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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Temps here are supposed to go back up by the weekend too.

We're only going to make it to the 40's though.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:28 am

SNOW!!! WINTER!!!!

IT'S HERE!!!!!! :Q :Q

AUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :bang: :hair: :cry2:

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:57 am

About 60 degrees F out today, and 100+% humidity. It's terrible out there. I'm growing mold.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:56 pm

Hamlet are you in the PNW? We are here and it has been one of wettest winters on record and one of the warmest. It is usually cold and frosty these mornings but the day time highs are back in the mid to upper 40s.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:35 am

Vana, I'm up in Northern New Jersey. It's been remarkably warm compared to Summer and Fall 2015, which is a blessing and a half since the very trees in the woods were dying and the river itself was utterly dry for a while back then.

Yesterday, it was practically balmy. This morning, the temperature was about 25F and there was epic black ice near the entrance of my community. I slid the last quarter mile down the mountain to the highway. Quite a bit of fun, actually, and one of the few days I'm truly glad to have a 4WD CRV on hand.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:52 am

OK, we had a fairly "warm" December with no snow.

That was really nice.

So now winter is here, but........

DOES MOTHER NATURE HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR A SNOWLESS DECEMBER IN THREE DAYS!!??!?!?! :x >-O :angry:

It started snowing Sunday, and has been snowing off and on since then.

No end in sight until Thursday. :(

Maybe.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:54 am

We're expecting maybe an inch, if hell freezes over, here tonight, just in time for the evening commute. Then back to the 50's over the weekend.

This is the strangest winter in memory as far as I know.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:30 am

Hamlet I did not notice that you got yourself a shiney!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!

Our weather here has just gone back to what it was in November, rainy and windy. :roll: I don't mind the rain but I get so tired of the wind!

LadyKat I know what you mean about Mother Nature doing an overdose on something that was missing from the normal. I hope that your snow does not continue and that the temperatures and the weather becomes more stable and livable!
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby notlistening » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:01 pm

LadyKat, please send the snow here! It's going to be 38C+ today and at least a million % humidity! I hate summer! Give me 2 autumns (Fall) an winter and a spring.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Hamlet---if I didn't say it before, congrats on the shiny.

nl---I would gladly send you all the snow, every single flake, if it were in my power to do so.

We get a brief respite on Friday, then we get dumped on again on the weekend. :hair:

I am already SOOOOOOOOOO sick of winter!! :(

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:27 am

Thanks for the congrats. Though I admit, I like my real life shiny more.

This morning, left for work and it was cold, but nothing more. Got here, gym, back to desk, and got a message from Mrs. H. demanding to know if I'd made it safely through the weather and whether I was dead in a ditch or something. :?

Much to my surprise, during the 90 or so minutes I was in the gym, it snowed here. Just a dusting, but apparently enough to cause worry. *shrug* Who knew?

And Saturday is supposed to be almost 50 again with lots of rain.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:56 pm

No snow today, so YAY!

No freezing rain either so double YAY!!!

Still might happen tomorrow. The snow I mean.

We were supposed to get hit fairly hard this weekend.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:57 pm

Hamlet it is good to know that you are so taken with your real shiney. It sounds like you are enjoying being married. Congratulations on that event again too!!! I think it is sweet how Mrs. H was so worried about you.

I know I worry about my honey with his long drive when the weather is not good.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:08 pm

Below zero wind chills and bitter cold here.

At least the snow is supposed to stop, except in the snow belt.

I'm so glad I don't live in the snow belt.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:34 am

Warming up slightly for the next couple days. We'll be in the mid-30's, which is pleasant compared to low 20's and 30mph+ winds.

Then, Saturday morning, they're predicting snow. Anywhere from a dusting to 3 feet, safe money on about 8 inches.

Yay. Actual snow. It's not ice.

I could probably live without it this year.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:35 pm

hamlet wrote:I could probably live without it this year.


I hear that!!!

I could happily live without snow all year around.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:49 pm

*insert angrish rant*

According to the latest weather reports, new estimates for by the time this stops in this area are 30+ inches. Blizzard winds. Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!

To top that off, Mr.s H and I are having electrical problems . . . of the really bad sort. The sort that burn down houses. According to the electrician yesterday afternoon, the main line in for the electric service and the main breaker and shutoff switch are partially burned and melted because the person who installed it is a blithering idiot and the home inspector who didn't catch it is criminally negligent. But, he says, we should be ok to stay in the house a few days until Wednesday until he can get the parts and crew together to repair it.

Except this morning, the problems start to get worse and something down there makes what is professionally referred to as a "really bad noise" and now we've shut off every single breaker except the furnace and the fridge, packed up into my SUV with 4wd and carted ourselves across town to family to stay a night or two. We're going to have the electrician over tomorrow hell or high water and have him make a serious determination as to if it can wait a few more days or if it must be repaired right now.

As soon as the roads are passable, I'm going to find my way to the home inspector's place and throttle him. Or present him with a bill. I haven't decided yet. :angry:
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:22 pm

hamlet wrote:As soon as the roads are passable, I'm going to find my way to the home inspector's place and throttle him. Or present him with a bill. I haven't decided yet.


Both. Do both.

Make him pay the bill first, then throttle him.

Hope you get everything fixed soon.

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:21 pm

Better to have you and Mrs. H safe then staying in a dangerous situation. I do hope they get it fixed soon for you so that you can return safely to your home.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby firetomysoul » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 am

I just don't remember being so miserable in the cold. Can't believe I'm actually looking forward to the sun shine.


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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:41 am

Three feet of snow. No power yet.

Inspector unthrottled claiming he has no responsibility to actually spot these things and how could he have possibly seen it. When I respond "OPEN THE #$)(*%@#$(*%&)(*@#$ PANEL NEXT TIME!!!!" he accuses me of being combative.

I need a nap.
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:27 pm

Fire as we get older we are less tolerant of the temperature changes. I was born and raised where winters were fairly cold and snowed each year. I loved the area and had no desire to change that. Well 20 years ago I went on vacation on the other side of the mountains and fell in love with the green and the water and the temperate climate. I moved there the following year and have loved it since. I barely go back to my old town because it is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. I don't hurt from the cold now and I don't get SADDs anymore because we get sun breaks every few days. You may be ready for a change.

I am sorry Hamlet but I don't think he can use that excuse since he is an "Inspector" They are suppose to inspect for hazards and troubles to approve or deny a sale. This would definitely fall in that category!
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:29 pm

Today the temps here actually inched their way up to about 41 or 42 F.

I don't know if it's the (sort of) milder temps and the absence of the bitter cold winds, the meds I'm taking, or the exercises I'm doing to strengthen/heal my pulled muscles, but I felt better today than I have in a very long time.

Or maybe it's a combination of all of the above.

Maybe I should move to more temperate climes.

Move over, Vana. Me and my brat cats are on our way. :P

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:26 am

Any time LadyKat! You and the kids would be more then welcome! :D

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:49 pm

I'm still hating winter, cause winter won't seem to let go.

The temps can't seem to crawl out of the 40's and that's during the day. Overnight temps are even lower.

Right now we're having a rain, sleet, snow mix. Yes, I said snow. With accumulation.

I mean, COME ON!!!

IT'S APRIL!!!!!! :x :angry: >-O

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby hamlet » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:17 am

Saturday afternoon/evening in Lancaster was beautiful. Temps nearly 80, sunny, lovely, except for a thunder storm that tore through just as we were driving back to the hotel.

Then, Sunday morning, 60mph winds and temps in the very low 30's. And we had to walk 6 blocks through the city with only lightweight fall jackets.

*shiver*
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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:00 pm

They had to cancel the home opener of the baseball game today.

It's too cold to play :roll:

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:58 pm

The temperatures around just will not get warm and stay that way! :x

We're supposed to get more snow this weekend. And not just flurries, it's going to stick. And accumulate.

I think I'll go on a groundhog hunt this weekend. Evil little rodent predicted no more winter. :club: :angry:

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Re: The "I hate winter" thread

Postby Ladykat » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:13 pm

Yes. Yes. This is April so far---at least where I live.

http://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2016/04/0 ... le_1424635

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