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ImageSharon
Jan 2, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Larry, that's just tooooooo cold.
It will be down to 5 on Tuesday, I think, then up to 16 the next day, then on to 30 the rest of next week. Im convincing Sunshine that she needs to sleep on my feet..
ImageMaryE
Jan 2, 2014 10:34 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Larry, go to a sporting goods store and get some of those hand warmers. They heat by a chemical reaction. Put one in each glove and they are good for several hours.

Sharon, I'm glad you don't have a frozen, man shaped decoration on your roof. On the other hand, you'd have the only one in the neighborhood.....
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imageirisarian
Jan 2, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
We have fios cable. I like the sports. they tried to sell HBO to us & we kept saying 'no', You can have this much off, but we don't want it at all, Got horse racing channel, & tennis channel instead.

wind is blowing now, it is 1° & we have a foot of snow, at least. I can see that the driveway was plowed, but John will have a lot of snow to clean off the car. I ordered a windshield cover to keep snow off that for a Christmas present for John, but it is back ordered until Feb. Ordered a small present so he will have something to unwrap & told him his big one was coming for Valentine's Day.
ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 12:20 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I'm glad I didn't have a roof decoration too. Poor little guy, he was cold I could tell, kept his furry hat on his head the whole time he was installing the receiver and while the programs all loaded and while he explained everything to me. That took another hour. Of course I have no idea what he said, but I have a book if I ever want to learn. The silly thing now tells me I have mail. Whoever heard of mail on a TV. I have no idea how to open it and I get enough mail without one more.

This has been the coldest I've felt here in years. Might be because I'm outside more with Sunshine, but I think it really has been unusually cold for a longer time. Sunshine's last walk is at about 10:30 or 11 and she's good then till about 9 a.m. So I don't get the wee hours of the morning chill, thank goodness. She usually waits till I have a cup of coffee in my hand, which makes it even better.

So you all stay warm. The next few days will be so cold, I hope all your heat sources are working well, don't want any of you to wake up freezing. I remember staying some winter nights with my great grandmother who lived in a log home. I slept in the big room in the attic which wasn't used often since her children had mostly moved away and I was the closest of the grands or the great grands. It was fairly warm because the fireplace was in the room below and also the chimney ran up through that room and the bed was close to it. But there were chinks out of the mud/clay mix between the logs and in summer it was great to see the moon through them. Winter, though, brought snow through those little cracks and I would wake up sometimes from snow flurries blowing in on my face.

I slept on two feather beds, like huge pillows if you don't know what I'm talking about, so I was sunk in pretty deep and quite warm really with lots of quilts and somebody's old rough green army blanket over me. No chance of freezing, but I do remember waking up to snow flurries on my face sometimes. I guess Gramma was too old to worry about the cracks between the logs, or too old to do anything about it. And I never complained, I just thought it was part of life and great fun to sleep with snowflakes falling on my face.

Y'all sleep warm.
Imagevic
Jan 3, 2014 3:46 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
22 here with a feel like of 9 and Monday and Tuesday will have overnights in single digits.

Larry, I wear gloves with mittens over them when I walk the dogs and my fingers still freeze.

Sharon, my maternal grandparents had a feather bed. I LOVED it Lovey dubby
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Imagestarlight1153
Jan 3, 2014 3:51 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Larry. Appreciate that info. Since you was in Hunstville I sure you know where Phenix City, Columbus Ga is. That where I am at. Guess that will be my goal for this year to try and get me a couple of those trees.

Lucy... how does that windshield protector work? Does it keep the frost off? With no heater or defroster it rough trying to get frost and ice off in the mornings and not have freeze right back up.

Brrrrrrrrrrr it got real cold real fast. I haven't even looked outside yet to see what it like. I know there gonna be a ton of ice from all that rain we had til late last night that has frozen. Still have about another 15 minutes before the local news comes on and can see all what happening.

Hope everybody got water and candles and food ready before it hit. Stay warm everybody we in for a rocky couple of days.
ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's a rip roaring 15* here. Even Sunshine didn't linger as she usually does. No snow or anything, except a leftover dusting that looks like heavy frost from yesterday, but it crunches.

Y'all stay real warm!! And check in . . . I want to know you are all OK, especially those in the worst path of this weather.
Imagevic
Jan 3, 2014 9:13 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I just did a full walk with the dogs but had on extra heavy socks, two pairs of gloves, two scarves, hat, coat and my fingers are still frozen along with my cheeks.
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ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 10:07 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Nose???
ImageJB
Jan 3, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
This is what I got up to this morning.

Thumb of 2014-01-03/JB/917bac
I guess I will have my coffee inside this morning. My coffee table is full of you know what.
Thumb of 2014-01-03/JB/cbd26a

Needless to say I am not a happy camper, but we have heat, electric and both the kids had to leave early since the State is in the State of emergency, both are considered "Essential" and they were on the road about 6:30. Rob plowed and shoveled me a path to the Greenhouse. After everyone left, I went back to bed and covered my head. Charle is out playing in the snow so I had better go see what he looks like before he runs back into the house dragging that white stuff with him.
Have a good day.
ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 10:14 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
JB, that's amazingly beautiful but oh so cold. Wow!
At least Charle is enjoying it, though not so much fun for you. Just be careful if you do go to the greenhouse and wear lots of clothes for warmth and for padding. That way if you fall you'll just bounce around a little. And look for the cardinals, they'll cheer you up.
ImageLance
Jan 3, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
reuseable heat pads: http://hotsnapz.com/ I have some and they are quite interesting, although I think a different brand. There is a chemical reaction as the liquid changes into a solid that gives off heat, which can be reset by boiling the pouch. It is an interesting bit of thermal chemistry which I can try to explain if anyone is interested. Or maybe Charlie could do a better job.
There are also electric gloves, mittens and even socks, I think, run off of batteries. I have never had a problem with getting cold, though, as long as I am moving around. Small and with a relatively high metabolism keeps me warm more than many other people. The guy on your roof is probably used to it, so he was fine I would imagine. I have worked and played outside so much, I just dress appropriately and off I go. I often end up shedding layers and giving them to whomever is around me to keep them warmer.
TV - I have not watched in over 20 years. Time is now wasted on the computer, instead!
I found out why I don't do latch hook and similar hobbies - not much opportunity for creativity. You follow a pattern and essentially reproduce what was already created with lots of repetition. Fun for some, but I think Skye and I will finish this one and not do more. My Mom knits, does cross-stitch and similar, and I really appreciate the time and personal touch; my walls are decorated with lots of her cross-stitch pictures. But Skye and I seem to enjoy a bit more of a creative and original outlet.
I am signed up for a pottery class starting next week, and looking forward to it. It was my requested Christmas present, along with a nut butter maker. I got a food processor from my parents for the nut butter, as well, which I will use today. Very easy to make nut butters and Skye and I flavor them with cinnamon, chocolate, molasses or other items as we think of it. I also mix in some nutritional enhancements such as ground flax.
On the job search news, just received 2 more 'sorries', for a college in Washington state that does not give grades. I applied for both a limnologist and marine scientist, and did not even get an interview. Very frustrating. If anyone hears of anything that may work for me, let me know. Just about any environmental or ecological oriented position could work. I am thinking the job market is still so competitive that all jobs must be loaded with applicants.
Keep warm everyone.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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Imagemcash70
Jan 3, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Good morning! Smiling

Sharon, great memory of the feather bed, we slept on those as kids in my grandmothers house. Big Grin

JB, that is a lot of snow. Blinking

We got a few inches of snow overnight, 26 degrees. Had a deer in the back yard again, must have been before the snow started, the little bugger cleaned out the bird feeders then laid down and rested in front of the fir tree, there is a bare patch there. Hilarious!
Imagevic
Jan 3, 2014 10:31 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
My nose was definitely cold Sharon *Blush* The blushing is what my face looked like Hilarious!

Only my fingers got terribly cold this morning. I had on extra heavy socks so toes stayed toasty.

Lance, I make nut butter too! Almond is my favorite. Praying for you to find a job you love SOON!

Your snow is beautiful Jacquie Thumbs up
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ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 10:38 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The featherbeds were home made, so sometimes the feathers gave me a poke here and there. Rude awakening!

Lance, same reason I can't follow patterns, no room for original creativity. I am the world's worst at staying in the lines anyway. Mostly I have to make my own lines and mostly I don't even follow them.

I have no idea what to suggest to you about a job. Yours is specialized and no doubt not readily available. I know you are over qualified for this but do you have certification in education, the type needed in secondary or elementary ed? Teachers on those levels are always needed and surely you could find a job on that level, though it might not be what you want. Around here, public schools have a higher pay scale than colleges and offer more package benefits. Something to think about. And one reason I preferred teaching secondary level.

Wishing you luck with all of it.
Imagevic
Jan 3, 2014 10:42 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Teachers in OH have excellent salaries too along with wonderful benefits package. Maybe you could just sub in your local school district until something comes along. I wouldn't think it would take much to get certification.
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ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Takes several extra classes, Vic, for certification unless it's in a place where they consider experience as validity and it would count as a class or two. So I dunno. Subbing is a good place to get started with a school system, though.

I'm sure Lance is way over qualified, but it is a thought.
Imageirisarian
Jan 3, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
official snow measurement in town is 15.8". a drift of 17" in our front yard temp 7° I could really hear the wind blowing last night gusts in the 40s. The person who plows our driveway did a couple of passes yesterday & it looked clear last night, but he came a bit after 6am & worked on it some more, so we could get out when the car is cleared off.

John just went out to fill the bird feeder so something besides juncos can have some. Red bellied woodpecker was on the suet feeder this morning. they nest down in our woods (the back part of our property is wooded) but it takes the winter snow to be able to see them.
ImageSharon
Jan 3, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Stay in, Lucy! I hate to think of anybody out in all that snow and cold.
Imagevic
Jan 3, 2014 10:53 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oldest dd lives about an hour north of Philadelphia and they had to snow blow their driveway this morning. She sent a photo of a ruler in the snow before she started but it was only 6.5 inches. But she said it was much higher in the grass which was a good thing because the snow blower wasn't behaving. Whistling
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