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Oh lord how I hate this winter! (Vanity)
My freezing chapped butt | 01/28/14 | Celtic Conservative

Posted on 01/28/2014 10:47:39 AM PST by Celtic Conservative

OK folks, this whole winter is getting out of hand. I write from the frostbitten thumb of the enchanted mitten, otherwise known as Michigan. I went to go to lunch a couple of hours ago and it was -1 out with a strong south breeze that puts the wind chill at about -30. I shudder to open my next heating bill. I should be able to tell it from the other mail by weight alone. We have absolutely smashed the January snowfall records (at approx. 38" if I recall) and there still a few days left to bulk up the record a little bit. we are in the top 5 for coldest January on record and are on track to reach even higher. I also have the county road commission on speed dial. For the second time in a 2 week period the plow has absolutely decimated My mailbox. I found my mailbox 2 houses down with My mail scattered about it in a 15 foot blast radius. And in the middle of all this one of My fur-babies died (kitty). I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just venting and maybe looking for just a little commiseration. So how are you holding up in this frigid season?


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KEYWORDS: globalwarming; michigan; recordlow; weather; winter
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1 posted on 01/28/2014 10:47:39 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Celtic Conservative

We’re expected to hit 80 Thursday. Which is exactly why my family fled the snowbelt in the mid 70s.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 10:49:01 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

This winter is an icy lump of suckass.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 10:49:38 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Should’ve probably used a liner for the cowskin gloves this morning [shrug]. It was -10F.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 10:49:41 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: discostu

You are so mean. ;) I, too, am a refugee from the cold here in Tucson.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:16 AM PST by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I lived in your part of the world for awhile.

You do get used to a 40MPH wind out of the due north. Eventually.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Celtic Conservative
I just need to hold out till Thursday.. (I live just north of Houston)
7 posted on 01/28/2014 10:51:45 AM PST by tje
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To: Celtic Conservative

Now is the winter of your discontent?........................


8 posted on 01/28/2014 10:51:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: discostu
Find more about Weather in Chandler, AZ
Click for weather forecast

9 posted on 01/28/2014 10:51:52 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I’m going to guess the same roads running into your state also run out ...?


10 posted on 01/28/2014 10:52:54 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: Celtic Conservative

1-800-algore. Send some of that white stuff out west will ya? Sierra Nevada mtns are dry as a bone. Expecting some winter type precip this week but we need a WHOLE lot more. Didn’t even get under 40 last night in norther NV.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 10:52:57 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: dead

If this Globull Warming keeps up, we’re all gonna freeze to death!.................


12 posted on 01/28/2014 10:52:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Celtic Conservative

To add to it, seems to be a lot of disgusting illness being passed around too


13 posted on 01/28/2014 10:52:59 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Celtic Conservative

In my area of Southern California we are expected to be in the high 70’s this week. However my house has not seen a drop of rain so far this January. May be the driest January on record. We shall see.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:02 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Celtic Conservative

Quit yer whinin. It was nearly 250 Kelvin in Michigan this morning.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

All in all, no complaints, yes its cold, but we have had some insanely mild winters for quite a while now.... Due for some cold ones (everything in cycles).

What I am enjoying is that the insulation and things I did over the course of those milder winters definitely are paying off now that we are having a bitter one again. Sure still going to be a higher than normal heating bill, but way less than it would have been had I not done all those little things.

Besides, lets face it, its JANUARY/FEBRUARY, its supposed to be cold, we’ve just been spoiled because we’ve had some very mild winters for quite a while now.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:20 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Nah, they just lay there on the ground..................frozen in place.................


17 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Celtic Conservative
We dip back below zero next week. It's been just sunny enough to melt some ice on the hilly parts of my driveway and pool it up re-frozen right in front of my door. Shoveled sheets of the stuff last Sunday and got to bare pavement! Should be snow tonight to cover it back up...

At least I'm not having to mow my lawn.

18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:02 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DLfromthedesert

There’s a reason why the snowbelt is losing population: winter sucks. And mocking those you left behind is part of the fun. The first 3 years after we moved here Chicago had record snowfalls, we really enjoyed watching it on TV and calling our relatives.

I’ll admit, Tucson is having an unusually awesome winter, around Christmas it was looking like we might be in for some unpleasantness but that changed with the year.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:06 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Celtic Conservative
53 days until spring. 53 days until spring. 53 days until spring. 53 days until spring. 53 days until spring. If I keep saying it, maybe it won't seem so cold?

We arrived at work this morning to find that the heat had failed overnight. It was being fixed, but until about noon I worked with my coat, stocking hat, and gloves on. I'd already dressed in layers, as the building has not been all that warm with the heat on!

Friend of ours who lives in the country said the plow turned around before getting to their part of the road recently.

20 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:39 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Welcome to Global Warming 2014!

Here in southern California, we haven’t had rain at all during the month of January. Bad drought will make for an even worse fire season...while we do not have your cold, we may be put on water restrictions in the near future. Stay warm!


21 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:39 AM PST by halo66
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To: Celtic Conservative

Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Celtic Conservative

No kidding

9 degrees at my house in middle TN....one in the afternoon


23 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:59 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

This winter stinks. I’m usually a winter kind of guy.


24 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:59 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Just imagine the guys at Jockey Hollow.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 10:55:35 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Celtic Conservative; All

It almost february already...

Take the kids or grandkids sledding or tubing this weekend~!!!!!!!!! in a few short weeks it will be too late

You know you all want (and need) to get out and have some fun...)

At the end of Februiary is march and then “April showers bring May flowers”


26 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:14 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Here in the wilds of Idaho it has really been mild for us. Minus 8 this morning. Usually have had a few minus 20 nights by now. No so this year. Our snow is at 43 inches, but we don’t get the real snow hit until later March,April.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:33 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Jeff Chandler

I never associated your Chandler with Chandler. I swing very briefly into your town every time I see a concert in Phoenix, that Chandler Blvd Chevron is very conveniently placed.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:48 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

After a few mild winters, it’s been a rough one so far in Rochester, NY, although we haven’t gotten as much snow as you have, Celtic Conservative. A lot of the snow we get in Rochester is lake effect snow that blows in frin the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Erie and in the past few weeks, the lake has completely frozen over, thus shutting off the the lake effect snow. Stay warm and hang in there!


29 posted on 01/28/2014 10:57:09 AM PST by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Our church prayed for those battling this extreme cold. The State of Michigan was specifically mentioned because my husband’s family all live there. They r struggling thru it also. It is cold here in Oklahoma but nothing compared to what u guys r going thru. It will definitely be a winter to remember. Someone is probably already making shirts that say, “I survived Winter 2014 in Michigan”! LOL!

We r going to Michigan.....in July, when it is beautiful.

Stay warm!!!


30 posted on 01/28/2014 10:57:29 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: discostu

People leaving is what makes the north worthwhile.

If SHTF, people will flood south and I’m going to go scavenging abandoned woodpiles and hunting the glut of game left behind.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:57:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

There will be polar vortex in hell before I believe in global warming!


32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:58:00 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I LOVE TUCSON!

I am a computer software angineer- let me know of any companies I can apply to down there so I can come back and work there some more

I used to work for Modula Mining near the airport


33 posted on 01/28/2014 10:58:10 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I hate driving in icy weather, sure, and the heating bills are no picnic, but overall I like winter. I like the look of the snow and ice and the air is purer on moderately cold days. And there are smaller benefits. The bicyclists are off the roads, for one!

I loathe the 90 degree humid weather days in the summer. Far worse than any winter day.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 10:58:33 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Is it a “pure” winter in the thumb?

My brother is at tip of ring finger


35 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:18 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I want global warming.
I was distinctly promised my doom via global warming, and I feel cheated.
And cold.
And there’s this yeti slapping me on the back.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:18 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Celtic Conservative
-10F here cKY and to think, i was taken (AF kid :)
from Hawaii 47 years ago..BRRRR!!!!!

and Yes, I'd put-up w/ the volcanoes..i'll be warm

37 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Yeah, this winter stinks but then again all winters stink.

Still, I know that folks have it far worse in other parts of the US ( Chicago? wow...) but I will never get used to winter.

Gray skies, snow, unhappy people, short days, no sunlight, face so chapped I look like I'm 100 years old.

Just being able to walk outside wearing what I am wearing indoors. Thats such a blessing.

Biking, birds, shorts ...

38 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:32 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Red Badger

Yea, verily i say unto thee!

CC


39 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:33 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Red Badger

Yea, verily i say unto thee!

CC


40 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:34 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative
We've been just to the west of the worst of it, so we've gotten off relatively easily. Relatively being the operative word.

We won't break 32 today, but we aren't in the minus numbers fortunately.

As long as it will be above freezing in the Meadowlands on Sunday, I'm a happy camper.

41 posted on 01/28/2014 11:00:28 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Celtic Conservative

We’re supposed to have snow later today here in southern North Carolina. Cebu, I have wine.


42 posted on 01/28/2014 11:00:57 AM PST by Tax-chick (You just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Where’s this Global Warming they keep talking about?


43 posted on 01/28/2014 11:01:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Celtic Conservative

You folks sound like Winter Prisoners, those poor souls who spend all winter looking out the window and swearing at the realities.

Me, I’m going ice-fishing, or maybe just ride around on my machine for awhile.

“Embrace the suck,” is the saying, I believe. Enjoy life.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 11:02:18 AM PST by DNME (Something wicked this way comes ...)
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To: Parley Baer

My lawn looks like crap. We really need rain.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 11:03:16 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Billthedrill
At least I'm not having to mow my lawn.

Here in Central Florida, during the fall/winter, we mow our lawns about once a month and they still look fairly green. One tree in my side yard is still trying to lose its leaves. Azaleas have been blooming in my hedge. It's sort of a mixed up fall/winter/spring combination. Having lived farther north most of my life, I still don't quite understand the seasons or lack thereof. Thermometer says it's 83 degrees on the back porch, but it's not warm enough to swim (unless you're Canadian).

The above is a mixture of gloating and confusion.

46 posted on 01/28/2014 11:03:57 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Tax-chick

One of my sisters used to live way out east Carolina. One year a big snow came and they had to shovel their drive with dust pans and wear plastic bags on their feet and socks on their hands.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 11:04:05 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Hah! Last night, the ACTUAL temperature in Fargo was -30°F. Who needs Wind Chill? Now, at 1:00 PM, it’s -2°F.

You can see the fatigue in people’s faces, either from being outside or from cabin fever.


48 posted on 01/28/2014 11:04:22 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: DNME

The Midwestern icefishing tourney was on Wamplers lake near me Sunday.

And they whine about how cold the superbowl will be.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3116072/posts


49 posted on 01/28/2014 11:04:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I just paid more than $7000 for heat on our building, and we had to cancel work for our employees 3 days 2 weeks ago because we couldn’t get the building over 40 degrees inside!

My home heating bill was $700 for the same period.

But, we spent 2 weeks in CA on family business, and I’m so glad to get back to the snow. The Central CA weather was BORING. 20 degrees over night with a high of 70 degrees in the daytime. And dry, dry, DRY. The rivers are bone dry. The irrigation ditches are bone dry. The reservoirs have just inches of water on the bottom. And there is a fine particulate haze that hangs over everything. It’s call dust from the dried up yards and fields.


50 posted on 01/28/2014 11:05:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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