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Cold Snowy Winter Comin'............ Git Ready


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#1 Candy

 
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:15 PM

Gonna be a traditional winter this 2013, with bitter cold and snow.  Lookin' forward to it, but I hope I won't freeze to death or slip and bust my hip ,but somebody probably will.
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/2013/08/26/the-farmers-almanac-outrageous-forecast-a-stormy-super-bowl- 
 
What I'm gonna do is get a big bag of rock salt( to melt the snow around my door) as soon as I see it being sold,usually not til late November. But Almanac said it might freeze over before that.
 
Winter Shopping List
Warm socks ,some angora blend
water and cold proof moon boots
I like extra oatmeal,beans(for soups)needed dry goods,for baking,and gluten-free flours
medicines,over the counter and prescription
my mom thinks a kerosene heater is good to keep in,just in case the electricity good off.And kerosene.
knitting yarn-to knit at night
sweatshirts-I got 1 at Walmart....
I'm looking for an ideal fleece hat...
turtlenecks,not for dinner-but to wear
What do you do to prep for the cold ,wintry weather?
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#2 love2travel

 
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

Until one experiences our winters in northern Canada, you haven't lived. :-P. Last year we had snow on the ground continuously from October 10 to May 4. Not good. But we are used to it so prepping is automatic. We are always in Europe for October so must winterize everything before leaving. Yucky winters!!!
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:10 AM

 I always make sure the car is ready too.  I keep a fleece blanket, water, non-perishable gluten-free food, first aid kit, candle and flashlight.  In my everyday "go bag" I keep spare medications, extra cell phone battery, wet wipes, tissues, umbrella and sunscreen, gluten-free snacks and water.

 

I've been caught in Ohio weather too many times not to be prepared.

 

At home, I overstock water and non-perishables,  toilet paper, etc., batteries, candles and such.

 

I especially look forward to the first snow!

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:43 AM

I already got my fleece lined bootie slippers, and I'm wearing them.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:15 AM

We have to pick up a quad with wench and snow plow.  Waiting for the VIN number for street insurance.  At least this can be used for fun off roading, when we don't have to clear snow.  I will still have to hand shovel the walk way to the house.  <_<


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:16 PM

It is only 3C, cloudy and very windy at 2:15 pm. Not exactly balmy. Yucky.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

I keep a snow shovel in the car so in case it snows while I'm at work, I can shovel a path to the garage when I get home. I keep one in the garage so I can leave the first shovel in the car once it's parked, and shovel a path to the house. And of course I leave on in the house, in the closet by the back door so if it snows overnight, I can shovel a path to the garage. I also keep ice melt (I don't use rock salt because it's bad for concrete, plants, and especially the paws of our furry friends) in the car, at the shop, and in the house.

 

Actually, we don't usually get much snow here, and although MOST of the country is in for it according to the almanac, the upper midwest is not.

 

I don't usually keep any extra food on hand because I have to come out every day to open the shop anyway, and the grocery store is right down the street.

 

One thing I always do though, is stock up on everything I can when it's on sale so I don't have to buy when money's tight because of heating bills. I buy extra hair spray, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, TP, paper towels, cleaning products, make-up, whatever else goes on sale and won't go bad. I still have to buy food in the winter, but if I've got plenty of that other stuff on hand, not only don't I have to spend so much when I don't have much to spend, but I don't have to take any trips to Family Dollar or ShopKo.

 

Oh yeah, I DID buy an extra comforter when it went on sale in the spring, and a big THICK, long and fuzzy robe. I also found some fake fur lined, really warm slippers that come up past my ankles, on sale four or five years ago at K-Mart. They were only $7 a pair so I bought all four pairs that they had in my size. I just broke out the second pair toward the end of last winter. I'll probably never need to buy slippers again.


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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

I have my candles, lighters, batteries and car power cable chargers for my electronics in reach at all times - (I have enuff food in my pantry to feed all of Psillieville!)! When Nemo hit we watched High Fidelity in our car with the heat cranked up. Wish we had $ for a back-up generator. Unfortunately the Farmer's Almanc is regularly spot on! Brrrr... I still want to have fun in the sun at the beach!!!
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

Yeah, I've got candles too. LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM!!! And in the nine-plus years I've been here, we only lost power once, and that was for about an hour.

 

(But it's OK. I burn candles in the evening anyway. Makes for a nice mood while I play my guitar.)


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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

I'm a candle hound too.  Always a few burning.  

 

Bart, your nightshade - joint pain connection has me jumping up and down.  I can hold my full coffee cup in the morning.  So far so good.  Thanks.

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

Here in Czech the recent years have been mild, usually it's minus 10 to 20 centigrade and snow on the ground for 3-4 months. I hate the cold. 


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

Utah got a really cold winter last year. Snow I can handle, I'm used to it from growing up in PA. We actually get surprising little snow in the valleys in Utah. The cold though? I thought I left that nonsense behind me when I headed west.

 

I keep food, water and a blanket in my Jeep. I have no intentions of getting stranded without those. Strangely enough, I don't talk to a lot of people here to prep their cars. Where I grew up though it is simply common sense because you never know when you might find yourself stranded for a few days if a storm is worse than you thought it would be.

 

We're also always emergency prepared here anyway, so nothing special to do for winter. We live in on a fault line and are actually due for the next large earthquake. I forget the timeline but I think they discovered there is a pretty bad one every 200 or 300 years and has been for the past few thousand years. We're slightly past due. We have food and water storage that will see us through until services can be restored, and will surely be enough for bad winter storms if we find ourselves out of power or without water. We also keep go bags in case we would need to leave, either walk out if things were bad enough or evacuate in case of a wildfire.

 

Bad winter? Psh... bring it on.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

I'm a candle hound too.  Always a few burning.  

 

Bart, your nightshade - joint pain connection has me jumping up and down.  I can hold my full coffee cup in the morning.  So far so good.  Thanks.

 

Colleen 

I'm SO glad!! It's worth giving up nightshades if it means less pain, and heck, sweet potatoes are better for us anyway. :)


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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

I live in Michigan , we can have some rough winters also. 3 years ago we had an icy winter, went out to feed the cats, and boom slipped and broke my wrist. That was the second time I broke my wrist. 1st time I was barefoot in the garage because our basement had flooded and I took my shoes off to clean up, slipped in the garage and broke my wrist I tried not to land on my bottom because I had already had back surgery and didn't want to injure that again ... 

One year hubbs was moving a big playhouse , you know the ones on stilts, or way up anyway, well they cut the legs at the ground and had it tipped 3 of us were holding it up. Hubbs said you got it? to his buddy, buddy said nope , so on the count of three we let it drop on the trailer. 1.2.3. boom right on top of me it went. I got a broken leg out of it. right below the knee. They took bone from my hip to repair it. So my last broken wrist was also a pretty bad break. When I was all done healing and going to the specialist the last words I heard was "And we don't have any idea whats going on with your bones"  

For the last 3 years I have been trying to be sooooo careful going out in the snow and ice. But now at least I know why I have weak bones...... Celiac can be so silent at times. 


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

I live in Michigan , we can have some rough winters also. 3 years ago we had an icy winter, went out to feed the cats, and boom slipped and broke my wrist. That was the second time I broke my wrist. 1st time I was barefoot in the garage because our basement had flooded and I took my shoes off to clean up, slipped in the garage and broke my wrist I tried not to land on my bottom because I had already had back surgery and didn't want to injure that again ... 

One year hubbs was moving a big playhouse , you know the ones on stilts, or way up anyway, well they cut the legs at the ground and had it tipped 3 of us were holding it up. Hubbs said you got it? to his buddy, buddy said nope , so on the count of three we let it drop on the trailer. 1.2.3. boom right on top of me it went. I got a broken leg out of it. right below the knee. They took bone from my hip to repair it. So my last broken wrist was also a pretty bad break. When I was all done healing and going to the specialist the last words I heard was "And we don't have any idea whats going on with your bones"  

For the last 3 years I have been trying to be sooooo careful going out in the snow and ice. But now at least I know why I have weak bones...... Celiac can be so silent at times. 

Ouch broken bones hurt, and winter is the worst time to break them too. I also live in Michigan, and it's getting colder here. I know I am stocking up on inside activities like crochet, and some new recipes.


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