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#643779 - 02/05/09 11:14 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Hehehe... I didn't know what it meant either David! I was waiting to see if someone else asked FOR ME! Thanks! laugh

Who the heck wants to talk about pianos all the time anyway?

Today, driving home, (we have a huge weather ball that changes colors according to temp and precipitation) the weather ball was RED which means, "warmer weather ahead!!" YES!

It's probably lying...


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#643780 - 02/05/09 11:18 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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He he, I've found that the weather wizards (or in this case, weather crystal ball wink ) seldom get anything exactly right. laugh


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How can you tell if a weather man is lying...his mouth is open...


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#643783 - 02/07/09 11:40 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Hey! It got up to 50 degree's here today!!!!!! Sunny too! HA HA! YIPPEEKIYEAHBABY! Supposed to be about the same tomorrow! Melt that white crap away!


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#643784 - 02/08/09 12:42 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Wow, Jerry!! The heat wave of the century. laugh laugh

That's great! Now you can go outside without freezing your bum off. wink


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#643785 - 02/09/09 10:37 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Hey! Tomorrow, it is predicted that we are to reach near record breaking temps of 56 degree's!

ha My air compressor worked! Blew it bye bye.. laugh


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#643786 - 02/10/09 01:32 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Well, Jerry. Are ya gonna break that record today?? laugh laugh


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Suppose to be 60 laugh yippie a record breaker here in Detroit area


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#643788 - 02/10/09 11:27 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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It made 60 here today too! :p yippie What a beautiful nice sunny day! Almost swimming weather!!! laugh


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#643789 - 02/11/09 01:32 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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It made 60 here today too! :p yippie What a beautiful nice sunny day! Almost swimming weather!!! laugh
yippie


Did it do a lot of melting?? wink


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It sure did! Hardly any snow left. Especially in light of the fact that it has been raining like mad here all day long. Most of the snow is now gone!


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#643791 - 02/12/09 10:48 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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It sure did! Hardly any snow left. Especially in light of the fact that it has been raining like mad here all day long. Most of the snow is now gone!
yippie

You can recognize your yard again! laugh laugh


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Whoa Nelly! That's cold!!! Keep it there OK???


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Jerry, us nice folks in Singapore could use a good tech or three. Why don't you take semi-retirement here? laugh

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Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice!


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Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice!
Be careful, Jerry. The humidity there may be the same as the temperature... :b:

laugh laugh


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Man, what a crappy night. I had a gig in Muskegon with organissimo (my jazz trio) and afterwards we went to get a bite to eat at a local restaurant. When we went inside at 11pm, there were just a few flakes coming down. When we came out an hour later, there was at least four inches of snow on the ground.

The drive home was miserable. It's normally 90 minutes to Lansing from Muskegon, but it took us almost 2 1/2 hours to get back. UGH.

Gotta love Michigan.


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LOL!! Someone once said something like 'To lose one parent may be only carelessness, but to lose both certainly seems to be negligence' (maybe Oscar Wilde?). I'm gonna paraphrase and say that 'To be born in snowy realms may be careless, but to stay is surely negligent..."

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Great things about snow ...

It covers up the leaves you didn't rake last Fall.

The depth of it gives perverse bragging rights.

It makes tires wear much longer by providing insulation from the rough pavement surface.

It keeps most of the riff-raff who can't drive in it off the road so I can get to my tuning appointments.

'Sure keeps the bugs down!

It keeps warm weather lovers from moving here and crowding up the state somethin' wikid!


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#643801 - 02/14/09 11:38 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Well, David, those are very good points indeed. No bugs, no snakes, no bats, no June bugs and other icky creatures. No arguments from me on that!

I can't say as if it keeps the idiot's off from the roads in Michigan though. Seems like, the worse the weather becomes, the more they seem to want to go out shopping clogging up the roads more than ever. It's almost as if "oh no! We have to go out and get something in case it gets worse!" Like, we shouldn't go but, we're going to anyway because we shouldn't. Dummies.

It's still snowing here. Muskegon is on the Lake Michigan Shoreline and almost always gets twice as much snow as Grand Rapids. We only received about 2" or so, last night.

As for staying? Maybe we're glutton's (or stupid) but, it's awfully difficult to leave after all of these years of building up a business only to have to start over again. Yuck. While tempting to cut out and go where it's warmer, staying is, easier. Lazier too! laugh


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[b] Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice!
Be careful, Jerry. The humidity there may be the same as the temperature... :b:

laugh laugh [/b]
The RH actually swings between mid-60's and ummmm 90-something. But we have airconditioning....

The thing is, if it gets too warm and humid you can go sit by the pool with a long cool one in hand. Heck, you can do it even if it isn't too warm and humid. Most condos have pools, and there are about 24 public pools. laugh laugh

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You're making me jealous!!!


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It sure seems cold up north, here in CT we get a little 20's action once in a while, but the ieiots cant drive on dry pavement let alone a little snow, so it's stay home time
Lucky for me I have four fireplaces and three grand pianos made with lots of wood, if it gets too cold.
I also have 6 cords of seasoned oak just in case I can't get the pianos lit...lol
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Wouldn't miss the changing of the seasons though, does get beautiful here in New England..too bad they tax us to death..oh well enjoy what ya' got
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You're making me jealous!!!
Me too!!!!


(Now someone needs to say; "Me three!!!". laugh laugh laugh )


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I like both cold and warm weather. Being born in a place where weather would change from day to day, you kind of learn to ignore it. In my region, you had to walk with sunglasses in one hand, and an umbrella in the other so to say. And in the winter time, I once went to an even colder place. The kind of place where spit went 'clunk'. For a kid, that meant unlocking new possiblities and endless hours of fun.


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