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  • Originally posted by CanDB View Post

    It's weird how us "northerners" can gradually get used to colder temps as the winter comes on. What you thought was cold in early winter gets to be fine a month or so later. BUT, most of us have a limit. For example, a wind chill that bites through your exposed skin in no time. Conversely, I know a lot of folks here, who like me, do not like it too mild in the middle of winter because it's messier in the streets, and sometimes icier as well. I actually don't mind it a little cold when driving, when the roads are dry. It's almost like driving in summer. But when you are in the middle of winter and the temperature hovers around freezing, it can be dangerous...and as no doubt, "wash car regularly" time!

    Don't get me wrong...I like a milder winter than when it gets really cold. When we were playing outdoor hockey, I would love a calm day, but no warmer than -10C (14F). You could work up a sweat any higher than that. And yes yes...as I get older, the sooner I want spring!!!! The only issue with that, given we have a Red River that can swell up easy, is a quick melt, and some heavier early rain....which can be a problem for many, especially those near the river.
    Don't think my body could handle those temps. "Wash car regularly" time?
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    • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post

      Don't think my body could handle those temps. "Wash car regularly" time?
      Haha....or just don't wash til you feel the need!!

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      • Nothing like a few days of "winter" to keep things humble....

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        • Originally posted by CanDB View Post
          Nothing like a few days of "winter" to keep things humble....

          Humble isn't exactly how I have been feeling...I won't post what I have been thinking....good grief.
          Albeit I know I know we need the rain.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGIZCM0645w

          Wet snow, rain and thunderstorms Wednesday...AGAIN.....

          Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 04-20-2021, 12:00 PM.

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          • Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post

            Humble isn't exactly how I have been feeling...I won't post what I have been thinking....good grief.
            Albeit I know I know we need the rain.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGIZCM0645w

            Wet snow, rain and thunderstorms Wednesday

            Hang tough 2MW. Crazy thing about climate here in the last 5 - 10 years, Summers warmer and drier on average, winters shorter and less cold streaks....but autumns that seem shorter, and goofy springs that appear to begin earlier but drag on...

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            • Yes, I know, I know... Meanwhile, I can only see Soviet concrete blocks as far as I can see out of the window... At least, it's sunny. I hope I'll be able to get there next summer, even if it's just for a week or two!

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              • Might s-n-o-w here tonight..might just go back to bed

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                • We've had another very warm/sometimes hot, dry summer. Drought like. Evidence of wasps running out of food so early (they love to invade us up on the balcony, with glasses of wine to attract them), and more grasshoppers than usual. Too dry until days like today, when we finally get a lot of rain. I think it's too late for the farmers, but if some benefit, all the better.

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                  • We're feeling the remnants of Ida. Confirmed tornado touched down in Annapolis, which is 20 minutes from here. Trees down, damage to buildings, power outages. Lots of flooding. Haven't heard of any injuries.
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                    • Because of the drought we had, and the above average temps, wasps have been a real pain in the (wherever they sting you)! They have been hungry for the last few weeks, and they sure like the smell of wine on our balcony! Our so called trap is not doing very well.

                      But yesterday I got a surprise as I sat down outside. Just as my back was easing onto the chair, I felt this sharp little jolt in my back. Didn't even see it, but it really did feel like a sharp "sting". Left a little bump as well!

                      Applied vinegar and it might have helped, because the bump subsided fairly quickly.

                      I have hardly ever been stung, to my knowledge 2 times before, but this one hurt the most.

                      The boys were telling me about all the golfers they know who have been stung lately, often in the back. Like my daughter said, they sure are little backstabbers!!!

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                      • Shocking seeing what Ida has done! If just the Hurricane 4 damage to the coastal area it would have been a disaster as it was. But the rain/wind even tornado activity in the North East last night was evidence of a super storm that just keeps on destroying.. I believe it is still fairly active as it goes thru The Maritimes in Canada.

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