I have grown to love the winter!!!

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Forum topic by JJackson posted 06-25-2008 09:00 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2008 09:00 PM

Is anyone else starting to dislike summer like I am?

What summer means to me and also what summer doesn’t mean to me:

1. Damn grass won’t stop growing! 3 acres
2. Poison Ivy on hands again from pulling weeds along fence. (too lazy to retrieve gloves)
3. Moss on pond…..Off to Tractor Supply to get more copper sulfate.
4. Collecting eggs twice a day from chickens ( they lay more eggs in the summer )
5. Little League baseball 3 nights a week. (son)
6. Little League Softball 3 nights a week. (daughter)
7. Fill the humming bird feeder….(AGAIN!) all they do is hover and drink?
8. Oh ya, that work thing I do 50 hours a week.
9. Little League All-Stars after regular season. (damn, they both made the all-star teams)
10. Wife wanting to go out to dinner to “connect” with me mentally again. (whatever the hell that means)
11. Deer eating all my newly planted apple trees. Off to tractor supply to get fencing to fence in trees.
12. Dog got sprayed by skunk….....again. (dog’s retarded I swear!)

Add all this up and it simply means NO WOODWORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone else really enjoy the winter like I do???


-- Jeff, Indiana

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1347 posts in 3899 days

#1 posted 06-25-2008 09:18 PM

Yep, but that is becasue it is usually between 55-70 degrees here in the winter vs 100+ during the summer. Makes it hard to feel like going into the garage when it is hot enought to bake a chiken.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 09:31 PM

its even for me. i have the boilers in the basement near my workshop so when the tenants put the heat on (which they always do) I’m warm and my parents don’t spend a cent. then in the summer its the basement so its nice and cool. and i have my lawn mowing business in the summer so more money for woodworking, but hockey is only in the winter. and the list goes on and on. but they are really even for me.

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#3 posted 06-25-2008 09:36 PM

i miss the winter very much,because without winter there is no snow,and i love to play in the i get really angery when it gets to hot.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 06-25-2008 10:03 PM

Winter??? What are you thinking? Winter is cold and makes your blood thicker and causes your heart to work harder; a real bother after a couple heart attacks. Then there’s snow that has to be cleared, another bother. Then there’s the closed up house with stale air that begs for an open window. Then there’s snow. It keeps coming back. Then you have to heat the shop if you want to do any work and that costs money and glue doesn’t dry as well and finish doesn’t finish as well and banging your hand hurts more. Winter was made for hibernation. However, I like to eat and I always have to get up in the middle of the night so that’s out of the question.

Now, summer, that’s the way things should be. Sunny and warm with people out an about. And best of all is a GardenTenders wife who is so particular about her yard that I’m not even allowed to cut the grass.

Winter. Bah Humbug!

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-25-2008 10:09 PM

I can’t figure out why you folks don’t insulate and air-condition your shops like we do with heating up north?
We can’t work when the temperature drops to 40 below here either, and parts of the summer also make shop work, slightly uncomfortable.

You will find that insulation will protect you from most of the extremes in temperature change, allowing you to use a small unit to control the inside temperature of your shop.



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

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#6 posted 06-25-2008 10:34 PM

I love winter! Hot flashes help keep me warm. My paying job is normally the q word. We haven’t had significant snow in 18 years in my neck of the woods. Not much ice to speak of in the last three years. It’s almost like living on the west coast.

Summer -my paying job is way too demanding, everything is growing…planted too many zucchini this year. My paying job gets in the way and has taught me too many bad habits. Funny, in my younger days I was a sun worshiper…. Now I’m up around 5:30 am on days off, siesta in the heat of the day, and back out again in the cool of the evening.


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#7 posted 06-26-2008 02:08 AM

I lived in two places where there was extreme summers and extreme winters. Where I lived in California had extreme summer heat and North Dakota where they had extreme winter cold. Since moving to south east Iowa there is still some hot days in the summer and cold days in the winter. Nothing like the other places I lived. I really love the spring and especially the fall weather here. It is kind of nice to have all the seasons in morderation.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 02:57 AM

I agree with the grass part (alot), and the fact that I have completed almost nothing in the shop since it got nice out, but, dislike…. nah, not yet :)

-- Tom, Central New York

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#9 posted 07-01-2008 01:17 PM

Nope. It’s winter here now. Let me just remind you.

Too cold to get any woodworking done in an unheated garage.
Days are short.
You get half way across the island only to find out the only road across is closed due to snow at elevation
The sun is at about eye level at noon
Winter storms here come from the Antarctic ( and penguins like it here )
A 1/4” of snow shuts the city down
..and here in Christchurch, the grass still grows in the winter…

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#10 posted 07-01-2008 01:41 PM

I think there is wonder and enjoyment in all of God’s four seasons, especially where I am, in upstate New York. We have summers that top out at 95, and I’ve seen winters as cold as -20.

I welcome each one.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#11 posted 07-01-2008 03:06 PM

I like winter better too. Theres fewer things to keep you too busy to get in the shop. My favorite season is fall tho.

-- Steve-o

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#12 posted 07-02-2008 02:26 AM

Don’t know what you are talking about, nice & cool down under.LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 07-03-2008 02:11 AM

Here in Alaska the word summer is loosely used to define that well lit period between winter and winter. Tends to be very brief, this year seems to be no exception. As cool as it is the grass needs little mowing (once so far) and the garden is not making up at all. Even the green house is going slow. What to do. I know. More woodworking. We are headed out this week to dipnet our winter’s supply of salmon. I also love the winter for the same reasons as you. More time to play in the shop. Helps me detox from my job.


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#14 posted 07-07-2008 04:43 AM

Summer, winter its almost all the same here in Seattle, Rain, Rain and more Rain

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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