Staying warm in Winter

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Staying warm in Winter

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Today's papers are full of the US suffering from a cold spell. "Hell freezes over" was a popular headline.

I do hope those concerned are avoiding the sub-zero outdoors, or at least dressing appropriately on their way to Midnight Mass.

A sports reporter called Mark Woodley had a few hours of fame... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... rk-woodley
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Re: Staying warm in Winter

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I do hope y'all in America are less snowed in than the photos over Christmas indicated. It looked very tough indeed.

Did I see something about a hot water system failing?

My thermometer here is a record 13.3°C (56°F) where I'm sat. I'm grateful for small mercies.
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Re: Staying warm in Winter

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Some time this wek it's expected to warm up to Freezing, here.
And, yes, our water heater went down yesterday.
It turned out that the controller got confused and shut down.
I fixed it, today, by powering off, and back on.
Modern technology.
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well, we now have the fourth snowstorm in about four weeks. We have snow piled up all over the property, and tomorrow, I get to dig out the cars and pile some more snow.
I do regret not packing up the RV and heading to Arizona for the winter.
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We have a practice in England of scattering handfuls of crunchy rocksalt across our pathways after snow, to melt the covering and provide traction to our boots. Perhaps that would help?
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spot wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:06 am We have a practice in England of scattering handfuls of crunchy rocksalt across our pathways after snow, to melt the covering and provide traction to our boots. Perhaps that would help?
Oh, yes. We've gone through almost two gallons of the stuff so far since Turkey Day.
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Re: Staying warm in Winter

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We've had a very mild winter so far. There were a few days in December that were "brisk" but no snow and moderate temperatures since then.
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Re: Staying warm in Winter

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Its been a lot colder here in Cornwall this winter than I've ever known it. It's generally pretty mild until now, and then we get the really cold short sharp snaps after Christmas. We've been having longer cold snaps since before Christmas, and there's no sign of them going just yet.

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