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Canadian winter: time to scare the wannabes

Old Nov 3rd 2005, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
OK folks; the clocks have changed, Halloween is over and it's starting to get nippy. The git on Crappy Tire has tinsel in his beard. Let's talk Winter and see how many budding immigrants we can scare off before next Spring, which should turn up about June.
Yeah yeah. Heard it all before. Cold, freezing, murderous, brass monkeys crying, blah blah blah.....

Just thank Mother Nature that you don't have play sports in the rain during a Scottish winter as shown in the link below

http://images.scotsman.com/2002/11/22/en2211floodb.jpg

Har har :scared:
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Old Nov 3rd 2005, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink
I arrived just after this one fortunately. This is the reason I have a generator and a healthy respect for freezing rain.

More pictures here

When I was driving around in the spring, every tree East of Napanee seemed to be missing its top.
My in-laws in Montreal were without power for two weeks after that. They subsequently had a log burner installed in the basement. It's hooked up to the air ducts. There is a very large stack of wood in the garage.
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
There is a very large stack of wood in the garage.
Mine too!
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Originally Posted by SANDRAPAUL
Impressive bit of parking. Cannot see how you managed to get the car back under the snow
It wasn't moved - this is what it looked like after the snow stopped falling. I think the window was unearthed to show there was actually a car there.
(Full disclosure: It's not actually my car. )

I must admit to having a great time during White Juan. A state of emergency was declared to try and dig the city out, so I got 2 days off work and HB and I went sledding. Once we found a corner store and liquor store that were open, albeit limited hours, we could have carried on for days.
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Old Nov 3rd 2005, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink
Mine too!
And mine. Generator tuned up, furnace oil tank full, snow blower raring to go...bring it on!

(I'm retired so I don;t care.... ...but my Doctor says I will get well soon....wibble wibble wibble)

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Old Nov 3rd 2005, 8:05 pm
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We're showing +17C here this afternoon.

Where on earth did that come from?
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We're showing +17C here this afternoon.

Where on earth did that come from?
yep... a windy +18C here in Toronto
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Old Nov 3rd 2005, 10:33 pm
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Default Re: Canadian winter: time to scare the wannabes

In the UK, in the months leading up to Xmas, the people only want one thing...a white Christmas.

Don't be selfish and shovel your snow to the side. Send it to England.
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
OK folks; the clocks have changed, Halloween is over and it's starting to get nippy. The git on Crappy Tire has tinsel in his beard. Let's talk Winter and see how many budding immigrants we can scare off before next Spring, which should turn up about June.
A west coast perspective of a Canadian winter:


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Default Re: Canadian winter: time to scare the wannabes

Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas
A west coast perspective of a Canadian winter:


Beautiful photos ro......!
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Beautiful photos ro......!
Thanks Sue. Perhaps you could supply an audio file of those echoing fog horns that great you each morning.
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Default Re: Canadian winter: time to scare the wannabes

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Thanks Sue. Perhaps you could supply an audio file of those echoing fog horns that great you each morning.
That's a coast-urbanite version of a loon isn't it ?

"Ooh the wonder and serenity of nature, listen at the tranquility"
[ooooonkkkkkk; oooooonkkkkkk]
"My, those loonies must be pretty big"



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That's a coast-urbanite version of a loon isn't it ?

"Ooh the wonder and serenity of nature, listen at the tranquility"
[ooooonkkkkkk; oooooonkkkkkk]
"My, those loonies must be pretty big"



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Shut up and i hate you!
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Shut up and i hate you!
LOL

Takes me back, when we stayed at Londsdale Quay in North Vancouver in January 05, man those ships fog horns were so close.

Funny thing that Vancouver weather, we had bright sunny cold days, wet cold days, foggy misty wet days, cold dry foggy days, snowy days and cold crisp icy days. +10 degrees down to -8 degrees in 2 weeks. Crazy stuff.

That coastal mist, fog, rain, sleet and mixed up stuff is a few degrees worse than the grey sky stuff we got right here at the moment in the Interior. Least it's dry tho. Til tomorrow.

The weather, eh

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Old Nov 6th 2005, 4:09 am
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Talk about winter huh? Let me tell you something. I get car accident every winter for the last 5 years straight. lol
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