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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 02-12-2009 09:53 AM 1413 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2009 09:53 AM

i thought id ask if anyone else was sick of winter and the reasons why

im sick of it becuse i cant work in my uninsulated shop cuz the heater cant keep up and that makes me a sad lumberjock

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 12:44 PM

Well, I guess!
We are getting the first thaw in the middle of an historic Winter.
I don’t heat the ww shop because its too expensive. Projects are in a gridlock pattern.
I can’t wait for the crocusses!!!!


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#2 posted 02-12-2009 03:18 PM

I was sick of winter before it even started. With what seems like a mile of sidewalks that need the snow removed, a laneway that seems as long as the I 95, chicken copes, pigeon coops, frozen water pipes, soaring heat bills, new snow tires, fuel bills for the machinery, maintenance bills for the machinery.

Its a lifestyle but… more month and then it all melts

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 03:42 PM

Here in the great pacific NW the weather is a tease, it snowed, then rained then hailed. froze over night, next day it hit 50, froze again at night, next day rain, freezing rain, hits 45, freezes again. Cain’t wait for tomorrow

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#4 posted 02-12-2009 05:39 PM

I’m with Roman, and I don’t have all of his problems and much below freezing and it to cold to work in the shop, or I should say that the amount of clothing required make it nearly impossible to do anything in the shop

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 06:16 PM

yes the snow is dangerous and cold for the workshop but here in Scotland we sometimes get more that our fair shaRE of rain drives me nuts day after day after a little snow is a light releif.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 06:41 PM

Rain? Whats rain? Scotsman, here on the high desert we pray for rain. When it does rain I’ve seen the schools let out just so the kids could go stand outside and see what they learned in the science books! ; )

Actully I am with everyone else in that it is cold here and I wishing for the heat of summer.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 07:17 PM

Winter can be dreary, but you have enjoy it’s beauty.

This is our local planetarium, & nature painted a scene of a city skyline on its roof.
Have you ever seen a bluer sky?

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

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#8 posted 02-12-2009 08:30 PM

Nah, winter is fine…gives you a chance to work inside, read up on all the skills you’re looking forward to trying when it’s warm, and prune various trees (winter best time for many trees!)

I only minded the few weeks where it was -10 or -20. There I worried about the car working.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#9 posted 02-12-2009 09:14 PM

The winter isn’t too bad except for the 3” of ice we’ve had on our streets. we had 50*F yesterday. Hurry up and MELT!!!!!!!!! I grew up in Maine—up there the snow had the decency to sit there and not melt and refreeze. I am sick of ICE!!!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#10 posted 02-12-2009 10:02 PM

How about lake effect snow, I live 10miles south of Lake Erie(Albion Pa) and we get pounded on a regular basis with lake effect. A couple of weeks ago there was only one other place in the country that got more snow for the season according to our local news, some God forsaken place in Michigan had us beat by 30 or so inches. So yes I’m sick of winter with my unheated shop. I’m just glad I found lumberJocks so I can stay motivated over the winter, oh ya we got 50 deg. weather for two days now were under a flood warning and there calling for 3 more inches tomarrow! snow

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 02-12-2009 10:47 PM

It’s been raining for two days here in Hastings,Ontario and I say Yahoooo.We have lost about 2 feet of snow already.Gotta love that eh.Come on spring.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#12 posted 02-13-2009 03:38 AM

I do not mind the snow but hate the bitter cold we have been having. I had enough of the bitter cold when I lived in North Dakota. At least here we have four seasons. North Dakota’s four seasons were July 3, 4, 5 and winter.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 02-13-2009 03:59 AM

i USED TO love winter. Me and my friends would go camping in November, December. Last time i did that was 4 years ago, it was so cold we couldnt start a fire. the camping gear hasnt come out of the basement since then.

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#14 posted 02-13-2009 11:03 AM

I think I’m ready for spring as well. Getting tired of finding my truck has slid halfway down the driveway every morning! I did discover that all that sawdust from the shopvac makes good non-skid when tossed on the icy areas! Think I’ll post that.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 02-14-2009 06:47 AM

i’m in the nw and sick of the cold rain. Plus my kids are going nuts to get out and go to parks and play outside a bunch. I love the cold sunny days, but they are far and few in between.

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