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KeN Etter
08-Jan-2014, 15:58
I hope everyone affected by the fun weather in the US is doing ok. Our
office was shutdown for a couple of days due to lots of snow and
sub-zero temps (Fahrenheit). Windchill one day was about -40. I
haven't seen weather like this for quite some time.

Ken

Susan
08-Jan-2014, 16:42
Ken:

I won't tell you what our temperatures have been here, but they've been
a bit warmer than what you've been experiencing. The cold didn't reach
as southwest as we are.

Good to know someone had the common sense to shut down a company and
tell people to stay home. No one should be outside for any reason in
that kind of weather!

Did you have any particular problems with your house or vehicles? :)



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kgroneman
08-Jan-2014, 16:42
Here in Utah we missed out on the bitter cold. Snowing today which is
much needed.

I get a kick when they showed maps of the US with the cold dipping down
and talking about the poor schmucks in Minnesota....but I'm thinking
about the poor shmucks further North in Canada!

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kgroneman
08-Jan-2014, 17:14
Hey Susan,

>I won't tell you what our temperatures have been here

I've heard it's been very dry there. We're also dryer than normal but
not terrible.

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KeN Etter
08-Jan-2014, 19:04
On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:42:09 GMT, "Susan" <ncci.mod@gmail.com> wrote:

>Ken:
>
>I won't tell you what our temperatures have been here, but they've been
>a bit warmer than what you've been experiencing. The cold didn't reach
>as southwest as we are.
>
>Good to know someone had the common sense to shut down a company and
>tell people to stay home. No one should be outside for any reason in
>that kind of weather!
>
>Did you have any particular problems with your house or vehicles? :)

Fortunately not. The cars sit in the garage and we never lost power,
so we were ok. A town a little north of us had a major power outage.
I felt sorry for the power company linemen...having to restore power
in that weather. Yikes.

It is 14 degrees F right now...seems almost balmy by comparison. :-)

KeN Etter
08-Jan-2014, 19:06
On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:42:57 GMT, "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com>
wrote:

>Here in Utah we missed out on the bitter cold. Snowing today which is
>much needed.
>
>I get a kick when they showed maps of the US with the cold dipping down
>and talking about the poor schmucks in Minnesota....but I'm thinking
>about the poor shmucks further North in Canada!

I love snow and I don't mind normal cold...but the temps we had this
past weekend are not my idea of fun. Fortunately temps are rising and
we should be getting more snow in a day or two.

Bob
08-Jan-2014, 20:49
On 1/8/2014 9:58 AM, KeN Etter wrote:
> I hope everyone affected by the fun weather in the US is doing ok. Our
> office was shutdown for a couple of days due to lots of snow and
> sub-zero temps (Fahrenheit). Windchill one day was about -40. I
> haven't seen weather like this for quite some time.
>
> Ken
>
Out here in Boston the winter conditions are always good for fodder to
give to the talking weather-heads on the boob-tube. They've got to have
some "dire conditions" to earn their pay.

Bob

laurabuckley
09-Jan-2014, 07:46
Hi Ken,

I don't envy you in those weather conditions. I simply would not cope.

We are currently having days of between 90 and 100 Fahrenheit - now THAT
is my kind of weather :)

Take care of yourself.

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Susan
09-Jan-2014, 09:58
Yes, we're in our third year of drought. There's been no rain this
season. We had one rain storm in September, one snowstorm in December,
and nothing else. We have our fingers crossed the skies will open in
February, if not sooner. and rain all spring. If we don't get lots of
rain, we'll be in trouble this summer. :)

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Susan
09-Jan-2014, 09:58
Yes, if you're going to work for an electric company, better move
south! I've heard that the arctic air is supposed to go back up to
where it belongs, and temperatures get warmer over the next week.
You'll probably be in the 50's before you know it, at least, I hope so!
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KeN Etter
09-Jan-2014, 14:30
On Thu, 09 Jan 2014 06:46:01 GMT, laurabuckley
<laurabuckley@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>Hi Ken,
>
>I don't envy you in those weather conditions. I simply would not cope.
>
>We are currently having days of between 90 and 100 Fahrenheit - now THAT
>is my kind of weather :)
>
>Take care of yourself.
>
>Cheers,

Too hot for me. I don't like it over 80. :-)

KeN Etter
09-Jan-2014, 14:31
On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:49:38 GMT, Bob
<Robert.Athol.Mass@NoSpamGmail.com> wrote:

>On 1/8/2014 9:58 AM, KeN Etter wrote:
>> I hope everyone affected by the fun weather in the US is doing ok. Our
>> office was shutdown for a couple of days due to lots of snow and
>> sub-zero temps (Fahrenheit). Windchill one day was about -40. I
>> haven't seen weather like this for quite some time.
>>
>> Ken
>>
>Out here in Boston the winter conditions are always good for fodder to
>give to the talking weather-heads on the boob-tube. They've got to have
>some "dire conditions" to earn their pay.

I know what you mean. They made it sound so bad in Indiana that
stores were running out of food on Saturday.

kgroneman
09-Jan-2014, 21:53
Hey Susan,

>we're in our third year of drought

Lucky you. (said facetiously of course) In the past 10 years we've had
one year that was above normal precipitation..and that was 5 years ago.
We rely on reservoirs in this desert state, the 2nd driest in the US,
and currently they are at 30% of normal fill for this time of year and
so far this year we're at about 70% of normal precipitation which isn't
enough to bring it up to usable levels. If we don't get a lot more
rain/snow from here until May, we're in deep doodo. I think all of us
here in the west, where the people from the East ignore us and we're
usually grateful for that, are lined up for some major water problems.

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kgroneman
09-Jan-2014, 21:54
Hey laurabuckley,

>We are currently having days of between 90 and 100 Fahrenheit - now
>THAT is my kind of weather

I die in that kind of weather, so keep it please.

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kgroneman
09-Jan-2014, 21:56
Hey KeN Etter,

>Too hot for me. I don't like it over 80.

I'm with you! I think my perfect temp would be 68F/20C. Just so it
feels good to have the sun shine on you without making it hot.

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Susan
10-Jan-2014, 00:20
Here's hoping for rain! :)

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laurabuckley
10-Jan-2014, 08:16
Hey Kim,

My friends and co-workers would agree with you - they all prefer the
temps to be in the mid 20's (Celcius).

For some unknown reason I really enjoy hot weather - perhaps being born
at this time of year when it is so hot has something to do with it. But
then I must add that I don't have to do manual work outside in the full
sun.

You will enjoy this for the joke it is... my mom had air conditioners
installed in my home as she couldn't cope with the heat and humidity
where I live. I only use them in winter to warm my place up ;)

I sincerely hope that you get more precipitation and can avoid having
water shortages.

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kgroneman
10-Jan-2014, 16:00
Hey Susan,

>Here's hoping for rain!

I'll do a dance if you will.

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kgroneman
10-Jan-2014, 16:03
Hey laurabuckley,

>I only use them in winter to warm my place up

LOL! So much for your mom's investment.

>I sincerely hope that you get more precipitation and can avoid having
>water shortages.

Yea, me too.

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laurabuckley
10-Jan-2014, 19:46
Hey Kim,

LOL, I don't cope too well with the Northern hemisphere from about
October through to April! My South African version of a snow jacket was
purchased in 2010. I have lost 33 Kg's since then. I am loathe to buy
a new jacket that I won't get much use of. I guess that I will be the
Michelin Man at BrainShare in November. You won't miss me in the crowd
:)

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kgroneman
10-Jan-2014, 21:45
Hey laurabuckley,

>I guess that I will be the
>Michelin Man at BrainShare in November.

hehe. You just have lots of room to smuggle stuff.

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KeN Etter
10-Jan-2014, 22:27
On Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:58:56 GMT, "Susan" <ncci.mod@gmail.com> wrote:

>Yes, if you're going to work for an electric company, better move
>south! I've heard that the arctic air is supposed to go back up to
>where it belongs, and temperatures get warmer over the next week.
>You'll probably be in the 50's before you know it, at least, I hope so!
>:)

38 deg F right now...not too bad. :-)

Susan
11-Jan-2014, 04:41
I'm doing one today, becuase there's hope for rain Saturday! :)

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Susan
11-Jan-2014, 04:41
Very glad to hear the temperature is moving in the right direction
again! :)

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kgroneman
13-Jan-2014, 16:48
Well when you're done with it, send it our way will ya?

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Susan
13-Jan-2014, 18:42
We got .03" of rain. I think the cloud is dry at this point. Pah. : )

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kgroneman
13-Jan-2014, 21:49
Hey Susan,

>We got .03" of rain. I think the cloud is dry at this point. Pah.

darn. BAck to dancing.

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KeN Etter
15-Jan-2014, 15:32
On Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:41:41 GMT, "Susan" <ncci.mod@gmail.com> wrote:

>Very glad to hear the temperature is moving in the right direction
>again! :)

Unfortunately, it has gotten warm enough that the snow is melting. :-(
I like snow! I would prefer 3 solid months of snow. I just don't
want the bitter cold. But at least we have a chance of a little snow
today. :-)

Susan
15-Jan-2014, 16:25
Well, it's a little difficult for the weather to remain under freezing
for very long, so the snow will stay, and not dip any further down, or
warm a little up and melt the snow. Boy, you're picky! LOL : )

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kgroneman
15-Jan-2014, 17:56
You're a kindred spirit Ken. I love snow and winter.

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KeN Etter
15-Jan-2014, 18:31
On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:25:26 GMT, "Susan" <ncci.mod@gmail.com> wrote:

>Well, it's a little difficult for the weather to remain under freezing
>for very long, so the snow will stay, and not dip any further down, or
>warm a little up and melt the snow. Boy, you're picky! LOL : )

So I'm a little picky. :-) I just like snow.

KeN Etter
15-Jan-2014, 18:32
On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:56:04 GMT, "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com>
wrote:

>You're a kindred spirit Ken. I love snow and winter.

Snow is fun! :-)

laurabuckley
15-Jan-2014, 20:06
LOL Kim

Please don't tell that to your embassy here as I still need to apply for
my VISA - from past experience they ask a whole lot of questions around
smuggling and terrorism!

Just saying......


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kgroneman
15-Jan-2014, 20:54
Hey laurabuckley,

>they ask a whole lot of questions around
>smuggling and terrorism!

Like anyone is going to answer: "Oh yea, I smuggle once in a while but
I promise not to do it this time."

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Susan
16-Jan-2014, 05:32
I like snow, also, believe it or not. I don't like driving in it, but I
love how the world looks when it's covered in it. : )

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Dave Howe
16-Jan-2014, 11:10
On 15/01/2014 19:54, kgroneman wrote:
> Hey laurabuckley,
>
>> they ask a whole lot of questions around
>> smuggling and terrorism!
>
> Like anyone is going to answer: "Oh yea, I smuggle once in a while but
> I promise not to do it this time."

ITYM "Not Sole Purpose of Visit" :)

kgroneman
16-Jan-2014, 18:03
Hey Susan,

>I don't like driving in it

I love driving in it to an extent. My house is within walking distance
of a rugged canyon and when it snows, and I have time, Marilyn and I
drive up through that canyon to a reservoir and enjoy the snow on the
rocks, cliffs, and trees.

I don't like driving on the freeway in snow.

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kgroneman
16-Jan-2014, 18:04
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Black, Douglas
16-Jan-2014, 18:39
Susan,

> I like snow, also, believe it or not. I don't like driving in it, but I
> love how the world looks when it's covered in it. : )
>

I love that, and I love that when my dog comes in from outside, his paws
aren't covered with mud.

Susan
17-Jan-2014, 18:13
Oh, yes, I'd forgotten all about the muddy paws! We had dogs when I was
growing up. The little one that stayed in the house had to be captured
coming in, or else the whole house would end up with muddy paw prints.
He was a fast little thing! : )

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Susan
17-Jan-2014, 18:13
Are the roads cleared before you head up there? We were on the tail-end
of the road clearing schedule for a number of years, and wouldn't see a
snow plow until just before noon. They come much earlier now, so some
politician must be living in the area. : )

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kgroneman
17-Jan-2014, 19:18
Hey Susan,

>Are the roads cleared before you head up there?

Not if I can help it. I love driving through a foot or so of fresh
powder snow. There are snowmobile runs up there as well as some
private cabins and the forest service has a couple of plows stationed
midway up the canyon so it usually gets plowed pretty quickly. If we
get snow overnight we head up there early in the morning to beat the
plows and usually meet them when we're on our way back down.

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Susan
17-Jan-2014, 19:27
You must have good snow driving talents, and a good vehicle in which to
do it! : )

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kgroneman
17-Jan-2014, 22:27
Hey Susan,

>You must have good snow driving talents,

Powder or fresh packed snow isn't difficult at all. When it turns to
ice pack is when I don't like it. Having a good 4wd vehicle makes a
big difference too.

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