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Arctic Chillin' 500
MACS Offline
#301 Posted:
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Yeah, well... I prefer liquid water. Snow and ice are for da polar bears and such.
deadeyedick Offline
#302 Posted:
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Iffn' those northerners had built the wall on the Canadian border it would keep that vortex stuff from coming down.
tonygraz Online
#303 Posted:
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Don't give the morons any ideas.
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#304 Posted:
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It's a balmy -17 tonight, last night was -27.
danmdevries Offline
#305 Posted:
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Happy Thursday fellas
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#306 Posted:
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Hope all of you in the cold can start thawing out.

Currently 37 here in LA with projected high of 55.

Be safe.
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#307 Posted:
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Big warmup today. Expected to be in the balmy negative single digits by noon. Up to zero by this evening. Getting my sunblock ready
8trackdisco Offline
#308 Posted:
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Warming up.

-20/-34.
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#309 Posted:
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Thought the house was extra cold this morning. The bedroom usually doesn't get much of the HVAC so it's hot in the summer/cold in winter so I ignored the chills at first.

But I went to the kitchen to start chopping taters for breakfast and it wasn't any warmer. Furnace fan was running, thermostat said "heat on" but the air was blowing cold from the registers and thermostat reading 58 with heat set at 64.

Turned off everything and turned back on, seems to be working again.
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#310 Posted:
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danmdevries wrote:
Thought the house was extra cold this morning. The bedroom usually doesn't get much of the HVAC so it's hot in the summer/cold in winter so I ignored the chills at first.

But I went to the kitchen to start chopping taters for breakfast and it wasn't any warmer. Furnace fan was running, thermostat said "heat on" but the air was blowing cold from the registers and thermostat reading 58 with heat set at 64.

Turned off everything and turned back on, seems to be working again.


Ugh. Panic followed by paradise- although a frosty version of it.
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#311 Posted:
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Good morning, y’all
tonygraz Online
#312 Posted:
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Mornin' - not sure if I will go out for a quick pipe today or just stay in all day. Supposed to be sunny all day and get up to 12 f.
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#313 Posted:
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What's up?
MACS Offline
#314 Posted:
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Got a prime brisket from Sam's club. Trimmed it, then rubbed with a mixture of kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper and some cayenne.

It's on da smoker.

Got about 5 hours of sleep after work yesterday and maybe a couple more last night. I hate night shift.
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#315 Posted:
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Brined the turkey overnight after thawing it yesterday. Gonna stick it in the smoker for the day. Maybe do a half smoker half oven like I did with my last chicken which turned out well.

-20°F actual temp outside right now. I gotta run up to 3Floyds when they open in 2.5 hours to pickup some Behemoth for the wife's birthday.
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#316 Posted:
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danmdevries wrote:
Thought the house was extra cold this morning. The bedroom usually doesn't get much of the HVAC so it's hot in the summer/cold in winter so I ignored the chills at first.

But I went to the kitchen to start chopping taters for breakfast and it wasn't any warmer. Furnace fan was running, thermostat said "heat on" but the air was blowing cold from the registers and thermostat reading 58 with heat set at 64.

Turned off everything and turned back on, seems to be working again.

Happens to us once a week or so... And our bedroom is the same way... I've changed the thermostat multiple times... Had a guy come look at it... No answers... Of course, at its worst the inside temp dips from 72 to 68 before i notice...
Ram27 Offline
#317 Posted:
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Morning check in.
MACS Offline
#318 Posted:
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Happens to us once a week or so... And our bedroom is the same way... I've changed the thermostat multiple times... Had a guy come look at it... No answers... Of course, at its worst the inside temp dips from 72 to 68 before i notice...


My guest room is the one that's warm in summer and cooler in winter. The master bedroom has 2 vents, so the room stays cooler/warmer in the appropriate season. Doesn't help that the guest room is above the garage.
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#319 Posted:
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Our master bed has like 6 vents... Unfortunately the previous owner also owned a construction company and added the master bedroom onto the house himself...

Our heating and air is a little different than many I think... Underneath our house is sealed.... Hot and cold get pumped under the house and out whatever vents they find... No duct work I think it's the correct way of saying it...

Anyway, previous owner added the master bedroom but didn't increase the blower size so regardless of our many vents, air rarely comes out of them...
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#320 Posted:
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Stay warm. On my way to the dentist this morning and the car showed it was -4.

Thank goodness the district decided to close schools due to the extreme temps.

My dog doesn't even want to go outside to use the bathroom d'oh!
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#321 Posted:
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Have you considered upgrading to indoor plumbing?
MACS Offline
#322 Posted:
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I do not recall schools in RI, at least in North Kingstown, ever being closed because it was cold when I was growing up. Only when the snow was so deep the buses couldn't run, but never for the temperature.
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#323 Posted:
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Did temps back then get as low as they do now?
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#324 Posted:
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Cool Dudes...
MACS Offline
#325 Posted:
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Did temps back then get as low as they do now?


It was way colder. The globe is getting warm if you hadn't heard.
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#326 Posted:
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It's warmed up to just below zero depending on the thermometer. My truck was reading -3, the remote sensor mounted on the side of my camper reading -6 and the remote sensor on the back of the house -1.

Regardless, it feels totally tolerable outside when dressed appropriately. Doesn't hurt so much to breathe and didn't get much mustache frost while I was out there.

Picked up new furnace filters (likely culprit in the shutting off - the overtemp sensor was tripping the burner off which means there wasnt enough airflow through the heat exchanger.

Also swung by 3Floyds and got wife's birthday beers. When I started buying them for her birthday they were $10/bottle. Now they're up to $17. If it wasn't a birthday gift I wouldn't be buying.

Turkey's done.
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#327 Posted:
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Careful with those extravagant birthday beers Dan. You may accidentally get laid.
delta1 Offline
#328 Posted:
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could danm file a rape report if the beer works?
victor809 Offline
#329 Posted:
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Sounds like he was supposed to file one years ago. Too late now.
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#330 Posted:
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Afternoon check in.

Envoy on tow truck heading to repair shop, possible starter issue. Brick wall

Glad it went here at residence .

Vic, any update on home purchase? Hope all goes well.
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victor809 wrote:
Careful with those extravagant birthday beers Dan. You may accidentally get laid.


No no, it won't be me. No worries. Not talking
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#332 Posted:
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I don't hate cats but I don't like cats in my yard... They crap in the vegetable gardens and they kill a lot of beneficial creatures... And apparently one of the neighborhood felines has decided we're friends... Killed one of our cedar wax wings and left it at the back door, all nestled up in a blanket...
MACS Offline
#333 Posted:
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Good kitty...
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#334 Posted:
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when our cats were young and frisky, they'd leave presents on the patio near the door...pieces of lizards, rats, mice, birds and bugs...as they aged, their hunting skills diminished...


stomach pain better, so I ate an old-fashioned buttermilk doughnut and apple fritter with black coffee....burp...
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#335 Posted:
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Well... Backup house is out. We were expecting 50k reno needed and where the seller was we didn't think we would get our money back.
We aren't really worried about making anything, but want to make sure we don't get soaked after 5 years.

So now we're on backup backup houses. Had the realtor do a video conference call this morning while he walked through two homes.

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#336 Posted:
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Since the cold has lifted and it's a tolerable zero degrees I went out to check on the chickens. All still alive somehow. Topped off food and water, gave the friendly ones some pets and a few strawberry caps left from breakfast.
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#337 Posted:
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Boy I bet that really pissed off the mean ones... Mellow
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#338 Posted:
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Why not do a short term rental while you look? Even 1yr rental early termination fee shouldn't be more than 1mo rent. I hate moving as much as anybody but if I were going cross country I'd accept a two move plan to find the right place.
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#339 Posted:
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Meh... Woman doesn't want to unpack and pack. And she's a pain in the azz when it comes to "then just don't unpack anything more than we need"

Not staying forever... So I'm not too worried about choosing wrong. Just don't want to choose a place that will cost money to get out of.
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#340 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
Boy I bet that really pissed off the mean ones... Mellow


Nah. The mean ones will just bite/scratch you and ignore the treats. They don't seem to care about the treats, just blood.
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#341 Posted:
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Just buy a nice Houseboat.. looks like from Columbia you can get over to the Mississippi and then either coast... ThumpUp
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#342 Posted:
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victor809 wrote:
Meh... Woman doesn't want to unpack and pack. And she's a pain in the azz when it comes to "then just don't unpack anything more than we need"

Not staying forever... So I'm not too worried about choosing wrong. Just don't want to choose a place that will cost money to get out of.


Fair enough. I can see both sides of that.

I could deal with a couple storage units and live on a few boxes of chit till we could unload. But I'd much prefer fill a semi trailer and dump once.
MACS Offline
#343 Posted:
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My cat is 19. She doesn't do sh*t anymore but sit in my lap... where she is right now.

Oh... and meow all the damn time.
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#344 Posted:
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The places in the locations we really wanted needed too much work. And given that we would just be closing when we move, we would be moving in, as well as demolishing kitchens at the same time. Since the woman needs a kitchen to make her dogs food and functional refrigerators/freezers to keep it .. and she'll be almost out after a road trip... We would be in a tough place.

If we had been smart we would have bought a month earlier and had the renos done before we arrived. So... New construction it is. This will possibly be the first time I've ever lived in a subdivision.
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MACS wrote:
My cats breathe smells like cat food.

That's nice Ralph...
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
That's nice Ralph...


My imaginary friend thinks you're stupid
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#347 Posted:
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-7/-9. Its actually nice outside.
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#348 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
-7/-9. Its actually nice outside.


51 and raining. I'm wearing a fleece jacket.
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#349 Posted:
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62... Sunny with the lightest breeze... With the L shape of the house absorbing the sun, backyard feels 70... Kids are in shorts...
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#350 Posted:
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They've been running a vomit comet overhead for the last few hours...
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