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auburnchick
01-28-2008, 09:37 AM
I guess it got cold last night...had no idea since I was toasty warm inside.

When I went outside this morning, here's what my house (along with every other one on my street) looked like (a thin sheet of ice on the roof and yard):


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2225319499_7b5b7de9e9.jpg

There was even ice on the car in the driveway. Pretty cool!

iza
01-28-2008, 10:02 AM
That must be pretty unusual in Florida! Here we have this in October, sometimes September. :teehee:

Now I'm looking out my window, there is snow everywhere, the sidewalks are icy, and I'm about to book my ticket to Florida. :shifty: :teehee:

knitgal
01-28-2008, 10:04 AM
Haha, oh Florida! That's what it's like here in about October. I'm glad that you get to experience the cold once in a while- like it?
p.s. Your house is lovely! Where in Florida are you?

Silver
01-28-2008, 10:04 AM
Yep mine too. I didn't know it was that cold last night, and I started to leave for my morning walk and turned back to go grab a hat and scarf. lol But I love walking when it's cold out. All the frost is a nice change of scenery too. :)

Silver
01-28-2008, 10:07 AM
That must be pretty unusual in Florida! Here we have this in October, sometimes September. :teehee:

Now I'm looking out my window, there is snow everywhere, the sidewalks are icy, and I'm about to book my ticket to Florida. :shifty: :teehee:
It's not unusual, it happens fairly often during the winter months. It's just that this is as close to snow as we get. Which sucks.

I hope you appreciate your snow. ;)

stitchwitch
01-28-2008, 11:52 AM
What a rip off! We didn't get anything, the most that happened to us was the heat turned on about 4am. :-x

Darcia
01-28-2008, 11:56 AM
That looks like September to me. Here is our winter...
In the Yukon it is -36C. In Alberta, -30C. Not sure what that is in F but it is where your frost is coming from.46523

Secksiebrat
01-28-2008, 11:56 AM
ROTFL. I have pictures of the "ice" storm we got on Friday. The ice melted as fast as it fell (sleet).

Ahh I love living in Texas!

I went to the store the other day and it had started to "snow". Everyone came out of the store to see it snow. Now mind you this was sears, so most of the employees were grown men. They laughed and said "but ma'am, it never snows in texas".

It of course didn't stick.

Ahhh I love living in Texas :)

~danielle~

Sharly
01-28-2008, 12:05 PM
What a pretty house! I remember when I was a kid, and would wake up to that, I would get all excited because I just knew it had snowed!!

This is what our front yard looked like about 9 days ago, here in Central Alabama! Of course, it didn't last long enough to suit me, but it was so beautiful!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2166/2203410883_09e8b2f82c_m.jpg

lelvsdgs
01-28-2008, 01:25 PM
I live in Northern California, about 80 miles south or Oregon on the coast and it snowed for about an hour or so yesterday, we had snow that stuck. It's very unusal for it to actually snow and for it to actually stick! We took pics but they are at home and I am at work... :shifty: it was gone this morning...

Jan in CA
01-28-2008, 01:33 PM
That is so pretty! It's just very, very wet here today. We get frost pretty often though in the winter.

auburnchick
01-28-2008, 05:01 PM
p.s. Your house is lovely! Where in Florida are you?


Thank you...I :heart: my house.

cloud9

We live on the Gulf Coast. What is funny is that I took the picture around 7am this morning. By the time I left to take my son to school, about 45 minutes later, a lot of this was gone. :cry:

bailsmom
01-28-2008, 05:02 PM
I live in New England and I just can't imagine my life without snow in it. Boggles my mind.

Now the cold, well, that I can do without. But not my snow.

:)

The.Knitter
01-28-2008, 05:08 PM
Hey Chicky, you want to adopt me? First you live in Florida, second you live in a fantastic house and third you and I could knit together! What do you say???

Sharly
01-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Hey Chicky, you want to adopt me? First you live in Florida, second you live in a fantastic house and third you and I could knit together! What do you say???
Hey - can I get in on that, too? :shrug:

auburnchick
01-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Hey Chicky, you want to adopt me? First you live in Florida, second you live in a fantastic house and third you and I could knit together! What do you say???


Awww...you're so sweet!

:aww:

The house is really not very big. But we were blessed to meet the builder right before he started working on this house. We were able to pick out everything and modify a few things in the floor plan. We're happy with the way it turned out.

And you are more than welcome to c'mon down and join my crew! As long as you don't mind teenagers and animals. I run a zoo, if you recall.


:teehee:

auburnchick
01-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Hey - can I get in on that, too? :shrug:



Sure thing! The more the merrier! :muah:

Dangles
01-29-2008, 12:13 AM
Wow, what a nice looking house you have! As Darcia put it's been cold up here, in Northern BC & Alberta they're looking at -22F without the wind chill, I believe one place up in BC with windchill they're looking at - 52.6F burrr...

Time for me to go to FL, shall I look you up Auburnchick?

gatorjade
01-29-2008, 12:27 AM
I grew up in New England and then moved to Florida to go to college. Now, whenever I go up north over the holidays and complain about how cold it is, my dad just chuckles and calls me thin-blooded. What can I say? You can take the girl out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the girl! :teehee:

auburnchick
01-29-2008, 12:48 AM
Time for me to go to FL, shall I look you up Auburnchick?


:teehee:

We have the prettiest beaches in the country. Come on down!

BinkyKat
01-29-2008, 01:04 AM
Pfft...ice? That's fairy sparkle to us up here. We get that in June! kidding, not to perpetuate coldness in ND.
I got an email with these pics...how'd y'all like to get stuck in your car in this ice? :thumbsup:
http://www.markdaviesmedia.com/cold

Sharly
01-29-2008, 12:33 PM
I got an email with these pics...how'd y'all like to get stuck in your car in this ice? :thumbsup:
http://www.markdaviesmedia.com/cold

Wow, that is just hard for me to imagine! I have no concept of it!

eladine
01-29-2008, 12:53 PM
Lol.. now that's going to take some cans of DeIcer!!!!

iza
01-29-2008, 12:59 PM
Pfft...ice? That's fairy sparkle to us up here. We get that in June! kidding, not to perpetuate coldness in ND.
I got an email with these pics...how'd y'all like to get stuck in your car in this ice? :thumbsup:
http://www.markdaviesmedia.com/cold

These pictures remind me of the ice storm we had here 10 years ago. There were massive power outages, trees and transmission towers were collapsing, the army had to be called... It was beautiful, but we were all too worried to appreciate it!

lelvsdgs
01-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Evona- I got your email but couldn't reply so I'm replying here...
I live in Eureka and the snow was spotty all over town. Rio Dell and Scotia closed schools yesterday and Cutten had measureable snow on Sunday. Definitely snow in Garberville-enough to cause an accident on 101. So yeah, it snows up here sometimes but usually it doesn't stick like this. It's fun until you have to drive in it...:woohoo:

Jax3303
01-29-2008, 05:04 PM
My MIL lives in Florida. She calls whenever it gets down in the 40's and 50's during the day, complaining about the cold. Claiming it's freezing. (she's only 49 years old, so it's not like she has being old for an excuse even) DH and I get hours and hours of enjoyment laughing at her for that. We live in Ohio. 50 degrees is warm to us. Hell, It got up to 30 the other day, and when I stepped outside, I actually said "wow...it's pretty warm out here!"

Dangles
01-29-2008, 05:33 PM
My MIL lives in Florida. She calls whenever it gets down in the 40's and 50's during the day, complaining about the cold. Claiming it's freezing. (she's only 49 years old, so it's not like she has being old for an excuse even) DH and I get hours and hours of enjoyment laughing at her for that. We live in Ohio. 50 degrees is warm to us. Hell, It got up to 30 the other day, and when I stepped outside, I actually said "wow...it's pretty warm out here!"

:teehee:

BinkyKat
01-29-2008, 08:09 PM
These pictures remind me of the ice storm we had here 10 years ago. There were massive power outages, trees and transmission towers were collapsing, the army had to be called... It was beautiful, but we were all too worried to appreciate it!

10 years ago last April we had some ice storms that preceded some winter flooding and it really damaged Grand Forks ND badly. That spring I was off for a couple days and had parked my car outside our apt. garage. We got far less ice but covered the car nonetheless. It also froze down the garage door. Hubby couldn't get into it to get his small blow torch so he had to buy another at the hardware store just to melt the ice off the door and around the doors of my car just so I could get into it. I also saw the first Robin of Spring on my patio while talking to my mom on the phone (she lives in AZ) and it was such a bad stormy weekend that poor bird probably thought WTH? :shock:
Today's temp: -12 actual...with wind chill (or "it feels like) -41 :roflhard:
It gets so cold sometimes it's just bizarre enough to be funny.
Back in like 1980 or something, we had such cold weather the winter our neighbors moved in...from Memphis TN, that the wind chill hit a record of -100. It was like -30 actual and horrible 40 mph winds. I am trying to find the data, but can't locate anything at the moment. Those folks didn't stay here long. :think:

Sharly
01-30-2008, 10:02 AM
Oooh! Now that sounds scary cold to me!!!:noway:

cftwo
01-30-2008, 10:26 AM
I am so looking forward to March when I'll finally not have to scrape ice off my car every morning. I try not to complain, though - I have a few super cold days a year and a few really hot days a year and the rest is more or less bearable.

(For converting C to F - minus 40 is minus 40 in both, so at -36C, it's going to be pretty close to -36F. Either way way too cold.)

knittingymnast
02-03-2008, 08:00 PM
we dont hav anythin. man!

Darcia
02-04-2008, 10:57 PM
Did someone say ice storm? We had a doozy last week. 23,000 all over the island with no power some still without it after a week. Lots of good family time with no TV. 46700

Sharly
02-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Wow!