rare.

The snow gods weren't listening to us. That or the local weathermen suck around here...
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#128952 - 03/12/06 04:55 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
3 days of snow now, the sun peeked out for about an hour this morning, enough to melt the roads so they can freeze right back up and make driving really fun.
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#128953 - 03/12/06 05:27 PM Re: Why do we live here?
richeydog Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
Tehachapi, right? My bro left Fresno friday afternoon with his family to go dirt bike riding in Mojave, CA. Don't know how much dirt there was to ride on though? He wanted me to go with him to hang out, but I wisely declined. Driving along and pulling a trailer up and down the pass in these conditions is not my idea of fun.
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#128954 - 03/12/06 06:52 PM Re: Why do we live here?
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Tehachapi it is, the 58 was actually shut down all last night, just opened this morning, looked like the traffic was backed up from Mojave to Bakersfield. Not a fun pass to go through when the weather is like this.
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#128955 - 03/12/06 07:08 PM Re: Why do we live here?
PaulM Offline
local

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 278
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Six inches of the white stuff that last 36 hrs in Edmonton area (Alberta). The sun came out and the kids and thier friends made the most of it making a snowman and snow fort this afternoon. Their mitts and snowpants are soaked, but they are all smiles.

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#128956 - 03/14/06 10:26 PM Re: Why do we live here?
kjs Offline
buff

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 48
Loc: Katy (Houston), TX, USA
Ok, so I don't officially live here but two weeks of freezing is enough for me.
The bossman says he needs me to take a little trip north to Alaska. Sounds fun, I hear Anchorage is kind of neat.
Oh, he says I won't be going to Anchorage but to some place that no one has ever heard of. I leave sunny Houston and it's pleasant 89 F, I arrive at the destination it's 12F. I check into the hotel and the clerk tells me it's rather warm. What??? The next morning I am driving to work and I notice the thermometer reads -7F and the wind has surpassed "brisk". Oh by the way, the wife shoots me an email saying she in the kids spent the entire day by the pool and got a little sunburn.
I also notice that when I leave the hotel for dinner, or whatever, I am all bundled up and the locals have a sweatshirt on. :-) How do you guys do it??
I have come to the realization that you "snow people" are tough.
BTW, I have discovered Alaskan micro-brew. . . maybe I need to stay a couple more days. :-)
Cheers to all

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#128957 - 03/15/06 11:15 AM Re: Why do we live here?
AshBoomstick Offline
aficionado

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 540
Loc: Richmond, VA
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How do you guys do it??

BTW, I have discovered Alaskan micro-brew.



it seems like you answered your own question!

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