February 12, 2017 11:10am CST
I suppose rain is needed at times but here in Virginia during this time of year it is cold and irritating. The rain makes me hurt when it is cold. I keep being told that we need the water, which I can understand. I enjoy the sound of the rain but I am still not a fan of the cold. Now the sun is out, thank God! and the temps are supposed to get warmer.......we'll see if it happens. What is it like today where your neck of the woods (words of Al Roker)
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15 Feb 17
@CrazyBearLady I am sorry that you are having chronic pain also. But if it bother's me and I say something about it whatever!. I did not say that it helped to complain about the weather. But if I say something and you don't like it then just pass it up please.
13 Feb 17
I live in California and we have been hit with continual storms and rain for weeks. It was finally sunny a couple of days ago, I went outside and was in shock...I was confused for a few seconds by the blue skies....I wondered what they were! ROTFL. I don't handle cold very well either. I lived in Montana for 7 years and hated the winters there. The best day of my life was the day I boarded the plane and returned to California! When I get cold here I remind myself of the horrible winter days in the snow and below zero weather. When it rains here I curl up in my family room with the wood burning stove blazing and work on teddy bears. (I design and make teddy bears to augment my income) I end up with cats snoozing beside me on the couch and my dogs sleeping at my feet. I occasionally look outside but not often. The past month and a half it seems like every time I look outside there is another 200 year old oak tree that fell over. The most recent one is the one in my back yard...it took out about 12 feet of chain link fence. It was a 300 foot tall tree and I was SO lucky that it fell away from the house. One thing I do to keep the house warmer is put blankets over the windows to help keep more of the heat in. It's a trick I learned in Montana...the drapes and curtains are fine but in the winter they need more help, so I break out the blankets.... I keep them over the windows permanently in rooms that I don't use much, it helps keep the heat in or out depending on the time of year. It's supposed to get up to 70 degrees....yesterday it was only 64. I'm still waiting for some warm weather! Hope it warms up in your part of the world soon! Hugs Toni
13 Feb 17
@dfollin I heard about one of the dams in California that is in really bad shape and it is threatening to disintegrate .We weren't prepared for the kind of rains we've been having, especially after 6 years of drought! I will say that it is nice having the rain for a change. I live on a man made lake with a dam holding the water in. We are 80% full, we would be 100% except that the people controlling the dam are allowing water to go out so we don't flood ourselves. People who live around the lake are grousing because of the water being released...they don't stop to think about the problems that would be created if they had to let the water out as an emergency procedure to keep the houses around the lake from being flooded. Of course as I have said many times, some people would kick if they were hung with a new rope. Hugs, Toni
17 Feb 17
@dfollin The dam that is over flowing and causing all the problems is north of me. I live outside of Paso Robles at Lake Nacimiento. If you look at a map of the lake it kind of looks like a "dragon". I live in the dragon's emissions hole! Our dam keepers have been great about keeping the water level so that we don't have the problems with over filling the lake and they are really great about maintenance of the spill way and the gates of the resource. As one of my neighbors brought up, the gates at the dam at Oroville have had five years of drought, how come they didn't do the necessary maintenance work during that time?