Is Ma Nature treating you badly too?!

Avatar for klrambo
Community Leader
Registered: 10-19-2000
Is Ma Nature treating you badly too?!
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Tue, 01-07-2014 - 12:09pm

How many of you are in this "deep freeze"?  It has been a looong time since Ma Nature has dumped this much snow and bitter cold in my part of the US of A!  (mid Michigan) Sure am hoping it will soon  warm up enuf to begin to melt this stuff.  But that is not scheduled to happen any time soon.   It is -5ºF here this morning (wind chill index is -23ºF!).  Fortunately the snow plows have my area cleared fairly well, and should I need to get out n' about I could.  Think I'll just stay inside where it is warm though!

Please check in and let us know how you are doing.

And if you are where it is warm....plez brag about it so we can vicariously absorb some of your warmth!!!

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Avatar for cmkarla
Administrator
Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 01-07-2014 - 2:13pm

KT, I hope you are staying warm! It was -8 this morning when I went out to pick up my sister's kids. Thankfully my husband had de-iced my car when he went out yesterday (took him more than an hour just to get into our cars.) My sister had to go to work this morning so I said I would help her out and her teens couldn't wait to get to my house where we have a wood stove that has helped keep things toasty. Many of my friends, neighbors and relatives have ice on the INSIDE of their homes as well as out  because it is so cold and they have been dealing with power outages.

It is supposed to warm up into the teens today and 30 tomorrow so I think the coldest weather is behind us now.

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-19-2000
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 12:01pm

I just posted this on the 50 and Up board:  This past summer my DS installed an LED light at the bottom of my flag pole to keep my flag lit 24/7 for me.  That bulb and the light sensor attached to it are mounted about 20" above the ground. It has been covered by about 4" of snow. LED bulbs create very little heat, thus the snow that was over it was not melting. The light created under the snow by the bulb was being reflected back to the sensor so brightly that it thought it was day and the sensor would tell the bulb to shut off. Then within about 50 seconds the sensor (then in total darkness) would tell the bulb to turn back on. So that poor bulb has been turning on and off in this "on for 1.5 minutes - off for 50 seconds" pattern all night long!! The poor thing was terribly confused! I could not get to it to remove the snow cover! Finally yesterday the snow settled from its own weight (or blew away by the winds) and the sensor and bulb are about 2" above the snow now and functioning as they are supposed to.  But it sure was funny to watch each night as it came on and went off all night long!!

No freezing pipes or anything of the kind at my house and I was only without power for about 22 or 23 hours.  Actually was able to keep the house at a tolerable temp (64ºF) by boiling a big pot of water on the stove (gas range!) and burning lots of candles.  But many around me were without power for nearly a week.  Our temp is at 7ºF right now and is supposed to reach the upper 30s by the weekend.  We'll be having a tropical heat wave!  LOL

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