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#1 susieq40

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:32 AM

Wow it's cold!! Because it's Montana...I think I'm going to have to invest in a wood stove. I remember when I was a kid, we had one, and it kept the house so warm! I even think I'm going to invest in some long underwear. I was trying to sleep last night and the legs on my pj pants kept rolling up. So I got up and put sweats on and a nice warm shirt, with long sleeves to almost cover my hands. Winter didn't hurt as bad as it does this year. Almost ready to head south!

How's everyone else doing with the cold? Try to stay warm out there!! HUGS to All!!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:53 AM

Hello SusieQ,

I was just musing how cold, an therefore painful, my hands are this year. We've had snow that's now disappearing but it's still cold, cold, cold!!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:25 AM

Hi SusieQ and Amanda,

It's a "balmy" 18 degrees here, in our "neck of Montana"! We ARE "fortunate" however, as we don't have the humidity that Shelley experiences in Minne"snow"ta and so many others in more humid areas, (the UK included, correct)?

(Oh, that's right, Shelley keeps her eyes closed to the weather conditions until April...isn't that what you said the other day)?! :P

SusieQ, to stay warm, especially when out in the element, I wear ladies winter "underalls", which aren't at all bulky underneath my clothing, and yet keep me very comfortable ;) !

At any rate, I'm sending {{{Warm Hugs}}} to EVERYONE, no matter what sort of temperatures and weather conditions you are experiencing!
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:50 AM

The cold is definitely making my hands feel worse along with other joints and even though the snow is at last melting we are due more freezing weather next week.

Susieq, I wear long underwear and long sleeved vests with lots of thin layers and I find down jackets great because they are so light and warm. I even wear fingerless gloves in bed when it's very cold!

Stay Warm

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello my friends :)

You're in good company. Tonight into tomorrow, a winter storm coming through. High this coming week, single digits. Brrrrrr!!!! Will be hibernating when the temps are that cold!

Thank you for reading my complaints.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:45 PM

Hi Susie,

Yes, that's exactly what I told you. The best approach to living in Manysnowta is to read Hawaiin weather reports, and imagine that the evergreens are really palm trees and the snow is really a white sand beach.

By this reckoning, the cars stuck in the snow are actually beached whales, which is why all the folks come running to help them out.

It's 76 degrees and clear skies where I am right now -- indoors!
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:54 PM

Oh Shelley,
I'm feeling warm already! :P The picture you painted is quite vivid (in my mind)...In February of 2008, I really WAS in Hawaii and susieq and I really DO imagine we are in (or are on our way to) Hawaii! With that, I feel BUNCHES better!!! I imagine scrunching that warm sand between my toes and I feel as though I AM there ^_^
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:24 PM

Hi All

I can only imagine Hawaii from the damp and cold UK!

The snow has more or less gone, but as Amanda says it's still cold and I think the weather forecast is for more cold weather next week. :(

SusieQ, we've got a wood burning/multi-fuel stove and it was a really good buy! Our rooms are quite small and it throws out a terrific amount of heat and also saves on the oil we have to use for our central heating.

Roll on summer!! ;)

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#9 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:21 AM

Hi SusieQ,

Colorado is pretty nippy too - 15F/-9C this morning! I think it is going to be a great day for a fire in the fireplace.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:52 AM

It's actually mild here today (50 degrees) but rainy and dark. There is a post on coping with winter on the Fun and Friendship Forum Baby It's Cold Outside The other day I went into a friend's house and she asked "why are your hands so blue?" I was wearing my splint for my thumb and couldn't get my gloves over it and explained that it's part of the wonderful package that comes along with scleroderma. Our friends in Vermont have a wood stove and it's my favorite spot in the house. Their house is over 100 years old and is warmer than our 20 year old townhouse. We are putting in new windows so that should help. As I said, the silk underwear works very well and is worth the investment.

We've been hearing about the storm in the mid-west and hope hope all of you there are keeping warm and staying inside.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:49 AM

Kokomo, IN has 27 degrees and light snow. My cat, Lily, and I are lazing around on the bed reading the Sunday sales advertisements. I've locked myself in the house so I don't go spend any money! I'm just north of Indy about 60 miles.

I wear the long underwear to keep warm, too. A good friend has knitted me 3 pair of socks. Each pair is a combination of different colors. They fit loose and that's a big plus. I also like the little "Hot Hands" packets. Hot drinks are helpful (tea, coffee, cocoa).

Take care.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:15 PM

Cold Cold in Eastern WA too. Been having a bit of a hard time staying warm. Taking a lot of baths and wore gloves all day today and sat in front of the fire with a blanket. :)
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:38 AM

Here in Upstate NY (near Albany) we are at about 30 degrees - had freezing rain yesterday, snow predicted for today, although that's better than the 7 to 10 degree cold snap we had last week -- when it's that cold it takes my breath away, and I find when I get chilled lately, it takes hours for me to feel warm again. Am contemplating hibernation until Spring!

I have a portable electric heater which warms my feet and legs up nicely, and my daughter has crocheted me a pair of fingerless hand/forearm warmers. Along with my heating pad for my back and hips, am very comfortable in my recliner, and have a nice view of our woods and birdfeeders. We are visited by bright red cardinals, colorful woodpeckers and bluejays, delightful chickadees and yesterday even had a large flock of wild turkeys forage across our lawn pecking at seed that the other birds have knocked to the ground. And it's beautiful to watch the snow softly fall knowing you don't have to venture out of the house! Shopping is done and only need to wrap presents now.

My husband and family are very supportive, they've spread the word that I'm staying in for the Holidays this year, but any and all are welcome to visit us at our home. My son will be home from college soon and has offered to give the house a good cleaning for me. Life is good!

Wishing you all warmth and wellness,

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:21 AM

I'm thinking I win the cold thermometer so far, not that I want it! LOL.

It's -11 (-20 with the wind chill!). Roads all closed, winds about 60 km blowing all this new falling snow and the foot or so we got overnight as well everywhere. Stormy, stormy! I'm obviously inside and staying warm.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:55 AM

Snowbird,
You win, and your name suits you. Are you a "snowbird" that stays around for the winter or one that flies south?" I saw a robin here yesterday! I just read that there are parts of the U.S. that have record breaking HEAT! Aren't we fortunate to have warm homes and roofs over our heads?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:55 AM

Well Miocean

I guess I'm best described as the one that sticks around for the winter in that case, although we do like to get away south for a winter vacation when able.

So, my fun begins, it's only early December and this storm is going to stay for a few days apparently.

We sure are lucky to have warmth and roofs above our heads, Mr Raynauds and I both agree!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:25 AM

Ah, Shelley.

I shall never again have the nerve to complain about the snow we get in the UK; I've just been watching the news and it actually showed the snow coming through the roof of the Metrodome in Minnesota. (As per your humorous quip at the top of the forum!! ;) )

Our news also showed some very severe storms in the Mid West; that didn't look much fun either!! :unsure:

Keep warm and safe, everyone!

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