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Neesy

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I think it was nice today - drove to work in the dark and I heard it was going to be mild but ended up spending most of the day in the house.

When I was younger I could function on less sleep but for some reason today I was just a zombie

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Blake

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Late last week and on the weekend it was boiling hot, (40+ degrees celsius=110 Fahrenheit) Today it is not cold or hot and it isn't sunny. It's funny, I thought as people get older, they can get by on less sleep. I think it has to do with what people eat. I reckon if I eat too much white bread, for some reason my energy levels go down. On Sunday morning it was boiling hot and I walked to the shop and bought a two liter flagon of full-cream cold milk. I drank it in ten minutes, and milk is good because it has heaps of energy in it.
 

Neesy

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Late last week and on the weekend it was boiling hot, (40+ degrees celsius=110 Fahrenheit) Today it is not cold or hot and it isn't sunny. It's funny, I thought as people get older, they can get by on less sleep. I think it has to do with what people eat. I reckon if I eat too much white bread, for some reason my energy levels go down. On Sunday morning it was boiling hot and I walked to the shop and bought a two liter flagon of full-cream cold milk. I drank it in ten minutes, and milk is good because it has heaps of energy in it.
Sometimes I will wake up at 4 a.m. and I am ready to go - this morning I pushed the snooze three times :facepalm_smiley:

I don't think it had anything to do with what I ate - it was just one of those days I figure - I think I would do better working part time.
 

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Beautiful day today but under a winter storm watch for Wed/Thursday. Last week they were saying 1-3"; today it's up to 8-12". :down:

Here's the view outside my window this morning. The snow on top of the screen house is from yesterday's storm. I don't have to work at the office today so will take some time later to put on the snowshoes and use the snow rake to get the snow off the roof as I'm worried about the structure collapsing from the weight. I took the pic sitting down so to give some perspective, I'm looking level at that mound of snow right outside my window; there is a slope going down to the screen house. Out of frame in this picture, the 4' picket fence is buried . I keep reminding myself that we need it as we've been in a drought situation the past couple years. Sometimes that actually helps me feel better. :smile:

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Beautiful day today but under a winter storm watch for Wed/Thursday. Last week they were saying 1-3"; today it's up to 8-12". :down:

Here's the view outside my window this morning. The snow on top of the screen house is from yesterday's storm. I don't have to work at the office today so will take some time later to put on the snowshoes and use the snow rake to get the snow off the roof as I'm worried about the structure collapsing from the weight. I took the pic sitting down so to give some perspective, I'm looking level at that mound of snow right outside my window; there is a slope going down to the screen house. Out of frame in this picture, the 4' picket fence is buried . I keep reminding myself that we need it as we've been in a drought situation the past couple years. Sometimes that actually helps me feel better. :smile:

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So serene to look at, so miserable to deal with. Be careful when raking!
 

niro

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Beautiful day today but under a winter storm watch for Wed/Thursday. Last week they were saying 1-3"; today it's up to 8-12". :down:

Here's the view outside my window this morning. The snow on top of the screen house is from yesterday's storm. I don't have to work at the office today so will take some time later to put on the snowshoes and use the snow rake to get the snow off the roof as I'm worried about the structure collapsing from the weight. I took the pic sitting down so to give some perspective, I'm looking level at that mound of snow right outside my window; there is a slope going down to the screen house. Out of frame in this picture, the 4' picket fence is buried . I keep reminding myself that we need it as we've been in a drought situation the past couple years. Sometimes that actually helps me feel better. :smile:

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It looks really nice.
 

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Only a dusting...........:smile:
Even we weren't that blasé about this storm. :D Bangor set a new record for the amount of snowfall in a 24 hour period. Several towns stopped plowing because of the white out conditions until the storm settled down. Very fortunate the power didn't go out the entire time with the blizzard conditions.
 

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Attention all male Ka-Tet members....
Shoveling Snow Can Kill Men, Canadian Study Finds
by MAGGIE FOX

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, and it's probably from the exertion of shoveling snow, Canadian researchers reported Monday.

They found a slight increase in both heart attacks and deaths from heart attack in Quebec after a storm. The likelihood went up with each extra day of snow, they reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


A man shovels snow from a street during a winter storm in New York on Feb. 9, 2017. Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images
"We suspect that shoveling was the main mechanism linking snowfall with myocardial infarction (heart attack)," Dr. Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center and colleagues wrote.

"Men are potentially more likely than women to shovel, particularly after heavy snowfalls. Snow shoveling is a demanding cardiovascular exercise requiring more than 75 percent of the maximum heart rate, particularly with heavy loads," they added.

The team studied 128,000 heart attack cases between 1981 and 2014, and more than 68,000 people who died.

A single day of snowfall raised a man's risk of heart attack by just less than 1 percent, they wrote, and it raised his risk of dying from a heart attack by 12 percent.



Eight inches of snowfall raised the risk 16 percent compared to a day in the same month that did not have snow, they reported, and men were one-third more likely to die of a heart attack the day after an eight-inch snowfall, compared to a dry day.

Women were not more likely to either have heart attacks or to die of them after snow, the team found.

Snow shoveling is hard. It's not a daily activity, and it strains the heart, Auger's team said. People often exhale hard with their mouths closed while lifting a heavy shovel full of snow, a dangerous habit called the Valsalva maneuver, they noted.



Using the arms intensively and repetitively, especially while standing upright, can also raise the risk that a piece will break off from a clogged artery, the researchers noted. Cold temperatures make blood vessels constrict, which adds to the danger.

It might not only be shoveling that does it. People using snow blowers have also been reported to have higher rates of heart attack, the Canadian team noted.

The National Safety Council has some advice for how to safely shovel snow:

  • Do not shovel after eating or while smoking
  • Take it slow and stretch out before you begin
  • Push the snow rather than lifting it
  • If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Do not work to the point of exhaustion
  • Talk to a doctor before shoveling if you have a history of heart disease
  • Stop immediately if you feel dizzy or tightness in the chest
 

Dana Jean

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Attention all male Ka-Tet members....
Shoveling Snow Can Kill Men, Canadian Study Finds
by MAGGIE FOX

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, and it's probably from the exertion of shoveling snow, Canadian researchers reported Monday.

They found a slight increase in both heart attacks and deaths from heart attack in Quebec after a storm. The likelihood went up with each extra day of snow, they reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


A man shovels snow from a street during a winter storm in New York on Feb. 9, 2017. Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images
"We suspect that shoveling was the main mechanism linking snowfall with myocardial infarction (heart attack)," Dr. Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center and colleagues wrote.

"Men are potentially more likely than women to shovel, particularly after heavy snowfalls. Snow shoveling is a demanding cardiovascular exercise requiring more than 75 percent of the maximum heart rate, particularly with heavy loads," they added.

The team studied 128,000 heart attack cases between 1981 and 2014, and more than 68,000 people who died.

A single day of snowfall raised a man's risk of heart attack by just less than 1 percent, they wrote, and it raised his risk of dying from a heart attack by 12 percent.



Eight inches of snowfall raised the risk 16 percent compared to a day in the same month that did not have snow, they reported, and men were one-third more likely to die of a heart attack the day after an eight-inch snowfall, compared to a dry day.

Women were not more likely to either have heart attacks or to die of them after snow, the team found.

Snow shoveling is hard. It's not a daily activity, and it strains the heart, Auger's team said. People often exhale hard with their mouths closed while lifting a heavy shovel full of snow, a dangerous habit called the Valsalva maneuver, they noted.



Using the arms intensively and repetitively, especially while standing upright, can also raise the risk that a piece will break off from a clogged artery, the researchers noted. Cold temperatures make blood vessels constrict, which adds to the danger.

It might not only be shoveling that does it. People using snow blowers have also been reported to have higher rates of heart attack, the Canadian team noted.

The National Safety Council has some advice for how to safely shovel snow:

  • Do not shovel after eating or while smoking
  • Take it slow and stretch out before you begin
  • Push the snow rather than lifting it
  • If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Do not work to the point of exhaustion
  • Talk to a doctor before shoveling if you have a history of heart disease
  • Stop immediately if you feel dizzy or tightness in the chest
This just happened to my brother. And he is a stick. You would never look at him and think, heart attack in the making.
 

GNTLGNT

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Beautiful day today but under a winter storm watch for Wed/Thursday. Last week they were saying 1-3"; today it's up to 8-12". :down:

Here's the view outside my window this morning. The snow on top of the screen house is from yesterday's storm. I don't have to work at the office today so will take some time later to put on the snowshoes and use the snow rake to get the snow off the roof as I'm worried about the structure collapsing from the weight. I took the pic sitting down so to give some perspective, I'm looking level at that mound of snow right outside my window; there is a slope going down to the screen house. Out of frame in this picture, the 4' picket fence is buried . I keep reminding myself that we need it as we've been in a drought situation the past couple years. Sometimes that actually helps me feel better. :smile:

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...Holy Crap.....That's a GNT sized pile!!!.....
 
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