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Old 01-07-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Siri says it's cold outside!

It's very tolerable inside bus, but apparently Siri can cut glass...

How's everyone doing with this cold snap? I know it's colder north of me.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:28 AM   #2
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cold as hell here too. cold weather has delayed us for two days in a row now and not because it was windy, raining, or snowing. it was actually nice and sunny out, just too damn cold. Had a feel of -22 the next and -11 the other. today has a high of 9 though so i think we can get some work done. lol.

what i would give for just a couple days of 32 degrees at least....
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:03 AM   #3
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Low to mid 20s with a Winter Storm Warning for snow here in gorgeous South NJ
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:53 AM   #4
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Here at our house in Winlock, WA it was 9* out overnight a couple of nights ago.

This morning it is a balmy 24*.

The forecast is for up to 1"-4" of snow this afternoon changing to freezing rain with up to an inch of ice tomorrow with temps rising into the high 30's to low 40's.

It really makes you want to hunker down inside and not do anything outside.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hardly like Wyoming or Minnesota here but 27 degrees down here in the "tropics" is way too chilly for my old bones. Not to mention that paint and Bondo take days to dry! Screw this cold stuff...gimme some heat!
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:48 AM   #6
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I have been working on my bus.... The cold makes everything take several times longer than it would it was warm. This winter so far the temperature has been as high as -5c/23F and as low as -36c/-33F. One thing for sure, I was trying to take my windows out at -25c and I gave up on it. That caulking gets hard and its too big of an area for a heat gun to warm up.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:54 AM   #7
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Got down to 28 here overnight.
Actually had ice on the puddles of rain.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:56 AM   #8
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It's a crap shoot here in Denver...it can be 60+ or below zero in the winter months. Golfing one day and shoveling a foot of snow the next.

I've got about 20" of snow in the past couple of weeks.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:01 PM   #9
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It's a crap shoot here in Denver...it can be 60+ or below zero in the winter months. Golfing one day and shoveling a foot of snow the next.

I've got about 20" of snow in the past couple of weeks.
Yeah, it's forecast for 70 on Thursday
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:24 PM   #10
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I'm a bit south of Tango and we hit 26F last night. It was a long night. One of the horses has Cushings (basically equine diabetes) and has almost no fat layer. We've been struggling to get some weight back on her and had *just* turned the corner. Last night would have been very hard on her so I bought a diesel heater and shuttered the barn. Great heater! Kept the interior between 45-50 degrees, but had to fuel it every 4-5 hours.

Then this morning I got a call from a friend saying she had no water. Oops. Tracked it to a frozen exposed pipe, applied heat from a hair dryer, and she has water again.

Likely more of the same antics again tonight. Grrrrrr.....
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:18 PM   #11
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This was supposed to be my weekend off & tho cold was planning to work on the Bus but now I'm smack in the middle of the storm of the decade so figured might as well make some overtime.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:27 PM   #12
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I was delighted i had the clarity to prep about 3 days worth of scavenged wood for the stove, and park the truck next to the bus so i was able to use a long firberglass pole with a broom on the end to sweep the solar panels, so i will be charging in the morning.

It snowed all night and today until 4 pm. About 22 degrees all day and now 17 and dropping.

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Old 01-08-2017, 07:26 AM   #13
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man that top picture is confusing! when i first looked at it i thought it was a fresh patch of concrete where your bus was parked and snow around it, then i seen a chimney pipe coming up in the corner. Theres no way thats coming up through the ground. That has gotta be one tall wall if thats the top of your bus! cant even see the thing under the snow, blends right in!
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:21 PM   #14
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It got down to 48F last night here in So. Florida. My bus, which I did not insulate because I WILL NOT BE IN COLD PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, LOL, wasn't too bad.

I put the chihuahuas behind my legs, the fat Maine coon cat against my chest, had the teeny little space heater about 6" from my head and slept longer than I ever sleep! Until 0930! Got up, reluctantly at 0710 to pee on my Home Depot throne, and climbed back in bed.

Glad that we lived through our 2nd winter day here!

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Old 01-08-2017, 02:12 PM   #15
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I've noticed sleeping a lot sounder the last few nights, because of my dreams... I figure it's because of the lower temperatures and the warm/cool comfort level in here.
I rarely dream. Several of them woke me up.



You'd be shocked how warm one of those Harbor Freight Camo moving blankets are... I typically use a summer comforter & sheet (I don't like weight on me when I sleep, leg problems)... But, these colder nights I've used the Camo blanket on top of that. BIG DIFFERENCE and not too heavy. 72" x 80" Camouflage Utility Blanket
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:41 PM   #16
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I never thought of using mover's blankets! I have 6 of them! Hmmm, might get used tonight! Thanks for the idea!
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:40 PM   #17
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my DT-360 started when it was 3 degrees outside and I didnt have it plugged in..

my T-444E started too but it has glow plugs so I expected it to start.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:04 PM   #18
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Cold weather SUX! --- Friends here with busted/frozen pipes (no one is accustomed to two days at 25 or so degrees here). And as previously mentioned...paint and such won't dry. Hey...I'm tryin' to work here!
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #19
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Yeah I tried putting up Styrofoam on the ceiling today. Glue will probably take day or two to dry. Have everything propped up with 2x4's. Crazy Texas weather !!! Since I'm already here, what about our get together about the Texas Skoolie thing Tango, GreyCoyote, and FlyboyHPD ? What about this bar by you Tango? I am off this Friday and Monday.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:27 PM   #20
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I'm always up for an adult beverage and can make it most any day. REHAB Bar is just about 5 minutes from me. What time of day?
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