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Unread 03-07-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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There is no rainy season. Rain is sprinkled throughout the seasons.

If it keeps up like this, this will be the longest spring ever. Sometimes, we don't even have a spring. It just shifts from winter to summer in June.

Fall is the most beautiful season here. When spring happens, it is nice. For you, summer should be ok since it is certainly not hotter or more humid then Florida. So enjoy!
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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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If you don't mind my asking, what do you do for a living that allowed you 2 cross country moves in 2 years?


Great. Vegas helped the "miserable wife" but you didn't help your "sad kids." LOL!


If you grow up as an "outdoor exerciser," meaning you get your exercise by playing sports, bicycling, running, and being active outside, then a move to Chicago will hurt you badly. No one other than the hardcore are doing anything outside from October to April, so your outdoor season shrinks considerably. If you're not the type to work out at a gym instead, watch out!
I'm in commercial finance. The move to Chicago was a transfer on company dime. Move to DC was a new employer who picked up the expense as well. 95% of my business has been in DC for the past several years, so it was a natural fit. I spent way too many hours sitting at OHare at 4:30 in the morning to fly to DC.

Kids weren't sad either, they had papa and nana to entertain them.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: NY
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Is Chicago as rainy in the spring as the Northeast?

I know it rains more in NYC, Philly and Boston. I think.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Really you get used to it. I am a native so it does not bother me. I actually hate hot weather. Our best weather is April - Jun and late August - October although Nov. was nice this year. I like the fact that our weather changes. A day or two of overcast and then sunny. It changes things up.
Like they said on WGN we went from Fall to Spring this year.
Fine with me ......

Let s just hope it's an abnormally cool summer.

With you I love the changes it keeps things interesting and not so mundane.
Now the days are longer.

Seriously shoveled 2 times this year. That has to be a record and its fine by me.
Give a cool winter in the 30's and 40's every year.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Like they said on WGN we went from Fall to Spring this year.
Fine with me ......

Let s just hope it's an abnormally cool summer.


With you I love the changes it keeps things interesting and not so mundane.
Now the days are longer.

Seriously shoveled 2 times this year. That has to be a record and its fine by me.
Give a cool winter in the 30's and 40's every year.
Not for me! How about an average summer. I hate the low 70's & upper 60's days because it's not as pleasant to go swimming. I say between 75 and 82 with low humanities
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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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Not for me! How about an average summer. I hate the low 70's & upper 60's days because it's not as pleasant to go swimming. I say between 75 and 82 with low humanities
Yes, I really hate high humanities when I am swimming too.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: IL
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oh the humanity!
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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: IL
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If you grow up as an "outdoor exerciser," meaning you get your exercise by playing sports, bicycling, running, and being active outside, then a move to Chicago will hurt you badly. No one other than the hardcore are doing anything outside from October to April, so your outdoor season shrinks considerably.
Last year I decided for the first time to ride my bike to the train every day it wasn't snowing in the morning (only a 15 minute bike ride). I have found it really a pleasant diversion in the day and way more enjoyable than I expected. I never really considered myself hardcore, but people at work now think I am. It isn't as hardcore as one would think.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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If it requires a coat and extended time in temps below 55 degrees- its hardcore.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Yes, I really hate high humanities when I am swimming too.
Ok, that IS funny; like you guys ALWAYS remember to run spell-check?
And I do get grumpier with high humanities when there are high humidities
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