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


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#286 Adalaide

 
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:33 AM

Send it here!!! We don't have nearly enough. We're going to have our third year with not enough snow, which will mean another bad fire season. We had some overnight. (I wasn't thrilled, had to drive home from some stupid sleep study, clean off my Jeep at 6:30 in the freakin morning. Is that even a time of day?) But it still just isn't enough. Overall for the state we're only at 76% snowpack, and that's with one county at 106%, which is the only one that has enough. Most are in the 70s, some in the 60s.

 

And it's still the law that you are required to keep your lawn green! I still can't figure Utah out. If the grass don't grow cause God didn't see fit to send rain for it, then he didn't mean for grass to grow there. But zero-scaping is illegal in front yards, so is edible landscaping. In the same newscast in the summer they'll be all blah blah blah conserve water, while talking about how to do so while watering our lawns. Here's an idea, DON'T WATER LAWNS. <_<


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

I wish we could ship some of the extra snow off to states that need it (in this situation)., not from having Nestle pump off the Great Lakes and sell it. All the extra snow might stave off some of the damage Nestle has been doing.  The Great Lakes have been shrinking.

 

Those are some strange laws about green lawn.  I have also seen what I call "dead zones".  There are areas that just won't grow anything, no matter what you try.  One of my old neighbors had an issue like that, right in the middle of the front yard.  Looking back through history it was once the farmer's junk pit.  I think it was once a sink hole to become the dump spot, and it will be a sink hole again because no one has been dumping into it.

 

Are some of the laws because of the "dust bowl"?


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#288 Adalaide

 
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:48 AM

It's very fertile here. It isn't like people want DIRT yards. Some people just want edible landscaping, or gardens in their front yards because they don't have a big enough back yard. Or zero-scaping because mowing is stupid. I don't know why the laws are what they are. I just know they're dumb. The city I live in is nicknamed orchard city because there are so many orchards all over the place. Some a few acres, right in the middle of the city. I significant number of houses have their own fruit trees. We do. The dust bowl was on the other side of the mountains I thought, I'm too lazy to look it up this second. Also, this is technically a dessert. So yeah, lawns are dumb.

 

Every spring for a few weeks I question why I moved here. My worst seasonal allergy is tree pollen. It's really beautiful though!


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

I received this email today:

 

On the sixth day, God turned to Archangel Gabriel and
said, "Today I am going to create a land called Canada. It will be a land
of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall majestic mountains full
of mountain goats and eagles, beautiful sparkling lakes bountiful with
bass
and trout, forests full of elk and moose, high cliffs over-looking sandy
beaches with an abundance of sea life, and rivers stocked with salmon."
God continued, "I shall make the land rich in resources
so
as to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants
Canadians, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the
earth."
"But Lord," asked Gabriel, "don't you think you are being
too generous to these Canadians??"
"Not really," replied God.. "Just wait and see the
winters I am going to give them!"

 

:P  :lol: 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

Love it, NVS! I'm not in Canada, but I'm not that far from it either, and I have to tell you, I have been close to tears the past few days! I can't TAKE it anymore! 17 below zero at my house and in some of the outlying areas it has been 28 below!!

 

I can't get the temperature in my house up past 53 degrees. My furnace broke and I'm using space heaters. Every night when I get home I pull a sleeping bag up to my chest, wear my winter coat, a hat, a scarf, and gloves - while I sit there and read. :o

 

At the shop where I spend my days I heat with propane. At $5 a gallon I have to keep the temperature low here too. I feel like I'm NEVER going to thaw out. :angry:

 

My jaw (that growth or whatever it is) that has been giving me pain and swelling off and on for years now, hurts SO BAD when it gets cold. I'm trying to make light of it all, but honestly, I've been near tears for a week now. The weather report keeps saying it's going to warm up, but they keep changing it and putting it off. It was SUPPOSED to be warm today according to last week's forecast. Now they're saying Tuesday or Wednesday. I need it NOW!!

 

Irish? Can I come live with you? :lol:


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:06 PM


 I shall call these inhabitants
Canadians, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the
earth."
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True dat. I can honestly say that every Canadian I have ever met...is indeed friendly, sweet and compassionate.  (and my maternal Gramma was French Canadian and she was the biggest sweetheart  ever!!.)

 

Irish? Can I come live with you? :lol:

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

Love it, NVS! I'm not in Canada, but I'm not that far from it either, and I have to tell you, I have been close to tears the past few days! I can't TAKE it anymore! 17 below zero at my house and in some of the outlying areas it has been 28 below!!

 

I can't get the temperature in my house up past 53 degrees. My furnace broke and I'm using space heaters. Every night when I get home I pull a sleeping bag up to my chest, wear my winter coat, a hat, a scarf, and gloves - while I sit there and read. :o

 

At the shop where I spend my days I heat with propane. At $5 a gallon I have to keep the temperature low here too. I feel like I'm NEVER going to thaw out. :angry:

 

My jaw (that growth or whatever it is) that has been giving me pain and swelling off and on for years now, hurts SO BAD when it gets cold. I'm trying to make light of it all, but honestly, I've been near tears for a week now. The weather report keeps saying it's going to warm up, but they keep changing it and putting it off. It was SUPPOSED to be warm today according to last week's forecast. Now they're saying Tuesday or Wednesday. I need it NOW!!

 

Irish? Can I come live with you? :lol:

 

Ugh. That sounds awful.  It sucks when you get cold and stay that way. I hope you thaw out soon. (hugs)

 

 

True dat. I can honestly say that every Canadian I have ever met...is indeed friendly, sweet and compassionate.  (and my maternal Gramma was French Canadian and she was the biggest sweetheart  ever!!.)

Yes. 

Thanks.  :)  We also have fat heads, eh?  LOL

 

Sigh... Florida does sound nice right now. Ground hog day went by and no one around here even noticed. I mean, of COURSE we have 6 more weeks of winter - only 6 weeks would be nice. ;)


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:14 AM

We have a few more days of this cold bitter stuff, then I think it is going to break! It is going to be 19ºF today. Tonight 2ºF Then again tomorrow 14ºF , 4ºFat night, but Wednesday Woot woot a whopping 22ºF :) Thursday and Fri in the 30's next tuesday :) 43º omg we will not know how to act!


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:18 PM

I hear you! It's supposed to get above zero by Thursday. Woo hoo.

 

I did a 7 hour car trip this weekend and it was so cold that the tires were making weird noises on the road until it warmed up to -20C. You should have seen the car, it was packed with extra toques, mitts, clothes, sleeping bags, candles, matches and lots of food and drink in case of a break down or roads clogged with accidents. Roads were pretty empty so no problems.  :)


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

Ugh. Winter is back in full force again up here. Minus 30'sC again with the windchill. Water mains are breaking and flooding some major roads with ice because it's so cold. I think it's supposed to warm-up to seasonal on Wednesday and then plunge back into winter. I can't wait for spring....sometime in late April or May.  Sigh.

 

NO ONE is allowed to mention crocuses or tulips blooming this week or you will risk my wrath!  :ph34r:  Brrrr....


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

Yeah, winter is back here too. The forecast goes up to next Saturday on which the HIGH is supposed to be 7 degrees!

 

I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

It's in the 50s most days, 40s others. The birds are out every day. It really feels like spring. I'm trying not to get my hopes up since it's February but I doubt beyond one or two more storms we'll see any more real snow or cold.

 

Sorry. Hope you guys find spring soon!


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:34 AM

This cold snap is the worst so far.  The little bit of melting caused a rush of slush to puddle into the streets.  Well now the streets are frozen solid and there are ruts in the ice.  This can jerk the car over 2 feet easy if you hit the edge of the "track".

 

Then there are the highly traveled roads that are clear of all ice.  POTHOLES are eating cars! People are losing tires, having struts and tie rods repairs, and whatever type of body work down.

 

Riding in a car over potholes is like being spanked on your bottom.  Some one was speaking to me while driving on a pothole filled road.  They sounded very calm for what was sounding like they were in a rollover car accident.

 

A "paved" road was sooo bad, they gave up and poured dirt and pebbles over it.  Someone saw tire tracks on a back road that people are choosing to go off the road and run next to "road".  (if it appears that it is not inhabited area that would be someone's front yard.)


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:56 AM

-12 at 6 am :blink:

 - 5 now at 9 am :blink:

 

And I am not even in Canada :P

 

I AM SOOOOO DONE WITH WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Seriously  time to consider moving to a bit warmer climate .


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

No kidding.  The temperature was -11 at 8:30 this morning.  The kids in local areas had school today because there are no snow days left. :huh:

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed peeps don't end up with frostbite or serious car accidents from this cold and ice.


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