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Old December 6th, 2005, 03:10 PM
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Good afternoon from WI. They announced it was 4 degrees here as we were landing. Think it was in the high 60's when I left Palm Beach this morning. As we flew over all the white ground, I asked myself what in the world was I doing? Actually it feels good to be home, and looking out the windows at the snow from my nice warm house is not bad at all.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas now.

Now to catch up around here.

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Old December 6th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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Phyll:

Welcome back to the Real World. Where both Men and Women are frigid.

I don't understand why people can't understand how we can't function in the north. You just do. It isn't bad. In heat people go from their air conditioned homes to their air conditioned cars. Up here we go from our heated homes to our heated cars.

BTW: We're not dropping like flies from exposure.

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Old December 6th, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Glad you had a good flight back Phyll!
I know Mike it's tough to live here in Florida. But somebody has to do it
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Old December 6th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Hey Mike:
Point well taken.. However our southern heat does not cause traffic accidents from cars sliding on ice nor does heat cause power outages like ice will do. Never saw anyone slip on the heat and break a bone.
I guess we all adapt, but I will take the heat anytime. ALso we never have to shovel heat.


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Old December 6th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Ben,

I lived in Birmingham from 84 to 88 and I remember a number of summer power outages due to high demand because of air conditioner usage. At BellSouth we had to run our UPS during peak times during the summer in order offset the load demand.

I haven't slipped on heat but I have stuck to some tar because of it.

I do agree: There are points at both ends of the spectrum where: It's just too dang Cold and too dang Hot!

For me that is: Below 0 and above 90

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Hey..I can put enough clothes on to keep warm..I can not take off enough clothes to get cool..and that is not a pretty sight either.

Welcome home Phyll..glad you are safe, sound and warm.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Glad you made it back safely Phyl.....Honestly is there ever a happy medium.... too hot, too cold, too straight, too curly....in life we are almost never content..BUT I would rather sit in the sun, then build a snowman
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Welcome back neighbor,
Glad you had a safe trip, enjoy the winter here for a little bit before you return to the south.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 08:08 PM
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I am glad your trip was a safe one, Phyll. Does someone take care of your house for you in Wisconsin when you're in Florida? How long will you be in the Cold Country?

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Hey Phyllbo:

Glad to hear you made it safe & sound.

Variety is the spice of life. Nothing beats the 4 seasons.

What can be better than Spring after a harsh Winter with new life springing out everywheres, fields so green. A few hot months of Summer than the beautiful colours of Fall. So, we get a harsh Winter but the other 3 seasons makes it all so worth while.

We go to Florida or some other warm place for a few weeks every Winter and enjoy a little reprieve from the cold. The price of having to fight the traffic of a zillion cars would be too much for me to stay year round.

Give me the 4 seasons anytime.

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Phyll,
I'm glad to hear that your trip went smoothly. I hope your stay in Winconsin is a good one. I'm thinking of you and sending good vibes your way.
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its a cold day here in mpls only 4 degress the sun was out to day has been bad so far in mpls
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I'm with you Bill. Spring is so glorious after a long cold winter.

Hey Mike-your post doesn't say what state your in, obviously a cold one!

People are forever debating the merits of hot vs. cold climate. When I lived in South Georgia I did road construction, so my perspective on the climate was a bit different than everybody elses. I used to look forward to the daily thunderstorms because I knew it would cool down some.

I do think more is accomplished in a cool climate. Before ac was invented the north was booming while southern states could barely get off the ground.

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Old December 6th, 2005, 11:37 PM
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Steve,

I am in Minnesota, just west of Minneapolis. We had a balmy high of 8 degrees today.

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Ah Mike,

I didn't realise you were from Minnesotta. My best friends in the world live in that neck of the woods (albeit most probably hundreds of miles from you) in a litle place called Redwood Falls.

They have told me all about the area, living on the prairie and for me coming from little old England, it sounds absolutely amazing - and yes I have watched Fargo many times and undersand gteh lcoals were not too happy about teh local dialect portrayed in the movie

We are coming over your way next June (hope the mossies are not too fierce then) so am truly looking forward to stepping on Minnesottan soil.

So am I right in thinking that so far you are having quite a bad winter. When I last spoke to Tammy (thanksgiving) she said the forecast was for it not to be too bad this winter (not 100ft of snowfall as per ususal).

We will be lucky if we get a few flakes voer here in the S/E of the UK!

Anyway, off to Berlin tomorrow where it is certainly a lot colder than here but will be a wonderful break and gteh Xmas Markets are fabulous.

Take care and give my love to MN.

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I think it's so cool that we talk to people that are in other countries or even across the US. Finding out that they have a connection close to home. I just love the way that this site has a way of bringing us all together even if for just a moment via cyperspace.

We are all getting so used to it because we do it so much now, but did you ever just stop and think how amazing that really is?

Kimmiegirl's post is what got me thinking, (I always enjoy reading them)...sorry to get so off track.

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I don't remember ever needing to scrape ice and snow off the windshield before I was able to drive.

When your house is on wheels and you wake up to cold weather you know you've screwed up! In a year from now we'll be driving our home to the nicest climates in North America. Ahhhh..........

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Kimmie:

I also have relatives in England. My mother was from Leicester and I have plenty of family there and we visit quite often. The reports of our weather are quite exaggerated. Our average snowfall is 55 inches per year.

You have one of the most lovely countries I have ever visited but I do have to say one thing. I have never been as cold as I was one February day in Exeter. It was 42 degrees and I was well wrapped up but with the mist from the sea and the wind, I had a chill in me that I thought would never go away. I longed for a sub-zero day in Minnesota, standing on a lake and ice fishing.

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