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Old 02-28-2018, 12:38am   #1
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Default It rained last night...

...and then the rain was frozen on my car this morning. Its been cold the last few days, but this was some bullshit.

I stood there for a good minute.
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I was wondering what that sound was coming from the wipers. "Oh yea, that's the wipers on the icy windshield."
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Just poor some steaming hot water on it. That'll melt it right off.





...no. seriously, don't do that
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53 years in Faryland, outside DC, and frozen over cars are just normal at least twice per winter....

NOW, here in Florida for the last 20 years, and every once in a few years some frost on the w/shield.....but last winter/January this year, here came a double whammy blast...

As most of yawl know, we use heat pumps....for household heat we run the HVAC system backwards....cold coils outside, and heat coils in the air handler....along with some resistance coils for extra help if needed.....

So we had the thing on heat cycle of course.....and here came that freezing damn rain....landing on top of the outdoor compressor/coils/fan.....purrfect temp for the freezing rain lands on top of the unit and starts to accumulate....it's right outside the kitchen sink window so easy to spot the issue, I turn the unit to a/c function to defrost the outside unit.....so the coils defrost and the top is mostly clear, I can see the fan turning.....

an hour or so later, wife sees the unit and goes outside to beat hell out of it to allow airflow......We have NEVER had that experience here, and she is a Florida native of Jax.....

we get a day relief, and here it came AGAIN, day 3 not so bad on the frozen rain but COLD......

we lost just about every plant in the gardens/weed patches, well over a dozen flowering plants, wiped out the front deck garden and we had them covered pretty, we thought.....even had boxes and sheets over top of some flowers, no go......

Stepson in the HVAC trade, worked his ass off for some daze, running around doing same shit for a week, frozen over ice covered outdoor units.....

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Low 40's in the South Bay. People are going crazy with the big jackets and boots
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...and then the rain was frozen on my car this morning. Its been cold the last few days, but this was some bullshit.
We pay a lot to not have to deal with that crap. Don't they know who we are?
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Geez...a little ice!



and California
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I spent 1970 in the DFW region....came up with a little limerick

'How HOT and DRY does it get in Dallas????

Take a pitcher of icewater pour it on the street, and the ice will melt and water evaporate before it hits the ground.....


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Wait; I thought it never rains in southern California.
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Wait; I thought it never rains in southern California.
Depends, on witch way the WIND BLOWS!!!!!

ALL weather depends on that......jeez....
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Depends, on witch way the WIND BLOWS!!!!!

ALL weather depends on that......jeez....


The song Gene, the song.

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Wait; I thought it never rains in southern California.
Oh yea, it rains in SoCal. It just NEVER freezes after it rains in SoCal.






Well, almost NEVER...



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The vehicle showed 36 as the outside temp this morning.
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I got a text today from from my former neighbor who is living in France at this time. It snowed there this morning and evidently where he is at, that is not at all common.
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I got a text today from from my former neighbor who is living in France at this time. It snowed there this morning and evidently where he is at, that is not at all common.
Then again, IF he was invading RUSSIA????



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