U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-08-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
4,800 posts, read 4,855,118 times
Reputation: 6379

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
Sorry friend, but we get that stuff down here too. Not very often though. It was a shocking 7 degrees this morning. It's a balmy 30 degrees now! Fortunately it doesn't last long, and when it snows, it melts in a few hours (usually).

Hang in there!

Yes I know but at least it will not freeze to a solid block of white ice if you dont move it. That is the big difference. With a 350 foot long driveway to clear that was the worst snow I have had in a very long time to clear.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-08-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: SWFL
22,889 posts, read 19,327,437 times
Reputation: 21344
It was 1 but felt like -18 this morning when I woke up. I had to go out into it to collect the rubbish barrels before they blew away. They blew over, full, yesterday evening! It's now a toasty 16 with wind chill of 2. Sitting in the sunshine coming through my livingroom windows. Winter, love it....NOT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
3,162 posts, read 5,702,684 times
Reputation: 3292
-10F this morning at the house.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
15,431 posts, read 12,165,241 times
Reputation: 16645
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
Yeah, but you get those hotter than hell summers
where the temperature is in triple digits.
118 degrees?


But it's a dry heat.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,093 posts, read 72,563,848 times
Reputation: 27566
Whenever it's bad weather outside I consider myself lucky in that I can choose to just stay home.
And when I know bad weather is on the horizon I can go out on the nice days ahead of it and get all my stuff done.

Being retired is such a blessing..a very hard earned one and I am thoroughly enjoying it each and every day.
I took a cut in pension to retire early and after almost 3 years am not regretting it at all and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 03:01 PM
 
10,338 posts, read 10,364,359 times
Reputation: 4014
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
It was 5 degrees (I know it was even colder where some of you live) when I woke up this morning and thought, it's still dark out, it's cold and I don't have to warm up the car or scrape the windshield because I'm retired and I don't have to go to work. In fact, I don't have to go outside at all today.

So, who thought of the benefit of being retired today because of the temperature where you live while you were casually having your morning coffee/tea/hot chocolate?
I sure did. 6 more months and i am outta here. Sure tired of these winters more and more. Costa Rica is on my horizon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Near a river
16,042 posts, read 18,994,426 times
Reputation: 15649
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
It was 5 degrees (I know it was even colder where some of you live) when I woke up this morning and thought, it's still dark out, it's cold and I don't have to warm up the car or scrape the windshield because I'm retired and I don't have to go to work. In fact, I don't have to go outside at all today.

So, who thought of the benefit of being retired today because of the temperature where you live while you were casually having your morning coffee/tea/hot chocolate?
I thought more about how it is NOT any better down South, so why move there for a warmer winter?
Even Alabama and Louisiana and northern Florida are feeling the grip!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
16,042 posts, read 18,994,426 times
Reputation: 15649
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfingduo View Post
Yes I know but at least it will not freeze to a solid block of white ice if you dont move it. That is the big difference. With a 350 foot long driveway to clear that was the worst snow I have had in a very long time to clear.
I suggest you move your house closer to the road.

(Are you still headed for Texas? Parts of Tennessee are nearly as cold as here today.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,093 posts, read 72,563,848 times
Reputation: 27566
Quote:
Originally Posted by newenglandgirl View Post
I thought more about how it is NOT any better down South, so why move there for a warmer winter?
Even Alabama and Louisiana and northern Florida are feeling the grip!
Not as bad as up north.

We got up to 35 today. And I'll take that over 5 or negative any day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2015, 03:46 PM
 
1,586 posts, read 587,001 times
Reputation: 3397
Default Beautiful now but summers are brutal!!

It is very pleasant here today, blue skies and a little breeze, about 74 degrees. However, the summers are very, very hot here and they feel even hotter if you, like us, do not have a swimming pool to jump in and cool off. btw We are in Phoenix, originally from Chicago
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top