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Had to turn the heat on today


Dang - too early to start the furnace, but it has been raining or cool for a week, the house was 62* and damp plus the DW was threatening me with personal cruelty charges. Oh well, makes National Grid 'happy'



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I'm ready but it will be awhile before our heat pump has to flip flop and start heating instead of cooling. However, I AM READY and hopefully it will get rid of these %@^$@$*# skeeters.

Don't know if the previous owners had the duct work cleaned lately or not but I'll know when the heat comes on won't I?

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Have had mine on for a few days now, for a while first thing in the morning anyways....Was 60 in here the other morning. No bugs though

Summer's over boys

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Not here!! Daytimes are still poking at the hunnert mark or mid nineties. However, --- overnights are getting down into the mid or low seventies, and a few evenings the last week, I have opened up the house before going to bed, and have to close up again and turn the A/C back on by ten or eleven. Fall is on the way. biggrin



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Ita cooling off here kinda quick too,, gets to aroung the 70 during the day,, but at night it gets right close to that hug yo blankie feeling,, We went to my Grandsons football game this afternoon, at 5pm and by 6.30 I was ready to go home,, the wind started blowing and cold,, but we stuck aroung to see them get their butts kicked good 48-- 28 nobut fun to watch,,

We have hot water radiant heat,, so you can't turn the heater off and back on all the time just set it at a comfortable zone and leave it be,, get a blankey if ya get chilly,,, but the house stays pretty comfortable,,



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We had hot water heat in Colorado at 10,000' and I loved it.

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Yeah I love it,, nice comfortable consistant heat,, not a instant heat tho,, takes awhile to warm up the house,, but then it stays there,, we just installed a new boiler a few years ago,, all computer controled, also supplys hot water for the house ( tankless hot water)



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Just to show you what kind of climate we live in. I was doing a yard walk around in the light misting rain this morning and I noticed that the fig tree is starting to bear a second crop - - - - only in Tejas friends, only in Tejas

It had better git'er done cause Sherry wants it cut down and as soon as it gets cooler then down it comes.



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Well, one more day of rain - the weather said only 20% - first thing, then changed to 60% with more scheduled up to Wednesday. Just look out the window - that's not sunshine falling in big drops. Temps have been down to 39* at my house, but hit just freezing a bit North. As far as heat, baseboard hot water. New furnace, high efficiancy version, about 6 years ago. Works well, but like BR said, does take some time to warm things up and my DW complains about trying to place furniture around the outer walls.

That rain is a PITA. My yard needs major work after a fungus killed a bunch of grass, the back of the house needs a pebble water 'catcher' installed across the entire back after having the gutter pulled down, one end of the house needs washing - another fungus problem that appeared locally a couple years ago and our camper has a skylight that just started leaking and needs to be fixed. Then there is the drive way that needs a crack repaired, the garden that needs clean out ---- and that's just what needs to be done before we go away on Thursday for 4-5 days ----- if it stops raining. Oh yeah, and what is left of the lawn, needs mowing.



-- Edited by Dave W on Sunday 30th of September 2012 08:08:06 PM

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Just do like I do Dave,,,, add it to the list,,,



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It's 57 here this morning at 5:30am and I'm loving it.

Yesterday afternoon I had to run to Wallyworld and when I got inside I couldn't believe my eyes. There were women in jackets and ski boots and kids all over the place with sox hats on and it was only in the high 70s.

Dave, if you'll put that list on word pad in your C drive it will hold more - my list even has a sub-folder in it.

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"Ladies, your husband will get all those things fixed just like he said he would so you don't need to remind us every dang six months OK?"



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Mello Yello wrote:

It's 57 here this morning at 5:30am and I'm loving it.

Yesterday afternoon I had to run to Wallyworld and when I got inside I couldn't believe my eyes. There were women in jackets and ski boots and kids all over the place with sox hats on and it was only in the high 70s.

Dave, if you'll put that list on word pad in your C drive it will hold more - my list even has a sub-folder in it.

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"Ladies, your husband will get all those things fixed just like he said he would so you don't need to remind us every dang six months OK?"


Em - my DW has been known to write up a list, magnet it on the fridge. Sometimes it survives one of my 'clean ups' - but seldom. I'm not about to

make up a list that she has access to on the 'puter - then she will hold me accountable at least every 2-3 months.

Our temp 54. Yesterday, got to 60



-- Edited by Dave W on Monday 1st of October 2012 06:26:53 AM

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the weather this morning is AWESOME and I decided to mow the front yard, weed eat and also crank the chain saw up and cut a pine sapling that had fallen from the adjacent lot onto our yard and I could mow until I moved it. I barely broke a sweat. WOO HOO

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Quick funny story:
A neighbor down the street stopped this morning on his way to taking his wife to chemo therapy and said. Emmett, I know that you are retired and have plenty of time to do yard work and stuff and that's commendable BUT would you please not do it on weekends, OK? I kinda chuckled and said why not? He said because us working men are off on the weekends and are wanting to do some fishing, watching the game or hanging out at the sports bar with the gang. You're setting a bad example when the wives see you working on Saturdays and Sundays and think that we should do the same. Then he laughed and drove away.

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Mello Yello wrote:

Quick funny story:
A neighbor down the street stopped this morning on his way to taking his wife to chemo therapy and said. Emmett, I know that you are retired and have plenty of time to do yard work and stuff and that's commendable BUT would you please not do it on weekends, OK? I kinda chuckled and said why not? He said because us working men are off on the weekends and are wanting to do some fishing, watching the game or hanging out at the sports bar with the gang. You're setting a bad example when the wives see you working on Saturdays and Sundays and think that we should do the same. Then he laughed and drove away.


Em, I do understand that completely

Years ago I had a neighbor, about my age, 50 or more pounds overweight, waddled across the street one day. He said he just got pooped out watching me do my 'chores' around the house. My response was "Carl, you should see me when I'm busy, not loafing". This was at a time when I was doing a lot of international travel and was out of town 2-3 weeks at a time and had to keep the house in some sort of shape as my now, thankfully, Ex wife wasn't about to do anything. Even now, I'm still the one of three most visible males in my neighborhood with outside activities - the others - their homes show it.

Back to the camper now that I've ordered a new $100 inner dome for the skylight for over the shower. Have to seal the outer dome as long as the rain is holding off for now and a breeze has dried things off



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Mello Yello wrote:

Quote of the Day:

"Ladies, your husband will get all those things fixed just like he said he would so you don't need to remind us every dang six months OK?"


I would be thrilled with the 6mo reminder,, its the"CONSTANT every other breath" reminder that bugs me, STFU woman biggrinno

"if I want anything outta you ,,, I'll unscrew your head and dip it out"


all my neighbors have their yards done by any number of mexicans that do landscaping here,, and they don't give a tinkers damn what time of the morning or what day of the week it is,, say anything and they just shrug their shoulders and say "No Comprende' "

I try to keep the yard mowed and cleaned up,, but it gets kinda brown and don't grow much in the summer, cause i don't water it,, the rain does that part,, biggrinbelieve it or notdomestic water is expensive here,,,




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our place is a wreck. i got piles of lumber everwhere and its hard to mow. my neighbor asked me when i was gona mow my grass. hahaha, he did a purdy good job. hahaha. i aint had time to do much of anything but pull nails and stack lumber. its cold as heck to me allready. i got my sweat sute, long johns, sock hat and coveralls on rite now and my lace up brogans. t j and these kids still runnin the a/c. i'll take 100 any day posed to 70. i hate cold. its my worst enemy.

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As if the bluebird of happiness hadn't poo'ed enough in the Great Northeast these past couple weeks, this is coming:

Today
Partly Cloudy 43 F
Partly Cloudy
Tonight
Clear 25 F
Clear
Tomorrow
Clear 43 | 25 F
Clear
Wednesday
Snow 45 | 32 F
Snow
40% chance of precipitation
Thursday
Chance of Snow 39 | 32 F
Chance of Snow
60% chance of precipitation


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Brings back memories - - - some good - - - some not so good !

That post reminds me of a Little Jimmy Dickens Classic song.



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