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Old 12-30-2017, 11:56 PM   #21
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Yeh, crocs /sharks / snakes / spiders / texting drivers / ex wives, a plethora of things to kill us if we are not on our toes.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:21 AM   #22
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We planned our Christmas / New Year's holiday trip down south so it would be warmer than in Alaska. So far, in Texas and Oklahoma, it's been colder than at home.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:03 AM   #23
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It's not the Great White sharks I keep a lookout for - it's the white pointers! (topless female sunbathers, to those not accustomed to the Australian vernacular).
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:25 AM   #24
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Coldest winter I remember since 1994. I ran a fork lift outside and I only remember the year because a guy out in LA murdered his x-wife and boyfriend the same year.

We had handlebar snot mustaches by first break at 9 am. Our eyelashes were white frost and we warmed our hands by the exhaust. The Canadians truckers said we were cry babies. I kept thinking that winter "I should have listened to my mother".

I got a better job in July that year and never looked back.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:27 AM   #25
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"The coldest Winter I ever spent . . . was a Summer in San Francisco."
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:51 AM   #26
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ZERO degrees here in Mass. today. The longest cold stretch I can remember. Will be working in the basement today organizing the shop.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:57 AM   #27
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Its 27 right now, the weather guessers are predicting a high of 50, and highs in the upper 40s all week. Normal temps mid 30s high and teen lows. I'll take it!
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:16 AM   #28
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I'll second that! Here in Melbourne, it is 20 (68F) degrees outside right now and climbing. Fine and sunny. Heading for 25 (77F) degrees. MAGNIFICENT!
Stop it please ! Don't say no more !
Anyway ; happy 2018 ! You will be there before I do.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:03 AM   #29
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It is 28 degrees here this morning, but will be close to 60 by the late afternoon. We took our three mile walk yesterday morning and was again 28 degrees when we started, but at the end was close to 45. Did work out in the shop and temp was about 50 degrees until ran base board heater. Wish you people would send us some moisture as we have had very little in the way of rainfall in over 120 days.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:32 AM   #30
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I planned on pulling the steering wheel and box out of the A this week so I could take it to the basement for a rebuild.

Mommy Nature and my wife had a different idea because it has been below 10 F every day except one that reached 17 F. That one warm day was when my wife wanted me to go shopping!
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:22 AM   #31
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Hey Glenn in Camino, radiant heat under your floor in Camino CA? That's like me running the air conditioner in my garage now that it's winter. Only kidding, it's a nice feature but do you really need it there?
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:39 AM   #32
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I can remember my father working on our Willy's Station Wagon in our "unheated" garage in upstate NY.. Fort (Camp) Drum, aka Pine Camp. We lived in a village just outside the base. Cold was COLD, and snow as SNOW.. not as much now here in Delaware.! Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:43 AM   #33
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I started out yesterday with a light jacket,and peeled it off by 1030a..
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:11 PM   #34
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-20c this morning. Still I worked up a sweat with the snowblower. I overdressed! Jeff
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:29 PM   #35
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-4 here in Southwest Iowa, it is colder here than Fairbanks Alaska, at a balmy 10!
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:39 PM   #36
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You guys just made me remember another one.

My Dad was a cement mason and he swore by heated concrete floors. To me it always seemed like more work and money than it was worth until I lived in a house that had it. Wow, the feeling of lying on that floor covered with carpet while I played with my baby daughter was awesome. It was so funny to see our pets sprawled out so every square inch could absorb that heat on a cold day.

The idea of lying on a heated concrete floor while working on my car makes all my arthritic bones tingle with desire. I have carpet in part of my garage, and its sort of weird to have to vacuum instead of sweep, but boy is it easier on my body.

Just thought Id share,

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Old 12-31-2017, 01:11 PM   #37
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I raced in a 24 hour motorcycle ice race in 50 below once. Everything broke. Steel chains shattered. Plastic fenders broke off. 2 stroke oil came out of the bottle like a thick greasy rope. When you stopped squeezing, it sucked back up into the bottle.
We had propane tank top heaters that we had to point at each other. Otherwise, the propane got too cold to flow. Every rider lost a little flesh somewhere. If Edmonton didn't have oil, I don't think anyone would live there.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:19 PM   #38
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It's not the Great White sharks I keep a lookout for - it's the white pointers! (topless female sunbathers, to those not accustomed to the Australian vernacular).
Give you some pointers :
Salt water crocs love beach goers sleeping on beach;
Ogling (stare at in a lecherous manner) will get you confinement here with 'loving' roommate and without model a privileges ;
Do not relocate to Socal as we are running out of water, rare A parts and sunny weather(climate change, eh) !
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:36 PM   #39
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7 degrees here in Pa....when it gets this cold it makes the tire pressure sensors in my modern daily driver read low.....never had that problem with my phaeton. lol
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:54 PM   #40
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12 degrees in Upper Bucks co, Pa this AM. Everything on hold till the weather gets up to 40 deg.
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