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#1 by Micshad » Sun Nov 20, 2016 13:08

They called for a dusting to an inch of snow here yesterday. What we got was sleet for a couple hours. Now it's snowing. But at least I don't live in the northern part of the state. One place got 7 inches and they were only calling for 1-3 inches. The weatherman was calling for 1-2 inches where they were located and they got 5 inches.

Yuk! This means I'll be trapped in the house most of the winter. Where's El Nino when you need it? It left and now El Nina has arrived which means cold and snow for us. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil:
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#2 by Darkstar2 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 13:36

Micshad wrote: They called for a dusting to an inch of snow here yesterday. What we got was sleet for a couple hours. Now it's snowing. But at least I don't live in the northern part of the state. One place got 7 inches and they were only calling for 1-3 inches. The weatherman was calling for 1-2 inches where they were located and they got 5 inches.

Yuk! This means I'll be trapped in the house most of the winter. Where's El Nino when you need it? It left and now El Nina has arrived which means cold and snow for us. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil:

Yes unfortunately, this season is El Nina and it will be a disastrous winter and I'm going to be shoveling snow for 2 hours, at least 3-4 times per week, I don't mind snow really, but no ice and freeze rain, :D

So get your snow blower ready and shovels. :D
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#3 by valerie » Sun Nov 20, 2016 16:39

It was something like 81 yesterday but the temp dropped last night and cold today.

We need rain here. We're in a dangerous drought.
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#4 by tasman1 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 16:43

valerie wrote: It was something like 81 yesterday but the temp dropped last night and cold today.

We need rain here. We're in a dangerous drought.

Will send you a rain from Tasmania , We have it only 365 day a year
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#5 by pindokhan123 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 21:54

no snow here but getting cold,,,nothing is worse than a cold toilet seat with a warm bottom on it :shock:

will be going back to the UK by the 3rd Dec ,so hopefully might see some snow.....even tho alot of people dont like it,and it can be dangerous too,i just love it! its the beginning of xmas and the festivities thereon :D
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#6 by tainan232001 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 22:50

yes.it's winter.
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#7 by tasman1 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 23:17

tainan232001 wrote: yes.it's winter.



yes, it's summer
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#8 by perfectshops » Mon Nov 21, 2016 00:06

Is it possible for you to throw some snow to India :roll: It does not snow here :( I understand that you might be feeling that how lucky we are :!: But here we think how lucky you all are, you all get to play in the snow :thumbup:
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#9 by seaeagle » Mon Nov 21, 2016 00:10

tasman1 wrote: yes, it's summer
Nearly - still just over a week to go until the official start (though it is already like Summer here in Sydney).

I'm 51, and I've never seen snow fall. Went to the Snowy Mountains in winter when I was a teenager, but it didn't snow the 3 days I was there. I don't like the cold - would much rather head up to the tropics than down to the snow.
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#10 by BouldRake » Mon Nov 21, 2016 03:21

As you might have noticed in the halloween picture, and my profile picture, I've got a houseful at the moment with a sick relative, and I've been relegated to sleeping in a 1970's caravan in my own back garden because other people have taken over my house.

This is not the warmest winter I've experienced in recent years.
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#11 by Nikorj » Mon Nov 21, 2016 04:53

Cold cold grey copenhagen,Traffic jams,stressed out residents,Bus drivers with their completely own schedules.

Hey!!! i got a fun idea,Let's see how much we can spend on christmas presents this year.

Happy consumerism. :mrgreen:
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#12 by Marcel-R6 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 05:06

Winter it is 14 Celsius :lol:
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#13 by Nikorj » Mon Nov 21, 2016 05:16

Marcel-R6 wrote: Winter it is 14 Celsius :lol:[/quote

Well not here,I't might not be - degrees but still too cold for my bony body brrrrrrrrrrr.
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#14 by Micshad » Mon Nov 21, 2016 09:26

valerie wrote: It was something like 81 yesterday but the temp dropped last night and cold today.

We need rain here. We're in a dangerous drought.

I wouldn't mind if it was 50 degrees. I just hate the cold and the snow. The only time I want snow is Christmas Eve. Makes it truly Christmas.

Syracuse NY got a foot of snow and more coming. My hubby's relatives live 4 miles from Lake Erie in NY and when we were young, we were going to buy his uncle's farm. He stayed up there in winter when single and sometimes they would have to crawl out the 2nd story window because of the snow! WHAT were we thinking?????

i don't know how the kittens are going to take snow. This will be their first year.
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#15 by nissid100 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 09:32

I agree with PerfectShop

As in India ......there is no snowfall

And unfortunately we Indian people love Snowfall

Most of Indian people like 2 seasons............rainy and winter .....as the climate gets cool and amazing
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#16 by valerie » Mon Nov 21, 2016 09:44

I have three outside cats. I have a home made heavy duty cat house.

The cat house is really heavy and I keep it sitting on work benches....oh what are they called.....
horses.......work horses? It's two heavy duty solid plastic work horses. The cat house actually
fits perfectly on those. It keeps it off the ground/concrete and therefore stays warmer. There
is a divider inside the middle so that the cats can sleep on either side....actually two full grown
cats are very comfortable on either side but one is a male cat and tends to fight with one of the
female cats...I don't know why because they are all 'fixed'.

Inside the cat house I have heating pads and straw. The heating pads, believe it or not, seem
to last forever. I turn the heating pads on when it gets down below freezing....like in the upper
20's or lower.

The top of the cat house opens back by hinges. It makes easy for me to open it, change the
straw, etc.

My ex-husband made it and he even went so far as to place vinyl siding on it.

My point is, if you ever need something like a cat house, DON'T buy one because you'll spend
a lot and not have anything but cold plastic. Even a woman can buy the wood, even have it
cut first, nail it together, put heating pad and straw inside. Very inexpensive to make.

The one my ex made is very heavy as he made it out of some left over pre-flooring ....I forget
what that stuff is called but it's what people put down in their new house for the floor...like a
heavy duty pressed board.

It also keeps the cats safe from potential predators like wild dogs because the dogs can't climb
up there.
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#17 by Marcel-R6 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:29

I have a indoor semi half wild cat
Or should I say a queen and I'm the butler :lol:
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#18 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 07:25

valerie that pressed floor is called laminate i guess,it interlocks with each other giving the appearance of wooden boards,,,i had it in my house back in the UK and had an indoor cat,,,,,,,,,,,now what really peed me off,my cat,a male tabby had a soft spot just by the dining room door and would pee every single time next to it,after a while the laminate rose and i couldn't get it back down and to replace that one piece,means lifting the whole god damn thing up coz its all interlocking......so when i finally sold my house,i vowed never to have laminate again,or at least not a cat in the house.
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#19 by valerie » Tue Nov 22, 2016 08:36

pindokhan123 wrote: valerie that pressed floor is called laminate i guess,it interlocks with each other giving the appearance of wooden boards,,,i had it in my house back in the UK and had an indoor cat,,,,,,,,,,,now what really peed me off,my cat,a male tabby had a soft spot just by the dining room door and would pee every single time next to it,after a while the laminate rose and i couldn't get it back down and to replace that one piece,means lifting the whole god damn thing up coz its all interlocking......so when i finally sold my house,i vowed never to have laminate again,or at least not a cat in the house.

Laminate goes over the flooring.

My ex husband is a carpenter and he helped me build my house.

I was actually referring to a very heavy duty tongue and groove 'sub flooring'.

I do have laminate flooring in a large part of my house. It's rather heavy duty, you could say.
It's a very dark wood grain color. I put a good underlayment down and the floor is quiet. It
doesn't scratch......well it will scratch as anything will but you'd have to really try hard to get
it scratched. Yep, it comes in planks usually, mine is planks. I do have a house dog and a
house cat but they don't pee on the floor. :mrgreen: Their bathroom is located in my utility
room and that is ceramic flooring. My cat uses a litter box and my dog uses wee wee pads.
My bathrooms and den is also ceramic.

There is pro's and con's to laminate and wood flooring. Wood flooring does scratch and does
so much easier than a good laminate flooring. Wood flooring however can be sanded to remove
scratches and laminate flooring cannot be sanded. Wood flooring can last a hundred years or
more. The laminate flooring I have, is guaranteed for 50 years. Laminate flooring is very easy
to care for. Wood flooring is harder to take care of.

If your laminate flooring isn't sealed, you don't want it to get very wet. In reality you wouldn't
want your wood flooring to get very wet either. I've had wood flooring in other houses and I
used a steam cleaner some times on those.

I even have this laminate flooring in my kitchen.

I use a swifter mop with replacement wet sheets. I mop the floor with those and every so
often, I will use a product called 'Bona for laminate flooring'.

Which ever you choose, do NOT let the cat pee on the floor. :lol:
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#20 by Micshad » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:50

I so wish my hubby would build them a nice home but he's busy with our foster son butchering and making all the snack sticks, jerky, smoked sausage and summer sausage. Then comes another hunting season right after Thanksgiving.

In the meantime, he took a large cardboard box, taped it closed and cut a door in it and put it under the trailer we keep coal in so it wouldn't get wet.. I keep arguing it's not good enough but he says the homeless sleep on cardboard or in cardboard places so....<sigh> They did try it out one night but that was it. They are now hiding and sleeping under the porch and during a sunny day, they lay on the porch swing that I placed an old electric blanket on (doesn't work).

I did a search on "cat cages" and Wayfair has so many houses and cages, some really cool ones. i printed out 7 pages to show him. Yesterday, he got a bunch of pallets that a company didn't want. Some are in good shape and i've hinted how they would make nice houses with a little construction.

I really would like to find homes for them but we haven't been able to tame them enough to be the purrrrfect pet. Only one wants to be indoors but I really can't keep it indoors because it wants loving 24/7 and walks in front of me. I don't need to fall. I did get to pick a gray one up yesterday and hold and pet it but for some reason, when it looked at me, it's eyes almost bulged out of its head. (I can't be that ugly!). :)
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