Winter

Discussion in 'Taking a Break From Flooring' started by rusty baker, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    If you spent your entire life close to the Canadian border where extreme negative temperatures are "normal", then these temperatures would have been built into your mind and your way of life.
    Picture a place where 26 is relatively rare for a daily low, and one day you get thrown into two weeks of below freezing day time high temps.
    There is no such thing as snow plows here..... we don't need them. It snows every 20 years around here.
    Some homes around here probably have R-15 insulation.............. before the fuel price increases of the past 30 years, heating was easy.

    Not just the temperatures alone, but the preparedness by road crews, the energy availability, the homes insulation and last but not least

    .............. what if the normal daytime high in the summer around your place was 76 degrees, then for a once in a lifetime week, the day time temp went 35 degrees higher?

    .........same thing, you aren't prepared for 111 degrees are you?
    (neither am I) :p
    I hate 28 and I hate 78.
    ................. so nice to live in the land of no extremes. :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  2. nimrod

    nimrod Pro Member

    weatherman is calling for highs in the 50's this week and maybe 60's come the weekend. Maybe the groundhog was right!!!
    Yeh right, who am I kidding. I will believe it when I see it..;)
     
  3. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    We are supposed to go up in the 40's but also have rain so there goes the snow in a hurry. Today it says mid 30's and snow and ice. Ice I don't like.

    Daris
     
  4. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    The older I get the more my back is affected by the jarring in the truck plowing that white stuff. I shovel my driveway before we drive on it. Unless it's 6" of the stuff. We had a night of wind and rain Saturday night. Got up to clear skies and wind. Driving to church this morning the fields almost lost all the snow. We had 3 days of rain a couple of weeks ago and not much melted like it did last night. 45 today and loving it. :yesss:
     
  5. cproader

    cproader All over T's last nerve Senior Member

    Were ya layin out in it Kdub?.......no pics please.......:ohno:
     
  6. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    The kids are in a Pheasants Forever youth shooting league so we had to shoot at 9:45. Got home, opened up the garage and hung out there for the rest of the day drying it out and sorting stuff.
     
  7. nimrod

    nimrod Pro Member

    sporting clays??
     
  8. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    They are getting the works, once a week for 8 weeks. Trap,wobble,doubles,and skeet. Then on the last shoot
    sporting clays in which the parents can shoot also. Its a blast.
     
  9. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Yesterday was 47F. Would be nice if we were seeing the end of it, but this is just a teaser. We have balmy temps through the weekend, then cold moves back in.

    Lo, your proximity to the Canadian Border is to a place where they never get winter (Vancouver, Victoria). All the Canadian wimps that couldn't handle Toronto are there .....
     
  10. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

  11. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

  12. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

  13. FYI FLoors

    FYI FLoors Pro Member

    I dont want to complain as I know how cold it must be over there:eek: but it is way to hot to sleep here, its pretty sticky :eek:
     
  14. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Let's not complain ... and how in the world did they accomplish this?

    Tia
     

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  15. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Tia is that the road to your house?
    I just can't comprehend snow like that :)
    PS Did you get picture from Deb?
     
  16. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    One word - Photoshop
     
  17. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    The road around Crater lake National Park looked like that once when a friend and I drove through. The snow there was only 8 or 10 feet high but it looked just like that.
     
  18. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    It's not from me, we only have less than a couple of feet of snow here. If it is from anywhere in Canada, it would be from our East Coast, the maritimes have been hit with at least 7 feet of snow so far this year.
     
  19. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I thought I sent the picture to you and you forwarded it to Tia. Me wrong again :)
     
  20. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    No Jon, I got that from one of my coworkers - not sure of the location, though ...

    Our snow is almost completely melted after this warmer week.

    Tia
     
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