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Title: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 11, 2018, 04:47:35 PM
It has rained every day here in deep east Texas.
My shop work is caught up. I am getting Cabin Fever.
How bout ever body else??????????
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Alte Schule on January 11, 2018, 05:24:01 PM
Except for a couple isolated storms all the wet stuff for the last week has been east of Brazos County.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 11, 2018, 05:48:34 PM
We are well East. Almost to the LA line.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: TXAZ on January 11, 2018, 07:10:40 PM
Itís always nice in Plano. (So says Chamber of Commerce)
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: DCD327 on January 11, 2018, 07:21:35 PM
North Central PA has been hovering around ZERO ,or below, for almost 3 weeks.   :facepalm:

Today we had 55 degree's and sunny.  :rocknroll2:
ALL the snow & ice melted.
 I got my whole road melted off. Had my Kubota out and scraped the berms up and melted off.
The rain gutters on the house, garage & barn all melted out.  :thumbsup1:
Started up all my different equipment and left everything run about 15 minutes to warm up and charge the batteries.
Swept the salt & coal ashes off the steps & sidewalk.
Got the garden hose out and hoses the salt & mud off the vehicles we been running.
Hosed the salt of the one deck.
Had the German Shepherds out most of the day allowing them to run around our property while I was playing on the tractor.

Beautiful day here.  A January thaw. And I took advantage of it.  :thumbsup1:

Supposed to go back to crap in a few days.  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 11, 2018, 10:39:37 PM
I have lived in Deep East Texas so long and got old here that I could never go back to the cold I grew up in on the South Plains.
We have had several winters here that never got below 30 and those nights were very few.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on January 12, 2018, 12:03:01 AM
anytime we get lots of rain, we end up with plenty of swamp. the only thing missing are the alligators!
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Shield45 on January 12, 2018, 05:57:22 AM
I am in SA and we have had several decent days since the new year. Twas a rad cool then.
Been a few days since any rain and the last one was not much at all.

However I suspect at some point during the spring you will see a display of the SA intelligence quota when they are showing on the news al the high water rescues from the same low water crossings that have flooded in SA forever.

It WILL happen.


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Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 12, 2018, 07:56:14 AM
Well the sun is shinning throu my East Window this morning. Cold out (27) here. Thank you Lord I will be able to get outside today. Got some stuff I can do on the rocks in front of the house till the ground dries out some next few days.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Tango on January 12, 2018, 08:22:00 AM
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I'll take rain, or better yet - heat and humidity, all day long over this b.s. cold and wind

got a lot of outside chores than have to be done, everyday and I don't like being miserable because of the weather

nor do I like buying Propane every other week to keep the furnace going 24hrs a day - I'd rather pay for a/c electricity
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: AKM-47 on January 12, 2018, 05:08:09 PM
only thing missing are the alligators!

Come down to Dickinson.... we have plenty of them to go around
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on January 12, 2018, 11:00:40 PM
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I'll take rain, or better yet - heat and humidity, all day long over this b.s. cold and wind

got a lot of outside chores than have to be done, everyday and I don't like being miserable because of the weather

nor do I like buying Propane every other week to keep the furnace going 24hrs a day - I'd rather pay for a/c electricity

i too do prefer heat and humidity over cold and wind. my problem is that every year, the heat and humidity hit me worse than the year before. use to be as long as i stayed hydrated, the heat and humidity didn't bother me too bad. now, not so much, regardless of how much i drink.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 13, 2018, 01:05:47 AM
It is 13:00 and the cold and wind kept me inside yesterday. No nap but not tired and cant sleep. I too will take the heat and humidity of Deep East Texas over this.
The electric bill is awful in the winter too.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on January 13, 2018, 01:58:02 AM
only thing missing are the alligators!

Come down to Dickinson.... we have plenty of them to go around

i'll pay you a $1 for every one of them you deliver!  :wave1:
Title: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Shield45 on January 13, 2018, 08:14:30 AM
Well its currently 35 or so in SA.
I will be out up on the roof finishing installing the metal I went with this time.
Hate cold but the work wont do itself and need it done.
Prefer hot weather ( not so much the humidity) over the cold but bundle up works well enough and come inside occasionally.




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Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on January 13, 2018, 08:38:54 AM
i just stepped out on the back porch, and i was showing a very chilly 19 degrees on the thermometer! i didn't stay out there very long!
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 13, 2018, 08:45:37 AM
Me too. Been out to the shop to turn the heater on. 24 there and walk to it pretty cold. Had to thaw the lock but like you,
Didn't take long. Got a project after it warms up some.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Shield45 on January 14, 2018, 08:06:27 AM
And pretty much done.
Warmed up nice in afternoon I WAS SWEATING.
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Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Tango on January 14, 2018, 08:53:45 AM
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how's 'bout this.....my Wife bundled-up, went out and fed the Horses, broke and discarded the Ice from all 3 water troughs.....and then did poop detail and cleaned the trailer (I picked a winner, this time  :th_thicon_idea:) - this while I sat inside, warm, and fixed a Ham and Egg Sandwich for myself

Conroe Convention Center has a Gun Show this weekend - I'm gonna go (after lunch, 'cause the parking "opens up" when the early birds leave) - just need a WRB woven nylon holster for the new 5.7 (but, of course, I'll be "looking" at most of the other stuff  :icon_wink:)

my Wife is off, again, to the SPCA to see what Puppies can be adopted and "brought home"
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on January 16, 2018, 03:28:07 AM
cold weather is hitting pretty hard this year! had to buy more hay for the dog's bedding, and finally got some heat lamp bulbs from Tractor Supply for them. got the  wind breaks up that i put up every year on the front porch for them a well.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: papabear on January 16, 2018, 09:21:11 AM
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how's 'bout this.....my Wife bundled-up, went out and fed the Horses, broke and discarded the Ice from all 3 water troughs.....and then did poop detail and cleaned the trailer (I picked a winner, this time  :th_thicon_idea:)

This worked for me when I had stock out in West Texas where it gets this cold and stays cold pretty regular on the plains.

Depending on how big your water trough is
3-4 gallon milk jugs a 1/4 full of water and rock salt in it. jugs in the water. Stock will keep them moving and the salt will prevent freezing.
Don't get them so heavy they can bob blow surface and lid leak so they sink.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on April 05, 2019, 06:10:45 AM
Got up to a nice and pleasant 79 degrees yesterday outside.  :th_thicon_idea:
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: RaySendero on April 05, 2019, 09:11:13 AM
Got up to a nice and pleasant 79 degrees yesterday outside.  :th_thicon_idea:

Yep, Temp is better, but raining and forecast shows 6 more rainy days.
With all the rain this year, you would think I'm caught-up inside:
(All rifles clean.  Reloading caught-up.  2 bathrooms painted.)

NOT:
Still have an oil change to do this week
& got more painting on some baseboards.
So I'm not out of inside stuff yet.

Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: TXAZ on April 05, 2019, 01:58:45 PM
cold weather is hitting pretty hard this year! ...

That's called global warming.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on April 17, 2019, 01:17:41 PM
We are suppose to get hammered again today and tomorrow from thunderstorms. It got cloudy enough, that the outside security light came on. Temps are in the low 70's right now.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Shield45 on April 17, 2019, 04:32:10 PM
We are suppose to get hammered again today and tomorrow from thunderstorms. It got cloudy enough, that the outside security light came on. Temps are in the low 70's right now.
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Funny shows precip100% and sun is out partly cloudy.
Supposedly about 10pm.
I am thinking the worst stays north of the SA metro.



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Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on April 20, 2019, 08:59:48 AM
Well we got hammered with lots of rain and wind in the county. It wasn't that bad around here at the house, but we were without electricity for about 32 hours. Many of the residents in the county were without power and water for about 24 hours, and some of the more rural areas of the county won't have electricity until sometime today.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Shield45 on April 20, 2019, 02:34:34 PM
Rained here Thursday early morning. Since then nothing but this little windy yesterday
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Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: DCD327 on April 20, 2019, 10:17:45 PM
We had a warm rain here in PA last week. The frost is just about out of the ground, and that warm rain made the grass turn green. This is April showers, so everything in the lawn is like soup. Water squishing up everywhere.
I did manage to get a few oats planted today around an apple tree the deer had trampled into mud..
Still only a high of 65,, but thats just dandy compared to what we had even a week ago when it was still spitting snow.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on April 20, 2019, 10:39:53 PM
We hit the upper 70's today, nice breeze blowing and clear skies above. Was a really nice day outside today. Suppose to be the same tomorrow.

So Happy Easter to all and your families and that it's a great Easter Sunday for everyone.
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on May 11, 2019, 01:21:04 PM
It's darkened up enough outside that the automatic security light just came on. Thunder is rumbling and it looks like it's fixing to be another turd-floater gully-washer!
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Ranger99 on May 11, 2019, 02:06:24 PM
anytime we get lots of rain, we end up with plenty of swamp. the only thing missing are the alligators!

oh there's gators in that area. any mud hole between the trinity and neches has one somewhere.
seen at least one in ioni creek. seen 'em in catfish creek
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on May 11, 2019, 03:12:43 PM
anytime we get lots of rain, we end up with plenty of swamp. the only thing missing are the alligators!

oh there's gators in that area. any mud hole between the trinity and neches has one somewhere.
seen at least one in ioni creek. seen 'em in catfish creek

They have been spotted around here before. They aren't common, but they do exist.

So if one were to take up residence in the backyard swamp, it would be a huge surprise!  :wave1:
Title: Re: Nothin Outdoors
Post by: Axxe55 on May 12, 2019, 07:45:49 PM
We got a little rain this morning early, then it cleared out by late morning. Sunshine in the afternoon, and quite pleasant outside too. Transplanted a couple tomato plants, and a cactus plant to the front yard.