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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. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!