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Laura62

Walking vs driving

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I'm taking blood thinners, I will not be taking a risk for a bad injury...not worth it.

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25 minutes ago, Laura62 said:

Sometimes I can’t unlock my car because the lock freezes. I don’t think I would be able to live as far north as you, I’m not good at handling the cold. I’m already wearing seven laye s when I go outside, I don’t know what I would do in Canada!

Honestly, Laura, being born and raised in Canada (I believe) makes all the difference in the world. Your body adjusts and acclimatizes to the four-seasons, whereas moving from a more mild place to here, I'm sure would make for quite a shock to many.

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12 minutes ago, SueSTx said:

I'm taking blood thinners, I will not be taking a risk for a bad injury...not worth it.

Yep, that would do it. :) 

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5 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

Honestly, Laura, being born and raised in Canada (I believe) makes all the difference in the world. Your body adjusts and acclimatizes to the four-seasons, whereas moving from a more mild place to here, I'm sure would make for quite a shock to many.

I wouldn’t call New England mild, but I guess compared to Canada it is. Funny thing is most of my outerwear is Canadian.

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Just now, Laura62 said:

I wouldn’t call New England mild, but I guess compared to Canada it is. Funny thing is most of my outerwear is Canadian.

LOL! DH just bought several pairs of sweat pants last year, and what a time we had locating 100% cotton. Anyhow, we finally happened upon a place (in the States) called, Cotton Mill, which carries both US made and Canadian made goods, and all 100% cotton.

We tend to look for all things that are either made here in Canada, the US, or the UK.

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Laura. Do want to say, New England is such a beautiful place.

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12 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

Laura. Do want to say, New England is such a beautiful place.

Especially during the fall and spring.

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Just now, Laura62 said:

Especially during the fall and spring.

That's what I heard, fall colours are supposedly dazzling. Fall, is my favourite time of the year. 

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14 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

LOL! DH just bought several pairs of sweat pants last year, and what a time we had locating 100% cotton. Anyhow, we finally happened upon a place (in the States) called, Cotton Mill, which carries both US made and Canadian made goods, and all 100% cotton.

We tend to look for all things that are either made here in Canada, the US, or the UK.

I haven’t heard if cotton mill. I’ve been getting into online shopping, recently bought my granddaughter a Canada Goose Parka.

 

 

 

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Just now, Laura62 said:

I haven’t heard if cotton mill. I’ve been getting into online shopping, recently bought my granddaughter a Canada Goose Parka.

 

 

 

Oh, Laura, if you ever need 100% sweats (pants or top), Cotton Mill definitely deserves your attention. :) 

Oh, my, how I love Canada Goose Parkas! Great choice!

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Laura. Just for kicks, I just checked the name brand of both DH's and my winter-wear, and both are North Face (Made in the US). Go figure. :) 

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7 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

Laura. Just for kicks, I just checked the name brand of both DH's and my winter-wear, and both are North Face (Made in the US). Go figure. :) 

I have lots of gear from the North Face! I have an ankle length North Face winter coat which I wear under my Canada Goose Parka.

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2 minutes ago, Laura62 said:

I have lots of gear from the North Face! I have an ankle length North Face winter coat which I wear under my Canada Goose Parka.

It really is nice stuff, isn't it? So well made and stylish.

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6 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

It really is nice stuff, isn't it? So well made and stylish.

Yes it really is! And warm too, I love how I can be covered from head to ankle.

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9 minutes ago, Laura62 said:

Yes it really is! And warm too, I love how I can be covered from head to ankle.

For sure... there's a lot to be said for that. I have a full-length overcoat (lightweight spring/early fall version) and I always feel so elegant and stylish wearing it. There's something so dressy about a full-length coat, and in the case of winter-wear, there's something so warm about having a full-length coat. Kidneys, legs, bum, everything stays warm. :) 

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4 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

For sure... there's a lot to be said for that. I have a full-length overcoat (lightweight spring/early fall version) and I always feel so elegant and stylish wearing it. There's something so dressy about a full-length coat, and in the case of winter-wear, there's something so warm about having a full-length coat. Kidneys, legs, bum, everything stays warm. :) 

I agree, long coats are very classy and elegant, and indeed very warm. I also have full length coats that I wear in spring and fall. Honestly I think short coats and jackets don’t look nice at all.

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We live too far from anything to walk anywhere, to work, to the store etc- And to get to any store its up and down steep hills in any direction so biking is out- There arent any sidewalks, and ditches on both sides of the road- People walk around here for exercise, and bike but I do not see the same people doing either regularly, say to commute- But down around town, where its "flat", the number of people biking to work is growing fast-

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11 minutes ago, Laura62 said:

I agree, long coats are very classy and elegant, and indeed very warm. I also have full length coats that I wear in spring and fall. Honestly I think short coats and jackets don’t look nice at all.

I've never fancied bomber styled jackets (on me), but car-coats and full-length coats, now you're talking my language. :) 

I have a pear-shaped  figure, so have a bigger bottom, hips, and thighs, so short bomber-style jackets accentuate my bottom, making it look even grander. :) 

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1 minute ago, Komorebi said:

We live too far from anything to walk anywhere, to work, to the store etc- And to get to any store its up and down steep hills in any direction so biking is out- There arent any sidewalks, and ditches on both sides of the road- People walk around here for exercise, and bike but I do not see the same people doing either regularly, say to commute- But down around town, where its "flat", the number of people biking to work is growing fast-

The thing about bicycling to work, is ones hair. Oh my word, my doo (LOL) would look hideous if I were to strap-on a helmet and bicycle for a stretch. I'd have to wear my helmet all day. ROFLOL!

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2 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

I've never fancied bomber styled jackets (on me), but car-coats and full-length coats, now you're talking my language. :) 

I have a pear-shaped  figure, so have a bigger bottom, hips, and thighs, so short bomber-style jackets accentuate my bottom, making it look even grander. :) 

I have a skinny figure, so short coats do no such thing for me!

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Just now, Laura62 said:

I have a skinny figure, so short coats do no such thing for me!

I always dreamed of having a trimmer figure. :) 

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Just now, BalloonPants said:

I always dreamed of having a trimmer figure. :) 

The down side is that being skinny makes the cold weather even worse! Right now the shortest coat I have is knee length.

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Just now, Laura62 said:

The down side is that being skinny makes the cold weather even worse! Right now the shortest coat I have is knee length.

Awww... I'm always cold, too. :) 

The shortest coat/jacket I have is a spring/summer jacket, which I tend to wear with the waist-cord cinched-up a little, but worn looser, the bottom comes half-way down my behind, otherwise I fall into the same crowd as you Laura, longer is better.

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I look like a guy, I look like a girl .. :) .. Im thin, tall, straight, intimidating, Ive no "shape" .. Mens clothing for winter, womens come summer- I like parkas, bombers, fur lined hoods and hats- Wool sweaters only, wool coats no way, they weigh more than I do! I Like down, its warm, its lightweight- My winter doo? Absolute mess .. enough static to power a traffic light .. :)

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9 minutes ago, BalloonPants said:

Awww... I'm always cold, too. :) 

The shortest coat/jacket I have is a spring/summer jacket, which I tend to wear with the waist-cord cinched-up a little, but worn looser, the bottom comes half-way down my behind, otherwise I fall into the same crowd as you Laura, longer is better.

When it comes to spring and summer jackets I prefer waterproof trench coats.

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