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Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #106
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Thaw, freeze ,thaw again with a terrible wind storm. Poor rink took a beating, but this deep freeze has given the perfect opportunity to repair in a hurry. The wind deposited lots of maple leaves and of course a Tim Hortons bag. O Canada.

These guys are not letting a measly -22c cold snap stop them
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #107
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So last week my area hit some much lower temps than normal, i dont recall it being this cold before and i have lived here many years. FYI it was 37 in the mornings, thats +37 mind you, and i just cant imagine how you folks deal with the negative numbers.

My hat is off to you folks that deal with anything below 40, let alone the negative numbers
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #108
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Layers. Its all in the layers, and then its actually tolerable. Undershirt, t shirt, sweater, vest then a goosedown jacket. . Two pairs of pants. Scarf over the face if you're walking.

The dog can't take it for more than ten minutes or so. Then he starts lifting his paws.

Sudbury Ontario was -34 to day, so I imagine Red Squirrel over in Timmins was at least that. I don't think there is much difference in -C or -F at that temp.
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Around here, when the weather warms up to+ 40f you will see people in shorts and tee's. No joke
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Impressive....just down right impressive......

Kids never fail to amaze you.....ice rink in the back yard and they want to play computer games....this past weekend it was in the high 70's....and we get the "Can we play Wii?" Yep, we said it......NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice job Creeper....how much longer will it hold up?
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Thanks Ddawg

its done now..or at least I'm done. Weather will be above zero all week. With actual sunshine. Average seasonal temp are 7 or 8.
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73 here last week and today and tomorrow it is snowing, sounds about right.
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Thats weird Jim. That we should get the warm while you get the cold. I just watched the weather. 10c or 50 F is predicted for later in the week here. Tonights low is.... ONE DEGREE .ABOVE ZERO>>>>>> HURRAY>>>>

It was 2c here today. All the windows were cracked open all day.
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Thats weird Jim. That we should get the warm while you get the cold. I just watched the weather. 10c or 50 F is predicted for later in the week here. Tonights low is.... ONE DEGREE .ABOVE ZERO>>>>>> HURRAY>>>>

It was 2c here today. All the windows were cracked open all day.
On no, you let out all your radon gas......
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On no, you let out all your radon gas......
Radon gas vs ccccold

Eh..I could step off the curb and get hit by a bus at anytime.
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Eh..I could step off the curb and get hit by a bus at anytime.
But.....you can see the buss coming.......

Having been 'up North' during winter (Winnipeg, -47.6 deg)....yea, I can see you wanting to open windows when the temp gets above AFC.

I guess I shouldn't mention that in the winter here...I still wear shorts....and still ride a m/c....and still mow the grass...(every 2-3 weeks instead of every week)
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Eh..I could step off the curb and get hit by a bus at anytime.
Yeah, but if you're hit by a bus it'd at least be quick, painless and cost the medical system next to nothing. Whereas with cancer you linger forever and end up bankrupt. Better to manage the risk ahead of time, it's a lot cheaper in the long run.
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I think someone missed the intended humor in my Radon comment.........
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Im rural..no curbs, no bus either, except in the nearest small town. On Tues. and Thurs I think..so I would definitely see it coming if there was one. But I could get half mangled by a combine harvester.

That would be slow and painful and messy.

Cancer on the other hand would be treated by the one of the worlds leading, first class cancer research hospitials, Princess Margaret Hospitial and it would only cost me a few bucks for parking.

Breathe deep.
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Breathe deep.
And swallow the air...............

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