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Anybody else in the deep freeze?

 

-21 this morning with single dig highs forecast.

 

At least the wind isn't blowing.

 

When it's this cold the snow is easy to shovel.

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It's 42 overnight here at the beach....................my palms and orchids are not gonna be happy. Only supposed to get to mid 60's today. I'll have to put on socks and shoes! The horror!

 

BTW what is this "snow" and why do you want to shovel it?

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BTW what is this "snow" and why do you want to shovel it?

 

It's what your drinking water comes from, don't worry, I only piss on it a little.

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60-65 and sunny tuesday, Tues night got 3" wed morn around 8:30 we got another 6". Officially 1 right now. it is a whole 2 at Copper. My tree froze outside so I gotta move it into the garage before we can put it up..... fun stuff.

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, to be as gentle as possible, Foxtrot

 

"Rain" is a phenomena in which Actual Water falls from the sky.

 

Sometimes, it's only a few drops of actual Water,, ( we call that a "little rain" ).

 

Sometimes,,, well,,

, we call it "Biblical".

 

 

Hey, SoCal guys, if it ever does actually Rain down there ,

fergawdsake get Woody offa dat Harley and UNDER COVER !!

 

 

:o if an Actual Water Raindrop ever hits poor Woody,,

 

:( I'm having bad juju visions of the "salt-on-a-slug effect "

 

 

 

 

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Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Timing: snow will reach the Tahoe basin Friday afternoon with a period of heavy snow likely Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Snow accumulations: a foot or more above 7000 feet and down to lake level along the western shore. At Truckee...South Lake and the Eastern Shore...6 to 10 inches of snow is possible.

Winds: gusts of 30 mph or more in the lower elevations and gusts of 60 to 80 mph over ridges may produce considerable blowing snow...large drifts and whiteout conditions.

Impacts: hazardous driving conditions due to snow covered roads and low visibility. Temperatures below 20 degrees and gusty winds will lead to below zero wind chill values. Precautionary/preparedness actions... There is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may create hazardous winter driving conditions. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio. Brong Http://weather.Gov/Reno

 

Well, looks like we are going to be snowed in until Sunday (5 to 13" here projected).

 

Seriously good powder skiing Sunday and Monday. This will be one of those epic snowfalls that would have had me hitting the chutes and faces.

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Hey, SoCal guys, if it ever does actually Rain down there ,

fergawdsake get Woody offa dat Harley and UNDER COVER !!

 

 

:o if an Actual Water Raindrop ever hits poor Woody,,

 

:( I'm having bad juju visions of the "salt-on-a-slug effect "

 

I'm more concerned about Woody's pets: You're not supposed to feed Cougars after midnight - and never get 'em wet.

 

I guess you use lube.

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, to be as gentle as possible, Foxtrot

 

"Rain" is a phenomena in which Actual Water falls from the sky.

 

Sometimes, it's only a few drops of actual Water,, ( we call that a "little rain" ).

 

Sometimes,,, well,,

, we call it "Biblical".

 

 

Hey, SoCal guys, if it ever does actually Rain down there ,

fergawdsake get Woody offa dat Harley and UNDER COVER !!

 

 

:o if an Actual Water Raindrop ever hits poor Woody,,

 

:( I'm having bad juju visions of the "salt-on-a-slug effect "

 

 

Thank You for the concern, I have no problem with rain as long as it falls between 2 - 5am and has No wind

 

I won't go into todaz conditions (Same as it Ever Was) but it's a Tree Climbing - Avocado Picking Day

 

while others put trinkets on a dead tree in their house - I pluck 3lb Avocados off my Zutano Tree then Top it again (like a Fackin Weed)

 

Please keep your fingers crossed as I must shoot the 3rd and Last Hot Rum Race of the year this Sat - PIX to Follow B)

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BTW what is this "snow" and why do you want to shovel it?

 

It's what your drinking water comes from, don't worry, I only piss on it a little.

Nah, we steal.....I mean buy...our water from the north cali bay area.

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Hey, SoCal guys, if it ever does actually Rain down there ,

fergawdsake get Woody offa dat Harley and UNDER COVER !!

 

 

:o if an Actual Water Raindrop ever hits poor Woody,,

 

:( I'm having bad juju visions of the "salt-on-a-slug effect "

 

I'm more concerned about Woody's pets: You're not supposed to feed Cougars after midnight - and never get 'em wet.

 

I guess you use lube.

 

:rolleyes:

 

http://youtu.be/rXyvhuyu4VE

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It's snowing lightly here on the south tip of Vancouver Island. I'm not impressed. My digital thermo reads 0.3°C, so it's cold out there right now, but it's supposed to rocket up to 1° this afternoon.

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You buncha pansies... (except for miller)

 

 

was -31 last night, -25C right now. High today -23C

 

High tomorrow -31C, low tomorrow night -34

 

 

I will add, though... I have never felt so cold as when I lived on Vancouver Island and the temp would be hovering around freezing with close to 100% humidity... That's farking bone-chilling.

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You buncha pansies... (except for miller)

 

 

was -31 last night, -25C right now. High today -23C

 

High tomorrow -31C, low tomorrow night -34

 

 

I will add, though... I have never felt so cold as when I lived on Vancouver Island and the temp would be hovering around freezing with close to 100% humidity... That's farking bone-chilling.

 

 

And you stay there why????? Jeebus - it seems like your thoughts would freeze in weather that cold!

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You buncha pansies... (except for miller)

 

 

was -31 last night, -25C right now. High today -23C

 

High tomorrow -31C, low tomorrow night -34

 

 

I will add, though... I have never felt so cold as when I lived on Vancouver Island and the temp would be hovering around freezing with close to 100% humidity... That's farking bone-chilling.

I hear ya' goatroper. When I worked outdoors at the boatyard -10F and dry was way better than 35F and rain.

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You buncha pansies... (except for miller)

 

 

was -31 last night, -25C right now. High today -23C

 

High tomorrow -31C, low tomorrow night -34

 

 

I will add, though... I have never felt so cold as when I lived on Vancouver Island and the temp would be hovering around freezing with close to 100% humidity... That's farking bone-chilling.

I hear ya' goatroper. When I worked outdoors at the boatyard -10F and dry was way better than 35F and rain.

 

 

Exactly, I'll take our sub zero temps and bottomed out hygrometer over cool and damp any day.

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Anybody else in the deep freeze?

 

-21 this morning with single dig highs forecast.

 

At least the wind isn't blowing.

 

When it's this cold the snow is easy to shovel.

Just wait another couple of days it was 20 here in San Francisco this morning! I recall co-workers in Colorado figure about 2-3 days before what we have here in CA reaches them. Expected to be even colder tonight and tomorrow with a probably chance of snow here in the Bay Area on Saturday morning. Last time it snowed here in SF was December 09 I recall around the 12th or so it was right before we closed on our house. Neighbor up the street with a steep driveway had just moved in the night before the snow and backed out of the garage and ended up in the neighbors front yard across the street after his unexpected sled ride down his driveway.

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It is unusually warm here right now, hit 60 today. Kind of mixed emotions, I appreciate the lower heating bills, but I like winter to be winter too.

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The temps dipped too quickly here in the Bay area (SF).
Daytime it went from mid 70s to 40s.....brrrrrrrrr is right.
And I am needing more time to acclimatize.
There isn't enough fleece and wool in my wardrobe....yet.

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Expecting snow to start tomorrow afternoon, 5 - 13" predicted and as we are on a ridge, I expect the higher number. Waxing my skis.

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Anybody else in the deep freeze?

 

-21 this morning with single dig highs forecast.

 

At least the wind isn't blowing.

 

Wh

 

Ice.jpg

It was 20 here just east of the Oakland hills this morning at 7am. Haven't seen it cold like this in the Bay Area more than once or twice. I think early Dec 09 might be close though I think this cold spell has it beat on temps. Curious to see what happens Friday/Saturday when the moisture moves in either it warms up a tad or we get snow.

 

en it's this cold the snow is easy to shovel.

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The temps dipped too quickly here in the Bay area (SF).

Daytime it went from mid 70s to 40s.....brrrrrrrrr is right.

And I am needing more time to acclimatize.

There isn't enough fleece and wool in my wardrobe....yet.

20 here in the East Bay H haven't seen this sort of temps more than once or twice living here my whole life. Early December 09 we actually got snow in SF and it stuck in some places like Berkeley hills, Walnut Creek etc. That was the week before we closed on our house in the East Bay so didn't actually see it here at the new house but did watch snow flakes falling at our San Francisco condo it didn't stick in SF but it did in the East Bay. Neighbor up the street told me they had just moved in, have a steep driveway backed out of the garage and did the slip n slide down the driveway and ended up in the neighbors front yard across the street.. LOL

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The temps dipped too quickly here in the Bay area (SF).

Daytime it went from mid 70s to 40s.....brrrrrrrrr is right.

And I am needing more time to acclimatize.

There isn't enough fleece and wool in my wardrobe....yet.

20 here in the East Bay H haven't seen this sort of temps more than once or twice living here my whole life. Early December 09 we actually got snow in SF and it stuck in some places like Berkeley hills, Walnut Creek etc. That was the week before we closed on our house in the East Bay so didn't actually see it here at the new house but did watch snow flakes falling at our San Francisco condo it didn't stick in SF but it did in the East Bay. Neighbor up the street told me they had just moved in, have a steep driveway backed out of the garage and did the slip n slide down the driveway and ended up in the neighbors front yard across the street.. LOL

That must have quite the scene.

:)

 

Well then, being that local friends thanked me for the warm weather I seem to have brought since I had arrived, now they might blame me for the cold.

It's the seesaw effect. What goes up must come down. Hahaha!

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Oh shit. Just checked the forecast. 3-4 inches (prolly 5-6 at my elevation) white stuff tomorrow thru Sat. a.m. and even colder...like 0 degrees. Great. Still haven't got water...2 space heaters on well-head for an hour and 1/2, 4 calls to water guy (who's swamped), tested pressure tank (ok), short-term improvement (almost 40psi) then back to fluctuating pressure guage (between 4-24 psi). Crap. Ice in pipes...moved to an elbow in the 100' rise, 400' uphill run from pump? Fuck, fuck, fuck.

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Oh shit. Just checked the forecast. 3-4 inches (prolly 5-6 at my elevation) white stuff tomorrow thru Sat. a.m. and even colder...like 0 degrees. Great. Still haven't got water...2 space heaters on well-head for an hour and 1/2, 4 calls to water guy (who's swamped), tested pressure tank (ok), short-term improvement (almost 40psi) then back to fluctuating pressure guage (between 4-24 psi). Crap. Ice in pipes...moved to an elbow in the 100' rise, 400' uphill run from pump? Fuck, fuck, fuck.

 

The old Family farm back in Plaino ill -- kept corn stalks to burn over the well pipes when they froze up. I can only think of one crop you have in Oregon that you could burn to de ice the pipes but I don't think its in your budget ;-)

 

I would book a room at the local hotel if you wait too long you'll be shit out of luck after everyone else moves in and finally decide to pull the plug and find a place with water. Or just go bottled for a while and hope for the best. Good luck!!!

 

I wrapped all the exposed stuff last night knock on wood no plumber projects on the todo list yet.

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Oh shit. Just checked the forecast. 3-4 inches (prolly 5-6 at my elevation) white stuff tomorrow thru Sat. a.m. and even colder...like 0 degrees. Great. Still haven't got water...2 space heaters on well-head for an hour and 1/2, 4 calls to water guy (who's swamped), tested pressure tank (ok), short-term improvement (almost 40psi) then back to fluctuating pressure guage (between 4-24 psi). Crap. Ice in pipes...moved to an elbow in the 100' rise, 400' uphill run from pump? Fuck, fuck, fuck.

Yikes, that sucks. Good Luck

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Yeah...1st time in 24 years. And, it's been colder, longer here before. Had everything replaced last year except pressure tank. Built custom insulated 3/4" marine ply box for well head, wrapped all pipes, etc at the time also. New pump, 95' of SS pipe to pump, all new wires, new control box, new pressure switch and liquid filled guage, etc. etc. Also replaced solar water heater system with latest & greatest. Only thing not replaced was pressure tank...which tested just fine. So...WTF????

 

Now they're saying it could be ice at the pressure guage nipple....

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Oh shit. Just checked the forecast. 3-4 inches (prolly 5-6 at my elevation) white stuff tomorrow thru Sat. a.m. and even colder...like 0 degrees. Great. Still haven't got water...2 space heaters on well-head for an hour and 1/2, 4 calls to water guy (who's swamped), tested pressure tank (ok), short-term improvement (almost 40psi) then back to fluctuating pressure guage (between 4-24 psi). Crap. Ice in pipes...moved to an elbow in the 100' rise, 400' uphill run from pump? Fuck, fuck, fuck.

 

The old Family farm back in Plaino ill -- kept corn stalks to burn over the well pipes when they froze up. I can only think of one crop you have in Oregon that you could burn to de ice the pipes but I don't think its in your budget ;-)

 

I would book a room at the local hotel if you wait too long you'll be shit out of luck after everyone else moves in and finally decide to pull the plug and find a place with water. Or just go bottled for a while and hope for the best. Good luck!!!

 

I wrapped all the exposed stuff last night knock on wood no plumber projects on the todo list yet.

 

A myth. In the almost 1/4 century we've lived here, including owning/operating a grocery/deli for 19 of those years, we've only seen pot once. Someone dropped a small bag in our store. Never seen it "farmed" or growing.

 

However, we DO have a lot of trees...

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So since it's so cold (approaching 50 already!!) here we decided to hunker down. We bought a big pork shoulder, a stack of tomatillos and jalapeños, and let a crock pit of chili verde go all day. It's almost ready. Built a fire, turned on the Christmas lights, popped a nice wine and settled in.

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So since it's so cold (approaching 50 already!!) here we decided to hunker down. We bought a big pork shoulder, a stack of tomatillos and jalapeños, and let a crock pit of chili verde go all day. It's almost ready. Built a fire, turned on the Christmas lights, popped a nice wine and settled in.

I was down there for a Turkey Trot a few years back when it snowed so don't give me that Socal OMG I need to dig my jacket out of the attic crap.. HA

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Below freezing for a few days here. Tonite is supposed to drop well below, and wind chill to boot.

 

Tomorrow i have the privilege of working outside in a hydro substation. And i cut the tip of a finger off today.

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Below freezing for a few days here. Tonite is supposed to drop well below, and wind chill to boot. Tomorrow i have the privilege of working outside in a hydro substation. And i cut the tip of a finger off today.

Don't worry, they grow back.

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While we're on the subject can anyone recommend a good space heater. I've returned three pieces of crap already including the $300 Dyson ceramic. I need it for a 30' x 30' bedroom with a 20' cathedral ceiling. There is a fan in the middle of the ceiling.

 

Thanks in advance.

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While we're on the subject can anyone recommend a good space heater. I've returned three pieces of crap already including the $300 Dyson ceramic. I need it for a 30' x 30' bedroom with a 20' cathedral ceiling. There is a fan in the middle of the ceiling.

 

Thanks in advance.

Sleep in a smaller room.

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While we're on the subject can anyone recommend a good space heater. I've returned three pieces of crap already including the $300 Dyson ceramic. I need it for a 30' x 30' bedroom with a 20' cathedral ceiling. There is a fan in the middle of the ceiling.

 

Thanks in advance.

Sleep in a smaller room.

 

it's not the space your trying to heat that matters

 

it's where you place the heater

 

I keep mine in the garage in DAGO and house stays warm B)

 

when I was 2 years old in New England my Parents used the Car Heater to keep warm

 

till we got to DAGO = THANK YOU Mom & Dad !!!!! :)

 

 

 

If you stay where you are pitch a tent or get an Electric Blanket and extension-cord that will reach around House

 

Make a Poncho !!!

 

or get a Dog like Clean has and sleep with it, Or a Facking Horse if you don't have room for the Dog !!

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

 

Fml.....

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

 

Fml.....

 

 

Long pants? :blink: Hell is freezing over, it's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

 

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

Fml.....

 

Long pants? :blink: Hell is freezing over, it's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

And you still haven't learned that the heaters in old Porsches only work when you don't need them too?.....

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While we're on the subject can anyone recommend a good space heater. I've returned three pieces of crap already including the $300 Dyson ceramic. I need it for a 30' x 30' bedroom with a 20' cathedral ceiling. There is a fan in the middle of the ceiling.

Thanks in advance.

 

Sleep in a smaller room.

it's not the space your trying to heat that matters

 

it's where you place the heater

 

I keep mine in the garage in DAGO and house stays warm B)

 

when I was 2 years old in New England my Parents used the Car Heater to keep warm

 

till we got to DAGO = THANK YOU Mom & Dad !!!!! :)

 

 

 

If you stay where you are pitch a tent or get an Electric Blanket and extension-cord that will reach around House

 

Make a Poncho !!!

 

or get a Dog like Clean has and sleep with it, Or a Facking Horse if you don't have room for the Dog !!

You forgot to mention the Filipino twins. One for each foot.

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10 degrees last night. Can only get dribbles of water out of the faucets. 1st time we've had a problem in 24 years.

 

What you need is some good ole fashioned global warming. .....

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The heat exchangers are sitting on a shelf in the shop, been running a Bursch race exhaust

 

 

 

 


46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.
Fml.....


Long pants? :blink: Hell is freezing over, it's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

And you still haven't learned that the heaters in old Porsches only work when you don't need them too?.....

 

What heater? The heat exchanger have been sitting in the garage for years. Just going to have to rough it today.

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The heat exchangers are sitting on a shelf in the shop, been running a Bursch race exhaust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

 

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

Fml.....

 

Long pants? :blink: Hell is freezing over, it's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

And you still haven't learned that the heaters in old Porsches only work when you don't need them too?.....

What heater? The heat exchanger have been sitting in the garage for years. Just going to have to rough it today.

 

 

I found out with my Porsches that the best way to get hot air into the cabin was to drive real fast...... in reverse.......

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

Fml.....

 

Long pants? :blink: Hell is freezing over, it's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

And you still haven't learned that the heaters in old Porsches only work when you don't need them too?.....

 

Just going to have to htfu and deal with the extreme temps...Stormwatch 2013!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBlDU8e7om0

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35 and damp down here. Need to move further south.

Add to that 4" of ice when we woke up. Not supposed to get above freezing for several days.

 

Sucks!

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It will be t shirt weather here again within a week or two . There's nothing to shovel and I have heated buildings in which to do my thing while I wait

Life is good

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HA HA

 

 

I found out with my Porsches that the best way to get hot air into the cabin was to drive real fast...... in reverse.......

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21 this morning 7am in the East Bay / Bay Area. It's been kinda fun but I'm Ok with it warming up now. If I wanted sub zero temps I'd live where they get good snow at least you get to play in the white stuff. However just my luck it will snow tonight and tomorrow morning here which would be kinda fun with the kids for a few hours - then it can go away and warm up.

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33 degrees here in the hot brazilian spring/almost summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celsius I mean.

 

(that's about 92 in Fahrenheits)

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Still no water. 26 out, snow everywhere, water experts can't get up my driveway.

 

FUCK!!!

 

Whats the estimate on the weather temp coming back up? Down here its looking like no warm up till Sunday. Hey Ancient M - if it turns out you need to head out before the water thing is sorted - shut it down so if it does manage to loosen up you don't find the house flooded or that your well pump ran for a week and turned your yard into a swamp.

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It is shut down Bulb...of course. More importantly it's shut down to protect the pump from running continuously. Damn good thing I added an on/off switch many years ago, along with a check valve....ya know, the kind of things that should've been there already (I hate dealing with fucking amateurs in construction all the time....I mean, how hard is it to get it right? I'm just an average homeowner with ZERO construction training or experience. But...I know how to research shit.).

 

And, nobody is heading anywhere. When the driveway is white...which is very rare...no one goes up or down, not even with a 4 wheel drive and chains. We're talking 30-40 degree slope, hairpin turns, 1/10th of a mile long.

 

As for the forecast, we've got a heat wave coming Monday: 39/14....that's the next earliest for above freezing temp.

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

 

Fml.....

How do you wear go-heads with socks?

 

 

:P

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

Fml.....

How do you wear go-heads with socks?

:P

It looks pretty stupid but it can be done. I just switch to uggs when I'm that cold, which also looks stupid with shorts.......but you gotta pick......or put on..........I hate even saying it.......shoes!

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

Think that's bad? I'm in the house wearing two sweatshirts, a jacket, pants, socks.....and wool gloves. Worse yet? I can't get the half-century old heater to fire up-----so I actually have the f'ng oven on.

Fml.....

How do you wear go-heads with socks?

:P

It looks pretty stupid but it can be done. I just switch to uggs when I'm that cold, which also looks stupid with shorts.......but you gotta pick......or put on..........I hate even saying it.......shoes!

 

 

Yups, same here. Best thing to hit America since they started putting vaginas on women.....

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Actually Uggs are the imported footwear of elitist angry old white men. Highly discriminatory. So I prefer Emus or Bearpaws.

 

Besides I prefer my footwear made in China.

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(Ughhhs---generic for Bear Paws. And I never pay more than thirty bux for 'em. Which is about half of what I pay for my designer PB&J's on white bread)....

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YAY!!!! We have water!

 

My water professional owner showed up, climbed the snow covered driveway hiil on foot, and found a frozen/broken galvanized elbow in the only hose bib line I didn't check (color me embarassed as hell). Since it was hidden from view (downhill behind RR ties retaining wall) and all new parts from a little over a year ago, it never occurred ro me. Damn. Live & learn.

 

Off to take a much needed dump....

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YAY!!!! We have water!

 

My water professional owner showed up, climbed the snow covered driveway hiil on foot, and found a frozen/broken galvanized elbow in the only hose bib line I didn't check (color me embarassed as hell). Since it was hidden from view (downhill behind RR ties retaining wall) and all new parts from a little over a year ago, it never occurred ro me. Damn. Live & learn.

 

Off to take a much needed dump....

Nice! So broken hose bib was leaking causing water pressure loss at the house? So all the systems were OK except the water was finding a way out before it got to the house?

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It's 3 p.m and -31and tonight it's expected to reach a low of -38,quit yer whinin.

 

 

Jfc, Pal. Ya wanna come over and sit in front of my oven tonite and knock back some hot groggers?....

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46 degrees right now, I'm driving a car with no heater, the horror. :o

 

 

The night before starting this thread we flew home from San Diego, arrived Denver late and had to drive home.

We were in my old Suby that I had to "rewire" the heater motor. About Conifer the fuse blew, it was 17 below zero. We drove all the way home with no heater, she was not amused.

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YAY!!!! We have water!

 

My water professional owner showed up, climbed the snow covered driveway hiil on foot, and found a frozen/broken galvanized elbow in the only hose bib line I didn't check (color me embarassed as hell). Since it was hidden from view (downhill behind RR ties retaining wall) and all new parts from a little over a year ago, it never occurred ro me. Damn. Live & learn.

 

Off to take a much needed dump....

 

Glad to hear you got your water back on. I never appreciated the ability to flush a toilet so much as when we had ours out for 10 days last year.

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YAY!!!! We have water!

 

My water professional owner showed up, climbed the snow covered driveway hiil on foot, and found a frozen/broken galvanized elbow in the only hose bib line I didn't check (color me embarassed as hell). Since it was hidden from view (downhill behind RR ties retaining wall) and all new parts from a little over a year ago, it never occurred ro me. Damn. Live & learn.

 

Off to take a much needed dump....

Nice! So broken hose bib was leaking causing water pressure loss at the house? So all the systems were OK except the water was finding a way out before it got to the house?

 

 

 

Precisely. Because of my dumbass overlook, I chased ghosts for 2 days. My wife insists that it was nearly impossible to see and that I did check all that was in sight, I still was an idiot for not checking every inch. I'm normally very thorough, especially when confronted with a problem. Maybe old age...?

 

You're right Len. It doesn't seem like much 'til it's gone. 10 days! Holy shit...my wife would find a way to sell me into slavery....

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YAY!!!! We have water!

 

My water professional owner showed up, climbed the snow covered driveway hiil on foot, and found a frozen/broken galvanized elbow in the only hose bib line I didn't check (color me embarassed as hell). Since it was hidden from view (downhill behind RR ties retaining wall) and all new parts from a little over a year ago, it never occurred ro me. Damn. Live & learn.

 

Off to take a much needed dump....

Nice! So broken hose bib was leaking causing water pressure loss at the house? So all the systems were OK except the water was finding a way out before it got to the house?

 

 

Precisely. Because of my dumbass overlook, I chased ghosts for 2 days. My wife insists that it was nearly impossible to see and that I did check all that was in sight, I still was an idiot for not checking every inch. I'm normally very thorough, especially when confronted with a problem. Maybe old age...?

 

You're right Len. It doesn't seem like much 'til it's gone. 10 days! Holy shit...my wife would find a way to sell me into slavery....

 

Hard to be thorough when you're operating in minus a trillion degrees................don't your eyeballs freeze?

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It's 3 p.m and -31and tonight it's expected to reach a low of -38,quit yer whinin.

 

 

Jfc, Pal. Ya wanna come over and sit in front of my oven tonite and knock back some hot groggers?....

That's sounds like a good time but I don't think I can make it,even my moose won't start when it's this cold.

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I grew up in the Northeast. The college sailing season started in March, and I loved popping on the drysuit to get out there. Knew my crew was hardcore when she said she didn't mind capsizing because the water was warmer. Fond memories of saltwater freezing on the weather side of my lifejacket, and thawing out my hands painfully after practice.

 

Now I live in Texas. Here, they're happy to race when it's frickin' 105 with 2 knots of wind, but when it's 38 with drizzle and 15 knots, they call it off. wtf... I LOVE 38 with drizzle and 15 knots. I show up in shorts on those days.

 

I guess I should move to North Dakota and buy an ice boat.

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pulled up the weather forcast online

 

said today was sunny [check]

 

said tomorrow would have sum clouds and 10% chance of rain - High of 76 [Yea check]

 

ya I was going to post a screen capture to rub it in (first time for everything ..eh)

 

then I noticed San Diego wasn't showing so I scrolled Up = Fucking CABO !!! :o:o:o

 

we get 15 by noon + Gusts to 25mph by 5 w 90% chance of Fucking Rain :angry:

 

Who brought that Shit down here with them ??? :(

 

 

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-36C right now with low tonight expected -39C -- may as well call that -40

 

-40C == -40F

 

Whenever it gets this cold, this song always comes to mind...

 

 

 

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39F tonight and generally sucky. Tomorrow low 40's all day and continued sucki-ness. I don't even want to go downstairs and sit under the house with the patio heater on watching the boat swing in the lift. Only 14 days left until the winter solstice and the days start getting longer...

 

I hate these cold fronts. Good think I bought a case of rum the other day.

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-36C right now with low tonight expected -39C -- may as well call that -40

 

-40C == -40F

 

I just flew home from Northern Alberta last night, spent a week in Lac La Biche, -41c when I started the car , and it started..... with the wind chill there today they say you have 10 mins before frostbite. And some locals are walking around in hoodies and runners. They look cold.

Which part of the province are u in goatroper?

 

 

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-36C right now with low tonight expected -39C -- may as well call that -40

 

-40C == -40F

 

I just flew home from Northern Alberta last night, spent a week in Lac La Biche, -41c when I started the car , and it started..... with the wind chill there today they say you have 10 mins before frostbite. And some locals are walking around in hoodies and runners. They look cold.

Which part of the province are u in goatroper?

 

Red Deer area...

 

this morning its sunny, clear, no wind -35C -- when there's no wind, its actually not bad out... even when it's this cold, the sun can do a surprisingly good job of warming things if the wind isn't immediately removing that heat...

 

Hah... first vehicle I had that had EFI was an 87 Ford pickup -- that thing would start second crank no matter how cold - wouldn't sound very healthy at first, though. Never did plug that thing in, but I probably should have.

 

What the heck are you doing in LLB? must be work as I can't think of any other reason to go there this time of year...

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