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Post 61

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

It is snowing here.... Several inches already.


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Post 62

frenchbean

Perthshire: still dark. Drizzling, +5C. Likely not to get light all day...

smiley - cheers
F/b


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Post 63

Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman

Nottingham: Cold, not raining, but still bloody cold nevertheless. especially when you have huge holes in your house.


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Post 64

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

Frikkin' cold here, this am. -11 Celcius (-20 with the wind chill). Nothing like trying to brush the snow off the car in a stiff wind. I think I got more down the cleavage than on the ground. I still can't find my hat from our trip out East.

Tommorrow, we have to remember to plug the car in. (for those who don't know, Canadians have engine warmers which have to be plugged in. Don't plug your car in, you have to call CAA in the morning to get a boost.)

Another joy of winter driving in Canada is anti-freeze which keeps your windows clean, or, rather, you use in an attempt to keep your windows clean.

Usually, you will run out along the highway while following a huge transport. The result is having to lean out your window in order to pull off the road to refill the tank, only to find you are completely out of washer fluid. You have to pull off every so often to throw snow on the windshield in order to give the wipers something to scrape the sludge of mud and salt (from the salt and sand put down on the roads after a snow). This concoction dries very swiftly. Almost as soon as it hits your windscreen.


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Post 65

Number Six

It is are not raining here also.

smiley - mod


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Post 66

Lady Scott

Snowed here in Lancaster yesterday - no accumulation, just flurries, but somehow it seemed appropriate for Dec 1st. smiley - snowman


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Post 67

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

There's snow use worrying about it, Lady Scott. smiley - winkeye


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Post 68

Lady Scott

Not worried at all. smiley - ok

We had a blizzard here today!

Ok, I may have exagerated just a teensy bit... it was just a little snow squall that lasted maybe an hour, and although it stuck to the ground, it melted quickly.


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Post 69

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

We had a little more snow last night. Just a dusting. This morning it was very cold. I remembered to plug in the car last night, but I think someone tripped over the cord last night because it both ends were barely connected.

The only thing I miss about the late-and-not-lamented "Rustbucket" (1990 Sunbird) was that the interior heated up in 2 minutes flat. Nothing else worked on it but IF you managed to get the engine started in winter, at least you'd be warm while you waited for the tow truck.

This is the same car I locked my keys in when I got out to scrape the windows. My house was locked, my mittens were inside the car, all my neighbours were out, and my mother was in Nepal. Luckily CAA didn't ask me for ID when I called, pretending to be my mother, to get a towtruck to jimmy the doors.


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Post 70

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

It is nice to know that people other Canadians also obsess about their weather.... -7C. (-16C. with the WCF)


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Post 71

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Wednesday December 3rd, 2003. 13.28

Well, I hate to have to report this to all of you in other parts of the world, but it's a beautiful day here in Austin - mostly sunny with a few cotton wool clouds, currently 71ºF, and no forecast of rain. It's what I would consider a perfect June day in London.

The landscapers have been in all week pruning the trees here at the complex... maybe we can blag some of the wood for the fireplace smiley - tongueout It's got to get cold soon, right? smiley - winkeye


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Post 72

Hi, I'm Tom. I started as a typographical error

I'm very happy for you Gosho.
Really I am.
Someday, when the next ice age makes the other continental 47 states
uninhabitable, we can all come down to live on your lawn smiley - tongueout
There's a new book about a great ice storm that's coming soon, which
will bury the northern third of the U.S. in ten feet of ice, ushering
in a new North American icecap smiley - yikes.

Glad to hear things are so dandy in Austin, Gosho. smiley - smiley


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Post 73

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Nice to make your acquaintance Wesley. You wouldn't happen to be an alter-ego of one of the other regulars here would you? That sort of thing is not unknown smiley - tongueout

Before you make plans for relocating to Texas, you might want to consider the possible danger from the super volcano located underneath Yellowstone Park. If that thing blows there'll be a foot of ash on my lawn... not that it's 'my' lawn of course.

http://www.solcomhouse.com/yellowstone.htm
http://www.rense.com/general41/yellowstoneupdate.htm
http://www.greaterthings.com/News/Earth_Changes/YellowstoneVolcano/
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22yellowstone%22+%2B%22super+volcano%22&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


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Post 74

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

Meet Gosho... ever the optimist, always looking on the bright side of things, always looking for the silver lining.... smiley - laugh


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Post 75

Hi, I'm Tom. I started as a typographical error

My former boss left the Boston area so he could move to Idaho, which he loved when he first saw it. He's pretty close to ground zero ("Gloriosky, Zero!" said Little Annie Rooney) if Yellowstone blows in the next few years. "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" would have to be renamed. smiley - tongueout

And, yes, Gosho, you are not the first to wonder if I am an alter ego of another researcher. If you find out, let me know. smiley - smiley


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Post 76

Number Six

No-one got my Hancock's Half Hour reference, then? smiley - blue

It was a cool and clear night in Bradford - not too cold, and quite pleasant for watching a match at this time of year.

smiley - mod


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Post 77

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Sorry, a lot of references blow past me without my noticing them, Number Six. Did you say that you liked to stand outside in the dark lighting matches so you could watch them burn? I'm not sure if there are any Bradfords in New England. smiley - erm There's a John Hancock company in Hartford, Connecticut, and a Hancock Tower in Boston, Mass....


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Post 78

Mudhooks: ,,, busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest...

For anyone who is interested, here are photos from my sister's trip to China last week: http://public.fotki.com/Mudhooks/shirins_photos-1/

It snowed again last night but is blindingly sunny today.


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Post 79

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

WARNING! May *not* contain nuts. smiley - sadface

It's cold but sunny and cloudless in Boston. I wonder if we're going to get a monster snow storm this weekend. Or monster rain storm. Or nothing at all. I have two concerts to sing in this weekend, so my plans will be affected by the weather. smiley - yikes


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Post 80

Lady Scott

They're calling for snow here tonight... and tomorrow... and the next day...





And I still have a *BIG* pile of firewood to stack so we can get the cars back in the driveway! smiley - groan

smiley - ermWouldn't do to have the cars sitting out on the street where the snow plows/salt trucks can run into them. smiley - yikes Might be different if we lived where the streets were lined with cars, but in this neighborhood, few people have a car on the street, so if the snow is too heavy, sometimes they just don't *see* the occasional car.


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