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Sunny, Frozen, Southern California

This is a discussion on Sunny, Frozen, Southern California within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I agree use the car , sorry about your loss of plants. Right now I ...

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    I agree use the car , sorry about your loss of plants.
    Right now I am trying to keep the enclosed porch at 40 not below can't run all the electric things at the same time so anything that plugs in out there can't use . I have the green house door cracked open a little it will run the guts out of the GH. heater .. At least the propane company will be happy . Gin

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    Compared to you I have no problems. Stay safe and I hope DH is doing okay too!

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    Gin, it sounds awful where you are. My sister just called and said that she and the kidos are sleeping in the living room near the fire place because their power is off. They live in Eastern Texas. She decided to stay home because she has a bird and fish and didn't want them to freeze.

    Cheers and warm wishes to everyone dealing with this terrible cold,
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    Stay warm, Gin - the 'chids are concerns, but secondary ones.

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    Diane, I feel sorry for the orchid carnage ... But I am sure you and the orchids will recover! I vote for using the car heheee ...

    Gin, Stay safe! We were not expecting the winter coming back but it did! But things will get better!

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Sounds like we all have our share of problems with the cold weather. We have spent the day trying to solve problems with burst heating pipes in the walls of our bedroom. It's supposed to be -16F here tonight, and practically as cold for the rest of the week. Since there is no heat upstairs now, I have to keep the fireplace going non-stop tonight to keep things from getting worse. DH has to leave on business tomorrow, so it will be just me figuring it all out. Plants are fine; they are in a part of the house unaffected by the burst pipes.

    I hate winter.

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    As bizarre as it sounds....22 is our predicted temperature for tonight!
    In the desert. A lot of damage to our valley's citrus crop and ground vegetable crops. If you wonder how this affects you, it will cause your produce prices to rise.

    All of you struggling with keeping warm, taking care of pipes, etc. please take care.

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    And we are all supposed to be worried about Global Warming?

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    Take care everybody on that frozen continent!

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    On the news this morning I heard proof once again that (native) Californians are not fit to live anywhere cold. Someones pipes froze, so they crawled under their house and poured Boiling HOT water on them. Of course, that caused the pipes to break. The resulting flooding washed out the backyard of the home and caused a mudslide that flowed down into the pool of the house below!

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