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2016 Winter

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:12 pm

It's official, Winter has arrived with the first snow fall of the season.
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Why is this a big deal?
Well in the time it has taken me to write this posting, we have had more snow than we had All last winter.
Looks nice. Glad I don't have to go anywhere today. Supposed to melt away tomorrow.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:00 pm

Looks great :) all we get in Atlanta is dark and cold and rain.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby Richard-B » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:14 pm

Yup - the Dead of Winter in California...
Last week from my driveway looking out over the San Francisco Bay...
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Winter in California
Note the crescent Moon and Venus over the trees.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:46 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Looks great :) all we get in Atlanta is dark and cold and rain.


We do get snow in GA from time to time, and it gets to be a real mess at times.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:06 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:Looks great :) all we get in Atlanta is dark and cold and rain.


We do get snow in GA from time to time, and it gets to be a real mess at times.


I love it when that happens :) No really I do. Just hang out at home and relax since EVERYTHING closes down.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby Richard-B » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:32 pm

ConducTTor wrote: Just hang out at home and relax since EVERYTHING closes down.
Actually...
We note that with some amazement out on the West Coast;
For much of North America, railroad modeling is a 'Winter' hobby... peaking during the Holidays and out to March.

In California... modeling activity is fairly constant year-round, with LOTS of spring-summer events.

This is probably exacerbated by the advancing age in the Hobby; The desire to get out of the house and DO something during good weather is mitigated by a diminished ability to do so.

Note that the recent MRH survey showed more 80-year olds than 20-somethings!
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:36 pm

Winter has been here for a few weeks now with below freezing temperatures, snow, slush, ice, black ice.
So far I have navigated all of winters issues with no falls or accidents.

So what did me in?
A set of dry steps.
I was carrying some boxes down a short flight of stairs and stumbled on the last one. Did a four point landing onto a concrete sidewalk.
Results - Right hand OK. Left hand some skin lost of off one finger. Right knee landed hard and straight - a quarter sized owie. The left knee landed hard and skidded. Shredded skin.
Much pain and blood. Some words were spoken, many were thought.

Nothing broke, just stiff and painful. Walking with a cane for a while. I know from past knee injuries (I have done this to both knees before but usually one at a time) that they will take a long time to heal.

Sigh - a great start to the new year. NOT!
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:11 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:Winter has been here for a few weeks now with below freezing temperatures, snow, slush, ice, black ice.
So far I have navigated all of winters issues with no falls or accidents.

So what did me in?
A set of dry steps.
I was carrying some boxes down a short flight of stairs and stumbled on the last one. Did a four point landing onto a concrete sidewalk.
Results - Right hand OK. Left hand some skin lost of off one finger. Right knee landed hard and straight - a quarter sized owie. The left knee landed hard and skidded. Shredded skin.
Much pain and blood. Some words were spoken, many were thought.

Nothing broke, just stiff and painful. Walking with a cane for a while. I know from past knee injuries (I have done this to both knees before but usually one at a time) that they will take a long time to heal.

Sigh - a great start to the new year. NOT!

Yikes! Hopefully you will recover quickly. Take it easy.
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby CN-TT » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:29 pm

Bill, that is not because of your age, it's the mileage :twisted: :lol:
Get well soon!
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Re: 2016 Winter

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:01 am

Bill Dixon wrote:<snip>. I know from past knee injuries (I have done this to both knees before but usually one at a time) that they will take a long time to heal.
As the Doctor says; Don't DO that!!!

Perhaps some serious 'workbench therapy' will aid the recovery... All the Best!
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