Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/16

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Subject: [Leica] Gloves and chilliness
From: marcsmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Fri Jan 16 12:38:16 2009
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At 03:02 PM 1/16/2009, Tina Manley wrote:

 >Gloves?  It's cold here in South Carolina!!  12 degrees this morning
 >and not supposed to get above freezing all day.  My chickens' water
 >is frozen solid.  With my arthritic fingers, I can't hold the camera
 >in the cold.  I'm using some special arthritis gloves, tight elastic
 >with the fingertips cut out.  They help some with the arthritis but
 >don't do much to keep my hands warm.  What do you guys who live in
 >arctic temperatures all the time do?  I'll never move above the
 >Mason-Dixon Line!!

Well, it got down to 10 here in Richmond, VA, 
last night but zoomed up to 35 or so by early 
afternoon.  I did get a bit chilly when I walked 
out several hours back to get the mail and 
thought, but only briefly, about digging out a 
pair of long pants.  Year-round, I wear shorts 
unless I'm at a Defense Force drill or the 
like.  But, then, I am VERY well insulated by my adipose layers!

I do own some great gloves but I'm not certain 
where they are as they got dislocated in our move 
three years ago.  I last wore them when I was 
camping with my Scout troop in Connecticut in 
1974 and the temperature was around five below.

Yes, when I was a lad, women had to wear gloves 
to work, along with skirts and heels.  Quite a 
bit different today!  I doubt that my wife owns 
any gloves, but then her outdoor exposure is from 
the parking garage, through the Marriott, and 
then a half-block outside to get to her office.

Sorry about the arthritis, Tina.  I have friends 
who suffer from this, and it must be really painful and limiting.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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