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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2018, 08:05:44 pm »
Well fella's, I work outside.  Regardless the weather.  12 below and windchills near 30 below when I started earlier this week.  I was good to go though, dressed in 5 inches of clothes.  Did great till I had to pee.  It's only 4 inches long. :-\
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2018, 08:05:44 pm »

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2018, 08:56:20 pm »
Well fella's, I work outside.  Regardless the weather.  12 below and windchills near 30 below when I started earlier this week.  I was good to go though, dressed in 5 inches of clothes.  Did great till I had to pee.  It's only 4 inches long. :-\

I had the same problem when I was snowmobiling but it was more like 1 inch long.   :-[   Any shorter and it would have been an inny instead of an outty.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2018, 09:10:17 pm »
Have you guys ever given diapers a serious thought ??   :o   :'(   >:(   ;D
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2018, 10:23:14 pm »
Have you guys ever given diapers a serious thought ??   :o   :'(   >:(   ;D

That wouldn't be a bad idea if I still stayed out in that kind of cold. Better than grabbing hold with an ice cold hand and getting a chilly willy. One winter when I was riding up in the U.P. it was so cold my balls retracted to a nice warm place and I didn't see them again until the spring thaw.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2018, 06:00:02 am »
OK to change the subject slightly...I have an East Indian MD that suggested using a Neti pot for nasal lavage to alleviate a post nasal drip from pollen this summer...I've continued using the warm salt water nasal lavage daily, and has really helped me during the chill we are having down here... I know it is nothing like the temps you have, but my house is heated only with heat pump, and I don't use a humidifier, so I really dry out... you might give it a try... it only feels like you are being waterboarded the first time or so

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2018, 08:24:11 am »
U.P.?  Upper Peninsula? 

I've heard a lot of good with the Neti pots.  Also some bad as a bacteria bed....after you clean it soak a little vinegar in it to kill off the bad boys.  We used vinegar in the boys breathing treatment equipment as a necessity and also in the sleep apnea machine.  Also put a boiling pot of water to keep the humidity up...it was so dry up here in Oklahoma compared to S. Louisiana where I was from I kept a nose bleed for a while until I did that.  Wife drops some cinnamon, or other sweet smelling stuff in it to add to it's use.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2018, 10:11:03 am »
Yes, UP is the upper peninsula.

Some of the most beautiful parts of the lower 48!

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2018, 03:34:10 pm »
Yes, UP is the upper peninsula.

Some of the most beautiful parts of the lower 48!

And as cold as Canada up there. It's like a completely different state where I live, with Ohio-like weather. TripAdvisor has a list of the top 403 things to do and places to see in the U.P. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g5414977-Activities-Upper_Peninsula_Michigan.html
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2018, 04:03:51 pm »
Riding a motorcycle over the Mackinaw Bridge on the grated lane is a bit unsettling!

I heard years back that a Yugo got blown off the bridge by the wind!

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2018, 06:55:32 pm »
Riding a motorcycle over the Mackinaw Bridge on the grated lane is a bit unsettling!

I heard years back that a Yugo got blown off the bridge by the wind!

It's a long way down. I used to like looking down through the grate when I was a kid. Driving on it seems to make the wheels wander a bit, and that's on 4 wheels. I was driving a full-size van across the bridge one winter and was blown sideways into the next lane. 5 minutes later the bridge was closed, I think until some time the next day. There were 64 million safe crossings and then along came a woman in her Yugo. She was out of control.

http://www.tctimes.com/news/remember-the-woman-in-the-yugo/article_5496a820-4159-11e7-b3ad-8391deb9664f.html
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