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Old 12-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #91
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Although I would be saving on hotels by bumming on Marc's couch...
too true ! so really, the question is, how long do you have to stay before the airfare becomes cheaper than what you would spend on heating / rent in the icebox ?
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:35 AM   #92
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Time for that flying car. I wonder how far you can get on a single tank full of fuel with one of those babies.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:36 AM   #93
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Time for that flying car. I wonder how far you can get on a single tank full of fuel with one of those babies.
right, or there's that solution.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:13 PM   #94
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It's raining over top of the snow here , 3 C with slush everywhere. We got the 4x4 stuck, but it only took us ten minutes of rocking her to get her out. It would get stuck right next to a phone pole, so we couldn't just back up over the sidewalk to get some traction and work our way out the easy way.

I'm soaked up to the knees.

If this freezes the whole Lower Mainland with be a big skating rink.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #95
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too true ! so really, the question is, how long do you have to stay before the airfare becomes cheaper than what you would spend on heating / rent in the icebox ?

They're an annual migration here in Texas. Recreational Vehicles comes down in November and leaves in April. We call them snowbirds.....
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:55 PM   #96
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They're an annual migration here in Texas. Recreational Vehicles comes down in November and leaves in April. We call them snowbirds.....
Us Canucks are proud snowbirds. (I believe the phrase was coined by the Anne Murray song but maybe she just wrote a song about it ~ Spread your flying wings and fly away...)
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:58 PM   #97
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Time for that flying car. I wonder how far you can get on a single tank full of fuel with one of those babies.
How about learning to swim.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:20 AM   #98
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try Brisbane.
Exactly. It's only an easy hour-and-a-half down the road. We'll pick you up in Wolfie.

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$13,460 per person! I'll save the money and buy myself a heat lamp!

Although I would be saving on hotels by bumming on Marc's couch...
We've four bedrooms, so you've got the choice of (minus ours) the Contessa Suite, the Princess Suite, or Frog Hollow. They're very comfortable, and only two of them were built over old indigenous burial grounds, and we've finally got most of the goat blood stains out of the other, and the walls only scream every new moon.

It's warm though, and there's a pool and a spa.

Cheers,
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:24 AM   #99
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:24 PM   #100
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Cool and damp here, but not really cold. We're supposed to get another pile of snow on New Year's Eve, though.

Hey, you folks might know. Someone on another forum just introduced me to the tradition of Hogmanay. Does this seem like it might have inspired Pratchett's Hogswatchnight? I always wondered where the pig motif came from.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #101
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The two feet of snow that piled up so far is all melted?????

Oh well, there'll be some more.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:35 AM   #102
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The two feet of snow that piled up so far is all melted?????

Oh well, there'll be some more.
Oh no, we still have snow. It did rain, which compressed it and melted it a little. I think it's about six inches deep most places still.
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High today, 24 C, low wind , and sunshine. Got steaks for the Barby.....
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Sunny skies, a bit cool, it has been dark and gloomy for a few days so this is very welcome
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