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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A balmy -9C in T.O today. Froze my tush off walking the dogs. My fingers were so friggin' cold, I couldn't untie my boot laces!


Dined alfresco again last night, brother.

You are only what, 3 months away from warmer weather? Razz


Don't rub it in on these poor folks. Cool 73 here, partly cloudy. Hi expected 79.
I was at little league practice this evening in Sonoma County and had to wear 3 layers! Man it was cold. Several coaches talked about leaving ASAP and go home - light a fire, open a red wine with their spouse, etc. You can only do so much for the kids, right? Oh well I suppose I could go back a few years and shovel 4 feet of snow off the deck, wake up and do another 4 feet all over again. Done with that crap.
Everything you get, we seem to get 12-24 hours later. Dusting of snow on the ground in my back yard this morning. At least all the rain you guys got the other day had fizzled out some by the time it got here. We just just got a drizzle after you got the torrential downpour. Good thing, too, as the local tax authorities already were about to re-assess my home as "waterfront" property, due to the new "lake" that has appeared behind us this spring. At least my basement is still dry, for the moment anyway.
Yesterday was the first day that made you feel like summer is over around here. After low 80's for the last couple of weeks it was raining and high 50's in the evening (cold for around here). Even turned the fire place on! I love this time of year. A little chill to the air in the morning and evening, but still warm enough to wear shorts for golf during the day.

The best part about the rain is its usually very clear the next day. Great views of the ocean to the left and mountains to the right on the way into work this morning.
We went 42 hours without power due to the ice storm. It was 45 degrees inside my house when the power finally came on.

I just spent an hour with a shovel breaking apart just enough ice in my driveway so that I could move PURPLE's car just enough to unblock the driveway. Hopefully we'll be above freezing just long enough today that I can get out and see if there are any provisions left at the grocery store. We're running low at this point.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Hopefully we'll be above freezing just long enough today that I can get out and see if there are any provisions left at the grocery store. We're running low at this point.


Good luck. At least you have plenty of wine.. Wink

As far as you Floridians are concerned, bite me. Razz

PH


Picture on FB yesterday of our local Whole Foods was wiped out, but D went on Thursday.

I just beat 3-4" of solid ice off of our driveway. Our local Yankee neighbor ( Michigan) was also out beating the ice. Both of our drives have a steep inclines. He was even bitching about the ice thickness. He lost a beautiful tree as well.

I feel for the 4000+ people stuck in the DFW airport since Thursday. Ack
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I just beat 3-4" of solid ice off of our driveway.


So, when you say "beating" ice, is that the same as "top-chopping" it and sliding it off? I find there is a little "zen" thing doing this with a nice heavy spade. Like a certain low-tech diamond-cutting, pick-the-right-angle skill involved, if you know what I mean.

Works best on asphalt, then concrete. Not so good on brick... Frown

PH

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