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I don't know about everyone else, but this has to be the coldest I have ever put up my display. I know some of you up North may be used to the cold, but here in N.E. Indiana it is 19-20 degrees and with a 23 mph wind it is -3 degree wind chill right now. Brrr.

Also this morning the neighbors probably thought I was crazy. We got about 2 inches of snow last night, so I took the snow blower to the yard so I could continue to work today since I am on vacation. It worked well.

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A snow blower for two inches of snow? Surely you jest ...

If you did that around here your neighbors would never stop laughing.  :D
 

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George

They were probably laughing here to !!

 

Wayne

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Also this morning the neighbors probably thought I was crazy. We got about 2 inches of snow last night, so I took the snow blower to the yard so I could continue to work today since I am on vacation. It worked well.

AWESOME!

We're all crazy according to our neighbors....

Might as well put the snow blower in your show...

:wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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A snow blower in the show now you got me thinking. I think we got to a balmy 10 degrees here today (time to break out the shorts)

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13 degs and windy as heck like -3 wind chill or so. all I need to know is I need to find some different zip ties as I keep breaking them because they are to cold. package says only good for 32 deg 

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I know what you guys mean. I'm here in Southern California and I was working on my display with a Tshirt and shorts on and I had to put a sweatshirt on once it dipped into the high 60's tonight.

 

I really feel your pain. Hopefully I can avoid the frostbite.

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I'm with you Shawn (about 30 miles NW of you). Spent most of the weekend in a T-shirt working on putting stuff up.

From the NWS for tomorrow (while I will be putting the GECEs on the eves):

TUESDAY

SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.

HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S.

Hope I don't ge a sunburn...

Sorry guys, just gotta rub it in. Oh wait a minute, I'm not sorry at all - there is a reason that I live here...

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One benefit of being north of the 49th. Snow covers cords nicely. I started setup in late October to dodge the cold. Zip ties, cold weather and cold fingers are a bad combination.

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Been quite a change going from PA to GA.  While it's not as cold in PA as it is in MN or places like that, it gets plenty cold, especially since I lived near the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.  This time of year, high temps in the 30s and nights in the teens aren't all that uncommon, plus a good gusty wind to go with it.

 

My first fall/winter in GA and what a difference.  It's been in the 60's mostly.  We are now in the grasp of the cold air mass hitting most of the country.  It was about 24 when I got to my car this morning.  But the difference...I got a phone call from the school district with an urgent warning for parents to bundle their children because below freezing temps were expected.  Seriously?? 

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Got 4.9 inches of snow and windchill near 0 here in Cincinnati.  Topping a record set way back in 1920.  I'm using this time to complete a few projects indoors.  This weekend back to the 50's & 60's - however that is to come with nearly an inch of rain.  I'm not sure which is worse, frozen hands or a muddy mushy yard?  Either way it has to get done.  So mother nature be damn, the show goes on.

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I know what you guys mean. I'm here in Southern California and I was working on my display with a Tshirt and shorts on and I had to put a sweatshirt on once it dipped into the high 60's tonight.

 

I really feel your pain. Hopefully I can avoid the frostbite.

 You put on a sweatshirt when it dropped into the 60's....ooooohhhh how cute!....lol 60's is shorts and t-shirt weather here....lol

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A snow blower in the show now you got me thinking. I think we got to a balmy 10 degrees here today (time to break out the shorts)

Someone get an animatronic of Johnny 5 " Hey Laser Lips, Your Mama was a snow blower" (From Short Circuit)

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I am done setting up and now have 4" of snow to hide all the extension cords.

I have learned how to dress for the -20C (-4F) weather.

BUT next year I want to set up in Sept. 

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I got three days to complete the display.  The dang Wind has been a witch here all month long here.  Thank the Gods I have Thanksgiving "OFF" (as of now) to get things done

 

Tom Straub

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-23 Celsius (-9.4 Fahrenheit)  right now & we had 1.5ft of snow all Thursday & overnight. I was glad I got done Monday Night. Now I need to shovel the snow off the display on Saturday. Just to let folks know you never really get use to the cold or the snow. However after 2 or 3 weeks of -30 Celsius ( -22 Fahrenheit) tempts around 25 degrees Fahrenheit feels warm.

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