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post #1 of 11 Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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It's a cold night in Dixie

Yep, water's supposed to get hard tonight.

The horses were at the barn early this evening, ready to eat and get out of the wind.

Low of 23 expected, with a 15 mph wind.

That's kind of chilly around these parts!
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-02-2012, 11:14 PM
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I agree that is cold for TN.
But then again it is colder here, today high 4 above zero and 25-35 MPH winds and had 6" of snow last night, I have had my stock tank heater plugged in since the 1st. of Nov. here in Wisconsin, would you like to trade places?
I am ready to move SOUTH !!!!!!!!
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post #3 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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My neighbor is from Wisconsin. Moved down a couple of years ago.

The difference is, you're used to it and expecting it.

Down here, it's a major weather event.

The stock tank heater is running, and currently its 23 and with the wind chill around 10.

I've never been up your way, but a truck driving friend tells me it's a beautiful state, and one of his favorites.
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post #4 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 06:39 AM
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I moved south from the Philly area of PA to get out of the snow and we just entered a cold snap. The difference is that it's unusual and not the norm. It's low 20's this morning and I have to go out in a few to feed the animals - brrrrrr.

On the other hand, it's going to be in the low 60's for the weekend!! It's still the first week of January but by February, the weather starts to change for the better.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 11:18 AM
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I am not sure if one ever gets use to the cold, I was born & raised here, lived in MN. for 13 yrs. but colder here, the only thing that has really changed over the years is we do not get the snow like we use to.
I spent 4 mos. on GA. 2yrs. ago that took some getting use to (Heat & Humidity) but I'd take the heat anytime over the cold.
I drive truck also, deliver new trucks all over the U.S. and Canada and have been to every state encluding Alaska and I would pick TN. to live I think that state has it all, kinda like WI. except for the weather.
I almost took my camper to MS. for the winter, but hard to find someone to look after the critters that you can trust, so I'll wait a couple more years and should only have the horses left to move, my last 2 dogs & wolf are all 13 yrs. old and won't be with me much longer, sad to say.
I'd keep my farm here (paid for) and look for 20-40 acres there, that way I'd have the best of both places when I retire, maybe in the next 3 yrs. all depends on the health, I should have retired in 2011 but as long as I can work what the heck.
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 11:36 AM
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try lving in saskatchewan! last year we had MANY days bolow 45! thats cold! doing chores in that weather is not my favorite.
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 12:02 PM
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Delivered quite afew trucks to a dealer in Saskatoon this past summer and you also got alot of rain up there, but beautiful country, just to cold for me.
I am heading SOUTH in fact just turned down a Sacramento for a Nashville, don't like Donners Pass this time of year.
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 01:20 PM
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i'm just to the east in NC and this morning it was 22 degrees with a windchill to 15. Who was out caring for the horses in the pitch black before 6 a.m? Me.. with a frozen face.
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 06:19 PM
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5 degrees here and the wind is blowing. I can pretty much expect to freeze during the day until the end of March. Last snow pile usually melts the first of May.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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It's also colder than normal here in SE Georgia. Low tonight is 21 with 10-20 mph winds. :( too cold for me!
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