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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Stay warm dude. Don’t add frostbite to your list of woes. Maybe most of your usual ‘customers’ will stay in and stay warm as well. 

 

Hah! As if. They think it being cold entitles them to free parking even more than normal. And as for frostbite, if it starts getting to that point I am gonna find somewhere to hide and stay warm for a while.

 

1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Starting to get used to driving in the snow and ice. And whatever that stuff is after snow has been driven on a bunch. Don’t like it, but I’m getting used to it.

 

Hard pack or slush? Hard pack is basically ice and should typically be treated the same. Slush is probably my least favorite thing to drive on because it's that mix of ice, snow, and water and you never really know which one it's gonna act like more.

 

58 minutes ago, TGP said:

The previous attempts were (last Thursday) baked beans and (last Friday) a microwave oven ‘baked’ Sweet Potato.

 

That Potato had a hard, crunchy, not entirely cooked core.

 

 

That just means you needed to cook it longer. Always poke a potato almost all the way through with a knife or fork when baking it. If it goes in smooth the whole way, you're usually good. If you find resistance beyond the skin, it needs more time. Baking potatoes is not something that can be measured exactly due to the varied nature and sizes of potatoes.

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3 minutes ago, Unruly said:

Hard pack or slush? Hard pack is basically ice and should typically be treated the same. Slush is probably my least favorite thing to drive on because it's that mix of ice, snow, and water and you never really know which one it's gonna act like more.

Slush also likes to mak traction control throw an absolute fit, since it can't quite figure out how to react, and therefore tends to panic (aka go into overdrive) 

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Huh. 
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Didn't realize the Simpsons has such a nice house...

 

1 hour ago, Unruly said:

Hard pack or slush? Hard pack is basically ice and should typically be treated the same. Slush is probably my least favorite thing to drive on because it's that mix of ice, snow, and water and you never really know which one it's gonna act like more.

Uhhh... I think hard pack. Most of the streets here they just seem to leave at hard pack. Some of them they plow. And some get the dirt treatment. 
 

I was joking to Hubby that you know this is really the Wild West because, even though the streets are paved, they’re still hecking muddy. Instead of muddy horses there’s muddy trucks everywhere.

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44 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

 

Uhhh... I think hard pack. Most of the streets here they just seem to leave at hard pack. Some of them they plow. And some get the dirt treatment. 
 

I was joking to Hubby that you know this is really the Wild West because, even though the streets are paved, they’re still hecking muddy. Instead of muddy horses there’s muddy trucks everywhere.

 

When I was a child, the plows used to come through and clear the hard packed snow so that it would make piles of chunks along the side of the road.  Then we'd walk along the tops of the 'drifts' of snow rubble and make little paths.  I wonder if they still do that...

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I realized just now that I haven't seen a snow plow in the area moving in daylight for the last couple years....

Might be some kind of regulations, or it could be the county outsourced the work to a branch of the Dark Mechanicus whose demonic Plowbeasts can only prowl the streets in the moonlit hours. 

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15 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Good for you!  congratulations on the new meds.  I hope they work out well for you.  I probably get to start mine next week.  (No fun but they keep me alive...) 

 

If you get the chance to try a Golden Yunnan, I recommend the experience, definitely one of my favorites of all time.  Unfortunately, it also tends to be pricy.  The only flavored tea I drink is an organic blueberry of all things.  I am often disappointed by the difference between the smell and the taste of herbal and flavored teas to I tend to steer clear.

 

My better half likes the Chai teas and her favorite is the chocolate iguana (I am not making that up!) 

 

and  now there's two of us.  Do we have to start a fan club? ::P:

 

Make that three!

 

6 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Wheee, in hospital for chest stuffs.  Not quite the evening I was planning after getting in a box of goodies (aka minis), but it's something that should be checked out... 

 

Hope it will be something innocent!

Stay well buddy!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Hope it will be something innocent!

Stay well buddy!

Once again, nothing that truly confirms much, but.... It isn't a collapsed lung, stroke, heart attack, or... Forgot the other thing they said.  Rigtt, blood clot.  In ten mins, it's been twenty four hours since I woke up, ugh. 

 

It's one of those lovely "additional tests will be required" things, but they have a few ideas for narrowing it down.  Semi-intermittent issues are annoying.  Apparently they'll let me out soon.  A tiny part of me is all "awww, if they keep me a bit longer they'll have to feed me..." lol (because I sure want hospital food... Not really) 

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It's that time of the year again, going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.

I wished I had more energy left at the end of the day to hobby but I feel pretty much drained after we have had dinner.

Looking for spoons, anyone got some spares?

 

I have just had lunch and now the after lunch dip is trying to get me!

I will fight it! I will....I...

 

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Yeah, so yesterday was +12C with rain and fog.  This morning was -8C with a layer of ice with some light snow over it.

Had to find my boots and gloves and winter coat (remember we moved on the weekend) and scrap the car (nothing like the sound of polycarbonate scratching over ice first thing in the morning). That put me behind schedule. I don't know if the traffic is always that much worse 10 minutes later, or just everyone was slow, but the drive was mostly stop and go, so I'll be making a point of leaving a little earlier going forward.

 

Also, realized I could use some new boots.  Last two winters were when I was laid off, so I mostly just wore my insulated rubber boots if I had to go out in crap, but they aren't particularly suited for the office :upside:, so didn't realize how beat up my old ones were. 

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Well, my boss finally approved my time off for tomorrow's test... and denied my request for time off the week before xmas? :rock: I'll talk to her about that when I get in this afternoon.

 

COFFEE!! HOT COFFEE, cause fudge it's chilly out! Not as cold as some of you are reporting, but I've been making the girls wear their coats to go outside. 

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8 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Slush also likes to mak traction control throw an absolute fit, since it can't quite figure out how to react, and therefore tends to panic (aka go into overdrive) 

 

My 2009 pickup is the first vehicle I had with traction control. It liked to kick in when I was going around corners on slippery streets. A couple times I did fancy barely in control loops because of it. Was lucky it happened on empty streets. It now has nearly 300K km on it and the traction control doesn't work so no more unexpected skids/spins on ice. 

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Chinook this morning, so the temp was 56° F (13° C) before sunrise.

 

Called Santa Anna winds in southern California or föhn in Europe, "Chinook" is the name here for downslope winds that cause adiabatic heating.

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