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Old Jan 20th 2014, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by Souvy
The longest I've done on a bus is Ottawa-Trois Rivieres. I wouldn't do it again. Ottawa-Montreal is bearable.
I did Montreal-Toronto twice. It's not too bad but easier to face knowing you're flying back.
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Old Jan 20th 2014, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I did Montreal-Toronto twice. It's not too bad but easier to face knowing you're flying back.

I did Montreal - Vancouver.

Once.

Never again.

Great trip though, best way to see the (almost) whole country.
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Old Jan 20th 2014, 1:23 am
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Yesterday's half inch was our first snow for three weeks.
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Old Jan 21st 2014, 11:46 pm
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-28.5 on the car thermometer this morning. The worst this winter so far. I hate the days when it's so cold that the dog won't shit.
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I have never met anyone looking forward to a dog crapping

-28.5 is cold? Hmmmm...I guess -35 plus with windchill is out of the question then?
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Originally Posted by Martin the cdn expat
I did Montreal - Vancouver.

Once.

Never again.

Great trip though, best way to see the (almost) whole country.
Nah, Via in coach is... Get to see places you would never see taking highways, some interesting small towns along the rail lines, with some nowhere near a major highway.
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It's +2 here, no wind chill, to be +9 later today.

I just want 1 or 2 cold days, for I can at-least turn the heat on once this year. My apartment stays 15-20 degrees and the heaters are completely off.
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Old Jan 22nd 2014, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
It's +2 here, no wind chill, to be +9 later today.
I just want 1 or 2 cold days, for I can at-least turn the heat on once this year. My apartment stays 15-20 degrees and the heaters are completely off.
Good grief. Well, that's global warming for you!
Going to be a balmy -24 this morning then warming up to -5 or something tomorrow.
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Its a little nippy for where I am.this morning.

Thing one in the back of the car had on:
a hoody
her lined knitted monkey toque
her fleecy pengiun hat with wrap aroung scarfy thing
her hood!


Poor kid hasnt had an outside recess for weeks because of the ice that remains from the ice storms over the Xmas period.
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Thing one wearing two animal hats is absolutely amazing. She's awesome. You can tell her some stranger on the internet said she is super kick-ass. (I have a unionjack hat I bought the day I got my British citizenship... my husband rolls his eyes whenever I wear it... BOOOOOOOOO.)

Also your -33 is insane. My car had -21 this morning, which is the coldest I've seen it so far. (Brand new car, bought at the end of November... it's having a hell of a baptism of fire... er, baptism of ice...)

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Old Jan 22nd 2014, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
Thing one wearing two animal hats is absolutely amazing. She's awesome. You can tell her some stranger on the internet said she is super kick-ass. (I have a unionjack hat I bought the day I got my British citizenship... my husband rolls his eyes whenever I wear it... BOOOOOOOOO.)

Also your -33 is insane. My car had -21 this morning, which is the coldest I've seen it so far. (Brand new car, bought at the end of November... it's having a hell of a baptism of fire ice...)
My car doesn't have anything as sophisticated as a thermometer. It was bloody cold this morning, though, nostril-hair-freezingly cold. The oil in the gearbox wasn't very liquid - first half dozen gearchanges were somewhat notchy... The radio reckoned it was about -26 with around seven extra degrees of wind chill.
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My car doesn't have anything as sophisticated as a thermometer. It was bloody cold this morning, though, nostril-hair-freezingly cold. The oil in the gearbox wasn't very liquid - first half dozen gearchanges were somewhat notchy... The radio reckoned it was about -26 with around seven extra degrees of wind chill.
I'm in Oakville as well, so probably not far off then! My car certainly didn't quite sound as happy as it usually does this morning...

The car also has a fuel efficiency meter on it... the past few weeks have been pretty awful... it's sad. I've stopped leaving it on the display. :P

My phone is telling me it currently is -20C, feels like -26.

So, you know, balmy.
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian
My car doesn't have anything as sophisticated as a thermometer. It was bloody cold this morning, though, nostril-hair-freezingly cold. The oil in the gearbox wasn't very liquid - first half dozen gearchanges were somewhat notchy... The radio reckoned it was about -26 with around seven extra degrees of wind chill.
I hope you dont have the morgan out in this!

The clutch in the civic is hydraulic I think, every change this morning was like there was a tennis ball under the pedal!

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Old Jan 22nd 2014, 2:16 am
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The car also has a fuel efficiency meter on it... the past few weeks have been pretty awful... it's sad. I've stopped leaving it on the display. :P
Yup, my milage is about 10-15% worse because of the cold. Also through piss poor planning I had to get out and fill the car up this morning, bravely going toqueless because of the imminent danger of the curse of static hat hair once I got to work.
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Yup, my milage is about 10-15% worse because of the cold. Also through piss poor planning I had to get out and fill the car up this morning, bravely going toqueless because of the imminent danger of the curse of static hat hair once I got to work.
That was me yesterday... My car display has one of those "x kms until empty" or something like that. I learned yesterday that when it drops under 50km remaining, it just stops showing you the number and just says "---km until empty". I was super grumpy having to get out and fill a full tank of gas... (At least Husband had acquired a fuel savings card for 5c off per litre, so as far as maximizing savings goes, I did pretty well there... 51L tank, I filled 47L. )

Then I stuck my hand beside the heater, which I put on full blast, to de-thaw my fingertips.

LOL at the curse of the hat-hair!! Although, is anyone judging that much when it's minus stupid degrees outside? My husband went to his fancy banking job in his parka this morning.

(He just moved to Canada - Oakville - in September. He asked many times what winters were like. My family assured him that it was not that bad. He thinks we are all full of sh*t. :P)
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