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Servanne
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Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2008 :  8:35:13 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Lisa, I am sorry this happened to you! Icy roads were not as much an issue as icy driveways, sidewalks and parking lots today. Some looked like ice rinks!
Today was nice and warm though. We had temps in the low 30s. Yesterday, we got a lot of fog, with the snow melting and what not, as it got to be above freezing in the afternoon (first time since December 4th!). Today, it was quite clear.
Right now, it is 11 degrees with a wind chill at -4 degrees, winds at 27 mph. And oddly enough, it feels almost nice...

Darlene, I love your MN ode!
"You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut
"
For those not accustomed to our northern paradise, this is literally what happens when it's cold: you breathe in and your nose hair freeze. Yep. That, and your eye lashes, too.

Servanne
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CDQuiring
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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
USA
1080 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2008 :  8:56:56 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
It has been beautiful here the last two days. That fog yesterday was really bad though. I had to go to Mankato and could only see about 1/8 of a mile all the way over there and back. Then those dumb people driving with no lights. At least the roads were not icy.

Darlene
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PamInCa
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CA
USA
6556 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2008 :  9:20:51 PM  Visit PamInCa's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Servanne

"You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut
"
For those not accustomed to our northern paradise, this is literally what happens when it's cold: you breathe in and your nose hair freeze. Yep. That, and your eye lashes, too.



Oh, I so do not miss that!It is in the 40's here tonight and I am freezing.

PamInCa
Author of: "The Essential Guide to Mystery Shopping"
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Servanne
Star Contributor

Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  07:32:47 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PamInCa
It is in the 40's here tonight and I am freezing.


Go ahead, rub it in...
8 degrees with a wind chill of 0 right now. It's supposed to get to 25 later on this afternoon. No coat for me!

Servanne
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Maralyn
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USA
626 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  10:32:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Servanne,

When I was a young woman, I never wore a coat, and would even walk barefoot in what little snow we had. But as I have matured I can't take the cold, what do the Senior Citizens in your area do to cope with the weather?

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Marie In Chicago
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Chicago, IL
USA
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Posted - 12/28/2008 :  10:45:28 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Maralyn

what do the Senior Citizens in your area do to cope with the weather there?
Probably move/squeeze into Florida?
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Maralyn
Star Contributor

USA
626 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  11:16:09 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Ahhhhh......Perfect.
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Quinn
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Atlanta, GA
USA
50245 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  12:35:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
cloudy and 75
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LisaOV
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MN
USA
2659 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  1:55:57 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Maralyn,
I was surprised when I moved to MN (from FL) and saw all the older people shoveling and getting out and dealing with the snow. I'm sure many of them hire people, or have friends or family (as we do with my husbands grandparents)to do stuff for them. Or else there are some really nice apartments, condos or even retirement homes here in the Twin Cities.

Everyone I know that complains about the cold and the snow is from somewhere else. The people that live grew up here seem to just love it.
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Jnanne
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LA
USA
3045 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  2:46:49 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I grew up in the frigid north and hate to be cold. Southern living is exactly what I needed! My brothers, however, adore all winter sports, which all require snow. My sisters not so much.

Jnanne
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EllenNC
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Raleigh, NC
USA
498 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2008 :  4:29:32 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
It has been cloudy and in the 70's again today. Some snow might would be nice. We could have hot homemade soup and hot cocoa. As it is right now we have iced tea and salad. But as you all know, if the temp drops into the 40's or 50's during the day we have soup anyway.

Ellen
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Servanne
Star Contributor

Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  10:49:03 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Ellen, soup sounds wonderful right now, especially after the excesses of Christmas!
Maralyn, I'd have to say that most Seniors who have been here a while handle the cold much better than me!

At the moment, it is 17 degress, with a bit of wind bringing us down to 4 above. It is snowing, but just a bit, nothing catastrophic like we've seen last week. The problem rigth now is the ice hiding under the fresh snow. With the warmer weather, some of the snow melted, only to freeze again at night in a pretty but dangerous sheet of sleek ice. Now that it is covered in snow, it is difficult to see where the snow is on the roads and the sidewalks.

Oh well, only 4 months of winter left.

Servanne
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JudyK
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Eau Claire, WI. 54703-1729
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  12:33:43 PM  Send JudyK an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
It is snowing like crazy here, with expected accumulation up to 7". We too, have a good accumulation on our residential streets, only because the city is trying to save money due to budgetary shortages. Our residential streets only get plowed after we receive 3" of snow, only get a bit of sand at the corners, and where ice has accumulated, pray. Ive got the ost hilarious story Im going to post, enjoy it!



Evolution of a snow Shoveler


> It started to snow. The first snow of the season and
> The wife and I took our cocktails and sat forhours by
> The window watching the huge soft flakes drift down
> From heaven. It looked like a Grandma Mosesprint. So
> Romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
>
>
> December 9
>
> We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow
> Covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic
> Sight! Can there be a more lovely place in
> The whole world? Moving here was the best idea I've
> Ever had!
> Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a
> Boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
> This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered
> Up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got
> To shovel again. What a perfect life!
>
>
> December 12
>
> The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a
> Disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry-
> We'll definitely=2 0have a white Christmas. No snow on
> Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much
> Snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see
> Snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such
> A nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.
>
>
0A> December 14
>
> Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The
> Temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything
> Sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed
> Up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is
> The life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and
> Buried everything again. I didn't
> Realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling,
> But I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish
> I wouldn't huff and puff so.
>
>
> December 15
>
> 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4
> Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2
> Extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants
> A wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think
> that's silly. We aren't in Alaska , after all.
>
>
> December 16
>
> Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in
> The driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell.The
> Wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very
> Cruel.
>
>
> December 17
>
> Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go
> Anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to
> Pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but
> Stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I
> Should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to
> Her. God I20hate it when she's right. I can't believe
> I'm freezing to death in my own livingroom.
>
>
> December 20
>
> Electricity is back on, but had another 14 inches of
> The damn stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all
> Day. The damn snowplow came by twice.
> Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said
> They're too busy playing hockey. I think they're
> Lying.
> Called the only hardware store around to see about
> Buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have
> Another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob
> Says I have to shovel or the city will have it done
> And bill me. I think he's lying.
>
>
> December 22
>
> Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more
> Inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold,
> It probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes
> To get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I
> Had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and
> Dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to
> Hire Bob who has a plow on h is truck for the rest of
> The winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the
> Asshole is lying.
>
>
> December 23
>
> Only 2 inches of snow today.. And it warmed up to 0.
> The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house
&g t; This morning. What is she, nuts?!!
> Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She
> Says she did but I think she's lying.
>
>
> December 24
>
> 6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke
> The shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I
> Ever catch the son of a bitch who drives thatsnow
> Plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and
> Beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he
> Hides around the corner and waits for me to finish
> Shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100
> Miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just
> Been! Tonight the wife wanted me to singChristmas
> Carols with her and open our presents, but I was too
> busy watching for the damn snowplow.
>
>
> December 25
>
> Merry f---ing Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn
> slop tonight - Snowed in
> The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate
> the snow!
> Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation
> and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife
> says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fricking
> idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one
> more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.
>
>
> December 26
>
> Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It
> was all HER idea.
> She's really getting on my nerves.
>
>
> December 27
>
> Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze;
> plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he
> only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.
>
>
> December 28
>
> Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is
> driving me crazy!!!
>
>
> December 29
>
> 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or
> it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever
> heard. How dumb does he think I am?
>
>
> December 30
>
> Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now
> he is suing me for a million dollars, not only for the
> beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the
> broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to
> her mother.
> Nine more inches predicted.
>
>
> December 31
>
> I set fire to what's left of the house. No more
> shoveling.
>
>
> January 8
>
> Feel so good. I just love those little white pills
> they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?



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Quinn
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Atlanta, GA
USA
50245 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  12:54:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
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LisaOV
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MN
USA
2659 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  1:11:11 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
We have white out conditions right now. I was out working and my husband called me and said to just go right home. Kids are at the grandparents right now, so if they had to stay later that is okay.

Expecting 6 to 8 inches today.

I wonder if CMS is going to be okay with me NOT getting to all my stores.
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Servanne
Star Contributor

Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  1:59:35 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JudyK
Ive got the ost hilarious story Im going to post, enjoy it!



I was laughing out loud and the kids asked me "What's so funny Mom?" "Huh, nothing, kids, nothing, go play in the snow!"

Servanne
Merrily shopping my way through the Twin Cities, Western Minnesota and beyond...
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EllenNC
Star Contributor

Raleigh, NC
USA
498 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2008 :  6:09:13 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Judy that was hilarious. It is 9 p.m. and it is 49--above. I know that is sunbathing weather for some of you but frankly, my nose feels like the dog's and my toes are chubby little ice cubes. Think I'll get a hot water bottle and go to bed.

Ellen
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Servanne
Star Contributor

Silver Lake, MN
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2009 :  09:13:48 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
6 degrees above, 1 below with the wind chill. Nice blue sky. Not so bad of a day so far!

Servanne
Merrily shopping my way through the Twin Cities, Western Minnesota and beyond...
MSPA Gold Certified since April 2007!
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DarleneH
Star Contributor

Cleveland, OH
USA
1322 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  5:56:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The roads here are like an ice skating rink-not fun.
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LisaOV
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MN
USA
2659 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  6:04:22 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Lower teens this afternoon. Didn't wear a jacket when running from the warm car into the warm house.
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