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
Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!#5808 12/08/0106:24 PM12/08/0106:24 PM
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?
Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!#5810 12/08/0107:29 PM12/08/0107:29 PM
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.
Re: Santa don't wear a toolbelt!#5811 12/08/0108:24 PM12/08/0108:24 PM
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.