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02-04-2011 01:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor cold

Well, I think it would not happen here in sunny Arizona, but I did not work in the shop this morning because it was too cold. Normally I don’t work when it is above 105 degrees in the shop during the summer, but today, it was a cold 22 degrees (17 with windchill) when I went outside to go to the shop.

Right now the shop is a 16×50 section of a steel barn with no insulation and no AC/Heater, and yesterday at 45 degrees is was just a bit hard to move my fingers.

I guess I’ll just wait a few days to see those great 70-80 degree days we normally get during the winter, summers are another story….

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 01:54 AM

Nice and warm in Alberta this week, maybe it’s a “Weather Exchange Program”.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 02:03 AM

Hard to move your fingers at 45? I was out shoveling snow bare-handed this morning in 10 with a significant windchill… Nothing some hot cocoa and a shower can’t fix :)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 02:03 AM

Randy, it was colder today in Houston, TX than in Edmonton. It does not happen very often though. You must be wearing shorts.

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 02:29 AM

And they closed Dallas Ft/Worth airport yesterday.. Didn’t want the Vancouver Canucks in I guess.. With cause.. ;-)

Hasn’t it already been a ** of a year for weather..oh well, just keeping up the trend I guess..

zero ‘C here. bit of wind and light flurries..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 02:39 AM

We set 14 year record lows the last couple days. I’ll happily work in my shop with just a small propane heater to take the edge off anytime it’s 20 or above. Tuesday and Wednesday though it never went above -5. Today is up to 25 and it feels almost tropical. I was in the shop for a couple hours before I decided I’d rather assemble some cabinets in the kitchen. Plus glue doesn’t really work in the cold.

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 02:54 AM

I will make you feel a little warmer. This is what I got up to yesterday morning. It is suppose to be -18 degrees below zero tonight.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 02:57 AM

It was a balmy -1C here today at lunch time! If this is winter bring it on!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 03:00 AM

The way this winter has been going, I’ll be looking for property in Canada. Yep its getting warmer up North, cooler down south. Does that meam sooner or later we’ll all be about the same temperature?
What’s left to compalin about? Oh yeah moisture! maybe I’ll just stay in the middle.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 03:15 AM

I know that most of the people here live where it snows, but I live where my winters are suppose to be like your summers and our summers are like a blast furnace. Just that we might see the low 20’s once every 3-4 years, the last time I remember it getting to 20 degrees was around the 15 of Jan. 2007, at that time I was in Denver for a conference and there it was -15. Talk about a warm weather guy in a deep freeze. I came home and was sick for 3 months and it about killed me. So, me and cold weather do not work very well. I’ll take 115 degree summers anytime…..

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 03:24 AM

new mexico 7,080’

went to bed last night to -2

woke today to -22

house and shop warm though

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 02-04-2011 03:42 AM

45 degrees here is almost perfect shop weather. Sweatshirt on and ready to go. Right now it’s a balmy 24 and going down. When I lived in Arizona, it was hard working in the shop when it was summer. What ever you get used to i guess.


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#12 posted 02-04-2011 03:49 AM

Global warming, someone dial up Al Gore.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 05:17 AM

Shorts and T shirt for my morning run today, Radu!

Last winter we had the “honor” of being named the coldest place on the planet, when the temperature dipped to -53 C, but that seems so long ago…

I agree KYSean, you get used to it.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 05:28 AM

Bah! Back in MY day I had to walk 3 miles to school. Up hill…both ways!

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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#15 posted 02-04-2011 06:12 AM

Hey all, Be careful giving out the weather reports….About 3 weeks ago I posted a topic “I Need a Snow Report”, and the folks came on and was giving reports and we were having a good ole’ time…..THEN….BAM…!!!!
Gone…deleted, wiped out, removed… I had about 80+ hits on the topic, and I guess cause it wasn’t wood-related, they wiped it out….. I told them I had snow on my wood pile….don’t that count? Guess not…..Oh well… was fun while it lasted…..hope this one last a little longer…....

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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