I am so excited I could just take a long winter's nap and not wake up till spring.
My son is towing his race car from LA LA land Califunny to Florida with a stop in Atlanta and then he's coming to NH.
He has been skirting the storm for the last days across New Mexico, northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and now Tennessee along route 40.
Next is the turn south in Memphis toward Birmingham and Atlanta just behind most of the storm.
On top of that I have to fix the throttle control sensor on my Hyundai and get all my vehicles thru the NH state inspection.
It is hard to wait until the weather is warm enough to replace the T motor and put the motor in the A so I'll just take a nap.
PS. I don't need to hear from the guys that are experiencing 50, 60, 70 and 80 degree weather.
I am depressed enough as it is!
71 degrees here. Colder outside.
Don't be a smart ass.
Here in Winnipeg Canada we are above freezing and have had next to no snow
Thanks a lot Gary.
I didn't need that.
Try going outside and tell us how you feel!
Can some tell me if the sun still exists?
It I'd dark when I get to work and dark and dark when I leave
The last couple days the temp has climbed up out of the basement and has been flirting with the freezing Mark. Then today, for the first time since the beginning of December, it climbed up past 44 degrees. We're getting our January thaw. That means over the next weeks or so, conditions are probably going to go into the toilet.
Folks were anxious to get into Town.
We haven't had any heat on for a couple weeks. I am sitting here in my short sleeves without any heat in the house. However, they say next Tuesday it will snow in the mountains above 9,000'. Our mountains in this county are about 6,000' So maybe at Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead?
My A/C kicked on today
Richard - You might think you're making some of us envy your warm weather, however, I have experienced one of your hurricanes (one's enough thank you), your terrible drinking water, your bugs, and humidity that makes your leather shoes turn green in the closet! No thanks,.....harold ; >) grin!
From the home of the 'Frozen Tundra', we've got maybe 3-4 inches on the ground... Even some bare spots around the trees. Temps are forecast low to mid-30's or so, with a 30% chance for snow over the next few days. And you guys can keep your southern humidity year-round!
Its about time, we haven't made a nickel yet
so far for snow removal.
Yes Fred, the sun still exists. Sadly, no T's here in Ecuador but I have not worn more than cotton shorts and t-shirts for the last 18 months. No heat or A/C required either
I have had less than 2 inches of snow so far this season. It melted within 3 days. I love living on the shore of Lake Ontario!
Thanks Richard! Well, my A/C kicked on today too (heat pump), except it was HEAT mode!! LOL
Stanley, that's one "cool" pic of those T's parading down the parting of the "White Sea"...wow, and to think that pretty much had to be dug out by hand.
Harold, I attended a conference in Florida once in August. Every time I walked out of the hotel, my glasses fogged. A native told me that they don't measure humidity there in percent, but in gallons per acre...
It ain't over!!
We are supposed to get another 2 feet of snow starting on Tuesday and then another storm on Friday
The next time the snow plow goes by I am going to throw a rock at him - if I can find one!
Well the spring flowers are out and I need to get my fruit trees and grapes pruned as they will be budding out very soon.
I heated the shop today by opening the big door. I wish we had some snow here, even if it was just a little bit. I love the stuff but have to drive to get into it. We go on snow tours around here. Scott
You guys up north pay the price now. Here in South Central Texas, we pay the price in the summer months. Those 100 plus days in the summer do not make you want to do anything outside.
We have had a few freezing temperatures this winter, but no snow in some years.
Fred, do not read this, but it is 75 degrees outside and I have the front door open and it feels great in the house.
Scott. I would put some snow in the mail for you but it might not be snow by the time it gets to you.
Willie. OK. I will not read about how you leave the front door open but I left the garage door open this afternoon while I swept the snow and water out
Outside of hurricanes and bad water, the PNW coastal region will grow moss on your cars, mold on
your siding, AND it's miserably wet and cold about 600 days a year !
This is the time of year I get tired of the high desert winters .... three months in, .... enough already,
let's get on to spring, thanks, ... but overall, I'll take the 4 seasons and glorious springs, summers, and
falls of Spokanistan any day. Today is one of those teaser days .... clear skies, a little above freezing.
Turns the roads to muck, but stirs the cabin fever to get out and play.
To Dick Lodge:
Well Dick yesterday here in "Sunny California it was 78 or 80 I'm not sure but it was nice to say the least. Great day to do the fall/winter clean up before out spring gets here. Oh basking in the sunshine and warm weather. Oh, we are to get rain late next week.
Dick hope you all have a wonderful winter day
Fred, Sorry if you misunderstood. The cartoon was referring to my comment.
Outside now it's 20* and blowing wind. Feels like 15*. Colder next few days.
Everyone; Think it's bad where you are take a look at central Atlantic coast and NYC forecast.
Gary not a problem I laughed at your cartoon.
I did. not take it as directed towards me although some think I am a smart ass but I sometimes I wonder if my humor is considered to be that
Well we're supposed to get a pretty good whack here over Mon./Tues. They can't even give a decent depth amount. Never a good sign. We'll see.
When I hear people complain about inconveniences, I remind myself
what it was like in AFG.
NOTHING we have to deal with back home compares to the problems
we had to contend with in a war zone. More people need to experience
what REAL hardship and discomfort is to understand the difference between
a real problem and an inconvenience.
Never forgetting that makes it easy to keep it all in perspective. Too
many Americans have convinced themselves they actually live in Disney-
Here in Oz on Australia Day the weather has been benign at 22 degrees (C) with sunlight and gentle winds, a bonzer (really good) T touring day!
We are shortly off to the fireworks over Port Phillip Bay with 20,000 other Australians with young families. It has been a dinky di (nice) day
Great, here it comes. Tonight into tomorrow. If I could deal with the heat, I would probably move. But I hate heat more than cold. 50-65 degrees year round would be nice for me.
They are calling for a foot here tomorrow and 60 mph wind. Should be a good blustery day.
They are now saying we will be getting 3 feet of snow with possible hurricane strength winds.
I certainly understand what Burger is talking about.
Compared to ISIS, the invasion by illegals, the deficit, nukes in Iran, run amuck IRS, etc. a few days of snow is a cake walk.
You guys with lots of snow, count your blessings. It's snow that makes California the leading agricultural state. After the first day, when it's pretty for pictures, I'm not a big fan of the stuff, especially driving in it. But I sure wish we could have some snow or rain here. The Kansas drought continues.
Burger, when Anja was growing up in Holland, she and her siblings were not allowed to say, "I'm hungry." They had to use an expression that was roughly the equivalent of "I feel like eating." Their mother, who had lived through the depression in the thirties and the occupation from May 1940 to May 1945, told them, "You don't know what it is to be hungry."
We're up to Blizzard warning. Going to be a crappy day to drive to work tomorrow.
Gary's cartoon is from a Peanuts sequence where Snoopy is going around being a "vulture" waiting to pounce on non-moving creatures. Poor Linus has just gotten the feeling of being watched!
I hope I'm remembering this right--I was just a grade-school kid when this story theme ran.
Ah, more thread drift, I found this panel, which pertty much sums up the Vulture theme!
expecting 25 + inches of snow, should be interesting
Hoping for a least a tenth of an inch of rain...
According to MSNBC this snowstorm is the only new's in the world?? Bud.
Well Bud, it would certainly suggest that there's not much going on right now. Of course, in my opinion, news here in the good ol' USA is presented based on what can be sensationalized not based on what's really newsworthy. In addition to this problem, I find that when a subject is reported that I really know something about (there are only a few)I can identify numerous errors in the "facts" presented.
Seahawks are gonna win the superbowl!!
Bob is dreaming again!
Do not deflate Bob's dream .....
Waiting on my wife to get home from Boston. She was worried she might not get out before the storm hit, but she did.
If you listen to NPR, the only news worth reporting is same sex rights, legalities, and the like.
It is better than watching weather porn.
A bust! 4 to 6" total.
It's remarkable how bad the weather folks are at their jobs. Can't tell what the weather is really going to do even 2-3 days in advance.
Only half way through the storm and look at what we have!
Oh come on Fred, two sets of Weeds for your hack and you'll be all set. Quitcherbellyachin! It snowed here, too.
Ya'll just keep that funny lookin white stuff up nawth ya here!
Fred, since you are snowed in re-read the thread title and think how you might make the most out of being snowed in.
Bill I am an old Yankee thus I have the right to bellyache.
And more than that My mom gave me permission!
The WOOPIE part is because my daughter and two granddaughters are here.
My wife introduced the granddaughters to something called a book.
My son has finished his project in Atlanta and dropped the race car in Florida so he is headed for Binghamton NY.
Then he will make a dash to NH on Thursday between snow storms
Fred, it got worse, we hit 82 this afternoon. I had to close that front door on the house as it was getting to hot. (Almost turned the AC on) Even for here in Texas, that is warmer than it is supposed to be. A bit cooler and rain is predicted for the weekend.
OK Willie. You win this month but just wait until July and August.
In 2008, we set a snowfall record for Spokane with 8' of snow in December. Lots of
roof cave-ins and other mayhem. It was crazy. Really put the crunch of reality on the
Disneyland people who believe they are somehow "above" being inconvenienced by
Naturally, the news played it up like it was another Chernobyl. Can you imagine,
"innocent" people being FORCED to shovel snow ? It was "an outrage" !!!
The next year, December delivered 10' of the stuff !!! I had snow walls from the
snowblower nearly 16' high. I was hauling truckloads of snow off-site because there
was simply no more room to pile it.
The next year we got none at all. Haven't really had much since.
I like the snow. The more, the better. A little just makes things dangerous. A lot
keeps the idiots at home and off the roads, and forces everyone to adjust life back
to real time.
Houston hit 81 today (and I did use the AC in the car). Willie was one degree warmer. Does that mean I got second place?
From what I understand listening to the radio New York must have had a deadly storm as the mayor ask everyone to stay home and everything.
What was it,about 6 inches?
I have yet to figure out since when did it become newsworthy that they have snow up north? That is why Florida is full of northerners.The few that had enough sense to drive south till they found someone that could not identify the snow blower tied on top of their station wagon.
Mack, Maybe it's just me, but it seems our country, nursed by a whiner-oriented
media, is fast becoming little more than a bunch of crybabies. The Depression and
WW2 people are gone, and now it's just the Disneyland crew left to wail about being
Maybe it's the "PTSD" talking, but I am embarrassed by the "freedom to b!tch"
that our armed forced are ordered to defend. We aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto,
and this ain't my grandparents America anymore either. (insert puking icon here).
I too seem to have noticed an increase in pinning the blame for the hype about the storm on the media. It's deserved too. Just like the low pressure football thing. It would have died a quick death without the unrelenting hype. The storm obviously moved further east than predicted and no weather person was able to detect that.
Ayuh. Snowed a bit. Hafta move it.
Forecasting the weather is like playing a sports game. Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose. Very seldom do you tie. People up North, some still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, are gun-shy, and some down here in the Gulf Coast are still recovering from Hurricane Ike. Its a bit unfair to blame a prediction on a mayor. Its better to ire on the side of safety.
I meant to say, " ere on the side of caution". Neither my brain or spell check are working, this morning.
Or maybe even "err."
I cleared the driveway at 4 PM yesterday because my daughter is a hospice nurse and we never know when she will be called to go out.
When I got up this morning there was an additional 6 inches of snow on her car and the driveway.
OK Terry you can have second place
Fred,My Father In Law died at home from Lou Gehrigs Disease and i have the Uttmost Respect for Hospice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bud.
Fred good for her and kudo's for your support. My mother was a registered nurse for hospice in S/W Florida, she was very upset when she had to give it up (She was only 75) because she just didn't have the strength to move the patients anymore that was ten years ago, she thankfully is still going strong!
Thanks, Dick. I said spell check wasn't working.
I can't understand why people whine about the weather...Thay go from a climate controled house to a climate controled car to a climate controled office and all they do is complain about the weather! I work outside 90% of the time and I dress accordingly. This morning when I got up and out it was 4 below...I got dressed and went out side and I'm just getting back in at 4:45 pm I SURVIVED!
Funny spell check didn't catch thAy
That's guys. I am very proud of my daughter.
She had two beautiful daughters, went through a very contentious divorce, went to school to became a RN, took a few jobs to get experience, and now is helping families and people at end of life.
She is fantastic at protecting the families and patients from people that don't get it
On top of that she speaks Spanish (classic Spain Spanish) so she can help more than just English speaking families.
I might be screwed up but at least my kids are normal
I blame my wife for that!
After Anja's experience with hospice for a couple of months in 2013, I am of the opinion that "hospice nurse" and "angel" are synonyms....
Fred, your daughter is probably familiar with this article about the Ring Theory and comforting, but if she isn't, you might give her the link.
I sent it to someone who had been dumping on me during Anja's illness, and she then "got it." She apologized. It seems obvious once you read it, but sometimes people need to be reminded.
Nice weather here.
That Ring Theory is wonderful and very helpful, Dick. Thanks for sharing it.
Gary, Nice model T road but I think your hood ornament might be a little large
Gary, Nice model T road but I think your hood ornament might be a little large
Thanks, Mike. Being in the ring closest to the center ring helps to understand. After Anja's memorial service when people were offering condolences, someone came up to me (15 minutes after I had just eulogized my wife and while we were about 20 feet from an urn containing her ashes) and within a minute or two was telling me in great detail about the problems she was having with a bank in resolving an issue with her grandfather's bank account. That was classic "dumping IN." I managed to refrain from saying what I was thinking....
2 plus feet 3 days snow removal @ $100 Hr. now I
can afford new side curtains, probably cartouch.
On the bright side,the days are getting longer day by day!!Bud.