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Alan Bidmade


From:
Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 6:55 am    
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I hope my northern states steel friends Erv Niehaus, Frank Freniere and Dick Sexton are keeping warm!
A special 'warm' greeting to Bent Romnes in Ontario, too, who made my beautiful steel, 'Lorelei'.
Turn the heating up!
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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 8:41 am    
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IF they are not warm now Im sure they will heat up when they get their electric bill.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 8:53 am    
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Alan,
Thanks for the good wishes!
When it gets this cold I just pile on more dogs! Very Happy
Erv
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forrest klott


From:
Grand Rapids Mi USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 9:52 am    
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We're holding our own here in Michigan. Though I do wish the sneaky Minnesotans would quit sending us their cold and snow! Mr. Green Whoa! Wink

Just kidding, Erv. Hope you guys are doing okay out there. I'd dare say you folks have had it worse than we have temperature wise.

Stay warm everyone, and be sure to keep the brass monkeys inside till this all blows over! Laughing

Skeeter
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 9:54 am    
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We've got a heat wave going now!
It was only a -24 this morning! Whoa!
Erv
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 3:17 pm    
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Ok here now!!!! -14 this morning and -3 now!!!! -45 with wind chill here last night. Glad I don't live in Irv's neighborhood!!! Keep warm up there Irv!!
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Frank Freniere


From:
The First Coast
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 5:41 am     Polar vortex
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Hi Nick -

The wife and I escaped to Florida (despite a 4-hour plane delay) the day before the apocalypse. Traded in my mukluks for flipflops!

Regards,
FF
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 8:15 am    
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Talk about a change!
It was a +4 degrees this morning.
Time to get out the Bermudas! Very Happy
Erv
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Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 10:45 am    
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Erv does that mean that you've had a 'three dog night' the last few days? Very Happy
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 10:57 am    
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For the last week or so, it's been hitting thirty-below here in the high valley potato patch right before dawn. But unlike back in Minnie, it warms up to thirty-above in the afternoons.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 12:20 pm    
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Craig,
You got it! Very Happy
Erv
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Kevin Mincke


From:
Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 12:38 pm    
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It will be 44* on Sunday Cool
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 12:41 pm    
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Kevin,
Fake news! Very Happy
Erv
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 7:11 pm    
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I walk 2 miles a day. Was a balmy 11 degrees ABOVE "0" today!!!!! I have inner and outer CarHart's and full head gear and boots. Life in Michigan..... Had a "Two Cat One Dog Night" here for sure. Sure glad the Old Outhouse Days are long gone when the Sears and Robuck was frozen to the wall!!!!
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gary pierce


From:
Rossville TN
Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 5:25 am    
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Yes I hated using the glossy pages at my Grandma's.
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Butch Mullen


From:
North Carolina, USA 28681
Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 7:38 am    
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Better known as the John Wayne pages!!!
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 8:22 am    
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Lady would you move over, I'm painting down here. Whoa! Whoa!
Erv
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 3:29 pm    
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Hey Erv!!! A neighbor down the road from us years ago had a '2 Seater"!!!!!
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 6:38 am    
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Kevin,
A neighbor of mine invented a two story out house.
For some reason it just never caught on. Whoa!
Erv
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 5:06 pm    
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Erv!!!! That is ok!!! Better than a basement!!!! 51 degrees here today. It is 65 degrees warmer today then what it was last Wednesday!!! The wind chill would have been 95 degrees difference.
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Mitch Ellis


From:
Collins, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 9:23 pm    
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being born and raised in South Mississippi, I don't see how ya'll stand it! No choice I guess. But there is something That I have always wondered.....with the temperature dropping to such extreme levels, how do ya'll keep your water pipes from freezing?


Mitch
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 7:37 am    
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Plumbing here will keep from freezing as long as crawl space is insulated and you have no plumbing exposed to any draft. Living up here in the winter months is a good time to hibernate or just take it easy. I like the down time away from playing. Gives me a chance to do some exploring into different kinds of music. Mostly some C6 time.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 8:28 am    
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Mitch,
In this part of the Country, all the water pipes are buried at least 6 ft. in the ground and sometimes they freeze up. Out in the country usually the problem is with the septic systems. If you have a high water table they put in mound systems and they have a tendency to freeze up when the weather gets bad. Very Happy
Erv
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Dustin Kleingartner


From:
Saint Paul MN, USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 11:35 am    
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It's gone from bitterly cold, to mild, and back to cold again. Now all the roads are covered in a sheet of ice. Be careful out there my fellow tundra dwellers!
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 12:42 pm    
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Dustin,
I know what you mean!
This morning I almost fell down and hurt my dignity! Whoa!
Erv
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