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Re: weather

Yeah, 40s are just too durn cold to enjoy working outside IMO.  Can
be done in a pinch, but it ain't fun.

Can't say I've had any great blizzard memories; mostly when I've been
in something that could pass as a blizzard, the electricity has gone
off, making life extremely uncomfortable...cold, dark and miserable,

I'm with you on the spring cleaning.  It is SO gratifying to find out
that I am not the only one with a filthy house during the gardening
season:-)  Simply cuts the old guilt factor by at least half...

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> Marge, I'm with you.  If it is 50 F outside, I want to be outside
> generally find a way (if it isn't too dark before I get home from
work.  I
> hate the days where I leave in the dark and come home in the dark. 
> course, being a bit night blind might have a little something to do
> that.)  At 40 F outside, I have to start wearing gloves or my hands
> crack and bleed.  (Moisturizers don't work for me that well, though
I go
> through enough of them.)  
> It's odd, some of my best memories have come from blizzards!  As a
> friends in the neighborhood participated in a bake off from scratch
> included) after we scaled 8' drifts.  As an adult being stuck at
home with
> absolutely no way out to get to work rather forces one to have a
bit of
> bonding time with other members of the family.  Come to think of
it, there
> is always a baby boom after a blizzard (9 months down the road.) 
And being
> at home with family isn't always a bad thing.
> And I do try to catch up on what needs to be done in the house when
> cold.  When folks are doing their spring cleaning, so am I, but its
> If one wants clean inside, it must be a winter cleaning. :>D  And
> crafts are tending to use more plant materials (dried/pressed) to
help me
> get over the dormant plant season and think what other plants I
might put in
> for future projects.  
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) who is rambling at this hour of the
morning.  I've
> got to get back to sleep.  Good night all!  

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