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tushnurse
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Angry  Posted: 8:18 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

So living in the Midwest we always get a variety of weather events, and pretty much from Mid February- Mid December we can see anything from super hot, to super cold.

In the past month we have had a foot of snow at once. SEveral other snow storms leaving a dusting to several inches, and some super cold. This morning it was -0.5 when I got up, and tomorrow it is supposed to be colder.

Enough. I need some warm sunshine, and this crappy weather to go away.

Anyone else feel this way?


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Default  Posted: 8:27 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I am finding it particularly hard this winter too. I am outside a lot and walk with a neighbour every morning. We can't walk, the trips to the bus stop are miserable and we all stand in a huddle. The dog is going nuts with cabin fever but we can't walk him in this. We even gave in and tried yesterday but he ran back inside. Poor thing. I'm Canadian. I do winter. But this has been something else.



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Default  Posted: 8:43 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Count me in.

The snow hasn't been so bad, but the cold temps are just brutal! I cringe every time the heating bill comes in.

This year is the first time our school district has, multiple times, canceled school due to extreme temps, in the 20+ years we've had kids enrolled.


Thanks for sharing Canada...not!


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Default  Posted: 8:53 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

No problem, the more the merrier.
We get some brutal winters but I don't ever remember the kids being kept in this much. They still go to school but there is days upon days that they have been kept in for every recess. I bet teachers around here are ready to quit.



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Default  Posted: 10:34 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

We don't have much snow, just a dusting, but I can't recall when we're had so many days of freaking frigidity. I'm ready for warmer climes. I might just have to book a DR flight.


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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

We're supposed to get snow here tomorrow. Houston is freaking out...lol!! TXDOT is practically cutting in with emergency PSA's "STAY THE HELL HOME!! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN THIS WEATHER!! YOU'RE GOING TO ALL DIE!!!!!"


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Default  Posted: 10:40 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Honestly I don't think I've ever seen so many overconfident drivers here in the east. It must be the lack of snow the last few winters.

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Default  Posted: 10:44 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)


..we're still up to our ying-yang in ice and dealing with -25 degree temps.. gawdawful, i'm fed up.. GET ME THE HELL OUTA TOWN!!!

..Jamaica bound come mid Feb. thank GOD!!

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Default  Posted: 10:45 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Cold here here in Steeler country.

My entire commute this morning was on black ice. 10mph and still slid at every stop - in my AWD Gmc.

My corgis don't mind the cold, but I'm only able to let them out on the weekends. We take multiple brisk walks when we can. I'm tired of throwing the tennis ball in the house.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

It's cold here; -4F when I left for the gym at 5:15am, but I'm enjoying my first winter in 23 years. I love snow


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Default  Posted: 11:25 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I have a black lab that will break ice to swim and retrieve ducks. The ground with it's dusting of snow was so cold this morning she looked like she had a broken leg or back or something, it was hurting her poor feet.

It just sucks. SMY, great pic. I'm thinking of taking a few emergency days off, and flying down to Ft. Meyers to see the Crazy parents.

Definitely hitting the tanning bed today. I need to get my bones warmed up.


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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, January 23rd (Thursday)

emergency PSA's "STAY THE HELL HOME!! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN THIS WEATHER!! YOU'RE GOING TO ALL DIE!!!!!"


Even with the heat jacked up it's so cold that we are using a space heater.

When I turned it off, our foster kitty got up, walked over to it, looked at it, looked at me, and sat back down. Point taken, kitty.


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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I have a black lab that will break ice to swim and retrieve ducks. The ground with it's dusting of snow was so cold this morning she looked like she had a broken leg or back or something, it was hurting her poor feet.

Yes tushnurse! Mine is a chocolate lab and I've seen him swim in some frigid water but he limps on the ground right now. I bought this cream that provides a barrier on his paw pads. However, it doesn't really work because it's safe to eat, so I put it on, and he licks it off before we can get outside .



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Default  Posted: 2:28 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

They just announced a snow day for us tomorrow. No snow yet but there is a 60% chance tomorrow and it's supposed to be in the 20s. We are SO EXCITED!!! We NEVER GET TO SEE snow. My DD14 has been begging us to move to central New York or anywhere that gets 4 seasons.


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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Awesome Knightsbff!!! We're pretty excited here too!! Well, *I* am...MH is doing this a lot at me but I don't care


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Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

DS - You are hysterical. And for God's sake I hope you went and got your French toast fixins (milk bread and eggs) for you non blizzard panic folks.

Meta - That sounds like a lab. LOL. This is the very first time I have seen her do this, I think between the snow and the extreme cold it was too much. I wouldn't waste my time with the cream stuff, because she would lick it off as fast as I applied it, I may put some beeswax on her feet tonight though, if she is still acting like they are sore.

My guess is her little pads are chapped, her and my DS went and played in the woods a long time on Monday. Poor baby. She wants it warm.


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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I'm no weather wimp. I love winter. I love snow. I don't mind NORMAL winter cold. After all, winter is what kills the allergy-feeding plants and keeps the bugs from getting too big, you know?

But this winter? This winter is on my very last jangly nerve.


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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I hail from the Midwest, but I'm now acclimated to warm weather.
I'm grateful that today was 71 degrees F.
But, maybe if y'all take a gander at my Mexican hot chocolate recipe, you will be able to warm up some and brave the cold weather till it warms up in April!
Or y'all can come visit me in AZ!


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Default  Posted: 3:51 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

They have little doggie boots at Petsmart or petco. I think ruff wear makes some....


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Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I have to pick some up. I can't keep the poor guy in anymore. He loves playing outside and I need the walks too



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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Tushnurse....is French toast a must on blizzard days?


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Default  Posted: 4:01 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Count me in with those sick of winter. I can't stand winter anyway. Don't like cold. But this winter has been brutal with the temps. Had enough of those 30 years ago when I lived in Toledo. Someone at work said it was freezing outside and I said I wish it was that warm. We're barely supposed to crack high teens/low 20s for the next week.

<sigh> Is it spring yet?


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Default  Posted: 4:02 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)


These are the ruffwear ones. I have the pack for my GSD. It's made very well. I've read good things about these boots on a GSD forum.


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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Oh my gosh.. they are cute too!!



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Default  Posted: 4:12 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

OMGosh, your pup is gorgeous! The booties and matching pack are just too cute too!
I'll have to post a pic one day of Max with his blue booties and hoodie! It's too warm here now for that.


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Default  Posted: 4:12 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Have you seen the video compilation of dogs who just cannot handle their booties? It had me in tears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcMYcKhfbbo


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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

NIK, that's hysterical!

The pic isn't my fur baby just a random internet pick I found of a dog with the boots on.

Here's my baby, GiGi.

Sorry fot the t/j..


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Default  Posted: 4:57 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I'm in LA - I won't tell you the temp.


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Default  Posted: 5:26 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Oh my goodness! What gorgeous doggies.

Count me in on being sick of winter.

I'm in Iowa. Although we haven't had much snow, the cold has been brutal this year. It was -5 this morning and right now it's +5. Today the winds have been calm, but we have had days when 50mph winds were the norm. YIKES!

We live on an acreage with two English Mastiffs who are wimps in this weather. They chew off boots and coats. And since the ones in their size are so expensive (if I can find them) they are not getting any more.

I also have 7 horses here to feed and care for every day. So insulated coveralls, ski masks and tank heaters are among my favorite things right now.

Tomorrow they are call for 54! Oh glory day!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

I'm sorry but Lucy the Lab would not be content to wear these. Good news tho it was a whoppIng 5 degrees when I got home this afternoon when I got home and she found it warm enough to roll and play for a few minutes. I suspect she was having a similar experience to the tongue on the flagpole thing this mOrning.
TomOrrow morning it's expected to be 2. Which is 2 degrees warmer than this morning. Oh and good news. More mother fu@&Ing snow tomorrow night!

Arrrrrgggghhhh!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, January 24th (Friday)

I'm just tired of the cold! The kids had no school Tuesday and have had two hour delays Wed, Thurs, and now today because of the cold. Our downstairs furnace can't keep up and our electric bill is $400 and gas bill $400 both for only one moth!!!! I will take the snow over the cold.


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Default  Posted: 6:38 AM, January 24th (Friday)

Snow and ice in our backyard this morning!! The sheets I used to cover the fountain by our back patio...the one Mr. Slithers lives under are covered in snow and ice!! And our back gate is frozen shut


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Default  Posted: 6:46 AM, January 24th (Friday)

"YOU'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!"
LMAOFFFFFF!
Yup.
That's how we do snow and ice in Tejas!

Austin is CA-LOSED!

I LOVE the quiet!


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Default  Posted: 6:57 AM, January 24th (Friday)

Oh my gosh...the Today show is here in Houston covering our "crippling weather..."

jj...enjoy your quiet day!!


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Default  Posted: 7:11 AM, January 24th (Friday)

Oh my gosh...the Today show is here in Houston covering our "crippling weather..."

I've been told that traffic is moving per the Houston norm . . . . . slow.


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Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, January 24th (Friday)

Or not at all


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, January 24th (Friday)

I despise cold weather! No snow but schools are being closed due to extreme cold temps. It's just too dangerous for the kids to stand out and wait on a bus, which might run late. I can deal with the 112 degrees in summer but this extreme cold sucks.


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Default  Posted: 10:43 AM, January 24th (Friday)

DS - Maybe the cold and ice will chase Mr. Slithers away! Fingers firmly crossed.


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Default  Posted: 10:46 AM, January 24th (Friday)

the fountain by our back patio...the one Mr. Slithers lives under

He LIVES under there?! He wasn't just passing thru?! Oh no. Hell no! I'd move. Sorry DS.

Here, it's understandable, but snow and ice in Houston......that's just not right.


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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, January 24th (Friday)

DS,
I thought Mr. Slithers moved away?? Maybe he can come live in my barn? Since it's been so cold, the mice have moved into my barn and into my hay. It FREAKS ME OUT every time I pick up a bale of hay and they scurry off. YUCK!

I'm not a huge fan of snakes. But I hate mice more. And snakes eat mice = good. Plus, I have never had a snake run up the INSIDE of my pant legs. OMG! I HAVE had mice do this. I will rip my clothes off so fast! And I don't care how cold it is, or who is there.


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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, January 24th (Friday)

sadtoo - I live in Iowa, too. And now I'm hoping it's nowhere near your mouse hotel.


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Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, January 24th (Friday)

My kids are so excited. It snowed last night and has stayed all day. It's my DD's bday and she says the snow was a birthday present just for her. We have a houseful of teenagers since about 4 pm and they have mostly played outside.

GiGi loves the snow too.

ETA: last time we had snow in southwest Louisiana was 4-5 years ago (I think) and it didn't actually stay on the ground long enough to play in.

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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Nik,
I don't know....Western, central Iowa. They're field mice. And I'm surrounded by corn fields. It's like one or two went and told all their friends, "Hey! come stay with us. There's food & bedding, and it's warm!!"

Ugh!!

I don't want to use poison because of my dogs. So I guess if DS can't round up Mr. Slithers and ship him up here. I'll need to get a couple barn cats.


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Default  Posted: 9:48 AM, January 25th (Saturday)

I totally feel you!
I hate winter so much.
I live in Montreal and when I left home to go to work yesterday morning it was -27 C...
Today it's -7 so it is not so bad.

I just hate putting on my Sorel boots, winter coat, scarf, mittens and hat every day.

I just want to hibernate until spring.

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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, January 25th (Saturday)

Kind of a topic jump on the mice. My dog (or maybe my sisters) killed a baby mouse and left it outside at the cottage this summer. We didn't see it but we assume it was the dogs.
Anyway, I did the typical "Ew. Mouse" and then made this face..
Why? Because the cottage is on an island. How the heck did it get there? The island is about an acre. I don't know how long it would take to walk from shore when the ice is in, but I would assume about 30 minutes to an hour. That's a long time for a mouse.. to travel over ice, then hide until spring, and have babies.
We also found rat poison in the shed. When we bought the place this summer they left everything in it. So we have to assume at some point there is rats. Dear god do not let me see a rat.



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Default  Posted: 11:18 AM, January 25th (Saturday)

I love the winter. I love the snow. I''m from the Northeast originally, but have lived here near Chi-beria for 21 years....and this is my least favorite winter ever. It''s just the wave after wave of rain follwed by subzero temps....making pipes explode, black ice errwhere, the constant dusting of 2 inch snowfalls that require constant shovelling, and the fricking wind that cuts through all layers and freezes your tears to your face. No lie, I walked to PIggly-Wiggly the other day, and the wind made my eyes tear up, and then froze them.


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, January 25th (Saturday)

Meta,
Maybe your dog can come stay at my mouse motel?


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, January 25th (Saturday)

My forecast for next week....

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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

It's in the 50s and bright and sunny. Our snow is melting. I loved our one day of snow but not enough to live where you do FacePunched. I'm way too much of a sissie for that.


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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

It was 1 here yesterday, 45 today, 55 tomorrow, then 4 on Monday. Why do I have to go out to work and freeze, but when I can stay in and snuggle it's too nice not to go out????? Winter is a frigid bitch...


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Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Picturing me right here, on this chair.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

So sorry, I didn't see the comments about Mr. Slithers.

We think he's still living under the fountain and hibernating right now. I'm hoping when he wakes up he'll be slow moving and I'll shoot his fucking head off

ok...no I won't. But I WANT to.


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Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Meta - I'm guessing the mouse/rats originally got to the island on a boat.

sadtoo - Other end of the state here. And I'm surrounded on all sides by bean fields, but I don't have a barn or any hay to deal with.

lynn - That looks heavenly. Save me the seat next to you?

We're under a blizzard warning starting tonight, with deadly wind chills on tap for Monday morning. Blergh.


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Default  Posted: 9:16 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

(((NIK))) Stay warm and safe!! Come to Houston...we're in the 50's today


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Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

I'm hoping when he wakes up he'll be slow moving and I'll shoot his fucking head off

No!! Put him in an overnight COD box and ship him up here to me! Just turn a pillow case inside out and put it on your arm like a glove. Then grab him and reverse the pillow case. Whoo-lah! Mr. Slithers in a sack and ready to travel!

Wouldn't he love it up here in cold Iowa??

NIK,
I heard about your blizzard. Yuck. I hope you keep it over there. And thank goodness my barn (aka the mouse motel ) is far from my house.


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Default  Posted: 7:42 AM, January 27th (Monday)

Just turn a pillow case inside out and put it on your arm like a glove. Then grab him and reverse the pillow case. Whoo-lah! Mr. Slithers in a sack and ready to travel!
I'm trying to imagine DS doing this. And I'm failing.

[This message edited by nowiknow23 at 7:42 AM, January 27th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:48 AM, January 27th (Monday)

I was speaking to my mom last night--she lives in Phoenix. It was 8pm, she was sitting on the patio, and she had to take off her sweater because she was too warm. Then I open FB and my friend in Tucson had posted pics of her daughter wearing shorts, outside playing with the dogs.

I had spent Saturday at a winter festival in snow and below 0F windchills--but I loved it! I am enjoying the snow after a 23-year hiatus. I'm NOT enjoying pothole weather--neither is my car.


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Default  Posted: 8:01 AM, January 27th (Monday)

Just turn a pillow case inside out and put it on your arm like a glove. Then grab him and reverse the pillow case. Whoo-lah! Mr. Slithers in a sack and ready to travel!

Oh. My. God. That just sent me over the edge with an entire body shake of EWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

We're getting snow again tomorrow...we're breaking records here in Houston


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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, January 27th (Monday)

Warning this post is a Rant!!!

OK so I have seen 4 patients today, and ALL of them are struggling with respiratory stuff could it be because last week it was 56 one day and 9 the next, and yesterday was 59 (yes 59, so warm I worked all day in the woods cutting wood) and today, when I woke up and it was 11, and dropped all the way to 9 before I left the house?

This is ridiculous, and let us not forget that us Midwesterners who heat with Propane, are getting screwed because there is "Increased demand, and shortage" due to us sending propane overseas. So Now my vacation fund gets robbed to keep my house a balmy 60 for another month.

I am done!!!!


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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, January 27th (Monday)

(((tushnurse)))

I'm sorry...that has to be very frustrating!


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Default  Posted: 11:11 PM, January 27th (Monday)

I have a couple feet of snow in my yard. It is -15 right now and predicted to be -27 by 7:00 am tomorrow.

Our schools (and surrounding area) were canceled today and are canceled for tomorrow too.

Another wonderful winter in Wisconsin!

[This message edited by weeping willow at 11:12 PM, January 27th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:18 PM, January 27th (Monday)

I can't stand winter and this warm one day cold the next is killing me. Ugh, when is summer coming back?


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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, January 28th (Tuesday)


..@ weeping willow....

..'why wouldn't we want a wild, windy wonderful winter in Wisconsin ??? eh! weeping willow??

..couldn't help myself!!!

smy


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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, January 28th (Tuesday)

@smy:


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Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, January 28th (Tuesday)

Yes, sick of winter. An unprecedented 4 days of school cancelled because of the dangerously low temperatures and wind chill factor. We in Minnesota know how to do winter. We don't call school off for a few inches of snow. But, this is crazy. Below average temperatures for months now.

UGH!!!! The boy and the husband (who works outdoors) have been home because of the weather for 4 days straight now. It puts a damper on my routine, although I do enjoy having them around and I do enjoy that I get to sleep in. Just nothing is getting done around the house.


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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, February 4th (Tuesday)

***Warning*** This is a Vent ***Warning***

It is Muter F'ing snowing again!!!! supposed to get up to 8 inches again!!!

Kids are off school until further notice.

If I see that little furry bastard groundhog, he better run, cause sister the shotgun is loaded and by the door.

Thank you.


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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, February 5th (Wednesday)


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Default  Posted: 3:54 PM, February 5th (Wednesday)

@ TR:
This latest storm is a Colorado Low.....
here in SE Ontario we've had 6" since early this morning......sick & tired of winter!!!


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Default  Posted: 4:19 PM, February 5th (Wednesday)

Another 12 inches here. With drifts, I was shoveling 2-3 feet in places...then add in the plow coming by (they rarely do our street) and burying two of the cars AFTER I had just dug them out .


No school, again, sigh... we'll be going until 4th of July to make up these days .

I give up. Winter, you win.


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Default  Posted: 8:57 AM, February 6th (Thursday)

This week I had set aside to go south. Am I there? Nope. I'm still in Ontario, slipping and sliding through snow and slush and ice, because I'm waiting to see if my offer on a property has been accepted. If it is, I won`t be able to go next week, either, because that will be taken up with all the financial matters. Grrrrrr.........I`m like Grumpy Cat. I need me some Caribbean. And we haven`t even had it a quarter as bad as some of you poor people. I feel for you, I really do.


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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, February 6th (Thursday)

We got another 9+ inches of snow here yesterday. It made driving home from work really fun.
Because you know, we can't possibly close our office for NON ESSENTIAL blood work.

I had ONE patient yesterday. Yeah it was SO WORTH IT to be open.

I hate winter. I'm so over it.


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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, February 6th (Thursday)

Talked to my sister in Indiana yesterday. At that point they had gotten 10 inches. No school that day. School has been closed so much this winter that they are going to have school on Saturday to make up the day(s) missed.


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Default  Posted: 10:23 AM, February 6th (Thursday)

I hate summer.
But this is ridiculous.
I'd rather be burning my ass off getting into a 200 degree car that has been sitting in the sun than trying to get up the small slope to my garage with "all weather" freaking useless spinning tires.

There is nowhere to put all this snow in a city where everyone is right on top of each other.

I love fall. Can't wait for fall.

[This message edited by Lola2kids at 10:24 AM, February 6th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, February 6th (Thursday)

My go-to NOAA forecaster is predicting that the suckiness will continue for the next week or so, but a major shift is about 10 days out that could last for several weeks. We're talking MAJOR shift - like temps in the 50's (we're all the way up to negative 6 at the moment). He's also predicting significant rainfall for the West Coast, which is sorely needed.

If NOAA dude is right, I will name my next pet after him. Once I figure out his name, of course.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 AM, February 17th (Monday)

NOAA dude is toast.

Snow, freezing rain, sleet, snow - all within the last hour! And another 3-6 inches of snow still to come today.

Calgon, take me away!


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Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, February 17th (Monday)

another snow day here... school now into June


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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, February 17th (Monday)

Freezing rain here today. Lovely. I had to wait until the salt melted the glaze off my driveway to come into work today.

I have had it!!! Good news, tomorrow high of 50. Bring IT!!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, February 17th (Monday)

I thought this week was supposed to be relatively mild, but now it looks like we're getting up to 5" more snow tonight. So very sick of it and can't figure out where to put anymore...

It is supposed to get above freezing for 3 days in a row this week, finally...


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