Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #181
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 154
Just returned yesterday from spending Christmas at the beach on the Florida panhandle; temps in the low to mid 70,s each day and good fishing.
Returned to south MS and the temp now is in the mid 60's.
I would like to try two things in the cold weather, through, ice climbing and ice fishing. Meanwhile, no plans to spend an extended period of time above the Mason-
Dixon line, for additional reasons.
__________________

__________________
theloneranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-31-2008, 12:59 AM   #182
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
clifp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by NW-Bound View Post
You miss all the cracking and popping that the frame of your house would make !

Yes that is right up there with shoveling snow, and rock salt covered cars on my top things I miss about not living in snow country. We do have cracking and popping sounds in the houses though; termites can be noisy
__________________

__________________
clifp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 02:02 AM   #183
Moderator
bssc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,451
Ah, back in Phoenix and back in shorts.
__________________
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 08:16 AM   #184
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,211
It is 15 degrees today and putzed around a bit outside with the dog, cleaning up some of the snowblower misses. Felt warm. Adaptation is interesting. I left my coat unzipped and didn't even where a hat.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 08:59 AM   #185
Moderator
ziggy29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha View Post
It is 15 degrees today and putzed around a bit outside with the dog, cleaning up some of the snowblower misses. Felt warm. Adaptation is interesting. I left my coat unzipped and didn't even where a hat.
To me, it all depends on the wind. Though we're way down in the heart of chiggerville Texas, it can get pretty cold overnight -- often into the 20s in the dead of winter with a handful of nights down into the teens. When it gets down into the low 20s and below, there's usually no wind at all.

I can stand outside in a T-shirt while letting the dog out for her first-thing-in-the-morning nature call when it's 18º and calm and be pretty comfortable... but if it's 40º and windy it's very uncomfortable.
__________________
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
ziggy29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #186
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,181
I watched the weather forecaster last night on TV, and he said NO snow until at least this evening or extremely early Wednesday morning (1-2am), and then it would be no more than a light dusting with NO measurable accumulation. What a moron!!! We've had almost 2" of snow since I crawled outta bed, and it's still going! I don't think that idiot could predict what the current weather is, even he were out standing in the middle of it!!!

I can't believe that people can actually get paid for being wrong soooo often! If I was in the market for a job....which I'm not, nor ever shall be....I'd want to be a weatherman! I could be wrong 99% of the time, and get paid for it! What a deal!!!

But the best one I ever heard, was on our local rinky-dink radio station here in town. The radio announcer...live for the studio 1/2 mile form my house....said, "It's a bright sunny day outside, not a cloud in the sky. And it's a great day for anything you want to do outdoors, as there's absolutely NO chance of precipitation today." We had been having a big thunderstorm for about an hour....thunder, lightning, torrential downpours, the whole nine yards! Their broadcasting studio was in the front of their building, looking out through 2 huge store-front windows!!!
__________________
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 10:01 AM   #187
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,019
Weather straight from the source:
www.noaa.gov
Punch in your zip code at the top left of the page, click on GO, and it will take you directly to REAL radar and satellite weather. Your local hazardous weather will appear in text just below the weekday forecast icons. Click on one and read.
Go back to the previous page, then click on the radar map image halfway down the right side of the page, then select the Composite Loop (cloud cover and precipitation) option at top left.
Red color means head for the cellar.
I am an experienced boater who watches the weather like some watch the stock market. Only the NOAA weather will do. This is the weather reports that emergency services, pilots, and mariners use to predict their "go, no-go" decisions and readiness.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 02:50 PM   #188
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,155
Rain rain rain. We don't get the extreme cold weather but the rain sure screws up my golf.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 02:55 PM   #189
Moderator Emeritus
CuppaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: At The Cafe
Posts: 6,869
According to the ole lumbago gage, bone-chilling dampness interspersed with rain.
__________________
CuppaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #190
Moderator
ziggy29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawg54 View Post
Rain rain rain. We don't get the extreme cold weather but the rain sure screws up my golf.
We'll take just about all the rain you'll send our way.
__________________
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
ziggy29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #191
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,824
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Nice layer of ice this morning for the commute. Didn't leave the house until 2PM and 33F.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 06:23 PM   #192
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,019
Thanks for the warning. Can you take that storm system back, please ?

A STORM SYSTEM MOVING OUT OF THE OHIO VALLEY WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK THIS EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES IS LIKELY BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. SNOW MIXING WITH SLEET AT TIMES, SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WEDNESDAY EVENING...SHOWERS SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO 6 TO 10 IS LIKELY BY MIDNIGHT.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #193
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 36,404
It's raining hard right now, as it did in the late afternoon. Although the puddles in my yard are becoming little temporary ponds, the sound of rain is peaceful and soothing, and I feel cozy and comfortable inside tonight.

I love the rain, and we get 60"/year in New Orleans. I'll miss the frequent rains when we move north.
__________________


Retired in 2009 at age 61.

Mini-pension 13%, SS 20%, investments 67%.




W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #194
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,211
Her body was 'ice cold' and her heart stopped, but Duluth woman survived | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Janice Goodger’s body temperature had fallen to 60 degrees – as cold as Dr. Chris Delp has ever seen – and so cold that it appeared as if she couldn’t possibly survive.
Instead, the 64-year-old Duluth woman will walk back into St. Luke’s hospital for a simple checkup today, just days after what Delp, an emergency room physician at the hospital, called an “amazing” medical journey to the brink of death and back.
“I’m not aware of anyone at this age to have survived [being so cold] and to have done this well,” he said.
And Goodger, who returned to her apartment just days after her heart stopped beating for at least an hour as her body temperature fell, seems to have suffered no ill effects.
“I don’t feel any different, except I can’t yell anymore,” Goodger said.


I can't think of a thing to add to this story.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 09:26 PM   #195
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,898
More cold and windy. Really windy! Gusts over 50 mph. I am dreaming of warm places by the sea. Hawaii. Florida. Mexico. I am seriously wondering if this 3rd generation Californian wants to return to her roots.
__________________
Zoocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:05 AM   #196
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Somewhere between Chicago and Phoenix
Posts: 8,060
A little snow yesterday in Northern Il makes walking outside with crutches an adventure
(but not as slippery as the greasy floor in Taco Bell). Boring forecast - cloudy with highs 26-34, lows 18-23 for the next 5 days.
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #197
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,114
Quote:
I can't believe that people can actually get paid for being wrong soooo often! If I was in the market for a job....which I'm not, nor ever shall be....I'd want to be a weatherman!
The thing that bugs me about the weather report on our local station is that they've now gone to a seven-day forecast. Even the forecast for the next day is usually wrong, so it's insulting that they show a seven-day chart.

-----------------

I've seen this story:

'Miracle' woman survives three days under snow drift - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

but have yet to learn how she ended up under the snow. Did she fall and knock herself unconscious? Was she making a snow angel?
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #198
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
OAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central, Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,598
Just returned from a walk with DW. Fine walking East, North or South. West was another story, just enough sleet on a just fast enough winds to make it tough. At least we have yet to get more than a dusting of snow thus far (and can still walk outside). That, may be changing in the next few days however.
__________________
Vietnam Veteran, CW4 USA, Retired 1979
OAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #199
Moderator
bssc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,451
Cold and chilly in Phoenix. Had to put on pants for work although my boss had shorts on. Only supposed to hit 61. At least it is sunny out.
__________________
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #200
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 36,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by bssc View Post
Cold and chilly in Phoenix. Had to put on pants for work although my boss had shorts on. Only supposed to hit 61. At least it is sunny out.
Is that a dream job, or what? I am so envious. I cannot imagine seeing my boss dressed like that at work, much less wearing them myself.

We have the same weather as you, today. It's supposed to hit 61, and it is clear and sunny.
__________________

__________________


Retired in 2009 at age 61.

Mini-pension 13%, SS 20%, investments 67%.




W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Awful Movies Moemg Other topics 76 02-18-2008 04:10 PM
Where do you get your weather? mickeyd Other topics 27 07-03-2007 05:57 AM
Weather Helen Other topics 51 02-09-2007 09:14 AM
All Weather Portfolio MasterBlaster FIRE and Money 20 10-12-2006 07:54 PM
The Weather Danny Other topics 0 03-16-2006 10:23 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:13 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.