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Offline Que

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3220 on: February 14, 2021, 11:54:53 PM »
This mentality is definitely part of the problem. But who cares, when... it's snowing outside my window right at this very moment. It's snowing in Athens!  8)

Nice!  :)
Snow here is melting away in the rains that have arrived this morning.
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« Reply #3221 on: February 15, 2021, 06:11:45 AM »
This mentality is definitely part of the problem. But who cares, when... it's snowing outside my window right at this very moment. It's snowing in Athens!  8)
Snowing in Athens!  Wow!

In any event, learning how to not let everything drive you crazy and possibly overreact that someone (or ones) says/posts that you disagree with is certainly a challenge on a forum.

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« Reply #3222 on: February 15, 2021, 01:43:12 PM »
This mentality is definitely part of the problem. But who cares, when... it's snowing outside my window right at this very moment. It's snowing in Athens!  8)

It's not a "mentality". Facts that you don't personally like don't stop being facts. If you seriously think that you can change everything in the world just by wishing alternative facts into existence, you could make it snow in Athens every day you wanted.
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« Reply #3223 on: February 15, 2021, 03:09:38 PM »
It's not a "mentality".

It most certainly is. I will leave you arguing with your straw men while I enjoy my neighbourhood clad in white.  ;)


Snowing in Athens!  Wow!

Heavy snowfall at the moment and more forecasted for tomorrow.  8)

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« Reply #3224 on: February 15, 2021, 07:21:52 PM »
I seriously feel like I'm living in the only part of the northern hemisphere to not see snow right now!  Even Athens... man...

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« Reply #3225 on: February 15, 2021, 07:56:52 PM »
I seriously feel like I'm living in the only part of the northern hemisphere to not see snow right now!  Even Athens... man...

My sister in Tennessee (and it isn't as if it's all that much) says the snow will shut her town down for a month. (I'm rather hoping that's winter-weary hyperbole.
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« Reply #3226 on: February 15, 2021, 07:58:37 PM »
Nice!  :)
Snow here is melting away in the rains that have arrived this morning.

Freezing rain here. The sidewalk is a slippery hazard.
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« Reply #3227 on: February 16, 2021, 07:54:38 AM »
A fine winter so far. Only 20 cm fell during the night, a few more expected this morning. All the streets and entrance ways already scrubbed clean, the city and private machinery performing their usual ballet most efficiently.

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« Reply #3228 on: February 16, 2021, 08:00:10 AM »
My sister in Tennessee (and it isn't as if it's all that much) says the snow will shut her town down for a month. (I'm rather hoping that's winter-weary hyperbole.

When I lived in Oklahoma there was an ice storm that shut everything down for two weeks.  You have to remember in the warmer part of the US we have no supplies to handle even a small amount of snow or ice and the results are usually devastating.

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« Reply #3229 on: February 16, 2021, 09:22:36 AM »
When I lived in Oklahoma there was an ice storm that shut everything down for two weeks.  You have to remember in the warmer part of the US we have no supplies to handle even a small amount of snow or ice and the results are usually devastating.
Ice storms are the worst.  It can take what seems like forever to clear downed trees and restore electricity.  And a lot of people require electricity for both heating and/or cooking and hot water.

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« Reply #3230 on: February 16, 2021, 09:25:00 AM »
When I lived in Oklahoma there was an ice storm that shut everything down for two weeks.  You have to remember in the warmer part of the US we have no supplies to handle even a small amount of snow or ice and the results are usually devastating.

Too true.
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« Reply #3231 on: February 16, 2021, 09:57:29 AM »
It can take what seems like forever to clear downed trees and restore electricity. 

Last time we had a hurricane here I was without power for an entire week!

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« Reply #3232 on: February 16, 2021, 01:09:53 PM »
Last time we had a hurricane here I was without power for an entire week!
Youch!  Very sorry to hear that.  Yes, hurricanes can, and certainly have caused, catastrophic and horrific destruction.  :'(  Sadly, there are risks regardless of where one lives:  tropical storms, snow storms, ice, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornados, drought, fires....   :(

*I remember watching and reading what was going on during and after Hurricane Katrina (including what was not being done to help people there).

Have you given in and purchased a generator?
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« Reply #3233 on: February 16, 2021, 01:25:24 PM »
I rent an apartment so no generator for me.  When I buy a house yes.

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« Reply #3234 on: March 01, 2021, 06:42:13 PM »
I’ve mentioned him before, but it's worth mentioning again: I miss Dancing Divertimentian, but also Luke and Peter (Moonfish).
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