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  1. Sirius Glass

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    Today it was so cold in Los Angeles that …
    we had to close the windows
    I put up the top on my convertible
    I saw people wearing socks with their sandals
    I bought a sweater today
    I took the ice out of my coffee
     
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    I remember lived in Southern California, and my father would call relatives in Chicago on Christmas day to tell them he mowed the lawn.

    Yes, living is SoCal is brutal...
     
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    Yeah, I lived most of my adult life in Newport beach. Now I live outside of Ottawa, the coldest national capital in the world. What was I thinking? Don
     
  4. Ken Nadvornick

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    Born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area, I once remember that it got so cold that our air conditioner switched off.

    I thought we were all going to die...

    :eek:

    Ken
     
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    Northern California it gets a bit colder.

    I had to get out a friends club membership card to scrape the ice off the windshield, because the windshield washer fluid didn't immediately wash it off.
     
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    Whiner.. My daughter and I were hunting in 6 inches of snow and 9 deg.F temps last week. We are supposed to get up to 8 more inches of snow tonight.
     
  7. Ken Nadvornick

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    Jeez... I'll bet your air conditioner doesn't even come on!

    :tongue:

    Ken
     
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    Low of 9 tonight here in Chicago.
     
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    air conditioner?? What is this air conditioner thing you speak of?
    :munch:
     
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    Also born and raised in the Greater LA Area -- now living as close to Oregon as I was living close to Mexico. I lived over a decade up here without heat (no furnace, wood stove, etc). Those below freezing mornings were a bit nippy -- fortunately we do not get many of them per year. At the coldest times, I would brew a pot of herbal tea and sit on the floor with a wool cap on my head and another on the tea pot -- occasionally I would exchange caps to warm up my head. And perhaps cook a biscuit to take the bite out the air (it was very small house, so the oven could raise the temp a few degrees -- measured 13'x18' on the outside). I slept in the uninsulated attic. Ah...the good old days! (yes, I have heat now -- and it is on...oh, the wimp I have become! LOL!)

    LA drivers can't handle rain very well, and drivers up here tend to be clueless about snow. I remember the university closing down for the day because there was a little ice on the campus roads.

    Rain here right now and the hills tomorrow morning probably will be white (suppose to be 32F tonight on the coast).
     
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    When Carter was President one January he asked us to save energy by keeping our residents at 68°F. We had to turn on the air conditioners to comply with his request.
     
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    Lightweights.
    Here in adelaide we can't have convertibles. If you're in the sun for 20 consecutive minutes the top of your head catches fire. (but it gets worse in summer)
     
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    Does that simulate hair growth? If so it might be a cure for pattern baldness.
     
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    Once up near Darwin at the beginning of the Wet, I was wondering if I should put on my diving mask or my glasses before going outside.
     
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    Predicting 12 at my place NE of Seattle. But I will admit it's a bit more rare for us than for you. Tough to get too cold for too long with half-a-planet of ocean only a few miles away.*

    Ken

    * Don't tell that to the New Orleans Saints, though...

    :devil:
     
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    It's about 4 here right now. I zipped my jacket today. It takes a lot for me to zip my jacket.
     
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    Sounds like it needs a new zipper!
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    I shivered in San Diego in February. It was chilly!

    Here, it's -27 C at the moment but I'm smart enough to be inside so there is no shivering . The roaring fire is delightful.
     
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    I know the feeling.we had a wind chill of 82F today;time to move south.:blink:
     
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    Jim...

    I'll see your -27°C and raise it (raise it??) 13° C to our current -40° here. (about a one day drive west)

    Ken
     
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    I didn't think you could even get socks or sweaters in LA...
     
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    Right now in the Alberta Rocks we have -29.5c and expect -32c.
     
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    Sucks to be the rest of you right now.
     

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    91% humidity? Do you have gills??

    :tongue:

    Ken