Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2014, 03:48 PM   #181
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,151
...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1458480_10152221755590337_1011045431_n.jpg (67.9 KB, 16 views)
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo 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 01-07-2014, 03:49 PM   #182
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcharles View Post
It is a balmy 7 above zero but there is no wind to speak of so I am totally enjoying myself in the outdoors...........got it all to my self!
And you are welcome to it sir!
__________________

__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 06:36 PM   #183
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Suburban Woods in Ohio
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr._Graybeard View Post
He went to Northland? Great school. He's probably accustomed to that Ohio lake-effect snow too.
Yes, he did go to Northland, working his way through school at Whitecap Mtn. ski resort. Just today he said, "Well, let's see, the lowest temp I saw up there was a -54 degree wind chill." Then he went on casually, "One of my apartments was above a professor's garage. In that one I remember waking up in the morning, and seeing my own breath before I even got out of bed." (italics mine)

Lake effect snow in Ohio? Just an easy day in a Wisconsin winter (in his humble opinion).
__________________
"Everything becomes more itself." --C.S. Lewis
LitGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Ha! Ha!
Old 01-07-2014, 06:46 PM   #184
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Suburban Woods in Ohio
Posts: 503
Ha! Ha!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
I looked but didn't see mini-skirts anywhere...
Yes, those of us who frequent this board left those behind about four decades ago (when we no longer waited for school buses)! We moved on to ratty jeans, t-shirts, and overalls-- the college uniform.

Certainly warmer on cold days!

__________________
"Everything becomes more itself." --C.S. Lewis
LitGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 06:50 PM   #185
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Ready's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,829
What's all this fuss about the cold? It's been between 70 and 80 degrees for almost a month now in Southern California. I spent yesterday at the beach and today in the outdoor swimming pool. If you don't like the cold weather, why do you all live in places that are so cold
__________________
Ready is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 11:36 PM   #186
Full time employment: Posting here.
Calgary_Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Calgary
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
It could be worse and usually is somewhere else. Winnipeg is literally colder than Mars.

Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet - Manitoba - CBC News

We don't call it "Winter"peg for nothin' eh?
__________________
I can only be nice to one person today! Today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.
Calgary_Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
No Complaints Here!
Old 01-08-2014, 09:25 AM   #187
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Suburban Woods in Ohio
Posts: 503
No Complaints Here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ready View Post
What's all this fuss about the cold? It's been between 70 and 80 degrees for almost a month now in Southern California. I spent yesterday at the beach and today in the outdoor swimming pool. If you don't like the cold weather, why do you all live in places that are so cold
My list would begin with Post #154.

Yes, I loved sunny California for the same reasons everyone else does, and return often to visit family and friends. However, in my 25 years there, it was sad to watch.....

--the orange and avocado groves torn down that had once covered the hills surrounding my parents' home in Escondido. They were replaced with subdivisions and more concrete.......all the way along Hwy. 15/395 to San Diego. Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos, Vista used to be picturesque small towns nestled in pretty green hills;

--the cost of living become prohibitive for middle class families. I watched my teacher friends struggle, as well as the families of my high school students. For example, kids would bring me their prom catalogues for advice on picking out dresses and tuxes. I'd ask what their parents thought. "Uh, well, I won't see them till next Sunday." This would happen because some students' parents each had to work two jobs to cover the mortgage;

--traffic gridlock: Hwy. 5 and 405 (anytime in LA), same in the Bay Area;

--infiltration of gangs and drugs in the school system. I taught in one of the top districts in the state: however, the state ed. codes prevented administrators from taking serious disciplinary actions against students who threatened the safety and welfare of the student body. I loved the school I left behind, but could no longer tolerate drug deals or fights breaking out in class. (And I was a "strict, old-fashioned school marm type," so those things would happen anywhere else on campus-- NEVER in my class.) When they finally arrived in my class, without serious consequence, I asked my husband to look for a good transfer within his company.

Sorry if I'm blathering on and on. But I invested 20 years of heart and soul into dear California young people. It was very tough to watch them miss out on so much, with class sizes of 38, 30-year-old text books (that I would distribute with rubber bands), and stoned peers disrupting their learning.

Again, I was in an affluent suburban district noted for outstanding results. But our hands were often tied by lack of school funding and a lenient ed code.

Here in Ohio, school funding is much better (though that is hotly debated statewide, due to their un-Constitutional approach dependent on local tax levies). Working in several districts here, I never had to deal with the teaching conditions I faced in CA.

Sorry if this seems to hijack the thread. My best answer to your question is post #154. DH and I chose the Ohio climate on purpose; we preferred it to the quality of life challenges we faced there.
__________________
"Everything becomes more itself." --C.S. Lewis
LitGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 07:32 AM   #188
Recycles dryer sheets
Dcharles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 168
We North Dakotans may feel our winters are the worst because of the winds that accompany the cold temperatures, but our Canadian neighbors to the north in Manitoba and Saskatchewan have it worse. The weather seems warmer because they report their temperatures in degrees Celsius instead of Ferenhite. Ha! In response to a couple threads on why we like it here, I like it because this is were my family is and I like the culture and the uncrowned outdoors. If you want peace and quiet and lower crime rates, first class hunting and fishing, birding, cross country skiing or snow mobiling; then this is the place to live in the winter. I lived in the western mountains of Montana for a number of years and enjoyed them as well. Living here in North Dakota makes you appreciate Summer all the more. Maybe that is why God made our hours of daylight longer so we can squeeze in more warmth. ha! .
__________________
Dcharles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2014, 09:33 PM   #189
Recycles dryer sheets
Dcharles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 168
The forecast for this week is the high temps to not get past single digits with lows of -14 and -15 below by this coming Thursday and Friday. March will be coming in like a Lion this year!
__________________
Dcharles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 02:35 PM   #190
Recycles dryer sheets
Dcharles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 168
Finally have temps above zero! Life is good! We have very little snow on the ground in central North Dakota, but March came in like a Lion, Saturday March 1st it was -15 below with -40 below wind chills. The high temperature was -6 below. Needless to say, most of us are sick of winter already!
__________________
Dcharles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #191
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 7,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcharles View Post
Finally have temps above zero! Life is good! We have very little snow on the ground in central North Dakota, but March came in like a Lion, Saturday March 1st it was -15 below with -40 below wind chills. The high temperature was -6 below. Needless to say, most of us are sick of winter already!
Fear not, I hear from friends in Minot that summer is on the calendar for the first week in July.
__________________
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 06:06 PM   #192
Recycles dryer sheets
Dcharles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 168
ha! That is what I was afraid of hearing!
__________________

__________________
Dcharles 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


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.