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28 January 2019 - 8:21pm

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Anyone in the Midwest that's getting slammed with the Polar Vortex, how are you planning to deal? We've gotten 10 inches so far today with another 4 on the way, and then tomorrow through the end of Thursday, we're getting windchills of -40F or worse.

We bought groceries to last for the week, and I'm not planning to go outside until Thursday unless it's to shovel. We may have cabin fever by the time all is said and done, but it's NASTY out! What are you doing to stay toasty?

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28 January 2019 - 11:47pm
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That's really look to be a nasty whether there and quite a lot of snow, wow, we didn't had such snowy winters here for the past like 7 or 8 years here as it was before that.

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What are you doing to stay toasty?

Beside of the shovel work you've meant?! Wink

Isn't it obvious Wine ...but whiskey or maybe a rum should do the job either.

I'm going to fill my glass despite it's under an inch of snow here Smile

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29 January 2019 - 2:10am
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I have never experienced snow and extreme weather like that, it could be that winter in my country is summer in your place, it's just that there are some natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wind storms, tsunamis and so on that can happen or even always every year.
 to warm my body I think there are some choices that are quite suitable for me, I used to use ginger plant extract powder and mixed with honey, in my opinion it is enough to warm up in winter.
And I hope you will be fine

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29 January 2019 - 3:05pm
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I'm going to try that ginger and honey! I just ended up having to plow my drive for the third time, and my fingers are feeling like they're being poked with needles, despite having worn a thick pair of gloves over them. Brrrrr. Sick

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29 January 2019 - 9:31pm
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I can't imagine how frozen the temperature is there, sometimes I want to feel a place with lots of snow but I don't think if cold temperatures can change many things, maybe I want to be in a snowy place but not with too cold temperatures, is there anything like that,?
Good luck with ginger and honey, if you want you can add more with one chicken egg (use only egg yolks) and milk, so the complete composition is: ginger, honey, milk, and eggs mixed in one cup used for one drink, it's one of the most popular health drinks in my country,

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29 January 2019 - 11:29pm
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Oh man, I may have to do that tomorrow along with the whiskey that sharpe recommended. My kids had Monday and Tuesday cancelled because of all the snow, and they already cancelled tomorrow because it's dangerously cold out at the -40F windchill. Thursday will likely be cancelled too, as the wind chill warning doesn't expire until almost noon that day!

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30 January 2019 - 1:58am
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That's some intense cold Slim! I can't imagine that level of cold either. Glad that they aren't making kids head out in those conditions.

On the flip side, when I was a kid there used to be stories that they would close the schools if temperatures got above 40C (104F). We've had many a day with 40C+ over the years and 2018/2019 has been quite intense with major heat waves but still school continues!

In the mean time, here's some tropical beach pics to warm you up.

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30 January 2019 - 1:35pm
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Aw thanks for the beach scenes! My wife and I bought a plot of land on Great Exuma in the Bahamas a few years ago, and I'm longing for the day that we can move there and start building our house. Even being winter there, it's supposed to be 75F there today. The water looks an awful lot like the pics you sent. Smile

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30 January 2019 - 7:26pm
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So at least the kids must be happy for the vacation started earlier, aren't they Slim?

klaw has been quite cruel there showing you these beaches photos but you could still have your whiskey man while watching at those not daring to show your nose in the cold outside...or you can have that healthy chicken soup instead...I would go for the whiskey anyway.

It sound like a nice investment at the Bahamas mate Thumb Up, well hopefully there won't be too many cold winters before that like the present one.

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I'm glad that cold is staying on the east end this year, In Calgary here I think we've had 3 days that were colder then minus 10, every other day has been around zero or warmer. We've been very lucky this year

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31 January 2019 - 6:50pm
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Ugh, they cancelled school AGAIN tomorrow. That means the kids literally had the entire week off. I'm pulling the few hairs I have left out! Michiganders are pretty hardy, and I can't recall ever seeing a whole week of school cancelled before. Heck, I remember going to school and only getting dismissed an hour early AFTER we'd gotten buried by snow. This is nuts.

Making matters worse, we had a fire at one of our natural gas plants, so they're having issues delivering natural gas for heat to homes. They actually blasted an emergency alert to tell us to lower our heat to 65 degrees (when it was -28 out) so that the grid didn't collapse.

I'm usually not big on prepping, but I'm thinking I may need to purchase some supplies in the event something like this happens again. At the very least we'd need fuel sources for heat and cooking, as the electric grid would fail right after the gas grid due to usage. We do keep food stored pretty well, so I'm not too worried about that.

Man alive, I sound like a nut job! The weather needs to heat up for sure!

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Wow...it's getting from bad to worst a Slim!?! lol lol Part me...just one more time.. lol

Now..I know what you've been talking about there, I've never missed a day in school back then because of the weather(despite my wishes Smile ) and now the kids seems to have a week off every now and then(here), it's obvious it's a different in Michigan right now.

Always wandered how the hell people could start a fire in a freezing cold like that...but when reading your story...it's in fact even somewhat logical...for the electric grid to be overloaded....so did you lower the heat after all?

Now you wish you've had already build the Bahamas house..are you?

But seriously..take care of you and your family there man..it seems to be a real hardship that weather there...probably at the Bahamas would be too boring anyway. Tongue

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How are you holding up there?

We are hearing about the terrible weather in US too. Last year, it was unusually cold here, but this year it is much better.

I can't believe that there are still some people not believing about climate change...sadly.

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I heard the cold front going toward New York now so maybe you''ll take a bit of brake there Slim.

Saw at the TV news there's quite a lot of fire accidents in NJ and it's been really cold in Chicago too,any improvement of the weather in Michigan?

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I heard the cold front going toward New York now so maybe you''ll take a bit of brake there Slim.

Saw at the TV news there's quite a lot of fire accidents in NJ and it's been really cold in Chicago too,any improvement of the weather in Michigan?

It's starting to warm up a bit later today. I think it was 0F when I went out this morning, and tomorrow I think it's supposed to warm up to 40F, which will be short sleeve tshirt weather!

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Yeah hopefully Slim, but that's quite an amplitude in the weather conditions anyway, don't think that's too good either.

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I think it's supposed to warm up to 40F, which will be short sleeve tshirt weather!

lol That would be lock myself in the house cold right here.

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OMG IT HAPPENED AGAIN.

We ended up getting not snow, but ice yesterday, and they had to close school because the roads were too slippery to navigate. Today, they had to cancel again because it rained on top of the ice and is literally like an ice rink. Tonight we're getting wind gusts of up to 45 mph, which will cause issues as well, as the weather will drop back down to below freezing. I'd say there's a chance they'll be off again!

How bad is it in terms of ice? I had to put a letter in my mailbox earlier today. I took one step off my front steps and I literally slid down my front yard almost all the way to the sidewalk. It's a good 25 feet or so.

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Ha-ha...you'll probably need a pair of ice skates there man..have a hockey stick!?...now's the time to use it..that's what we've been doing as a kids when it was like an ice ring on the street. Wink

Reading your posts Slim I left with the impression that the kids not going to school is your biggest problem..and in fact not the bad weather...am I close?? Wink

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Yes, you're on the mark. I can deal with sub-zero temperatures and having a hard time getting around... its the little goblins around me all day long that's been driving me bonkers.

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That just sucks, Slim. Nothing worse than the kids hanging about when they could be at school!

There are so many extreme weather events happening around the world, it's really unsettling. In Australia, we've got long running drought and record breaking high temperatures, torrential rain and flooding and out of control bushfires all happening at the same time in different parts of the country.

The inaction of governments (in particular Australia and the US) just drives me crazy. If you have time, read this opinion piece about the bush fires raging in Tasmania. The potential loss is just devastating.

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How bad is it in terms of ice? I had to put a letter in my mailbox earlier today. I took one step off my front steps and I literally slid down my front yard almost all the way to the sidewalk. It's a good 25 feet or so.

Sounds like you have the winter version of the slip'n'slide!

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Sounds like you have the winter version of the slip'n'slide!

Ha-ha...yeah..the only difference is that Dustin didn't know he's in fact going to play it. Wink

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I can relate to all of the above. I am counting down the days to visiting my mom in FL in March. This has been a true MN winter - at least in the past three weeks or so. We have had frigidly cold weather, to ice that makes it dangerous to drive AND walk, to being dumped on by snow and blizzards. I hear we are supposed to get more snow on Tuesday. At least I was given the opportunity to work remotely (from home) a few of those days. Because the cold weather rule for my school states that teachers must come in even when everyone else is allowed to, told to, stay home. Sad I guess our safety and security comes last. lol But I did choose to work remotely a few of those days and I was thankful for that option after going in and sitting at my desk a few of those extremely cold days. I can just as easily do my paperwork from my warm (and safe) home.

Stay safe and warm, everyone!

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We've got the opposite sort of nasty here. It's going to be 38C (100F) here tomorrow. I'm not sure which is worse.

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We've got the opposite sort of nasty here. It's going to be 38C (100F) here tomorrow. I'm not sure which is worse.

Cold is worse, trust me. I'm a freak when it comes to heat. My wife and I walked the Strip in Vegas last June and it was 110F. She was complaining and complaining, but I was comfortable. Of course, I did enjoy the option to go into air conditioning when I wanted to as well! lol

We're also getting more snow tonight into tomorrow, so I'm in Hope's boat. Looks like maybe 8-10 inches, so I'd be surprised if they have school tomorrow. Supposed to get ice and snow on Thursday as well... I'm so over it.

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We've got the opposite sort of nasty here. It's going to be 38C (100F) here tomorrow. I'm not sure which is worse.

Yeah I'm not sure either, well at least you could find an air conditioning place as Dustin said and just...open a beer when it's that hot..it's kind of heavier trough the winter maybe.

But we should ask Slim the same question when the summer comes..he might have another answer for us Tongue

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Eight inches of snow so far today. School was cancelled... again. I dunno if they’ll have it tomorrow, either.

We did the math and they started a new semester four weeks ago. They’ve only been to school four days in that time period!

Also, here is a picture of the Mackinac Bridge today, which connects upper and lose Michigan. Needless to say, it was closed.

I just plowed for the second time today, which took a half hour for my driveway. It’s time for a beer..

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Eight inches of snow so far today. School was cancelled... again. I dunno if they’ll have it tomorrow, either.

We did the math and they started a new semester four weeks ago. They’ve only been to school four days in that time period!

lol lol You're killing me man...not again!!!...commiserations by the way!

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...It’s time for a beer.

Beer And maybe something extra... Wine

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Beer? Sheesh. How about something warm?

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Beer? Sheesh. How about something warm?

Yeah...exactly Ed Smile , what would be your choice of a drink to warm you up in a cold Australian winter night (if there's such thing at all Wink )?

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