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    Finally! It's snowing!

    We finally have our winter weather in NC. It's snowing beautifully and the best part is it's to warm to stick! Of course I've been sitting in the rocking chair drinking coffee and watching the flakes drift down. Eventually I need to get up and get into the quilting cave. When we retire in 4 years we are looking to head to the mountains of Virginia and I do wonder if I will then get tired of snow. Nah, don't think so!

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    Well, I am happy if you are happy. December 31, 2014 it snowed unexpectedly where I live. I was NOT delighted with the couple of inches that fell in front of my apt. It was suppose to snow in Las Vegas. Buildings in So CA are not built for frigid temperatures.
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    I take this same picture every year. I don't know why, it's always the same! And life goes on, no school cancellations, no store closings, just another day in the neighborhood!Name:  deck.jpg
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    Oh my! It snows in our near by mountains, but I live a mile (as the crow flies) from the bay, so we never get snow. We go to Yosemite when we need a snow fix.

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    I love to watch snow fall and how the whole world looks fresh and new! I love it right up until I need to shovel the car out, clear the driveway yet again after the snowplow and can't get my frozen car doors open.


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    How about -14 degrees F. We have snow too!

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    I'm living vicariously through you guys!! Love the snow pictures and quiltin-nannie you cracked me up. I can't even imagine -14 degrees, the heating bill must be as large as the national debt!

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    We are getting the first flurries of the winter! Not enough to make a fuss about.
    Bet the kids are already clamoring for a snow day- no way!! Dotty in Wonderful NYC
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    We have had just a couple of snow dustings this winter. It is really cold but, will warm up during the week. We are having a warmer winter. I am sure we will get a colder, snowier one in the next few winters. Weather always changes.
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    This morning we woke up to about an inch and a half of snow. The temperature was 2 degrees but felt like -14 with wind chill. It was only to get up to 12 degrees today. The snow was light and fluffy and I was able to sweep it off the walk with some work, but husband had to shovel the driveway. It was cold out there and my finger tips went numb pretty fast. Then we had to head to our former house to sweep and shovel because the realtor was holding an open house today. Tomorrow we are headed for a heat wave with a high of 25. Then snow is coming back on Tuesday. UGH!

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    I am so happy that it rarely snows in Austin,Texas. I can enjoy the snow from everyone's photos.
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    Living in Florida as I do, I have to look at all the snow pictures.
    I love them and love not having to shovel!
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    we got about 1 1/2" last night too! ~~~~Hi Dotty!!!
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    We got our 3rd dusting last night. But it is cold. Feels like -4 according to the weather people but to me it feels like 2 quilts and my fuzzy blanket sleepers with a pr of socks inside them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    How about -14 degrees F. We have snow too!
    Same here in SW MN, Sandra! This morning was nice, for a change...woke up to +1 instead of -17 like yesterday!
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    Our snow this year is Great. We need it so bad for the snowpack. So far here we get a couple of inches, and it melts off, and then a couple more. But, the high country is getting a lot and for that we are grateful.

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    We are now hearing we may get accumulation Friday night/Saturday. It's NC so that means just enough to cover the toes of your shoes We take what we can and are happy and excited! M

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    we may be getting slammed by the weekend. then again , it may blow out by the time it gets to us.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Well I was horrified when my nephew posted on FB the weather report for our area for Friday/Saturday: Possible we could have up to 20" -- egads!! Of course it won't be that much, likely, because winter weather is notoriously difficult to predict for the east side of the Blue Ridge foothills where I am. But even an inch keeps me inside for a day or more, so I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO it maybe being more than 12", that's for real sure.

    I will not risk my auto deductible for any snow on the road, even if I were scheduled for surgery!! Doing a grocery run tomorrow or Tuesday and socking in for the duration, no matter how long it takes to clear and warm up.

    I don't DO below 25 degrees. I don't DO snow in any amount. HATE the stuff!! Only like to watch it fall and listen to the intense quiet.

    Be safe y'all!!

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    It snowed in England this weekend on Saturday night had gone by Monday morning. Love the snow when it comes and goes like this. Scotland and Wales had snow for a few weeks.
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    I am so very glad you are getting the snow. It always looks beautiful but I am also very goad it is there and not here. Our youngest son has to gt out and work in that slop. We in the SOUTH are not prepared for such weather. Most don't know how to drive in it and get out in the vehicles and act like fools. We have no snow plows, etc. , just sand the bridges, roads not safe to be driving on. Oh well, God gives us what he thinks we need, sometimes I think he is just testing my patience.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    I live in Montana now use to be Wyoming and winter is my favorite season I love the snow when all is white and so clean and a good snowy day is always a time for a pot of soup maybe a pie in the oven and a good quilting day our ground has been white now for a few weeks and we are suppose to get more this week with roads and weather permitting a day trip is always fun enjoyed a ride last week to the winter ground of the mountain sheep they are such fun to watch our next trip will be into Yellowstone wish I knew how to post pictures

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    Us tough old birds can handle anything!!!!! Except the snow shoveler that never showed up. I was diagnosed with CHF congestive heart failure) last March and had to hire a snow shoveler - he came twice and that was it. So far we have only had two snowfalls over 3" in St. Paul. And one snow emergency. Had to spend the money someplace!!!!! But cold - holy cats it is cold. My Zebra Finches, take Kleenexes and put them in their little "bed" (food dish) and they cover themselves up to keep warm. The parakeets are flitting and flapping and keeping themselves warm. I cover the cages at night. But as long as the streets are relatively clear, I am ok. Gotta get milk and bananas at the store today. I either go before traffic starts or when traffic is over. Winter here depends on traffic!!!!! Bad - stay home/not bad - go for it!!!!!! 2-1/2 months of winter left. Have been working on a quilt for almost a year now and it is just a quilt that needs mending, a new back and top. Made 15 blocks and am now in the process of tying it down - have three left to go and then do some cutting and binding sewing. I am figuring a couple more weeks. Then I am going to start on my Jelly Roll/Strip/charm quilt for me ----- 102x120! It is a personal quilt with everything that refers to my new life since March, 2013. My husband died.

    So, all you Minnesotans, buckle down - it's almost over - Thursday it should be a heat wave around +20*. I think it is the German/Swedish/ Skandahoovian blood that we have running through our veins. Have a great day. Get an orchid at Trader Joes. I have eight and they are getting ready to bloom on my sewing table and they (a flower) blooms for more than a month. Love those flowers. Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    It snowed in England this weekend on Saturday night had gone by Monday morning. Love the snow when it comes and goes like this. Scotland and Wales had snow for a few weeks.
    My dream is to make it to Scotland one day but in a good weather season so I can sightsee!

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    Edie I loved your letter you sound like a person with a great attitude I would much rather be here in the snow than the southern heat with humidity where they feed the chickens ice cubes so they don't lay hard boiled eggs enjoy your quilting and I hope you find someone to shovel snow I to have congestive heart failure and am on oxygen 24/7 so I don't get out much

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