-10F this morning in Waterloo Ontario - DAMN THAT"S COLD!!!!
Got another inch of snow overnight - so we are up to MABEE 5 inches so
far for the winter.
Furnace ran 5 hours and 40 minutes yesterday, and a bit over an hour
and a half already this morning (to 8 am) including coming back up
It's been cold enough here in N. TX the past week that the heat pump has
spent a good amount of time on defrost cycle or just giving up and going
to backup. Fortunately that only happens for a week or two each year.
I forgot to leave the faucet dripping when I made coffee this morning ...
and had to go out and thaw the outdoor faucet AND the inlet where the hose
hooks to the camper . And it only took about 30 minutes to freeze . I dread
getting the 'lectric bill this cycle , it's going to be high from the
extreme <for this area> cold . We're currently using a space heater as it's
cheaper and much less hassle than LPG . Next month I expect it to be
somewhat lower , as by then I should have the new room hooked up to the
camper , and it'll be heated with wood .
Always amazed me when we changed from 'hot air' heating to 'glowing
electric' heater the difference in comfort. We went from bones chilling
while sitting still and roasting when moving around, to feeling 'good
inside' and feeling cool air when we moved around. Absolutely the right
way to go.
I'm now convinced that with a good red-hot fire burning in a relatively
cool room is the way to go. Fire burning in an appropriate location, of
My main concern about the wood stove is that it's way too big for the
current space - and will overheat us . And a room with a red hot stove won't
be cool for long ... I have one of my forge burners set up in a turkey
fryer-type stand , and have been using it to warrm the room while I do some
of the inside stuff . With it turned as low as I can and still sustain a
flame it'll heat me out in under an hour .
First window went in today , second one tomorrow . As soon as I can get my
truck out <ice under snow , ain't melted yet> I'll be picking up a door unit
and more "stuff". Still shoppin' around for 'lectrickle stuff .
30 minutes is a (relatively) long time. When I was in the service in AK we
had styrofoam lined wooden boxes on our window sills - inside the room.
There were holes in the window sills for ventilation. We could chill a room
temperature bottle of beer in the time it took to change from our dungaree
uniforms to our civvies. A can of soda would freeze and burst in under 10
When we'd go outside for bon fires, we would keep the beer near the fire to
keep it from freezing. If you opened one and didn't drink it fast enough,
or keep it near the fire, it would freeze before you finished it.
Frisbees used to crack when they hit the ground after just a few minutes of
tossing them around. We went though a lot of Frisbees every winter, but
sliding around on the snow in full arctic gear was just so much damn fun.
You could fully lay out for a catch without worrying about getting hurt. Of
course, actually catching the Frisbee was near impossible with the gloves
on, but that wasn't really the point.
On Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:08:55 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
Yep. When I lived in the Yukon, we always had a bonfire going when we
were outside. And a frying fan. When you talked the words would
freeze in mid-air. Had to put them in the frying pan to figure out
what was being said.
We had it last week. logged -34C, wind chill -44C and snow about a foot.
So far we have double amount of average snow fall for December. Lots
of fender bender accidents, damage insurance claims tatal 13 million.
dollars. Some gu slid off Deerfoot trail knocking off pole feeding our
neighborhood, had power outage of 1.5 hrs. Other than that all is
normal. Today it is +3C I walked the dog with bare hands wearing light
wind breaker. from South calgary AB
On 12/12/2013 6:54 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thankfully I'm not doing it any more but first week in December was time
for annual service call on coal analyzers at a couple of power plants
in Saskatchewan...on the stretch from about Dec 3 thru 6th or 7th
highest daily max was -8F and low of -20-something F with one day of -33
F I saw w/ 18 mph winds.
That was at Coronach....I notice today it's moderated a little...
Here in SW KS almost due south by 600 mi or so we were only around the 0
to -2 F altho NW KS has been much colder as per usual. It's moderated
here beginning this week, though, more nearly back to normal or even
slightly above at near 50 F so today is quite nice...
On 12/12/13 6:54 AM, email@example.com wrote:
The coldest it's been here in central Nebraska has been about -8º F.
We had about 4" of really light snow. It's warmed up enough to crust it
so it shouldn't blow around. The weather hasn't been too bad so far.
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