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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 10:49 AM   #101
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What a difference a couple of hours make.

1. My daughter asked us to drop her Lhasa Apso off at the groomers at 9:15 a.m. Result, I will be late arriving at the office.

2. The Eskimos don't land at the airport until 12:15 so they won't make it downtown until 1:15 or so. Result, I will have to forego the festivities downtown, since I will now not finish work until about that time.

3. Further, my wife has been called in to fill a shift. (She is an RN) and she will need my Suzuki back here at home to leave for work by 2:15. Result, I am home alone another evening.

4. The clouds have all but disappeared, and the sun is shining brightly. Result, I have found the good in this day for my afternoon walk.

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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 08:13 PM   #102
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Eleven degrees right now and raining buckets because of a big wet cloud system that blew in off the Pacific.

Rain in November. What can I say, it's typical west coast weather for this time of year. Not even remotely close to freezing .

"Winter" will be over in another two or three months, anyway....and then we will begin to see the first buds and blossoms of spring.
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Old Nov 18th, 2003, 09:36 AM   #103
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Lotus, to convert gallons to litres simply divide by 4.546. Keep in mind though that this is for Canadian gallons. U.S. gallons are smaller. It takes 5 U.S. gallons to make 4 Canadian. As a rough rule of thumb, you will be very close if you assume that a U.S. Gallon is equal to 4 of our liters. I use these figures to calculate fuel consumption in my motor home, and while they may not be exact, they are close enough for me.

Today starts overcast at minus 2 degrees. This morning's TV news states that snow is on the way, from both the north and the south. (We must be surrounded) Since there is no wind, it should be that slow falling fluffy stuff. If you have to have snow, the fluffy stuff gets my vote. It is easier to shovel!

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Old Nov 18th, 2003, 09:55 AM   #104
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Sinc, thanks for the info. I had forgotten that U.S. gallons were different. Maybe that is the reason my attempt, several years ago, to make dandelion wine turned into a disaster.

The weather in ehMac heartland is 6 degrees and no sign of sunshine!

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Old Nov 18th, 2003, 11:25 AM   #105
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lotus, you measure your dandelion wine by the gallon?

Gadzooks!

I once had a single glass of the stuff and was high for a week.

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Old Nov 18th, 2003, 12:06 PM   #106
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I haven't seen sunshine for weeks.Rain, Rain, fog, at least no big snow yet.

On my recent trip to Illinois I drove for 400 miles in pouring rain and was ready to call it a day and then it stopped and the final 200 miles it was just hazy.

Coming home it wasn't much better, but the fog on 401 didn't make for safe driving. My pet peeve is people driving in a downpour of rain or heavy fog without turning on their lights.

Are there any math wizards out there. I am trying to compare the price of gas. If 14 gal.@1.48 is $20.70 is that 63 litres? I filled up today with 53 litres @69.9 for $37.00 (12 gal.?) Does that mean if I bought that much gas in the states it would only have been $18.00? I can't remember the equation to change litres to gals. [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Sinc, my mother was French Canadian and a gallon of wine doesn't go very far. Actually she made fantastic elderberry wine, but I never tried to make that.
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Sinc, in St.John's, snow coming from the north and south comes in horizontally..........and from east to west. This is the only place in the Western Hemisphere where one can start off walking to work with a 45kph wind in one's face, walk three blocks, realize that you have forgotten something at home, turn around and the wind is now 55kph in your face. I have been in St.John's since July of 1977, and I could count on both of my hands and feet the number of times the wind was at my back while walking somewhere................and I would still have four toes left over to count the doxies. And if Jack's ears get any bigger, he is going to take off like Dumbo. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old Nov 19th, 2003, 04:10 AM   #109
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Just returned to these pages to find a thread on that most universal of subjects - The Canadian Weather. Good job Macnutt!

I must contribute, if only to see the capillary response on Macnutts hairy knees when he reads that Southeastern BC has endured a week and a half of temperatures ranging from a high of -10 C and lows of -20C. There ain't no justice.

So... it is currently much warmer and ,of course, we are now experiencing half a foot of snow ( a couple of feet at my mountain residence ). Soon all the sheep will be covered.

Ah, Saltspring Island. I remember it fondly.

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A quiet morning here in St.John's. A bit of sun an +1C, with no wind (which is a blessing). The leaves are still slowly falling from the trees. We are told that the temps shall increase to +10C in a day or so...........which is very atypical for this time of year. Something is taking place with the weather. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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