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Old 01-04-2018, 07:27 AM
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Steve's sub-zero weekend lock-down thread!

We are expecting -10* wind chill temps here in the northeast starting tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday. I'm not going anywhere, just stay at home, inside, and work at some projects. Hoping to hit the post office, library, the grocery store and Home Depot to stock up on weekend essentials after work today.

Little guy has a birthday party tomorrow night. Plan to spend Saturday and Sunday sorting garden/flower seeds. Also plan to order flower bulbs and some misc. seeds ordered. Gotta stay positive and think spring. Also scored a few new DVD's, plus I plan to re-watch a few others.

And you? Most of the US is being pounded with this artic blast. haven't seen something like this in years here in Pennsylvania.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:35 AM
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Hi, Steve! You sound alot like me when it comes to gardening. All our plants are grown from seeds. We collect them after the season is over and grow them the following spring. It is a wonderful hobby! We have both flower gardens and herb/vegetable gardens. I am happiest when I am gardening! Your avatar is a lovely heiloom tomato!
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:43 AM
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It's freezing cold here in Tn.

I had planned to drive across the Smoky Mountains to attend a concert in Asheville, NC tomorrow night, but I have decided to take a pass on doing so.

It's just not worth the risk of getting out on the interstate during this kind of deep freeze.

It will be work, movies and books for me.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:48 AM
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We've had windchills of -20 to -30F almost every day the past week and a half. The raw temp was -20 last week one morning. I'm not liking it one bit ;-) It's not uncommon here though, so it's business/school as usual for the most part.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:58 AM
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I'm in Pittsburgh. It's been cold as #%*# here for at least a week...and about to get colder over the next few days.
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best wishes to all you guys.

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6 degrees F here in Cleveland right now, schools closed today and Friday.

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Old 01-04-2018, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindajean68 View Post
I'm in Pittsburgh. It's been cold as #%*# here for at least a week...and about to get colder over the next few days.
I love Pittsburgh great place and nice folks, you have me thinking about a big old sandwich from Primanti Bros.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:23 PM
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Steve, Chloe and anyone else.
SR has a gardening thread that is inactive right now because, well, no one is gardening.
But I’m hopeful that it will get resurrected in spring.
Love to have you all join.
We post pictures, talk about what we are growing, etc.
I’m a plant ninja myself.
I go around to defunct businesses and rescue their plants.
I haven’t decided if it’s stealing or providing safe haven to hostas.
Anyway, hope to see you on the gardening thread.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:43 AM
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As of Friday morning at 5am: 9* with a wind chill value of -5*. Got the bulk of my shopping done last evening, may need to grab a few items after work today.

Yeah, those seed and flower catalogs are gonna be my "garden porn" for the weekend! Stay warm, everyone!
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We've been below zero quite a bit the past couple of weeks. Just have to be smart and stay inside as much as possible. This too shall pass!
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:23 AM
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I love Pittsburgh great place and nice folks, you have me thinking about a big old sandwich from Primanti Bros.
Ah! Primanti's! The best! Yea, I love my hometown. I was actually in your city for a conference not long ago. We had a great time!
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:24 AM
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i had to run outside barefoot in it in the snow to break up my dogs from fighting friggen knuckle heads!

tommorrow i gotta go out in it tho drive 30 min each way kinda concerned about it but i'll dress warm and bring extra coats and such.

i dont really mind it but i do get worried having to go far in it. last weekened i tried to make this same appt and failed i got almost there and then the ice and snow got to slick i had to turn around and go home. The panic from that drive took the remainder of the day to calm down from. and i was worn out the rest of the weekend I think i just worked myself up over good.
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and i was worn out the rest of the weekend I think i just worked myself up over good.
That's kinda why I want it to be a no-stress weekend. We're celebrating out son's fourth birthday tonight and that's about the only real event we got going. I'll run for the mail tomorrow and that'll be it for me. Wife thinks she's gonna go shopping tomorrow afternoon.... we'll see how that pans out!
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Maudcat View Post
Steve, Chloe and anyone else.
SR has a gardening thread that is inactive right now because, well, no one is gardening.
But Iím hopeful that it will get resurrected in spring.
Love to have you all join.
We post pictures, talk about what we are growing, etc.
Iím a plant ninja myself.
I go around to defunct businesses and rescue their plants.
I havenít decided if itís stealing or providing safe haven to hostas.
Anyway, hope to see you on the gardening thread.
interesting idea...hmm, I'm going to think about that when i see abandoned buildings!
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:19 PM
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-20 "real feel" here in upstate ny/pa.
I love the winter and the cold .... and have been out many times today to take care of the feral cats, let the pup poop and all that. I thought "no biggie. What a bunch of whiners".

However....when that wind kicks up (am in the mountains, holy hannah - it's flipping cold!

Keep warm peeps!
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:35 AM
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lol yep cold up the road here from you steve this morning so i know your pain!. remember i'm just a bit north of you.

i got one of those bowls for my chickens that you plug in to keep the water from freezing lol the ater froze anyhow this morning ! so i had ot mess witht hat some.

I had a chicken die a few days go she was old anyhow but it was sad to watch her spend her final days frigid! oh well thats life i guess.

I'm gonna still head to that appt tonight. I'm either brave or insane. I hope it goes well. last week it was pretty bad but that was snow and ice and i started spinning all over the ice. this week its just the cold i hope... but the cold could be bad too. i'm gonna wear 12321389213912 layers and bring my heavy duty snow boots just in case.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:16 AM
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I am very wimpy and spoiled. One week in the 30s and I was unhappy.

I used to live in Lake Tahoe and that place is crazy! So much snow. What was I thinking? Western PA, too. Brr. That's where I was born, near Pittsburgh.


Be careful out there. Good to "see" you zjw.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:10 AM
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Raw temp was -21F here this AM. not even sure what the wind chill was. Looks like a "warmup" coming tomorrow and we might even crack freezing on Monday!
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-23 here in Ontario ( with the wind chill ) -40, been 10 days of this, supposed to break tomorrow....hope so!!
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