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Complaining about Cold?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by schortie, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. schortie

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    The in-laws are here to eat turkey with us. They're from Texas and are always very concerned about being cold way up here. So this morning I made a five log fire instead of a four log - my usual routing for low-thirties weather. Stove was cruising at 500 and the house was up to 78*. FIL pulled off his sweatshirt and stepped out on the deck to "get some air". I decided to open a couple windows as I started roasting too. I bet I don't hear much about the frigid weather in Michigan for a while. ;-)

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  2. cptoneleg

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    Looks like them Texans could handle the heat after the summer they went through. :lol:
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    Shortie, it was raining when we went to bed last night but ice on the porch this morning. That might be a good touch for the Texans.
  4. BrotherBart

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    Texans know about ice storms. They get more inches of ice than they do of snow.
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    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    Black Ice Texas Tea Ya Come Back Now
  6. Mesquite

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    Looks like them Texans could handle the heat after the summer they went through. :lol:[/quote]

    I'll take 110 °F any day over 30 °F . :coolsmile: Lot's of us just don't care for the cold!! I have been in the UP of Michigan in the dead of winter and couldn't wait to get back home....
  7. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    I'll take 110 °F any day over 30 °F . :coolsmile: Lot's of us just don't care for the cold!! I have been in the UP of Michigan in the dead of winter and couldn't wait to get back home....[/quote]



    I hear you I love the place, go back every year for Family Reunion etc.
  8. Mt Ski Bum

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    30 isn't even that cold! Spend a winter in Montana, & you'll know what I mean... Lol
    During the winter, +30 would be a major heat wave for here! I'll take temps well below 0 over triple digit heat any day. I am a cold weather person for sure... during the summer any temps above 75, maybe 80, is just too hot for me.

    I can't imagine how anyone survives in that triple digit heat day in & day out down there in the desert SW... :roll:
  9. BrotherBart

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    I am fond of saying that only five people love West Texas and I get Christmas cards from the other four. After the first winter here I went back to Lubbock to get together with old friends who hadn't seen each other in years. When they opened the door of the plane it was 103 with absolutely no humidity. I smiled and knew I was home.

    Now here where it gets to a hundred with 75% humidity and then in the teens and below in the winter is a whole nother story. But the first few years here were funny when I would be dropping trees and hand splitting wood in a long sleeve khaki shirt and jeans on the 4th of July while the neighbors were in shorts and tank tops and dying of heat stroke laying in the shade. :lol:
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    Roast em' out of there!

    I grew up in Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    At 20 i made the brilliant decision to move to Phoenix Arizona and be a pipe welder of all things????? WTF was i thinking?
    I worked for the company that built the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cardinals stadiums. Full leathers, gloves, boots and a welding hood. Melting steel together when i hear on the radio "currently 122 in Phoenix". I did it for 12 years because i had too. We would weld from 4am till noon. I would spend the rest of the day in the pool with some sort of cold beverage.
    When i finally made it back to Wyoming i chose to work in the oil/gas fields. Last winter we were putting a new well on and it was -30 with 40 mph winds. Again WTF???
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    Talked to some Kin-Folks in Lubbock yesterday and they said something about a log in the fire- i SAID WHERE IN THE HELL did you get a lo0g in Lubbock he said I don't have a clue must have been shipped in from somewhere.
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    OMG!!!! 110 I've been in and did not like it. I've been in 30 degrees and thought it very warm. Seems like the first time it hits 30 it does feel cold but shortly thereafter it feels warm. For sure, wind can either make or break the weather. One recent day the temperature got well into the 40's and I was cold all day. The next day it was only mid 30's and felt warm. The big difference was the wind. No wind, even zero feels good. With wind, even 40 or 50 can feel cold.

    Good example is when we spent a few winters in Arizona. Always could figure a couple days of temperatures only in the high 50's and that was darned awful cold. Back home in MI at that time of the year we'd have been sweating.
  13. Larry in OK

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    Oklahoma had a record low of -30°F and a summer high of 115°F (for days).
    Both extremes suck out loud.
    74°F for a high Thanksgiving day, low tonight is supposed to hit a brisk 50°F.
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    And Larry doesn't even mention all the wind and ground shaking.
  15. Mt Ski Bum

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    holy crap that's hot! :bug:

    I thought we were hot hitting +30 °F as a high on Thanksgiving...
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    I never understood the idea of "dry heat" until I hiked in the desert outside of Las Vegas a few Julys back . . . couldn't figure out why I was so thirsty after awhile of hiking . . . until I realized that it was hot out and I wasn't sweating . . . or rather it was evaporating so quickly . . . didn't have any of my normal clues to indicate just how hot it was . . . well other than the temp.

    I truly didn't mind this heat so much as the heat and humidity I experienced when I visited my sister in DC one July . . . I will never complain about the heat and humidity in Maine after experiencing that hellacious experience . . . on the other hand I did realize why the campground we stayed at in Virginia had no tents and only a bunch of RVs . . . that had running Air Conditioning all night long.
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