January 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm #225
…but, geeze, Louise, I am freezing here. It’s usually in the 80s this time of year and it’s now 36° (and wind blowing like crazy) and my electricity (only source of heat) has been out for 2 1/2 hours. Then it came back on for about 15 minutes and went out again for another 1/2 hour. My poor furnace doesn’t seem to be able to warm up the house.
I’ve got on as many clothes and I can get on and if it doesn’t warm up pretty quick, I’m off to the mall. Hopefully it’ll be warm there.
Hope the rest of you are staying toasty.
From "Sunny" Florida! HA!January 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm #9455
Oh goodness! I was born in Pensecola…the only white we saw on the ground were the beautiful sandy beaches! Here in good ol’ expensive rediculously taxed California it’s 56 all week long with rain and fog – about average for this time of year…I’m not going to complain about the weather at all when I see pictures from North Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Illinois, etc. that is a flippin’ freezer in those areas! Stay warm Bonbon!January 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm #9457
my DIL, who lives in Deltona (small town between Daytona and Orlando, said they got some flurries there. It would be interesting if we got some here. My neighbor’s daughter is 10-years old and has NEVER seen snow. Neither have my dogs and one is also 10-years old. It would be interesting to see what they would do.
That’s true about being better off than some people actually getting REAL cold weather. I once lived in a Chicago suburb and can remember standing on the el platform, just off from Michigan Ave. (very close to the lake) when it was 0° and windy, and thinking it can’t possibly get any colder than this. That’s how I feel now.January 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm #9458
my DIL, who lives in Deltona (small town between Daytona and Orlando, said they got some flurries there. It would be interesting if we got some here. My neighbor’s daughter is 10-years old and has NEVER seen snow.
That’s true about being better off than some people actually getting REAL cold weather. I once lived in a Chicago suburb and I can remember standing on the el platform when it was 0° and windy, and thinking it can’t possibly get any colder than this. That’s how I feel now.January 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm #9474SWParticipant
Sorry you’re having the same cold weather we usually have up here in Massachusetts. It’s cold here too – the 20s. But, this is somewhat normal for us. The electricity being out is the worse as nothing works without it these days. Take care Bonbon.January 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm #9780
get ready for some more snow! We’ve got big storms coming in all week with 35 to 40 MPH winds with lots of rain – once it’s get’s east of the Rockies and over the plains – well, I feel for y’all. Stay warm and dry!January 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm #9784SWParticipant
This east coaster spent 2 hours shoveling ‘heavy snow/ice/water’ mix! It was like putting a gallon jug of water on a shovel and then throwing it over 4 feet in the air and 24" to the side. Not fun!! As I was doing it, I was thinking The Biggest Loser should send the contestants here for a snow shoveling challenge!January 19, 2010 at 1:15 am #9787
~ and I’m not complaining about our weather – we need it. The Big Valley is almost a dust bowl due to the water turn off by the politicians. I’d keep the water and snow here if I could sweetie but the Big Man upstairs has a different plan! Good luck and batten down the hatches – thar’ she blows!January 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm #9796PattiParticipant
we’ve had temps in the mid to high 40’s and sunny most of the week (1 rain day); and it’s been just glorious. I’m not ready for another winter mess.January 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm #10134
this past week for you back East folks? Friend of mine sent me this – you can guess where she lives:
Where the cold front’s sweepin’ down the plain,
And the piles of sleet, beneath your feet,…
Follow right behind the freezing rain.
Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I,
Travel home from work and hope some jerk,
Doesn’t wreck our car in passing by!
We know we belong to the land,
But it could use some… more salt and more sand,
That’s why we say…..WHOA!
We’re sliding the other way…….YIKES!
We’re only sayin’,
You’re slick as snot SNOWklahoma,
SNOWklahoma, SNOW-K!January 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm #10137
Those poor people. I’m SOOOO glad I live in Florida, even though we’ve had record cold this year. When I got my electric bill it was more than DOUBLE!!!
I don’t understand why it costs more to heat a house than it does to cool one yet, when I lived in Northern California, it cost more to have the A/C on than the heat. I think the PUC should look into this. That does not compute.
I read that Tennessee got hit pretty hard too. Any reports from there…anyone…hey, you need a shovel?January 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm #10139
and I shouldn’t be complaining about how cold it is here – even on the coldest days here you can still go outside in shirtsleeves and just get a bit chilled…I haven’t owned an actual coat in years…but I’ll be darned if I’m turning my thermostat down below 70ish in the winter with my arthritis! The monthly PG&E bill be darned! Now living in Oklahoma, North Dakota or somewhere like that with those six foot high snow drifts where it is actually really and truly CcccccOLD – I just don’t know how those poor folks stay warm…
The PUC is corrupt is why it doesn’t compute! We’ve fought them for years around here – they cut off the water in the Big Valley for a tiny little fish (that no one eats) and the farmers don’t have water to farm their crops that feed the entire USA that has turned the valley into a dessert just cause this insignificant little fishy has got to swim! Wait until your fruits and veggies cost as much as a steak does…courtesy of the PUC and other dunderheaded gov. types…But then that’s another story…February 1, 2010 at 1:18 am #10141
how warm it’s been here the last two days – the flies are out buzzing and there are mosquitoes biting! The daffodils are up!February 1, 2010 at 1:24 am #10144GoodyParticipant
Here in West Tennessee, freezing rain, sleet and snow moved in Thursday night and continued through Saturday morning – between 6-8 inches. The low temperature was 6 degrees last night with the high today in the 20s. Schools, businesses. factories and even churches are closed. Praying for much warmer weather SOON. Thankfully we have not lost electric power or heat, but I am worried about the amount of the utility bills when they arrive.
Everyone try to stay safe and WARM.
GoodyFebruary 1, 2010 at 2:06 am #10145IzzyBParticipant
Up North everyone has a furnace and normally it runs on gas. Down here in the south we have Heat Pumps, which are AWFUL for heating a house. Hence why it costs so much. Now I will admit that because I don’t need the heat on as often my bill is lower in the winter, but this winter my bill has not dropped down as much because of this constant cold weather. Just had to turn the heat on again
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