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Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:17 am quote
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Oh No! Quick! Delete that before he sees it. There's no living with him now, can you imagine later on today?!
It's OK. He's busy saving the Internet while ensuring the US military is using cash to buy it's next aircraft carrier
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:29 am quote
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Beer
For some odd reason, I can drink bottles of IPA or Lager, and feel fine.

Drink one bottle of dark beer such as stout or a Guinness, and I feel the need to take a long nap shortly afterwards.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:18 am quote
RoaringTodd wrote:
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Beer
For some odd reason, I can drink bottles of IPA or Lager, and feel fine.

Drink one bottle of dark beer such as stout or a Guinness, and I feel the need to take a long nap shortly afterwards.
Ah, the mysteries of beer....
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:55 am quote
BVBob wrote:
... but our garbage is still going to be picked up. I don't even want to step outside to take it to the street. With the wind howling like it is the can may take off.. We have one of those big "wheely bins" but when the wind hits them just right- the lid comes up and off it goes...
Bob
Two words ... bungee cord. Also keeps the critters out.

We are now having a heat wave of 13 degrees with some sun. Big Boy 3 finally gets to go out and enjoy a romp in the snow.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:44 am quote
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
BVBob wrote:
... but our garbage is still going to be picked up. I don't even want to step outside to take it to the street. With the wind howling like it is the can may take off.. We have one of those big "wheely bins" but when the wind hits them just right- the lid comes up and off it goes...
Bob
Two words ... bungee cord. Also keeps the critters out.

We are now having a heat wave of 13 degrees with some sun. Big Boy 3 finally gets to go out and enjoy a romp in the snow.
Problem with the bungee cord solution is the lid will remain shut while the automated arm comes and tips the bin into the truck. Or break something as it or the bin fails at the attachment point.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:12 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
BVBob wrote:
... but our garbage is still going to be picked up. I don't even want to step outside to take it to the street. With the wind howling like it is the can may take off.. We have one of those big "wheely bins" but when the wind hits them just right- the lid comes up and off it goes...
Bob
Two words ... bungee cord. Also keeps the critters out.

We are now having a heat wave of 13 degrees with some sun. Big Boy 3 finally gets to go out and enjoy a romp in the snow.
Problem with the bungee cord solution is the lid will remain shut while the automated arm comes and tips the bin into the truck. Or break something as it or the bin fails at the attachment point.
The trucks used by our trash collection provider, in our geographic region, have the automated arm on the trucks, however, the driver still has to get out and place the bin in location for the arm to lift it. It is actually one of the largest providers of waste collection, nonetheless.

FWIW, during the polar vortex, customers were advised to not place trash out if it was not necessary. Most everyone on our street followed that recommendation. Gotta love texts between neighbors.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:22 am quote
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
FWIW, during the polar vortex, customers were advised to not place trash out if it was not necessary. Most everyone on our street followed that recommendation. Gotta love texts between neighbors.
Nobody told us. Dragged mine out through the snow from behind the garage in the coldest time, two days ago. They're still sitting there...but then again all the neighbors did the same.

We just went over to the mechanical pick up. The only real difference so far is that the containers have to be in our driveway and make a good target for my wife's car.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:46 pm quote
I just toss my garbage/recycling down a tri-sorter and it's done. One advantage to condo living I guess.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:48 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
FWIW, during the polar vortex, customers were advised to not place trash out if it was not necessary. Most everyone on our street followed that recommendation. Gotta love texts between neighbors.
Nobody told us. Dragged mine out through the snow from behind the garage in the coldest time, two days ago. They're still sitting there...but then again all the neighbors did the same ...
What? You didn't get the memo?

Have no clue as to your provider, but, Waste Management has a Service Alert on their website; and, here's the Memo for Wisconsin customers.

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Memo to Wisconsin Residents during Polar Vortex

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Polar Vortex Weather and Service Update

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:57 pm quote
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
FWIW, during the polar vortex, customers were advised to not place trash out if it was not necessary. Most everyone on our street followed that recommendation. Gotta love texts between neighbors.
Nobody told us. Dragged mine out through the snow from behind the garage in the coldest time, two days ago. They're still sitting there...but then again all the neighbors did the same ...
What? You didn't get the memo?

Have no clue as to your provider, but, Waste Management has a Service Alert on their website; and, here's the Memo for Wisconsin customers.
We have Advanced Disposal. They didn't tell us nuttin' and I even checked their website.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:24 pm quote
Funny, my daughter lives 10 hours north of Montreal (her second year, and she has no plans of leaving anytime soon) and she called to tell me that us Americans are wimpy.... she has -40 wind chills every winter.

I reminded her that we don't see those temps often, and that most of us do not have the gear to endure that kind of weather (super warm fur hat, fur lined boots, snow/cold pants). She, of course, reminded me that her 8 year old students walk to and from school all year long.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:44 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Nobody told us. Dragged mine out through the snow from behind the garage in the coldest time, two days ago. They're still sitting there...but then again all the neighbors did the same...
Our rubbish collection was a day late this week...

nothing to do with weather, was 28įC [82įF] that day with a humid northerly... more about Monday being a public holiday for our provincial anniversary day, which incidentally was actually Tuesday.

But I guess you didn't really want me to mention the temperature...
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:01 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Funny, my daughter lives 10 hours north of Montreal (her second year, and she has no plans of leaving anytime soon) and she called to tell me that us Americans are wimpy.... she has -40 wind chills every winter.

I reminded her that we don't see those temps often, and that most of us do not have the gear to endure that kind of weather (super warm fur hat, fur lined boots, snow/cold pants). She, of course, reminded me that her 8 year old students walk to and from school all year long.
+1
It all depends on what you're used to.
Personally, I'm fine at -30F.
I dress for it, certainly, but, well that's just 'the gear'.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:42 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Big warm-up tomorrow-going to hit 18 degrees ABOVE zero. And 40's and rain by the weekend.

One of my twitter follows said she was going to wear two bras this morning so she didn't accidentally key her car with her nipples.
40s mixed with frozen roadways and temp drops below 32f. Itís good to be happy at home. We hunker down, play with the cats, and reinforce our status online.

It keeps the riff raff out.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:46 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
We have Advanced Disposal.
NO! Flush toilets in WI?

My sister in law works for a disposal giant near you. One mans trash...
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm quote
It was 45 F here in Queenstown NZ this morning. A frosty 65 F right now.

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:53 am quote
tomjasz wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
We have Advanced Disposal.
NO! Flush toilets in WI?

Yeah, we've been slowly joining the 20th century.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:25 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
tomjasz wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
We have Advanced Disposal.
NO! Flush toilets in WI?

Yeah, we've been slowly joining the 20th century.
I was able to dig up this rare photo of fledermaus posting on MV.

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:56 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
tomjasz wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
We have Advanced Disposal.
NO! Flush toilets in WI?

Yeah, we've been slowly joining the 20th century.
I was able to dig up this rare photo of fledermaus posting on MV.
Looks like the military phone set up at Camp Borden, circa 1948.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:59 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
tomjasz wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
We have Advanced Disposal.
NO! Flush toilets in WI?

Yeah, we've been slowly joining the 20th century.
I was able to dig up this rare photo of fledermaus posting on MV.
Damed dial-up!
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:03 am quote
wmak wrote:
It was 45 F here in Queenstown NZ this morning. A frosty 65 F right now.
Thanks for rubbing it in.

BTW I hear they're playing pickup hockey on your swimming pool.

That riding suit is the bomb!
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
wmak wrote:
It was 45 F here in Queenstown NZ this morning. A frosty 65 F right now.
Thanks for rubbing it in.

BTW I hear they're playing pickup hockey on your swimming pool.

That riding suit is the bomb!
Just talked to my son in Lex, itís 55 F there today.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:38 pm quote
wmak wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
wmak wrote:
It was 45 F here in Queenstown NZ this morning. A frosty 65 F right now.
Thanks for rubbing it in.

BTW I hear they're playing pickup hockey on your swimming pool.

That riding suit is the bomb!
Just talked to my son in Lex, itís 55 F there today.
Hope they're skating with flotation devices!

40+ here, I think. The foot of snow we got a week ago is just about gone.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:00 pm quote
Re: Freezing Weather - Low Tire Pressure Readings
Bob Copeland wrote:
WEB-Tech,

You were spot on about lower air pressure in the tires due to extreme cold.
I went over to the Honda Dealer to get the Low Tire Pressure warning light turned off. The Service Manager said they had over 50 vehicles in with the
same problem.

After a check, my tires were 5 pounds low. WEB-Tech - you really were Mr Wizard on this one.

Bob Copeland
Still -23 This morning in Frost Bite Falls - warming soon.
That would happen all the time on cold days when I was working at the dealership That's how I knew it was just a little low.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:56 am quote
Last week when I stopped at the donut shop their pipes had frozen and they had no coffee. Today their furnace is broken and the whole place is closed.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:56 pm quote
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Last week when I stopped at the donut shop their pipes had frozen and they had no coffee. Today their furnace is broken and the whole place is closed.
Holy Cow. Now we're talking weather crisis !

Hope they get up and running soon or you'll be lacking a scooting destination.
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Last week when I stopped at the donut shop their pipes had frozen and they had no coffee. Today their furnace is broken and the whole place is closed.
. I wouldbe close to suicidal!!!
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:16 am quote
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I was able to dig up this rare photo of fledermaus posting on MV.
Except for being in a more modern metal cabinet and the microphone being more modern, believe it or not we were still using that phone system in the 1970s in a police headquarters that was only built in 1969.
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 pm quote
Soldered up a set of heating pads for my bikes batteries. But now itís just to iced and dicey to ride. Argh.
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