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Re: weather

>Yeah, 40s are just too durn cold to enjoy working outside IMO. 

Generally, I agree, but a bright sunny day in the 40s can be more
comfortable than a grey day in the 50s around here. Also, depends on
what needs doing. If it takes a lot of exertion, I don't mind.

> 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,
> actually:-)
> 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
> and
> > 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. 
> Of
> > course, being a bit night blind might have a little something to do
> with
> > that.)  At 40 F outside, I have to start wearing gloves or my hands
> will
> > 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
> teen,
> > friends in the neighborhood participated in a bake off from scratch
> (guys
> > 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
> it's
> > cold.  When folks are doing their spring cleaning, so am I, but its
> outside!
> > If one wants clean inside, it must be a winter cleaning. :>D  And
> indoor
> > 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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