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Thread: Whatever...........soap opera?

  1. #141
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    Me loves these stories!!
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    Got back from up nort yesterday. Not a lot of snow, so no snow removal needed. Good for me. Problem was, we basically had to huddle in the homestead, because the thermometer never got above 9 degrees, and the 23rd through the time we left, never got above 2 degrees. With the wind chill, it was around -23 degrees for 3 days..........................................They 're basically done cutting trees behind us, and just have a few huge piles of roots to get rid of. I saw the well drilling equipment on site a few weeks ago, but I believe that this weather made them forget about it until next year. They did drag in the huge sprayer on wheels............................................ .....With all of those trees gone, we get a lot more light and sun, which a a double edged sword. Good in the winter, not as good in the summer. We still have a lot of trees and bush, so it's not like it's bare of trees, it just used to be better. We see more of the sunset, and hear the trains, which have become a bit louder...................Our mutt Maggie has been frustrated because of the cold. She doesn't get the usual walks, and can't spend much time outside. This kind of weather freezes pup's paws. I refuse to buy her booties, I don't even have booties. I see people walking their dog's for too long in this weather. I realize that their paws can take a lot more than say our feet, but when it's this cold out, it's dangerous for man and beast. I honestly don't know how the animals survive these cold snaps. It's paws and beaks, and ears freezing time.............................................. .My nearest neighbor to the northwest is a Vietnam vet. The reason I mention this is, the wife was walking the dog and bumped into him on the way back, when he was out shoveling. I don't have the exact story, and the wife said she was trying to be polite at -20 below, and just wanted to get back in the house. Apparently, my neighbor had fathered a child while serving his country, and serving something else. It wasn't that uncommon of an occurrence. Since my neighbor is 70 yrs. old, I am assuming that his son is a fully grown man. That was confirmed when the wife said that the son had children. From what we can determine so far, apparently the son found out where his father was. Now, he says he's going to bring them all over here, to live with him. He said that he's going to have to figure out how to put an addition on a log house. With the weather getting to be like it is now, it would have to be a well insulated addition...............................if this does happen, the wife and I feel for them. They are going to have nothing but difficulties with the people, the language, getting employment, etc. I don't know how much longer my neighbor will be with the living, but if they don't get accustomed real fast, they could be left in the dark. At least in that area, they will have a very tough time of it. Unfortunately, there are many who would wish that they would stay in their own country. Who knows, they may be having just as hard a time in their own country. We'll see what happens................We'll be heading up again next week. It doesn't look like there is much snow in the forecast, but the temp looks like it's going to stay cold for a while....................................until later.

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    Not as bad, but it turned single digit/teens cold here, also. Right at the solstice. I 've had to dig out my winter shorts.
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    Got back from up nort today. Actually, nothing too eventful. Quiet, ice cold until Sun. when it hit 29. The dog was a bit disappointed because of the cold, she didn't get enough walking in. The neighbors had really nice decorations this year. Down the road was my 86 yr. old neighbor with his 4 or 5 3D rigs in the yard. My neighbor to the east had some nice ones also. I kinda still like my closest neighbors decoration the best. One lone blue tree in the woods back behind his cabin...................Had some damn fine soup. If there's one thing the wife CAN cook, it's soup. We both like soups a lot. Could be the perfect food??? With some good bread??? Cabbage soup, pepper soup, chicken soup, tomato soup, cauliflower soup, pork soup, vegetable soup, you name it, we can make a soup out of it. This last trip was leftover cabbage beef soup, and cauliflower soup. No, surprisingly, there isn't a "fog" hanging in the house. We cook the "$#!t out of it. I can read minds................until next time.

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