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freetown fred
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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 2:07 pm

Well, after Sundays 58* weather & a foot & a half of snow meltin off with pasture half flooded, leavin one big MUD bog--this AM after sayin my words, I went out & did a lil Native snow dancing--AND WALLA--we're gonna have that WHITE CHRISTMAS :D
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Rob R.
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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Fred and I usually have similar weather, but that 58 degrees is a big exception. We never got above 25 degrees all weekend, and right now we are chillin' at 15. Supposed to be about -10 tonight...Santa better dress warm.

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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Whoops--forgot--26* here on the hill with heavy snow now & I guess they're sayin you're sending that sub-zero stuff this way for late tomorrow---YEP, Santa better keep that back flap buttoned up :)
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Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 2:20 pm

Cooling off here too, but not that cold!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Down to 17* and still Snowing. About the only place in Ohio that's going to have a White Christmas thanx to Lake Effect! Can't complain as it's looked like a Christmas Card all day. Stay warm,Gang! :dancing:
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Post Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 1:53 pm

28 degrees, new Polaris, no wind, sun about to come up, clear skies, all good in 99729 land. 8-) :)
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Post Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 2:02 pm

The sun is out in central Pa! But the weather report is saying snow tomorrow. The 5 degree nights and teen temps for the daytime highs for the rest of the week. Happy New year old man winter is coming back :o :o !!!

Mac

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Post Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 9:54 pm

Adventure ahead!
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Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."


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Post Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 9:56 pm

-5 here with a stiff North wind. House is cozy, but the EFM won't get much time off tonight.

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Post Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 10:12 pm

Handfed burning, boiler loafing along, all is good.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:31 am

Woke up to -12 with a 8 MPH North wind. -29 windchill? The dogs didn't stay outside very long!

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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:47 am

Rob R. wrote: -29 windchill
Brrrrrrr.

Last night was minus 18.9 (yes, digital :) ) They said tonight was "going to be the cold one", yet I wake up to a warm & toasty minus 7. Did someone plant a palm tree?
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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:56 am

That's cold Rob and Freddy but that's OK for you Eskimos you are used to it. I am a sensitive Lower Hudson Valley boy and tonight it's -20F with wind chill - geez. Problems? no not really. The AnthraKing will struggle a bit I am sure at the back of the house it was deliberately undersized but it's doing brilliantly. The Hitzer 50-93 OTOH is barely out of first gear at the front..... hmmm, need to put it into second gear and I installed it there for exactly this eventuality ... love that coal. CNs motto, "Overkill is good but more overkill is better".

I think will will make some hot cocoa and send warm blankets over to my "environmentally friendly", damp wood burning, chimney smoke belching, Beemer owning, yuppie neighbor. He can always sleep in his car. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I slay myself. I will drive along the road and see how the solar roof guy is doing and perhaps drop off some more blankets and cocoa there too.
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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 9:17 am

Too cold to wait for the bus.......so I dropped the kids off at school instead and snapped this pic in the school parking lot. One of the bus drivers told me that they started the buses last night and let them idle til this morning. Supposed to be even colder tomorrow morning.
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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 9:39 am

That doesn't surprise me sterling....it was -10 on the edge of the ocean in Cutler this morning. God I am glad I moved. Funny though, my hunker down and survive for the winter mode still kicks in, even though it isn't very cold here. :roll:

Kevin


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