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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 01-12-2010 06:28 PM 760 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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01-12-2010 06:28 PM

I’m in the same boat as a lot of other people that I’ve seen posting recently – the weather here (in Portugal) is terrible – it’s cold and wet, by which I mean it’s very very very wet.
As a hobbyist I work out of (in summer), and in (in winter), of a garage – there’s no heating and the roof leaks.
I wasn’t able to get in there through most of December, and January has so far been a write off. The forecast is currently showing me about 5 hours of reasonable weather for the rest of this month.
There’s simply no way I can enter the competition this time, which is a great shame.
I’m not, given other people’s posts, the only one in this situation.
I’m not complaining, well, I am sortof, but July can be unbearably hot too, not to mention being the summer holidays when a lot of people go on holiday.

So…
How about changing the competitions from “Winter/Summer”, to “Spring/Autumn”? Even changing them to “Summer/Fall” would, from where I’m sitting, trapped indoors with the fire raging, be a giant leap forward.
I’m not an expert in antipodean weather, but I think this change might benefit them too.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 02:28 AM

Maygbe they could give a few months longer notification so those in your position would have longer to build?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 06:40 AM

From the description of your delema, KnickKnack, how about aiming ahead or maximize the favorable time to stock up on your projects?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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