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And anoter thing- from sunny Scotland-NOT

Jun 19th, 2004, 07:26 AM
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And anoter thing- from sunny Scotland-NOT

It's midsummer near as dammit'

An I sat in my house with some friends having an indoor barbecue as the sleet and hail banged off the window panes. Who is repsonsible for this?
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:35 AM
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You are responsible, Sheila.Having a barbie in June in Scotland is tempting the gods.
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:37 AM
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Not what I wanted to hear!

Please try to order up the good weather for us. We arrive on Thursday.

I'm going out of my way to pack for rainy weather. Usually when I bother to haul the rain gear, it doesn't rain.
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Jun 19th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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Shiela....so sorry to hear!!!
We lucked out.....we were there in May, early June.....just one day of rain!!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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OTOH,

Here in the SE of the USA, the weather is more like July/August than June.

84 F and 88% RH at 07:00.
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Jun 19th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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You have made my Mum's day, Sheila. She was unhappy that here in San Diego we're having serious "June Gloom" and haven't seen the sun much for the last three days. Haven't had sleet or hail yet, though!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 10:34 AM
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Sheila, have you seen "The Day After Tomorrow"? The bad weather started in Scotland in that movie.........
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Jun 19th, 2004, 10:54 AM
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You choose to live there, deal with it!

Now you'll probably reply "it's beautiful how could I live anywhere else?" , yes Scotland is picturesque, but not famed for its tropical weather, so get on with it, tell us something new pulleez!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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I did not know that you could barbeque haggis. Have been to Scotland many times. Last time it rained for five weeks. I would love to see Oban on a sunny day.
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Jun 19th, 2004, 06:44 PM
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We were in Scotland for a week in May and did not get rained on once. It was lovely!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Here in the drought ridden SW we would welcome the wet weather. It is in the mid to upper 90's here and we're huddling inside next to the swamp cooler to keep cool eating delivered pizza so we wouldn't have to warm up the house by cooking. (ducking from the blows to come) "But at least it's DRY heat" (if you live in the SW US, you will understand that statment! Enjoy your BBQ!

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Jun 19th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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I have felt like I am in Scotland all month. Nothing but wind and rain. My trip long ago was not as pleasing due to rain. But I watched sheep dog trials even in the heavy downpour.
If I were in Sheila's house, I'm sure the rain would not mayyer
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:00 PM
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Dear Sheila
maybe it's all the global warming we keep hearing about. (just kidding!)
Ira, I'm in the SE USA, too. Yikes! There's just NOT ENOUGH iced tea in the world to stay cool. Why, oh, why didn't we look for a house with a pool....?
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:06 PM
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MATTER!! Hi Sheila!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:22 PM
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WE go to Scotland fairly frequently because good friends live there. We go in August and always have marvelous weather. We did go in April one year to attend a wedding. The weather was miserable. Two days after the wedding my friends (it was their son who married) had a barbecue for the whole wedding party. They have lined their garage ceiling with an asbestos type material that is totally fireproof (it is sealed and not carcinagic) in order to barbecue at any time of the year. They spent three years on a project in the States years ago (where I met them) and went home with the burning (pun intended) desire to barbecue just like the Californians. The whole salmon (several)that was barbecued had been caught that morning by the father of the bride. What fun, what memories.
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Jun 19th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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yummy sounds good!
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Jun 19th, 2004, 09:14 PM
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Doesn't the rain keep the midges away?
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Jun 19th, 2004, 09:56 PM
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Keep having weather like that and no high-flying Hispanic teens from Texas will come to visit. Ever.

Call in the British Council.
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Jun 20th, 2004, 01:30 AM
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Ah, a silver lining!
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Jun 20th, 2004, 02:32 AM
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It's all my fault, Sheila. We had a barbecue when the children were young but got recently.
During the spell of hot dry weather we bought some disposable barbecues and enjoyed using them.
Finally, I suggested that we'd be better buying a proper barbecue.
The day we bought it the temperature dropped and the heavens opened.
Of course, we could blame global warming. In that case it's the fault of all those Americans for turning up their heating and driving SUVs.
The weather forecast yesterday said that there was risk of ground frost in sheltered parts of Scotland!
 

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