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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-15 10:00 PM (#422289)
Subject: Sick of this Maine Winter



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I am tired of this Maine winter. There has been plenty of snow and plenty of plowing... and did I mention the days on end of below freezing cold.

So I am thinking of warm summer days... hot.... so hot that my car is shimmering... hey, is it melting????



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DIF-RNT
Posted 2014-01-16 1:44 PM (#422371 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Don't you have another 5 months of winter Bill?
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-16 9:53 PM (#422447 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Hey Ron. Yup, if that grounghog gives us an extra long winter. I hope not!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2014-01-19 3:56 PM (#422938 - in reply to #422447)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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What is the attraction to living in Maine ? Seems like a quaint, sort of "backwoods" New England
kind of place, with lots of woods and small villages and a beautiful coast line, for those who like
like that sort of thing. What does one do for work, hobbies, etc. that makes Maine the ideal place ?

I have friends there that complain about the long winters, but love it otherwise. We get long, cold
winters here too .... November 01, with snow sometimes well into May ! Summers and falls
are wonderful, and spring can be nice (if winter doesn't overshadow).

Tell us non-Mainers about what makes Maine a great place to call home.
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-19 11:16 PM (#422995 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Geez doc. Slow day today? No different than any other I guess. What makes you add your 2 cents to every conversation? It must be your duty. So why Do you have so much time on your hands? We back woods boys wanna know.
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DIF-RNT
Posted 2014-01-20 12:30 AM (#423018 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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You got to be from somewhere
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fenix
Posted 2014-01-20 9:53 PM (#423134 - in reply to #422938)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Doctor DeSoto - 2014-01-19 3:56 PM

What is the attraction to living in Maine ? Seems like a quaint, sort of "backwoods" New England
kind of place, with lots of woods and small villages and a beautiful coast line, for those who like
like that sort of thing. What does one do for work, hobbies, etc. that makes Maine the ideal place ?

I have friends there that complain about the long winters, but love it otherwise. We get long, cold
winters here too .... November 01, with snow sometimes well into May ! Summers and falls
are wonderful, and spring can be nice (if winter doesn't overshadow).

Tell us non-Mainers about what makes Maine a great place to call home.


I think it's the attraction of the lobster trees, could be wrong, happened once i think.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2014-01-22 11:27 AM (#423375 - in reply to #422995)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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61ChryslerMan - 2014-01-20 8:16 PM

Geez doc. Slow day today? No different than any other I guess. What makes you add your 2 cents to every conversation?
It must be your duty. So why Do you have so much time on your hands? We back woods boys wanna know.


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Naturally curious, I guess. Maine seems like a beautiful place, but the long winters seem a constant
theme of weariness.

Why do I have so much time on my hands ? Hmmmm ..... good time management ? .... with my
long winter, this is my morning and evening fun ?

Why so defensive ? If asking questions is so intrusive, why are you posting something like this to a
public forum ? I mean it as nothing more than friendly conversation about a place I don't know much
about. And who better to ask that the guy who is addressing the very point I am asking about ?

Sorry to offend. It wasn't my intent.
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firedome
Posted 2014-01-22 12:49 PM (#423393 - in reply to #423375)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Pretty much as you said Brent... pretty, rugged, quiet, quaint, charming... but Maine doesn't hold a candle to the West Coast of New England...Vermont!! (ducks and runs....).

My cousin lives in Harrison ME, near Steven King, and has a summer place near the ocean too... pretty nice over there... great lumbah & lobstah!

In Northern New England, you either love winter (Vermont has world-class skiing), live for summer (120 mile long Lake Champlain, the "6th Great Lake", I'd argue the most beautiful lake in the US, with the Adirondacks on one side and Green Mountains on the other and the best freshwater fishing in the country, according to the Bassmasters guys), or you have a good heated garage/workspace for cars, woodworking, or other indoor hobbies, and you just hole-up for 5-6 months... Maine, pretty much the same. Taking winter vacation to someplace warm makes a lot of sense, but in summer you wouldn't want to leave, never used a/c in 10 years. Universally acknowledged as having the most beautiful Fall color in the world, people travel from afar to see it. Great people, and VT and ME have the lowest crime rate in the US.

Winter can be a trial, but been to 46 of the States, and never found a nicer one, all around... we're moving back to VT for good, asap.

Edited by firedome 2014-01-22 1:05 PM
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FIN_NV
Posted 2014-01-22 2:35 PM (#423416 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Those Lobsters in The Summer Makes it all Worth it!
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-22 5:19 PM (#423446 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Hey doc, I just like to talk about Forward Look cars on the Forward Look site. That's why its here,right? If I want to rant about the president or any other political figure, I'll start something in the Nether Region. If I want to talk about house paint, sticky notes, horse turd or the like I again go to the off topic area or perhaps a different site altogether. You have a quick wit and a sharp tongue. Your back woods characterization along with a "if you like that sort of thing" just reminds me of your jabs at others. I'm sorry you think I am defensive. You appear to like to make people defensive around you. I enjoy life and my car in particular. If you want to know more about Maine, I suggest you Google it.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2014-01-22 11:24 PM (#423532 - in reply to #423446)
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So, this is why you posted a thread about Maine winter .... to talk about FL cars ? I am confused.

Your responses here make you seem like a pretty unfriendly guy. What up ?

FWIW, "backwoods" is a positive thing in my world. it would be the polar opposite of "ghetto". And
"for those who like such things" acknowledges that the nauseating "mall culture" America is becoming
generally has no use for quiet backwater places, any more than they do for our ugly old cars. But in
the company we keep here, I would expect more people than normal to find "backwoods" to be a good
thing. I have been invited to come to Maine since coming home and it sounds like a great place. I was
just looking for broader opinions from real people and not some tourista bullsh!t you're going to get via
Google.

We have had about 3 weeks of freezing fog, creating that crazy hoar frost on everything above 2500ft.
It is really beautiful and not so #@! cold that a person can't work outside. After the bitter cold of AFG,
it is really wonderful to be home and soaking this up again. I would sure like to have finished my shop
to a point I could heat it, but all-in-all, it could be a lot worse. I hope your spring is warm and comes
early.




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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-23 12:02 AM (#423542 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Easy doc. You are trying to make me look bad, remember? A lot of guys don't post cause of people trying to show us how much better they are. I'm sorry you have to compensate that way. I forgive and forget. Hang in there.
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firedome
Posted 2014-01-23 10:06 AM (#423571 - in reply to #423542)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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Whoa Bill, yes Doc can come on strong at times, and so do a lot of people, but had no agenda that I can see in harmless asking about Maine... so how about showing that not all New Englanders are crusty curmudgeons.

Hey Brent, have you read "The Geography of Nowhere" and "Home from Nowhere" by JK Kunstler? If not you'd like them. Good blog too at www.kunstler.com

Edited by firedome 2014-01-23 10:08 AM
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DIF-RNT
Posted 2014-01-23 11:56 AM (#423601 - in reply to #422289)
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Only 55 days left till Spring
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2014-01-23 12:43 PM (#423619 - in reply to #423542)
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61ChryslerMan - 2014-01-23 9:02 PM

Easy doc. You are trying to make me look bad, remember? A lot of guys don't post cause of people trying to show us how much better they are. I'm sorry you have to compensate that way. I forgive and forget. Hang in there.


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No compensation, my friend. Just asking questions. Sorry you have come to feel others
are out to show you up. You got a great car and live in what sounds like a beautiful place.
I think you got a "game winning ticket", Amigo. To hell with perceptions. No need to be
snarky. Does anyone really "have one up" on you ? I think not.
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-02-04 11:14 PM (#425926 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: Re: Sick of this Maine Winter



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I have to laugh when you talk about snarky. Nobody does snarky like the doc. You should register that mouth as a lethal weapon. ha ha.
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2014-04-05 10:22 PM (#434716 - in reply to #422289)
Subject: RE: Sick of this Maine Winter


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Old Fart Winter needs to move on time for warmer weather
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-04-06 12:48 PM (#434761 - in reply to #422289)
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Yup. Luckily the snow is fading fast. Snow still blocks the back garage but she will be out very soon.
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