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Old 01-18-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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SE Idaho is the area I'm looking to move to once the wife retires. Looking for quiet, smaller city/town environment, cold weather as opposed to hot, nearness to our favorite vacation spot (Tetons/Yellowstone), and, of course, lower cost of living.

So I've read just about everything on the Idaho threads, particularly the Idaho Falls thread. But no one has posted ANYTHING at all on this thread for over two weeks.

It REALLY is quiet in SE Idaho!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Yup. We are having an extended cold snap at the moment it's the longest that I can remember for about 30 years; the last one that lingered for a long time occurred sometime back in the late 70's or early 80's. Winters in the past were more like this one has been.

When it gets cold like this, about the only news that goes on is about the weather and driving conditions; everyone tends to limit their ramblings around town and hunker down to the cozy fireplace at home.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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True. But I will respond with this.

There ain't nothing really going on here right now except trying to kick out the snow from your tire barrels, and trying to get your AC to defrost your humidified windshield, and then spend the first 10 minutes inside warming up your hands. (Yes, lost my gloves sometime last winter, and refuse to buy a new pair until I am convinced I can't find my old pair. )

OK, let me leave with a positive. The new Pancheri Bridge was built on time and within budget. It really is a nice highway improvement in I.F. Great job!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default To find your old pair of gloves

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True. But I will respond with this.

There ain't nothing really going on here right now except trying to kick out the snow from your tire barrels, and trying to get your AC to defrost your humidified windshield, and then spend the first 10 minutes inside warming up your hands. (Yes, lost my gloves sometime last winter, and refuse to buy a new pair until I am convinced I can't find my old pair. )

OK, let me leave with a positive. The new Pancheri Bridge was built on time and within budget. It really is a nice highway improvement in I.F. Great job!
My experience is that whenever I lose something, I will be sure to find it just as soon as I buy a new "whatever".

Both you and Banjo have left me with the feeling that mornings here in Dallas in the mid-thirties might be considered a heat wave right now in IF and Poky!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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I hope it's okay to post this here. If anyone is looking for some winter fun in SE Idaho this weekend, come up to Teton Valley and check out Teton Valley Great Snow Fest - Welcome

It's an absolutely gorgeous weekend, no wind and not a cloud in the sky. It's 4 degrees right now, but considering that in the last two weeks we've seen temps from -15 to -33 (without the windchill), it feels almost balmy.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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The forecast looks like the cold snap may bust this coming week.

To tell the truth, I'm glad we got one. They have come along all my life in intervals of 10 to 15 years apart, and after last winter's uncommon mildness, followed by second overlong and cold spring in a row, I was hoping for a colder and snowier winter this year. To me, they're a sign of a good spring!

And although a cold snap can be hard on livestock and folks who have to work out in it, it's very hard to beat a gorgeous crisp, clear and very cold winter's day when the sun is shining brightly and the snow is all champagne powder, floating in the air like tiny chandelier crystals.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default Thanks, Banjo

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The forecast looks like the cold snap may bust this coming week.

To tell the truth, I'm glad we got one. They have come along all my life in intervals of 10 to 15 years apart, and after last winter's uncommon mildness, followed by second overlong and cold spring in a row, I was hoping for a colder and snowier winter this year. To me, they're a sign of a good spring!

And although a cold snap can be hard on livestock and folks who have to work out in it, it's very hard to beat a gorgeous crisp, clear and very cold winter's day when the sun is shining brightly and the snow is all champagne powder, floating in the air like tiny chandelier crystals.
I sent your response to my wife at her work. Here is her response:

Me and Banjomike are cut from the same cloth. He sounds like a wise man. Thanks

I'd be happy to let you have her if you can do it cheap---what say I give you a thousand bucks!

Thanks also, for your good words about healthcare in Idaho Falls. And, yes, we are looking at Poky, IF, or maybe, possibly Rexburg. My wife has worked for over 20 years as a hospital administrator (Medical Staff director), so we've never been anywhere that we weren't pretty aware of what the health care was like before we moved--but this time will be a little different.

You've presented very good, measured responses on the Idaho forum on so many different issues I hope we get a chance to meet you when we head that direction. We are quite used to moving into new areas where we don't know anyone at all, but this will be the first time we've not had a work position to get us introduced to people rather quickly.

Wishing you the best.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Thanks, Warden...
While I may appreciate a cold winter's day, when enough of them come along in a row, naturally enough I eventually want some warming. As i mentioned before, this is the first time in many years that we have had an extended cold snap; on tonight's weather. one weatherman confirmed my memories- a lot of folks have lately said this is the longest ever, but the weatherman said "No, it's not."

I recalled a long one in the 70's, and he agreed with me. There was another, longer than this in the 80's but not as long as the decade before. And an even shorter one in the 90's. Apparently, the longest on record was in 1949, and my parents told me about that winter frequently. It's been 20 years, so it's natural enough younger folks have forgotten. And Idaho has grown a lot over the past 20 years as well.

It's beginning to break right now. I fully expect that by the end of this week, we will be somewhere in the 30's again, with increasing more days approaching 40. That's life here in the wintertime.

I would be most happy to meet you and your wife. (Thanks for the offer, but I already have a significant lady in my life.) Let me know when you are planning to hit the road, and we can arrange a meeting.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Aw, but with warmer temps bring more precip. We saw it this last weekend with 8 inches over most of East Idaho. We are still dealing with this today. The main roads have been plowed, but the center turn lanes are impossible, and hopefully they will deal with that problem in the next couple days. Overall, I.F. does a good job with plowing, though they were probably lulled to sleep last winter. Now it is back to work!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yes some of us have been a bit busy with shoveling snow or going to work or shoveling snow so we can get to work

I have to admit, even out here east of the city limits they have pretty much been on top of things with this last storm.

Having sais that, guess who needs to get ready for work. Happy Thursday
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