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Old 11-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #43
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All jokes aside, those of us in the tourist states do appreciate all of you who bring your dollars to our states. Here in my county, the local economy really drops when tourist visits drop.
Hopefully, even if the Canadian dollar is down a bit, it still goes a little farther once you get here. Gas was $2.65 (regular) when I filled my Silverado this afternoon in Pinellas county. It was about the same most of this last trip in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A bit higher in North Carolina. Gas Buddy is my friend.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #44
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They got over 5 feet of snow around Buffalo N.Y. and more coming.

Deadly western New York snowstorm to get second wind | Reuters
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:02 PM   #45
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I have a buddy who grew up in the UP of Michigan . He showed us a picture of snow piled up to the bottom of the second story windows on his childhood home . He would jump out of the window on a sled and slide out to the street . It sure looked like a lot of fun.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:34 PM   #46
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I was out putting some shingles on a shed, all I can say is I was NOT out there for very long and had no problem determining if my shirt had come untucked.
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Roger, I was in the same boat yesterday. Went out side to use the wet saw to cut some tiles for our current bathroom reno project. The water in the pan was frozen and I almost froze my fingers off the 20 minutes I was out there.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #48
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Roger, I was in the same boat yesterday. Went out side to use the wet saw to cut some tiles for our current bathroom reno project. The water in the pan was frozen and I almost froze my fingers off the 20 minutes I was out there.
Two 5 gal buckets, one with HOT water to pump from, the other to catch the water from the drain. I have done this many times.

But now, I broke down and bought a tile tent to use that covers my wet saws on 5 sides, and half the front. I can use this right in the house.
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Roger, I was in the same boat yesterday. Went out side to use the wet saw to cut some tiles for our current bathroom reno project. The water in the pan was frozen and I almost froze my fingers off the 20 minutes I was out there.
I thought I had it bad not being able to wear a glove on the hand that was holding the nails. At least that hand was not getting WET and I could slip the glove back on each time I finished a row and was setting out more shingles.

Yep us folks from the great white north may complain about the cold but it seems we are pretty stubborn about that cold not stopping us

Aint really cold till you see a male husky frozen to a fire hydrant with a leg in the air.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:29 AM   #50
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Certainly the warmth of Florida, if not the absolute temperature at least the relative temperature, is reason enough to be in Florida in the winter.

There is another reason for Florida in the winter, its fresh fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I picked a couple of oranges and a lemon off neighbor's trees and fresh watermelon were delivered to the clubhouse.

There's a local gentleman, 92 year old Vinny, who brings our park fresh vegetables, expecting only a hug from women in return. He says the hugs keep him alive. Yesterday it was cukes, cherry tomatoes and watermelon.

I'm always amazed by the wide spectrum of items grown in FL, fruits and vegetables that I thought were reserved for cooler climates like blueberries and potatoes. In another 30 days we'll be picking our own strawberries.

There's still plenty of room for people in FL. We live in a relatively un-populated section.

I read an article yesterday where Paul Ehrlich, Stanford professor, known for his book the Population Bomb. His famous book predicted the collapse of society by the year 2000 due to over population (he's another failed doomsday predictor).

In the article he stated that only 3% of the land area of the world is populated. He mentioned that you can walk from a boreal forest just north of Winnipeg well into Russia with out seeing another human being.

I don't know how the 3% is calculated. When I travel Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec, most of it was un-populated.
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As I posted another time, I am always impressed how many improvements are made to our campers, especially making them ready for all kinds of contingencies that come along the way, weatherwise or climatewise.

Every era has its doomsayers. A global warming believer once told me that climate forecasting is actually easier than weather forecasting - how so? I am sure he is now a climate change believer, but so am I. It is always changing. I feel sorry for the climate scientists. I heard that their science is complete, definitive and finished.

We only have a dusting of snow in central VT, but it has been pretty cold the last few nights, around 20F. They must be making a ton of snow on the ski trails.

I like Vinny's recipe for longevity...
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I mowed the lawn 4 days ago and woke up to this yesterday morning. Does anyone else have the desire to live in a warmer place?

One of the warmer area's in Canada is the Okanagan Valley. Been there a few times and it is a very nice place. Hummmmmm.

The Okanagan is getting snow right now as well. Better to be in Vancouver or Victoria if you want to stay away from the snow in Canada. Just have to like a little rain instead.
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Speaking of "snowbirds"...
photos of snowgeese migrating from Canada through Gray Lodge Wilderness, California. Photos taken Friday and Saturday of last week, November 14 & 15, 2014.
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I like Vinny's recipe for longevity...
Vinny is a classic. Short a little stooped, walking with a cane, wonderfully wrinkled face always with a smile. I asked him where he gets all of the fruits and vegetables... from the packing houses. He's been bringing them for years here.

Definitely a special person.
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The Okanagan Valley gets winter just like you do.

Victoria & Vancouver are the only two places that winter normally misses in Canada and there are several year round RV parks.
Dan, the National Guard was just called in to help out with storm ravaged Buffalo. We live 40 minutes from there. Thinking the OK valley is a bit tamer.

But..... Florida would we a whole lot warmer.
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Two 5 gal buckets, one with HOT water to pump from, the other to catch the water from the drain. I have done this many times.

But now, I broke down and bought a tile tent to use that covers my wet saws on 5 sides, and half the front. I can use this right in the house.
Jim, Roger... thnxs for the tips. A buddy at the coffee meet this AM suggested moving the wet saw to the basement. Place it on a tarp to catch any splashing.

OR.... wait til Sunday when the temp is supposed to go up to 12C. Now that would be the day to be outside.
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