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Ked
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posted 08-16-2001 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Teee heeeee!! Everybody has seen the one about the southerner moving north in the winter..... turn about is fair play....
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A Visit to South Florida:

April 30th: Florida is fantastic! Just got here and love it already. Now
this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm
balmy
evenings. What a place! Watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket.
It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

May 14th: Really heating up. Got to 89 today. Not a problem, live in an
air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see
the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a real sun worshipper.

June 5th: Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of
palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing for me. NO MORE
SHOVELING SNOW EITHER! Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 1st: The temperature hasn't been below 90 all week, not even at
night.
Where are those ocean breezes we heard about, still seems hot. Getting
used
to it will take a while, I guess. I sure miss my LP collection, though.
I'll
have to remember not to leave anything made out of plastic in my car. Got
one of those fuzzy steering wheel covers, Cheaper than the burn ointment
for
my hands. I always wondered what burnt flesh smelled like.

July 15th: Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 2nd degree burns over 60% of my
body.) Missed two days of work, what a dumb thing to do. I learned my
lesson
though: got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th: I miss our cat, Tabby. He snuck into the car when I left this
morning. By the time I got out to the hot car for lunch, he'd swollen up
to
the size of a shopping bag and just as I opened the door he exploded all
over $2,000 worth of leather upholstery. I told the kids he ran away. The
car now smells like kibbles and poop. No more pets in this heat!

July 25th: Ocean breezes, my *** . Hot is hot!! The home air conditioner is
on the fritz and AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he
needed to order parts. Only hope for a break in the heat would be a
hurricane.

July 30th: Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now.
Swatting
the swamp mosquitoes that are as big as B-52's. $1,500 in darn house
payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here?

Aug 4th: 100 degrees. Finally got the air conditioner fixed today. It cost
$500 and gets the temperature down to about 90. The electric bill is
almost
as much as the house payment. And two old lady drivers almost ran me off
the
road. I hate this state.

Aug 8th: If another wise jerk cracks, "Hot enough for you today?" I'm
going
to tear his head off. Damn heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is
boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell! like roasted
Garfield!!

Aug 10th: The weather report might as well be a damn recording: Hot and
sunny. It's been too hot two #@*& months and the weatherman says it might
really warm up next week. And who came up with the statement "it may be
hot,
but at least you don't have to shovel it" should die from heat exhaustion.
Doesn't it ever rain in this G-d forsaken place??

Aug 14th: Welcome to Hell!!! Temperature got to 102 today. Forgot to crack
the window and blew the windshield out of the Lincoln. The installer came
to
fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the
$1,500
house payment to bail me out of jail.

Aug 30th: Worst day of the summer. I'm not leaving the house. The monsoon
rains finally came and all they did is to make it muggier than hell and
drove the damned roaches out of the ground. I wasn't aware they could fly!
The Lincoln is now floating somewhere in the Caribbean with its new $500
windshield. That does it, we're moving back to New York where all you have
to worry about is getting mugged, I hope this state breaks in half and
floats down to Cuba!

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 08-16-2001 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds fimilar to me never regreat moving farther north (from Indiana)

We say things like

..............at least you can put more clothes on when your cold.

........it's a dry cold.

.........Man is it hot today (70 degrees)better turn on the A/C. You got A/C?????

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-16-2001 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Summer is really my favorite time! All the Quebecians are back home LOL! and others! and it's hot but not as bad as Chicago or St.Louis on a hot humid summer day! I'm a warm weather person anyway, which is why my home and cars are AIR CONDITIONED!! and I don't lie in the sun!! LMAO!! The woodgrain wheel on my 65 never gets TOO hot to grab! In spite of the threat of Hurricanes, {in our worst period now}, I don't have to post those sad wails, like someone who shall remain nameless, screaming "I HATE SNOW!!" Really LMAO!! And we're not going to have ANYMORE CHADS!! My last month's electric bill was $117 for a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with central AC and a turned off pool. In the winter my bill is about $70. I LOVE FLORIDA!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-17-2001 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete,
I'm with you. Last months electric bill was $149.00. That is for a four bedroom home with central heat and air. Yes, it has been humid up here in the Panhandle, but what do you expect after nine inches of rain in two weeks. I will stay in Florida, thank you.

"Don't name your kid Chad!". LOL

Dave & Terri

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SuzyQ
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posted 08-17-2001 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's one thing that I do not like about Florida- you cant walk barefoot in your yard. The grass is all yucky and full of roots, and there's them red ants, among other larger insects and reptiles.

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jkilroy
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posted 08-17-2001 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florida is fine, I just can't stand all the damn yank-eee's bitch'n bout the heat!

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71ragtop
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posted 08-17-2001 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuzyQ:
... and there's them red ants, among other larger insects and reptiles.

NC has Fire Ants too. And them puppies HURT when they bite.

Mike

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SuzyQ
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posted 08-17-2001 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those things scare me. One thing I'll miss about MA is that you can go for a walk in the woods and dont have to worry about being getting bit.

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71ragtop
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posted 08-17-2001 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Down here, you have to worry about getting bit, just walking outside. Mosquitos! And they just happen to be carrying the West Nile Virus nowadays

The only good bug, is a dead bug!

And if you go wandering around in the woods, gotta keep and ear and eye out for those rattlers and copperheads.

Welcome to the south.

Oh yeah, don't forget the Black Widows and Brown Recluse spiders and scorpions...

Mike

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Ked
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posted 08-17-2001 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suzy,
don't let Mike scare you. All the things he says are true, but OFF or Cutter usually do the job just fine. If I'm going to be out in the yard working for any amount of time, I usually use one of those to keep the skeeters at bay. And for the kiddies, they make sunscreen with bug stuff already in it.....

That's one reason, though, why Indian Summers are so GLORIOUS!!! While the rest of the country is having snow or sleet or cold weather, we've had a nice frost to kill all the pest and beautiful warm days to enjoy a cruise around in the classic or the convertible! Yup, Fall, Winter and Spring.... those are the seasons! (oh, but don't tell anyone, o.k.?)

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-17-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We've had about 5 days in the 90s, we've mostly been in the mid-seventies.

Maine is awesome in the summer.

{Oh, and last month's electric bill was less than $30. }

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SuzyQ
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posted 08-18-2001 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jkilroy:
Florida is fine, I just can't stand all the damn yank-eee's bitch'n bout the heat!


Us damn yank-ee's have thicker blood and we move faster, so it's only natural that we melt faster.

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kid vishus
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posted 08-18-2001 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuzyQ:
Us damn yank-ee's have thicker blood and we move faster, so it's only natural that we melt faster.

Yeah
What she said !

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capri man
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posted 08-18-2001 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
when i get real OLD i am going to move up north and DRIVE SLOOOOOW!!!!!!!! HEE HEE
mike r---capri man

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 08-18-2001 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How big DO the spiders and bugs get?

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Ked
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posted 08-18-2001 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[email protected] SuzyQ!!!!!

Capriman,
Our blood is tooooo thin for those northern winters. Just wait until they are vacationing in the south, cut across traffic real, real, real close in front of them, then drive real, real, real slow. Make 'em feel right at home!!!!!!!!

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Ked
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posted 08-18-2001 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
How big DO the spiders and bugs get?

Who said in another thread they had a cat named "snack"???? Well, big enough to make a small snack outta a cat...... OH, and you should see those flying Palmetto Bugs.... THEY ARE NOT ROACHES!!! They are Palmetto Bugs. When it starts to get cold outside, they will try to march into the house for the warmth like they own the place. If your not quick about it and swat 'em while they're crawling, they'll take wing and dive bomb at ya!!!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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posted 08-18-2001 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked,
You can't swat a Palmento Bug down here. You stomp on it until you see or hear it's shell crack. Don't bother spraying a Palmento Bug with Raid. They just gurgle the stuff and spit it right back at you.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-18-2001 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
when i get real OLD i am going to move up north and DRIVE SLOOOOOW!!!!!!!! HEE HEE
mike r---capri man

Yeah. I recommend you try that in Boston.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-18-2001 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
We've had about 5 days in the 90s, we've mostly been in the mid-seventies.

Maine is awesome in the summer.

{Oh, and last month's electric bill was less than $30.


What's the current winter fuel charge???? $30 per day??? LOL!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-18-2001 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, about $3-5 per day in the worst of winter.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-19-2001 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
No, about $3-5 per day in the worst of winter.


That's only 90-150 per mo. Then why is everyone complaining about high fuel bills? That's as good as it gets. My summer elec bill is considered low for here and my winter 65-75, also. Still not enough to get me back up North! LOL!

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posted 08-19-2001 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The biggest propane bill we ever has last winter during the mid-season raping when we got a bill for $200.

I have a super-insulated house and we keep it at a constant 74. The garage has electric heat, and that can add as much as $30/mo. to the electric bill.

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posted 08-19-2001 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ask KK about the Palmetto Bugs...

She was about 5..in Bermuda when one decided to take up residence in our car while we were attending a movie...

It found her on the way home and we thought she had been bitten by a rattlesnake (of which there are none on Bermuda)...

She can tell you the rest....

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posted 08-19-2001 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
OH, and you should see those flying Palmetto Bugs.... THEY ARE NOT ROACHES!!! They are Palmetto Bugs. When it starts to get cold outside, they will try to march into the house for the warmth like they own the place. If your not quick about it and swat 'em while they're crawling, they'll take wing and dive bomb at ya!!!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Keeeeeddddd, I didnt know there were Palmetto bugs in NC!?!?!??!?!

Oh dear...

Ked, Please send me a full list of insects, critters, and poisonous thingys in NC...I needs to know!

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posted 08-19-2001 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuzyQ:
Ked, Please send me a full list of insects, critters, and poisonous thingys in NC...I needs to know!

Don't forget the snakes!

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posted 08-19-2001 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuzyQ:
Keeeeeddddd, I didnt know there were Palmetto bugs in NC!?!?!??!?!

Oh dear...

Ked, Please send me a full list of insects, critters, and poisonous thingys in NC...I needs to know!


LOL!!! Suzy!!!! I think only the fortunate folks that live in the "Sandhills" have the fortunate luck to have the Palmetto Bugs!! Of course, I could be wrong, but I sure don't remember having them until we moved to Fayetteville. Also, we used to have a pool in the back yard. They hung out around that for the water....It'd take about three or four smacks with a shoe to kill the ones that tried to invade the house (always when it started to cool down outside in the Autumn).

Geez, a whole list???? I don't know if I could compose everything on the list.... Just get ya a can of Raid (for the house) and a can of Cutter (for yourself) and you'll be o.k......

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Ah yes Florida, the ninth plane of hell.....

Temperatures in the 90's, but with a cool rain everyday. And once the rain quits you can slice through the humidity.
Misqueeters carrying not only the West Nile Virus but also Equine Encephalitus (sp) normally not harmful to humans, but another man died of it yesterday. Not to mention they ARE as big as B-52's.
I have a 10 foot water macassin living down in our gator pit. Don't forget the Gators!!!
And lately, the sharks have been congregating and feisting on swimmers. So don't go swimming to cool off!! You might be lunch!!

Ah yes, Florida the ninth plane of Hell

PS my electric bill is about $200 for a 2000 sq ft house.

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Are you SURE that the West Nile victim lived in Fl. Whatever the hell the ninth plane is, I'll sure as sh*t take if over the likes of Chica-ca go or Cleveland or other points east! LMAO!! Never have seen a Mocassin in Fl. other than a Bass Weegun! LOL! Gators!! I'm a U of M fan!! with the Seminoles a close 2nd!! Skeeters here are midgets compared to the big Northern bloodsuckers!! Up North, they're much bigger! Humidity??? Try St. Louis on a hot summer day!! And there's nothing nicer than Chicago X-ways after the spring { 2 days and it's summer!} thaw! Potholes that take out suspensions, let alone tires and wheels! And let us not forget the icing on the cake!! Winter and SNOW!! Lot's of SNOW!! And SALT!! Oh, my rusting quarters!! LMAO!! What!! You say that my FRAME RAILS are RUSTED OUT!! How could that be?? I had it it Ziebarted!! And that morning in DeKalb, Ill. many, many moons ago when I got in my old Ford cv to go to class and the seat CRACKED 'cause it was so cold!! Wasn't LMAO that morn!! I was FREEZING IT OFF!! So anyway, what planes are these??? 1-8 ??? LOL!! So bring on the heat, chads, "blue hairs", multi languages, bad drivers,!, scam artists, and whatever else you can throw,' 'cause I aint leavin!! LOL!!

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Ahhh yes..the roads... never quite realized how BAD they are up here until we went south.

I did not see ONE pothole down south. Ive got 3 of them within a 1/4 mile of my house up here!

We spend $900/year in heating oil, $150/MONTH in gas for the hot water and stove and $80/month in electric. Thats $3660 a year in utilities. Looking at the average utility bill in Garner, NC....$2500/year (with electric heat and a/c). I like that.

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quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Whatever the hell the ninth plane is

Dante's Inferno.

If I remember correctly, it describes the different planes of Hell and the different attributes each plane posseses, as well as its inhabitants and what their punishment is for their particular crime.

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posted 08-20-2001 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, Suzy, how big is your house?

From my Quicken files:

{Year 2000}

Propane {inc. heat, cooking, hot water, and dryer} $1503.63
Electricity $467.82

Total: $1971.45

960 sq. ft. ranch
816 sq. ft. garage

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posted 08-20-2001 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pam just pointed out our last year's propane bill total includes the cost of parts and labor for repairs on our furnace, we spent even less on fuel.

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posted 08-20-2001 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We've properly disposed of a half dozen water mocassins within the last three years. The sceeters here are smaller than their brethren in North Dakota. And you can slice the air with a knife on a humid day down here!

That being said, just get rid of the HUMIDITY and I would be very happy.

edit - The victom was from norhtern washington county if I remember correctly.

[This message has been edited by 67stang (edited 08-20-2001).]

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Yeah. There was a fatality yesterday-heard it on the news tonite. It gets a litttle humid. If you're using any spray lacquer or Krylon, waft it with a hair dryer or it will blush! Summer is my favorite time. Just turn up the AC! LOL!

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posted 08-20-2001 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why worry about the weather?
When I get up its 70 and sunny or 70 and cloudy... My power bill is $30 a month every month, little to no variation...
Weather- the one thing Cali managed to do right
(running away and hiding again)

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posted 08-20-2001 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am starting to enjoy Florida, but being from the northern tier I prefer the winter months down here.

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posted 08-20-2001 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Wow, Suzy, how big is your house?



Dont know the square footage, but 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, living room, dining room, HUGE kitchen, a "secret hidden room", 2 full baths, 150 years old at least....and drafty as hell...that'll do it. (and we cover the windows with that plastic stuff in the winter)


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posted 08-21-2001 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what do you do in the "secret hidden room"? sounds very interesting!!!!!!!! hee hee

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posted 08-21-2001 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
what do you do in the "secret hidden room"? sounds very interesting!!!!!!!! hee hee


I have a good idea! LOL! and I'll bet the door is painted GREEN!! LMAO!!

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posted 08-21-2001 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
I have a good idea! LOL! and I'll bet the door is painted GREEN!! LMAO!!


Baaaaaaaad!!

Bawdy Shop, here we come!!

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posted 08-21-2001 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's behind the green door?

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posted 08-21-2001 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got 2700 sq.ft. 100% electric, and I look at about $1500/yr. Not bad since I keep it at 72 year round for the most part. It is programmable, so it does drop when we're not here. Highly recommend those things!

Gets very humid here (right near the Chesapeake Bay), but the winters are typically tame. Snowstorm or two every year but nothing that's not gone in a week or so. Just enough to enjoy!

Now about that green door...

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posted 08-22-2001 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HUH?!?! green door? The question is...what did THEY do behind the secret door...WE didnt build it!!!!

What do I do in the secret room now? Build dollhouses BORING! Certainly not Bawdy shop material LOL!

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darn, im really dissapointed in you suzyQ. maybe this thread will give you some ideas, huh?

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posted 08-22-2001 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bet the new home isn't going to be white with green trim......or is it! LOL!

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posted 08-22-2001 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suze: You're gonna love it in N. C.

Don't let the Palmetto Bug thing worry you...We do not have them in W-S...but may be worse down toward Fayetteville...I have bunches of mosquitoes...Have to "oil-up" when I go out to dig in the yard (i.e.flower beds, pull weeds, etc.)

Fayetteville is about 2 hours from where your new house is going to be....

We do have poison snakes: water moccasins, copperheads, and up in the mountain and foothills there are rattlesnakes...you"re about 4 hours from the mtns...copperheads are slow and very aggressive...they will not make any haste to move out of your way...so if you don't see one while you're out hiking...walking...etc. he could be a threat...

Get a book at the library when you arrive here and become acquainted with all local bothersome things...It is not as bad as we are making it to be...we just know they are out there...

No alligators...unless some goof-ball has let a "pet" go into the public waterways...and there may be some which have migrated up the coast from S.C.

Don't be afraid, Suzy...We'll protect you...

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