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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Snow fell during the night. My husband went out in the morning and shovelled away the snow from our pathway and from our pavement and our neighbour's pavement. Our neighbours were delighted as their little daughter wanted to go toboganing in our local park.
I don't know if it is my low thyroid but I am feeling freezing cold. I don't want to eat. Also our gas boiler that supplies our hot water for the bathroom and the kitchen finally gave up the ghost after 30 years. So we are having to boil up water in kettles and saucepans. Also we
don't have double glazing so the wind comes in. Well I have had my moan for today. Hope
you are all well. Hugs Sylvia of London (England)

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TDWANDD2MYK9 2/6/2012 3:15AM

    Oh boy that's rough! The coldest part of the year and your boiler dies. I had to go to Guildford Hospital on Friday and it was -06c then! I see you are in the London Area. Please eat even if it's only soup and try to keep warm! Take care, I hope you manage to sort out the boiler soon. Susie emoticon

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MARITIMER3 2/5/2012 4:00PM

    Hi Sylvia - the weather is certainly mixed up this winter, isn't it? Unusual amount of snow in Europe, much less than usual in my section, at least, of North America. I've had to shovel only 3 or 4 times, and no more than 6-8" at a time. In between snow storms the temperature has gone above 0 long enough for most of the snow and ice to melt before we had another snow storm. Very lucky, although I know it is hard on the gardens... my poor lilacs have thought spring was coming several times, so I don't know if I will have any bloom this year. Same for bulbs and perennials.

All of the newer houses in Canada have double or even triple glazing, which certainly does help to keep out the cold, although I close my blinds and drapes to give us a little bit more insulation. The old house where I grew up, in Nova Scotia, had separate storm windows which had to be put on every winter and taken off in the spring. I can remember my father climbing the ladder, hanging onto the window, while my mother and I held onto the ladder below, and hoped he wouldn't drop the window.

Stay warm, and lots of hugs,

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SCAREWALDORF 2/5/2012 12:12PM

    Oh goodness, I hate the cold so I am n TOTAL sympathy with you. Get loads of socks on, that's my advice. xoxo

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CLAIREINPARIS 2/5/2012 10:50AM

    So sorry to read about your boiler! Mine gave up a few days before Christmas and I was so delighted when it was finally replaced 10 days ago (phew!). And I understand about not having double glazing. This is a cost I cannot afford, but if I do at some point it is the first thing I would change about my flat! :) It has snowed in Paris this morning but only a little. I don't know whether it will snow again. I'd rather it didn't, I don't like driving in the snow.
Have a lovely week, Sylvia, and keep warm! emoticon

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    I am a wuss when it comes to cold. We got snow to. I am ready for spring!

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MABTE52 2/5/2012 10:32AM

    I hope the weather gets better! emoticon

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