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Oct 29, 2008 - 25 comments
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well last night we had our first snow of the season. it has been a long time since we got a measurably snow so early, afraid thats a bad oman for what is ahead for us. everyone says oh how pretty and fun the snow is,m well i find it depressing, knowing how cold and windy it wwill be for the next 5 months.. it is a cold lonely winter in western maryland , and i hate it. so we have cabin fever, head colds, sky high heating bills, and 5 months of being in the house. now doesnt that sound prett and fun?? think i would rather have teeth pulled with our novicain

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by dominosarah, Oct 29, 2008
I know how you feel. The only time i like snow is on Christmas.  Then it can melt the next day.  Oh you forgot to mention we turn our clocks back this weekend too........then it is darker earlier so we use more electricity.  Oops..guess i was supposed to try and cheer you up wasnt i!!!!  Hard to do in the great state of Minnesota!!!!        sara

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by Tuckamore, Oct 29, 2008
I hope you don't have a winter like we had in WI last season. We had snow early November and it NEVER left until early April. We had over 110 inches of snow, record breaking snow. I hope your winter is not like that...and I hope we don't have a repeat of last year, this year. I AM relocating to FL within the next 18 months...as soon as my Lake house sells. I'll have you all come visit me on the lanai....lol. Tuck

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by lonewolf07, Oct 29, 2008
We had snow last night too.  Our Siberian husky loved it - I think she needs therapy or a visit to Siberia.




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by 122 Tactical Fighter Group, Oct 29, 2008
I am not a winter person at all either................dont know what else to say.......GO SPRING!!!!

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by TrudieC, Oct 29, 2008
Yeah, wasn't impressed to see it on the ground this morning.  I need a new coat and haven't gone shopping yet!  Not ready!

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by jankar, Oct 29, 2008
I live on a southern ocean subtropical island and we cannot stand any cold more than about our lowest of 11 C.  It rains here though - we have the four seasons and we have a wet and a dry as well - it rains torrentially in autumn, winter and spring.  Then we have the summer torrential rains.  We have no rain from February to April, which is the end of summer and beginning of autumn.  Not too hot - around 25 C generally in the summer.  I guess with the winter and the bunkering down that we do, it is the only thing to do when you feel like this anyway. I HATE RAIN.

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by marie3B, Oct 29, 2008
Normally I don't mind winter or snow, but this year I feel differently.  I just feel so sad that summer is over.  I dread being cooped up.  I love to sit outside on the front porch and hang out with my neighbors.  The first day it was too cold to sit outside I felt like I'd been jailed.  I think maybe I fear not living to see another summer.  Man, did I depress everyone?  Sorry,  Marie

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by Burrpatch, Oct 29, 2008
Dittos to ya all !! Ha Ha !! You crack me up jolly !! I got a couple teeth that need pulling and would gladly accept a good 'ol door knob pull even when infected rather than face another 6 months of this sheet !! I hear you guys too, Tuck and Sarah !! Wisconsin is our sister state and when you guys get it it barrels across lake Michigan, picks up "The Lake Affect" and hits us mighty hard !! I 'll never forget that storm Tuck. It hit in November, ensuring that Winter was here to stay. Gawwwd how depressing !! Had a melt in January, just enough to get everyone sick and then got hit again !! It was like it never left !! I definitively feel for you Sarah. The cold temps and snow in Minnesota are legendary !! Northern Michigan is sooo unpredictable due to the "Lake Effect snow". It will start to snow outta the blue..even when there's no storms around it can be like a blizzard. Had a hard time Ice fishing last year. The massive snow made it difficult to leave the cabin on the count of the snow plows taking so long to get to me. When i did get out it was usually to grab some grub and retreat back to the cabin. No fun fishing on a lake with blizzard with howling at 60 mph !!  lol  Ohh .. and the power went out constantly, leaving me in the dark one time for 4 days. Had only elec. heat too, so it got mighty cold !! I was to plastered to feel it much though...this year will be MUCH different.   Having my Gas furnace fixed next week, sober from the drink and I got ya all to keep me warm !! lol It ain't all that bad, I plan on making the best of it this year !! Winter can be beautiful if you take the time to count your blessings and pay attention to the littler things in life !! I'll have the camera out to remind me !! When I'm here freezing me butt off in the dead of Winter, I try to stay focused on those that have it worse... and I always remember that "It Shooore beats the dead cold of the Grave" !! .. tty all later  BURR P.    P.S. Hear ya Eagle !! GO SPRING !!

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by Sleepfaller, Nov 06, 2008
Does the cold weather make your pain worse? Sounds like a good time to take up a new hobby! I hope the winter goes quickly for you! Thank you for cheering me up! I wish I could do the same for you. Where  I live snow on the ground is rare, although we can see it on the mountain tops. It must be so hard to deal with. Just going to see a Dr. is a huge ordeal. Good luck!

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by dominosarah, Nov 06, 2008
Maybe we should all get together and hole up somewhere and ride this winter thing out!!!!  Better hurry tho as we are expecting the rain to turn to snow tonight with "inches" being expected............sara

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by jollyman069, Nov 06, 2008
name the time and place and wht kind of drink to bring just let me know cause i hate snow..lol   see i rhymed

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by dominosarah, Nov 06, 2008
You are a poet and didnt even know it!!!!!  Okay that one was bad.........not to mention over used!!!

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by HelpinUtah, Nov 06, 2008
I love winter and the snow!  We had snow a couple weeks back just before Halloween and it was quite substantial.  We also had snow all day yesterday.  The ski resorts have enough snow and they are talking about opening next week!  I've noticed that as I get older the cold really gets to me though.  That's the hard part - but other than that I could never live somewhere that didn't snow!  I just think it's beautiful.  Of course, I do wish there was a way to keep the snow off the roads to avoid all the accidents!  That's the bummer part.  :)

Hang in there Jolly!!!

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by jollyman069, Nov 06, 2008
helpin in utah...you have nebver been to costa rico have you???.....lol

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by HelpinUtah, Nov 06, 2008
Nope, never been to Costa Rico.  Don't get me wrong, I love going to the beach in the summer (did that all the time in Pennsylvania we only lived an hour or so from the Jersey Shore) and have gone to Florida several times and love Clearwater Beach - but I would definitely miss the seasons!  :)

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by lonewolf07, Nov 06, 2008
How about Hawaii?  We can sit and admire all the male hunks on the beach (maybe jollyman will admire the women instead) and eat ice cream while we drool - I mean watch - the environment  lol   I'll leave the snow loving Siberian husky at home, get my private jet ready and pick you all up.  Of course I'm not exaggerating  = )




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by HelpinUtah, Nov 06, 2008
Okay, so when are we doing this Lonewolf!  so, when are you picking me up with the private jet!  LOL!!!!

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by kitty51, Nov 06, 2008
It remind me of a movie i saw, think we all better get packed Wolf is taking us all to Hawaii  !! Hey Wolf after you collect everyone can ya drop by and pick me up too?? Do i qualify? Its almost summer here and i dont have any snow either way!! ALOHA

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by lonewolf07, Nov 06, 2008
I'll have to have a limo pick you up and he'll drive you to the private jet.  Who's bringing the food?  lol




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by MJIthewriter, Nov 06, 2008
My parents in WI got hit really bad. I guess they had record amounts last year?  Or maybe it was pretty close.  I had them send pictures of the burried bushes in our front yard.  We're supposed to get snow tomarrow I believe. In this area winter takes up almost 3/4 of the year.

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by MJIthewriter, Nov 06, 2008
I mean last year. I don't know what is in store for us this year.  Okay what can be worse than wet, sloppy, slushy, blackened, sooty snow stained by the street, mud, or animals?  How about trying to shovel it all, especially after the plow comes through!

Okay. I'm not being very nice here am I....

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by mommy52, Nov 06, 2008
Who needs food? We will be in H A W A I I  !!!!!!!!!   Just thinking about sitting on the beach and viewing the hunks- Whew!!!   Who wants food? I live in Georgia- Eatonton to be specific. Temp was 81 degrees today. Had to shed the sweater. Don't forget to swing by and pick me up pleases. I promise I will try and stay quiet on the way down. When we land---watch out!!!!  OOPS better quiet down. Doesn't hurt to dream. Anything that takes the mind off pain and what can aggrevate it. Hot/ Cold weather. Love you all. Keep singing Jollyman. I love any and all singing/music.

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by lonewolf07, Nov 07, 2008
The jet is ready to go to Hawaii and I'm ready to drool over those Hawaiian beach boys.  It does keep the mind away from pain doesn't it.  Maybe jollyman can bring the music and the kool aid.

God, I'm so tired of hurting  = (




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by mommy52, Nov 07, 2008
Your name describes how I feel right now. I feel so alone.Strange how mood can shift from good to absolutely awful.. I am so sick and tired of hurting almost all of the time.No one at home seems to understand. I wish sometimes I could take enough meds to ease the pain for just a little while. It hurts so bad too that I can't work. Probably should not have been as long as I did. Maybe a blessing not working. Feel worthless. Strange how others sometimes value our worth by a stupid paycheck. But it is a stupid paycheck that pays the bills. Shucks-- Gonna try and lift myself off this pitty pot. I do not have the time or the room for it in my life. Too much to do and so little time. It justs takes so much longer to the  things I used to do. It so hard adjusting to that, Oh these stupid tears are rolling. Gonna have to stop brfore my computer shorts out and then I'll have to JUMP up and that's not easy. Tootles. I'll be waiting for the plane unless the ship comes in first.  :-0).

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by MJIthewriter, Nov 07, 2008
I guess I turned out to be right. It is snowing outside.  Though I don't imagine it lasting the season? But then again I don't know....

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