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Was out until after dark last night repairing freeze ruptures. Of course, whenever I plan to have a day off I get slammed. And nice guy I am, I can't say Ill see you tuesday Ive got my feet up and remotely monitoring my pool equipment, besides I have jewelery to pay for :D Being Texas it will be 70* on wednesday so..
70* 馃槩 -7 here today. Spending my morning at work trying to find the reason one of our hot water heaters decided to pop its safety valve other than its a holiday and cold. Maybe it felt the boiler room floor needed a clean.
 

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One of my best Winter cars ever was 64 1/4 coupe with a 170 6cyl/auto. It started in zero degree weather and the absence of power gave it excellent traction in snow. The only Winter related problem I had was from a bad Florida driver that put myself and two other cars into a guardrail during a sleet storm.
 

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The summer of 2010, I installed a new AC/heat pump system in the place we were living. The system came with a set of emergency heat coils for those times when the weather got really low and the heat pump needed help supplying heat to the home. Well, I didn't wire it up right away because "I'll get to it later". Fast forward to January 2011 and the temperature dropped down to 0* that night. I was working graveyard shift, and when I got home, it was 40 something degrees inside the house, and the family was freezing. I could hear the system running, but no heat was coming in. Then I remembered the wiring job I didn't finish, so I went outside and connected that one wire to get the emergency heat strip to come on. Yeah, I was miserable out there doing that, and my poor family was cold all night long.
 

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The summer of 2010, I installed a new AC/heat pump system in the place we were living. The system came with a set of emergency heat coils for those times when the weather got really low and the heat pump needed help supplying heat to the home. Well, I didn't wire it up right away because "I'll get to it later". Fast forward to January 2011 and the temperature dropped down to 0* that night. I was working graveyard shift, and when I got home, it was 40 something degrees inside the house, and the family was freezing. I could hear the system running, but no heat was coming in. Then I remembered the wiring job I didn't finish, so I went outside and connected that one wire to get the emergency heat strip to come on. Yeah, I was miserable out there doing that, and my poor family was cold all night long.
Reminds me of when I first bought my house, the first winter I found the old furnace had a repaired heat exchanger that had cracked again. House was around 40 degrees also. All I could do was light a fire in the basement fireplace and run the oven with the door open until my uncle and I could install a new furnace. Good times!
 

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Here in Maryland it gets into the single digits and negative windchill only about every fifth year, so I really can't complain. It also snows more than a half-a-foot about every fifth year.

When I do complain, I stop, and I think of my dad's story of being in a foxhole at the Battle of the Bulge in the worst winter in Europe in 50 years.
 

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When I do complain, I stop, and I think of my dad's story of being in a foxhole at the Battle of the Bulge in the worst winter in Europe in 50 years.
I think about my Dad's cousin at the Chosin Reservoir before he was KIA.
 
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