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Hey, cold is what I got so I live with it.
Gonna be sub -40 tonight and will quite possibly stay there tomorrow.
Glad I bought a bag of popcorn.
Wood fires feel sooooooooooo good now.

Jeez. Double Jeeeez.

Sun ain't up yet, but it is 82F right now. Clear sky. No wind.

Two fargin days ago, it hit 39F <-- EEK. EEK.
 

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2 degrees
 

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-20 on the prairies of MN. Works for me. Animals are warm in the barn and the woodstove is running. We needed a good frost this year to compact the fill for our new shed. Concrete to be poured in May.

Reminds me of my winter in Duluth, the horrid winter of 2008-09. There were 45 days the temperature did not rise above 0. And I was living in a cramped, furnished apartment in a basement of a tourist hotel...I had just been transferred there when working for the Canadian National.

Here in my part of Montana, I'm further north, and higher up...but underneath me is the Yellowstone Caldera. All that nice, hot lava, keeping us warm...and waiting to blast upward and kill us all, instantly.

Sure beats Death-By-Obamacare....
 

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Jeez. Double Jeeeez.

Sun ain't up yet, but it is 82F right now. Clear sky. No wind.

Two fargin days ago, it hit 39F <-- EEK. EEK.

Walt, if you had our temps ya could use them snakes ya got down there for fence rails.:2 thumbs up:

We use the cold to get rid of all kinds of nasty bugs that the wind sends up here in the warm weather.

Chickadee's don't seem to mind it outside at all.
 

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Man that work shit ruins your whole day.

Yeah, we used to say something like that about some of our fellow railroaders.

He's a good drinker, but he has a real working problem!
 

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Man that work shit ruins your whole day.

Not really. In this case , no work = no home.
We are getting tired of living in 300sq. ft. of an RV !!!
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Not really. In this case , no work = no home.
We are getting tired of living in 300sq. ft. of an RV !!! View attachment 201329

You have it parked inside your barn shell, correct?

Can you set up a large fly off your front door, throw some burlap on the ground, and set up some castoff easy chairs, to have an erzatz living-space outside that little tube? It's rough, I know...but having rented a tiny cabin for two months, once, long ago, I know how claustrophobic it can be.
 

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You have it parked inside your barn shell, correct?

Can you set up a large fly off your front door, throw some burlap on the ground, and set up some castoff easy chairs, to have an erzatz living-space outside that little tube? It's rough, I know...but having rented a tiny cabin for two months, once, long ago, I know how claustrophobic it can be.

NO, our barn is being used for equipment repairs until our neighbor's barn is done. He is cleaning 4 neighbors property's & uses our place as his base of operations. In trade, he will take away all of our metal, we get the pittance of scrap $ and he will also take away our concrete & use it for fill on his property. We have hit a bit of a snag, as it was him that got injured with the hydraulics failure.

Our barn as a repair station. It is the only standing structure for miles around.
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This is our "home" until we rebuild, our macaw likes it.

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Much better than the RV park at the coast AND 1/2 the price !!!

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So do ya Southern guys get your thermometers for half price seeing as ya only use half of it?
Its not that they only use half of it, its the half that they use!
 

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Rain all fall & winter...
The Garonne River, south-west of France, has flooded way over its banks... And the snow hasn't even melted off the two mountain ranges that feed it...

PS - Best (imho) weather observation website (free) - GLOBALLY - with a TON of settings - & zoom in/out -
www.ventuski.com
 

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Rain all fall & winter...
The Garonne River, south-west of France, has flooded way over its banks... And the snow hasn't even melted off the two mountain ranges that feed it...

PS - Best (imho) weather observation website (free) - GLOBALLY - with a TON of settings - & zoom in/out -
www.ventuski.com

Thanks, dacrunch, I went there & I like it. I put it on my desk top !! :thumbs up 2::thumbs up 2::thumbs up 2::finished::finished::finished:
 

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Rough living.

No room to put up that fly...even though the place is cleaner, and the vista more pleasant...doesn't seem much you can do to avoid aluminum-tube fever.
 

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Just another day in paradise. 30 inches of snow last Monday-Tuesday. Another 8 inches last night. More forecast for Tuesday and Friday.
 

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Rough living.

No room to put up that fly...even though the place is cleaner, and the vista more pleasant...doesn't seem much you can do to avoid aluminum-tube fever.

Sometimes, ya just gotta bite the bullet.
We did get lucky by getting the most rooming spot in camp.
 

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Just another day in paradise. 30 inches of snow last Monday-Tuesday. Another 8 inches last night. More forecast for Tuesday and Friday.

30 inches is no paradise for me. 8 inches is nice ! JMHO :finished 2:
 

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Well the good news is that I finally got to use the snowblower I bought on clearance 3years ago. Of course it stopped snowing for years after I bought it. Finally got some use out of it the past week....
 

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At 40 degrees or less windspeed is irrelevant.

I ain't going out there!
 

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it was nice last week, high 60's all week.
the week before we had over three inches of rain across the two storms that rolled through, lots of wind...Az got snow from those storms...
today: fog, then sun with cooler breezes

overnight the fog makes everything wet but the sun soon dries it all out again

my phone says it's currently 50 outside yet it feels like it's 48, idk about those weather predictors, they're usually wrong

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At 40 degrees or less windspeed is irrelevant.

I ain't going out there!
at 50 degrees and 80mph, temperature is irrelevant...i ain't going out there on two wheels till it gets to 65...

once i get 'core cold' i'm a mess, but the trick is to keep moving (in this case, it would be to drive my truck instead)
 

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at 50 degrees and 80mph, temperature is irrelevant...i ain't going out there on two wheels till it gets to 65...

once i get 'core cold' i'm a mess, but the trick is to keep moving (in this case, it would be to drive my truck instead)
California, right? I ain't goin' out there on two wheels...until after the Bomb goes off and lightens traffic a bit.

Temperature, though. Sometimes you don't have a choice. In 2016, laid off from work, I thought I'd use the opportunity to clear some old business in my former hometown, out East...this was 18 months after moving here. Early May, and the weather was fine.

Until a cold front came in. I was on my murdersickle...thought I'd take US 2 across the Plains. Through Escanaba, Michigan, where I had worked briefly, and then over the Mackinac Bridge and down. Bypass Chicongo.

Nice plan. You know the saying; Man plans and God laughs. A cold front came in, sleeting and snowing, and paced me exactly. I thought I was going to get frostbite, even with heated grips, winter gear, insulated work boots. I could barely make 150 miles a day, for a week. And I was time-limited.

The punch line came later, when I found that the road crews had been spraying the roads with brine. Suzuki used to make a good machine. Used to. This was a new V-Strom and the paint hadn't been baked properly; that frame, all the hidden areas, just peeled and rusted...

No. There's probably no more touring on murdersickles for me, but if I do dare, the riding season is going to start, June 15.
 

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at 50 degrees and 80mph, temperature is irrelevant...i ain't going out there on two wheels till it gets to 65...

once i get 'core cold' i'm a mess, but the trick is to keep moving (in this case, it would be to drive my truck instead)
My drive way is iced in and it's not melting off anytime soon..., but at my age, I usually like it to be at least 60 and that requires snowmobile gear.
 

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Not really. In this case , no work = no home.
We are getting tired of living in 300sq. ft. of an RV !!! View attachment 201329

After living in a tent for eight months protecting Kuwaitis from Sadam because they were directional drilling into his country, I have sworn off camping.

WY finally is acting like WY. It's been uncharacteristically mild for winter here but just as long as usual. Negative temps for at least ten more days or, so the forecast says.
 

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After living in a tent for eight months protecting Kuwaitis from Sadam because they were directional drilling into his country, I have sworn off camping.

WY finally is acting like WY. It's been uncharacteristically mild for winter here but just as long as usual. Negative temps for at least ten more days or, so the forecast says.
You had no choice & we have no choice. WTF, over !!:shit happens::don't    know2::dduck::dduck::dduck:
 

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I got a choice.

I got an option. I'm trying to decide whether to use it.

I have held off any travel for the last year. I was gonna go to Floriduh for Christmas, but that didn't happen. And I was gonna go in January, but that didn't happen - I didn't know if Old Georg, there in the Caymans, would order up paychecks for more shock troops.

Now we have the idiocy of triple-masking, but I have a rudimentary medicine cabinet.

And now, winter...as noted...has finally come. Snowing hard all day today. Temperature right now is 23, and that's the warmest it's been in 36 hours.

I could just load up, and blow this icebox for six weeks. I have the money; I even have the road food. I have a van I can sleep in, easily...even got electric heat, if I want to plug in somewhere.

Trying to decide.
 

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My drive way is iced in and it's not melting off anytime soon..., but at my age, I usually like it to be at least 60 and that requires snowmobile gear.
and my usually cold ass can completely admit:
I'd love to jump a snowmobile

one of the powered rides i've not controlled, even if i'm in full control or not

and powder can make the landing softer...and make the body easier to hide from the passing snowmobilers...probably why i've not done it

:beer:


snicker...yet
 

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question:
does anything 'flick' off the back seat of a snowmobile, in deep snow, easily?

asking for a friend
 

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It warms my heart to see most of Ohio getting snow!
 

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Just another day in paradise. 30 inches of snow last Monday-Tuesday. Another 8 inches last night. More forecast for Tuesday and Friday.
Another 2 inches this morning, 5 inches forecast for the day. More coming on Thurs-Fri.
 

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It warms my heart to see most of Ohio getting snow!
Why is that?

Doesn't Ohio get snow anymore? It's been 13 years since I left...has Glow Bull Warming brought them into the sunshine?
 

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It warms my heart to see most of Ohio getting snow!
Was a wet snow, tried using the snow blower - to wet.
Got the tractor out - put on the blade - snow gone off drive now.
Almost nice out in the 30s.

However, I think the mail lady is stuck somewhere out there, as she hasn't showed herself yet.

Dave, your turn is coming, Ha! We usually get your left overs unless they go on north.