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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643679
01/15/09 01:17 AM
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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.


David L. Jenson
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643680
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Originally posted by wcctuner:
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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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643681
01/15/09 08:40 AM
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Chicagoland
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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...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643682
01/15/09 08:50 AM
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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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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643683
01/15/09 09:39 AM
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Williamstown,NJ
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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?"


David Schwoyer
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643684
01/15/09 10:03 AM
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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.


Jeff Deutschle
Part-Time Tuner
Who taught the first chicken how to peck?
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643685
01/15/09 11:16 AM
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Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

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


Amateur Pianist and raconteur.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643686
01/15/09 11:56 AM
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mad mad

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laugh


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643687
01/15/09 12:10 PM
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I like cold weather. It helps relieve the ache from banging my head against the wall.


Jeff Deutschle
Part-Time Tuner
Who taught the first chicken how to peck?
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643688
01/15/09 01:54 PM
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Grand Rapids Michigan
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Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
[Linked Image]


Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan
www.grootpiano.com

We love to play BF2.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643689
01/15/09 02:36 PM
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Western Canada
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Okay, now you warm weather guys are going to get it!

Just because it's warmed up to -38, from -40 yesterday, don't mean it's not beautiful here with the clear blue skies, and the warm sunlight flooding through the windows! BUT . . .

When it's this cold, nothing beats a warm fire, two glasses of red wine, and a wolf fur rug to lie on! Add freshly baked blueberry pies, cherry pies, and homemade cinnamin buns! Then, before bed, a warm bath or shower! Add to that lots of time to play the piano because . . . the car won't start!

Take that!

I think summer all year round would be boring! Notice I said, "I think"! laugh


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Diane
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643690
01/15/09 08:15 PM
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North Carolina
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Jerry Groot...you put a hex on me!!!!!!! Until yesterday the weather here in Central Carolina was mid to upper 50's. About normal for this time of year.

Tonight the low is expected to be 12 out here in the hinterlands; tomorrow's high 30. Brrrrr!!! We just aren't used to this!!!

Good Job Ole Friend, Ole Buddy, Ole Pal!!! mad

One of Diane's cinnamon buns with a cuppa java sure would help!!!


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643691
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Quote
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
[b]Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
[Linked Image] [/b]
[Linked Image]

wink


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643692
01/15/09 09:43 PM
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Hey, I just looked at the weather map. It's 4* in Cincinnati now, and 7* in Grand Rapids. What's wrong with this picture? I'm 350 miles south of Jerry. It's suppose to be warmer.


Roy Peters, RPT
Cincinnati, Ohio
www.cincypiano.com
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643693
01/15/09 10:34 PM
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North Carolina
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Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy.
Time to breakout the T-shirts


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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643694
01/15/09 11:17 PM
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Grand Rapids Michigan
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Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!

[Linked Image]

I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime.


Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan
www.grootpiano.com

We love to play BF2.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643695
01/15/09 11:26 PM
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Funny.

You can keep that cold air up north where it belongs!


Roy Peters, RPT
Cincinnati, Ohio
www.cincypiano.com
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643696
01/16/09 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:

I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
We are too Jerry! We are too! laugh


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Diane
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Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643697
01/16/09 01:21 AM
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Quote
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!

[Linked Image]

I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime.
[Linked Image]

laugh laugh laugh laugh


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) #643698
01/16/09 06:58 AM
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"Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy." Ron Alexander

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Don't get me laughing. Where I live, warming of any sort is welcome, global, local, or warming of any geographical measure.

I got so excited about Al Gore's "Global Warming" pontificating that I put in less firewood this year. 'BAD mistake!


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
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