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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was 4
degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
vehicles were still in the parking lot today.

Thanks Toyota!



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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:

>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was 4
>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>
>Thanks Toyota!


Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
(about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
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-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:eek:[email protected]
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>4
>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>
>>Thanks Toyota!

>
> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN about
it...
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
>
> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:eek:[email protected]
>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>>4
>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>
>>>Thanks Toyota!

>>
>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
> about it...


Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to get
back into the 20's this weekend.
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Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>
>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:eek:[email protected]
>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>>4
>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>
>>>Thanks Toyota!

>>
>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN about
>it...
>

Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
starting in winter...
--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 15:04:28 -0600, "Ray O"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>>
>> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>>>4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>> about it...

>
>Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to get
>back into the 20's this weekend.


I am SO glad I moved. Oak Park this time of year SUCKS. The only
good thing is walking on Lake Michigan in Jan, stepping over the
frozen waves. :)

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>was
>>>>4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>about
>>it...
>>

> Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
> winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
> here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
> none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
> starting in winter...
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


The Chicago area is much colder than the Boston area, where I used to live.
I used to make the trip to Burlington VT quite often, and the weather there
was about the same as Chicago.

When I first moved to the SF Bay Area from Chicago, I scoffed at the people
wearing winter jackets on Labor Day in 50 degree weather near the Golden
Gate Bridge - I was still wearing T-shirts and shorts. Of course, about a
year later, I had become acclimated to the nice California weather and was
wearing my winter jacket when the mercury hit 50 ;-)

Luckily, my body has re-adjusted to the Chicago climate - I was OK with a
fall jacket at 15 degrees, although I finally broke out the winter jacket
yesterday. Pretty soon, I'll have to ear a cap and gloves!
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
"Gary L. Burnore" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 15:04:28 -0600, "Ray O"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>>
>>> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:eek:[email protected]
>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>>Ford
>>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>>was
>>>>>4
>>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to
>>>>>the
>>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>>
>>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>> about it...

>>
>>Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>>area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>>get
>>back into the 20's this weekend.

>
> I am SO glad I moved. Oak Park this time of year SUCKS. The only
> good thing is walking on Lake Michigan in Jan, stepping over the
> frozen waves. :)
>
> --
> gburnore at DataBasix dot Com


The hard part about walking on Lake Michigan in Jan is being able to breathe
the cold air whipping off the frozen lake!

If you're standing on the CTA platform waiting for a train in the middle of
the Eisenhower or Kennedy Expressway when it is 0, the semis and trains
zipping by do add a bit to the wind chill. Or, you can do like the natives
do, stand at the bottom of the stairs where the overhead heaters still work
because that's where the CTA employees are and then make a dash up the
stairs when you hear the train coming, hoping that you don't slip on the icy
stairs.
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>>
>> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>was 4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>> about it...

>
> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
> get back into the 20's this weekend.



Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F last
night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that keeps a
365 day tally of all temps)...
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>was
>>>>4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>about
>>it...
>>

> Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
> winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
> here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
> none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
> starting in winter...
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


While we do park in an UNheated garage, we have seldom EVER plugged our 99
Camry 6 cyl in. Winter temps here plunge to MINUS 40 C/F, on occasion. Oh, I
run synthetic oil. Often, it sits outside ALL day, while my wife is at work.
Starts instantly, even after 6 years.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

<snipped>

>>>
>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>> about it...

>>
>> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>> get back into the 20's this weekend.

>
>
> Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F last
> night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that keeps
> a 365 day tally of all temps)...


You're northwest of me. Cary usually seems to be at least 1 or 2 degrees
colder than the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. We have one of those Oregon
Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers that records the max/min but
I haven't figured out how to read what the max/min temps are. Our cats seem
to be pretty good at predicting how cold it will be outside. If it is less
than 100 outside, we will have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40
degrees gets us 2 cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.
--
Ray O
correct the return address punctuation to reply
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
"Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>>Ford
>>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>>was
>>>>>4
>>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to
>>>>>the
>>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>>
>>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>about
>>>it...
>>>

>> Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
>> winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
>> here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
>> none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
>> starting in winter...
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
> While we do park in an UNheated garage, we have seldom EVER plugged our 99
> Camry 6 cyl in. Winter temps here plunge to MINUS 40 C/F, on occasion. Oh,
> I run synthetic oil. Often, it sits outside ALL day, while my wife is at
> work. Starts instantly, even after 6 years.
>

When it is that cold outside, it is more difficult for me to grasp the key
and turn it in the ignition than it is for the car to start!
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]esDOT.com> wrote:

>
>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>>
>> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>>>4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>> about it...

>
>Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to get
>back into the 20's this weekend.


Good God!...you poor sods way out there in the frozen West...
--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:46:24 -0600, "Ray O"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>
><snipped>
>
>>>>
>>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>> about it...
>>>
>>> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>>> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>>> get back into the 20's this weekend.

>>
>>
>> Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F last
>> night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that keeps
>> a 365 day tally of all temps)...

>
>You're northwest of me. Cary usually seems to be at least 1 or 2 degrees
>colder than the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. We have one of those Oregon
>Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers that records the max/min but
>I haven't figured out how to read what the max/min temps are. Our cats seem
>to be pretty good at predicting how cold it will be outside. If it is less
>than 100 outside, we will have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40
>degrees gets us 2 cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.


ROFL....

My cat does not give a damn about the weather....he loves to come in
at about 3AM and lick my face....

I am striking back at him....he now has a collar....and a leash.

Ever try to take your cat for a walk...ROFL

--

Scott in Florida
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>>>Ford
>>>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>>>was
>>>>>>4
>>>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to
>>>>>>the
>>>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>>>
>>>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> -Gord.
>>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>>
>>>>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>>about
>>>>it...
>>>>
>>> Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
>>> winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
>>> here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
>>> none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
>>> starting in winter...
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>> While we do park in an UNheated garage, we have seldom EVER plugged our 99
>> Camry 6 cyl in. Winter temps here plunge to MINUS 40 C/F, on occasion. Oh,
>> I run synthetic oil. Often, it sits outside ALL day, while my wife is at
>> work. Starts instantly, even after 6 years.
>>

>When it is that cold outside, it is more difficult for me to grasp the key
>and turn it in the ignition than it is for the car to start!


I must have a smart brain 'cos it won't let -me- grasp the door
knob to go outside at those temps... :(
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-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Ray O" <r[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>>
>>> -- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:eek:[email protected]
>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>>Ford
>>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>>was
>>>>>4
>>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to
>>>>>the
>>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>>
>>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>> about it...

>>
>>Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the Schaumburg
>>area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>>get
>>back into the 20's this weekend.

>
> Good God!...you poor sods way out there in the frozen West...
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)



I know it is a sign of old age to say this, but I'll say it anyway... Back
when I was in 8th grade, I used to wake up at 4:00 AM to deliver around 150
newspapers on about a two mile route. Not only was the entire route uphill
;-) but I recall the winter temps being about 10 below and thinking nothing
of it. We kept rubber bands inside our jacket so they wouldn't get hard and
snap when we wrapped the papers to toss through windows and into bushes.
The people who deliver the paper to our house now have it easy - they drive
by in a car and toss it on the driveway.
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:46:24 -0600, "Ray O"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>
>><snipped>
>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>>> about it...
>>>>
>>>> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the
>>>> Schaumburg
>>>> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>>>> get back into the 20's this weekend.
>>>
>>>
>>> Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F
>>> last
>>> night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that
>>> keeps
>>> a 365 day tally of all temps)...

>>
>>You're northwest of me. Cary usually seems to be at least 1 or 2 degrees
>>colder than the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. We have one of those Oregon
>>Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers that records the max/min
>>but
>>I haven't figured out how to read what the max/min temps are. Our cats
>>seem
>>to be pretty good at predicting how cold it will be outside. If it is
>>less
>>than 100 outside, we will have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40
>>degrees gets us 2 cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.

>
> ROFL....
>
> My cat does not give a damn about the weather....he loves to come in
> at about 3AM and lick my face....
>
> I am striking back at him....he now has a collar....and a leash.
>
> Ever try to take your cat for a walk...ROFL
>
> --
>
> Scott in Florida


LOL! I haven't tried taking a cat for a walk although I occasionally take
my son's rabbit out.

Our first dog was a Samoyed (acquired used, 5 yrs old, good condition, low
miles) who loved the cold weather. For example, this is the breed that made
the first trip to the North Pole. If it was 0 out, we could leave this dog
out for hours, and he would lay on his back as if he was sunning himself,
and he wouldn't want to come in when we called him. The bad news was, the
previous owner must have trained him to not do his business in his own yard
so we had to take him for walks in the wooded area across the street. Since
the cold weather was his element, the colder it was, the more he took his
time and the more frozen I'd be by the time he was done with his walk.
--
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>-- "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>>>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I
>>>>>>>am
>>>>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>>>>Ford
>>>>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>>>>was
>>>>>>>4
>>>>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to
>>>>>>>the
>>>>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>>>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>>>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>>>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Gord.
>>>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>>>
>>>>>Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>>>about
>>>>>it...
>>>>>
>>>> Wow...it only occasionally get's that cold here in the dead of
>>>> winter for short periods...we have the Gulf Stream going by us
>>>> here which moderates it some...there's three Toyotas in my yard,
>>>> none are ever plugged in and none have ever given us problems
>>>> starting in winter...
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>> While we do park in an UNheated garage, we have seldom EVER plugged our
>>> 99
>>> Camry 6 cyl in. Winter temps here plunge to MINUS 40 C/F, on occasion.
>>> Oh,
>>> I run synthetic oil. Often, it sits outside ALL day, while my wife is at
>>> work. Starts instantly, even after 6 years.
>>>

>>When it is that cold outside, it is more difficult for me to grasp the key
>>and turn it in the ignition than it is for the car to start!

>
> I must have a smart brain 'cos it won't let -me- grasp the door
> knob to go outside at those temps... :(
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


By about February, a warm place like Arizona, Texas, or Florida starts to
look real attractive!
--
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 18:00:12 -0600, "Ray O"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:46:24 -0600, "Ray O"
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>><snipped>
>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on CNN
>>>>>> about it...
>>>>>
>>>>> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the
>>>>> Schaumburg
>>>>> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed to
>>>>> get back into the 20's this weekend.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F
>>>> last
>>>> night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that
>>>> keeps
>>>> a 365 day tally of all temps)...
>>>
>>>You're northwest of me. Cary usually seems to be at least 1 or 2 degrees
>>>colder than the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. We have one of those Oregon
>>>Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers that records the max/min
>>>but
>>>I haven't figured out how to read what the max/min temps are. Our cats
>>>seem
>>>to be pretty good at predicting how cold it will be outside. If it is
>>>less
>>>than 100 outside, we will have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40
>>>degrees gets us 2 cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.

>>
>> ROFL....
>>
>> My cat does not give a damn about the weather....he loves to come in
>> at about 3AM and lick my face....
>>
>> I am striking back at him....he now has a collar....and a leash.
>>
>> Ever try to take your cat for a walk...ROFL
>>
>> --
>>
>> Scott in Florida

>
>LOL! I haven't tried taking a cat for a walk although I occasionally take
>my son's rabbit out.
>
>Our first dog was a Samoyed (acquired used, 5 yrs old, good condition, low
>miles) who loved the cold weather. For example, this is the breed that made
>the first trip to the North Pole. If it was 0 out, we could leave this dog
>out for hours, and he would lay on his back as if he was sunning himself,
>and he wouldn't want to come in when we called him. The bad news was, the
>previous owner must have trained him to not do his business in his own yard
>so we had to take him for walks in the wooded area across the street. Since
>the cold weather was his element, the colder it was, the more he took his
>time and the more frozen I'd be by the time he was done with his walk.


ROFL..

Animals do own us....don't they?

--

Scott in Florida
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
In article <3ef9d$439766b[email protected]>
[email protected] "Ray O" writes:

> [...] Our cats seem to be pretty good at predicting how cold
> it will be outside. If it is less than 100 outside, we will
> have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40 degrees gets us 2
> cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.


Let's hope you don't get many 4-cat winters.

I have this daft soundtrack running in my head, of a radio with a
frantic announcer: "And now an extreme cold weather advisory. As
of ten minutes ago, the federal 3-cat warning of 1600 hours today
has been upgraded to a full 5-cat. Friends, take this seriously!
Be sure you have laid in stocks of kibble and kitty litter..."
--
Andrew Stephenson
 
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