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#643659 - 01/14/09 01:22 PM OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Are you ready to move to Florida yet? I have been keeping track of the cold snap...and I hope you are staying warm. BRRRR!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=146&map.y=159&site=grr

Lucky you aren't seeing the -40 numbers like some place in North Dakota... eek


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Yes! I am ready to move anywhere where the temps are in the 70's and 80's! It's horrible up here right now! 7 degree's this morning! By the end of the week, they are predicting possibly - 40 with the wind chill factor.

I think I'm going to become a snow man. I'll throw snow balls at cars as they pass and then freeze back into position again with that smerky grin as they stop and try to figure out WHO DID THAT?! of course, they may be ice balls by the time they reach the cars but, OH WELL! Entertainment is entertainment right?


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[Linked Image]

Thanks for a good laugh! That would be the ultimate prank!

I hope the weather wizards lowballed that windchill. That will be wicked. [Linked Image]

Perhaps you'll dream about Florida tonight. laugh wink


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#643662 - 01/14/09 01:53 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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Where do you live anyway? And, DON'T tell me Florida or I may have to block all further contact from you and BOB too!

I plan on visiting Fla next year for a couple of weeks. We used to go every year for 3 weeks but, then as the kids got older, school became a bigger priority. This year, my youngest graduates high school. YES! FREEEEEEDOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!


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#643663 - 01/14/09 01:55 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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I am not in Florida...and I dislike BOB as much as you right now...braggart. :p

PM sent.


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On the Weather Channel this morning, I saw a guy throw a cup of water up into the air...it came down ice...

We're nearing 60F right now, but it was 23F this morning when I got up...NOT Louisiana weather...

Jer...if you become a snowman, I don't think throwing snowballs would be a very good idea...LOL!!

Y'all stay warm up there...don't go out unless you have to. And if you do, have a wee dram when you come back in!!


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#643665 - 01/14/09 02:56 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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I'm going [Linked Image] with this weather!

All I can do is smile and [Linked Image]


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I finally dug out my "supercoat" this morning... It is still a little too warm out though, it really needs to be below zero without the windchill.

Hang in there - and remember these days when it's 90 degrees with 100% humidity and you're stuck to another piano bench...

Ron Koval

#643667 - 01/14/09 03:08 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)  
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I'm not sure which is is best. Being stuck to a piano bench frozen to it with frost bite? [Linked Image]

Or, being stuck to a bench in 90 degree weather. hmmmm, some toss up.... 90 wins! Then I could this to the Michiganders up there when I go down to Florida next winter for a couple of weeks! [Linked Image]


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It isn't all that warm down here right now either.
Well, I guess that's a relative term.

Highs in Pompano Beach (where I'm living now) and St. Petersburg (where I am today) are only in the low 60's.

Of course, it will go back up soon.

And NAMM / Anaheim where I'm headed tomorrow is expected to be sunny and in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Gee I miss New England --- NOT!


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It was a record 72 degrees here in San Francisco yesterday. thumb

You are all welcome to move out here where it never snows. smile But if you live in San Francisco proper you have to get used to being rather damp/chilly year-round (except for those odd warm days when you least expect them).

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Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous! [Linked Image]


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It's cold, but I enjoy the weather here in Michigan. Never a dull moment.

I like the change of the seasons. I just wish the city of Lansing would step on it and get us that money they said they would to replace our 100 year old windows! My heating bill is going to be outrageous this month!


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Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous! [Linked Image]
Beach Bums?
How can you say that?

This is from a few days ago, out for a bike ride with my sister (yes, I know, I need to ride a lot more often :-)

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You remind me of my dad. He would go to Florida in December every year and call me in January just to say, HI JER! WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE UP THERE?! Laughing the whole time as he told me he was in shorts and it was 80 degree's. I don't think he ever missed a year in doing that. He got just as much glory out of doing it the next year as he did 10 years before! Sheesh! Some people! [Linked Image]


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I'm going to quit gloating. After all, we get hurricanes, plenty of summer rain and heat, so it all evens out. If I continue to gloat, I'll be boarding up my house this summer for sure. I'm sorry this winter is awful for many of you.

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Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous! [Linked Image]
laugh laugh

I had forgotten about that! mad

Say, Frank, why'd you have to tease us with the muscle shirt and shorts? :p


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My son just went back to Lansing after being in New Jersey-home, for a month. It's not warm here, but nothing like the great cold state of Michigan. He had to clear a month's worth of snow and ice off his car! I'm just glad he could find it!


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I just saw that the high in Lansing tomorrow and Friday will be 6 degrees, and then reach a balmy 20 over the weekend. I don't want to think about what your heating bills are going to be.


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Weather Report for Northeast Iowa, Thursday Morning

Temperature -25 degrees
Wind chill -45 degrees
PIANOS -30 to -50 cents flat

This morning 7 inches of new snow, more due Friday.

I have tuned 10 pianos since last Friday, All were -25 cents flat in the treble octave to -65 flat in the 7th octaves. Most had been tuned last November. I will see a Steinway grand tomorrow morning, I can hardly wait. Next week it is going to be a positive 35 degrees, maybe.

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It's cold in Maine, but it keeps the Blackfies and mosquitoes down to a manageable level.

With a woodlot and a wood burning stove our heating costs are right where they have been for years - a little chain saw gas and some sweat along with the town taxes on the wood lot. 'Comes out to about $50 per year give or take a little.


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I just saw that the high in Lansing tomorrow and Friday will be 6 degrees, and then reach a balmy 20 over the weekend. I don't want to think about what your heating bills are going to be.
Neither do I. Especially with our 40+ year old furnace that probably operates at 60% efficiency (if we're lucky). The city is supposed to be replacing that, too.

Any time now. smile


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Yikes! -10 this morning... that's without the windchill.

Even inside the car, my nose was burning until the car warmed up a little!

On the radio, they mentioned 60-some days until spring...

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I used to tell customers to avoid tuning in January/Feb due to the cold, dry air taking the pianos flat. On those pianos 25 cents or more flat, it might be prudent to raise them only 1/2 way to 440, or you'll be lowering pitch big time come spring and summer. Or........maybe reschedule tunings after the cold snap ends.

I found I had to lower my furnace humidifier during cold snaps to about 15% or the windows would frost up.

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We got 1" of snow this morning.

Anymore,the weather channel warns us of severe weather conditions,and when we get outside,we think "This is severe?"


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Single digits this morning. No problem, two wood stoves in the house and two Dampchasers in the piano: inside and in back, seriously! Pitch still fluctuates a hertz or two though. Its a Walter Console.


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Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

http://www.psview.com/weather/

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I like cold weather. It helps relieve the ache from banging my head against the wall.


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Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
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