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Another lame Winter

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Stax, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Unbelievable. If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is.
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Change is a good thing.
  3. Pallet Pete

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    Especially when its in my pocket ;)
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  4. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Can't speak of this being evidence of climate change, but it's certainly warmer than I like, though colder than last winter by a little.

    I complained in another thread that I couldn't ice fish last year, and this year has been the same. That's a first in my lifetime. However, today my father was able to take my boy ice fishing for a bit, but I couldn't take advantage because of work. Ice became safe Sunday night into Monday for a local lake. With the weather though, the ice he was on today won't be trustworthy by the end of the day tomorrow.

    Ugh, back to muddy dirt roads, muddy dog, sad me ;hm

    Has been easy on the wood supply though!
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    I bought a gas ice auger this past weekend. It'll probably remain in the box the way things are looking.<> Below freezing at night may keep the ice safe, but nearing 60::Fand rain later this week makes it doubtful.

    It was funny that 4::F made me happy since we would have ice to fish on.
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  6. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    60+ degree days in January is climate change. Sorry bud.
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    PLEASE...talk about the Winter all you want, but do not turn this thread into yet another endless discussion about climate change...at the very next hint of that here I'll vaporize this thread. >>
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  8. thewoodlands

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    Move north, cold with plenty of snow.
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    ;lol
  10. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Fossil, no need to threaten. As a contributing member of the site, I should be allowed to disagree with a moderator without receiving that type of response. Nothing further.
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  11. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Wasn't a "threat", nor was it directed at you, Stax, or any particular individual. If Super Moderator pen or anyone else continued in that direction, I'd fire my phasers. Nothing here to take personally. :rolleyes: Rick
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    10/4.
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    December snowcover extent...highest ever in the satellite record:

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    USA snowcover on New Year's Day....Most in 10 years:

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    Im with fossil... lets not go into this again. the last dozen threads on climate change just turned into endless circular arguments. It gets ugly. Friends become enemies. Folks have their mind made up one way or the other and all the fighting doesn't solve a thing.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    That certainly wasn't the direction I was intending to go. My apologies

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    I know, buddy, just using your name to help me make my point. A chat about the weather we're experiencing is a good, fun thing. But we really, really don't need to talk ourselves back into the abyss of the whole global warming/climate change thing, where we've been so many times before...it only ever leads to the Ash Can. Rick
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    Meanwhile, back to the "lame winter". Well, yes, but not as lame as last year here. It is easy on the wood supply but since a lot of the reason I burn wood is for psychotherapy, I would just as soon it be colder so I can burn more, i. e. more therapy.!!!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember that disaster quite well, zap. I lived in Northern Virginia then (not affected, but certainly attentive/sympathetic). Rick
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    We've had a fairly typical winter here...except this week. Even got the x-country skiis out a few day ago. On the other hand last year was pathetic.
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    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    You people act like winter is over.... lol. At least it had better not be... I Just installed my liner tonight and hopefully will slide the insert in tomorrow.. just in time for good weather... i'll burn anyway! :)
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    Oh, I wish my wife Marsha was still alive (for lots of reasons, of course, but right now to have fun with this post). Marsha held a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and I just wish I could hear her reactions to a Fire Chief posting that he burns wood for psychotherapy. ;lol Rick
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    You just answered a PM i just sent you, I was wondering if you had that baby up and running yet!
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    We got bombed Jan. 8 in 1996 zap. 29 inches and winds making eight foot drifts. 4,000 of us had received our "being downsized" notices just before the storm. I called in and told them I could "not do anything" from home ;lol and I would take my chances on the next performance review. Put more wood in the stove, refreshed the candles and made another pot of coffee and breakfast on the stove.

    It was over a week before I could get to the road. Over the next few days it added up to three feet.

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    Rick, I truly wish your wife was still here too. I would gladly succumb to her psychoanalysis. Glad I made you think of her and smile. Steve

    Oh, but she would probably find me a hard case;lol

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