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« on: February 06, 2010, 09:32:00 AM »

Where I live we are buried in snow, and it's still falling fast, hence the title of this thread "White Weekend".

What makes it worse is I guess FTDNA's Houston Lab is backlogged with FGS tests, because Deep Clade-R and L21 test results haven't been forthcoming, and a couple of the Deep Clade-Rs I have been anxiously awaiting have been postponed . . . twice.

That makes for some boredom on the genetic genealogy front, and my back hurts already from shoveling my driveway and helping my neighbors with theirs.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 11:02:33 AM »

My original target date for FGS results was the beginning of December. After being pushed back twice, the new target date was 2-5-2010. Obviously, that was missed as well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 12:04:07 PM »

I am waiting for my FGS for 3.10.2010 (batch 343), but, as my kit returned only on 1.13.2010, probably also my results will be delayed.

Here, fortunately, no snow.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 01:55:00 PM »

I am just back in my home after being exiled from it for the past 25 or so hours after our electric power was knocked out yesterday due to the heavy snow, which brought down trees, which in turn brought down power lines. We stayed in a motel last night. The house is still cold, since it was 7o F (-14o C) here last night.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 02:54:20 PM »

Hold out, Rich! Weekend is over, I don't know snow.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 03:30:56 PM »

I am just back in my home after being exiled from it for the past 25 or so hours after our electric power was knocked out yesterday due to the heavy snow, which brought down trees, which in turn brought down power lines. We stayed in a motel last night. The house is till cold, since it was 7o F (-14o C) here last night.

I'm a weather geek also, yea, the storm that hit Washington was a historical storm, three feet in some places, you could get another one Wed., so get ready.
It's Al Gore's Globel Warming !
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 03:42:23 PM »

Yeah, I think Al Gore should help out shoveling some driveways around here.

I heard we are due for another six inches or so of snow Tuesday night through Wednesday.

It's getting monotonous.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 04:45:05 PM »

I am just back in my home after being exiled from it for the past 25 or so hours after our electric power was knocked out yesterday due to the heavy snow, which brought down trees, which in turn brought down power lines. We stayed in a motel last night. The house is till cold, since it was 7o F (-14o C) here last night.

I'm a weather geek also, yea, the storm that hit Washington was a historical storm, three feet in some places, you could get another one Wed., so get ready.
It's Al Gore's Globel Warming !

Hahaha use some of his jet fuel to burn some snow.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 03:08:36 PM »

Everybody can come to Hawaii, the weather is fine - high 75, low 68.  Surf is going to be giant on Wednesday.  Aloha
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 07:21:37 PM »

Everybody can come to Hawaii, the weather is fine - high 75, low 68.  Surf is going to be giant on Wednesday.  Aloha

I lived there when I was a baby - my brother Daniel was born in Tripler Army Hospital there in Honolulu. Unfortunately I don't remember the year we were there; I got there when I was about six months old, I think. My brother was born when I was about a year old. My parents have old home movies of me running around in Hawaii outside in just my diapers.

Some years later, my dad was stationed in San Diego. Now that I remember. It was very nice. I can recall being outside in shorts and a t-shirt riding my bicycle . . . while on Christmas Vacation (we used to call it that before Christianity was booted out of the public schools).
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 08:00:27 PM »

The weather is great but the isolation is a killer.  Thank God for the internet.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 08:42:57 PM »

I've been thinking about moving to Florida someday. We were there this past summer (in Orlando, at Disney World). My wife really liked it. I like Live Oak trees and the idea of being able to pick oranges from my own orange trees.

And not freezing my behind off . . .
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 02:59:10 AM »

yea but after a while living in Forida, you'll be diggin' out the parka in 55 degree weather like they all do now...lol
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 12:39:46 PM »

yea but after a while living in Forida, you'll be diggin' out the parka in 55 degree weather like they all do now...lol

Yeah, I'm in Tampa and it has been chilly the past couple of days... nothing close to snow though! And I am still wearing boardshorts!

By the way, I just received my FGS results: I am HV4, which means almost nothing to me because I have no idea what to get out of it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 01:16:02 PM »

I was just in Tampa in November for a cruise. My sister used to live there but now lives on the east coast in New Smyrna Beach now after moving to Ky but deceided to go back to Florida where its warmer...

The major haplogroup HV, in which pre-V, HV1, and other branches of HV are all sister haplogroups of H. Here is an interesting site for more info: http://en.eyeplorer.com/show/me/Haplogroup+HV+(mtDNA)

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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2010, 02:17:36 PM »

I was just in Tampa in November for a cruise. My sister used to live there but now lives on the east coast in New Smyrna Beach now after moving to Ky but deceided to go back to Florida where its warmer...

The major haplogroup HV, in which pre-V, HV1, and other branches of HV are all sister haplogroups of H. Here is an interesting site for more info: http://en.eyeplorer.com/show/me/Haplogroup+HV+(mtDNA)

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Ahh, I used to go surfing in New Smyrna. You could park on the beach, so it was easier to come and go...

So HV4 is a sister to Haplogroup H? That is interesting...

Sorry about hijacking this thread.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2010, 07:55:20 PM »

No problem. It's hard to hijack a thread with such a loose and low key topic.

By the way, it's snowing again. We're supposed to get another 8-15 inches, on top of the two or three feet we have on the ground already.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2010, 10:28:35 AM »

No problem. It's hard to hijack a thread with such a loose and low key topic.

By the way, it's snowing again. We're supposed to get another 8-15 inches, on top of the two or three feet we have on the ground already.
I'm supposed to go New Jersey next week.  I know that's a little north of the main snow, but it all sounds like fun.  Perhaps the ice ages will return.  Actually I have no doubt they will, its just a matter of time.
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2010, 11:47:38 AM »

It is snowing in North Texas today, too. Three to seven inches are expected. That's not buried in snow, but it is more than we usually see. In Texas, if you mention snow or ice some portion of the population immediately veers off into a ditch. Of course, it is illegal to sell snow tires as well. I once had a set of snow tires with studs bought in Denver. Don't remember whatever happened to them. They would have come in handy today, though.   
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2010, 11:11:53 PM »

There has not been much snow for this Island so far this winter.  

The ice in Northumberland Strait was rather late forming.
I counted a dozen or so seals last week on the ice.
I saw an osprey yesterday., and I see bald eagles about every other day.

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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2010, 02:26:16 AM »

It is snowing in North Texas today, too. Three to seven inches are expected. That's not buried in snow, but it is more than we usually see. In Texas, if you mention snow or ice some portion of the population immediately veers off into a ditch. Of course, it is illegal to sell snow tires as well. I once had a set of snow tires with studs bought in Denver. Don't remember whatever happened to them. They would have come in handy today, though.   
Yes, they just said on the weather report that we set a record snowfall for the DFW area.  I'm surprised the lights are still on.  The trees here aren't always well trimmed from the power lines and you have more evergreen types of trees that hold the snow or ice.  Many are breaking. Reminds of why trees back home that have leaves (rather than needles) lose their leaves for the winter.
Back home is Omaha, by the way.
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2010, 11:12:28 AM »

I used to live in the DFW Metroplex, in Watauga (near Fort Worth). I remember some terrible ice storms there in the winter and violent thunderstorms in the spring and early summer.

Overall it was a good place to live, though, and sometimes I miss it.
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2010, 10:43:03 PM »

Watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games tonight. It's a shame about that kid from Gruzia (Georgia). God rest his soul and bless his family.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2010, 11:03:02 AM »

Our Florida snow looked a lot like rain...hmm
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2010, 09:36:38 AM »

I'm having a bit of a snow-blizzard.

15cm snow with 35km/h winds gusting 55km.
Drifting, and visibility are the biggest issues.

I'll have some fun with the tractor later,
the driveway is plugged with drifts.


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