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    My Frozen Sunburn

    Yep, you read that title right. The weather here is so crazy. Today I woke up at 4 am almost froze to death. I guess I should have been, the house heater has not been turned on yet and it was a whopping 34 degrees outside. That is 2 degrees shy of making soft water hard. There was frost warnings posted on the TV weather forecast and it would not surprise me if some places North and West of me actually hit the freezing mark.

    So I head into work, waiting impatiently for the heater to get high enough to warm me up. Well I get sent on a boat that is floating in the harbor. It's an older yacht, 4 years old or so, called the Acadia which hit a rogue wave in heavy seas and bent the bow rail. Anyway I am out there all day straightening the mess out. Now the temp hits 76 degrees, there is a nice warm breeze coming off the water and I get a serious sunburn. You can even see the burn pattern around my sunglasses!

    So it sounds ironic, but today I had a frozen sunburn!!
    (Here is a pic of that boat I was working on for the yachters on here)

    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    that`s a pretty spiffy boat there travis! comming from a guy who likes canoes...
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    Interesting experience. An "older" yacht at 4 years?
    BTW, not all of us remember where "here" is for all members. Where are you?
    I would like to see city of residence for all members on all posts. It would make some comments more relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...........BTW, not all of us remember where "here" is for all members. Where are you?..........
    I'd bet it is near the water somewhere..........
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    iirc travis hails from down east somewheah

    that's Maine, in case I'm way out in left field for some of you.

    Oh, and here in Central NY (syracuse) things are grey and cloudy so no sunburn today for me.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I'd bet it is near the water somewhere..........
    Thanks, Stu. My turn next.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Maine already cooling off? Send some our way, Another scorcher today, Too hot for the kids to want to go swimming, all summer. And school started this week. Whew!!! Glad I don't have to face that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    Maine already cooling off? Send some our way, Another scorcher today, Too hot for the kids to want to go swimming, all summer. And school started this week. Whew!!! Glad I don't have to face that anymore.
    My son and his family took a vacation in Maine about a month ago. In all the pictures he took, they are wearing jackets. Makes me wonder about the winters.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    My son and his family took a vacation in Maine about a month ago. In all the pictures he took, they are wearing jackets. Makes me wonder about the winters.
    Frank, not trying to laugh at your family, but here in maine there are two people in the summer time...natives and the tourists. The latter are easy to spot because while we are down to t-shirts and shorts, they are covering up with jackets and long pants...especially on the coast where its 10 degrees cooler than inland.

    A few weeks ago we were down to a lobster pound getting some ice cream and the tourists must have thought we were cruel. Alyson was in her sun dress while they were dressed up in jackets, long pants and even scarfs. It was well above 50 degrees outside too.

    I am joking at that last statement. It was probly in the 60's. Myself, and I am not trying to be a John Wayne type of guy here, I wear a T-shirt and jeans 365 days a year. If it gets real cold I might wear a sweatshirt.

    Speaking of cold, up until the early 1990's, the coldest I ever remember us getting was 32 degrees below zero ferienheight WITHOUT factoring in windchill. Since then we have blown that away. In 2004 we hit a week of temps that hit 55 below zero ferigheight, WITHOUT factoring in windchill. I was working for the railroad at the time and the locomotives were dying left and right. At one point 36 were running out of a fleet of 100. It was COLd. Not chilly, downright cold.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Oh I forgot, we hit the freezing mark last night. Scattered frost throughout the state, though on the coast it was just warm enough to keep it at bay...but just barely at 36 degrees.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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