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Old 02-07-2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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This weather is awesome/amazing!

This thread is a corollary of the "This weather is awful" thread.

This forum is about the delights of ER. What better way to express one's happiness at freedom from the rat race than to share positive tidbits?

Today I swam in my swim spa for the first time since Christmas. We had an issue with a failed part on Christmas Eve. Hot tubbing yes, swimming, no dice. Finally got the right part installed and working. After I finished my swim I realized that although the weather people said it was 45 degrees, on my deck it was/is 65 degrees. So I have been sitting out in the sun cleaning wooden knife handles and drinking iced tea. On February 6th. In Pennsylvania. In sweatpants and sweatshirt and damp hair from my swim. And I opened my windows and turned off the heat ER for a few hours. There are birds singing!

It will snow tomorrow night and be zero degrees in a week, but this is joyous today.




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Old 02-07-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #3
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We had 80's here last week and I cut grass. That was after I raked up over 20 bags of leaves. Some days we have the A/C on or a while then the heat at night. Winter may be over (where was it?) here is south Texas,
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While not 65 it was warm enough to grill some sausage on the deck without wearing a jacket. That's a change from recent weather!
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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74 and sunny in Scottsdale today. 80's all next week!!!
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70's all next week just down the road from Paradise.

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Old 02-07-2016, 04:45 PM   #7
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74 and sunny in Scottsdale today. 80's all next week!!!
Just spent a month in Scottsdale. Now in Illinois where it is around 45º. Not bad, but I can't wait to get back to Az.
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69 here in Austin today - got to love Central TX winters.
Rode the Harley from Bee Cave to Llano TX for some Coopers BBQ chased down with some blackberry cobbler. Knowing I don't w*rk tomorrow - priceless!
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69 here in Austin today - got to love Central TX winters.
Rode the Harley from Bee Cave to Llano TX for some Coopers BBQ chased down with some blackberry cobbler. Knowing I don't w*rk tomorrow - priceless!
Man, you are living the good life!
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:21 PM   #10
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I was out weeding my yard today... the rain last week has given way to Santa Ana conditions - It was too hot for yard work but it needed to be done.
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I was out weeding my yard today... the rain last week has given way to Santa Ana conditions - It was too hot for yard work but it needed to be done.

We have the great weather sans the Santa Ana, so I'm gardening, too.


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Weather's 'relatively' mild here, around 36F tomorrow, but dropping to 1F by Saturday.

What puzzles me, since we're all supposed to be alarmed & perturbed by Climate Change, is that, on a mild sunny day in winter, we're bombarded with comments along the lines of "Isn't this lovely?"

I tell people that they should be saying "Isn't this horrific?" and "I hope this doesn't last"....but all I get in return are weird looks.
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Weather's 'relatively' mild here, around 36F tomorrow, but dropping to 1F by Saturday.

What puzzles me, since we're all supposed to be alarmed & perturbed by Climate Change, is that, on a mild sunny day in winter, we're bombarded with comments along the lines of "Isn't this lovely?"

I tell people that they should be saying "Isn't this horrific?" and "I hope this doesn't last"....but all I get in return are weird looks.
Well... I'd have preferred a nice drizzly rain... An excuse not to weed AND a chance to recharge the drought depleted ground water.

I don't like weeding.
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Well...
I don't like weeding.
Sounds like a job for teenagers! (I could never get my daughters to do it though!)
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Well - one was weeding and the other was doing edging. DH was trying to remove a stump of a dead fruit tree.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:52 PM   #16
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Believe it or not; I actually love it when it snows with temperatures of about 30 f.
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We have the first 60 degree day of the year. Snow is melting fast

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It rained here but still awesome because I was starting to sing " it never rain in Southern California even in El Niño year".


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I don't like weeding.

Depends on the weed...
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