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Discussion » Questions » Weather » Three degrees outside and I have a 7.30am start at work. Do you ever have to leave home at oh-dark-thirty and freeze your butt off?

Three degrees outside and I have a 7.30am start at work. Do you ever have to leave home at oh-dark-thirty and freeze your butt off?

Dreary and miserable, gloomy and glum 
Cold as the hair on a polar bear's bum 

Posted - July 12, 2018

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  • "Once or twice"

      July 12, 2018 5:07 PM MDT
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  • 21813
    Lightweight. How about -12C
      July 12, 2018 5:28 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    Yeah, but I bet you don't get 45C plus in summer.
      July 12, 2018 5:57 PM MDT
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  • 21813
    This year 39C. We have a heatwave/drought now. And we are far north of Arizona. That's where the real heat is.
      July 13, 2018 4:17 AM MDT
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  • 4512
    I used to do it and our winter temps are colder than yours (average Jan temp is -9C). In contrast, today's temperature here was 35C and it wasn't the hottest this year. So, I can appreciate your situation.
      July 12, 2018 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 2621
    on another blues note about -9C: Nine Below Zero - Muddy Waters
    Ain't this a pity, people ain't this a cryin' shame
    Ain't this a pity, people ain't this a cryin' shame
    Well you know it's nine below zero, she put me down for
    Another man
    Gave her all of my money, all of my love and everything
    I gave her all of my money, all of my love and everything
    Nine below zero, she put me down for another man.  (that's cold - LoL)
      July 12, 2018 7:03 PM MDT
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  • 6063
    JANE!... Are you having a hot-flash or do you have a soft-spot for Slartibartfast?!?!  In all the years we have been friends and known each other, I don't think I've ever read the words, "I can appreciate your situation."  Granted, you appreciate many things but a person's dilemma regarding weather and work has not been one of them.
    Not that it matters, but I'm impressed. I find it rather touching. This post was edited by Merlin at July 14, 2018 6:02 AM MDT
      July 13, 2018 2:46 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    She's pretending to love me so Randy will leave her alone.
      July 13, 2018 6:56 PM MDT
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  • 4512
    If only it were that easy...
      July 14, 2018 6:03 AM MDT
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  • 4512
    I don't know what came over me. My response should have been something like this: -3 and 7:30 start? I used to start at 6 and -3C (26F) would be considered balmy. I would head out in pitch darkness with temperatures hovering around -31C (-25F) . If I was lucky. it would warm up and we'd get a foot or two of snow to drive through which made a nice change from the usual black ice. In December the days are so short that I drove both ways in the dark. Summers are brief, but the heat plus the humidity are brutal. The actual air temp may be only 32C (90F) but the heat index (how it feels) if closer to 42C (110F). So man up and quit complaining.
      July 14, 2018 6:01 AM MDT
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  • 6063
    "PHEW!"  Now that sounds like the JaneS I've come to love and know.  For a moment there I thought the world had stopped spinning on its axis. 
    ;) :)
      July 14, 2018 2:00 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    Meh. 32C is almost chilly in summer. I hate the cold, Arthur acts up and sonetimes I can hardly move. I've driven on black ice (terrifying), never had to cope with snow. I prefer it in the high thirties Celsius - that's around 100 on the archaic scale America still insists on using.
      July 14, 2018 10:52 PM MDT
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  • 5620
    I happily go to work at times when it is 103 degrees outside just to cool off. Great air conditioning. This post was edited by O-uknow at July 14, 2018 5:24 PM MDT
      July 12, 2018 9:10 PM MDT
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  • 5507
    That will teach you to have wintertime in the middle of our summer :P
      July 13, 2018 2:11 PM MDT
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  • 6063
    Big Giggles!!!!!!!  I agree!  I am roasting right now!!!!!!!!!
    :D! :D!
      July 13, 2018 2:36 PM MDT
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  • 7301
    Contrariwise, I celebrate Christmas with a barbie at the beach ...
      July 13, 2018 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 292
    I love Christmas barbecue. 
      July 13, 2018 6:58 PM MDT
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  • 5507
    Yea but where to you place your holly and mistletoe - it will get all burned up on the BBQ  and the cute Christmas Robbins will fly off to sit in the shade :P
      July 14, 2018 2:34 AM MDT
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  • 7301
    We  don't have robins - what we do have is marauding white ibises, aka bin chickens. Less cute than your grandma's Depends.
    As for holly and mistletoe, neither can handle our climate - too dry. The golden wattles and jacarandas are flowering. This post was edited by Slartibartfast at July 15, 2018 4:42 AM MDT
      July 15, 2018 12:38 AM MDT
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  • 292
    It happens sometimes and I hate it because I don't have a garage for my car.  Last month I was on vacation in USA so I missed the coldest nights for this year.  It was a cold morning when I got home and I didn't have warm clothes with me.
      July 13, 2018 6:37 PM MDT
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  • 5019
    You have it pretty easy except for the 3 degrees which we get in Eastern MA sometimes but not often.  But when I leave for work at 6:45 A.M., whatever the temperature, I have already jogged and showered and made my breakfast as well as my husband's breakfast and packed his lunch. 
      July 14, 2018 6:07 AM MDT
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  • 7301
    6.45am? I'm on the bus at 6.05. Jogging is something I do rarely (a brisk walk at both ends of the bus ride twice daily, running with the dog evenings and sprinting at training - I walk or run flat out, no jogging), so it's 2 cups of coffee, shower, shave, dress and skedaddle.
      July 15, 2018 12:23 AM MDT
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  • 5019
    My office is only a ten minute drive from home. 
      July 15, 2018 7:50 AM MDT
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