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Old 12-14-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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I just talked to one of my sisters today who lives in my home town in northern Minnesota. She said there is a blizzard warning today with 4 to 8 inches of blowing and drifting snow with a temperature of 27 degrees below zero tonight and wind chills for the next three days of 30 to 40 degrees below zero! Ground Crew networking in Minnesota?....NOT!!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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I talked to her this morning, it was -20 this morning with a high temp. of -10 for today with winds around 20mph!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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That will sort the survivor men from the boys.

Its harsh, but doable. You just got to use your noodle! (brain) and actually makes hunting and trapping easier (as well as fishing)
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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HaHa or stay inside by the wood stove!, Yeah most people up there are o.k. with it and just go on with life!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:23 PM   #5
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Uh huh.

Hopefully next life ill come back as a sammi / lapp native.

I LOVE the snow and a clear crisp cold day.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Yes winter is quite pretty as long as you have alot of snow! I grew up there and did alot of ice skating and ice fishing and all that good stuff, but left when I turned 18 and never went back! Almost 30 years ago! LOL! Oh yes and never carry beer in the winter up there for it will freeze in no time, we always drank whiskey in the winter because it never froze! HaHa
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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Hahahahaha yeah whisky for the winter time. Winner by far.

I think I may have to move to experience a real winter again..Scotlands just too warm.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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I thought you guys got snow there, or does it just not stay around very long?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:52 PM   #9
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I thought you guys got snow there, or does it just not stay around very long?
We get snow, but we don't get to ice skate and play street hockey. Man, i don't want to grow old not ever seeing a river froze over and skating on it!

I LOVE the cold. Makes me feel alive.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:08 PM   #10
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Yeah we would use all the lakes for short cuts when driving!, quickest way to get somewhere is to cut across the lake! And when we were in High School we would park our cars 5 or 6 wide next to each other out in the middle of the lake and drink, HaHa and watch the cops driving by on the street because they couldn't come out on the ice, it was against their rules.Ah the good old days! You could skate on 3 or 4 inches of ice and drive a car on 6 inches easily. We had huge bonfires on the ice all the time.

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Old 12-15-2008, 09:18 PM   #11
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Thats right... just rub it in. Thanks.

LOL.

Any ways, cold weather kills off all of natures nasties.

Speaking of which, does your old home town get midges / black fly and biting insects in summer?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #12
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Terrible!!!!!!!, the mosquitoes will carry you away, the what we call horse flies and deer flies will attack relentlessly. A joke up there is a t-shirt that says Minnesota state bird, with a picture of a mosquito. Not to mention wood ticks and deer ticks, and deer ticks carry lyme disease, which is funny because nobody ever got lyme disease when we were growing up!, or nobody ever got sick from mosquitos either!, hmmm
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:14 PM   #13
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Hahahaha Minnesota for the winter then and ..... Portugal or southern spain for the summer..

Only thing is how to get across the atlantic after TEOTWAWKI
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #14
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Sol,
I think it's high time you moved out to the great white north! Canada welcomes you! Ehh?
Peace of Mind,
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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You know worm, I may just be bending the future that direction.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:06 PM   #16
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Funny, I'm actually headed to southern California in a few weeks, oops!, maybe I should get a rowboat with seatbelts in it for when we fall into the ocean!, hmmm.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:23 PM   #17
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LOL.

I cannot go to the USA as I refuse to have mandatory vaccines pumped into me, my wife and kiddie. Oh and we are going to home school because we are a pair of geniuses.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:37 PM   #18
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Hell yes, home schooling is the way to go! Especially if you're certified smart I don't have kids,phew, missed that one somehow, LOL!, But if I did that's what I would do.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #19
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minus 33 below here in Minnesota today. Hubby went to blow snow and frooze his fingers. He warmed up and look like he was running a marathon when he was out there finishing the job

He does our elderly neighbors home and I have to think of what she thought to see him move so fast. LOL



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Please God, Keep my husband safe
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #20
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Hey mn, I was wondering when you were going to reply to this Minnesota thread! LOL! You know my hometown, Detroit Lakes, MN, which I think is 200 miles north of you.brrrrr!
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #21
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Home school all the way.

math, physics, chemistry, warfare, assassination... got it all covered.

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #22
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...oh and a bit of cold weather skills too.


Got me a great pair of baffin boots too.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:58 PM   #23
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Hey Sol, I was thinking that the only thing about home schooling is the socializing that the kids miss out on, I guess that can be good and bad!
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:11 AM   #24
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Nope. Home school you get to socialise with a broader spectrum of people quicker, which gives a more widely balanced view of social interaction between humans.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:43 AM   #25
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Snow doesn't quite scare me anymore, though we still get a lot of it from time to time (but nothing like Buffalo, NY).

Of course, keeping warm is highly important among other things.
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