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Old 01-03-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Way to cold outside

Woke up to another day of -34 C, (-35 F) in Barrie Ontario
I'm almost thinking that it would be worth it to take the penality on my pension and retire now and head south for the winter with the new trailer. I got woken up by frost quakes again last night.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Thank you Adair1965 for adding to my knowledge pool. I had never heard of frost quakes till I read your post. I researched it on the Internet and it seems that those in Ontario and area get these quakes because of all the water (Great Lakes, St.Lawrence River etc.) and rock. We get the bitterly cold weather here but nothing that causes these quakes. Closest we would have here is the ice cracking while out on the lake ( I was ice fishing a few years ago when the ice cracked so loud and close that I made a quick exit off the lake).
Put an extra log on the fire, bundle up - we only have 3 more months to go.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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I've been in a fish hut when a pressure crack sounded, scared the hell out of me the first couple of times. Now I'm kinda used to it.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:24 AM   #4
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Well congratulations - you made the 6 o'clock news here in Regina tonight with your frost quake. I guess I wasn't the only one who didn't know what these were.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:48 AM   #5
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Adair,

I retired 3 1/2 years early (if that's what you call a penalty), that was 10 years ago come Jan 20.

I can only say "It's the best job I've ever had".

We had a pre-retirement seminar and I still hear the presenters opening words. He said I don't
want to here the F word. "Full pension".

When I sat down and looked at the numbers I found that if I couldn't live on 31 1/2 years, there was no way 35 would have done it and I'm not sure I would have made it to 35 years.

My pension is our live on money and our savings are the life style money.

The only mistake that I made after I retired is going back to work for six months in year 3 of retirement. I earned 15K and after the tax man got done with me I was left with about 7K.

I loved my job, but I love retirement more!

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Earlier this week we had -20F with -45F wind chills. It was brutal for 3 days! And we had the frost quakes here too. First time I've experienced them. They do remind me of pressure cracks out on a lake.
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