Surviving the winter from HELL

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    Feb 16, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    Alexxx5 said
    Import saidI'm sorry OP.
    I feel like I should play that Beyonce song where she's like "sucks to be you riiiight now"

    -with love from SoCal.


    Nice. Just don't turn on your tap; flush your toilet; take a shower; wash your clothes, car or dishes; water your garden or pets; fill your swimming pool etc etc. EVER. AGAIN.

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    Feb 16, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    xrichx said77F today. icon_cool.gif

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    We're gonna be in the 80's by Wednesday. Ha!
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    Feb 16, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    I count My blessings to be alive and have a warm place to sleep and People who care about Me. I watch with wonder and awe at the majesty of nature - the ONE thing We will NEVER be able to control.

    Then I take Vicodin, Seconal, Valium, Klonopin and some pain killers I found in an abandoned hotel in South Jersey with a bottle of Vodka and pretend My name is Thor.
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    Feb 16, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    I wonder at the majesty of the palms trees gently waving in the 72-degree breeze. if i weren't such a terribly refined and tactful person I might think of gloating, but I shall forgo the opportunity.
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    Feb 16, 2014 7:11 PM GMT
    Not all that bad here… sure it went down to -20C and sure I had to burn 50% more wood, but out today shovelling snow with just my Tshirt on… it's all good. I'd hate to have a heating bill though… and it's been such a mountain of snow that i haven't been riding my bike…..aahhhhh I should have kept my ski's and the dog sled…lol
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    Feb 16, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    I love winter, Im able to wear shorts thorough most of the time.
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    Feb 16, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    my family is in new england, they're buried in snow after yet another storm... it's been a warmer than usual "winter" in southern california - the fire season has started early.

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    Feb 16, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    its a shorts and sandals kind of day today. of course, no socks
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    Feb 16, 2014 8:03 PM GMT
    I usually am ok with winter, but this was a bit much, though that is what makes spring and summer all the more special around here.
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    Feb 16, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    I crashed my car the only day it snowed here.
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    Feb 16, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
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    Alexxx5 saidHmmmm. . .

    My driveway is like a bob sled run and I'm stuck here tonight posting. Why don't you come over and give me a plow? icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    Oh, I'll shovel your driveway....but if anything is getting plowed, it better be my backside. icon_twisted.gif


    Ok Okay, that was good, but we got moar cumin

    http://weather.aol.com/2014/02/16/early-week-snow-heads-back-to-chicago-nyc-boston/

    I'm a big fan of cold snowy winters, but not all year! ENOUGH !
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    Feb 16, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    wouldnt a winter from hell be hot?


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    Feb 16, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    It's taken a toll on everyone here. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 16, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    fable saidwouldnt a winter from hell be hot?


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    Not necessarily-- In Dante's Inferno, the 9th circle of hell-- the worst and deepest-- was a place of endless winter where the souls of the damned were frozen next to Satan himself in eternal ice:

    "In contrast to the popular image of Hell as fiery, the traitors are frozen in a lake of ice known as Cocytus, with each group encased in ice to progressively greater depths."

    Kind of like New Jersey. . .
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    Feb 16, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    Cash saidI count My blessings to be alive and have a warm place to sleep and People who care about Me. I watch with wonder and awe at the majesty of nature - the ONE thing We will NEVER be able to control.

    Then I take Vicodin, Seconal, Valium, Klonopin and some pain killers I found in an abandoned hotel in South Jersey with a bottle of Vodka and pretend My name is Thor.
    ^^^ THIS!
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    Feb 16, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    Alexxx5 saidThis winter is headed for the record books as one of the worst in decades. Record snowfall and low temps in the north, ice storms in the south, drought and wildfires in the west, winds and flooding in Britain and Northern Europe.

    So how are you surviving this winter from hell? Or, share your winter horror story.

    And guys from the Southern Hemisphere-- STFU unless you have a "summer from hell" story! icon_lol.gif


    I am loving every minute of it. For years I have wanted a lot of snow, now I'm getting it. This is my first year driving, that's weird but it's a learning experience, first icy roads, first times cleaning off the car, and trying to get out of my own driveway to work, which i really would rather not go to. But rather sit inside or lay under my comforters, or bake something, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy the view.

    It's beautiful.
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    Feb 16, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    As a resident of North Jersey, yes, this has been the winter from hell.

    I have probably developed scoliosis from all the shoveling.

    I am ready for grass, daffodils, and temperatures above 32.


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    Feb 16, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
    For us this year, we are in a very serious drought situation here in California. We finally for the last couple of weeks have had rain in the Bay Area, but even then we are still in a short fall. We need a couple of more big storms to bring the water table back to normal. For now today, we finally have the sun out which I am grateful, tired of the rain but we need it.icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 17, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
    Cash saidI count My blessings to be alive and have a warm place to sleep and People who care about Me. I watch with wonder and awe at the majesty of nature - the ONE thing We will NEVER be able to control.

    Then I take Vicodin, Seconal, Valium, Klonopin and some pain killers I found in an abandoned hotel in South Jersey with a bottle of Vodka and pretend My name is Thor.

    That's a helluva cocktail! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 17, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    The gloaters can nibble the icicles off my right one!

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    Feb 17, 2014 3:36 PM GMT
    RobBot125 saidAs a resident of North Jersey, yes, this has been the winter from hell.

    I have probably developed scoliosis from all the shoveling.

    I am ready for grass, daffodils, and temperatures above 32.


    I agree 100%. I am also ready for milder temperatures. I am sick of this single digit, Arctic air. I am tired of shoveling snow.
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
    There's no such thing as a bad winter, only a bad attitude.

    Life is what you make of it.

    I dress warm and use snow tires. My only regret is that it has been colder than I like for doing winter sports, but I still take walks a few times a day. Love the way the city looks covered in white.
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    Alexxx5 said
    Import saidI'm sorry OP.
    I feel like I should play that Beyonce song where she's like "sucks to be you riiiight now"

    -with love from SoCal.


    Nice. Just don't turn on your tap; flush your toilet; take a shower; wash your clothes, car or dishes; water your garden or pets; fill your swimming pool etc etc. EVER. AGAIN.

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    Yes we do have a bit of a drought issue, but the media and some up of the political speeches make it out to seem more dire. Cities typically enact conservation measures that are not at all difficult to follow. Will be just fine, thanks.

    Now to decide which T-shirt or tank top and shorts all wear going to the gym. Then maybe a ride along the beach. Or maybe a run in the sand. But don't worry OP, I'll be thinking of you.

    All the best from SoCal.
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    Nivek saidThere's no such thing as a bad winter, only a bad attitude.

    Life is what you make of it.

    I dress warm and use snow tires. My only regret is that it has been colder than I like for doing winter sports, but I still take walks a few times a day. Love the way the city looks covered in white.
    After awhile it gets impossible to keep a good attitude when the weather is always lousy with frigid temps., high winds, and endless snow. It has been a bad winter this year and I am ready for it to end. Now when the thaw does hit, we will see how many roads and highways will be in one piece, most likely not very many because potholes are already a serious problem.
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
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    Nivek saidThere's no such thing as a bad winter, only a bad attitude.

    Life is what you make of it.

    I dress warm and use snow tires. My only regret is that it has been colder than I like for doing winter sports, but I still take walks a few times a day. Love the way the city looks covered in white.
    After awhile it gets impossible to keep a good attitude when the weather is always lousy with frigid temps., high winds, and endless snow. It has been a bad winter this year and I am ready for it to end. Now when the thaw does hit, we will see how many roads and highways will be in one piece, most likely not very many because potholes are already a serious problem.
    Challenge is a given. Misery is a choice.

    When you shovel snow look at it as a lucky chance to get some exercise, not a drudgery. How many times have you been sledding this winter? Snow shoeing? Cross country skiing? Ice skating? Hiking? Or would you rather just think about potholes?