Send Me Some of Your Snow Please!

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It is another stinking HOT day here is Aussie land - please send me some of your snow to cool us down!

I was out earlier and the thermometer in the car said 42 degrees outside (celcius) which is 107.6 F

No air conditioning - just one little fan between us - I love Australia But this is just too hot - must go down the beach for a swim I think!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Funny Tina ... I'm with you on that. I'd be happy to send my snow to you too, Sheryl, if only I could.

    On the other hand, it was kind of fun having it today. My youngest daughter and her hubby and a couple of their friends entered a snow sculpting contest to raise money for the Humane Society. They carved out a brick wall with the Madagascar Penguins in front of it. By the time they painted it, it looked darn good.

    They won 3rd place, and gave the money back to the Humane Society. In fact, everyone that won gave the money back except the first place winner. I wonder if it will be harder for that team to win next year?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Oh that would be fun doing snow sculpting, I would love to just build a snowman. I haven't seen snow since I was 5 years old when I lived in Scotland.

    Oh well, I do like the heat, I just like it much better when I have air conditioning. It's going to be a scorcher tomorrow too but the kids are back to school tomorrow so I have our one fan to myself
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    Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

    It is another stinking HOT day here is Aussie land - please send me some of your snow to cool us down!

    I was out earlier and the thermometer in the car said 42 degrees outside (celcius) which is 107.6 F

    No air conditioning - just one little fan between us - I love Australia But this is just too hot - must go down the beach for a swim I think!
    OH, I'm sure you get PLENTY of snow! Of course, when it gets as hot as YOUR area is, WE call it RAIN!

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I'd be more than happy to give you our snow along with a shovel, although a plow or back hoe might be more appropriate ;-) Too much snow for January!
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    OUCH. Here in the Deep South (United States), we very rarely get a good snowstorm, so I don't have much to send you. However, I will NOT exchange snow for that blistering triple digit heat. I can't stand it.

    I will gladly go up North, however, and send you a ton of snow your way. Just inform me on what snow transporter to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Sheryl,

      Please, please, please can we have some kind of exchange program?

      It's 9am here and it's minus 2.

      You'll love it.

      Go on, you know you want to.

      This time next year, I aim to be over there, so it's your last chance!! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    minus 2 - couldn't handle that!!!

    When we left to take the kids to school this morning at 8:15 it was already 36 degrees or 96.8 degrees F. Today's maximum was 43 degrees or 109.4 F.

    Our minimum over night last night was 28 degrees or 82.4 F

    I don't mind the heat but not to this degree, this is just too hot, especially with a broken air conditioning system
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    42 Degrees! That's bad.. lol! I tend to get restless somewhere in the mid 30s.. And what's the point of importing snow? Ice tends to melt pretty quickly at 42 Degrees (Finally! Someone who talks in degree celsius! LOL!).
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Oh man - that is too hot to endure!

      with a broken air conditioning system
      OMG - can you get it fixed???

      Got no snow to send - it's about 70 degrees here now but supposed to drop into the 30s tomorrow.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Oh man - that is too hot to endure!


        OMG - can you get it fixed???

        Got no snow to send - it's about 70 degrees here now but supposed to drop into the 30s tomorrow.
        Not sure Kay, my husband was going to have a look at it but it's just too hot to get up onto the roof to do it. He seems to think that it's reached it's life time usage and we need a new one and being a ducted unit they cost in the thousands for a new one so we really can't afford a new one just now.

        I'm hoping he's wrong and it is something minor that can be repaired.

        Audrey sleeping is terrible when it's this hot isn't it. My kids couldn't sleep last night, my 8 year old was awake til about midnight. Poor kids are off to school today and they are going to be exhausted by the time they get home. But at least the school is air conditioned
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    I can empathise, Sheryl. The air conditioner in our bedroom is broken too, so it's darned hard to get a decent night's sleep at the moment. Humidity is up past 80% and temps are in the high 90's Fahrenheit. My treadmill is in a room that only has a fan, and it's like a sauna when I go for a run on it.

    How does that famous Aussie poem go?

    "I love a sunburnt country,
    A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains."
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Sheryl: Exactly how much snow do you want? Here's a link with an excellent picture showing what's heading our way:

    Ottawa commuters beware: approaching storm likely winter

    or...Snomageddon (much better image)

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/02...ile-you-sleep/

    Pretty scary. But not quite as scary as a cyclone.

    Or the heat you are getting. I simply couldn't cope. And with no air conditioner, I can't image how you deal with this! I'd happily send you some snow if it would help. However, I think it would turn your area into a giant steam bath with that kind of heat!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Alan it's not humid where we are, we are in South Australia. Although I actually don't mind the humidity, I prefer it to be humid than the hot dry heat.

    Val send as much as you can but can you please insulate it well so it doesn't just melt as soon as it hits our atmosphere

    Snowpocalypse - that's funny Well it's not funny, all that snow, but that name Snowpocalypse is funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author xraywhite
    How much will you pay us Canadians for our snow?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by xraywhite View Post

      How much will you pay us Canadians for our snow?
      Not paying - I'll just exchange you for some of our heat
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      • Profile picture of the author xraywhite
        I actually LOVE the cold and snow. When I was working up in Northern Canada, we saw many -50 degrees (Celsius) It really is refreshing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I'm sure it would be very refreshing right now
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      must go down the beach for a swim I think!
      One year I returned from a 6 months stint in the UK and went for a walk along the sands of Bondi Beach, in Sydney. However, I'd forgotten about the difference in climate as I'd grown used to the gray, overcast skies and softer sunlight I'd experienced in England.

      After 15 minutes of paddling in the surf and walking along the sand, I was red raw! Previously, I would have worn a cap along with a heavy doses of sun screen but I'd forgotten to take these everyday precautions.

      Still, the soreness I felt over the next few days were a reminder to make a quick re-adjustment to my thinking.

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      • Profile picture of the author maree
        Is Australia getting a cyclone, too?
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        • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
          Originally Posted by maree View Post

          Is Australia getting a cyclone, too?
          Yes Queensland got hit last night by the biggest cyclone to ever hit Australia. Thankfully it moved a little South about an hour before it hit so the biggest city in it's path didn't get the full brunt of it like first thought.

          No deaths or injuries reported as yet, they had very good evacuation systems in place. It's still very early though and they haven't really had a chance to get out and survey the damage as yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author ago
    You should have asked for it last week , when the temperature came down to -33°
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