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      Gol-durn it, it's cold!

      I must be turning into a wimp, but $#!+ it was cold last night/this morning!

      From about midnight to bedtime:









      And a drum-roll, please:




      My truck started okay, but the throttle cable stuck when I started it and it went straight to redline for about 3-5 seconds while my frozen fingers fumbled to turn off the ignition key. I probably took 5000 miles off the engine's life with that single cold-weather start.

      Ready for some global (or at least local) warming, please.
      A big helping; pile it on!

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      isn't global warming great!




      They're calling for a global warming storm in my area tonight... I can't wait!
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      Yikes!

      It seems to be warming a bit here on the mountaintop in Afghanistan, for which I am thankful. Never had -31 here, though!
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      Here in Texas it is going to me 70's, lol. All I can say, lol, is move! I cannot imagine those temps. Ouch.

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      We received 3 inches of fresh snow last night but didn't go below zero. Where are you located DJ?


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      It was 63 here yesterday. (SC.)

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      About 70 in the swamp now and over the next two days it's suppose to warm back up to the 80's.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
      About 70 in the swamp now and over the next two days it's suppose to warm back up to the 80's.
      I can't wait to move back there!

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      Ahhh....-27F here yestersday morning with -40F + windchill.

      Global warming? What global warming?

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      I always hated the cold when I lived up North. Now that I'm down South where it hits 70 in February, I find myself missing it something awful. It was slightly chilly out down here today and still not nearly cold enough. I really, really despise heat and humidity... especially humidity.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
      I always hated the cold when I lived up North. Now that I'm down South where it hits 70 in February, I find myself missing it something awful. It was slightly chilly out down here today and still not nearly cold enough. I really, really despise heat and humidity... especially humidity.
      Yeah.. Same here. I have a potential job opp in South Carolina, and one big draw back is summers. Course i love snow (6" expected this weekend). So, do i complain about the cold (still not -31 tho) or the heat.

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      That sucks. Central KY just got hit with some freezing rain...UK cancelled all classes after 2pm today. I took my pup out around noon and she flew down the 15 wooden steps as usual. I hit the first step and from there it was just a blur of me grabbing the rails and yelling 4-letter words with no articles in between. I've been sitting here in front of my computer all freakin' day. My car is covered in a 1/4" of ice, so I'm not going anywhere. Sucks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      We received 3 inches of fresh snow last night but didn't go below zero. Where are you located DJ?

      Northern plains, on the North Dakota/Minnesota border. But heck, it's the SOUTHERN part of ND! It shouldn't be this cold in the south, right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by bps3040 View Post
      Here in Texas it is going to me 70's, lol. All I can say, lol, is move! ...
      We DID. Before this, we lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. Believe me when I say this is the "banana belt" compared to central interior AK.

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      Quote Originally Posted by cupsz71 View Post
      Ahhh....-27F here yestersday morning with -40F + windchill.

      Global warming? What global warming?
      I think I'm about 250 miles ESE of you, but that last blast came straight down the valley of the Red River of the North. Brrr.

      Supposed to be in the middle twenties (above zero!) this weekend.
      Go target shooting or hunting? Decisions, decisions...

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      Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
      I always hated the cold when I lived up North. Now that I'm down South where it hits 70 in February, I find myself missing it something awful. It was slightly chilly out down here today and still not nearly cold enough. I really, really despise heat and humidity... especially humidity.
      Not me. I hated the cold and snow when we lived in MA, and found out I still hated it when we had to go back there this year for Christmas. I'm hating the weather we're having now here. 70 one day and 40 the next. Give me heat. I can't wait to get back to FL.

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      39" of snow in one week in upstate NY, close to where I USE to live.

      I played 18 holes in a pair of shorts and a golf shirt yesterday here in Orlando. I think it was 72??? A little cloudy though.

      MOVE!!!!!!!

      The people are just as nice here, the scenery is different, but fantastic, and there are jobs, jobs, jobs... I think unemployment in Orlando is around 3%... Which accounts for all those who DON'T WANT a job...

      And you can concealed carry a silenced full-automatic pistol if you choose!

      JW

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      Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
      MOVE!!!!!!!

      The people are just as nice here, the scenery is different, but fantastic, and there are jobs, jobs, jobs... I think unemployment in Orlando is around 3%... Which accounts for all those who DON'T WANT a job...

      And you can concealed carry a silenced full-automatic pistol if you choose!

      JW
      Oh we are. My CCW application is in, my wife is in the process of getting her professional license reinstated (we lived in Viera from '02 - '05) and the house is going on the market in a couple weeks. Once it sells, it's back to fun in the sun, golf, shuttle launches, Disney World Resident passes, and no state income tax! I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I like it here in NC, but FL is truly where I belong.

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      Talking REAL Men (NOT Men in Tights)

      Buncha wimps!
      Up here in the Northwest, where there's snow on the ground from October through May, all the real men wear T-shirts and shorts all day long...and frequently all week long, too. And water usage is waaaay down.
      Everybody up here carries concealed, as you can tell by all the cold-metal-contact frostbite you see just behind everybody's hips, when their T-shirts slide up. Plumber’s butt is a major Washington art form.
      Ahhh, yes: Northwest Washington, where the men are men...the women are too...and the sheep run scared.

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      Ahhh........just about noon time and 60 already. Bright sunny, cloudless skies. Essence of spring!

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