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Fire_n_Ice
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Message Posted: May 7, 2007 10:31:02 AM

Stop in and meet ohyeah, a funny lady from Raleigh, who really needs her own home here. After the miles she's accumulated zooming thru GB on a daily basis, she really needs a place to put her feet up and relax. Welcome to your new home, ohyeah!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:56:45 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Slept nicely and Woke up at 2 AM Sunday morning. The second floor was a bit on the chilly side. Looked on the net for the temps outdoors. It was -11° (-24°C) at 2 AM.

Lit the kero heater on the first floor and warmed up some homemade chicken noodle soup. A quick care free brekky w. few calories and lots of health. In 15 minutes the house was heating up rapidly and the thermostat set at 70° (21°C) no longer fired up the propane wall heater.

Returned upstairs to complete my early morning rounds It was a bit later than usual, yet finished as early as was normal. Checked out the putlocker.is site and discovered the new domain is now called Watchfree.to.

They have the same format as before w/ lots of movies and TV shows to view for free. Was going to watch Safe (2012), Instead began to watch "Interstellar" (2014) w/ no less than 22 links of partners.

Some want one to sign up w/their e-mail. Canned those sign ups for several that allow instant streaming, no questions asked. Saw a ⅓ of the whopping 2hr 43 min movie "Interstellar," then paused Interstellar to travel to the grocery store.

The Lancaster Shaw's was quite busy for 11 AM on a Sunday morning. Looked over steaks and decided against one for a birthday lunch. Wanted a Rising crust DiGiorno Supreme pizza, 32 oz on sale for $3.99, this w/e only.

The store had sold out, so a rain check was rec'd. Did buy some real nice asparagus on sale for the week for a low (for here) $1.77 a lb. Nothing else was wanted. Passed on the 1 lb raw 50-70 shrimp for $5.99.

Also passed on the fatty chuck roasts for $2.99 a lb and the other W/e only sale items.

Was not hungry enough for a 6 or footlong sub at Subway so a rare visit was made to MdD's for a bacon clubhouse burger for $4.79, $5.22 w/tax. No Mac sauce or salt both which are laced w/ MSG was ordered. Sort of a small birthday treat for me.

Looking forward to a warmer night in the teens (-8ºC) and an inch of snow in the morning. Revised from 3-4" just one day ago. Thursday overnight should be the last bitter cold night of the winter. Please.

The air temp is 19° (-7°C). The high is to be 33° (1°C).

Civil twilight is 5:53 AM EST. Night is 6:04 PM.

Sunrise: 6:22 AM. Set: 5:35 PM.

Length of day: 11h 12m. Length of visible light: 12h 11m. Tomorrow will be 3m 03s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 1:50:49 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Welcome to March! Maybe things will begin to melt soon. The sun will stay out an hour and one half longer by the end of the month and temps will go up by an average of ten degrees. The snow does not stand a chance!
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 2:37:44 AM

Good morning yeah!

The low Saturday morning saw the still air temp reach 24.8° below zero (-32C). Had the kero heater on since 5PM the day before. What a pleasant feeling waking up to t-shirt temps in the hose this w/the bdrm window open 3 inches.

Finished my rounds earlier than usual, played a multi player game of StarCraft, its been 10 days since my last, then took a needed nap. The feeling of heavy eyes was overwhelming. The 90 minute nap my all the difference.

Saw an original The Twilight Zone epi, Criminal Minds, Law and Order while the sun did its thing by heating up the North Country. In no time the temp reached 4 above. Cold to you, warm for a winter day in this area

Passed on a run to the Recycling Center for a few things wanted in Littleton. Needed some 26 oz cans of Cream of Chicken condensed soup that Shaw's was out of for two weeks.

Visited my pal the store mgr of Rite Aidto get some cases of Bouble Bag strong ale from the Long Trail Brewery in Woodstock, VT. Also wanted a can of french vanilla coffee, in between homemade chicken noodle soup on our cold days.

Returned to Big Papa's Mket for broccoli crowns $1.25 a head, a few bananas foe 38¢ a lb, and got a deal on 14 10 oz pkgs of oatmeal raisin cookies for 75¢ each Teir reg low price was a $1 ea on Thurs. Liked them and wanted a stock for the house.

Stopped at the Gold House for a large steak bomb w/provolone, still just $8.06 w/tax. Few others can even touch a large steak and cheese for so little cost.

Spun by Mac's Mkt in Whitefield to get a few 6 Italian shredded cheese pkgs, 8 oz for $2.69. Spoke to my pal the meat mgr before he was through work for the day.

The air temp is -15° (-26°C). The high is to be 30° (-1°C) in the northern NH mtns.

Civil twilight is 5:54 AM EST. Night is 6:03 PM.

Sunrise: 6:24 AM. Set: 5:33 PM.

Length of day: 11h 09m. Length of visible light: 12h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 03s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 1:32:05 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It was -17° for the low temp yesterday morning. Lasted from 6 AM until 8:30. Then slow to warm up. The temp was 4 degrees warmer on Mt Washington. Had the kero heater on at 4 PM on Thursday. Needed to open my bdrm window to allow cold air to regulate the room temp.

Another clear night will see even colder temps. 16 to 22 below zero (to -30°C) are expected. The wind chill is meaningless in these mtns. Unless one is outdoors.

Made some spinach stuffed chicken breast w/o the bacon in the morning. getting to be good at tweaking these two new recipe. Tried one a touch of mayo, spinach and feta cheese.

The other had ricotta and Parmesan w/the spinach mix. Both are very excellent. Would depend on the mood one is in. Have to wonder what a little tomato sauce or bruschetta would do to the taste. Did forgo the turkey bacon making these.

Played w/a recipe for pork chp gravy w/lt soy, brown sugar, cornstarch, apple juice, and ground ginger. Made a few tiny batches w/diff combo. Not a big hit to me like Tuscan sauce or even BBQ sauce.

Enjoyed watching some Netflix TV shows. Rec'd a mid afternoon phone call from the auto body shop. They want me at 8 Am Monday Yet will not have a car to loan until after 9.

Need to be somewhere by 9:30 AM so they are searching for a loaner. They also added another 24 hours to repair the car due to painting it. Now a two day job for paint and install a small applique panel to the front bumper cover.

Sounds like a lot of baloney to me. May go elsewhere in a week or even two. They do not work Saturdays. Lit the kero heater just before 5 PM to have the house hot overnight. It sure is even w/the bdrm window open 4 inches top and bottom.

The air temp is -18° (-28°C) and dropping like a rock. Expect -24° (-31°C) this morning by 7 AM. The high is to be 22° (-6°C).

Civil twilight is 5:56 AM EST. Night is 6:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:25 AM. Set: 5:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 06m. Length of visible light: 12h 05m. Tomorrow will be 3m 03s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:37:04 PM

Good evening ohyeah537.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:20:59 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Got up at 1:30 AM yesterday morning. The wall thermostat is set for 68° (20°C) and that was the temp of the house. Still felt on the chilly side for a few hours. Finally went downstairs when the temp was below zero and lit the kero heater.

Just before sunrise the temp reached -7°F. That was nearly 10 degrees warmer than the forecast (-25°C). In an hour the kero heater was so hot from the heat rising to the second floor that the bdrm window needed to be open.

There is no low or medium setting on the portable heater. It is either on burning efficiently or gives of soot or odor when not fully turned on (meaning burning not efficiently). One regulates the heat by the windows being open.

We are talking below zero temps outside. Have the wall furnace for the warmer temps. Turned off the heater before leaving for the morning.

Left early to drive to Littleton. Few venture out during below zero temps unless there is a reason. Bought a few deals at the mkt. Yams are 58¢ a lb, cukes 60¢ ea, 10 oz of baby bella are $2.25, leaf lettuce was $1.50, 1 lb of baby spinach $3, cantaloupes $1.50 ea, and celery $1.34 a bunch.

Also went for the special deal of nice and soft oatmeal raisin cookies 10 oz for a dollar. No carrageenan and minimal MSG. The store owner routinely buys a pallet deal for cheap money and passes on the savings to his customers.

Have purchased brilliant LED mini flashlights, bruschetta, evoo and the like for short money. Some of this weeks three days of deal are found here at the Big Papa's Mkt Facebook page.

Bought at WM were two 15 oz containers of Ricotta Cheese for $1.94 ea. Want to experiment with the stuffed chicken breasts further and perhaps make more crock pot lasagna.

The kero heater was lit just before 4 PM to have the house hot when the temp drops overnight. Love to feel the extra heat at night and when waking up.

The air temp is -8° (-22°C) 7. The high is to be 16° (-9°C).

Civil twilight is 5:58 AM EST. Night is 6:00 PM.

Sunrise: 6:27 AM. Set: 5:31 PM.

Length of day: 11h 03m. Length of visible light: 12h 02m. Tomorrow will be 3m 02s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 11:46:46 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Oh that is the worst! It just makes the snow really heavy and hard to move. Hope you get some warm weather and it melts so you do not have to shovel!
ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:23:34 AM

Well... We got about 5" then it started to rain! BLAAAAAAAAAAAAA
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 2:21:40 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Finished my posts early yesterday then watched some episodes on Netflix of America: The Story of Us. Learning some events that the history books do not mention. Also saw my fave TV series while waiting for the one day warmup.

Saw the temp recover rapidly from a warmer low of 1° (-17°C) today. With the deep freeze returning each night through the weekend, wanted to go to the store and get more chicken breasts to try my new recipes.

Got a fabulous deal at Mac's Mrk for split chicken breasts. They were $2.29 earlier in the morning and reduced to $1.49 a lb. Bought three of them, Neufchatel, 8 oz on sale for 99¢, and Feta cheese 8 oz for $4.99.

Returned home to work with 2 chicken breasts into bacon wrapped stuffed w/spinach breasts cooked in the toaster oven. Like them w/a little mayo mixed in the spinach, feta cheese and garlic mix.

Temp reached a high of 27° (-3°C) which was perfect for me to wear a baseball spring jacket w/light gloves and go for a walk up the mtn road. The late morning was wonderfully sunny w/a few little clouds floating by quickly at 6,000 ft.

Walked south up past my forest to see the new clear cut upo against my property line. Have some blow downs that the attorney landowner who owns right beside me had that section clear cut last winter.

The bright side of the new clear cut is that views of the Kilkenny Range and Mt Cabot are easily seen from my side of the loop road. Even the 4 story barn on the other side of the loop can now be seen.

While the sun remains below the 100'+ tall forest trees, it felt warm when some of the tree cut properties were reached. The sound was dead still. Only a light sound of wind was heard — and a woodpecker working for its meal.

Walked to the beginning of the fire road. Looked down it to notice the logging trucks have finished cutting. No new truck tracks w/their tire chains were seen. Thoughts of Spring and temps above freezing on most days filled my mind.

Then it was time to return. Walked north past the custom log cabin. It looks like it has not seen visitor's in a long time. Though the driveway was plowed from a storm several weeks aago. Much of the roof was raked.

In the one mile south up the mountain there are only two houses, both can be seen from the road. The trees have blankets covered much of their limbs. Were bare, it is the wind that uncovered them.

The two mile round trip has several hundred feet of elevation gain. My gps has not worked in several years. Plan on building up my legs in the warmer temps so that the entire loop road of 4¼ miles w/its 650 ft of elevation gain can be done w/ease.

My Co Insur adjuster stopped by to inspect to damage from the hit and run 1 month ago. Would imagine the estimate and the draft of the check will be rec'd next week.

The air temp is 2° (-17°C). The high is to be 15° (-9°C). Yet -14° (-26°C) tonight.

Civil twilight is 5:59 AM EST. Night is 5:59 PM.

Sunrise: 6:29 AM. Set: 5:29 PM.

Length of day: 11h 00m. Length of visible light: 11h 59m. Tomorrow will be 3m 02s longer.

Off to the Mkt later to get some deals on produce and shop at a few other stores.

Have a fantastic day!

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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:07:30 AM

be careful out there Oh yeah!
ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:37:24 PM


We are supposed to get up to 12" of that cold awful white stuff tonight... UGH!!!! No work for tomorrow! I hope we don't!!!
dickc49
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:06:12 PM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Another two inches of that white stuff overnight! We have now had over one hundred inches this winter. Only need six more inches to set the all time winter record. I just hope we do not get another two foot blizzard!

Hope today's storm is just rain for you and not the white stuff. It looks like it will miss us to the south.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 1:54:11 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

An hour after the sun rose in this area we reached the low of the day. It was -33°F (-36°C). The 6,288 ft (1917 metre) summit of Mt Washington was 2 degrees warmer. Not a doubt this was the coldest night of the year.

What a great feeling the kerosene heater offers. Constant uninterrupted heat w/the house at a pleasing 78° F (26°C). This is with the bdrm window open at the bottom 3 inches.

Wore a t-shirt and light cotton pants as my posts were completed before 5:30 AM. Filled the heater w/more kero, then took a wonderful 90 minute nap. Woke to more warmth and the desire to cook.

Cut a thick chicken breast in half to have four boneless pieces. Made two using a different spinach stuffing in each, one w/a little mayo stirred in and the other w/a ricotta cheese mix. Both were wrapped w/turkey bacon and grilled in the toaster oven. Did like both of them. Need to make them further and give more taste tests.

Made tthe last wo dipped in flour, egg batter, panko bread crumbs and fried in evoo w/ garlic and a 5 cheese topping. Decided to boil some farfalle (bow ties) then made homemade bruschetta w/the works to add to them. What a tasty treat.

Turned off the kero heater at 11 AM. The house was hot and was sweating after preparing the different styles of food.

Took at drive when the temp rose to 3°F (-16°C) to Shaw's for some Genoa salami and some other cold cuts ends in a styrofoam pkg for $2.99 a pound. Got my mail at the P.O. Rec'd an acknowledgement of the Insur claim in the mail.

Stopped at the local auto collision center to let them know the Dart was going to be repaired next week. Asked for the favor of buffing out a few of the small scratches as a free bonus and for a new Ford Focus, C-Max or Fusion, to test drive car for the two days the car will be in their shop.

The air temp is 12° (-11°C). The high is to be 25° (-4°C). Yet -14° (-26°C) tonight and frigid thru Saturday.

Civil twilight is 6:01 AM EST. Night is 5:58 PM.

Sunrise: 6:30 AM. Set: 5:28 PM.

Length of day: 10h 57m. Length of visible light: 11h 56m. Tomorrow will be 3m 01s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 1:48:22 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went to sleep an hour early Sunday night. Was tired from using the Sno Thro the day before. Woke up at midnight and completed my rounds very earlier than usual. Nice to get in a 90 minute nap and it still be early in the day.

Readied for a drive to Whitefield, NH. Wanted to get single chicken breasts for $2.09 a lb ea, instead for buying 4+ lbs at Shaw's for $1.99 a lb. Visited that Subway to get the workers to correct a 55¢ overcharge the day before.

A 6" brekky sub and a coffee are still an amazing $3, $3.27 inc tax at Subway in these parts. Got my 55¢ adjustment on my purchase.

Enjoyed the entirely scenic drive to Littleton via NH Rt 116 Visited a small market to say hello to two friends who work there and have not seen in a year. Pizza slices are excellent and one gets a ⅙ of a plain cheese pizza pie for $2.50 inc tax.

Stopped for bread and bleach at WM. Went in Shaw's for their 26 oz can of cream of chicken soup on sale for $1.69. They still do not have it in stock. Dollar Tree also does not have its grated Parmesan cheese 8 oz for $1 in either. Warehouses are out of stock.

Got a phone call late afternoon from Lowe's w/a message, "If you want 2 cans of kerosene or a dozen, we have them in stock". Interesting that four days ago the message was, "Kero has arrived and they are going fast."

Thought about this for hours. Bought one 5 gallon can for the w/e cold. Also want a spare amount in case the power goes out. Lots more heat in the kero heater than turning the stove burners or the oven on, in case of a power outage.

Temp peaked at 4° (-20°C) in the afternoon. The temp was on a steady decline for the remainder of the day. Fired up the kero heater mid afternoon. Fabulous to absorb that constant heat and wake up to an extra warm house.

Wind was cutting my face all day. Wind gusts were to 15 mph (25 km/h)

The air temp is -26° (-32°C). The high is to be 16° (-9°C) .

W/a wind chill value as low as 42° below zero (-41C).

Civil twilight is 6:03 AM EST. Night is 5:56 PM.

Sunrise: 6:32 AM. Set: 5:27 PM.

Length of day: 10h 54m. Length of visible light: 11h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 01s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:14:46 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Completed my posts early yesterday morning. Looked forward to returning to bed for a wonderful 90 minute nap. It restored my vitality. Had a hot cup of my homemade chicken noodle soup then went out.

The temp was up to 3° to 12° (-11°C) and it felt warm. One pull of the rip cord fired up the Ariens Sno Thro. There was 5 inches (12.7 cm) of nice light fluffy powder to clean. The town plow triples that at the foot of the driveway. The added weight of sand mixed in the snow makes it quite heavy at that location.

Went around the perimeter of my house and shot snow to fill in the melted space between the built up snow and house to further insulate the coming cold. Snow blown from the Ariens is now 7 feet (2.2 metres) up the side of the house. Will be quite helpful keeping the house warm this week. More cold arrives each evening right through the w/e.

Took the Dart for a drive to Whitefield. Wanted to see the beautiful fresh fallen snow that is thick on the trees w/the mountains (Facsimile photo) in the distance.

Stopped to top of my tank w/gas that surprised me remains $2.09 w/the Cumberland Farms Smart Pay Card. It gives anyone w/it 10¢ off every gallon, then withdraws the funds from ones checking account in a day or two.

Visited my pal the meat mgr at Mac's Mkt in Whitefield. Bought a lean Rib eye (Delmonico Steak,) a deal for $6.99 a lb. Returned home, sliced it lengthwise, and cooked it ever so slow in the frying pan.

Added baby mushrooms to thhe works. The steak was juicy, tender, and well worth the $7.11 paid for it.

Around me, towns saw the temp touch and exceed the freezing point. The temp was shy in my area. Usually the first several days above freezing remain below freezing here as the ground and snow depth radiate the deep freeze stored over the months.

This week will see the cold return w/overnight temps equaling our coldest mornings. Particularly tonight and Thursday night. Can only pray that next week is not as cold. Will fire up the kero heater this afternoon

The air temp is 19° (-7°C). Temperatures falling to 5 below (-21°C) this afternoon. Then 24 below (31°C) tonight.

Civil twilight is 6:04 AM EST. Night is 5:55 PM.

Sunrise: 6:34 AM. Set: 5:25 PM.

Length of day: 10h 51m. Length of visible light: 11h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 00s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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On this date, in 1916, Battle of Verdun, the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I, began.

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 2:05:18 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Was going to slow cook the chicken legs and split chicken breasts in the crock pot at 2 AM so they would be ready for my 6 AM lunch. Went to look for them in the fridge and they were not there.

Looked on the floor for the shopping bag. It was not there. figured they must have been left in the car. Temp was dropping fast. At 26 below zero, (-32 C) why go out to the car at 2 AM?

Finished my posts, then at 5 AM went to make a pastrami sammie. In that tray was the two pkgs of chicken. Shook my head over hiding them on myself then prepared the crock pot.

Wanted to make a fresh pot of chicken noodle soup so the skin was left on w/a few cups of water added to make chemical free broth. Added carrots, celery, onions and garlic.

Then added diced broccoli florets and wheat linguine in 1½ lengths. When the works was ready, a cup of milled flax seed was slowly stirred in to thicken the works w/o using flour or cornstarch. My preferred method.

Turned off the kero heater at nine o'clock. Overcast arrived and sent the temp sailing into to the teens, then into the 20's (-11° to -5°C). W/a hot cup of fresh made hot soup, watched my fave shows on Netflix.

Really was absorbed in the later seasons of Law & Order and Criminal Minds. The screen writing is superb. Like to not be able to guess a story's ending and be surprised. These two and several others have succeeded wonderfully.

Ready for another snow event late this afternoon then overnight into Sunday morning. May see 6 inches if the majority of snow remain south. Tho on the other hand, snow is burying Washington DC at the rate of 2" per hour. It could head north and say hello.

Warmer today and much warmer tomorrow. Monday night the temp plummets to at least 20° below zero (-29°C). Will fire up the kero heater late Monday afternoon to enjoy the extra warmth it offers.

The air temp is 21° (-6°C). Our high is to be 36° (2°C). Two to six inches of snow is greeting me this morning.

Civil twilight is 6:06 AM EST. Night is 5:53 PM.

Sunrise: 6:35 AM. Set: 5:24 PM.

Length of day: 10h 48m. Length of visible light: 11h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 12:21:15 PM

Greetings ohyeah537.
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On this date, in 1792, President George Washington signed the Post Office Act, establishing a permanent Post Office Department.

Welcome to Saturday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 2:13:31 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The house as well as this writer was most comfortable this morning having the kerosene heater on since the day before going non stop. With my bdrm window open 3" top and bottom the temp outdoors at 7 AM was -4° (-20° C) yesterday morning.

Watched a few of my fave TV Series on Netflix. It means lots of entertainment for not having network broadcasting able to reach these northern mtns. Think the cost of $8 a month is the deal of the century.

Decided to drive to my pal's grocery store where he is the meat mgr and prep for the coming w/e storm w/some goodies. He has split chicken breasts for $1.69 a lb, Chicken legs for 88 cent;; a lb and sliced ham for $1.99 a lb.

Asked him how on Earth can you sell deli sliced ham for $1.99 a lb? He told me they were Hormel and the like blister pkgs w/the sell by dates getting close, so they are re=packaged in Styrofoam trays are offered for less.

Good for sammies and omelets. Know they have MSG and other chemicals. Am in at that price. We chatted about everything under the sun. The store mgr walked by a few times to hint to us to break up the chat.

Went to that town's Subway and get a 6" white egg and bacon brekky special, w/ all the veggies and a 16 oz coffee for $3.27 inc tax. Brought it out to the car and added two slices of ham.

Ate the sub on the way to the Town of Franconia, NH. This town has it all, Mtns, waterfalls, x-c and downhill skiing, an airport & Soaring Center, horseback riding stables, the Robert Frost House & Museum Inn B & B's and views everywhere.

My insurance agent was my destination. Told her that the parent insurance Co phoned late afternoon, yet did not leave a message. She let me phone the Main Mutual Group and a message was left to the adjuster.

Apparently the driver of the SUV that backed into me at the P.O 3 weeks ago had her conscious bother her, phone the Insur Co and admit she backed into me.

Unknown to me was the Co sent me repeated mail. Have no mail box at the house on purpose. All mail is to my PO box to weed out junk mail.

Phoned the adjuster at 1 PM to discuss this hit and run. We are both insured by the same Co. Bingo for me! She took my recorded accident statement. Was parked and the other driver backed into me and then left the scene.

An adjuster will visit next week and draft a check for 100% of the damage. Wonderful from point of view.

In a month the maple sugar tree sap will be flowing and temps will rise above freezing during the day. Looking forward to some not as cold days. One frigid winter, especially this month.

The air temp is -23° (-31°C). Our high is to be 22° (-6°C). Two to six inches of snow is expected tonight into tomorrow morning

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EST. Night is 5:23 PM.

Sunrise: 6:37 AM. Set: 5:52 PM.

Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58 s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 2:00:28 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Forgot to mention the following yesterday that many wrote to ask. That 32 y/o female hiker who perished choose to continue on in 100 mph (161 km/h) winds above treeline, instead of turning back. Since there is a year round manned weather observation building at the Mt Washington summit, forecasts are days in advance and detailed every morning.

There are also a score of hiking sites to hook up w/a partner to hike. In the snow of winter Anything other than a group hike is placing one's life at risk.

This sign is just before tree line (takes a few sec's to load) 8 to 10' high up (snow depth) on on every trail of Presidential Mtn Range.

Those stricken with madness or megalomania say in their minds that warning is for all those other chumps, not me. The views from the top are any hikers dream. This is the view of the Prezzies from a nearby summit named Owl's Head in Jefferson, NH.

Trimmed the fat off the pork sirloin cutlets ($1.79 a lb on sale), added carrots, taters, asparagus in the crock pot and cooked them for two hours. Then two onions were cut up in thick slabs, added to the works 3 hours later for another hour. Made some delish gravy from the juices and enjoyed an inexpensive dinnerl. Have about 5 or 6 meals remaining.

Had not planned to drive to Littleton yesterday as the mtn road was not plowed. Two hours later a walk to the foot of the driveway discovered the road plowed and sanded. It was already 9 AM. Said go for it to myself and used my Dart to plow through foot tall snow berm the plow left when it traveled by.

Wanted kerosene more than going to the mkt as Friday and Monday nights may be the coldest of winter. Took the drive down the mtn and felt there was a good chance of driving back home. If the snow stayed light.

Bought leaf lettuce, for $1.75, xtra large eggs for $2, broccoli crowns $1.18 a lb, green beans $1.50 a lb, cukes 60¢ ea, A half pint of blackberries for $1.75, a 2 lb pkg of strawberries for $3.50 and baby bella mushrooms $2.25 for a 10 oz pkg.

Some of the prices at Big Papa's Market are found here. Click on "See more" for a small sample of their low prices. The owner and a worker drive to the Produce Mkt in Boston the night before, select, purchase and haul their cargo back to Littleton. One way is 150 miles.

Went right to Lowe's to buy two 5 gallon cans of K-1 kerosene. Thanked the paint dept mgr for telephoning me, leaving a message, and letting me know this item arrived at the store.

Left the store to see the snow coming down quite moderately. High tailed it to Shaw's for the last day sale of those wonderful pork loin cutlets for only $1.79. Then drove home.

Made the sharp turn at the bottom, then up the mtn road. The tires slipped and the car slid, yet the traction control worked perfectly to get my acquisitions right to my driveway.

Backing back into my drive saw the undercarriage hung up on the plow's snow berm. Used the Ariens Sno Thro to blast the snow outta there, then clean up around the tires w/a shovel. The barrel of sand (w/salt mixed in) half way down my drive had 2" thick ice on top. Took lots of blows w/the spade shovel to break away the thick ice crust.

No problem the car returned to its usual spot. The Dart still has bare ground under its parking spot from last fall. Lit the kero heater at 1:30 PM to super heat the house to prepare for this evening's expected dbl digits of -20° (-25°C) below zero temps.

Plus more snow overnight this morning. 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) is forecast. Not a problem at all.

The still air temp is -2° (-19°C). Our high is to be 9° (-13°C).

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EST. Night is 5:51 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 5:52 PM.

Length of day: 10h 42m. Length of visible light: 11h 41m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58 longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Two more inches overnight. I got out and started raking off my roof yesterday. Takes a bit out of the arms and shoulders as the rake is on a long pole and it seems to weigh more when out a bit! We are supposed to have rain this weekend so I want to get the snow down as it will act like a sponge. We are seeing roofs collapse around the area and I don't want mine to be next!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 2:21:09 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Temps were a kind -8°. (-22°C) Tuesday night. This compared to the 30 below zero (-34°C) the night before. The day was also most pleasant, blue skies, lots of sun, and a high of 28° (-2°C).

A good day to relax watching the Netflix history special. America: The story of Us. Its 12 episodes that viewer thru the first landings of Jamestown and Plymouth, thru the American Revolution and the landing on the Moon.

After the past few weeks of using the kero heater, it needed to be serviced. Placed the kerosene heater outside w/no fuel in it to burn the wick red hot. This loosens up any residue.

When it was through burning it was brought back inside and the top half was removed to get at the wick to clean. Used a nylon fingernail brush to gently clean the wick clean and to soften it up. It was used constantly from Sunday.

Makes the unit much more efficient and the wick w/this care will last for a decade or more. Do have and extra wick bought many years ago in my closest waiting its turn.

Researched more on the 32 y/o wife of VP JP Morgan who died from exposure on The Presidential Mtn Range. Wind chills of 80° below zero were forecast as was 100 mph (161 km/h) winds. A hiking partner or a group hike is always the correct way to face winter hiking. As is turning back at the first sign of danger. That would be whiteout wind conditions w/no visibility.

There are dozens of hiking sites one can post6 a hike and ask to have company on hikes. Why on earth would someone use such poor judgement?

What was her husband thinking, dropping her off and letting her hike alone at 5 AM? The weather in the Presidential Range, particularly on and around Mt. Washington, can change on a dime at any time of year, let alone winter.

100 mph winds and minus 80° windchill is not uncommon in winter. Just can’t believe how reckless someone could be with their own life, let alone the rescuers who had to risk their own lives to find her. She had a transponder (a rescue beacon), used it, yet rescuers could not battle the conditions to save her.

The short story is here. It has to be megalomania to hike in those conditions. Prudent hikers would never hike in 100 mph (161 km/h) winds in the winter. The mtns will be there on another, better, safer day.

The still air temp is -14° (-10°C). Our high is to be +22° (-5°C). Pleasing compared to the recent temps.

Snow is forecast until 7 PM. Eight inches is expected here. Twelve inches in the Portland, Maine area. Looks like a postponement of my trip to the mkt until tomorrow. Want to drive home, not walk up the mtn.

Lowe's phoned late afternoon w/the news more kerosene arrived. It is forecast to be cold tonight and extra cold (-22°F -30°C) Friday night into Saturday.

Civil twilight is 6:10 AM EST. Night is 5:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 5:20 PM.

Length of day: 10h 39m. Length of visible light: 11h 39m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57 longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 2:14:40 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up at midnight yesterday and remained awake w/the temp plunging far below zero during the wee hours. The 17 below zero become at least 27 below zero (-33°C) by 4 AM.

The stat chart of the day showed the temp touching past -30° F (-35°C) from 3:30 - 7 AM. The ice on the front door hinges thickened to ¾ inch. Proof to me.

Stayed toasty warm w/the kero heater cranking out 23,000 BTU's an hour. The temp was approaching 80° (27°C) in the house. Had to open one bdrm window 3" top and bottom. Several pots are filled w/water to keep the house nicely humid.

Enjoyed a 90 minute nap after finishing my rounds earlier than usual. Steam poured out of the open window from the heat and moisture into the intense deep freeze. Thge bdrm's light saw the screen a solid whitefrom thick frost.

Watched my fave TV shows on Netflix. Then made a hash w/tatas, onions, the last of the cooked chicken legs, mushrooms, and red bell peppers. Come 10 o'clock it was time to go to the grocery store.

Had a strong urge to buy bone in pork sirloin chops at Shaw's on sale for only $1.79 a lb advertised in their weekly flyer. The Dart started easier than a few days earlier.

Let it run w/the fan on and returned to the house. The snow squeaks in temps about 10 below zero. The snow is so cold it can not expand — that is heat up when the pressure of steps or tires is one them. It crunches in warmer temps.

Found a fabulous pkg of chops that did not have a ¾" of fat around them like some of the others. Went to the PO, saw the home emergency furnance repair bill and opened it in the car. The visit w/parts, and labor, the total was just $111.25.

Stopped at that Propane Co office, spoke to the Office Mgr, and thanked him for a prompt service call w/o juicing the bill. Told him to please thank the tech for a job well down. Will pay the bill w/in 30 days.

Took the drive to the Mac's Mkt my pal is the meat mgr of. He had more days off. A job that is a gift of days off for him. The store mgr told me his store was 47° (8°C) when he opened the door at 5 AM.

The oil furnace there needed an early morning repair. Know he will pay thru the nose when the bill is rec'd. Passed up $3.99 90/10% hamburger for ground pork for $2.29. Also bought hot ham for $4.99 a lb on sale. It did have a bite to it.

Was going to turn off the kerosene heater before going out until the forecast was updated. The overnight is expected to be 11 to 15° below zero. Cold enough to enjoy the extra warmth and save the propane for when the temps are warmer.

The still air temp is -8° (-22°C). Our high is to be a pleasing +25° (-4°C). Light snow is forecast.

Civil twilight is 6:12 AM EST. Night is 5:48 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 5:18 PM.

Length of day: 10h 36m. Length of visible light: 11h 36m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55 longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 8:53:15 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, we might get a dusting today. This is the winter that just will not quit! A few roofs have collapsed and our mass transit system is in total chaos. Other than that, its February in New England! Back is sure tired of clearing the snow even though I have a snow blower. Some has to be moved by shovel on things like stairs etc and that is just getting old. I am about cleared out now but want to remove some snow from some roof areas as a precaution. We have another storm due in on Sunday and it might be warm enough to rain in some places. Rain on a snow overloaded roof will be a problem!

Hope you and the girls are doing well and did not have too much issue with this storm when it moved through your area.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 1:50:16 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Right after my post Sunday in the afternoon my long underwear was put on, heavy winter hiking pants, and an extra warm well insulated jacket rated for 50 below zero. It was 6° (-14°C) tho w/unyielding bitter wind gusts.

While outdoors and had a heart to heart w? Mom Nature, Told her, "Ha Ha! Ya missed!" j/k Actually said last week of bitter cold okay?

Spent an hour clearing the drive, the walkway, shirting the house with more snow and fine tuning the foot of the drive were the town plow piles snow as it pushes it to the sides.

By 7:30 AM the air temp dropped to minus 18° (-27° C). Certainly cold enough to delay my drive to Littleton. Yesterday the high saw 5° (-15° C).

Sure am glad that the kerosene was stocked and there is enough for 72 hours. Will turn the heater off during the day and set the thermostat of the wall furnace to fire it up when the house temp is 68° ( 20° C).

Wish each of you could taste the effects of 20 below zero (-29°C) w/o the wind for a few minutes. It is quite the unforgettable experience. How cold is -20°F (-29°C)? So cold my front door hinges have frost on the inside ½ inch thick.

My last propane fill will be next month before the Mud Season arrive. Should cost in the $250-$300 range to fill up the 2 tanks. This should last until Oct/November when the heating season returns.

Drove to Littleton. Enjoyed the scenic drive and winter wonderland. Noticed there was not one ice fishing bob house on the CT River. Have seen dozens in past years.

Some folks use mini kerosene heaters, the size of a lantern and spend many hours fishing thru the ice. Some fishing bobs are fancy, far more that a box.

Stopped at the Gold House for their fabulous steak special w/mushrooms, onions, and peppers, provolone cheese melted on top. We call it a steak bomb in Boston when Genoa salami in laid on the bottom and the goodies are stacked on top.

Went to Lowe's to inquire about more 5 gallon buckets of kerosene. Was told 18 buckets are on order. They should arrive before Friday night's -20°F to 25° below zero (-29° to -32° C) temp. The dept mgr took my phone number and will phone as soon as they arrive.

The still air temp is -24° (-31°C). Yes, 24° below zero. Mt Washington is -34° (-37°C). The kerosene heater is lit and feeling like summer. Our high is to be 18° (-8°C).

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EST. Night is 5:47 PM.

Sunrise: 6:43 AM. Set: 5:17 PM.

Length of day: 10h 33m. Length of visible light: 11h 33m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56 longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 2:00:55 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Hung inside ready and waiting for the blizzard to hit. Come 10 AM it did not arrive, haze appeared. Could this be real? At 11 AM the sun arrived and the sky turned a beautiful blue.

What madness is this? Then the realization was that the storm did not travel 160 miles north of Boston to my area. Don't think much more than a few flakes fell.

Saw on Netflix the TV shows, Sons of Anarchy, America's Book of secrets, Criminal Minds, and Mankind: The Story of All of Us, a History channel that miniseries charts the rise of civilization, from the first flourishing of life in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America.

Made some more chicken noodle soup. Used the last 26 oz can of 'Cream of Chicken soup laced w/enough MSG from the mfr to cause most folks a headache, chest pain, heart palpitations, sweating, flushing, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, asthma attacks, and for good measure face. limb, and/or finger numbness.

Watered it down then added milled flax seed, sliced carrots, celery, garlic, spinach green beans and the last of the cooked brown rice. Boiled whole wheat spaghetti, used up the last chicken leg, added some diced spinach, then thickened up the works with slices of a 2 lb cheddar bar.

Stayed inside using the stairs, two steps at a time, as fine exercise to strengthen my quads. My replacement hip is so much better, yet have continuing sharp pains in the right quad. Will need to make an appointment to have it looked at, if it doesn't leave me soon.

The temperature reached a high of 6° (14°C) early in the afternoon and is plunging as forecast. Outdoor air temp will be at least 15° below zero (26°C) overnight. More deep freeze will arrive for the rest of the week.

May see a high of 25° on Thursday as clouds move in for a possible small snow event. Have the kerosene heater (w/the furnace off) on to raise the heat in the house to Cabo San Lucas, MX temp of 85° (30°C).

It is like a mini vacation of heat during those -25° (-32°C) overnights we have. The coldest air of the winter is due to arrive this w/e.

In another month, warmer temps will begin the freeze/thaw cycle along with the sugar maple season. Then the green of Spring arrives.

The temp is -12° (-24°C) and will drop several degrees further. It will be much colder tonight. The kerosene heater is lit. Our high is to be 5 (-15°C).

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EST. Night is 5:46 PM.

Sunrise: 6:45 AM. Set: 5:16 PM.

Length of day: 10h 31m. Length of visible light: 11h 30m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55 longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 10:46:13 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Another day, another foot plus of new snow. We have now had about seven feet of the white stuff in the last month. It has packed/compressed into about 3½: to 4 feet on the ground. We are only about 15 inches short of the most ever for a winter record. Not a doubt we will reach that too. We get snow into early April. We have another storm predicted to show up on Wednesday.

Hope you guys are not seeing freakish weather down there unless it is nice weather!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 7:12:10 AM



On this date, in 1989, more than 100,000 Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan almost 10 years after the USSR invaded the country.

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 2:53:00 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Take a minute for a good laugh. Memories of seeing the 1960 classic movie Spartacus (directed by Stanley Kubrick) will bring laughter to all seeing the following. One will laugh w/o seeing the original movie in this hilarious 1 min 35 sec clip on youtube.

The snow began before first light. All the weather sites said to expect regular snow all day. Then at 3 AM or so this morning, is when the real deal hits.

Being on the VT border an far inland our area is expected to get only 4 - 8 inches while in Maine and on the coast of Mass, RI, and CT will see 12" to 18" (30 to 45 cm) new snow, or even more.

It is the wind velocity of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph (30-65 km/h) that can snap trees and cause severe power outages. Even the Cape in Mass and points north of Boston will be in the line of fire from the coming 20 hour blizzard.

Did want to leave here here this morning for a few items on sale and exchange some soup for cream of chicken. It snowed steady right into the afternoon.

The logging trucks were not working this morning so no trucks to mulch up the sand beneath the snow. Walked to the road for a look see. Leaving her would surely mean parking at the bottom for days and walking up the mountain.

Played my first games of StarCraft in almost two weeks. Enjoyed it more and even missed it. Saw Vietnam in HD on Netflix. Film footage is from soldiers in country taken during our 15 years of conflict ('59-73) w/communist troops.

This gripping series profiles 13 men and women who survived the Vietnam War. And the unrest at home.

The kerosene space heater was so hot by noon that my t-shirt was getting stuck to my skin. The window was open, yet w/o any wind, the fresh cold air was slow to enter. Had to shut the heater down and cool off.

Midnight Friday night saw the temp drop for two hours. By 2 AM the outside air was 25° below zero (-32°C). Then the clouds of the King Neptune Nor'easter arrived and the temp began to climb all day to its high of 12° (-11C).

A break in the deep freeze during this blizzard. My area far removed from the eye will get only 4 to 8 inches ( 0 to 20 cm). Then back to those 20° below overnights (-29°C), the air temps. This right thru Thursday night into Friday morning.

The temp is 9° (-13°C), our day's high, w/light snow falling.

Civil twilight is 6:16 AM EST. Night is 5:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:46 AM. Set: 5:14 PM.

Length of day: 10h 28m. Length of visible light: 11h 28m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52 longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 2:05:52 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The mystery of the missing water bottles is solved! After going nuts walking up and downstairs several to many times, the 2 bottles were located. There were up against the window right behind my 24" LED computer monitor.

A white poster board was placed over them to stop the glare of the sun. When the poster board was removed... there was the startling surprise. The only place in the house not looked at 2, 3, even 4 times. Two water bottles found, now two more to go.

Went out in 8° to start my car, drive to the foot of the driveway to see if it looked promising to return home later. It snowed enough to cover my walkway and the sand on the road.

The logging trucks dis a fine job of exposing the sand by driving up and down it during their logging operation on the fire road. Figured w/the snow event forecast for Sat into all day Sunday, may as well get out and see some sights.

At Mac's Mkt in Whitefield my pal had the day off, yet there some very good low priced meats. Nearing the ends, deli turkey slices were in pkgs in the meat display for $ 199 a lb.

Almost bought all three pkgs the price was amazing. Store made sausage was $2.49 a lb. Bought the hot spicy Italian style. Ground pork was only $1.99 a lb. Jumped right on that w/the largest pkg.

Passed returning to Shaw's to exchange the large cans of Chicken Noodle sopu for what was wanted, Cream of Chicken. Both have plenty of MSG as do all soups and creams in cans.

Words such as dextrose, spices, natural flavors, broth, soy protein isolate, maltodextrin, flavorings, anything fully or partially hydrogenated or autolyzed, and more than 30 other are hidden names for monosodium glutamate. The list is here. MSG is in most processed foods.

At 10 AM the air temp warmed up to -6° (-21°C) on the way home. The high was 1° (-17°C) in my area. The 6,288' (1,916.58 metres) summit of Mt Washington saw a low temp during the early morning of -22° (-30°C) with sustained wind of 70 mph and 90 mph (112 to 128 km/h) gusts.

That is a wind chill of -66°F (-54°C) and even much lower during the peak gusts. No wonder hikers and mountaineers the world over come to NH's Mt Washington to train and test their endurance and gear for the tallest summits on our planet.

Since 1849 over 135 people have died on Mount Washington. Here is The Quiet Monster, a Forbes Magazine article written on 06.04.09.

The temp is -24° (-31°C). The high is forcast to be 16° (-9°C). Late this afternoon will see another blizzard into all day tomorrow. A strong wind alert w/possible prolonged 30-40 mph (48 to 65 km/h).

The kero heater is lit. Feels like the hottest day of the year in my house. This in shorts, a t-shirt, w/the window open 3", that is 3' in front of me

Civil twilight is 6:18 AM EST. Night is 5:43 PM.

Sunrise: 6:48 AM. Set: 5:13 PM.

Length of day: 10h 25m. Length of visible light: 11h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53 longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 12:04:45 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 2:26:35 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had a fabulous deep sleep from early evening to just after 1:30 AM. Woke up to see Windows updated my pc. The typed dialog boxes had pixels missing from their letters.

Finished my posts then used System Restore to go back to an entire day before the update. That worked perfectly to restore the full letters.

It was snowing at 7 AM. Walked to the road to see ¾ inch of snow. Only one logging truck had used it. Pondered staying home for the day. Then thought about the kero needed w/lows at least 5 below zero (-23C) and possible snow at night.

Jumped in the car and drove slower than usual to Littleton. Thought the car would need to be parked at the bottom of the mtn and a walk w/ produce in bags up the mountain.

Arrived nice and early at the mkt. Bought were avocados for 75¢ ea, limes 20¢ ea, leaf lettuce at $1.88, orange peppers at $1 a lb, crimini for $2.25, xtra lg eggs $2 a dozen, cukes 60¢ ea, and Amish made blackberry jam $4.50 for an 18 oz jar.

Big Papa's Market Click on "See more" for some of their prices.

Bopught a few items in WM and talked to a worker who is a fellow chess player in my tourneys. Visited Rite and my pal, then went to Shaws. Somehow picked up 24 oz cans of chicken noodle soup instead of cream of chicken. Will need to return them.

Stopped for a coffee w/the gang at Lowe's and shot the breeze for a few minutes. Purchased 3 of the 4 remaining 5 gallons cans of K-1 kerosene for 5% off, $41.80 using their Lowes cc.

The lady in the paint dept said a dozen came in on Wednesday and are quickly selling out. Temps will fall far below zero for the next 3 of four days.

Somehow made it up the steep mtn road than was neither plowed nor sanded. The logging trucks w/their chains ruffled the road nicely which just gave me enough traction to make it home.

Will use the kero heater to make the house extra warm during those frigid nights and save the propane for those coming much warmer days arriving next month. There is a light in the tunnel.

The temp is -7° (-14°C) w/light snow falling. The temp will drop to about -2° (-19°C) before sunrise. Tonight will see the air temp around 23 below zero (-31°C). The kero heater is lit.

Civil twilight is 6:19 AM EST. Night is 5:42 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 5:12 PM.

Length of day: 10h 22m. Length of visible light: 11h 22m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50 longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 2:42:39 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Since Windows completed its updates earlier this morning, the typing of words in dialog boxes in GB see pixels missing. This in two browsers FF and Chrome. What a pain.

Yesterday saw a very frigid morning. In fact far colder than forecast. It was -17°F (-27°C) by 8 AM. The house was very warm w/the newly cleaned Empire 55,000 BTU direct vent propane wall furnace.

Know the snow at least 5' high blown again the house is a super insulator Saved the remaining kerosene for the next power outage. There will be a week of below zero overnights.

Beginning last night. Plan to visit Lowe's and see if they rec'd any of the 5 gallon cans of clear K-1 kero when in Littleton.

Sure like the Empire wall furnace does not come on as much as it did before the cleaning and adding the tall snow skirt around the house.

The high yesterday was a fabulous 26°F (-3°C) We are in for another run of cold. Plus snow on Saturday.

Watched some great shows on Netflix. Particularly an episode of Criminal Minds had me enthralled in the story line. Also watched 'Spartacus' and some 'The Walking Dead' episodes.

When temps rose for the day a snowshoe expedition was considered. My right quad remained painful and just standing up was painful. It almost hurts to walk around the house. So the outdoors was delayed for another day.

The strangest occurrence was loosing two more Nalgene 1 liter water bottles somewhere in the house. To look at every wall up down, and all around in every room, and not find even one amazes me. Liked they walked right out the door. That makes four MIA. Two remain in sight.

The temp is -5° (-15°C). The high will be 25° (-4°C). Light snow tonight.

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 5:40 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 5:10 PM.

Length of day: 10h 19m. Length of visible light: 11h 19m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50 longer.

Will drive to Littleton for some produce, possible kerosene, and some goodies.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 2:19:35 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Monday's burner service tech home visit is $105 an hour. Took the fellow just under an hour. Will look at the price of the thermocouple part when the bill is rec'd.

Figure it is all a bargain. The propane furnace is over 20 y/o and never been serviced. The Clean and inspect service is up there at $125. The burner had a half pound of rust in the venturi holes. The tech turned it over and tapped out the rust powder.

In fluid/gas dynamics, the velocity must increase as it passes through a constriction in accord with the principle of continuity, while its static pressure must decrease in accord with the principle of conservation of mechanical energy.

Thus this increases efficiency. The Venturi effect is named after Giovanni Battista Venturi, an Italian physicist. (So now you know ; )

Have a brand spanking new thermocouple part and something even more important. Saw and learned first hand the complete insides of the propane furnace, and the steps needed to open the burner unit and work on parts. Can clean and replace parts as needed in the future for free. That in itself is worth whatever the bill is.

Visited my pal the meat mgr at the small grocery store in Whitefield. Saw that chicken leg family packs are 88$cent; this week. Picked up one pkg that would have expired yesterday.

He said he will bake them in the oven and then sell the cooked pkg. "Hold on a minute", he said, "Have some bigger pkgs of chicken legs for 49¢" Be out in a minute.

Three 8 lb +/- bags were brought out. Told him the freezer is too full for this size, yet can store them outdoors. Was going to pat $3.60 for a pkg of four legs. Got the entire bag for just $4.11.

Also grabbed an excellent salmon filet reduced to $3.99 a lb that was to expire in a day. Thanked him for his generous low prices and hit the road.
Gas went up a dime locally. Not a care in the world.

Went to the PO for my mail and paid a bill that was forgotten until seen. Returned home to slow cook 4 of the chicken legs in the small slow cooker

Used the 1½ quart Proctor Silex, only a few months old to try one of my fave recipes. It is chicken with honey, lemon juice and tarragon. After 2½ hours it was ready.

Comes out much better when the chicken is marrinated in the fridge and cooked on the grill (or in the oven/broiler) to get the skin nicely crisp. Use 95% honey, 4% lemon juice, and 1% of tarragon. Kids and adults love this. You will too.

The temp is -6° (-21°C). The high will be 25° (-6°C) A run of below zero nights is coming up beginning Friday.

Civil twilight is 6:22 AM EST. Night is 5:39 PM.

Sunrise: 6:52 AM. Set: 5:09 PM.

Length of day: 10h 16m. Length of visible light: 11h 17m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50 longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 2:38:42 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed some of my fave shows on Netflix after my GB rounds, then decided to go outdoors bundled up. Fired up the Ariens snow thrower which was parked right outside my front door and cleaned the walkway and driveway.

The depth surprised me that after 3 days of snow it was only 8" (20 cm) deep. Went twice around my house to shirt the first five feet with snow. It acts as a super insulator to retain my home's heat.

Cleared out around the two 120 gallon propane tanks and then checked the amount remaining in the tanks. Both were 60% full. Saved much using the kero heater in the bitter cold these past two-three weeks.

Made the walkway twice as wide, then widened the driveway, especially the foot of it where it meets the road. Plwed through 30" inches of snow on the lawn so the propane tanks could be reached more easily w/the fill hose.

Returned in the house two hours later to find it cold. The pilot went out in the propane wall furnace.

Lite it for an hour. The pilot lit, yet the burner would not ignite. Even tried a portable torch. Nothing done would work.

Phoned a few of my friends, they were noit home. Called my propane Co and told them a home service call was needed.

The burner tech arrived in less than an hour. He changed the thermocouple unit Part of it looks like this lit the pilot and in a few seconds the furnace rocked and rolled to perfection.

Am glad it was late afternoon and not at 1 AM, when a home service call is nearly double. Figure that even if the bill is as much as $200, that is the first time repairs were ever needed.

The temp is 12° (-11°C). The high will be 28° (-2°C)

Civil twilight is 6:23 AM EST. Night is 5:38 PM.

Sunrise: 6:53 AM. Set: 5:07 PM.

Length of day: 10h 14m. Length of visible light: 11h 14m. Tomorrow will be 2m 47 longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 10:04:57 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Home from Maine. It was a long drive in the snow last night too! We have had another 13 inches of snow and are looking at more. I have to go out and clear this pretty soon. This is the forecast map for snowfall. Yup I am in the brighter pink area near Beverly. We will have snow on the ground here for a long time! Our snow depths are close to 30 inches with the settling and packing of the snow fall. Pretty close to a record depth.

Hope you are having better weather and that you and the girls are doing well!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 1:38:47 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

First light seemed to come early yesterday morning. Then saw the familiar white/gray overcast just after 6:30 AM. A light snow fell ever so slowly to the ground. It makes the trees look superb w/their thick white coats.

No need to open the door and go out to look. The views from the second floor windows are magnificent.

Temps have been warmer than in the past three weeks. Highs are in the teens and lows in the single numbers (-6° to -21°C). Much better than the low of this winter which was -27F (-36°C).

It has snowed every hour since Saturday. All weather sites say the one two punch of snow events will stop sometime in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Had 4" Friday into Sat. Expect 4" today, and 4" to 8" (total 30 cm or even more) tonight all day into tomorrow morning. Looks to be a fluffy dry snow that will be easily cleaned up.

Waiting until the end of the snowstorms to clean. No need to do the work twice. Have plenty of gas in two containers and the Ariens snow thrower waiting right outside my front door to get the job done.

Made a crock pot of the chicken legs bought the other days for 59¢ a lb, along with carrots, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and celery.

Cooked some wheat spaghetti in diced garlic home made chicken broth and added two handfuls of spinach to enrich the chicken soup. Some slices of celery, carrots, and green beans were included. They do play nicely together.

Watching my fave TV shows on streaming Netflix in between the snow events lasting 3 days. Watching female Mixed Martial Arts bouts between the other snowflakes.

Sure have a ton of food cooked. Southern ribs a foot long, pork meatballs in wheat rotini in homemade tomato sauce, chicken breast, the legs and the soup. Also 6 cases of Wassail and Sick Day ale. Am very well prepared if company visits.

Light snow falls. It will snow tonight through the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Expect up to 15" (35 cm) of new snow since Friday.

The temp is 8° (-13°C). The high will be 16° (-9°C)

Civil twilight is 6:24 AM EST. Night is 5:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:55 AM. Set: 5:06 PM.

Length of day: 10h 11m. Length of visible light: 11h 11m. Tomorrow will be 2m 46 longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 7:26:11 AM



On this date, in 1904, the Russo-Japanese war began when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in northeast China.

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 2:02:20 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Yesterday was a warmer than normal winter day for us. The temp soared to 19°F (-7°C). Mainly as the skies were overcast due to a one two punch of snow arriving all w/e. Even tonight will be warmer than is usual for February.

The snow began earlier than was forecast. It was to begin last night. At 1:30 PM the flakes were first seen. Several internet websites have conflicting forecast of the totals. Some do not take the second snow fall into account that will arrive on Monday.

Snow could be be seven inches to a foot or more. Am well stocked w/everything needed. It never is bitter cold while snowing. The air needs to be over zero degrees for the moisture needed to feed a snow event.

Made some chicken cutlets with Colby jack cheese and a new pan of homemade chicken soup. Got hung up watching two movies plus watched great episodes of the TV series M*A*S*H.

Even the theme music moves me. The nostalgia is superb, as are all the actors. The show was a huge hit from 1972 to 1983. Seasons 1-5 is now on streaming Netflix.

The temp is 10° (-12°C). The high will be 18° (-8°C)

Light snow falls. Snow tonight through Monday evening. Then more snow into Tuesday. Up to 12" (30 cm) new snow total is expected.

Civil twilight is 6:26 AM EST. Night is 5:35 PM.

Sunrise: 6:56 AM. Set: 5:04 PM.

Length of day: 10h 08m. Length of visible light: 11h 09m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45 longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 7:48:59 AM



On this date, in 1926, Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 1:39:30 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The low was 27 below zero (-33°C) yesterday morning. The summit of Mt Washington was a hair warmer at -20° (-29°C) . Coldest spot in the state was our most northern Town of Pittsburg, w/a -32° morning (-36°C) .

Wanted to get out for a drive and get in some food deals at 10 AM when the temp was above zero.

Stopped by the Lancaster PD. They are declining to prosecute the woman who backed into my car in front of the P.O. two Saturdays ago. Said the hit and run was too much an infraction. Only $534 of damage was done to my car. (!)

The well know in town family member who backed into me and drove off w/o stopping turned their huge barn into a popular Dance Hall & Roller Skating Rink nearly 12 y/o. What is odd is that folks can bring their own drinks and alcoholic beverages. NH State Law says that is okay.

Traveled to Whitefield to see if there were any deals at Mac's Mkt. Bought a small pkg of skinless, boneless, chicken breasts for $1.98 (even tho Shaw's has 'em for $1.97) and fought a super deal on big chicken legs for just 59¢ a pound.

Returned home to make a jucy lucy w/pork burger on one half and sweet sausage on the other w/a thick slab of cheddar in the middle. 4 slices of bacon were added w/red onion lettuce and red bell peppers in a sammie. Here is a pic of a juicy Lucy.

Enjoy seeing the original first five seasons of M*A*S*H the TV series that is new this month on Netflix streaming. As good now as it was in the early '70's. Also seen is Modern Marvels w/its innovative new machines and The First 48: Collection. Finding evidence in murders to solve them in the first 48 hours.

Temps will be twenty degrees warmers for a few nights. Lows will be in the plus side of the single numbers. Highs in the teens (-8°C) .

The temp is 10° (-12°C). The high will be 18° (-8°C)

Light snow falls. Snow tonight through Monday evening. Then more snow into Tuesday. 12" (30 cm) total is expected.

Civil twilight is 6:27 AM EST. Night is 5:34 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 5:03 PM.

Length of day: 10h 05m. Length of visible light: 11h 06m. Tomorrow will be 2m 42 longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Salutations ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 5:07:19 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The temp at 7 AM was +24° (-4°C) w/light snow falling. It felt warm for a change. Was ready to drive to Big Papa's Mkt. Walked to the road to see two Inches of snow. Decided to return in the house and call it a day.

It was too warm and the snow was very slick. Knew there would be a danger driving down the mtn road and a definite park at the bottom and a walk home. This with shopping bags.

Inside the house was the sound of the plow truck. A far different sound from the logging trucks using their Jake brakes and tire chains to slow down on their decent.

Put my jacket back on, then walked to the road to it freshly plowed and well sanded. Decided to driver to Littleton knowing in a few hours there was a good chance of not being able to drive up the mtn.

There was a line of vehicles on the CT River Hwy. The lead car was traveling at 15 mph. Wise since there was at least 2" of snow. Snow was blown off the hwy with that many vehicles on the south bound lane.

Was the third car in the Mkt's parking lot at ten of eight. Purchased leaf lettuce $1.88 a head, limes 4/$1, 10 lbs of potatoes $3, asparagus $1.84 a lb, firm raspberries $2 a half pint, and oranges 60 ¢ ea.

Here are this weeks special low prices at Big Papa's Market Click on "See more" for some of their offerings.

Was finished at the mkt very early. Took the extra 20 miles drive to super WM in Woodsville, NH on US Rt 302. Snow was still gently falling, yet the hwy was well plowed w./lots of sand an salt.

Priced better winter snow tires marked down for $68.50 each plus $7 ea for mounting and balancing. Was just looking. Can save that money by only driving when the road is sanded.

Only need to go out once a week for produce and food on sale. My freezer is more than well stocked. Bought 9 items my small WM doesn't sell. Also an 8" apple pie that the date expires today. It was $2 off for $2.99.

Blue skies were seen on the drive home. Stopped at Lowe's to see if the 5 gallon cans of kerosene was in stock. The CS desk checked, it was out of stock and the distribution Warehouse had non either.

Acted very disappointed at the CS desk and said it was promised on Tues morning the stock would be in today. The woman talked to two men. Together they offered me five 1 gal (normally $11 each) cans for the price of the 5 gallons cans, which is $44.

Sure took them up on that offer. Had a full reservoir (tank) of kero in the heater for the expected -22 (-30C) temp overnight. One tankful (1.9 gallons) lasts 10-12 hours. Always wise to have extra on hand just in case... and at a fabulous price at that.

The afternoon saw the temp dropping 1 degree every 30 minutes. The forecast was lows around 22° below (-30°C) w/northwest winds around 10 mph 16 km/h). Wind chill values as low as 35° below zero (-37°C). No typos.

Lit the kerosene heater at 1 PM. Want the house and insulation to be extra warm when the deep freeze arrives after the sun sets, due to the clear skies. Overcast traps the daily high temp so that overnights are much warmer.

The temp is -20° (-29°C), so far. The high will be 14° (-10°C)

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EST. Night is 5:32 PM.

Sunrise: 6:59 AM. Set: 5:02 PM.

Length of day: 10h 03m. Length of visible light: 11h 04m. Tomorrow will be 2m 42 longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 1:35:34 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Saw light snow during first light this morning. Decided to head to Whitefield and get some deals at Mac's Mkt at 9 AM. The temp reached above zero due to the cloud dropping light snow.

Was following a state DOT plow w/a load of sand on the bed of its 10 wheels. It was going 25 mph pushing the snow in the right side bank. Suddenly the back end fished tailed to the left.

It went nearly perpendicular to US Rt 3. No sand was being spread on the plowed payment. Was far enough back to be able to stop in time. The driver did a forward and a backward maneuver twice to straighten out his truck. Must have wanted to save on salt and sand.

Was the second customer in the store. Snow covered all the painted lines. Was a guess where to park. The new assistant meat cutter was asked if there were any bargains. Was strip steak reduced to $3.99.

It is part of the short loin. A bit less tender than rib eye or tenderloin. .70 of a lb for $2.70 snatched that up real quick.

Asked the fellow if some pork could be ground up as meatballs or meatloaf was to be made. He took three pkgs of boneless center pork chops and ground up a pkg that was 2 lbs at $1.99 a lb. An incredible price.

Bought the two item and returned back on the road home. The snow was slick enough that upon covering the sanded road it prevented me from getting traction. In fact could not continue and was just 6' short of my neighbor's drive.

Backed down the mtn ever so slowly, turned around in the drive of the home at the bottom of the nmtn. Tried twice to back up the mtn w/o success. Parked in that neighbors' drive.

Plan to get my car out after my postes, if the road is plowed and sanded. otherwise will remove it to the town offices for some days and walk home up the mtn.

Walked up the mtn to the tune of 3/5's of a mile and an elevation gain of 650'. The road was so slippery that several times saw me almost fall.

After my afternoon posts a walk to the road saw that is was nicely sanded. Travelled down the mtn to my car and returned w/it to my home.

A mile and a 1/5 for my excercise yesterday, plus the 650' of elevation gain. My right quad has that same painful area, like it was bumped into something.

Snow is expected today, Sat and Sunday evening into Moday morning. Along with more of the deep freeze.

Expect 2 more inches of snow today, two inches tomorrow, and more snow on Sunday into Monday. This may be a significant snow maker.

The temp is 24° (-4°C) w/light snow falling. 4 PM this afternoon sees the temp falling to 6° (-14°C). With a big drop to -15° (-26°C) or even lower overnight.

Civil twilight is 6:29 AM EST. Night is 5:31 PM.

Sunrise: 7:00 AM. Set: 5:00 PM.

Length of day: 10h 00m. Length of visible light: 11h 01m. Tomorrow will be 2m 41 longer.

Off to the market for some deals on produce later.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:55:32 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

A bitter low of -16°F (-27°C) yesterday morning in the mtns of northern NH. Had the kero heater going 24/7 for the past three days. Love the heat and the t-shirt wearing in the house.

Went out at 9 AM when to temp warmed up 10 degrees, if one can call that a warm up. Brought the kero heater outside to run it dry while lit and clean the wick of build up from heavy use.

Fired up the Ariens to clean the snow from the walkway and on my drive. Tried to cover the area where the minister's car was stuck on Monday. It was nearly two feet deep in snow.

Good to get lots of sand from my neighbor to have in stock, in case of its need. Come next month the thaw and freeze cycle will see plenty of ice and the need for lots of sand.

It took me only 45 minutes to clear what was needed. Then decided to travel to Littleton for lunch, then to Lowe's for more kero.

Ate a large steak and cheese special that has mushrooms, onions and peppers smothered over shaved steak with for slice of provolone cheese to stick the works together. The cost remains at $8.06 and that includes tax. No one else can touch that price.

Drove to Lowes for a few 5 gallon cans of k-12 kero, they were out and have some on order.

Visited Home Depot. They were out of the 5 gallon cans and wanted me to buy 1 gallon jugs at $12 ea. Not me. They said kero was not going to be in stock until nest Oct/Nov.

Will return to Lowe's when Littleton is returned on Thursday's produce and store run. Friday morning will see more -20° (-32°C) temps. Have kero enough for then. Would be nice to have extra in stock.

Visited my local North country Auto Body Shop for an estimate of the damage the hit and run driver did to my car on Sat Jan 24th. Their estimate was a whopping $615 vs $534 that Littleton Chevy gave.

Stopped at the Lancaster PD. The staff went home for the day so the call button outside was pushed. Sidpatch took the info why a cop was needed and said it would be a few minutes .

Write out the last of my bills, then drove to the PO for stamps and to mail them and to get my mail.

Returned to the PD, waited 10 minutes w/another resident, then used the call button to say goodbye, a visit would be made in a day or two.

Expect 2" of snow today, Two inches tomorrow, and 3" on Staurday. It does add up to needing to be cleared.

The temp is -2° (-19°C). The high will be 27° (-3°C)

Civil twilight is 6:30 AM EST. Night is 5:30 PM.

Sunrise: 7:01 AM. Set: 4:59 PM.

Length of day: 9h 57m. Length of visible light: 10h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 38 longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:05:18 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, the rib is 98% normal now, just an occasional twinge. I hope you and the girls are doing well. We have had winter with a vengeance up here. Since last Wednesday we have had about FOUR FEET of snow. Yikes has it come down! I have a bit more clearing to do today from the 17 inches we got yesterday. Most is out, but I still have to move the cars and finish the edges. Boy am I glad I have a snow blower! Our road that can park cars on both side and still fit two cars down it can now only fit one car at a time and no one is parked on it, its all snowbanks at the sides.

Have been skiing the last few weekends. With all the new snow its been much better skiing! Last weekend at Maine adaptive was Veterans, no boundaries. I spent all Sunday morning with an active Army man who needs replacement knees. He started skiing last year, and this is his first year with us. We noted he was skiing in a fashion that put a lot of pressure on his knees, so we worked on getting him into a proper stance and lo and behold, he was able to ski in better shaped turns and found that it hurt the knees way less! I just love successful days like that! He spent the afternoon skiing with his wife and daughter so I got to come home a bit earlier and made it home for the SuperBowl. What a game. I was sure the Hawks had it wrapped up until the rookie Butler intercepted that ball! Brady now has ring number four!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 2:19:01 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went to sleep Sunday at 6 PM fatigue won out in the end. Woke at 10:30 PM put on NFL.com and watch Robert Kraft accepting the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy and his "we are all Patriots speech." Though of being a Sons of Liberty, in modern times.

Highlights amazed me. 10 points down in the 4th quarter yet the Pats found a way to win. That has been their theme for years.

Temp was 16 below zero (-26C) and saw it rise as the storm clouds saturated our area. Phoned a neighbor one mile up the mtn and reminded him that we spoke of him coming over my house at 8 AM so he could pick up my eight large boxes of food that are donated to his church.

He is a minister in the Assembly of God church. Officially the World Assemblies of God Fellowship. A group of over 140 autonomous but loosely associated national groupings of churches which together form the world's largest Pentecostal denomination.

It took not 10 minutes to load up his car w/the boxes. Cans of veggies, fruit, juices, pasta, cereals powdered milk and etc. Said goodbye to each other. Then heard that familiar sound.

That was the sound of tires spinning and spinning. Returned to him, his wife was in the car, and saw he did what several people do. They leave the driveway and end up on top of the snow covered grass. Now with a foot and a half of snow on it.

Phoned my neighbor to the north. Caught him just before he was going out in his suit to spread the JW beliefs, most notably by visiting people from house to house.

He said he would help, needed to change his clothes, get his tractor, and will be up. Spent the time talking to the couple who were well stuck. Mt neighbor arrived in his pick up.

He said his diesel tractor would not start in the cold. Temp was up to -8 by then. The block heater was plugged into his tractor before he arrived at my house.

Shoveled under the frame and in front to clear a path back to my driveway. The lawn is on a downhill grade. Once someone is on that slight slope, it is difficult to return back to the driveway in the snow of winter.

My neighbor's 4x4 Toyota Tundra pick up did move the car a few feet. Then the truck began to fishtail on my drive. No weight to hols the back down. My neighbor returned to his house ½ mile away to try to start his tractor. It has inch and a half cleats on tire chains for hauling trees out of the forest for his firewood.

A new Chevy Silverado drove by, looked, stopped, and then entered my drive. The fellow said he had seen the car there an hour ago and thought it was a logging operation.

He backed in, used my neighbor's chain, then dragged the stuck car 10 or 12' backwards. The minister inched forward ever so gingerly on its own packed tire tracks, drove forward and was back on the driveway. Success!

Having the expensive snow tires sure did help on the pick up and on the car. The minister drove off to open his church food bank. Was using my Ariens to skirt the house further w/snow when my neighbor returned.

He had a pile of sand in his pick up bed. He drove to the town yard and got some salted sand. He left a pile on the side of my driveway and then told he a sad occurrence.

His wife of 20 years had a partial intestinal blockage. After 3 days in the hospital and attemps of freeing this, she passed away. Told him how sorry for his loss. Do not read the newspapers so her obit was missed.

Snow has been falling for 24 hours leaving as much as 8 inches. Wilk know at first light. A break w/o snow today, then snow Wed, steady into Friday morning. Lows will remain around 10 below. Perhaps a slight warm up Sunday.

The temp is -6° (-21°C). The kero heater is on and warm. The high will be 12° (-11°C)

Civil twilight is 6:31 AM EST. Night is 5:28 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 4:57 PM.

Length of day: 9h 55m. Length of visible light: 10h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 37 longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 2:05:31 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Congrats to the New England Patriots for their fabulous come from behind, 10 points down in the 4th quarter, magnificent Super Bowl win!

The temp yesterday morning fell to 18° below zero (-28°C). Cold enough that bare skin w/a hint of moisture sticks to metal. One has to be extra cautious to prevent this from happening. Only water will thaw one's hand from a car handle, storm door, or a front door knob.

Got antsy in the house knowing another snow event was to arrive on Sunday evening/Monday morning. Drove to Mac's Mkt where my pal is the meat mgr. No deals were bought, although sausage was 1.98 a lb, and drumettes both reg and the extra hot dragon's breath cooked were on sale for $4.79.

Stopped at Cumberland Farms, a gas station selling food and drink w/any size coffee, any flavor for 99¢ an cup. Sure like their cappuccino French Vanilla. It must have the ideal amount of MSG in it.

Returned to my town to add a sawbuck of gas which is $2.04 a gallon. Enjoyed cleaning out the crock pot and adding Brussels's sprouts, carrots, green beans and those 4¼ lbs of ribs that cost $7.06 w/as much fat as possible removed.

Cut a half of butternut squash to lay the sections on top; of the works. Wanted to add potatoes, there was no room. Made my homemade BBQ sauce w/no HFCS ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, molasses, Worcestershire, red wine vinegar, diced onion, and a touch of chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper, and a little salt.

3½ hours later the smell was driving me nuts. Had a little ribs and a chunk of tender butternut squash. Into the fridge to chill and solidify the works for several meals.

The Nat'l Weather Service (NWS) has posted a "Winter Storm Warning" in effect from 4 am Monday to 3 am EST Tuesday. Snow may be heavy at times. Expect a snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches, then taper off tonight.

The Wind Chill Advisory is cancelled, yet the air temp will be -65° (-27°C) overnight with the deep freeze to continue all week w/lows, being -12° to -20° (-24°C to -29°C), the still air temp at night.

My homemade chicken noodle soup plus those thick solid ribs sure are some good eating when the temp is chilly outdoors. Still have sausage and lots of large raw shrimp frozen, ready to make sausage and shrimp Jambalaya when the time comes. Will have to make brown Basmati rice to enhance this dish.

The temp is -16° (-27°C). The high will be 12° (-14°C)

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EST. Night is 5:27 PM.

Sunrise: 7:03 AM. Set: 4:56 PM.

Length of day: 9h 52m. Length of visible light: 10h 54m. Tomorrow will be 2m 35s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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