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Old 31-01-2014, 08:04   #16
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

I've got the opposite problem here in Miami. We never got any winter. I'm not bragging, I'm complaining. I look forward to some cool weather and we've only gotten a few cool days this year.
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Old 31-01-2014, 08:07   #17
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Flew in from Los Cabos to Fort McMurray four days ago. +28 to -28 C. Felt really cold. Woke up the next morning; -36.
At least it's warmer than last month.
Why do I live here again? Anyone? Anyone? Bueler? Anyone?
B/c Canada starts at the 49th parallel. It's good that you have outposts like AU an NZ to migrate to.
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Old 31-01-2014, 08:16   #18
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I've got the opposite problem here in Miami. We never got any winter. I'm not bragging, I'm complaining. I look forward to some cool weather and we've only gotten a few cool days this year.
I agree! I lived aboard at theRickenbacker Marina and the bathroom facilities had an huge open vents in the walls of the shower stalls. All Summer I wondered what would happen when Winter came, would it be too cold to shower? Of course Winter never came.
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Old 31-01-2014, 08:25   #19
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

Winter mountain biking, snow shoeing/hiking and skiing keep us outside and active. Next winter we may be in the Bahamas. It is hard to imagine missing a winter as I haven't in 48 years. At least it will give me a chance to get back into windsurfing or maybe try kiteboarding.
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

And I'm moaning when its 28 ABOVE zero. I remember fondly living in Antigua, having a party on the beach, and swimming New Years day.
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

What's winter?
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Old 31-01-2014, 09:08   #22
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

Here I'm bitching that its only going to be 59 degrees F today, but sunny. Last few weeks its been near 70... How I suffer.
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Expletive, expletive, expletive, something about your mother, a few more expletives.....

ok I'm actually just jealous but I get a little testy after its been this cold for a while. Wish I was in a similar climate as you. Enjoy it for all of us that can't
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

I usually move to the mountains and ski through the winter... this year there is very little snow so the skier in me is sad, the sailor in me is sad. The fortunate thing in western Oregon is that winters are short.
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

We've had the warmest winter I've ever seen with no temps at or below freezing.

But its been freaking raining since November its seems. Dull grey and miserable.

I'd take cold with blue skies anyway. The boat is getting mouldy

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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

Winter is when stuff gets fixed! But if your tube of 5200 freezes then its just boring. Maybe I will go skiing.
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

I was tired of winter when it was still around the corner.
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Re: Anyone Else Tired of Winter?

Well Dave you know what they say about rain. "At least, you don't have to shovel it."
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I live in Duluth, MN and we know cold. "Luckily" Lake Superior actually keeps our temps warmer than inland. The northern part of MN has seen air temps in the -45 range. Ish. I have been doing warm weather vacation porn on the 'net for weeks. Oh well.

My wife has a project running with her work associates who live all over the country. She asks them to complete the sentence "You know it's cold when...." It's interesting hear other's impressions.

Stay warm.
I know its cold when the ducks are pecking on the cabin top trying to come in.
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Well Dave you know what they say about rain. "At least, you don't have to shovel it."
Normally since I live on high ground I get snow. But this year just friggin water everywhere

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