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redeyesadie
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October 29, 2011 2:57 pm  

From NYC: Mid-week, as I looked forward to this day, I thought I'd get up early and sneak out to Central Park for a little fall bass fishing. Instead, I find myself inside watching a chilly rain falling, and doing all I can to will away the projected one to three inches of SNOW expected before the day ends. Hard to express how much I am dreading another winter of gray skies and shoveling. It hurts my soul.


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susan56
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October 29, 2011 4:51 pm  

I moved down here from upsate NY(Albany) july 1st after a long, cold, snowy winter. Since you asked...might go to the beach later!


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CAtoSTX
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October 29, 2011 6:18 pm  

My sisters live in NY + CT..... I'm gloating.

😉


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Bob_T
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October 30, 2011 2:46 am  

I was relishing the Cardinals World Series victory.


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redeyesadie
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October 30, 2011 3:45 am  

The snow started right after I posted, and is still falling as I write this. Big, heavy flakes that turn to slush on the ground, but stick to the leaves still on the trees. Branches falling from trees all over the City from the weight of the snow. A friend was in Central Park running and said lots of trees damaged, and he could hear creaking and cracking as he made his way through. Very sad for the trees, and a mess to get around.

Hopefully not too long before I'm there, on the beach, gloating as my friends let me know how horrible the weather is up here. *-)

BTW: Thanks for sharing, and hope you had a great day!


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onthespot
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October 30, 2011 10:39 am  

Turned the garden today, getting ready for winter crops. Chickens had a blast picking for bugs and worms, scratching around. Weather was perfect here.


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VIsnorkeler
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October 30, 2011 1:52 pm  

I'm going to enjoy my iced coffee on the front porch this morning while I wait for my bf to get up. After a bite of breakfast, we will probably walk to the beach for an hour or so in the water before walking back home to shower and get ready for work this evening.


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East Ender
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October 30, 2011 2:21 pm  

Gosh, I've been waiting for snow for years here. I want to take advantage of the "Free snow removal" offer some taxi guy has!:@)


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loungestx
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October 30, 2011 7:13 pm  

I find my friends on STX are not very sympathetic when I get stuck in the snow and they are enjoying 85 degrees.


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nenn01
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October 30, 2011 8:13 pm  

My boyfriend and I are visiting his family in Boston before our move to stx on Tuesday. After snow, down wires, and power loss, Tuesday cannot get here soon enough. Sunshine and 80's here I come!!!!! 🙂


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VIsnorkeler
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October 31, 2011 3:26 pm  

My friend from Maine here on STT was commenting last night how she's glad that when we lose power here, she doesn't have to worry about freezing to death!! Another friend sitting with us at the bar is concerned about the snow since he's heading to Boston for a wedding in a couple of weeks. Our Trini friend and I (a Floridian, born and bred) just met eyes and shook our heads. 85* every day is way up there on my list of reasons for staying here.


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Bassman
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November 1, 2011 4:53 pm  

The 8" of snow on my car cushioned the tree that fell on it Sat night. We still have no electricity which means no cooking, a squirrel gnawed through the hose on the gas grill, no flushing of the toilets. no furnes, but I can heat the hose with my kerosene heater.
It's like a hurricane for you guys except you're not cold.


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LongIslandWrongIsland
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November 2, 2011 9:58 pm  

My heart goes out to all w/o power, freezing ! Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. We visited St. Thomas in August and I've been missing it DAILY. I don't do cold. Been in NYC all my life...time for a change. People laugh when we tell them we are moving to St. Thomas............

dee


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jbatl
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November 2, 2011 9:59 pm  

Nice handle!


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redeyesadie
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November 3, 2011 12:57 am  

LIWI: I get the same reaction from my NYC friends when I discuss moving to St. Croix. Congratulations and good luck to you in St. Thomas.

Me, I'm sick of the cold weather and snow already! Unfortunately, reading about folks going to the beach before work, enjoying their gardens, snorkeling etc., will have to suffice for a while.


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GnosGirl
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November 5, 2011 2:15 pm  

I could not agree more with all of you. I am from Upstate as well and my PMV is this February. Luckily we were just far enough North and West to miss the worst of that storm - ummm in October! It's only the beginning (sob). All of my friends are surprised when I tell them we plan on moving, then excited and then jealous and then rooting us on.

Bassman, I hope you have you power back soon, or already.

Stay warm all my NY friends! All my VI friends, enjoy another day in paradise 🙂


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LongIslandWrongIsland
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November 8, 2011 11:53 pm  

well it was 68 degrees and sunny today on LI NY LOL ok i know it doesnt compare to VI but im desperate here! LOL I'm holding on to hope of a painless winter.


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NugBlazer
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November 9, 2011 2:32 pm  

Maybe this will make you feel better: the weather has sucked pretty hard in STX lately. Hot and humid as hell -- even the locals are complaining. Today, it's been raining non-stop and shows no signs of stopping for a day or two.

Ick! I'll take a nice crisp, sunny, 60-degree fall day in the states over this anyday.

Truthfully, there are only about four months here (Dec-Mar) when the weather is truly "paradise". The other eight months I think the states have better weather, at least in Minnesota where I'm from.


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