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This is the first time I've had lower temps and high humidity. I'm not liking it at all. Standing up and moving around is kind of painful. I need to live in The Keys.



I feel for you. My battles with humidity are the mirror image of yours. The higher the temperature, the more the humidity bothers me. And when the humidity is really low, and it gets really cold (sub-zero), and the constant winds whip across this flat, treeless prairie, that dry cold becomes nearly unbearable with the severe sinus headaches that result from rtrying to walk into those dry sub-zero winds, i guess George is correct when he says that “ at twenty below zero with blowing snow, you keep the riff raff from moving in.”

Well later this month i get to trade all of this for the equally nasty winter weather of trieste where the Boras - winter winds come blowing off the Adriatic and are trapped in the natural bowl created by the Katst upland that surrounds Trieste.

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Come to think of it, my stuff does get some worse even when it's warm if we get fronts and storms and !@#$. It's just a lot worse when the temps drop.
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Cooter, I wonder if you're getting the south end of what passed GoHawk and is finishing here. We had big wind advisories, too, but while it blew hard, it wasn't a big damaging deal like the meteorologists suggested. Had only a few strikes of lightning as the thin line of storms passed through in the night. But I have been extremely stiff yesterday and today. No doubt it didn't help that I cleaned the house most of Sunday and yesterday, and we went Christmas shopping for a couple of charities for a couple of hours today. I'm ready to collapse!

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Probably. I don't think we're getting the wind, but it's 37 right now and should bottom out at thirty-five. Fifty and forty-seven tomorrow.
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Yeah.... We're at 27 (wind chill 17) now; going down to 19 air temp (no word on wind chill) tomorrow night. Down into the teens for the next several nights. Possibility of non-accumulating snow Saturday.

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I think you all are getting the wind we had most of last week. It wasn't fun.

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Good morning. I’ll have a couple cups of black coffee please.

Well it is 15F, headed toward a balmy 24F today. Thankfully the winds have died down a bit to sustained winds of anout 20 mph out of the northwest, with gusts up to 30 mph. . But that is typical for this time of year. That is why all the farm yards have shelter belts on the north and west sides. Just as long as we dont have really cold temps or blowing and drifting snow, i can live with these kinds of temps and winds.

Once again there is not much happening around the farmstead. I need to spend the day helping Becky either give away or throw away the assorted junk and junque we have accumulated over 38 years. If i give her free reign she will throw away my treasures and pack up her junk for shipment. <lol>

Have a wonderful hump day everone.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 37 and sunny here, or will be shortly. I don't think that we have any wind, but then I haven't been outside to get the paper. However, I can't see any leaves moving through the back door.

Hawk, when I was in the AF stationed in Minot, even some of the people in town had snow fences, depending on how their house and lot were situated and how big the lot was.

Cats are funny. After a time of acclamation, Shadow started "helping" in the bathroom, and did for some time, then kind of ebbed away. She's started again a few weeks ago. As far as the mornings go, I don't know if she thinks that I need to get up when she starts meowing at me, or if she just wants to be petted. After a while she lays down next to my side so I can pet her. If I doze back off, she'll nudge [sign in to see URL]. Eventually she curls up in my lap, and would stay there until I got up if I could go back to sleep!!
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Good morning, all. It's 29F under clear skies, heading for a forecast high of 48F. No rain, no snow, no wind. I'll take it!

A couple of errands to run today, but nothing major. Why do I always save the major outings for when it's pouring down rain?

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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40 degrees and dry and calm here in the Banana Belt at 7:55 a.m. The sky is pinkish around the edges of the trees behind the shop, gray elsewhere.

You save the major outings for rainy days because subconsciously you like a challenge, Robbie. (For deeper psychoanalysis from me, you'll need to make an appointment.)
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ROFL, Belle!

We have some snow fences here, too, but I'm sure not as much as you would see in Iowa, GoHawk.

Loved your story about sorting "junque." emoticon We're busy sorting Mom's things, too, but fortunately she never accumulated "junque." It's a matter of getting what she wants to bring here, and leaving the rest for her grandchildren to select for themselves. It's still a very big job. And I can't imagine trying to decide what to take to an entirely different continent. Hope it's going well!

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Good morning all. Ill have that cup of black coffee please.

It is currently 6 degrees F, with 12 mph winds from the NW. well at leas we have clear skies. The dogs were even reluctant to go out this morning. I think ill pass on the coffee, and go back to bed.

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Cafe', Tanya.

It's 47 and mostly clear this morning at Happy Girl Haven. She let Dad sleep in some today, and we enjoyed some wake up time for a while before getting up.

I accidentally and unfortunately ordered some medium roast K cup Columbian coffee. I'm making small cups with it. It will just have to do until it's gone!

It's headed for 24 tonight with a high of 42 tomorrow. Yuck.
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Good morning, all. We have 28F and clear skies. No wind, no rain, no snow... wonderful!

More hat-knitting today. It's cold out there.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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39 degrees in the banana belt at 7:46 a.m. Frost on the grass and on a neighbor's car. Parts of the street look icy. The sky is gray and pink again this morning.
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REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR DAY


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An older very dear friend of mine was an officer on The California at Pearl Harbor. We talked a lot about that day and his experiences in the Pacific during WWII.
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Cooter, i envy your relationship with your friend and the oral history thcat resulted from that friendship. And sadly we all too often fail to make records of those oral histories. My one regret about my relationship with my father is that i never sat down with him and talked about his experiances during WWII. When as a pilot with the U.S. Army’s 11th Air Force he flew missions over North Africa, italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and southern Germany. During the period of 1942 to 1945 he was awarded every medal short of the Medal of Honor. Included were three Distingueshed Flying Crosses and three Silver Stars. Then folowing the war he t remained in northern Italy as a part of the occupation forces. Ultimately becoming a senior military member of the joint B ritish and American team that administered Zone A of The ILL-fated Free Territory of Trieste for the flrdgling United Nations. It was during that time that he met a girl twenty years his junior who was a translator for the U.N. The rest as they say is history. As the outcomes were my sister, my brothers and me. And my father never went home to Minnesota following his retirement from the Army. Thankfully my mother kept all of my fathers paperwork, including copies of most of his flight logs. And i have been able to talk to my mother about my father, as well as her memories of the German Nazi occupation of Trieste. And the May 5, 1945 liberation. When New Zealand Troops and Yugoslav partisans literally entered Trieste simultaniously. And this resulted in an uneasy standoff that resulted in what has been called the first confrontation of the Cold War leading to the creation of Zones A and B of the Free Territory of Trieste. And the southern terminus of the Iron Curtain that was found at the eastern city limits of Trieste. Yes sarah Palin and Tina Fey, i actually COULD see beyond the iron cyrtain from my bedroom window while i was growing up.


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Hawk, your father was seriously in harm's way in those theaters, but that of course was true for pretty much all of them.

My father was on B-25s out of England. He was an engine mechanic (there's a better word) and waist gunner. An Uncle was in the front lines when the Germans came out of the Ardennes for what became the Battle Of The Bulge. He would not talk about the war at all. Another was in Burma with Wingate. My former FIL flew on B-17s out of England, and was in the first daylight raid over Berlin. No fighter escort could cover that far at the time. His survival of 25 missions was something else.

My father was on daylight missions across the channel. Some were after the invasion where they went after anything that moved. Dad said the pilot and copilot were both stunt fliers, and as a result [sign in to see URL].

My friend was a commissioning officer on The Alabama, and later commanded a big Fletcher class destroyer in the western pacific. Russell had some good tales!
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Groan! Now that the muscle pain in the midriff has resolved itself, I now have an achy hip. Doesn't hurt to bear weight or walk, but it's an annoying dull ache. I hadn't bargained on injuring myself repeatedly by going to the gym.
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