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#4461165 - 02/13/19 03:43 PM OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes  
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Greetings All,

I was out shoveling this morning after our latest snowfall and had a photo op, so I thought I'd share it with you folks. It may be frigid outside but it's nice and cozy warm inside our 1887 prairie farm home.

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Gotta love winter, I mean, what are the options.

Cheers!

Lou

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#4461177 - 02/13/19 04:17 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou,

Lovely spot. Today finds me working in the office in Moncton, NB, Canada, while everyone else is home enjoying a snow day. Here's the view outside.

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On days like this I realize that there are people whose butts I could have kicked in school and university who are making a living chartering yachts in Tahiti. Why am I here?

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#4461179 - 02/13/19 04:21 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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It builds character, Raine. Or at least that's what I've always been told. Personally, I think the ones telling us that are the ones living in Tahiti chartering the yachts.

Thanks for sharing the photo, it looks like we live in very similar situations, weatherwise at least. By the way, that bungalow in the forefront on the right side of the street looks identical to my neighbor's house down the road.

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#4461193 - 02/13/19 05:52 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lovely pic Lou!

#4461203 - 02/13/19 06:31 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
. It builds character, Raine. .


Lou, I'm starting to think I've just built enough *&&^%%& character for one winter!

#4461215 - 02/13/19 07:20 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Raine, same here, enough and then some. So I guess that means we are both a couple of characters.

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#4461219 - 02/13/19 07:40 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks Trooper, glad you like it!

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#4461220 - 02/13/19 07:49 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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We've been having off and on blackouts from the wind here for the last 17 hours. Is it spring yet?

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#4461221 - 02/13/19 07:56 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Not yet, AceMedic, much as I wish it were as well. Thanks for sharing your photo with us, you've got your share of winter too. Hope your power gets steady soon..

#4461249 - 02/13/19 10:05 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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At least you guys can SEE through your windows.

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#4461253 - 02/13/19 10:36 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou, Love the house! I do like a snow every now and then. But I'll take what we have, just sayin.

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#4461255 - 02/13/19 10:46 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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MFair, is the snow behind the horses? Because I can’t see it.


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And assemble the engine again."
#4461261 - 02/13/19 11:07 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted by Fullofit
MFair, is the snow behind the horses? Because I can’t see it.


Yes it is, but Unless you can see a few hundred miles north it’s kind of hard to spot. I have been in a tee shirt the past few days!


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#4461262 - 02/13/19 11:13 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Heh heh! I'm also wearing a t-shirt and then another one on top of that - this one with a long sleeve, then a sweater and than a jacket.
Lou, what are you wearing?
I can see this thread go kinky very soon.


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4461267 - 02/13/19 11:53 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Live in Kentucky and watch the weather act like a yo-yo! A couple of weekends ago it was cold then went up to 60F I flew some RC sailplanes that Sunday) then an overnight low to 4F to hover around 15F a few days then to 72F then back down to 29F and now back up to 45F. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 52F.

#4461275 - 02/14/19 01:18 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Fullofit, now, don't try to fool us - that's the privacy glass in your bathroom, isn't it? wink I thought it nearly heartless the way MFair horsed around with us of the more frigid climes. Of all y'all Lou wind the photography award - it seems AceMedic88 screened his picture a little too well before posting! (where's that smiley that ducks a flying rock? oh, there he is - - duck ) Raine makes us all wonder what it would be like to have the big office upstairs... (better duck again, I've heard that story!) Nice place, Lou.

ARUP, we've been up and down that yo-yo with you - it was 60°F a few weeks ago, and withinn a couple of days we hit -10°F, never got anywhere near freezing for a couple of days, then back up to 50°F over the weekend... We've had almost two inches of rain since the beginning of the week, switching with snow... I'm hoping my landslide from last year doesn't slip anymore, and so does the water authority - a 6" diameter, 150 psi water main goes through there!


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#4461281 - 02/14/19 01:51 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Very nice Lou we had that here earlier I used my side by side to push it out of the way. ARUP I know what you mean it has been even worse here in northeast Missouri. The temperature swings have been crazy all winter long. We had ice that just melted the other day. I do not mind the cold and snow, but I hate the ice storms. I can get most anywhere I want in snow, but ice is another matter. My son in law has just gotten home from playing Army down in Texas near Waco he said the base had less than an inch of snow and sent everybody home and shut down. He told the commanding officer that this was not snow but just a dusting. Thanks for sharing gentlemen.
John

#4461289 - 02/14/19 02:52 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: HumanDrone]  
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Originally Posted by HumanDrone
Fullofit, now, don't try to fool us - that's the privacy glass in your bathroom, isn't it? wink

No fooling you HD! When the weather hits the fan, my house gets a lot more private.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4461341 - 02/14/19 02:41 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4461342 - 02/14/19 02:43 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I see General Winter doesn't spare you North American folks either from his attacks! (Except some people living in the tropics...) frosty

Here's a midwinter shot from my corner of the globe:

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Great photos everybody! As to building character, I'm not entirely sure what kind of character a lifetime spent living in Arctic conditions has built for me. biggrin

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