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Les...fortunate    Posted 01-15-2004 at 13:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's about all you can do when it gets like this. It's 11o right now which is just about where it was when I left the house this morning. Windy but not terrible windy. Of course I don't live in a real windy spot, thankfully.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-15-2004 at 18:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never got to -10 here all day...

'Official' at the airport was -8...

First day all week I didn't cut any wood...Did do about 2 hours of other chores I had been neglecting outside...

Figured it was a good day to put the plastic on the windows...

Heard on the radio that it was supposed to get cold soon...

Spence    Posted 01-15-2004 at 17:58:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
'goin down to -20 tonite in the north country.
And that's about when I start worryin if I topped up the rad on my pickup with water too many times last summer. MMMMMmmmm, guess i'll check it now, naww, too late.

Fawteen    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leben degrees?? That's a freakin' HEAT WAVE. Never cleared zero all day, and been blowing hard too.

I got's blisters on my lips from kissin' my wood stove...

ret    Posted 01-15-2004 at 18:27:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Remember in 61 or 62, one winter in Ia we had 19 days in a row when it didn't get above 0. Had oil heat then, and could watch the gauge go down. When daughter was born in 67 in third week in Jan, it was 26 below. I think that record still stands

KellyGa    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:23:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't say I envy you today! It's a cool 50 here now. GOing to be down to 28 tonight, and it's a bit windy, bites ya a little. Spring is coming though, not long now, right? :) Keep warm, make a roaring fire and stick your toes up to it! Saw on the news where somewhere in New Hampshire the wind chill got to 100 below zero! Now that be cold!

Dieselrider    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:07:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, I don't know what we're going to do when winter gets here! Lol, It's about +7F here right now but the wind chill is -12 and it's supposed to get to 0deg tonignt without the chill. To think a couple weeks ago I was thinking we were having an early spring.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-15-2004 at 14:28:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Isn't this some of the same weather I herd some wish for last July?
My cold nose darn-well leting me know I'm alive.

Brian-2N    Posted 01-15-2004 at 14:23:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
11 or -11? It was -5 this morning for me, and of course I'm south of you.
I can't wait to see what it is tomorrow.
I work in Mass and they're closing all the schools tomorrow. Don't want the kids to freeze their tookies off waiting for the bus.

Willy-N    Posted 01-15-2004 at 17:29:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
School never closes around here for those temps? It will close if the heat goes off but our kids only have 1-2 snow days a year and it has to be bad. Guess it all has to do if the schools are used to it or not. During out 2 weeks of 35-50+ winds and sub zero temps the schools never closed and were 2 hours late on the buses once. It was -35 wind chill and lower for quite a few days. Mark H.

ret    Posted 01-15-2004 at 18:34:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in this county in Va, because the county is so rural and strung out, most of the students are bussed. They close the schools for just a trace of snow. There are no gravel roads here, on;y blacktop, and someone takes a drive around the area and if they think it is too slippery or snowy, school is cancelled. It has peeved a lot of peole, but there are a lot of busses in the stystem, and a lot of miles to be covered.

Willy-N    Posted 01-15-2004 at 18:42:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am driving in 3-6 inches of slush on top of ice right now with the bus and no chains on. I would hate to do that in heavy traffic since it is hard to drive on. Once our plows go thru the busses role. We have snow on the roads most of the winter but they plow all the time and sand. Mark H.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-15-2004 at 17:41:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it depends alot on the teachers in the local school system or at least on whoever has to make the call as to when to cancel. If that person doesn't like the cold or is affraid to drive in the snow then they cancel alot. Just my $.02

Willy-N    Posted 01-15-2004 at 18:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
They chain the Busses up here if it gets bad. Sometimes they are caught off gaurd with real wet heavy snow in town and will cancel the busses but not school 99% of the time. Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 01-15-2004 at 14:22:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Les, the best thing you can do is sit back in a comfortable chair with your guitar and sing an old Tom Paul song to your wife. "Put another log on the fire".
Later Bob

Cindi    Posted 01-15-2004 at 14:44:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Les, it's a bracing 70 here right now. But you know what? I know that your spring is much more appreciated and your fall is breathtaking. It's worth it in'it?

Bob/Ont    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:33:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, the lovely spring and fall will be nothing compared to the Cold Shoulder and Hot Tongue Les gets around the third verse of that old Tom Paul Glazer song when he sings it tonight. Sorry Les couldn't resist getting you into trouble.
Later Bob

Randy    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:24:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Absolutely worth it.

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