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Old 02-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #2881
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Since my daughter could not park her car on the street at her residence in Boston she decided to stay with us through the storm. When she was digging her car out yesterday she slipped and fell in the driveway and broke four bones in her mid foot. The orthopedic surgeon called it the Lisfranc injury. He put her foot in a cast and referred her to an foot specialist for further examination. He think it may take 8 -10 weeks of recovery if no surgery is required.

The worst part is she accepted a new position with an a new company and was suppose to start next Monday and the new employer may not wait two months for her to recover. Fortunately for her she has health insurance through her former employer through the end of the month.

I' ll call my homeowners insurance company tomorrow to inquire about filing a claim.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #2882
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/ga...anted=all&_r=0

The cold blast since the beginning of the year made this an interesting read.
"SERIOUS cold, Justen Ladda said, is when the sponge in the kitchen sink feels like wood or the toothpaste freezes or the refrigerator turns itself off, as it did one particularly frigid day last winter. Not that Mr. Ladda, a 56-year-old sculptor who has lived heat-free in his Lower East Side loft for three decades, is bothered by such extremes. “Winter comes and goes,” he’ll tell you blithely, adjusting his black wool scarf and watch cap.
55 degrees would qualify as sauna conditions for Mr. Ladda and others whose interiors hover around the 30- or 40-degree mark in deep winter.
Mr. Ladda on the Lower East Side doesn’t entertain, either, but he occasionally has overnight guests.
“I had Japanese friends here once,” he said. “And when they left, they bowed and said solemnly, ‘We are very sorry you have to live this way.’ ”
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No snow here, and as for cold, let's face it, I'm wearing shorts right now. Still, we have a lot of rain and severe weather predicted over the next couple of days. Some Lundi Gras parades have even cancelled due to predicted strong winds. Mardi Gras is still up in the air, depending on how the front progresses I guess.

Parades tonight are starting early to try to beat the rain and winds.

It was fun watching Endymion (our biggest super-parade) last night, on live TV. That's so much less tiring and so much safer for old fogies like us.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #2884
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That's so much less tiring and so much safer for old fogies like us
WT2, I never thought about being old until you posted that
I am older than you so I guess I am an old fogie
At least we made it this far
I was wondering why all the golfers I beat most of the time call me an old fogie,Well they do call me more than that. I took their money again today and they cannot stand it. Yes you people up in the frozen north we play golf here year round
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Rough afternoon in southeast MS. Tornado hits university campus, major damage

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That was a mean tornado. Read where a few were injured. Hopefully no deaths. Hattiesburg is about 90 miles south of me. We have received lot's of rain, but nothing like that.
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That was quite a tornado (shudder).

Parades all went well here tonight, with no significant rainfall or wind, thank goodness. The Bacchus parade was spectacular.

Obviously wind can have especially tragic consequences with the gigantic floats in these super-parades. Luckily it looks like the worst of it is north of us, for tonight. Predictions for tomorrow still look a bit grim, though. Some of tomorrows' parades have been cancelled already, and others are waiting before making the decision.
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That's so much less tiring and so much safer for old fogies like us.
There was even a Mardi Gras parade in Dallas yesterday. I saw snippet from it on the news. Also, we are a bit tougher on ourselves here, as we refer to ourselves as old farts.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/ga...anted=all&_r=0

The cold blast since the beginning of the year made this an interesting read.
"SERIOUS cold, Justen Ladda said, is when the sponge in the kitchen sink feels like wood or the toothpaste freezes or the refrigerator turns itself off, as it did one particularly frigid day last winter. Not that Mr. Ladda, a 56-year-old sculptor who has lived heat-free in his Lower East Side loft for three decades, is bothered by such extremes. “Winter comes and goes,” he’ll tell you blithely, adjusting his black wool scarf and watch cap.
55 degrees would qualify as sauna conditions for Mr. Ladda and others whose interiors hover around the 30- or 40-degree mark in deep winter.
Mr. Ladda on the Lower East Side doesn’t entertain, either, but he occasionally has overnight guests.
“I had Japanese friends here once,” he said. “And when they left, they bowed and said solemnly, ‘We are very sorry you have to live this way.’ ”
Funny. For the first few years that I lived alone up on my country place I was trying to pay off my wife's credit card balances, and I had electric heat or a wood stove only. The wood stove was great until I started getting asthma. I lived on a hilltop and got frequent conditions when the smoke just rose a bit, then fell to earth, was drawn back inside and made it hard for me to breathe.

So I only heated with electricty one small den. During the day I was in there, or outside, or in my heavy jacket cooking in the kitchen. I had really good blankets on my bed upstairs, one of which I wrapped around my head, so nights were fine. But sometimes on a cold morning my glass of water was frozen next to my bed. Olive oil in my kitchen was congealed most of the time.

Working at the computer in my den was fine, I wore those fingerless wool gloves. Being outside was fine, but cooking or taking a shower had its moments.

When leaving a party I said only "your place or no place?"

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Only tourists bare their breasts for beads during Mardi Gras. Locals know better ways to get the best beads. Quoting some locals who were recalling a rainy Endymion parade last year,
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"Yeah, the tourists didn't want to stay out and get soaked, so we went home with bags and bags of stuff." The Mid-City couple said they dressed not only for the rain, but also for the general "squish factor" involved with attending parades. Cullen wore jeans tucked into his shrimp boots
Bacchus revelers refuse to let threat of rain ruin their Mardi Gras parade | NOLA.com

The article also mentioned rain ponchos as good parade gear, along with those shrimp boots.
It is raining off and on today, sometimes very hard, and it is dark and ominous. Good bead catching weather, if the rest of the parades don't cancel.
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They had some snow in Fargo.
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Only tourists bare their breasts for beads during Mardi Gras. Locals know better ways to get the best beads. Quoting some locals who were recalling a rainy Endymion parade last year,


Bacchus revelers refuse to let threat of rain ruin their Mardi Gras parade | NOLA.com

The article also mentioned rain ponchos as good parade gear, along with those shrimp boots.
It is raining off and on today, sometimes very hard, and it is dark and ominous. Good bead catching weather, if the rest of the parades don't cancel.
Maybe they should also add bullet proof vests?

Bourbon Street Shooting 2013; New Orleans Police Say 4 People Wounded

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Strange day today in Htown.

We're having one of our typical winter weeks down here near the gulf, where a weak cool front will come through to shift the winds around to the north and clear the skies for a day or two. But almost like clockwork, the wind will turn southeasterly and blow a bunch of moisture back in over the cool air to create a couple of gray, wet days.

So there was nothing special about a damp start today, except there was a brief bit of thunder. It's still early in the year for that.

At least there was nothing special until the hail started. It wasn't raining at the time, but there was a deluge of pea-sized pellets coming down steady for about 3 or 4 minutes. I found out later that the hail storm was very isolated, basically just affecting our neighborhood. No damage at all, fortunately.

It's been a long time since I've seen hail. I will be happy to wait a long time before I see more.
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-2 F this morning in SW PA. No wind was the saving grace.

It is positively a heatwave compared to:

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On 6 February 1933, a temperature of minus 67.7 degrees Celsius (−90 °F) was recorded at the weather station in Oymyakon in the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia. This is the lowest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, and is the lowest temperature ever recorded for any permanently inhabited location on Earth. This picture gallery looks at
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First tree in blossom. It was a real short winter.
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We are getting a little snow and are expecting an icing overnight. I never thought I'd say this, but I am glad as I think the midwest has still not recovered from last summer's drought.

We (and the crops) could use some groundwater!
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Snow in Scottsdale Az yesterday. Not what I was planning on for my Wed golf game.
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Snow in Scottsdale Az yesterday. Not what I was planning on for my Wed golf game.
Yes - it was brutal. Today I was able to run at 3:30 pm - a first for me in az.
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Oh, well, it's started. I had hoped to go the whole winter with no more snow than that little bit at Christmas but no such luck. It's the heavy wet stuff that one referred to as "heart attack snow". So I'll let the snow thrower do the work.

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