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No, I can't...

Cleveland's fine, but it ain't home...Chicago's home, but it ain't mine no more...(apologies to Neil Diamond)

Cleveland is NOT fine from November to March. In fact, it usually sucks, big-time.
We're about to get clobbered by heavy snow and bitter cold. It'll be like mid-January.

SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! furious But I got my house winterized...weeks early. Busted my ass...it was like preparing for a hurricane. hmm

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No, I can't...

Cleveland's fine, but it ain't home...Chicago's home, but it ain't mine no more...(apologies to Neil Diamond)

Cleveland is NOT fine from November to March. In fact, it usually sucks, big-time.
We're about to get clobbered by heavy snow and bitter cold. It'll be like mid-January.

SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! furious But I got my house winterized...weeks early. Busted my ass...it was like preparing for a hurricane. hmm

Charlie

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Every winter I ask myself why I'm in Wisconsin. Then spring comes and I remember.



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KidCharlieMane wrote:

No, I can't...

Cleveland's fine, but it ain't home...Chicago's home, but it ain't mine no more...(apologies to Neil Diamond)

Cleveland is NOT fine from November to March. In fact, it usually sucks, big-time.
We're about to get clobbered by heavy snow and bitter cold. It'll be like mid-January.

SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! furious But I got my house winterized...weeks early. Busted my ass...it was like preparing for a hurricane. hmm

Charlie

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Every winter I ask myself why I'm in Wisconsin. Then spring comes and I remember.


 Why did I come to Ohio? One reason: Lucinda. Why do I stay here? One reason: Lucinda.

It sure as hell wasn't for the waters. Or the sunshine and warm breezes. Or the plentiful employment opportunities.

Charlie



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KidCharlieMane wrote:
nytram wrote:
KidCharlieMane wrote:

No, I can't...

Cleveland's fine, but it ain't home...Chicago's home, but it ain't mine no more...(apologies to Neil Diamond)

Cleveland is NOT fine from November to March. In fact, it usually sucks, big-time.
We're about to get clobbered by heavy snow and bitter cold. It'll be like mid-January.

SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! furious But I got my house winterized...weeks early. Busted my ass...it was like preparing for a hurricane. hmm

Charlie

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Every winter I ask myself why I'm in Wisconsin. Then spring comes and I remember.


 Why did I come to Ohio? One reason: Lucinda. Why do I stay here? One reason: Lucinda.

It sure as hell wasn't for the waters. Or the sunshine and warm breezes. Or the plentiful employment opportunities.

Charlie


 I lived in Ohio for some time years back and I quite liked it. Not as good as Wisconsin, but it was nice. biggrin



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I betcha you weren't in the northern part of the state, along Lake Erie, because the winters here suck. Yeah, there's a lot of snow, but that happens when you get closer and closer to Pennsylvania. I'm 83 miles from there, and it's a lot less snowy west of here, and far more snowy to the east.

Snow is huge a pain in the ass, but it's the days of gray overcast that can drive you nuts. Took me about twenty years to get used to that and to be able to deal with it. Wisconsin is a lot colder but has a lot more winter sunshine. Cloudy and thirty or sunny and five...take your pick. I hate snow, but the cold is worse...and a lot harder to cope with. Hard on people, animals, machinery, and buildings.

Wait a minute...never mind. You actually LIKED the Midwestern winters, didn't you? Me, I hate them. Always have, even as a kid.

Summers here are really nice though. The last few have been longer and hotter and stretched right on into fall. Climate change.

Southern Ohio is just a few hours away and has a whole different climate and culture...closer to that of the South. Go from one to the other and it's easy to see why we had a Civil War...and why we might end up having another one.

Ohio used to be a very diverse state but now it is a conservative backwater with some liberal islands...the cities. It's gotten a lot older and whiter. Young people leave and immigrants avoid this state. It has gotten worse over time...poorer and less progressive, especially in the years since I moved here. Damn sure ain't Californy...but that's good in a lot of ways as well as bad. Lots of good old stuff here that hasn't been ruined by the hipsters, and I have no problem with that. In fact, I sorta like it.

It irks Lucinda, who's a fifth-generation Ohioan, when I call it North Missitucky. But culturally and socially and politically, it is what it is. I like it less than I did when I first moved here. All I have done, after 27 years, is to merely get used to it. You can get used to almost anything, given enough time. Lucinda and I have a lot of fun and a lot of adventures...and that has made all the difference.

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I betcha you weren't in the northern part of the state, along Lake Erie, because the winters here suck. Yeah, there's a lot of snow, but that happens when you get closer and closer to Pennsylvania. I'm 83 miles from there, and it's a lot less snowy west of here, and far more snowy to the east.

Snow is huge a pain in the ass, but it's the days of gray overcast that can drive you nuts. Took me about twenty years to get used to that and to be able to deal with it. Wisconsin is a lot colder but has a lot more winter sunshine. Cloudy and thirty or sunny and five...take your pick. I hate snow, but the cold is worse...and a lot harder to cope with. Hard on people, animals, machinery, and buildings.

Wait a minute...never mind. You actually LIKED the Midwestern winters, didn't you? Me, I hate them. Always have, even as a kid.

Summers here are really nice though. The last few have been longer and hotter and stretched right on into fall. Climate change.

Southern Ohio is just a few hours away and has a whole different climate and culture...closer to that of the South. Go from one to the other and it's easy to see why we had a Civil War...and why we might end up having another one.

Ohio used to be a very diverse state but now it is a conservative backwater with some liberal islands...the cities. It's gotten a lot older and whiter. Young people leave and immigrants avoid this state. It has gotten worse over time...poorer and less progressive, especially in the years since I moved here. Damn sure ain't Californy...but that's good in a lot of ways as well as bad. Lots of good old stuff here that hasn't been ruined by the hipsters, and I have no problem with that. In fact, I sorta like it.

It irks Lucinda, who's a fifth-generation Ohioan, when I call it North Missitucky. But culturally and socially and politically, it is what it is. I like it less than I did when I first moved here. All I have done, after 27 years, is to merely get used to it. You can get used to almost anything, given enough time. Lucinda and I have a lot of fun and a lot of adventures...and that has made all the difference.

Charlie

 


 Yep, I was up in the northern part by Toledo. Also spent time in Elyria and Cleveland a lot. Just imagine, maybe we saw each other and you'd never even know it. biggrin I did like the winters, except when it was so cold we could literally not leave the house without fear of freezing to death. The summers were great though! Honestly it was almost exactly like living in Wisconsin, but without the nice lakes and parks. I don't really remember much about the political climate because I don't really get involved in that. blankstare



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I'm quite a distance from Elyria. I live near the airport. The planes come in DIRECTLY over our house. We got soundproofing through the FAA, but we leave the windows open in summertime because we desire fresh air, and I'm pretty sure it has done serious damage to Lucinda's hearing and less so to mine. If you were here in the Nineties, when I arrived, you were probably quite young, and if you were old enough, maybe you went to school in NW Ohio, as there are some pretty big colleges there.

Winters here are not as cold as in Illinois and Wisconsin. I don't miss the cold of Chicago, where my brake lines froze up when it was 27 below and I stopped by hitting a snowbank. Another time, in bitter cold and snow, my engine died while making a turn, and I lost the ability to steer and ended up in somebody's front yard. Do I miss all that? HELL, NO!

Ohio, of course, is the home of Kent State, and those words mean something to folks my age. Lucinda was there that weekend, but did not witness the shootings. Will we be there for the fiftieth anniversary, in May? Damn betcha. No way in hell would I miss it.

You must know about that famous image of the girl kneeling over the dead body. I have met her twice already. Will she remember me this time? Probably. Lucinda says I am very memorable, whatever that means. I think it probably means I'm a royal pain in the ass.

Charlie



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I hate snow, but the cold is worse...and a lot harder to cope with. 


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If I lived another 100 years and never saw snow again I wouldn't miss it in the least. Same with the cold.

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I hate snow, but the cold is worse...and a lot harder to cope with. 


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If I lived another 100 years and never saw snow again I wouldn't miss it in the least. Same with the cold.

bleh


 It is the fictional story of Philip Nolan, an army officer court-martialed for treason. Just before he is to be sentenced, on September 23, 1807, Nolan cries out: "Damn the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"

The judge takes him at his word and declares that, forthwith, Nolan be imprisoned on a ship and neither see nor hear of his country for the rest of his life.So he spends the next 56 years at sea, without being allowed to hear or read or see anything about the U.S.

Just change it to: "Damn the fucking snow! I wish I may never see or feel or experience snow again!" and you have me...

"The Man Without a Snowflake"...I'd love it! aww

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KidCharlieMane wrote:
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I hate snow, but the cold is worse...and a lot harder to cope with. 


Charlie

 


If I lived another 100 years and never saw snow again I wouldn't miss it in the least. Same with the cold.

bleh


 It is the fictional story of Philip Nolan, an army officer court-martialed for treason. Just before he is to be sentenced, on September 23, 1807, Nolan cries out: "Damn the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"

The judge takes him at his word and declares that, forthwith, Nolan be imprisoned on a ship and neither see nor hear of his country for the rest of his life.So he spends the next 56 years at sea, without being allowed to hear or read or see anything about the U.S.

Just change it to: "Damn the fucking snow! I wish I may never see or feel or experience snow again!" and you have me...

"The Man Without a Snowflake"...I'd love it! aww

Charlie




 I have read it, and I agree with your snow analogy.



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