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For some people, there is no Winter

 
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 10:16 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm hoping to use raised beds and bring in some good compost so that should eliminate the sand problem. I think I have everything I need except for a few extra bubblers. Depending on how ambitious I get, I may also need more tubing. I'm assuming there are some good garden centers or hardware stores in ABQ for that.

I'll have to check out BBB's yard to see what is already existing. If I remember correctly from my visit there a few years ago, there is irrigation in the front yard but not the back.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 10:34 pm
@Butrflynet,
Well, I happen to know I've got 4 or 5 drip bubbler inserts, if we're talking the same thing. Hey, they're free if they work with your system. I don't have any tubing.

The best local place for that closed between when I first visited and moved, but I still haven't been to Osuna Nursery, whatever the name. Plus there's Home Depot, Lowes'.


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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 09:39 am
@maporsche,
I can definitely see the issue of a tradeoff. You don't often see people for whom there is no Summer, unless they are clearly very sick (e. g. cancer patients) or very elderly or extremely thin (read: anorectic). Everybody else seems to wear shorts when it hits 90 (or the equivalent) or if they're forced to wear a suit they are clearly really uncomfortable. We may quibble about the actual setting of the thermostat but I think most people think 90 and think, man, that's hot. 80 is often tolerable unless the humidity is outrageous, but 90 just never seem to be anything but hot unless you fall into the elderly, sick or thin bucket.

But cold! It's just ... different. I don't put on a jacket to get the paper, either, and I often don't put on much in order to get the garbage to the curb, but that's about my limit. Pretty much anything more than that, if we're talking 30s or below, I want covering beyond my street clothes. Something with wool or fleece or silk. The shorts-wearing people, even when they're working out, strike me as not just insane, but not of this earth.

They jog among us.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 10:48 am
I can't take either cold or heat very well, that's why I live in San Diego - perfect
spot for me!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 11:01 am
This is as good a place as any for this. There is a very clever "snow man" not far from The Girl's house. Actually, it is a snow "sphinx," but with a dog's head, as though it were a statue of Anubis. This is Anubis:

http://www.greeneggzine.com/ISSUES/2007_01_OSTARA/annubis.gif

. . . and the snow sculpture looks a lot like this. It shows more imagination than your average snow man.
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JPB
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 11:04 am
@Merry Andrew,
Mr B gets a lot of ribbing from friends and neighbors for wearing shorts all winter.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 04:23 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
She also walks around with wet hair every single morning.


I'm not tall.
I'm not Scandinavian.
I leave for work with wet hair pretty near ev'ry day.
I hate hate hate to use a hair dryer or any kind of hair equipment.

-40C
Blizzards

WetHair R Me
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:32 pm
@ehBeth,
Would you like to move to Brighton? I know someone you may have a lot in common with.

PS Love the idea of a snow Anubis. Now that's creative.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:48 pm
@jespah,
I'm going to try to get a pic of the Anubis tomorrow if it doesn't get too weirdly glazed in the sun.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:57 pm
i've started to notice the cold more in the last few years, mostly around the house in the evening, if i don't wear slippers feet start to freeze

but as for outside and being out and a bout, i'm pretty good, i like to layer, go through the winter in hooded sweatshirt, hat and gloves, if it's really cold i'll through a regular sweatshirt over the hoody

i find the biggest problem with over dressing is when you have to go inside, i get way too hot in stores if i'm over dressed
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