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01-29-2008 03:39 PM

I’m a bit grumpy today

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner


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#1 posted 01-29-2008 04:00 PM

I am looking at -15 for tomorrow AM.

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#2 posted 01-29-2008 04:05 PM

Yikes. How do you do it? I am miserable at + 60 here this last week.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 01-29-2008 04:17 PM

Below zero in Edmonton… Weird!

-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___

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#4 posted 01-29-2008 04:29 PM

With the wind chill were are looking at -52°.
The ice fog is so thick right now you can only see about 100 feet in the river valley.
We also were blessed with a blizzard prior to this deep freeze so clearing drifts of up to 2 feet is all part of the outdoor fun.
Last night the city snow ploughs came to clear the street in front of my place and filled in the whole 80 feet of sidewalk I just cleared. Hummmffff!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 01-29-2008 04:42 PM

Wow. You’re 76° colder than us.
I think you should stay inside for a bit….

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#6 posted 01-29-2008 04:47 PM

You wuss! Come out the rural areas!

.... where we only see a plow before the spring thaw!

All kidding aside, though, Bobby!

I spent 2 hours last night, in -50 wind chill, snowblowing a 4 foot drift off my driveway. When I went to put my truck in the garage, it was dead. I took my portable starter out…it was dead. I got my wife’s truck out to boost it and while I was working under the hood, suddenly things went black and I felt a searing pain in my hand. The pistons that hold the hood up were frozen and the hood of the Navigator slammed down on my hand. It was a fun way to spend almost 3 hours outside playing in the snow.

Tom

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 01-29-2008 05:38 PM

I am also waiting for warmer weather. With it so cold and my shop so big I cannot afford to heat it so I am unable to work until the temp goes up.

-- Hope Never fails

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#8 posted 01-29-2008 05:45 PM

Another WOW…..thats 91 degrees colder than us!!!!! I never would go outside!! We are looking for highs in the 60’s today.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#9 posted 01-29-2008 05:51 PM

Rain and ice here. 28 degrees. In the 40’s later today then back to the deep freeze.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 01-29-2008 06:14 PM

It’s snowing here with a temp of somewhere in the 20’s. I wonder why it’s so cold in Edmonton?? Waitin’ fer a chinook!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 06:16 PM

No chinook’s in these parts, Tom. Too far north. We only see, typically, a couple of weeks of this sort of cold each year. It’s normally in the -15 area. In another few days, we’ll all be wearing short sleeved shirts and sandals again. You get used to this pretty quick. If the wind keeps blowing though,that’s another story…an entirely different level of miserable.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 01-29-2008 06:39 PM

And when they are done with that miserable week, they send it to Nebraska in the form of the “Alberta Clipper” to share the love. Yesterday 50°F, today 5°. Thus endth the electolysis experiment in the garage.

Sorry you’re grumpy, Bob. If I had any of Coswell’s dovetail samplers I’d let you smash one, just to cheer you up.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 01-29-2008 06:49 PM

Yes, that did bring a smile to his face, Douglas. It might, however, be funnier to dump about 200 of them on the sidewalk in front of his office.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 01-29-2008 07:08 PM

I’m sure you would be suspected, Tom. Ah, where is the cyber-joint share (joinery) when you need it.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 01-29-2008 07:20 PM

Ah, you guys a got me all wrong. I like Mr. Cosmans dovetails.
They are among the best I have seen in my travels.
I am not sure that they are suitable for standiing on and perhaps it is an oversight asking the unwashed masses to step on them.
Perhaps just asking them to stand on them would be sufficient.

Now Tom, today would not be a real good day to ask me to experiment with this type of foolishness.
At least not till it warms up. <g>
The thermometer on the house read -41 °C this morning at 5:00.

p.s. The coldest I have ever witnessed was -72°F at Aishihik, YT.
Your breath drops straight down out of you mouth at that temp. The tree crack like 22 bullets going off when the moisture pops the bark and the trees split.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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