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Old 01-18-2013, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Five inches of snow? Ah, must be very pretty there this morning. That's when you appreciate being retired--let the others drive off to work, you can stay home and enjoy the snow. Meanwhile up my way we didn't see a single flake. It's weird when snow goes south of you.

 
Old 01-18-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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Typical SE side of Raleigh snow storm here. Nothing and sun out now. Was suppose to be 1-3 inches but yawn nothing.
 
Old 01-18-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Ten inches of snow on the ground, brilliant blue skies above and nothing to do but keep the fire going and read a good book. Maybe make up a big batch of mac and cheese.

Ain't retirement grand?
 
Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Ten inches of snow on the ground, brilliant blue skies above and nothing to do but keep the fire going and read a good book. Maybe make up a big batch of mac and cheese.

Ain't retirement grand?
It is better you have the snow today as I got cortisone shots in each shoulder yesterday and would be useless in snow removal. There are days I miss a nice 10-12 inch snow fall and have never had one in retirement when I could kick back and love it. So enjoy and soak it up for all of us not as fortunate.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Power is out for many of my friends who live further from main roads in the county. Most of them lost power on Thursday night and it's not expected to be restored until Tuesday evening. Several will be coming to my place tomorrow to take showers, recharge cell phones, use their laptops, etc.

Heard through the grapevine that one of my friends is out on his 4 wheeler with his chainsaw, cutting through limbs that have fallen on the back road that leads to his place. These are the times that I'm glad I don't live up a steep dirt driveway, off of a dirt road that's off of another dirt road. (About half the roads in the county are not paved.)

Without power to run the heated water bowls for the foster dogs housed in outside runs it means using up stored water (no power also means no well pumps working) for several of my friends.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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It is 50 degrres at 1:10 pm...and a sunny cloudless day for 2 in a row....if only all of winter could be like this...the grass is pretty much green throughout the countryside....things could be worse.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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We had a non-event with the predicted snowfall here in Charlotte that didn't show up. I knew it wouldn't. The mountains did get a typical January snowstorm.

I wish it would get cold here--really cold -- for a month. Germs as well as mold and fungi are flourishing in the damp, too warm climate. My allergies are going nuts (mold and fungi all around my heavily wooded house) and we are experiencing near epidemic levels of the flu.

We haven't had a "real" Winter in several years.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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We had a non-event with the predicted snowfall here in Charlotte that didn't show up. I knew it wouldn't. The mountains did get a typical January snowstorm.

I wish it would get cold here--really cold -- for a month. Germs as well as mold and fungi are flourishing in the damp, too warm climate. My allergies are going nuts (mold and fungi all around my heavily wooded house) and we are experiencing near epidemic levels of the flu.

We haven't had a "real" Winter in several years.
I hear you same on the other side of the state
 
Old 01-20-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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I hear you same on the other side of the state
I understand we are in for some unusual weather patterns in the coming 10 days across the state. Still watching to see what shapes up. Based on decades of watching NC's weather, I am hoping things will settle into a normal winter pattern soon--or we could end up with a huge ice storm in late Feb or March. Dounds crazy but I sure have seen it happen in years past (when temp fluctuations were this dramatic).

Stay well, Tuborg!
 
Old 01-21-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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We've decided not to go to the parade today, due to the weather and the flu going around. I've been to lots of inauguration parades, so it's not a big deal, but also sorry to miss it. Too bad the didn't hold it yesterday--yesterday was a perfect day. It was in the 50s, with vivid blue skies and soft breezes. Today will be dreary, cold, wet and maybe snowy. And thousands of people packing the trains, half of whom already have a bad cold and the other half are catching one. No thanks.
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