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    You know it is winter time when...

    Some small animal under the house, sprays -- two seconds before the furnace kicks on.
    The good news is, I have a few days off
    to catch up on some small things in my own shop
    As opposed to the very large things in my employers shop

    PS I am now using the kerosene for heat because it smell better than whatever it was
    but long experience tells me its probably opossum. They have their own distinct musk.

    What do you guys do with time off in the winter?

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    I watched a cat sneak in through the open door of the studio last week. A male cat, no collar. I'm thinking 'it's going to mark some territory in here'. I watch without comment as the two women of the house instantly adopt the cat, and the lone male member keeps taking it outside. I left before the final verdict-

    I had a bad smell in my shop a few years back. I had adopted a cat (male) through no means of my own, but a soft spot in me took over. One day I realized that the cat was marking pieces of mdf- that has its own smell not unlike cat piss. Well now these pieces smell really bad, and they have to go. The cat is gone now too.
    I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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    • #3
      Winter? What's that?
      I just need one more tool,just one!

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      • #4
        ...when the elk and squirrels get drunk from the windfall apples fermenting on the ground.
        ...when you keep a toilet seat ring by the wood stove so you’ll have a warm place to sit in the outhouse.

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        • #5
          We know it's winter when the birds who are migrating south for the winter stop at our feeders to get a snack.

          Seriously, we really do know what winter is here. Like, on my way to the store this afternoon, I rolled up the car windows once it cooled down from sitting in the sun all day.

          OK, enough joking. Winter is when the frost on the car windows doesn't melt until sometime after 9 am.


          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

          Location: SF East Bay.

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          • #6
            Winter is when there is an ice storm and it doesn't melt off the highway for a month because the temperature never gets warm enough for the salt to melt it off but the salt does coat your black vehicle and makes it white.

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            • #7
              You know its winter when you slip on the pavement and shatter into a thousand pieces.

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              • #8
                When you look at a thirty foot diameter by ten foot high wood pile and hope its enough to last till spring.

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                • #9
                  You know it's winter when you have to work for hours on end in a minus 65 degree wind chill to get the power back on
                  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                  • #10
                    I am bracing myself fot the stereotypical Buffalo winter which should arrive sometime in Jan or Feb.
                    Snow up to your butt and below-zero wind chill for the better part of a month or two.
                    IronBear Marine, an outhouse in winter is no joke: my employers shop has one
                    (no running water, its an abandoned industrial property)
                    believe me, people don't spend very much time in there, even on Mondays.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                      I am bracing myself fot the stereotypical Buffalo winter which should arrive sometime in Jan or Feb.
                      Snow up to your butt and below-zero wind chill for the better part of a month or two.
                      IronBear Marine, an outhouse in winter is no joke: my employers shop has one
                      (no running water, its an abandoned industrial property)
                      believe me, people don't spend very much time in there, even on Mondays.
                      Trust me, an outhouse in the winter beats not having one and having to sacrifice a sock so you can wipe your butt!....😨

                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Arcane View Post

                        Trust me, an outhouse in the winter beats not having one and having to sacrifice a sock so you can wipe your butt!....😨
                        Actually, I *have* used snowballs in the past. They are actually more effective than TP. Why would you ruin an otherwise good sock, especially if you have to walk a few miles?

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                        • #13
                          In South West Blighty, we don't really know what winter is. I was moaning having to spray and scrape the car windows this morning at 7:30 at a temperature of +1C.

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                          • #14
                            Mild winter your breath freezes, hard winter your eyeballs freeze!
                            The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                            Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                            Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                              Actually, I *have* used snowballs in the past. They are actually more effective than TP. Why would you ruin an otherwise good sock, especially if you have to walk a few miles?
                              Snowballs? That's a new one to me! BRRRRR! My winter boots had and have felt liners so socks aren't needed that much. Besides, they are cheap and they wear out too. I'll stick with using a sock if I have nothing else to use.
                              Last edited by Arcane; 11-26-2020, 04:45 PM.
                              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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