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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 7:38 AM

I'm sick of this snow my mental state sucks I need sunshine.I know there's people getting a ot more than we have .I just wonder how others deal with gloomy days of winter. When I was working it didn' bother me as much now that I'm not working it's the snow/winter drive me crazy. Don' even want to build models. I need to hit the lottery so I can move away from this crap.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:46 AM

Hang in there Armor, Spring will come. ONE DAY AT A TIME. I wish we had some of your snow out here in the West, ya'll have been getting hammered. Try to stsy focused on the now, keep moving in a positive direction to make the changes you WANT to make. Life changes take steps that must be completed in order or you end up in chaos. Stsy strong your not alone, I miss my motorcycle.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:59 AM

Or you could try 'fighting back' with some kind of 'anti-winter' project: something like a sunshine-yellow '62 Thunderbird convertible.

Stay strong. Spring's on its way....soon we'll all be complaining about the heat.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:19 AM

[quote user="gregbale"]

Or you could try 'fighting back' with some kind of 'anti-winter' project: something like a sunshine-yellow '62 Thunderbird convertible.

Stay strong. Spring's on its way....soon we'll all be complaining about the heat.

 

You are exactly right I complain about the cold then used to complain about the heat when I was working . But since I not working any more I don't complain about the heat. When it' warm out my body fells so much better. Getting old a b####!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:03 AM

I can not say that I get any joy out of Summer...that's just the season that I make all my money in, so I can enjoy my Winter!

What I don't like...is the frequency of the snow this year. I get the graveyard shift at my local airport, to keep the runway clear in case "Survival Flight" has to go out. Anything more than a dusting and they can't go. I'd prefer to get a good amount of snow all at once...once every two weeks or so. Had to pull an all-nighter last night, for a whopping 3/4"....all-nighter the night before, for 1.5". Looks like more this weekend too. 

I just wanna go down to the "War room" and build my models!

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:33 AM

It is particularly bad this year. I like the postive idea posts above.

I wonder if you might have SAD. I do. I find vitamin D3 supplements help, and so does sitting under my HO (High Output) shop light above my work/modeling bench for 1/2 or so a day. I don't do it daily, far from it but when I do , I feel the difference.

Good luck, this too shall pass.

-Greg

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:46 AM

Do what I did- buy a $500 snowblower next September and you will be guaranteed a snow free season!  Worked for me!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:54 AM

Never thought of that of that one. I bought a generator 2yrs ago electric hasn' went off since.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:12 PM

I'm the opposite,now that I am not working,I really enjoy looking at the snow knowing I dont have to face a commute anymore.The bad weather helps my benchtime becsuse I cant go out,so zi spend more time st the bench.Some say watch some war movies to get back in the groove.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:16 PM
After 48 years in New England. I'm heading south as soon as my house sells

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:50 PM

I don't mind the weather.  What bothers me is how the weathertainment media gin up hyperbole for every snowfall, just as they do for every other type of weather.  And people eat it up, and get panicky.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:57 PM

You Know ;

 I remember that years ago when John Cameron Swazye gave the news and weather he said we'd get Lake effect snow . Possibly up to twenty inches .There were no names for storms in winter that dropped about an inch or dropped a couple of feet of the stuff . Now they name everything and spend hours talking about the same thing !

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:24 PM

The wife and I always thought about moving to Florida when I retired. One time we were visiting there and hurricane Floyd hit. We made it inland to a hotel and sat it out somewhere on the upper floors and watched all kinds of stuff fly by the windows including a gas station price sign (the large electric ones). That changed our minds for us.

Now we don't have to worry about the snow or the growing grass as we live in a cottage in a retirement village. They cut the grass and pick up the leaves, trim the bushes and do the mulching and also anything inside the house that needs being done. All we do is pick up the phone and call. They shovel the walks right up to the door and plow the streets.  SSSOOOOOOOOO, I just spend as much time at the bench as I want, when I want. As I sit here typing this, the plow truck is doing it's thing and there is someone shovelling our walk and putting down some salt.

I love work! I could sit here and watch it all day. OH, I do. Lol,lol,lol.

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:45 PM

I am a member of an advisory council for BLM (the federal version).  We get fire reports, and I watch NWCC on fire status during the season.  Also work on fire rehab projects and forest health projects that try and cut down on severity.

 Every year we are short on snow here, I shudder to think of the fires come July-Sept.  This year looks like it will be another nasty one out west.

But the bright side out here, is when you come home, your house is where you left it.  Might not be in the same condition, but at least it's not four states away.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 3:05 PM

We get little to no snow in north Texas but we pay deary July-September.  I second the idea of a warm weather project.  A convertibly something might take your mind away to sumer days!

Chad

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 4:53 PM

Cadet Chuck

Do what I did- buy a $500 snowblower next September and you will be guaranteed a snow free season!  Worked for me!

 

That is the best idea ever. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:39 PM

the Baron

I don't mind the weather.  What bothers me is how the weathertainment media gin up hyperbole for every snowfall, just as they do for every other type of weather.  And people eat it up, and get panicky.

 

 

Ain't that the truth!!! My take - west coast - wildfires, earthquakes, mudslide. Midwest - tornadoes. South - fireants, gators, hurricanes, high humidity / heat. Southwest - rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas. high heat. I'd rather stay in New England thank you very much.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:08 AM

Everything has it‘s presence and it shall pass.  I too wish for spring to arrive but until then, I try to tell myself that if it’s cold, just put on a heavy coat and you’re fine.  If it’s hot, there’s nothing you can do about it!  So winter has a welcoming effect for me.  Because of my TBI, and Mrs. Toshi’s recovery, staying indoors works for us.  Temporarily.  Everything in life is temporary.  

I just hope that I continue to improve on my TBI and Mrs. Toshi is 100% better, then we can enjoy spring.  Until then, I slowly work on my Ki-61 Hien and see if I can do a very difficult (At least for me) camoflauge scheme over NMF.  I haven’t had a job since I got hurt on 5/5/2010!  

I try my best to keep busy.  I’ve had severe depression but with therapy, family support (Mrs. Toshi and my children), and lots of medication, I’ve been able to slowly but surely cope with everything, one step at a time.  You’ll be fine my good friend. In time, God will set things straight for you.  

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, February 08, 2018 6:49 AM

Ordinarily, I look forward to winter as prime building time. It ordinarily takes me a lot less time to blow the driveway than to cut the grass- about fifteen minutes vs an hour.  However, my snowblower isn't working, and it is too big to fit in my car.  So it takes a lot longer to shovel than to blow.  Finally, tomorrow my grandson is coming over with his SUV to help me take it to repair place.

But the other thing that is bad this winter is the cold.  This has been a colder than normal winter so far, and a few days warmer, forcast for early next week, is only temp- they say it will get cold again afterwards.

My workshop is in basement, and heating duct for basement is in ceiling. It is hard to push hot air downward.  What little comes out of the duct stays to warm the ceiling.  I do have a little electric space heater, the only thing that makes the shop useful at all, and that doesn't really make it real comfortable (my shop is 12 x 20).  I also wear an overshirt over my sweater, but still I get coldsoaked after an hour, so I don't get as much building time as normal when we have a cold winter. If we have a normal or warmer than usual winter, it is great.  Only good thing about a cold winter is that arctic highs dominate winter, so we get a lot of sunshine :-)

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Stuart06 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:15 AM

I make good use of the snow.  I use it in my dioramas, but unfortunetly it only lasts for a couple of minutes in the house, so most of my work is in the freezer now.  Big Smile

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:01 PM

Don Stauffer

...My workshop is in basement...

Yeah, mine, too, Don.  I have the same problem-it's been too cold to sit at the bench.  So I moved my painting kit upstairs to the kitchen for the winter.  I don't do any building there, though.  For any gluing, and airbrushing, I still pop down to the cellar.

One good thing about winter, though, is that the piles of snow that get plowed up are a good source of fine gravel for diorama work.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:38 PM

I got to agree with everything you say, Black sheep!  I live in Ohio and like the change in seasons...and animals that can't kill me.

 

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:57 PM

DasBeav

I got to agree with everything you say, Black sheep!  I live in Ohio and like the change in seasons...and animals that can't kill me.

 

 

 You obviously haven't seen any black bear in your back yard yet!!!! Wait for it.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:05 PM

I live in the city so no bears. LOL!!! Mostly squirrels and chipmunks. We do get skunks roaming the neighborhood though - especially on garbage pick up nights during the spring, summer, and fall.

There are bears up in the Adirondacks though along with deer and all kinds of woodland critters.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:03 PM

Don Stauffer

 Only good thing about a cold winter is that arctic highs dominate winter, so we get a lot of sunshine :-) 

Being on the other side of the lake....cloudy more often than not, and quite low. I've been working on my single engine commercial add-on....2000' ceilings really kills the ability to go drill holes in the sky. Haven't been up in over two weeks now.Sad When we do have clear enough skies, the wind is howling...that aint no fun!

My war room is also in the basement, even being finished and insulated, sweats and a sweatshirt are needed...until I rev up the wood stove...then the pants gotta go!!!Stick out tongue

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Posted by SteveCB on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:07 PM

What snow?  None here in Utah.Confused

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:21 PM

Last night's storm has really thrown a lot of snow here in central Montana. Several schools have been shut down, which is incredibly rare for our neck of the woods. The news reports that hurricane force winds up to 90 mph are making travel in the mountains risky, so this has become a three day weekend for many of us. Time to hit the bench!

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Posted by fermis on Friday, February 09, 2018 5:25 PM

KnightTemplar5150

Last night's storm has really thrown a lot of snow here in central Montana. Several schools have been shut down, which is incredibly rare for our neck of the woods. The news reports that hurricane force winds up to 90 mph are making travel in the mountains risky, so this has become a three day weekend for many of us. Time to hit the bench!

 

Wish I could be so lucky! All this stuff means overtime. Worked the airport all night last night...home, a few hours sleep, dug out my place and my parents place (Dad just got a new hip)....finishing up my dinner and back to the airport for yet another all nighter. Looks like all nighters for Sat and Sun too....then we're gonna hit 40 next week and it's all just going to melt away.Tongue Tied

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