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Old 01-08-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: In the Endless Mountains
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It was -8 F with a windchill in excess of -20 F. I've been retired six years.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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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
My friends have a children's pool from Walmart on the shaded patio.
She climbs in with her Kindle, he climbs in with his beer
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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So glad I was in today. I don't know what the temp is-cold is cold. Had to go out & about yesterday, had to get something postmarked by yesterday (to receive free pizza stone & cutter - love that free stuff) & besides, I was out of wine. Can't let that happen, lol.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Not as bad as up north.

We got up to 35 today. And I'll take that over 5 or negative any day.
Yes I guess there are degrees of numb. But under a certain degree it no longer matters. For me 20 above or 20 below, about the same.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:50 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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every cold morning in the last 45+ yrs I have been heavenly 'retired'. (Since I left 'Dairy Farm Boarding School')
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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81F in Phoenix yesterday, mid 70's for the next week or so.
Like the heat in AZ which is dry, so is the cold up here in WI. Life is good.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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Had to venture out today and it was freezing. At least my car is in a garage. Not so in past years when I parked on an outdoor lot. One time it snowed and I didn't have a shovel. I had to dig the car out with an index card. That was the only thing I had at the time. Some jerk who parked two spots away finished digging out his car, took the shovel, tossed it in his trunk and turned around and walked away. Some people have real class.
That day I went to the office and switched my car to an indoor garage. It's nice not having to worry about weather now!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Having or not having a garage in cold climates

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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.
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.......... The thing I used to hate during my working days in NY and MD was my car looking like a glazed donut and scraping/chipping the ice off the windshield and windows when it was still dark in the morning.

Now, in retirement, the only "glazed donut" is on the table. We still get ice but since I'm retired, I just wait for the sun to melt it before I go out.
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Had to venture out today and it was freezing. At least my car is in a garage. Not so in past years when I parked on an outdoor lot. One time it snowed and I didn't have a shovel. I had to dig the car out with an index card. That was the only thing I had at the time. Some jerk who parked two spots away finished digging out his car, took the shovel, tossed it in his trunk and turned around and walked away. Some people have real class.
That day I went to the office and switched my car to an indoor garage. It's nice not having to worry about weather now!
I would think most people who live in climates cold enough to have to chip ice off the windshield on a more than rare basis would have a garage for the car(s). You mean that's not a normal "go-with" of the housing stock, like good insulation and double-pane glass?

I understand the ice chipping would get old in a hurry when one is struggling to make it to work on time.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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I would think most people who live in climates cold enough to have to chip ice off the windshield on a more than rare basis would have a garage for the car(s). You mean that's not a normal "go-with" of the housing stock, like good insulation and double-pane glass?
NO, not for everyone and it's no fun!
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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It was 5 here in our little part of the Ozarks this morning. Our last home was in CA so extreme weather was not an issue and scraping windshields, wazzat? We do have a garage and believe it or not, we park our car in it. I know. Craziness!

But I am always glad to wake up retired regardless of the weather but perhaps more so on mornings like this. Hot coffee is an imperative.
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