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Old 12-30-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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it was 11F this morning and we are up o a balmy 21F now. I still remember last winter (unbelievably frigid), and it's been wonderfully mild this year. I am loving this winter so far.

OMG I just realized Curmudgeon has posted! {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:33 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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We beat all of you. Our expected high today is 0; right now it's -2. Tonight we expect -13 with wind chill that might reach -30. There'll be choral singing in town at the senior center parking lot this afternoon. Attendees will need plenty of sunscreen.

It's little wonder that Wyoming is one of the top ten retirement states.

It's a good day to make ice cream or, in my case, pear sherbet with pear liqueur (Julia Child's recipe).
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Where is that emoticon striking its head in disbelief?

I don't use emoticons, or hardly ever - I am old school in that respect. But there is a new thread about funding retirement if there is no pension involved. The OP specified (bolded and underlined) "if you don't have pensions". I was wondering how long it would take someone with a pension to chime in: The answer: post #4. All the poster said (basically) is: Well, we have pensions. Duh!!? I didn't comment in the thread, but if I had I would have searched for that emoticon. It's quite incredible how many people (that poster not being alone by any means) are so eager to talk about themselves that they seize every opportunity to do so regardless of how meaningless it is. Wow, they have pensions so they don't need to withdraw anything or live off of dividends. Imagine that!! My pulse raced from the excitement. (Emoticon here striking its head in disbelief).

Disclaimer: I admit that I am occasionally guilty of making off-topic posts, but for some reason the example above struck me as taking the cake.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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We're in the middle of what is, for us, a major cold snap: highs in the low 50's and lows in the low 30's.
It's much colder east of you. Much.

I made the mistake of running out to the (attached) garage this AM. My bare feet hit the cement floor. I think my neighbor heard me yell.

I'm waiting for my promised-by-the-weatherman SNOW.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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... they have pensions so they don't need to withdraw anything or live off of dividends. ...
False dichotomy. I have a pension. It's not even close to being enough to live on.

To get to the face-palm emoticon, use "Go Advanced" underneath the reply box. But beware - sometimes it's effective, but more often it reveals that the person using it is, shall we say, "uninformed of the facts ... "
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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....there is a new thread about funding retirement if there is no pension involved. The OP specified (bolded and underlined) "if you don't have pensions". I was wondering how long it would take someone with a pension to chime in: The answer: post #4. All the poster said (basically) is: Well, we have pensions. Duh!!? I didn't comment in the thread, but if I had I would have searched for that emoticon.
Happens all the time. I just now posted a reply and could not resist the emoticon, but at least I didn't use the smash-head one.
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Hugs to all! <3 Every day is a gift. Don't get overwhelmed by thinking you 'need' to move on. Get some rest and don't forget to eat.

negirl, I like your birthday plans! Figs, yum!
Not "overwhelmed" by the thought of moving on. I've known it would come someday, just not this soon! Doing okay in the rest and eat dept.. The first two weeks weren't so good but doing better.

I like NEG's b'day plans too! Love figs.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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It's much colder east of you. Much.

I made the mistake of running out to the (attached) garage this AM. My bare feet hit the cement floor. I think my neighbor heard me yell.

I'm waiting for my promised-by-the-weatherman SNOW.
According to the weatherman we are supposed to get about 1" of snow on Thurs.. We'll see. For sure we will likely get some of the 'fallout' from the mountain in our backyard but it won't be much. I almost wish we would get another storm like we had in 1967. That was a humdinger!! Spent days shoveling off roofs to keep them from collapsing. We aren't prepared for things like that here though so I guess it's a good thing it doesn't happen!

I started to run out to the laundry room in my sock feet a while ago. Two steps out the door and I changed my mind real quick! It is really COLD here and, like you say, cement isn't exactly a good heat conductor! lol Yesterday morning it was 13 degrees here and my water was frozen. Good thing I set up the coffee pot the night before or I would've had a really rough morning!
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We're in the middle of what is, for us, a major cold snap: highs in the low 50's and lows in the low 30's. The forecast for tomorrow night calls for a low of 33 degrees. It hasn't been that cold in a couple of years if I recall correctly. But I do know what cold weather is - I spent a couple of weeks in Buffalo, New York in late December/early January on more than one occasion. Plus I used to ski.
Your temps are about the same as ours but we've had some overnight lows in the teens this week. Once the storm clouds come in it should 'warm up' a tad. They say snow down to the 2000 ft level on Thurs. and we are at 3500 ft..
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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False dichotomy. I have a pension. It's not even close to being enough to live on.
Quite true, of course. But that wasn't the situation of the poster in question.
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