That's what you used to yell as a kid, when someone was beating you at something, whether it be a game or a fight. "Uncle!" meant that you had had enough.
Winter - 2010/2011 ........... "Uncle!"
I have had enough of winter one month into the season. It's currently 8F (-13C) outside and it's around 9:42 PM local time. Usually the low for the night will occur around 2:00 or 3:00 AM. The forecasted low temperature for tonight is supposed to be somewhere around 1F (-17C). And Accuweather.com keeps brightening my weekend by talk of another blizzard coming Tuesday night into Wednesday. Lord, I hope they're wrong this time!
I haven't been down the shack today playing radio, because it's just too darn chilly down there. The indoor thermometer I have placed there is currently reading 55F (13C). That's colder than places like TX or FL or CA get for FYBO! It's just not comfortable sitting down there for long stretches of time - even with a long sleeved t-shirt, shirt and sweatshirt on, in layers. And I don't want to plug in an electric heater down there only to drive up the electricity bill (and probably cause RFI, to boot!).
I've been burning wood in the fireplace all day and have kept the thermostat for the furnace at 66F (18C). The main floor and the second story bedrooms are cool but relatively comfortable as opposed to the even cooler (make that cold) basement.
When I was a kid, I never minded the cold. The older I get, the harder it seems to get. I guess I'm just a Florida, Texas or Arizona kind of guy at this point.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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