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Title: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 03, 2012, 08:50:55 PM
Using the fireplace for the first time this year. Didn't get over 50* today and down to 24* tonight. Burrr!
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2012, 05:28:51 AM
Rned the heat on tonight. Not many times I'd it on heat rather then ac.
30  out brrr probly ice in the birdbath
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: baileyuph on January 04, 2012, 08:27:51 AM
That does sound cold for Florida, it is typical of what we have had in St.Louis the past few days.  But, this morning we are experiencing what you typically get, 39 degrees

Go figure?

Oh well, the shop is swamped with work and it is warm in there.

Happy New Year to all!

Doyle

Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: mike802 on January 04, 2012, 09:34:40 AM
Down to 8 last night and this morning, that is right next to the house, which is usually about 5 degrees warmer than the actual temperature.  The hard part is it dropped from the mid 40s.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mojo on January 04, 2012, 11:31:29 AM
My remote weather station said 15 at 4 am when I got up to use the bathroom.

I had to winterize the bus to keep everything from freezing and run a heater in it last night. I am ready for 70 degree weather again as I have an outside job waiting.

Chris
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: bobbin on January 04, 2012, 04:50:42 PM
It was 6 degrees when the dog and I went out at 5AM this morning.  Some change from the high 40s of the weekend!  I have the heat in my shop set at 45 degrees and before last night it hadn't really come on  very much, at all. 

I goosed it to 62 this morning but didn't bother to light the stove since I wasn't going to be working here all day long. 

I worry about the produce growers in FL, they stand to lose an awful lot when the mercury plunges and stays down for some time.  At least up here we expect it to be cold; the husband was pretty happy to see that I brought up some wood for stove this morning!
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: CreativeCanvas on January 04, 2012, 05:03:07 PM
Yup we got about the same here Mike & KD. Don't think it broke 50 by much today and last night was down around 30. Brrr!

Call me a wuss but these ole FL bones don't work so good at them tempatures ...  Thankfully a buddy from the Classic Glastron Club was in town from MN so I got to play hooky. Sat in the cozy warm "End Zone" on 776 eating, drinking & bsing about old boats.

I prefer to refer to it as a "snow day" ...?

    


Doug
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: CreativeCanvas on January 04, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
I worry about the produce growers in FL, they stand to lose an awful lot when the mercury plunges and stays down for some time
True. And a legitimate concern, but this one shouldn't be a big deal. The icy north wind has died way down so it should start warming up a lil bit soon.

Tell ya what always catches my attention is when we get these cold snaps we also get super low tides. I'm sure there's a meteorological explanation for this but it never ceases to amaze me.

Stay warm y'all!


Doug
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2012, 06:48:07 PM
i was measuring for a top on a 38 chriscraft yesterday i had to climb dond to it it was aboput 3' below the dock and resting on bottom.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mojo on January 04, 2012, 07:42:08 PM
Mike: Did you see that the famous Pirate ship in Tampa ran aground last weekend on New Years ? I heard they sent another boat out to gather the 100 plus people and that ran aground as well.

Chris
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: MinUph on January 04, 2012, 08:30:07 PM
Very cold indeed. 27 when I left this morning at 7:00. Got pretty nice during the day but its back down there again tonight. I guess that will be it for awhile.

  Speaking of the tides! Has anyone noticed the tide charts are wrong lately. I went out last weekend at like 1:00  and high tide was suppose to be around 3 but the tide was real low and still going out. Talked to the owner where I keep the boat and he said they were talking about that earlier. I guess the charts aren't always a good reference.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Darren Henry on January 04, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
Y'all know I would I normally be POOH WOOING a thread like this as we would be - 25 C overnight and -teens day time. ( 30 and forty BELOW aren't unheard of this time of year either) but we are having the same weather as you in my little corner of the great white north. Yesterday's high was + 5 (around 38 F) and tomorrow is suppost to 6. At three this afternoon the snow (what there is left of it) was melting 3 hours + north of the 49 th. When I got home at 6 it had just crossed to below freezing.

You might as well come up here for some ice fishing and a game of hockey.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 04, 2012, 08:45:25 PM
Looks like we'll be back in the 70's this weekend. Love Florida this time of year. The gods give us just a taste of winter then right back to perfect weather.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2012, 09:07:06 PM
It seemed Darren loke it was colder if it didnt snow, just freexing and bareground. made for some good ice though. been out ice fishing at all?
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: JuneC on January 04, 2012, 10:40:24 PM
Miserable... that's what it is.  I'm gonna have to move south.  Thankfully, it doesn't last and serves to make me appreciate all the nice weather we get. 

Darren, looks like you got all the snow last year, eh?  Guess that'll have to do you snowbirds for a year or two.  Crazy weather patterns. 

June
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Darren Henry on January 05, 2012, 07:56:20 PM
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been out ice fishing at all?

No and it ticks me off;I bought a gas auger this summer and have replaced all the toys I gave away when I gave up my shop, but ice is sketchy and my truck is still back in Kenora (on blocks). I don't know these little lakes around here yet but once we get enough ice for the ice roads I'll be heading back to Kenora. March is always the best month there.

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Darren, looks like you got all the snow last year, eh?  Guess that'll have to do you snowbirds for a year or two.  Crazy weather patterns.  

No kidding! Last winter I had to staple a ski to the crotch of my snow suit to get to the car. That resulted in a flood last spring that was unprecedented in 300 years. Yesterday I was doing mobile repairs along the south and east sides of Riding Mountain National Park. On top of the Manitoba escarpment (Riding Mountains) there was just enough snow to operate a snow mobile and when I got down on the east side the fields were completely bare. Those fields had dried out to almost drought conditions by fall. Without that snow cover WHEN the real cold comes : frost goes way deep way quick and sewer and water lines freeze, fall rye and winter wheat pass from dormant to dead, and next spring there will not enough moisture to germinate crops.

As far as how crazy: Normals today ( in Celsius/centicrade) are - 22  and -12. WE broke the 198? record at +6.9 official but the radio station claimed 10. That is fifty-ish F. Minot N.D was 14 C or 54 at one point.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: BigJohn on January 05, 2012, 08:55:30 PM
Using the fireplace for the first time this year. Didn't get over 50* today and down to 24* tonight. Burrr!

Here in Central Wisconsin when it gets real cold we avoid the fireplace because of all the heat it siphons out of the room.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 05, 2012, 09:15:26 PM
The doors on my fireplace are sealed. The fire draws fresh air from a vent through the flu and has a fan that forces hot air into the house. Plus I turn the heat pump down low when the fireplace is cranked up.

So whats the weather like in Ctr Wisconsin these days seen any snow yet. I was born on the other side of Lake Michigan. I remember walking to school uphill, 3 miles in 3' drifts. :)  
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Peppy on January 05, 2012, 09:43:22 PM
I remember walking to school uphill, 3 miles in 3' drifts. :)  

The 3 mile toboggon ride home must have awesome!
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 05, 2012, 09:49:13 PM
Nope. It was uphill both ways. :'(
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 05, 2012, 10:00:44 PM
you know what i dont miss Kpdy? how the bottom of your pamt got all snowy and froxe when you out sholveing and then when you came in they melted and were all wet. :'(
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 05, 2012, 10:17:33 PM
Gotta stuff those pant legs into your boots. Then when you step into a drift the snow falls into them. Yuck!
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: BigJohn on January 06, 2012, 04:01:36 PM
Kodydog:
     We had a lot of wet slushy snow several weeks B4 Xmas it melted and we got snow a week before the big day. It's gotten down to -2 or so a couple of nights but yesterday and today we are in a warm up, low 40's not doing wonders for the ice fisherman and all the snowmobile trails are closed.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: daveich on January 07, 2012, 03:28:44 PM
come on guys anything above 0 is warm last night was -40  a high for today -25 we will soon have it down to -50 to -60 but that only last for a week or so it will stay close to -40 for most of febuary. you lean to live with it and do not spend a lot of time out side. i just retired a few days a go and i want to get out of here down to some where warm like northern wisconson. don
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 07, 2012, 09:16:57 PM
Congradulations on detireing daveich. Where do you live that it's so cold ?
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 07, 2012, 09:42:50 PM
Everyone retires in Florida Daveich. :D 55* at 9:30 PM. I'm planting 84 strawberries plants tomorrow.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 08, 2012, 11:47:46 AM
This is in the shade.
Cool for us
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/82048222.jpg
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: SHHR on January 08, 2012, 12:57:57 PM
We were in Florida last week between Christmas and New Years. The coolest day was on Wednesday when we took the kids to Sea World. It made it to the mid 60s and you could tell I was the tourist. Everyone who was local was in jackets and hoodies while I'm walking around in short sleeves. We came back home to 28 degrees but has warmed to the 50s until next week when it cools again. I'm ready to move down there! My wife is from Tampa, shouldn't take too much convincing her either!
Kyle
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 08, 2012, 02:25:43 PM
Kyle one year when my son was small and I was living in new Hampshire we went to Disney world   We went to the resort pool at night probly like s summer night in NE low 60s.  The life gird girl was in a sweater and gloves ;) 
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: CreativeCanvas on January 08, 2012, 07:59:10 PM
It's referred to as "Fish Blood Syndrome" Mike. I've suffered from FBS for several years now. If it drops below 70 I'm looking for a sweatshirt ...

I once saw it snow in Jacksonville. Actually stuck for a couple hrs. Thought that was purty cool.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 08, 2012, 10:37:28 PM
Heres one for you CC
http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/39536
That was a long time ago. Sad thing is Live Oak has not changed much sense 1899.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 09, 2012, 08:02:38 AM
Kody this was driving in the snow blizzard if 78 Massachusetts
 http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/newsblog/Blizzard%201.JPG
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 09, 2012, 09:18:43 AM
Looks more like NOT driving in the blizzard of 78 ;) What do they do when cars get stuck on a major highway like that? Just wait for the snow to melt? that could take weeks or months.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: bobbin on January 09, 2012, 05:01:39 PM
I was at UNH and we didn't get much snow from it.  It was a coastal thing.  But my best friend was at BU and they were snowed in for something like 4 days.  It was a "goodie". 

I grew up in snow country (they never closed the regional school in those days) and when it's bad you stay the hell home, Kody..  Or pull off the road and get a room. 
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 09, 2012, 06:44:00 PM
I was in Burlington mass when tyebcars got stuck they rescued the drivers in snowmobile in rt 128
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: CreativeCanvas on January 09, 2012, 06:52:41 PM
I was in my senior year of high school in Buffalo for the Blizzard of '77 and lemme tell ya that was really something. We had drifts up to the 2nd story windows. Plows were getting stuck. Couple days into it a pair of Guardsmen came to ferry my Mom to work @ Childrens Hospital. Sadly the sobs spied my CJ in the drive & took that with em too.

Yup no BS. They had enacted a total driving ban and the cops & natl guard were purloining 4x4s from "nonessential personnel". They told a rather flabbergasted me, "You're not allowed to drive it & neither is your Mom. We're authorized to commandeer it. Where are the keys?".

In retrospect I'd like to believe it helped my fellow citizen but can only envision a couple grunts beatin the snot outa it? Never did run quite right afterward ...

Always wondered why they sent two 'drivers' to pick up Mom that first time. Me thinks they ran the address against DMV records & spotted a Jeep? Hmm ...    
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: SHHR on January 13, 2012, 09:31:20 AM
Our first real shot of winter arrived late yesterday and overnight. It got down to zero here at the house last night, it's not supposed to last that long until a warmup on Monday. The worst part is it's been so mild up until now this is a shock. I've officially put out a BRASS MONKEY WARNING for the area!
Kyle
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: byhammerandhand on January 13, 2012, 09:42:53 AM
Things you can learn on the internet:  http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq107.htm

I've officially put out a BRASS MONKEY WARNING for the area!
Kyle
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: SHHR on January 13, 2012, 10:15:02 AM
Things you can learn on the internet:  http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq107.htm

I've officially put out a BRASS MONKEY WARNING for the area!
Kyle

A technical way of saying the ol' cannon won't be firing tonight! ;D
Kyle
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 13, 2012, 02:33:29 PM
THAT had to suk doug not only are out birth day close I was class of 78
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Darren Henry on January 14, 2012, 09:55:27 AM
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Our first real shot of winter arrived late yesterday and overnight.

Here too [bottom middle of Canada]. Like I've said we have been having a heat wave this winter [ they closed the outdoor skating oval last week because it had melted to slush] but Wednesday it got windy and nasty and Thursday it dropped to a more normal - 27 C. ( don't know the conversion but -19C = 0 F). Normal is -23 overnight and -12 daytime high. We're back in the heat today [-4.3C as I type] but headed back down to -2? by Monday. Goofy winter.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Darren Henry on January 15, 2012, 12:27:50 PM
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Snow Storm -- I just got off the phone with a friend living in northern Minnesota near the Canadian border. He said that since early this morning the snow is nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping and is at about 15 degrees and the north wind is increasing to near gale force. His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare. He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in

A little chuckle from my Dad.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 15, 2012, 02:23:00 PM
I had to send that one to my brother-in-law, Darren. My sister is going to kill me.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: bobbin on January 15, 2012, 03:48:12 PM
Very cold here today, topping out at a balmy 17 degrees.  We split and stacked the wood from a tree we took down last week yesterday (for winter 2014) knowing it was going to be wicked cold today.  We started in the morning and by the time we finished (a little after noon) the wind had picked right up and we could feel the cold front settling in.  The birds were really busy on the feeders, too. 

It was really cold when I took the dog out this morning (5:15).  I could tell because when I inhaled the moisture inside my nose froze... it has to be pretty close to zero for that to happen.  :)
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: scottymc on January 15, 2012, 09:29:11 PM
Over a 100 deg. here today, to hot to work. 8)
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: JuneC on January 15, 2012, 10:08:08 PM
Yeah, yeah...  rub it in   >:(  But then, your toilets and drains spin backwards, don't they?  Coriolis effect or something weird like that....  Never been south of the Equator.  Gotta do that one day.  I need to add that to my bucket list.

June
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: CreativeCanvas on January 16, 2012, 12:17:48 AM
Not sure if it has anything to do with the toilets spinning backward but "Coriolus" is a mushroom used in Asian herbal remedys ...
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 16, 2012, 09:04:25 AM
You guys got me looking things up again...

The Coriolis effect is most apparent in the path of an object moving longitudinally. On the Earth an object that moves along a north-south path, or longitudinal line, will undergo apparent deflection to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.

http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/glossary/coriolis_effect.html

If any ones interested.

Backward spinning toilets? Might need an exorcists.  ???
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: sofadoc on January 16, 2012, 09:11:00 AM
I've got a dog that chases his tail (clockwise) all day long. If I take him to Australia, will he chase it in the other direction? ???
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: gene on January 16, 2012, 10:43:14 AM
What about dogs who live in houses where there are only digital clocks?

I do find it interesting that the 'top of the world' is the north pole. This is a learned effect in all of us. Austrailia is 'down under'. My brain cannot think otherwise. In the physical world, there is no orientation of up and down, top and bottom.

When we start to look clearly at the many beliefs and understandings and perceptions and assumptions that we have about life, we begin to see that these things are truly without foundation.

Being MLK day, "race" is a good example. There is no distinction between human beings that creates this phenomenon we call 'race'. "Race' is a man made phenomenon. There is not a single genetic or physical detail that is unique to one group of people. Yes there are regional and environmental differences, but there is nothing totally unique to one group of people that cannot be found in any other group.

It is exactly like the difference between Texans and Oregonians. Texas and Oregon are artificially created distinctions.

gene
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: sofadoc on January 16, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
It is exactly like the difference between Texans and Oregonians. Texas and Oregon are artificially created distinctions.
Don't get me started about those !!@@##  Oregonians!! >:(
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 16, 2012, 01:48:31 PM
When we start to look clearly at the many beliefs and understandings and perceptions and assumptions that we have about life, we begin to see that these things are truly without foundation.
gene

Time is a a concept that fascinates me. Totally man made. Who decides there should be 24 hours in a day or 60 min in an hour. Who says we should count our age by how many times the earth rotates around the sun. And that  Feb 29 should occur once every 4 years.

And who gave the powers that be, authority, to reset the clocks twice a year.

Does anyone really think God made the universe in seven days. I think science has proven that to be impossible. The Bible was written by man and translated by old King James. The seven day theory was stuck in there so followers could have some relevance as to what was going on. Do you think God really cares about such a trivial thing as days, hours or minutes.

And what about the whole Mayan calendar thing. Is every one ready for Dec 21st.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: scottymc on January 16, 2012, 02:19:34 PM
I can see by the last page of posts that the nights are long over there now and you guts aren't getting out much. So the Simpsons is your major source of information about the land down under is it? ;D
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: bobbin on January 16, 2012, 04:32:02 PM
No, it was Steve Irwin, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Nicole's amazingly talented guitarist husband whose name I always forget.  ;)

Actually, I think it was good ol' Martin Luther who was the first to translate the Bible from the language of the Catholic church, Latin, into the language of the people of Germany.  The Reform movement quickly spread to England.  It was considered heresey to possess a Bible in anything other than Latin, a crime punishable by death (burning at the stake).  Way to spread "the word", huh?  We've come a long way, baby. 

(Keith Urban!)
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Mike on January 16, 2012, 07:36:50 PM
Being MLK day, "race" is a good example. There is no distinction between human beings that creates this phenomenon we call 'race'. "Race' is a man made phenomenon. There is not a single genetic or physical detail that is unique to one group of people. Yes there are regional and environmental differences, but there is nothing totally unique to one group of people that cannot be found in any other group.

gene
im probly wrong but i though sickle cell enemia was only asosiated with african americans
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: scottymc on January 17, 2012, 01:26:57 AM
No, it was Steve Irwin, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Nicole's amazingly talented guitarist husband whose name I always forget.  ;)

Actually, I think it was good ol' Martin Luther who was the first to translate the Bible from the language of the Catholic church, Latin, into the language of the people of Germany.  The Reform movement quickly spread to England.  It was considered heresey to possess a Bible in anything other than Latin, a crime punishable by death (burning at the stake).  Way to spread "the word", huh?  We've come a long way, baby. 

(Keith Urban!)

Bit of trivia for ya'll. Steve Irwins Aussie, Nicole Kidman is American, Russell Crow and Keith Urban are Kiwis(New Zealand)
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: gene on January 17, 2012, 09:40:15 AM
Mike, Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease. There is no disease that is found in only one 'race'.

from the net:
Sickle cell anemia is more common in people whose families are from Saudi Arabia, India, Caribbean islands, Mediterranean countries, South or Central America, or Africa. In the United States, most who suffer from sickle cell are African Americans.

'White folks' get this disease also.

My origin point was that it is truly amazing how much stuff we believe to be true but it just is not true!

Bill Clinton had the new millenium celebration at the beginning of 2000. The beginning of the new millennium was 2001. Good old Bill never missed an opportunity to break out the cigars.

Christopher Columbus never landed on what is today known as North American. He landed in the Caribbean Islands.

He also had 4 ships, not 3. The 4th ship fell over the edge of the world. Actually, there were only 3 ships and most people throughout time believed that the world was round, including Chris Columbus. The Ancient Greeks even believed the earth was round.

gene
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: sofadoc on January 17, 2012, 05:55:28 PM
Who would've thought that a cold day in Florida would generate this many replies?

Gene's comments about race reminded me of the sign that hung over the main street of my town when I was a kid:
(http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy33/sofadoc/th_scan0001.jpg) (http://s775.photobucket.com/albums/yy33/sofadoc/?action=view&current=scan0001.jpg)
"The blackest land" referred to the soil. "The whitest people" is self explanatory, although it really wasn't true (Somebody had to pick all the cotton that the black soil produced).
The Greenville Hotel in the picture is where my family stayed when we first hit town in '62. It was a dump even then.
Just around the corner from this scene was a USO club, which today houses the #1 upholstery shop in Greenville ;)
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Darren Henry on January 17, 2012, 06:13:37 PM
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Using the fireplace for the first time this year. Didn't get over 50* today and down to 24* tonight. Burrr!

If it cheers anyone up we are at -23 C at 5 o'clock. That's ten below F. Wind chills were in -36-38 range and They are calling -32 with wind chills into the -40's for Thursday night. BTW -40 C= 40 below F= damned cold !!!
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: Peppy on January 17, 2012, 06:28:00 PM
If it cheers anyone up we are at -23 C at 5 o'clock. That's ten below F. Wind chills were in -36-38 range and They are calling -32 with wind chills into the -40's for Thursday night. BTW -40 C= 40 below F= damned cold !!!

That makes me so happy Darren, thank you. I'll be seeing that weather right shortly. Getting it a bit all ready. 2C this morning and about -5C right now. Yippie.
Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: bobbin on January 17, 2012, 06:50:32 PM
A teeny bit of snow last night, but sunny and above 32F today so it melted.  Warm is still moving north and it's been raining since 3-4PM.  It's really been very warm this winter, we've really been given a gift from what could be crippling heating bills.  Even so, many families are really struggling to pay for heating oil (this is the go-to fuel in NE) and I was shocked to learn that homes with young children living in 40-50F homes are becoming common.  The man who delivers our oil said his employer is carrying a lot of elderly customers and a lot of "young" families.  Fuel assistance allowances are low as budgets are necessarily cut.  All this speaks to the ravaged economy and the old, under-insulated housing stock.  It scares me, as a product of the "baby boom" and a child of the "energy crisis" I've never seen it as bad as this in my area. 

We split wood on Saturday (from a tree we'd taken down).  It is ear marked for winter 2014, and we remarked that our efficient wood stoves have shielded us from very high heating expenses.  That, and a relatively new and well insulated home.  The times are definitely changin'!

Title: Re: cold cold cold
Post by: kodydog on January 17, 2012, 09:21:38 PM
Bobbin nothing like heating with free fuel. I always have my eyes open for free fire wood. Last year the county trimmed the trees near the road in our neighborhood and left it sitting there. Free fuel. And during a storm a neighbor's Live Oak tree fell over. A chain saw and sweat equity and I have enough wood to burn all winter. Hate to hear about the youngins and the elderly. I hope I'm never in that situation.