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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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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:03:08 AM



On this date, in 1915, Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.

Welcome to Thursday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 2:23:39 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

A flock of 100 mallards flew into the CT River just in front of me in the afternoon. No camera with me, so a stock photo is given. The males have the iridescent green necks and heads. They stopped to rest, then will proceed with their journey to Canada.

Looked up the BioShock followup on Xbox 360 for the BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite games on Ebay and Amazon. Amazon gave me $10 off my order to open yet 1 more credit card. Ordered the both of them used for under $16 together inc/pstg and my one time discount.

Will always pay direct from from my checking account. Should receive these fascinating games in 1 to 2 weeks. Reviews are fantastic for both follow up games. Looking forward to their new challenges, the astounding graphics and surround sounds.

Spent a few hours playing BioShock. Want to get used to the Xbox game controller after a 4 year vacation. Still occasionally hit the wrong button.

Drove to the P.O. to find my box packed to the gill w/mail. Was not counting on receiving so much mail. On the return home using the cruise control, the mpg reached 39. Not too bad for the Dart, now with 1,086 miles.

Saw very light rain yesterday. More like drizzle. The temp is 38°F (3°C), the high will be 51°F (10.5°C). Wind gusts are 23 mph (37 kph). Off to the market later for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:04:05 AM



On this date, in 1616, playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.

Happy Hard Drive, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:33:25 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed exploring the undersea world of the City of Rapture in the XBox 360 game of Biosphere. Wanted to get into it for 30 minutes, ended up playing for 3 hours. History of Rature. Give the side bar a quick read.

Had thawed out a frozen ziplock bag of cooked chili from last year. Added two low calories cooked hots cut into ¼" slices some cayenne pepper and melted cheddar cheese on top. It was an excellent lunch.

Saw the Netflix movie 2013 "The Family" rated R 1hr 51m superbly directed by veteran Luc Besson. The wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter (Dianna Agron), and son (John D'Leo), of the La Cosa Nostra family of Giovani Mazoni of Brooklyn (Robert Di Niro), NY are relocated to Normandy, France, by the witness protection program.

Head Federal Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) watches the family's safety. The family has that Brooklyn attitude of dropping the F bomb. The first day the son takes a brutal kicking on the floor in the boys room. The daughter goes on car ride w/4 guys who end up getting trounced w/her tennis racket. The wife goes to the town store for PB, gets chastised for being an American, then blows up the market.

It is a comedy, crime, and a thriller that has an excellent flow. The movie kept my attention from the start. The last 20 minutes sees one of the most intense gun battles ever.

As the Mazoni family drives off into the setting sun, Pfeiffer says, "Now we have to change our names again". DiNiro says, "All in all, it was good day." Lots of suspense, action, and laughter. 5/5 stars

The high was 72° and it rained ever so gently. Went outdoors for several hours and created a to do list for the spring. Will begin with a ¾" nylon netting for the strawberries and grapes to keep the small sparrows from flying in the sides.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) and is the high. There is an 40% chance of rain. It is raining lightly

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:01:26 AM



On this date, in 1500, Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.

Welcome to Tuesday, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:47:39 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Yesterday was Patriots' Day in Mass, Wisconsin, and Patriot's Day in Maine. It is a public holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass on April 19, 1775. These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

Since 2007 The Boston Marathon has started on Patriots' Day between 9:30 am and 10:00 am, resulting in the racers going through Kenmore Square near Boston's Fenway Park towards the middle of the Red Sox game.

The Boston Red Sox have been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots' Day every year since 1959. They have the earliest baseball game in all of MLB with the game start at 11 AM

Over 36,000 runners entered the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Showing that the Boston bombing s last year with 264 injured and 3 dead, 1 a child, did not dampen the Spirit Patriots' Day.

Meb Keflezighi won the Elite Men’s division, becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, finishing in a time of 2:08:37 for the 26.2 mile run.

The winner from the Elite Women’s division was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, finishing in 2:18:57.
More on Patriot's Day.

Listened to the home team play baseball against the Baltimore Orioles at 11:05 AM via the internet. Went outdoors several times when the visitor's were at bat.The temp climbed to a super 70. Tough 7-6 loss, exciting tho.

Shorts and a t-shirt were worn. See the striped maples buds are opening, the daylilies are growing, some of the perennials are growing, as are the strawberries.

Looks like 3 of the ever bearing plants did not make it through the extra cold and long winter. Plan on growing green beans. Had very good luck last year. This area is Zone 2. No one plants until Memorial Day w/e.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a wonderful day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:37:11 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: We had a good Easter too. Daughter came home from the hospital with the new one too. I am up in Maine this morning getting some late season skiing in. This is the last day the mountain is open for the season. Will hit Vermont tomorrow for another ski day. They will stay open for a few more weeks.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:27:01 AM

I hope MidnightSun and Handsome had Fantastic Easters!!! It was MUCH MUCH nicer here than predicted!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:03:26 AM



On this date, in 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action.

Welcome to this day, Sunshine!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:02:54 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Decided not to eat at finest restaurant in the area which is The Topic of the Town for Easter. (The meals are much better than the token facebook page). Really did not want to eat an expensive all you can eat buffet.

Selected cooking Beef Stroganoff at 4 AM. Used the 1½ lbs of extra lean beef stew meat that was marked erroneously as chicken nibblers by the assistant meat cutter the day before. He said he accidently hit the incorrect code which priced two pkgs at $3.39 instead of the normal $4.99.

An diced onion, a tbsn of Worcestershire, a 10.75 oz can of condensed golden mushroom soup, 1/4 cup water, 4 ounces cream cheese 4-6 cloves of diced garlic, and the beef were crock pot cooked on high for 4 hours.

8 oz of baby bella mushrooms were sliced thick and cooked separately in the microwave oven. A 2 qt pyrex bowl of water was heated in the oven and this time tri-color rotini was nuked for 11 minutes.

A stem of asparagus was snapped in half, where the stem snaps is the correct location to cut off the all the bottoms. Cut the tops diagonally 1¼" long and nuked them. The are steamed in a Pyrex bowl covered. Then carrots were sliced about ⅜" thick and also steamed.

When the crock pot saw four hours of cooking, the porcelain 6 qt container was placed on my butcher block table. 4 oz of sour cream was stirred in along w/the sliced mushrooms, asparagus, and carrots. Had this excellent meal around 8:30 AM.

Played Biosphere for 90 minutes then chose to take a ride to the Woodsville, NH Super Walmart. It is a most scenic drive along US Rt 302 West. Beginning in Littleton it parallels the Ammonoosuc River. Then the Wild Ammonoosuc River empties into it in the Village of Bath, NH.

Bought many food items at the Super WM store. Spent over $35 which is rare for me. The best deal was a hefty 24 oz coconut custard 8" pie for just $3.99. Went to Shaw's and bought Hood's Mt Washington chocolate ice cream. It has chocolate covered peanut butter cups the size of M&M's in its chocolate flavor. The 3 Day Wicked Awesome w/e sale saw a 1.5 qt (1.4 litre) for only $1.99

The temp reached 60°F (14°C) yesterday. Went outdoors for 2 hours of sun and vitamin D. There is a 10' by 30' mound of snow 8-10" deep over my perennial flower garden and the 25' long daylily section. Much of the the rest of the snow has completely melted.

The temp is 30°F (-1°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C).

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:25:59 AM



On this date, 1912, the Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. They beat the N.Y. Highlanders (who in 1913 would become known as the Yankees) 7-6.

Welcome to Easter, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:09:36 AM

Happy Easter ohyeah!

Enjoyed an early posting of my rounds yesterday, then a hearty late brekky. For me brekky at 6 AM is way late. 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning is the norm, about an hour after waking up.

Went w/homemade hash browns and vidalia onions, two jumbo eggs over easy, baby bella mushrooms and multigrain toast soaked w/evoo. Also had three strips of turkey bacon microwaved crispy.

Watched the Joy of Painting by Bob Ross who had 14 years of teaching of teaching painting on PBS. He used the wet on wet technique taught to him by the legendary Bill Alexander.

This is the technique used by me since 1988, the beginnings of my wet on wet style of oil painting. Still paint w/oils to this day.

Spent some hours enjoying BioShock, the underwater City of Rapture, on the XBox 360. The Los Angeles Times review concluded, "Sure, it's fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel."

The New York Times reviewer described it as: "intelligent, gorgeous, occasionally frightening" and added, "Anchored by its provocative, morality-based story line, sumptuous art direction and superb voice acting, BioShock can also hold its head high among the best games ever made."

My review is, "It is a world set in the 1950's including its music that is enjoyed exceedingly with a combination of moderate violence with shooting weapons, utilizing plasmids that give unique powers, and a desire to protect the little sisters. A most engrossing world to be in."

Late morning saw the recyclables carried to the Dart and a ride down the mtn road. The road is nicely solid. My driveway needs some sun, wind, and warm weather. It still has 2" of mud.

Saw a medium size young white dog w/2 chocolate patches on it running up the mtn road. Parked, got out and called the dog. It did stop running, yet a few steps toward the dog caused the dog to book. It has a 5' metal chain leash dragging as it runs. Stopped at the Town Building to report its flight.

After disposing of the recyclables, a drive to Whitefield NH was made. Bumped into my pal the Rite Aid mgr inside of the Subway store. Had a $5 ($5.45 w/tax) black forest ham footlong loaded w/all the veggies.

Stopped at the Mac's Market where my friend the meat mgr works. Bought two packages of lean stew beef. The labels read chicken and were $3.39 a lb., instead of the usual $4.99 a lb. Mentioned it to the cutters and they said to go ahead. Plan to make the stroganoff later.

The CT River water level has returned to normal. Can see where gravel was filled in on one part of the side of the hwy where the river poured off of it into the forest. Spring continues.

The temp is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 58°F (14°C).

Have a splendid day!

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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:59:29 AM

Good Morning, Handsome, MidnightSun, dickc, TC, wildjoe1 and USMCloggerhead!

I hope all of you have a Happy Easter tomorrow! It's not going to be a pretty day here in NC. It's been YEARS since we've had an overcast/drizzly Easter Day! Oh well, they can't all be nice!

Congratulations, Grandpa dickc!!! Two grandsons! You lucky devil! I bet that helped the migraine to go away! :-)

Hey! USMCloggerhead... you found my real home!!! :-) Welcome!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:08:51 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: My new grandson was born last night, Nicholas was born at 11:18 PM. 7 lbs 10 oz, 20 inches. Daughter is pretty tired still this morning. She did not sleep much last night. We have the other grandson. He stayed overnight. He is getting ready to head to swim lessons with my sister. We will take him to the hospital a bit later to meet his new brother for the first time. Will see if I can get that last of my raking done too.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:25:31 AM



On this date, in 1775, the "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

Welcome to Saturday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:59:26 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Our area saw a low of 20° yesterday morning. Forecast is for two more chilly mornings, perfect for the sugar maple sap to flow, and then a warm up. Hope that spring returns next week along with rain to melt the last of the snow and help thaw out the soil.

Enjoyed a brekky of the cod and shrimp with lots of veggies prepared yesterday. Carrots, Vidalia onions, and Sweet Twister™ peppers were added. Nice way to face the early morning at 2:30 AM.

The GB rounds went okay, the topics and posts were noticeably slower than usual. Several other sites were visited and tested using Speakeasy Speedtest. It accurately tests your download and upload speeds. Hope the mods iron out this site.

Played hours of BioShock. It is so pleasing to see the graphics on the 1080p 42" LED TV and hear the surround sound from my 10 y/o RCA sound receiver w/5 speakers and a powerful woofer. Saw that my last saved game was March 30, 2010, just over 4 y/a. That was when the XBox was last used, before this week.

Did not drive to see if the water in the CT River has receded. Know it will remain above flood stage until this afternoon. N.W.S. in Grey, ME says the water at 8 am yesterday was 18.6 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

The temp now is 31°F (-1°C), with the high to be 50°F (10°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:04:24 AM

Greetings ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:45:06 AM



On this date, in 1923, the first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.

Welcome to G00d Friday, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 3:54:57 AM

Good Friday greetings!

Went outdoors early to do what was hoped to be over for 6 months. Brush snow off the windshield of the Dart and scrap the thick ice off the glass. The ice scraping took 15 minutes in 11 (-12°C) temps.

Melted snow turned to ice and was 2" thick. Very solid ice due to the unseasonably low temps the past two days. Needed to back up the Dart for a bit just to go forward. The gravel road was nicely plowed down to the surface.

Bought at the mkt were a new to me item. Sweet Twister peppers, inspired by flavour. Grown at Mastronardi Produce Ltd, Kingsville, ON. They are greenhouse Grown • Family Owned • 4th Generation, now in their 60th year. Truly sweet tasting peppers, that was $2 a lb.

Also bought were Mineolas 50¢ ea, asparagus for an unreal $1 (no typo) a lb, baby bellas 10 oz for $2.28, cukes for 40¢ and giant plastic shopping bag size heads of green lettuce for $1.50. Passed on $2.85 a lb grapes. Have produce remaining from last week.

Visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, then decided to pass on a trip to Subway, WM, and Shaw's Supermarket. Did stop at Parker's Mkt and Deli to get a slice of pizza. They have one of the few places where a ⅙ of slice of an 18" pizza can be bought starting at $2.50 (tax inc).

It has been months since my last visit. Told the young pizza baker gal that pizza could be smelled. Shoot she said and ran over to get a giant pizza oven spatula and removed the pie. It was well burnt around the edges. She gave the entire 18" cheese pizza pie for free. Thank you so very much!

Drove to Whitefield to see if my pal the meat mgr was working. Asked him if he and his co-worker wanted some slices of pizza free. They took two slices a piece and wrapped them up for lunch. No excellent deals on meat were found this week.

Drove around munching on slices of pizza and came across the CT River in flood water stage. There were barricades of red and white stripped signs that read Closed due to flood water.

Took about 40 pix of the river pouring over the CT River Hwy, Rt 135 nearly up to the top of the guardrail. Several homes beside the banks need a boat to leave or return, or wait the flood out.

The Official National Weather Service out of Grey ME had a Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning. "The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River near Dalton until Saturday morning."

At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 21.6 feet. *Flood stage is 17.0 feet.* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by late tomorrow evening. Lots of pix were shot.

The low yesterday morning was just 10°F (-12°C). The temp now is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 52°F (11°C). Spring returns.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:32:29 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Well, maple syrup done, 9 1/2 quarts. Did not go skiing as the cluster migraine is now on day four. UGH. I hate my mold allergy. Was hoping the cold weather would kill the mold for a few days. Will try to go skiing tomorrow. May or may not.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:09:09 PM

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:07:37 AM



On this date, in 1937, Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt.

Welcome to Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries), Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:20:56 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Boiled a half lb of tri-color pasta in the microwave yesterday. It was al dente in 11 minutes. Pan fried some thawed cod, red bell peppers, vidalia onions, then microwave cooked some broccoli florets.

To this a drained can of pitless medium black olives and some peel and eat shrimp were prepared. Nice sized shrimp that are 41 to the lb. Mixed it all up with some lightly cooked diced garlic and a liberal amount of evoo added.

Made homemade Japanese shrimp sauce using the following:
3/4 tsp paprika
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder,
+ or - per taste
3 tbsp melted butter
mix all into a plastic or glass mixing bowl
add 1 cup real mayonnaise (never salad dressing)
Light or no fat is okay. Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight.
It allows all the flavors to mingle.

Optional: a teaspoon of tomato paste for added color and acidity. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little spiciness

One can just dip the shrimp into the sauce, as an appetizer, or mix the creamy sauce with the entire contents for a salubrious feast.

After eating this scrumptious meal, a fancy dessert was in order. Made a coffee cup size root beer float with real maple syrup, chocolate and pistachio nut ice cream. Was so delish a second cup was enjoyed.

The low yesterday morning was just 19°F (-7°C). The high was 28°F (-2°F). 3" of powder fell and remained. The temp is 15°F (-9°C) with the high to be 47°F (8°C). Will shop at the market and a few other stores later.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:16:56 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Will boil that syrup today. Did not go skiing as I wanted as I was sure the weather would mess it up. Was right. Lifts got iced up and many trails froze in an unsafe to ski condition. They are spending today fixing that. Will ski tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:06:35 AM



On this date, in 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Happy Hard Drive, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:09:24 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It sure did rain yesterday. The 100% chance was right on the money. Went out to the and soaped it down with a big car wash sponge and a bucket of soapy water. Lots of mud to rid. Did let the rain rinse it off.

Got right into the underwater City of Rapture in the X-Box 360 game of BioShock. Orphaned young girls known as Little Sisters are protected by powerful Big Daddies, men grafted in giant metal diving suits for armor, that protect the girls at all costs.

The first person shooter, named Jack, who crashed into the Atlantic, must fight altered human beings named splicers drugged to the max on "ADAM". The game is set in 1960 with much nostalgia, including songs and memorabilia of the late 1950's.

BioShock is the fifth highest rated Xbox 360 game released to date. BioShock (video is 1 min) toys, action figures, and collectibles are routinely sold out. It has a 95+ out of 100 rating in over 4 million sales.

The temp is 26°F (-3°C) with the high to be 37°F (3°C). It is snowing moderately. 3" so far on my window boxes.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:32:51 PM

Good evening ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 3:06:02 PM

Good afternoon ohyeah!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:24:37 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Well, I just have to final boil my maple syrup and can it. Maybe later in the week. Yard is almost fully raked, and my headaches seem to be making a return now that the warmer weather and higher humidity is here. Love my mold allergy NOT!
Still some skiing left for the next month or so, but it will be less and less trails. Will get a few more trips in, but the end will come soon. :>(.
need to shop for a new vehicle. Time to replace my 12 Y/O one with a newer one.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:04:28 AM



On this date, on 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodger debut and scored the game-winning run. On April 15, 1997, his number, 42, was retired.

Welcome to Tuesday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 3:05:43 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Twas a great morning to get the laundry done. Washed the 500 count new red Egyptian cotton sheets, pillowcases, shams, blanket, and bedspread. Not one drop of red on any of the other clothes, mostly jeans. What a nice soft feeling after the sizing is washed out of the new material.

Took my camera and the Dart for a scenic drive on the CT River Hwy. Saw many ice floes, though they were not giant, yet many small ones. Over 100 geese and scores of ducks were resting in the river.

At times the river created the perfect mirror images of the reflections that on the sides of the banks. Ended up in beautiful downtown Northumberland, NH.

The population was 2,288 in the 2010 censuses giving it a density of 63/sq mi (24/km2). There is a covered wooden bridge that is most delightful that is only open to foot traffic.

Photos of the floes in the river, reflections mirrored in the water, geese, ducks, and the mtns in the distance, still snowcapped were taken. Also took more photos of the metal bridge between VT and NH on US Rt 2 that will be replaced. Construction has been delayed for 1 year.

Returned up the mtn road to see a female (bulls antlers growth in moose begins in late winter with the formation of velvet, a soft, blood-filled skin that fosters development.) Trotting up the mtn. As soon as she saw me she went into a gallop and went off into the forest.

Must have shot close to 100 photos during my three hours in the field. Will have some to share one day when a new album is created and the photos uploaded. Have been told by other members there is an 80 pix limit on GB.

The temp is 63°F (17°C) with the high to be 66°F (19°C). There is a 100% chance of rain on the way. Sadly overcast is covering the full Moon eclipse.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:02:48 AM



On his date, in 1912, the Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning.

Welcome to this day, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:57:21 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed the 1995 movie remake by director John Carpenter of "Village of the Damned." 99 min, A horror, sci-fi, thriller starring Christopher Reeve (in his final performance before before a horse riding accident on 27 May 1995 left him paralyzed), Kirstie Alley, and Linda Kozlowski.

All people and animals in a small country village become unconscious. 9 months later the women give birth to special gifted children. As the children mature it is discovered they are alien beings posing as humans.

The original version was released in 1960. This was Reeve's last film before a horse riding accident left him paralyzed. Well acted and directed. Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence. "Village of the Damned." is way better than the imdb.com rates it. 4.5/5 stars.

Set up my new Vizio 42" HD Smart TV. Only have PBS locally to watch. There is no cable or satellite reception. After lots of thought returned to WM to purchase a slim wall tilt mount for up to a 70" TV for under $25.

After nearly 3 hours, the wall mount, TV, DVD, XBox 360, and the RCA 5 speaker surround system were installed. Now need a long ethernet cable to hook up the new TV to my downstairs phone to get all the internet features which are many.

It rained until 2 in the afternoon. A great day to set up my new entertainment system. Temps hit 52° (11°C) and the clouds left for an occasional afternoon of sun.

The temp is 32°F (0°C) with the high to be 73°F (23°C) in sunny skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:22:43 AM



On this date, in 1598, the Edict of Nantes gave religious tolerance to the Huguenots in France.

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 2:07:28 AM

Good morning onyeah!

Woke way too early yesterday morning. Finished my rounds, then took the most pleasing 3 hour nap taken in weeks. How refreshing. It felt like a brand new day.

Got ready to go to town and buy some items forgotten on Thursday. Figured it is to rain today so it was a good time to go for the drive. Big Papa's Mkt saw a Big crowd. Vidalia onions were 88¢ a lb and all colors of bell peppers were $1.50. No need to go w/o.

Headed to my Greek friend's Gold House Pizza and Restaurant to order a meat Gyro (souvlaki) for lunch. Cost was 6.86 inc/tax. Like them. Think the steak bombs for a $1.20 more are my fave.

Shopped in WM and bought a few items during the flood of shoppers. Top of the list was cottage cheese. They ran out of the fat free version so the 4% was purchased for $1.86 a lb.

Crossed the lot to stop at Shaws. Really just wanted a small amount of sliced chicken breast to purchase to play their come on game "Monopoly." Perhaps a 50¢ off coupon will be won, that is $1 less everyday at WM.

55 million in Monopoly prizes at Albertson's and Shaws are touted. Both were owned by SuperValu of MN, who owns Sav-A-Lot from Maine to Cal, the Nation's leading discount food chain.

SuperValu also owns lots of market share, and former chain stores. (Scroll down.)

The temp is 36°F (6°C), with the high to be 56°F (12°C). There is a 90% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:23:09 AM



On this date, in 1955, the polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was called "safe, effective, and potent."

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 2:22:17 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Really enjoy the new 24" Samsung LED monitor. Sharp, crisp graphics and true whites unlike the CRT one. Am highly thankful and satisfied saving $70 off list.

What a joy to play Starcraft and see HD movies. Played Starcraft and was lost for hours. StarCraft: Brood War is the expansion pack for the award winning military science fiction, real-time strategy video game StarCraft.

There may be no such thing as a perfect game, but StarCraft: Brood War comes durn close. A Real Time Strategy game that has stealth, base building, air and land assaults, sieges, squad building.

Having the 3 races is great for the reason that you have to learn how to use them separately because they are so different. The game is also addicting Have played it since 1998 when it exploded on the market.

Watch the 1965 pulse pounding spaghetti western film by Sergio Leone, "For A Few Dollars More" This is a Western, action & adventure movie rated "R" that runs 2 hrs 7 min.

It is about life and death in the old SW. Where life had no value, death, sometimes had its price. That is why bounty hunters appeared. Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood star in this 2nd Dollars series.

Now on streamimng Netflix.com or free to watch on putlocker.bz. A classic Western with lots of whistling, singing, shooting and in many ways, curiously poetic.

Here is the original soundtrack. 2 min 48 sec. Here is the free movie on putlocker.bz 2 hr 12 min. 5/5 stars, to a lover of genuine Western action.

Spent an hour outdoors loving the warm windless afternoon. Temps reached 62°F (17°C) in blue cloudless skies. Enjoyed having the snow at the edge of the forest facing the sun completely melted to walk on the ground for over 100 ft. Shorts and a t-shirt were worn. The vitamin D felt healthy.

The temp is 29°F (-2°C), with the high to be 60°F (17°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:04:50 AM



On this date, in 1814, Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 3:55:01 PM

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:09:45 AM



On this date, in 1849, the safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt, in New York.

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 3:37:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Was looking at sales that Best Buy, Amazon, and WM had on the internet for mid size TV's. Spent some hours comparing LED TV's on Tuesday and researched them further Wednesday morning at 5 AM. Found several with the kind of features that was wanted.

Decided on a VIZIO E420i-B0 42" LED Smart TV HDTV with a 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Price was $428. If a 22.9% WM charge card was signed up for and used in 24 hours on an order over $75, a $25 discount on the total would be $403, the final cost.

After an extended time in thought and re-reading the terms several times, it was decided to apply for the cc card which was instantly accepted. Ordered the TV that was in stock at the Woodsville NH Super WM, 20 miles south of Littleton.

Arrived early for my dental 8:45 AM exam appointment. Naturally there was lots of paperwork to complete for my first visit. After a routine check and a panorama shot. We spoke extensively.

Many of my teeth are ground down due to excessive grinding. For the cost plus the time for the extensive work that would take months and months of tedious work, it was decided the fastest and most permanent care would be oral surgery and replacement dentures.

Am all for this to get the dental aspect over with asap. Now my ins has to approve the surgery and this could take up to 6 weeks before it is approved and an appointment made for the oral surgery. Times marches on.

Stopped in the same building to visit the ServiceLink Resource Center. It helps for free educational programs and free counselors to help people make choices about their futures such as financial planning, living arrangements, service availability, and social connections.

My health ins monthly premium increased 300% beginning in January. 30 minutes with a free counselor had me switch carriers so that beginning May 1st, there will be no cost for monthly medicine coverage. May cap is no more than $6.30 for all brand name med's. $2 and change for generics. Am all for this.

Cruised down the smooth US Rt 302 Blvd from Littleton to Woodsville in my Dart. Asked the Electronic Dept Mgr many questions on Vizio and LED TV's in general. Then my recipe for the order was shown, he got the pre-ordered TV and brought it to my car.

Across from me wa a young lady who had just parked in her Dart. Asked her how she liked hers. Said she bought it in Sept '2012, now has 17,000 miles on it, has no mechanical problems, and she loves the ride, comfort, and super acceleration from the turbocharger.

We spoke for 15 minutes. Told her mine has just over 700 miles and feels great for the few miles driven. Am getting 36-37 mpg away from the mtns and the engine is not even broken in until 1.000 miles.

Returned to Littleton to the Gold House Pizza. Parked on the Main St in front of the restaurant for 25¢ an hour on the meter. Ordered a 12" Steak Bomb Special, (onions, peppers, and mushrooms) and had a pleasing $8.06 tax/inc lunch.

Jim, the owner, was putting the finishing touches on 15 giant Greek salads to go, 6 18" pizza pies and a huge cardboard box full of drinks, chips and etc. It took the woman 3 trips to bring the order to her car. The Gold House is where the locals eat.

The temp is 21°F (-6°C), with the high to be 53°F (12°C). Will visit the market and other stores later.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:05:25 AM



On this date, in 1731, Robert Jenkins's ear was cut off, sparking the War of Jenkins’s Ear between Spain and England.

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:10:58 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Finished my posts very early yesterday morning. Took a 3 hour nap that was needed. My right hip was so sore from the many places walked the day before. The napped added much more comfort.

Rain arrived and it melted the final snow off the roof of my house. It has been about 6 months since rain was heard on roof. Also could hear the rain dripping onto the two propane tanks in the back of the house.

Played each of the three races that StarCraft offers. Commanding Terran, Protoss, or Zerg forces, players must complete a series of missions while managing resources, amassing armies and defending their base.

Each race is truly distinct with unique units, technologies, attributes, and abilities. A cinematic of the original StarCraft opening clip is here. 3:45 min.

Had a salubrious lunch of shrimp, veggies, and linguine made the day before. Dessert was a chunk of cored pineapple and cottage cheese. It was so good seconds were eaten.

Took a leisurely walk down to the foot of the driveway. Some of the gravel and lawn in between the tire tracks are seen. This is not my driveway.

Could smell Spring. The smell of thawing balsam firs are unmistakable. The air felt warm. It was 53°F (12°C). Soon the brooks will break out with the roar and echo of water heard in the distance. Some clear, sunny days are upon us. Spring has really arrived in the mtns.

The temp is 34°F (1°C), with the high to be 42°F (6°C). Off for my dental exam this morning.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:03:40 AM



On this date, in 1946, the League of Nations assembled for the last time.

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 2:30:51 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Was saddened to learn that veteran actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Was a childhood fave as was Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, Frankie Avalon, and Annette Funicello.

Phoned the dentist on Saturday and left a message to ask if my appointment was today or Wednesday. The secretary phoned just after 8 AM. My appointment is on Wednesday morning, not this morning.

Made some shrimp lo mein using linguine instead of fettuccini for the noodles with broccoli, green beans, red bell peppers, onions, carrots, scallions and the thawed 14 oz pkg of 41 shrimp. Know snow peas, bok choy, and ginger is used in the real McCoy. Did not wish pay dbl at the local markets.

Read the forecast for Tues into Wed. It reads rain likely in the evening, then rain or snow, or sleet after midnight into Tuesday. Figured to get out as do a few errands, as my road will become a mud puddle and a soft mess during the rain.

Went to the market in Whitefield. Learned my friend took off 5 days from the meat dept. No deals to be seen. Bought a large half farmhouse coffee and French Vanilla at Cumberland Farms. Any coffee size is $1.08 inc/tax.

Drove back to Lancaster. Limped w/hip pain into Shaws and 4 other stores. Opened at the P.O. a Chevy Dealers pretend prize winning yellow envelope reading "You've won $2,000!" Will follow the farce to the end just learn more on this known fake win/sales scam.

Returned home just before the mtn gravel road turned into inches of soft slimy mud. Our forecast was to be 51. It reached a high of 62° in beautiful sunny skies w/few clouds. Water from the snow pack on my roof is not just dripping, it is pouring off.

Phoned the Silverbow Honey Company a family owned honey packing business located in Moses Lake, Washington at 12:30 PM my time. 9:30 AM PDT.

Asked the gal who answered the phone why my unopened bottles of honey are dark, like molasses. She asked several others around her and answered that honey reaching about 10 y/o turns dark and the flavor changes a tab bit more hearty. The honey is still good to use.

Said to freeze honey if one knows it will not be used for some years. Phoned my local honey packer/distributor to share the info. During my visit to them last week, the office folks told me they have never seen dark honey.

The temp is 37°F (3°C), with the high to be 52°F (11°C) and a 70% chance of precipitation all day. It is raining.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:14:31 PM

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:04:24 AM



On this date, in 1948, the World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded.

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 2:23:52 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Temps warmed up wonderfully compared to just a week ago. Saw only 28° (-2°C) for a low last night. 44°F (7°C) was the high yesterday. Finished my rounds early after waking up much later, it was nearly 3 AM.

Prepared the crock pot with 2 thawed chicken breasts, green beans, carrots, and egg size red potatoes. Then went back to sleep. Woke up 90 minutes later, then decided to ready for a drive to my pal, the meat mgr in Whitefield.

He took Sunday off, his usual days off are Tues and Wed. No meat deals interested me. Even tho giant chicken leg quarters were 89¢ a lb. Went to that local Subway and bought the $3 breakfast combo.

Ordered a 6" flat bread breakfast egg, bacon, cheese sub with peppers, onions, and extra black olives, plus a large cup of 50% blonde and 50% French vanilla coffee. Nice to spend just $3.27 inc/tax.

Returned to make homemade gravy from the chicken breast and veggie drippings. Used cornstarch to make a fabulous tasting gravy. A cooked carrot or two is mashed up in the gravy to give it more taste and color. Onion and garlic are added as well.

Gave the meal a rest in the fridge for later. Plan on relaxing this afternoon to listen to the baseball game on the internet that began at 1:35.
May have time to watch The Conjuring after catching some sun.

The temp is 26°F (-3°C), with the high to be 51°F (10°C).

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:21:27 AM



On this date, in 1896, First modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 3:50:25 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

When the sleet stopped at 9:30 AM it was time to get ready for a trip to the Super WM on US Rt 302 south using the new Dart. Brought the camera in hopes of getting some great big ice floes.

Lots of ice remains up north on both the CT or Ammonoosuc Rivers. Much more river water is seen flowing south of Littleton, NH in Woodsville, NH. No worthy shots on 40 miles of the rivers on the way down or on the return.

Did purchase some blueberry Lender's bagels that my WM never stocks. 6 bagels $1.58, low fat Greek yogurt mixed w/cream cheese is $1.78 for 8 oz, and a bag of a mix of shredded cheeses is $8.48 for 2 lbs.

Kept my rain check for 41/50 cooked medium size shrimp at Shaws in Littleton that is $5 for a 14 oz bag. Purchased 6 of them, the max, as my local WM has not stocked them in almost two months. WM are $6.98 for the same 14 oz size.

Stopped at my local Shaw's to buy a 1.5 quart (1.4 litre) of Turkey Hill banana split flavored ice cream. On the bottom half of Moose Tracks (Fudge ripple with peanut butter chips) bought Friday. 1.5 qt (1.4 l) for $1.99 on their Wicked Awesome 3 day Sale.

Averaged 38 mpg in 100 miles driven on the Dart to Woodsville and back. Not bad considering the steep hills between my house and Littleton. Up the hills sees 11, 9, or 7 mpg. Coasting downhill is 90 mpg.

The temp is 32°F (0°C), with the high to be 44°F (7°C). in pure sunny skies. Wind is has 18-32 mph gusts.

Have a splendid day!

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