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« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2012, 6:14:42 PM »

First drive in snow tonight. I don't think it is due to last, and it didn't start until after it was dark so no chance of nice winter photographs.
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« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2012, 7:31:12 AM »

Snow on the hills, but the hills are about an hour's drive.
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« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2012, 7:50:37 AM »

Freezing rain predicted for rush hour tomorrow morning. Joy.
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« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2012, 2:36:34 PM »

Mild but rainy in San Francisco
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« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2012, 11:50:11 AM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!
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« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2012, 1:22:28 PM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!

Hmmm. What are you doing in my house?

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« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2012, 2:16:05 PM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!

Hmmm. What are you doing in my house?

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The 60s weren't just the decade that taste forgot. They were also the decade that insulation failed to visit.

In what decade did they forget to install thermostats that work?  We spent most of Saturday with no heat at all, until the landlord's plumber showed up and figured out how to override the defective thermostat. 

Toasty now, though. 
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« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2012, 2:26:28 PM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!

Hmmm. What are you doing in my house?

<edges closer to radiator>

The 60s weren't just the decade that taste forgot. They were also the decade that insulation failed to visit.

In what decade did they forget to install thermostats that work?  We spent most of Saturday with no heat at all, until the landlord's plumber showed up and figured out how to override the defective thermostat. 

Toasty now, though. 

I think the decade time frame is too narrow for this problem. More like century......
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« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2012, 6:05:22 AM »

Ah, the habitual 2 inches of snow leading to chaos on the trains...
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« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2012, 6:12:22 AM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!

Hmmm. What are you doing in my house?

<edges closer to radiator>

The 60s weren't just the decade that taste forgot. They were also the decade that insulation failed to visit.

In what decade did they forget to install thermostats that work?  We spent most of Saturday with no heat at all, until the landlord's plumber showed up and figured out how to override the defective thermostat. 

Toasty now, though. 

I arrived back from the US to my cold apartment. I turned the heaters on. Stupid storage heaters - it wasn't until the middle of the night that they finally deigned to put out some heat. Of course I was sleeping in every layer I had so I woke up covered in sweat.

Almost a year here and I still haven't mastered storage heaters.
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« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2012, 8:55:12 AM »

Woke up to a dusting of snow here in the Royal County....
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« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2012, 9:02:30 AM »

-8C today; last weekend it got down to -16C.  It wasn't supposed to be this cold yet! - DvF
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« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2012, 12:17:53 PM »

It is NOT supposed to be this cold....

in the HOUSE!

Hmmm. What are you doing in my house?

<edges closer to radiator>

The 60s weren't just the decade that taste forgot. They were also the decade that insulation failed to visit.

In what decade did they forget to install thermostats that work?  We spent most of Saturday with no heat at all, until the landlord's plumber showed up and figured out how to override the defective thermostat. 

Toasty now, though. 

I arrived back from the US to my cold apartment. I turned the heaters on. Stupid storage heaters - it wasn't until the middle of the night that they finally deigned to put out some heat. Of course I was sleeping in every layer I had so I woke up covered in sweat.

Almost a year here and I still haven't mastered storage heaters.

I lived with storage heaters in a flat in Edinburgh and never did master them. I was just grateful that I was on the top floor and heat rises. When I left I vowed never, eve, to live with storage heaters again. It limits the houses I look at, but a system that means having a toasty house when I leave for the office in the morning and a freezing house when I am at home in the evening just does not make sense to me.

Quite a bit of snow in these parts and more forecast. My fingers are crossed that public transport works tomorrow because I just want my last lecture done.
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« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2012, 4:17:51 PM »

10cm of snow forecast for Friday. Testingland is not a country that is known for being well prpared for snow. If this actually happens, life will grind to a halt.

The weather man keeps referring to Friday as an "interesting" day. Clearly, he does not drive to work- I use different terms for this kind of weather.
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« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2012, 6:01:52 AM »

And.... It snowed last night, all of 2 cm. Traffic mayhem. Fortunately, I had planned to come to the office late. Now, I'm also leaving at 3:30 in an attempt to get home sometime before midnight.
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