I Am NOT Ready For This

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 10-09-2009 04:14 PM 1766 reads 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday turned out to be a good fall day. I had the south facing doors open for a while in the afternoon. With the sunlight and lack of wind the shop stayed comfortably warm even though the outside temps were cool.

But this is what we look like today. The forecast is for a high of 25°F and tonight it is predicted to hit 9°F. The wind is blowing pretty good too.

I am definitely not ready for this.




Take me somewhere that I can leave the shop doors open and the dogs can come and go while I work on my projects. Take me back to summer.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 04:26 PM

Same here, when we look at Montana, we’re usually looking what’s coming to us in a couple of days.

Thanks for the advanced weather report.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 04:30 PM

You can get similar views farther south, but not with much greenery. I’m afraid early winters is the price you pay in Montana.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 04:31 PM

Todd, I guess that’s what you get when you live in such a beautiful part of the country. You have to pay somehow. LOL! 52*F. and rain here in NW. IN.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 04:31 PM

Yes, but it sure is pretty.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 04:35 PM

Todd, please keep the snow up there. Here in the Ohio Valley (if you can remember back that far) , we generally do not get any of this until late December/early January. Personally, the thrill that comes from shoveling the driveway is long gone. I believe I had to do that about 5 times last year and that was more that the previous three years combined. And forget about temps falling below 20 degrees for a low. That only happens here on rare occasions.

I can remember back during my working career attending a week long training course at Montana State University in Bozeman about the middle/end of August. We left Kentucky and packed plenty of shorts and t-shirts since the weather here was in the 90+ range. Needless to say we were surprised to find the ambient temps at night in the mid 40s. This certainly put a “chiller” on the evening entrainment that the staff at the university put on for us.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 04:38 PM

You could always move south…..but you’d be giving up more than you’d be getting. Not many mountains to climb in Florida!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 04:41 PM

I lived in Florida for a couple of years, ‘89 to ‘91. The rock climbing was sorely missed. I got yelled at a couple of times for scaling the sides of buildings.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 05:15 PM

I would soooooo trade your cold winters for my hot and HUMID the rest of the year…

I woke up this morning with the air conditioning still struggling to keep up with the 60% humidity and nearly 80 degree weather. A norther is blowing down right now though, it is supposed to be 60 degrees by lunch time today I think… Raining and upper 60s for the daytimes this weekend. Good weather to clean out the shop…

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#9 posted 10-09-2009 05:27 PM

Right with ya’, Todd … but … smells like downhill ski season to me :-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 10-09-2009 05:48 PM

Oh no I can’t have this starting now.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#11 posted 10-09-2009 05:52 PM

I was thinking you were pretty brave when I saw you ripping your doors out the other day (after I just got done blowing out the sprinklers and putting the swamp cooler away…) It seems like we missed fall this year – it went straight from a nice mild summer to suddenly winter. I wouldn’t trade it for hot and humid though – not ever.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#12 posted 10-09-2009 06:09 PM

One of the Joys and benefits of living up north

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#13 posted 10-09-2009 06:17 PM

Brrr – I can handle the snow, but I hate the cold and the wind. That’s one of main reasons that I moved from Nebraska to Arkansas.

-- Joe

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#14 posted 10-09-2009 06:33 PM

Cmon south here it is to be 85-90 degrees today cooler tomorrow 78

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#15 posted 10-09-2009 07:06 PM

two tickets to CA

currently 68 and sunny

-- Happy woodworking!

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