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Old 08-19-2010, 11:09 AM
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Anyone else here dreading the winter?

I like working outside and just thinking about the winter kinda brings the blues.

I'm thinking of learning to play the guitar over the winter to fight off boredom.

What are your winter plans?

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:14 AM
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Not at all. After the heat, drought and humidity this summer brought I'm ready for it to end. I only plow for beer/play money so it's not a big deal, but it'd be nice if we got a decent number of snowfalls. And fall in New England is about my favorite season.

The summer was such a blur of kids' activities that I really don't remember too much of it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:38 AM
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I like working outside and just thinking about the winter kinda brings the blues.

I'm thinking of learning to play the guitar over the winter to fight off boredom.

What are your winter plans?
Living as I do in Phoenix, I long for the winter.

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:08 PM
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I like working outside and just thinking about the winter kinda brings the blues.

I'm thinking of learning to play the guitar over the winter to fight off boredom.

What are your winter plans?
Typically, getting ready for winter takes me 'til spring....

Last winter was my "buy a guitar for something to while away the time", and does it ever. Can spend hours just playing around. I'm still not Jimmy Page, but at least now my fingers can hit where I want them most of the time, and my other hand usually picks the right string too.

I do actually look forward to each new season, each brings it's own activities and opportunities for outdoor fun. Of course, it may be different down where you live, here in New England we can ski, sled and ice skate most of the winter. I love the snow, and want at least a foot every time I see a single flake. One day I will be back in Colorado where snow happens for real, not the white cement that tends to fall in CT.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:34 PM
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After the non-stop 100+ temps so far, winter is sounding pretty nice about now.

Of course, winter in Texas starts and ends with temps around the mid 50s-60s, so there's lots of outdoor projects I can tackle that I have no motivation for during the hot summer months!

I also look forward to energy bills that don't look like college tuition installments!
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:06 PM
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No, I'm already thinking about heading down to FL in Jan/Feb.

Eventualy my plan is to sail down to the islands every November and come back in April...winter is something best viewed on the news.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:31 PM
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I plan on hibernating if it gets too cold out, last winter sucked, the winter before was very mild though
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:42 PM
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Winter??

The seasons dont change out here.



We just get some rain lol
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:46 PM
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One of the beauties of life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" i.e the Chesapeake Bay, is that we have 4 distinct seasons. I enjoy each of them, and the continual change. I think all summer, or all winter would be boring. This summer has been unusually hot, so we are looking forward to some crisp autumn evenings.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:50 PM
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Last winter was awful, at one point we had nearly 3-4 feet of snow on the ground from consecutive blizzards here in Philly. My car was totaled as a result of it I would take the 100 degree heat everyday if I could, I love it outside. Plus being able to go to the beach, swim, wear shorts, not have to worry about black ice every night, etc.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:55 PM
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:00 PM
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One of the beauties of life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" i.e the Chesapeake Bay, is that we have 4 distinct seasons. I enjoy each of them, and the continual change. I think all summer, or all winter would be boring. This summer has been unusually hot, so we are looking forward to some crisp autumn evenings.
I'm with you on the four season, MS! I like each one and each one comes with its own unpleasant aspect. About the time I'm tired of each, it's time for the next one. Fall is still probably my favorite.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:07 PM
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In Va last winter we got bombed with snow. some drifts were over the roof of the Suburban and Fairfax was shut for a week!

I do not like winter, but 100+ degree heat is not fun either!
Of course if I am still in New Orleans I will be saying "Winter? What Winter?"
Of course that is while eating oysters and drinking with a pretty girl too :-)

My real winter routine is to get all the snow removal stuff, like the Jeep, ready in October then pray I don't have to use it...
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:14 PM
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I like working outside and just thinking about the winter kinda brings the blues.

I'm thinking of learning to play the guitar over the winter to fight off boredom.

What are your winter plans?
I hate the short days and the continuous rain. I still don't have a solution yet - we might have the cash for some winter sun though...
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:52 PM
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I don't mind the snow, I just use it as an excuse to drink a lot.

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