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Re: A taste of spring
  • Subject: Re: A taste of spring
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:57:10 -0800

There's something to be said for being west of the rockies, after all. We miss--unfortunate ambiguous word in these circumstances--the Alberta clippers and the misery they spawn. It's 53 degrees here now and, from the look of the NWS radar, the rain is scudding off north of us. It is gloomy and overcast, however.

On Feb 4, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

We have been able to get out a bit - just enough to keep up.
We will try to make a grocery run this afternoon - it's still
clear and up to about freezing - because tomorrow is going
to be just horrible if the predictions are right.  Our driveway
is just a sheet of ice, but crunchy enough that we can drive
over it, though walking is pretty scary.  The lane is clear
and local roads are pretty good.

Frozen, burst pipes are terrible.  Thank goodness we don't
have to worry about that - good insulation all around.  We
don't open the bedroom window at night on bitter nights,
just to avoid such a possibility.

In a message dated 2/4/2011 12:55:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
dp2413@comcast.net writes:

Have you been able to get out to the store and such in the interim, at

Yes, there are worse things if you look at it that way - like that 78 year
old American woman trapped in her apartment in Egypt.

My brother lives near Tucson, and is dealing with frozen, burst pipes!
That's incredible!


----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] A taste of spring

Hope things have improved in Texas.  I can remember times like that
when I lived in the South.
Beautifully clear here today, but still in the lower 20s.  It was 6
when I got up this morning.  Unfortunately, we are predicted to have
another freezing rain, sleet, etc. tomorrow into Sunday, which will just
add to the ice accumulation that is already about 18 inches. When
this finally does melt - surely it will? - we will more than likely have
a flooded basement.  Oh well, there are worse things

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