Video Blog #3: Surviving the Brutal California Winter (humor)

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 1591 days ago 1022 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It seems that every year we get a cold snap here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I always like to take that opportunity do do something that I do not often get to do: complain about the weather!

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#1 posted 1591 days ago

And tomorrow we’re supposed to reach a high of 29 (F)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 1591 days ago

You should move up to the Seattle area. That is about all we hear are complaints about the weather. It is either too cold, wet, hot, windy, cloudy, dry, flooding, mud slides, black ice and once in a great while it is way too bright out there. What is that glowing orb in the sky?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#3 posted 1591 days ago

God help us when it gets down to 45 at night…. lol It almost snowed here in Sacramento as well. Think it got down to 23 last night. I hear the last time it snowed in Sacramento was 1976 and then the 1940s before that.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 1591 days ago

Don’t look to us Eastern people for sympathy. Your cold weather is what we call Fall :)

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#5 posted 1590 days ago

move your fammely and yourself with your shop for a year to Denmark then complain abaut the wether here it is a national sport to talk abaut it 24 aurs a day 365 days pr year
by the way the last 2 month we had only one day where the sun came thrugh the clauds 6 aurs all the other day´s we had claudy and betwin 6 – 8 degrees celcius (don´t now the convert math but you get the point

happy holydays


ps love the vidio

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#6 posted 1590 days ago

hahah that is hilarious. Well done!!!

oh you poor, poor man…. the hardships you are having to endure with your winter weather!!
My sympathies go out to you :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 1590 days ago

I feel bad for you… but for another reason. A blizzard howling outside and a heated shop inside. Nothing like it. It actually makes you feel more like a craftsman for some reason. Maine here.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 1589 days ago

Craftsman’s right, Heated shop trumps good weather.

Great video!

Life is good. Coffee is hot, new wood in the shop.

God bless all you woodworkers

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#9 posted 1589 days ago

Blizzard and Heated shop: I have actually fantasized about that. I would live anywhere if the only snow I had to shovel is the pathway from my back door to my shop door. But since I still have to commute to work, I welcome this weeks temperatures back to the 50’s. :-))

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#10 posted 1560 days ago

Some days I trad -29C like this morning for a frosty morning like your LOL! Enjoyed the video.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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