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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1725 on: January 17, 2013, 06:01:21 PM »
Geez old man winter's got me right by the suitcase.  We get a break tomorrow, but then back to -30's

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1726 on: January 17, 2013, 07:12:52 PM »
From one extreme to another, FF  ;)

Ain't that the truth mate. Hard to believe what goes on over your way.

I see they named it after you, lil glo :P

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Are these flying water carriers, Firefly?

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Useful for finding missing/lost children as well, because they tend to look up to see what's buzzing around.

Brilliant idea mate. They would be great for drug busts etc as well. The privacy mob would start hooraring over here for sure.




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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1727 on: January 17, 2013, 07:25:34 PM »
This is Elvis. He comes over from the US every summer and plays with us. Elvis is big but this shows you what he does. The water intake is so fast and the drop so furious, no wonder they are priceless in the big fires.

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1728 on: January 17, 2013, 09:25:54 PM »
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1729 on: January 18, 2013, 04:39:58 AM »
We have snow.  About four inches of the stuff overnight.

I shall have to put on my winter sandals, (the ones with the thicker soles), before I go out to feed the birds ;-)
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1730 on: January 18, 2013, 04:55:09 AM »
Still snowing here. :(

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1731 on: January 18, 2013, 05:54:04 AM »
not snowing here just yet... but it is expected.   ;D
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1732 on: January 18, 2013, 06:14:23 AM »
45'C today, you guys can work that one out.

Had the biggest bushfire too boot. Still got blisters on my nipples.  :o :o

Cool change coming in tonight but its still 32'C.

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1733 on: January 18, 2013, 06:45:47 AM »
We have snow.  About four inches of the stuff overnight.

I shall have to put on my winter sandals, (the ones with the thicker soles), before I go out to feed the birds ;-)

Aw, have you ever seen that programme Winter Watch,  Gyppo? If you have you would have seen the seals and pine martins?

And Ma, we have about 15cm of snow here and still like a blizzard outside - and to top it off my gas supply has just ran out ! Eek :o  Engineer on way!

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1734 on: January 18, 2013, 06:51:34 AM »
Aw, have you ever seen that programme Winter Watch,  Gyppo, if you have you would have seen the seals and pine martins?

And Ma, we have about 15cm of snow here and still like a blizzard outside - and to top it off my gas supply has just ran out ! Eek :o  Engineer on way!

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1735 on: January 18, 2013, 06:52:30 AM »
It is snowing properly here now.

Have to go to the shop. Wish me luck.
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1736 on: January 18, 2013, 07:08:42 AM »
May the snow angels be kind.

Colder than my mother-in-laws glare. Again. :(

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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1737 on: January 18, 2013, 07:34:52 AM »
It is snowing properly here now.

Have to go to the shop. Wish me luck.

Good luck!

And haha, Gyppo- Amish, so you have no elec too ??? And no car , just horse and carriage!
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1738 on: January 18, 2013, 07:36:53 AM »
snow snow and more snow looks like cross country skiing is on for tomorrow....................or our lad kilian sledging for the first time (he is 16 months)
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Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
« Reply #1739 on: January 18, 2013, 08:06:52 AM »
Sounds like a fun day in the making, V.  Bring a camera :)  - oh and hot chocolate. :p