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Old 12-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #31
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Yeah, outdoor work is TOUGH. I know one of those water line guys and he works 12 hour shifts and says they have to bare handed work down there and it is steamy too as the ground is warm down there. Gotta love firefighters too. Putting out a house or large fire in -35 to -40 F with a wind where I am is brutal and they do it without complaints.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #32
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Weather/Storm stories - here's one.
Don't remember if it was back in the 80's - 90's - back then.
Up early - weather report says it's 80 degrees below zero at O'Hare,
airport - Chicago, IL. (With wind-chill)
I've got to go out 40 to 50 miles, West of O'Hare -
Maybe, it's warmer out there!
No!

I got something done -
Also, "frost-bitten" fingers!

"The weather outside is frightful: but the fire's so delightful...."
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #33
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People think we freeze to death in the Great White North. Only foolish or stupid people who go out driving after drinking, have no emergency clothes or go out in zero visibility blizzards and get themselves in trouble have that problem. I just stay home in the igloo and throw another log on the fire.
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People think we freeze to death in the Great White North. Only foolish or stupid people who go out driving after drinking, have no emergency clothes or go out in zero visibility blizzards and get themselves in trouble have that problem. I just stay home in the igloo and throw another log on the fire.
That's the biggest thing. If it's that cold out, you stay home! If you must go out, you prepare as necessary. I saw some kid riding a bike down the street yesterday, on the snow and ice, wearing shoes, socks, basketball shorts, sweatshirt, and ball cap. It was -7 at the time. What the hell? Genius. Just genius.

I've lived here forever. I'm used to it. The next generation, I don't know...the college kids in town that come from further south (and from southern countries) are always shocked when winter hits. The university does a damn good PR job to let the kids know what's coming, but they are always surprised anyway. You can usually tell which ones, since once freezing weather hits they're walking around wrapped up in huge blankets and their cars don't move til spring.

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Got down to about 81 yesterday and about 72 last night. Keeps this up will need long pants.
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When we get winter storms and super cold temps, my friend from Bradenton, FL calls here to let me know that it's warm there and they have their windows open . Of course, she laughs as she's saying it.

I call to tease her when they are having a hurricane or tropical storm. I blow into the phone to simulate the sound of the wind.
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I just got to shovel snow for the first time - this Winter!!!!!!!
Wooo Hooo!!
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Ho Ho Ho---I'm going to have to dig out a bunch of cords and air hoses that are strung outside on a job site---

At least it's not to cold today---
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Well -
I don't know what you mean by "too cold"?!?
They're talking dropping temps and freezing rain - later today!
(I'm dreaming of a White Christmas!)
I used to "love" siding in the Winter -
Ice-melt on your scaffold!
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Also first shovel for the year... brought to mind a quote from the knave fighting the black knight in Monty Python: I've had worse.
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When we get winter storms and super cold temps, my friend from Bradenton, FL calls here to let me know that it's warm there and they have their windows open . Of course, she laughs as she's saying it.

I call to tease her when they are having a hurricane or tropical storm. I blow into the phone to simulate the sound of the wind.
My friend from Ohio calls me when it's cold up there I always say "wait a minute I have to turn the a/c down."
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It's so cold here that a lawyer was seen walking downtown with his hands in his own pockets.
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Ho Ho Ho---I'm going to have to dig out a bunch of cords and air hoses that are strung outside on a job site---

At least it's not to cold today---
you can leave hoes and cords on a job and they will be there the next day? That is saying something buddy, down here you don't turn your back on your tools while working or they are gone. I have seen in Memphis where I had to leave one of the men in the truck while we worked to keep people from stealing.

Talk about cold, like I was telling Mike, I hated to go out and bust ice off the top plate to lay out for ceiling joists, couldn't work with gloves either. Lay your square down and it is froze to the floor.

Still nothing but rain here today, durn dog don't stay out long though.
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Ho Ho Ho---I'm going to have to dig out a bunch of cords and air hoses that are strung outside on a job site---

At least it's not to cold today---
You are kidding, right? I had my son come up one flight of stairs to ask a quick question at an apt complex and in about 30 seconds, his coat and tools were gone.
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One of the trim carpenters in Memphis was upstairs using his nail gun, the compressor was downstairs, laid his gun down, picked it back up, no air, someone had stole his compressor that quick.
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This house is right next door to mine---Believe me---I took the good hoses and cords--the ones on site are just one step above junk---

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