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Old Oct 20th 2005, 12:16 am
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Default Re: Wilma - aren't you florida people sick of this?

Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
We still had it at 76f last night down here. AC still going.
yeah and we're getting robbed by the electric companies Prices went up again!
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Old Oct 20th 2005, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
yeah and we're getting robbed by the electric companies Prices went up again!
fer gawd sake. On the flipside at least I wont get stung by the hike in winter heating costs they forcast.
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Old Oct 20th 2005, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
Cold Winter-several months
Hurricaine - several hours

wassat you said Bob??
-40, 20F...it's all the same to be honest
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Old Oct 20th 2005, 4:07 am
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Default Re: Wilma - aren't you florida people sick of this?

Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
fer gawd sake. On the flipside at least I wont get stung by the hike in winter heating costs they forcast.
yup....that's what we're looking into...this apartment includes heat, but we can't afford this place with the medical insurance hike...bit of an arse...the folks are lucky as they can burn as much wood as they like, woods man has its benefits, and ease of getting a wood pick up permit....the wood they have stacked should last 3 years, and would cost the average slob $600 a winter...but oil is still costing them over a grand for bare minimum heating so the pipes don't freeze...nothing beats having to pee outside because the bogs frozen over :
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Default Re: Wilma - aren't you florida people sick of this?

Not too worried about heating bills when there's fresh powder on the slops and I'm saving not having to pay euro prices to surf the frozen ocean all season.
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Originally Posted by britontour
Not too worried about heating bills when there's fresh powder on the slops and I'm saving not having to pay euro prices to surf the frozen ocean all season.

Aahh someones still in the honeymoon period then.
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Originally Posted by Bob
I think I prefer the long cold winter snow....ouch
late to this post too ..... but yep agreed Bob, everyone has their own idea of paradise and mine isnt sweltering heat and hurricanes. I'll stick with 6 months of winter instead.

another p.s. our fall colour is wonderful right now not sure if they get that in Florida either
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Originally Posted by jan_michigan
late to this post too ..... but yep agreed Bob, everyone has their own idea of paradise and mine isnt sweltering heat and hurricanes. I'll stick with 6 months of winter instead.

another p.s. our fall colour is wonderful right now not sure if they get that in Florida either
And it's not really 6 months is it

snow is only on the deck from the middle of December through the middle of March..........
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Originally Posted by jan_michigan
late to this post too ..... but yep agreed Bob, everyone has their own idea of paradise and mine isnt sweltering heat and hurricanes. I'll stick with 6 months of winter instead.

another p.s. our fall colour is wonderful right now not sure if they get that in Florida either
Some of our leaves fall off. Granted its normally during a hurricane.

So anyway, shall we come back to this in say..middle of February when you've all had snow down for a couple of months and still got at least another two to go digging out and freezing up and I've just spent another weekend on the beach? I know which is closer to paradise for me but each to their own...its not so much the snow that would get me but rather the 6 months of little sunshine.

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Default Re: Wilma - aren't you florida people sick of this?

Originally Posted by Manc
And it's not really 6 months is it

snow is only on the deck from the middle of December through the middle of March..........
Yeah 'bout that ish .... we only had just over 8ft total last year ... terrible lack of snow !!!
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Old Oct 20th 2005, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by psb182
ft myers beach is probably my favourite place I have seen in fla........saratota being another nice place.........I much prefer the gulf coast

Further south on the gulf coast gets my vote. I loved Naples and the beaches there. Clam Beach is fabulous as is the walk to the beach through the mangrove forest. The beachfront dining is also the best I've had for food and view in my many trips throughout Florida. My sister-in-law lived in St. Augustine and my niece-in-law lives in Crystal River. Both are okay places.

I still vote for a four season year ;-)
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Originally Posted by Rete
Further south on the gulf coast gets my vote. I loved Naples and the beaches there. Clam Beach is fabulous as is the walk to the beach through the mangrove forest. The beachfront dining is also the best I've had for food and view in my many trips throughout Florida. My sister-in-law lived in St. Augustine and my niece-in-law lives in Crystal River. Both are okay places.

I still vote for a four season year ;-)
Crystal River is near where we are moving to in December. Apparently Ill get 2 and a half seasons there instead of just the 1 and a half I get down here.
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Crystal River is near where we are moving to in December. Apparently Ill get 2 and a half seasons there instead of just the 1 and a half I get down here.
Ya wouldn't wanna walk it from your new abode
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Crystal River is near where we are moving to in December. Apparently Ill get 2 and a half seasons there instead of just the 1 and a half I get down here.
Careful of the beach there ... its next to the nuclear power plant ..
Although the green glow you get from swimming in the sea is quite attractive .. and the wife can see you in the the dark..its quite a gentle glow
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Originally Posted by Ray
Careful of the beach there ... its next to the nuclear power plant ..
Although the green glow you get from swimming in the sea is quite attractive .. and the wife can see you in the the dark..its quite a gentle glow
That reminds me of the Simpsons X-Files episode..... "We bring you peace" and naked Mulder.
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