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Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 01-11-2004 at 04:16:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was reading the previous messages and I have come to the conclusion that some of the people in here just ain't right.I am down here in north Georgia and it is 7:00am and 21 degrees.It ain't balmy down here,it's durn cold.Yesterday it got up in the forties and I wouldn't call that a beautiful day.I currently have my backside almost up against this woodstove and will continue in this position until it gets above 30 or 40 degrees.I hate to even get far enough away from the stove to get more red oak off of the pile to throw in it.I thought that if a person drank antifreeze that it would kill you but some of you people up north must be drinking it to say how wonderfull this weather is.

Fawteen    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:24:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
After a week of below zero temps and wind chills in the -20 to -30 range, I'd give my left one to see +20 again. Be running around in a tee shirt and bermuda shorts...

Dieselrider    Posted 01-11-2004 at 09:20:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey coon catcher, You come to Pa. tomorrow it's supposed to be +30. You can keep the left one though, no thanks, nope- nix!

Ayuh...    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:59:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am looking forward to tomorrow...They say we will see + numbers...Then I can go out and drag in more wood...

I needed this cold...Darn near didn't get the tractor back up and out from behind the shed last week...Had one inch of frost on top of 15 inches of mud...

Now I can get my sugar wood out ...


TnDave    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:19:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya! My thermo says 18, officially it's 21. I'm on my 2nd cup. I need to go out and check on that hog, but it's gonna take one more cup first. I guess I'm a slow starter.
Hey, were abouts in N.Ga. are ya? I lived in Ringgold for a few years. Now I live in Apison, Tn now. Almost on ths Ga. line right where Cleveland and Dalton meet.

Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:23:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am in Rossville but I work in Chattanooga Tenn.

TnDave    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:31:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why yea, we'z neighbors. My wife went to Rossville H.S., our kids went to Lakeview when we'z down there. When we go to church, we go to Shiloh, The one with the lighthouse on 2A.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:10:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I keep tellin y'all...

If Mother Nature didn't try and kill me a couple-three months a year, I just wouldn't feel right...


TnDave    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:25:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'z wondering why in the world anybody would live up there and go thru all that. I guess now I know. Some of you just kinda need a little jolt from near death...frezation stimulation to keep ya going? :)

Dieselrider    Posted 01-11-2004 at 09:34:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
It makes us appreciate summer all the more! Actually I too deal with the cold better than the heat.Although I can hardly wait for the spring plowing.

deadcarp    Posted 01-11-2004 at 08:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i've often wondered that myself and the fact is - we spent 30 years in california but got tired of the boring weather. it never really rained or snowed, no real thunderstorms, nuthin. so it became apparent that if you like seasons, it's best to go where they are.

if i go outside awhile every day, pretty soon i can work without gloves at 30, then 20 etc. your blood thins out and flows more freely in winter - hair grows faster - all kindsa things change.

we get real blizzards here - the kind that wanna tear the place apart, where the wind howls, snowdrifts build and you can't see past the storm window. sometimes a thunderstorm lights up the night and the clouds seem to roll right over the cabin. we're on a flood plain so sometimes we get an excuse to stay outa town cuz we'd need the boat to get there. in summer the river's full of cute canoeists, summer gets too green, the garden finally sprouts and just repels the earth, neigbors visit by boat, fishing on the way - why miss all this free scenery? :)

Fawteen    Posted 01-11-2004 at 05:52:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tennessee might not be too bad, but I lived in Florida for 5 years and South Carolina for 3 years. Nice places both, but it convinced me of one thing: I HATE HEAT AND HUMIDITY!!

I can deal with -20 a WHOLE lot better than I can deal with +100. Ya can't run an air conditioner on wood, and they's only so many clothes ya can take off before the neighbors start complainin' (or gagging...)

Fawteen, who is with Salmoneye on this one.

dig    Posted 01-11-2004 at 08:48:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me too. I lived in south Florida for 2 years and the weather is boring. There was 1 week it got down to 65F and 50F at night. Natives were running around in their parkas whining about how cold it was. Give me the upper Midwest any day. As the saying goes, "If ya don't like the weather, wait a day, it'll change."

TnDave    Posted 01-11-2004 at 06:06:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess some people are just heat tolerant and some are cold tolerant. Here, there is about 2 weeks of really hot weather, seems to come right before fall breaks. I hope we have plenty of cold this year to kill some dang bugs!

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