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Old 02-11-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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High about 80 degrees today where I live. I suppose I'll have to miss out on that snug and cozy feeling of being well stocked up on everything and hunkering down by the fire for several days with a favorite drink in one hand and a favorite book in the other. There is a real satisfaction in knowing one has prepared well. But I'm doing my best not to feel sorry for myself and to keep my envy in check.
Very kind of you.

 
Old 02-11-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'm not thrilled being here in New England for several reasons. I do not romanticize the difficulties of winter. I wish I could live in a place like San Diego, but that would never happen for several reasons. I think those of us who choose to, or have to, remain in regions of tough winters need our coping skills and upbeat nature. I was just visiting here with my Oregon son who confirms what I've heard about his area being glum and sunless 9 months out of the year. (We may have cold here, but we have plenty of sun.) The coping skills he cited were mostly lifestyle—outdoor sports, the café and bar scene, the indoor arts, etc. Same here. We all have to find what keeps us going in a difficult climate. Now that I'm retired, going to a yoga studio 3 x week, being involved in the literary arts, hanging out with friends at movies and cafés, our wood stove blazing 24-7, and cultural events makes it okay for the most part. Especially now knowing that we're not alone in this. Looks like even the South is not immune to winter misery.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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This winter has been exceptional - in most of the US. Normally this time of year I get antsy for spring - but the longer days and tons of sunshine keep me sane. This year is a tough one - not totally looney bin yet but who knows??????????????????? Actually - in 1 month I will head down south y'all (I'm practicing) so my spring will be here when I return - maybe

ER is just being naughty rubbing it in.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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ER is just being naughty rubbing it in.
Let's just say folks live a little bit "closer" here. Even when I have an argument with the old man we get under the quilts together (with dog) just to stay warm. I don't banish him to the couch.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Got this book loaded into the Kindle?

I'm not a SK fan but even if I were that would not be the book I'd choose to read at this time. I've learned to read stories that are set in hot locales when temps are cold and save books like the one you mentioned for those hot, lazy days of summer.

Might opt for something by J. A. Jance since most of her stories are set in Bisbee, AZ and then I can vicariously enjoy the heat.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Another good hint for water is to fill the bathtub.It's close to the toilets and easy to use a pail with. Save the bottled stuff for other things
 
Old 02-12-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Here it comes, y'all. Now the question is how much snow?
 
Old 02-12-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Here it comes, y'all. Now the question is how much snow?
My simple answer: TOO MUCH

We're expecting anywhere from 10 to 14 inches.

Wish we could ship it all out to our friend Escort Rider and his friends and neighbors since they need the water. Not to inundate them with a foot or more of snow but an inch of liquid water wouldn't hurt.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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High about 80 degrees today where I live. I suppose I'll have to miss out on that snug and cozy feeling of being well stocked up on everything and hunkering down by the fire for several days with a favorite drink in one hand and a favorite book in the other. There is a real satisfaction in knowing one has prepared well. But I'm doing my best not to feel sorry for myself and to keep my envy in check.
We will 'only' be about 73 today but the rest of the week is right at 80. I admit I've been enjoying this winter weather BUT the longer we go without precip the more I will worry about fires. I'm sure the people of CA do too. Also our weather isn't doing my flowers and apple trees any favors. It has to be pretty cold over the winter for them to really do well.

I feel really sorry for the folks who are having to endure, what seems like, the never ending winter. I can relate just because I lived it in No. Idaho for five winters. It was expected up there though and, yes, the best thing we could do is "be prepared".

At this point I am a tad envious myself. It would be nice to take a few guilt free days off, all cozy and comfy in my little house. However...
 
Old 02-12-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Very kind of you.
LOL...this is why I have been so very careful on any forums I go to because I don't want people to think I'm rubbing their noses in it. I feel so sorry for all my friends going through this winter and it's just been one storm after another. I really feel sorry for the folks down in Georgia. At least in New England folks know, pretty much, what to expect although this year seems different than 'normal' too. People in Georgia just have no idea, unless they are from other parts of the country.
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