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Old 01-26-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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Star anise?? Never tried that! One thing I like to do is put in the celery leaves, too. And I just leave them in for us to eat. I will try leaving the very outer onion skin on next time. I don't scrape my carrots anymore either, for the same reason -- to keep the nutrients.

I am getting a bit jealous, hearing you all talk about hunkering down for the snowstorm, chickening soup simmering on the stove, the dog watching out the window for the cats, woodpile stacked up....reminds me of my Illinois childhood and our Big Snow of '67 in the Chicago area. Be careful with the shoveling though, folks. Just after the '67 snow, my husband's grandfather [then aged 67] was out shoveling, and went back in, and later on in the day, had a debilitating stroke. Perhaps it would not have happened these days, as we now have statin medicines, and snow blowers! But still, it may have been a partial case of wanting to get outside again, cabin fever! To this day, my husband feels bad that he did not get over there quick enough to have done that shoveling for his grandpa. But it was hard to get almost a mile over, in that deep snow. They didn't know he was going to try and shovel. Anyway, enjoy the snow and don't over-do.

Today is a cloudy day in usually sunny Phoenix. I am still working on that rose bush pruning, but only in-between caring for my mom, so it is slow going. Maybe we will get some rain - always a treat.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I am getting a bit jealous, hearing you all talk about hunkering down for the snowstorm, chickening soup simmering on the stove, the dog watching out the window for the cats, woodpile stacked up....reminds me of my Illinois childhood and our Big Snow of '67 in the Chicago area.
I really don't think of any of this poetically or with any sense of nostalgia, lol. You'd have to be here to believe how we live in the north in winter. It feels like Siberia. We try to keep a sense of humor, but after a while we have to hold up the corners of our mouths to keep that smile. I think you're where many of us would like to be right now. The snow has begun, but I'm betting it's a bit of a blow-over.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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It's in the 20s here in Sydney.
There. I fixed it.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:01 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I have a huge pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove, smells great. I'll portion it into canning jars and place them in the attached unheated garage in case we lose power. We have the wood stove that heats the whole house and to cook with. We didn't buy a generator for this place. It would have to be hard-wired in, very expensive, and the reasoning is we don't know how long we're going to live here. If we decide to stay, we will invest in one. Our final house will have one.

We got the cell phone charger/car engine starter as a Christmas gift, it's going wherever we go.
I thought you were a vegetarian. You've mentioned it several times. In fact, I've purposely avoided mentioning meat dishes much because I didn't wish to offend.

If you can afford a gym membership you can afford food and a heated water dish for for a few cats who are at serious risk through no fault of their own.

A generator for the whole house with a switch is expensive, but the portables aren't.

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Our snow will be light and fluffy so no worries about power here, thankfully. The generator is full and I have about eight gallons of gas stashed.
Only eight gallons?

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I heard on the radio there is going to be record warmth in Colorado with seventy degree temps arriving. Enjoy!
I had a high temperature of 65 at my house today which I measure on a calibrated thermometer. However, Cody which is about 500' lower topped out at 41. The airport is about two miles east of town right at the edge of the Big Horn Basin so the weather there can be much cooler than ours under certain conditions. The temperature in Cody itself may very well have been warmer. This happens relatively often in winter and spring. The only snow that I can see from my place is about 2500' higher.

Denver was about 75 today. That's warm, but I doubt if it broke a record. When I lived in Colorado I recall some days over seventy every month of the year on the Front Range.

If it weren't for the people Colorado would be the best place in the world to live. It has no equal for climate and scenery. I well remember that sad day when we left ''New'' Colorado as refugees. But after a while we realized we'd really moved back to Old Colorado. It just happens to be called Wyoming.

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Old 01-27-2015, 06:57 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LMAO Hollyhock, my reply to you would be come on up here!

I have to concur with negirl, it's getting to be like Railroad Alaska living here. At first it's an adventure, then it's just normal life, then it's tiring and you're sick of it, then you dread it.

That is sad about your grandpa; we had a robust man in his early 60s whom we used to buy hay from who heart attacked while shoveling. When we get the wet and heavy snow we call it heart attack snow. I figure my heart is pretty good each year with all the shoveling I do.

We lucked out, not a flake on the ground.

HiW, the generator is about 3/4 full and has a 12 hour run time, so I figure I have about a day and a half's worth of run time. I don't like lifting the five gallon gas cans anymore so I only fill them with about four gallons.

The weather channel says you are in the 50s about now. Please send it here!

I am always amazed how a little elevation affects temperatures, it can be 20F on the back porch and 15F at the barn, or 20F at the house and 25F at the barn.

The Colorado folks I've had for clients are always waaay laid back. And that was before legal pot.......


negirl, I hope you aren't buried.<3
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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NYC was spared. Not too bad with snow depth here, excepting that the winds are ferocious and creating uneven drifting everywhere. The windchill is really cold. Boston, Cape Cod (70 mph winds) and Maine (Portland, 2 feet) are getting slammed. Central Mass almost 3 feet as of this morning, and coastal flooding with high tide. The concern everywhere right now, with the winds, is power outage. We're cozy here with the wood stove and we have power. It's actually awesome scene outside the window, nearly whiteout with gusts of snow swirling. Our property is surrounded by pines and I do like the sight of snow on pines. The dogs think it's a blast. So grateful to be retired and not have to go out.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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It is so weird to have such dramatic differences in this country. Here we praise the rain and clouds. Such a day hardly ever happens. There you wish you had just a little sunshine. I do remember those snowstorms in Chicago area Hollyhock, and while they were very pretty at first, they left a big slushy, dirty mess after a couple days. It was during one of those April snows in Chicago that we decided to move here.

So I guess the Patriots made it here. God bless em and their balls.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I went fishing yesterday. On a Monday. When all the worker bees were trudging off to their mundane jobs. I was fishing. Sunshine and 52 degrees!

It's great to be retired!
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Am beginning to wonder if the Patriots plane will even take off to get here??? That would be something if they were snowed in and could not play in the Super Bowl, huh? Then who cares if they deflated their balls or not.

Stay safe out there all you east coastians ! NO SHOVELING for you !!!!
Saw on the news this morning that they made it to Phoenix. Also saw that there was a fire...or at least an alarm...at their hotel. I guess they are pretty 'hot'! lol
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We're in for it too. 60% chance of rain after 4:00 P.M. and high for the day in the low 60's. Imagine that - RAIN! I feel your pain.
Same here. Then clear tomorrow and rain again through Sat.. We really need it so am glad to see it.
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