First winter storm an a busy day

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by OldCootHillbilly, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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    Well, after the weather man bein wrong fer I don't know how long it hit. Woke up this morinin ta freezin rain, warmed up ta 31 an lots a rain, now the temps droppin. Highways ain't bad cause the state boys be out, but the side roads I don't beleive ya could stand up on!

    No choice but ta go out in it.

    Had ta go ta the shop an get the exhaust fixed on the truck, sounded like a sherman tank. We had a CERT trainin exercise (search & rescue) out in the woods. Did fine with the little pickup, but ran long an momma had ta leave. She says she didn't, but the evidence says otherwise, she walloped a good sharp rock an opened that muffler up like a can opener on steroids. Also busted it loose from the pipe. Oh well, it's quiet again now.

    Then off ta get the lp tanks filled, need one fer fryin the turkey tammarraw. The others cause winters comin on strong.

    Did the bankin an stopped an picked up new wool liners fer the mittens an did some Christmas shoppin fer momma.

    Came home an put ice melt on the deck an driveway (don't need momma doin a hoola dance, an it might save the garage door!), gonna be nasty tanight. They already advise no travel. Trees er alread moanin an snappin from ice build up.

    Momma called ta say she was on her way an we gotta go ta the store, got a few orders fer next week what need ta be filled this weekend, man I don't even wanna think what the stores gonna be like.

    So, I guess I'll toss some wood in the shop stove an get the basement door cut ta size. Gotta rehang that after the new tile floor was installed (oh lord what a project that was, I love rotten sub floor!) gotta get that done before everbody comes fer dinner tammarraw.

    Yall have a safe an enjoyable Thanksgivin!

    PS: fer those of ya what don't know what CERT is: Community Emergency Response Team, were a group of well trained volunteers what help out emergency services crews not only locally, buy in the area, the state, nationwide an even out a the country if our specialties er needed. Perty good group a folks. If ya get a chance, take a CERT class near ya, ya don't have ta join a team, but lots a good information what ta do if yer family finds itself in a disaster bein it manmade er mother nature.
     
  2. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving to y'all from the hills of old Kentuck. :beercheer:
     

  3. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Our winter-freeze just passed. Alberta hit the coldest place on the planet this week - even colder than both the north-pole or south-pole! We had some places in Alberta down below -41° (doesn't matter if it is °C or °F - either way its damn cold!)

    I did put on a pair of shorts when walkin' outside a couple of times and once thought about putting on some sandles. The bottoms of my feet were sticking to the ground at times ... :gaah:
     
  4. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    -41 ... Oh crap! :eek:

    You are right NaeKid that is damn cold!

    OldCootHillbilly - I hope all is well with your first winter storm ... and congrats with the CERT training. :2thumb:
     
  5. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    But we were lucky during our cool weather the wind stayed calm. Clear cold is easily bearable , add a little wind and Naekid has to put on running shoes to stay outside for long
    I,ll take a little cool weather over hurricanes and tornados and snakes ETC
     
  6. Aemilia

    Aemilia Zookeeper

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    Well lucky for us (haha) the truck froze up so we enjoyed being at home during the cold snap. I'm not to happy as I lost a chicken and a duck in the cold. I think Naekid has us beat though, and I'm happy to give him the prize! (And note that while I went out in short sleeves today at around 20 F, I did wear my jacket when it was hovering around zero!)
     
  7. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    Are you sure your not canadian???
     
  8. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    I draw the line at about 40°F/4°C. Below that I need a little more than short sleeves. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Aemilia

    Aemilia Zookeeper

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    About a hundred miles to far south to be Canadian. But 20 (or more) degrees warmer is a big difference. I guess I don't think its unusual. LOL
     
  10. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

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    It hasn't even come close to being that cold here yet. It's cool enough to keep the woodburner hungry, but the coldest wake up temp I've seen so far is 29 °. Right now (5:25AM) it's 50° and raining. Supposed to be an all day soaker.