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Old 01-24-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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Today in Orlando I never saw the sun...it was chilly and drizzling rain all day. A totally depressing, dreary day. Tonight as I walked the dog...it was cold (57 degrees) and raining...just miserable. I'm sitting here at the computer listening to the rain come down, it's chilly and my joints are aching. It makes me very thankful for our sunny weather. I don't mind the storms in summer, they just refresh the air and cool things off, but I hate the rain when it's cold.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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Just reread my post and wanted to apologize for sounding 'whiny'. I don't mean to complain...what I was trying to say (and did it badly) is that days like today remind me that I'm grateful to live in what is normally a warm, bright and sunny place. I take it for granted too often!
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Today in Orlando I never saw the sun...it was chilly and drizzling rain all day. A totally depressing, dreary day. Tonight as I walked the dog...it was cold (57 degrees) and raining...just miserable. I'm sitting here at the computer listening to the rain come down, it's chilly and my joints are aching. It makes me very thankful for our sunny weather. I don't mind the storms in summer, they just refresh the air and cool things off, but I hate the rain when it's cold.
Same weather in northwest Florida , but better days are coming....
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Hey Pianogal, it's nice that you think of us poor saps up north. Winters are hard for a lot of people because of SAD and also any ailment you have is multiplied by winter. Our past two winters have been very nice and this winter has a good start of being nice, too. But look out next week. Our highs for the day will be above zero, but our nights will be well below zero and then of course we have the awful windchills.

I'm like you~I love the summer rains and even summer thunderstorms. It's funny how things like rain can be different in other parts of the U.S. Last autumn we went to Ok. and their rain seemed to come straight down and of course, it was more humid then it is here when it rains. We were also in Fla. for Christmas 2004 and it was raining for two or three days and it was actually chilly with the wind blowing. Then it cleared up and the sun came out and it was instantly nice and warm again. I definitely appreciate our summers because I've lived through too many rough winters and hopefully I'll remember to not take nice weather for granted when we live down there.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:51 PM
 
Location: St Pete -- formally LI, NY
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Today in Orlando I never saw the sun...it was chilly and drizzling rain all day. A totally depressing, dreary day. Tonight as I walked the dog...it was cold (57 degrees) and raining...just miserable. I'm sitting here at the computer listening to the rain come down, it's chilly and my joints are aching. It makes me very thankful for our sunny weather. I don't mind the storms in summer, they just refresh the air and cool things off, but I hate the rain when it's cold.
Same for the last 2 days in Tampa Bay - this is very depressing but at least its not like winter up north. A few days and the warm sun will be back
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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I wish it was 57 degrees here then I could open the window and get some fresh air. Its 84 in my room without the a/c
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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I appreciate your empathy, pianogal. Today, I'd trade that rainy, 57 degree weather for what we have. While the sun is shining, it's -10 at my house. Saranac Lake, NY, which is about an hour away from us, is -24. And no, I'm not talking windchill. That's straight temperature. Affordable, it's all yours.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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Default Single digits coming...rivers starting to freeze over

I live by the rivers that feed into the Atlantic just a mile away. I've got a boat that I've been trying to sell; the marina owner called yesterday and said I've got to get it out and put it on land for winter storage (and winterized) $$$!, because the river has started to freeze. Supposed to have single digit temps on their way. Today, just your average completely grey chilly 30 degree day.

Just another reminder for the Floridians who are able to enjoy swimming year round...I found a house to rent yesterday. It has a pool, but the pool has been covered up and "winterized" also, since the end of September. Owner doesn't open it up again until late May.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Default I love the rainy days....

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Today in Orlando I never saw the sun...it was chilly and drizzling rain all day. A totally depressing, dreary day. Tonight as I walked the dog...it was cold (57 degrees) and raining...just miserable. I'm sitting here at the computer listening to the rain come down, it's chilly and my joints are aching. It makes me very thankful for our sunny weather. I don't mind the storms in summer, they just refresh the air and cool things off, but I hate the rain when it's cold.
I love rainy days, I love to hear the thunder watch the lightning as it lights up the sky. (Just like the song) I don't want them on a daily basis, but I do enjoy the sound of the rain. The trees are drinking water which in return gives us more oxgen. I don't like to drive in the rain, but if I'm home and it's raining, that's ok.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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A friend and I will be doing some "recon" south of Kissimmee and the forcast for minimum temps on Friday and Saturday is 19 degrees warmer than what it is supposed to be here in Gainesville. That's good because we will be camping in a tent.
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