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Hey, you - Jack Frost - cut that out!! No nipping!! [Jan. 15th, 2007|07:20 am]

A couple of weeks ago, we saw a robin in the yard. Down here, seeing a robin isn't the first sign of Spring. Instead, robins are harbingers of winter, traveling ahead of the really cold weather.

Sure enough, we are now in the midst of a winter storm watch. Saturday it was 78 degrees; by tonight we will have ice.

I'm sure those of you living to the north are snorting at the thought of 29 degrees being dangerously cold. But we live in the tropics. Well, the sub tropics. I have owned exactly 7 coats in the past 46 years. I had a pair of gloves, once. When I was going to be in London for the winter. I don't know what snow tires look like. I don't own thermal anything.



[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-01-15 01:46 pm (UTC)
I ONLY feel sorry for you because I know how that drastic change feels. We rarely get a nice gradual drop in temps to ease into the cold season and let our bodies adjust.

If it makes you feel any better, it's still -13 here this morning with the windchill making it feel like -29. The thought of your 29 degrees sounds awesome right now. Though your 78 sounds like HEAVEN!! That's almost 90 degrees warmer than it is right now! CRAZY!
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From: misty_bay
2007-01-16 12:03 pm (UTC)

Of course I'm not snorting

I mean...if I were hit with 78 degree weather, right now, it would take me a while to find my shorts and flip-flops. Which of course is totally different than not owning any.

Here in Maine, we've barely hit below 34 degrees all winter. Which is a rarity. Still....your blood is probably so thin that 29 will feel like minus 30.

Brrr...is right.

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From: spritzcourt
2007-01-16 02:12 pm (UTC)
Windchill at -29?? How do you even survive at such a temperature?

The back and forth temperature swings keeps all of our sinuses active. Sleet and ice today and tomorrow- in the 60's by Sunday.

I was really, really, really hoping for an 'ice day' today, but not such luck. Schools are open. Maybe tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-01-17 05:24 am (UTC)
I think everyone was hoping for an ice day. My husband is like kid wanting snow on Christmas.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-17 05:06 am (UTC)
I'm feeling your pain, sister. Before last week (when something apparently went horrendously wrong in the universe), it was A/C all day/furnace all night. Now, it's just cold, cold, cold all day long.

Oooooh, on an unrelated subject...they're talking about sending us to DAL for a week for some training thingy at some point this year. I'm soooo going to schedule my flight there (or back) through HOU. Even if it's just for lunch.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-01-17 05:25 am (UTC)
Whoo Hoo! You bet your sweet bippy you're coming through HOU!!!
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