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Post  camprn on 2/6/2015, 2:21 pm

@sanderson wrote:Pretty!
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Shocked CC, uh, why do you still only have single pane glass? Shocked

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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/6/2015, 5:21 pm

@camprn wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Pretty!
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Shocked CC, uh, why do you still only have single pane glass? Shocked

There new are storms on those windows.  Are they not supposed to do that with storms on them?  Can't remember now if the Jack Frost is on the storms or the windows.  

There were also feathers but I didn't think they looked as much like plants in a SFG.  



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Post  camprn on 2/6/2015, 7:55 pm

Well, its good to know you have plenty of moisture in the house! Good job!!

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Post  NHGardener on 2/7/2015, 3:21 am

Beautiful frost photos, CC!

I escaped to south FL for a week, and it was tough coming back to bigger snowbanks. I think I'm getting old because Florida is looking better all the time.

Garden? What garden? Thankfully there's a pair of snowshoes here, and with another 12" coming, they're getting a lot of use.

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Re: New England FEB 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/7/2015, 7:46 am

Yesterday morning, while I was watching the weather forecast for the next few days, I kept having visions of packing up some clothes and the cat, jumping into the car and heading to FL.  The urge was SO strong. My Miami apt has recently been vacated and is just sitting there on the bay, waiting.... sunny

Almost time to plant seeds.  Not feeling that urge yet. Rolling Eyes

Oh, the Jack Frost is on the inside of only 2 storms, and only when it drops to about 10 or lower at night.  Above that there's some condensation on them.  Don't know why there's humidity INSIDE there. thinking I don't open those windows this time of year.

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Post  NHGardener on 2/7/2015, 7:58 am

Where's Bill Nye when you need him?

Now you did it, CC. I'm going to dream about vacant apartments in Miami.... Let me tell you. There IS another life out there, and it's w-a-r-m... Okay, it was in the low 70s and my mother was very chilled, but shorts were fine with me.

But the indoor seeding was a factor in making my visit down there late January/early Feb. This year my plants are going to be mini King Kongs when I transplant.

Reminds me of a few years ago when I indoor seeded my peas too early, and ended up with foot high pea plants in the bedroom. Spring delayed that year and I ended up having to start over...

Oh, and there were honeybees on the poinsettia plants... and monarch butterflies were on blooms...

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Post  camprn on 2/7/2015, 10:59 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:
Oh, the Jack Frost is on the inside of only 2 storms, and only when it drops to about 10 or lower at night.  Above that there's some condensation on them.  Don't know why there's humidity INSIDE there. thinking  I don't open those windows this time of year.
there must be a gap between the inside and outside window allowing air inflation.

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Post  sanderson on 2/7/2015, 12:24 pm

I know about storm windows, but being from Calif, I haven't seen one. Would changing out single panes for double panes be easier in the long run? Retaining heat inside during the winter and some heat protection in the summer? Or is it too expensive unless the house is receiving a major rehab?

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Re: New England FEB 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/7/2015, 1:05 pm

Sanderson, it's a major expense to change out windows to double pane.  About $600 per window x 12 at my little cottage. Adding storms is supposed to act as a 2nd barrier in my case. They work fine, but I remembered after my last post that there are 2 little sill holes in every storm for drainage that would allow moisture in. Especially where we're having so much blowing snow/rain mix here on the Cape. Right now the holes are frozen solid. idk But there's also more snow out there than I've ever seen in my life.

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Post  camprn on 2/7/2015, 3:36 pm

@camprn wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:
Oh, the Jack Frost is on the inside of only 2 storms, and only when it drops to about 10 or lower at night.  Above that there's some condensation on them.  Don't know why there's humidity INSIDE there. thinking  I don't open those windows this time of year.
there must be a gap between the inside and outside window allowing air inflation.
that should read infiltration of the air.

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Post  sanderson on 2/7/2015, 7:21 pm

Camp, the brain is an amazing thing. I read and knew what the word was supposed to be.

CC, I wrote a reply but I failed to send it. "$600! Shocked That's high for even California, where everything is expensive.

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Post  NHGardener on 2/7/2015, 8:08 pm

@sanderson wrote:CC,  I wrote a reply but I failed to send it.  "$600! Shocked That's high for even California, where everything is expensive.
And that's where the inflation comes in!

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Post  mollyhespra on 2/7/2015, 11:10 pm

@NHGardener wrote:
@sanderson wrote:CC,  I wrote a reply but I failed to send it.  "$600! Shocked That's high for even California, where everything is expensive.
And that's where the inflation comes in!
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Post  NHGardener on 2/8/2015, 7:21 am

Yesterday I was at the hardware store and guess what. Seed growing supplies are in!!! It's almost here!! It was a real pick me up to see that.

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Post  camprn on 2/8/2015, 4:40 pm

it's almost time to start onions and leeks.

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Post  NHGardener on 2/8/2015, 4:59 pm

I think I'm going to start my celery early too. Last year it just wasn't big enough by transplant time.

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Post  quiltbea on 2/12/2015, 12:12 pm

Hey, is everyone battening down for the next one?  Its starting to snow here already but this is the one that should only give us about 2 inches.  This weekend will be the blow at 1 to 2 feet of it. 
Indoors, I'm watching and watering my arugula and lettuces but so far only the first leaves, not true leaves yet.  I'm thinking its the seed starting mix.  I have it on top of a potting mix but its the cheap stuff I bought at Walmart last year that was left over.  I'm thinking that mix has some voodoo properties.  My plants are not progressing.  I might have to go hunt for some good stuff at Home Dept or Lowe's next week and start over again.
On a better note, my African Violet is blossoming nicely once again since it finished in December.  Such pretty pink flowers.


edited to add:  Take a look at my weathervane below.  Tonite should drop to 17 below zero.  Imagine the wind factor.

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Re: New England FEB 2015

Post  NHGardener on 2/12/2015, 12:31 pm

Okay, I'm placing a wager that they will be TOTALLY WRONG about the new snow totals.

I predict 2" tops.

Because personally, I can't handle anymore than that.

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Re: New England FEB 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/12/2015, 1:22 pm

I'm just numb to it all anymore.  Bought 3 pairs of snow pants this week... and I haven't bought ANY kind of pants in over 5 yrs.  Still can't open my back door.  
SOS
My new theory: Jim Cantore is causing all this snow and needs to leave Boston immediately.

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Post  sanderson on 2/12/2015, 1:26 pm

@NHGardener wrote:I predict 2" tops.  Because personally, I can't handle anymore than that.
2" or 2'?  Very Happy You are optimistic.

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Post  quiltbea on 2/12/2015, 3:13 pm

Hey guys, I beat the blocked door problem.  As its snowing, I go to the door and just open it as far as I can pushing it over the smaller amts of snow as they happen.  Do this every couple of hours.  When its over, I can still open my door, maybe not as far, but enuf to get out and shovel behind it to open it fully once again.
The candles, flashlights and batteries are at the ready and sandwich meats and canned chicken and tuna and bread.  Canned fruits and veggies are a given since I have about 10 or 11 banana boxes full of canned and boxed goods in case of shortages or emergencies along with a couple manual can and bottle openers.  Buckets of water sit in the tub for flushing if the power goes out.  Bottles of drinking water in the furnace room await their need, also if the power goes out since our well pump will be useless.  Blankets, gloves, quilts ready.  Birdseed is bought and ready for the birds and a shovel sits beside my back door.  A big bag of dog food for the dogs.   I think I'm ready for it.  But still, I'm dreading more snow.
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Post  sanderson on 2/12/2015, 3:19 pm

QB, Hope nothing is needed, but it sounds like you are prepared for the worse scenario. Very Happy

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Post  camprn on 2/12/2015, 4:04 pm

Jim Cantore is from White River. I cracked my last ton of pellets. I guess I should order some more. I hope there are some left.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/12/2015, 4:22 pm

Well, then Jim needs to hi-tail it up to White River a-sap! Mad   They're used to all this snow.

@quiltbea wrote:Hey guys, I beat the blocked door problem.  As its snowing, I go to the door and just open it as far as I can pushing it over the smaller amts of snow as they happen.  Do this every couple of hours.  When its over, I can still open my door, maybe not as far,

That's a great idea!  I could do that with my back door.... once I get it cleared. Rolling Eyes  But the front door is just too windy during a storm so won't budge much and might swing wildly if caught up. Sometimes I drive my car up and down the driveway every hour or so, but I'll be sleeping during this Sat/Sun one, not driving.  sawing logs

Heck, maybe it'll miss us completely...

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Post  NHGardener on 2/12/2015, 6:29 pm

You fellow sufferers might get a kick out of this.

http://www.boston.com/news/odd/2015/02/09/breakup-letter-snow-from-the-city-boston/wHekQLl2KiWqGYHBreZaPN/story.html?p1=feature_pri_hp

"A Breakup Letter To Snow From The City Of Boston"

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