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Winter already?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 11, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Sure hope you get that furnace taken care of...!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    It's only about 35 years old.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:21 AM
    CrealCritter

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    There's snow cones every where. I had a hard time getting him in, he wanted to eat it all.

    But If you we're to listen to the weather channel you would think it was the end.of the world as we know it - just a little snow... What the big deal?
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  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 3:00 AM
    Hinotori

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    It's been weirdly warm the last few days here. It shouldn't be in the 50s. It's swinging back colder again tonight
     
  5. Jan 12, 2019 at 1:56 PM
    sumi

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  6. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM
    Lazy Gardener

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    The repair man who I called to look at the furnace can't even come until the 25th. Excellent timing, with night time temps scheduled for below 0*F between now and then. Most days will not get up to 20*. Wood and pellet stoves are maxed out, with it being pretty cold in the house last night. Oh well. We'll not be burning much oil. The man I talked to recommended that we install a CO monitor upstairs if we do use the furnace. So... it's off to Lowes to buy more pellets and a CO monitor today.

    I thank God that we have the pellet and wood stove. Many folks who live in snow country do not have an alternate heat source. If their furnace goes on the blink, they are in a world of hurt.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:49 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Fortunately my DH can fix most things and our propane guy is a good friend and will do middle of the night calls. We had a pellet boiler but it was a pain. Now we just have propane.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:27 AM
    sumi

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    Looks like our turn is here finally: https://www.joe.ie/news/snow-forecast-ireland-2-614259

    We apparently had sleet last night, but I went to bed just before midnight and it was still dry then. This morning is VERY foggy and wet, wet, wet outside. I'm so glad I brought firewood in yesterday and cut enough kindling for at least two fires.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 1:25 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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    UGH! Looks like ya'll are going to catch it. :th
     
  10. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:52 PM
    Lazy Gardener

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    Big fat lazy flakes coming down now.
     

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