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#5805 - 12/08/01 02:49 AM Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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Why is it Xmas is used as a construction deadline?
It would seem that the 'shopper days' @ the supply house extends past the 25th....
I'll be working the 26th....


Maybe I'm just a grumpy ol' grinch?
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#5806 - 12/08/01 06:28 AM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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I'm on one of those Xmas deadlines too. In this case it is for a church addition & we should of been done by the end of October, except the GC has not manned the job properly.

These deadlines are usually brought on by the same people who can't understand why you don't want to crawl their attic in July to put in another circuit for a room air conditioner.

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#5807 - 12/08/01 08:09 AM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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That reminds me: A while back you were all talking about coping with working in a hot summer, but how do you manage with winter work? As someone who has been in the Mid-West in January, I know how cold it can get!

Sparky:
Dec. 26 is a public holiday over here
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#5808 - 12/08/01 02:24 PM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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LOL!
Paul,
if winter ever does come, we'll have to do a thread...
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#5809 - 12/08/01 03:11 PM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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66' survived (1) winter in Wisconsin right after we married. Says " I'll NEVER do that again". Can't very well wear mittens and wire a house at the same time. Did find that "golf" fingerless gloves help somewhat.
Have any of you in the industry suffered exposure or frostbite?
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#5810 - 12/08/01 03:29 PM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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Are you getting unseasonably warm weather at the moment then?

Winter in England is really quite mild temperature wise compared to most of the northern and inland U.S. - Down into the 20s from time to time overnight, but it's a rare day that it doesn't get above freezing by late morning. It does rain a fair bit though, so it's a much damper kind of cold, but the worst thing is the constant wind in many areas.

Lovely today though in the east: Calm and sunny, temp up to the high 50s during the afternoon.
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#5811 - 12/08/01 04:24 PM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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Are you getting unseasonably warm weather at the moment then?


recordbreaking to the point of enviromental overtones....

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fingerless gloves

yuppy!

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suffered exposure

Learing the hard way as usual, I now pack a complete set of woolies, boots, etc, & toddle off looking much like the michelan man
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#5812 - 12/08/01 07:39 PM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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In the 80's today.
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#5813 - 12/09/01 04:53 AM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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Wow - I must keep an eye on U.S. weather in Yahoo.

Anyone for global warming?
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#5814 - 12/09/01 09:35 AM Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!
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Sparky, I resemble that remark. Can a Yuppie be hillbillyized?
The temperatures here are at record highs for Dec. also......though it has rained the last three over nights....it is still unusually warm and dry in Greenbrier county West Virginia.
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