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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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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:22:54 AM



On this date, in 1848, for the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing. An ice jam in the Niagara River above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop.

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 1:23:00 AM

Happy Palm Sunday!

Visited my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield to discover he had a vacay in Kansas City all week. His wife and him enjoyed the 75° (24°C) and the beauty of the area. Was surprised that my hands did not grab the low priced meats and left empty handed.

Went to Shaw's for their w/e specials. Bought reduced low fat 4 Italian shredded cheese for $1.77 for 8 oz's, All 2 liter coke products were $1. These two item offered bonus tickets to the come on game "80 Million in Prizes" Monopoly playing coast to coast.

Stopped at my PO to pick up my mail. Got a letter from some unknown that misspelled mt name and wrote the town as "Landcaster" (sic). Had the Postmaster return to sender: refused. Sure did not have that good feeling to it. The second letter sent from the same person/address.

Thought of the cheese for $3.54 a lb and returned to the store to buy 6 more in the 8 oz pkgs. One get a ticket for the transaction plus 1 for each additional item. The price of the cheese is the 2nd lowest ever.

Drove to the Fuller's Sugarhouse (see the 3m s video inc the entire operation). Was greeted by hosts Ed, Dave abd Patti Fuller, their now adult children and a few similling young ladies.

The gift shop and the sugar house were packed w/ people itching to get on a fine spring day. Had a wonderful coffee w/maple syrup as the sugar, plain homemade donuts to dunk, and a cone of maple syrup on snow, all gratis.

Took a tour of the section of the real post and beam building that sold sugaring tools, evaporators, lines, buckets accessories and has several reverse osmosis filters for sale.

Went in the boiling room w/their 3 y/o state of the art evaporator made of stainless steel, and non wood store firebox, a mere $90,000 investment.

Five weeks of sugaring is expected in the Lancaster area. Just 5 days ago was the first real sap flowing. They use a vacuum system. Thursday they boiled 9,000 gallons of sap to produce just 160 gallons of maple syrup.

The gift shop is stocked with nostalgia, paintings, maple sugar, candy, sampler's, and many items to fill its country charm store. Had a sample of local made blackberry jam. At $8.69 for 18 oz's, it is twice the price of the Amish jam sold at at Big Papa's Mkt for $4.50.

Educated the family on carrageenan. None was in their jam. Said it is a thickener found in many foods such as jellies, jam, meat, cookies, cakes, and dairy/ice cream products.

Same as adding two heaping tablespoons of Vaseline to hot chocolate to give it texture, thickening, and stabilizing agents. It increases shelf live. Many folks get stomach cramps from it.

A gallon of maple syrup this year at the Fuller Sugarhouse is a whopping $79.95. Half gallon $49.95 this year. Non commercial mom and pop sugar house sell a gallon in the $45 and up price range in my area.

Learned there is a new standardized grading system implemented in Canada and in the USA. This page has the new grades and maple sugar history.

The temp is 10° (-12°C) with the high to be 35° (2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:04 AM EST. Night is 7:38 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 7:09 PM.

Length of day: 12h 36m. Length of visible light: 13h 34m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a blessed day!

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:09:30 AM



On this date, in 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 2:51:56 AM

Greetings ohyeah537.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 1:36:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

While it rained on and off yesterday morning, had a fabulous time watching women's MMA bouts on youtube.com. Soon there will not be any matches of female warriors that has not been seen. These women are not sissies. They fight like h*ll to win each minute of each round.

Some rounds are three minutes, yet most are 3 five minute rounds w/a Championship Match being 5 five minute rounds. World Women Bantamweight (135 lb, 61 kg) Champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship]) has signed to fight Brazilian undefeated challenger Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in UFC 190’s pay-per-view main event on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.

Rousey has stated she to wants to embarrass Brazilian Correia in front of the fans in her home country. Makes for plenty of interest to the fans. And a higher gate for the promoters.

Kept hearing gnawing sounds the past few days around the outside dormer in my bdrm. Also heard scratching sounds. Went out during these sounds and saw a squirrel walking the steep slope of the gambrel dormer.

It did its chirping noise to me as a walk closer was done. In a minute it ran under a shingle and inside the outer shell of the dormer. Looked close and saw the creature ate thru my plywood roof, the asphalt shingles, along w/a corner of the natural wood trim.

Was all upset it made a hole thru the bottom side of the dormer and it could heard in the attic. Can only imagine the insulation and framing damage the varmint made.

Saw the rain dripping over the bottom of the hole. At least rain and water are not entering the side roof wall. The bdrm floor is dry so this is not an urgent repair.

Spent the rest of the early afternoon looking up ways to rid the tiny beast and getting a game plan for late April to repair this standing on a ladder. Plan on waiting for it to leave then covering the hole w/a piece of plywood. Then repairing it correctly this summer.

This in hopes that when the warm weather arrives the creature will have another place to live and not gnaw to re-enter the house. Have an access panel just above the bathroom door to enter inside the roof. So the vacation will become work for a day or two.

Temp this morning is 28° (-2°C) with the high to be 33° (1°C).

Snow is expected today. A 40% chance.

Civil twilight is 6:05 AM EST. Night is 7:37 PM.

Sunrise: 6:35 AM. Set: 7:08 PM.

Length of day: 12h 33m. Length of visible light: 13h 31m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:54:51 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, we are still melting snow. Had some warm temps and some rain over the last few days, but still have quite a bit left to melt. Its going to take another 10 20 days to get rid of it I think. I do hope I can begin to rake the yard soon.

Going up to Maine this weekend. Might not ski Saturday as I am still trying to drain a cold, and I still have those back issues. Will ski Sunday as it is my last one with Maine Adaptive this season. With next weekend being Easter, I will be home again for that.

Hope you and the girls are planning a nice day together for Easter.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:18:47 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It was quite noticeable the CT River Hwy side of the road edges had melted back 6-8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 metres) since a week ago. None of these roads have breakdown lanes. One just pulls over to get out of the way.

Last night's temp was the first to remain above freezing since last fall. We had 37° (3°C) during the night w/a high of 54° (12°C). The mtn road had tire tracks from vehicles sinking several inched in the gravel as they drove by.

Bought at the mkt were green beans $1.18 a lb, yams 58¢ a lb, limes 4/$1, avocados 88¢ ea, cantaloupes $1.50 ea, and oranges 4/$1. Did mot need much this week. Some of the prices and photos can be found on the Facebook page of Big Papa's Fruit and Produce Mkt.

See that WM medium pitted olives jumped from 98¢ to $1.42. More than a 30% increase. Re-filled my Rx there. Their new red tape saw two signatures, several agreements needed to continue. Told the Pharmacist 5 minutes of paperwork to pay is way to much. This has gotten out of hand. Will go elsewhere w/less checkout work.

Found out by visiting my credit union and speaking to the branch mgr that the collision check the Insur Co sent me was suppose to have neen made out to the credit union in care of me, w/the funds released to pay the body shop.

Went to the local body shop to further ask Q's. Even they said when a bank has a lien, they receive the check not me. Asked if this is a criminal or felony offense. The fellow said to call the Insur Co and discuss this issue and not worry. This is not a criminal matter requiring jail time. The check was made out to me. Holy smokes!

Returned home w/light rain falling. Began to watch on Netflix Star Trek: TNG. Became so sleepy that a 3 hour nap was taken. Woke to the phone ringing. It was my good neighbor to the north. He wanted to know the elevation at the bottom of the mtn, his house, at the log cabin and the height of land on the road.

He is taking my advice on hiking the loop road daily w/a distance of 4.25 miles (6.84 km) w/650' (198 meters) of elevation gain. Rain and the afternoon of sleeping kept me inside. Will hike another day.

The temp this morning is 32° (0°C) with the high to be 43° (6°C). Light snow gently falls.

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EST. Night is 7:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:36 AM. Set: 7:07 PM.

Length of day: 12h 30m. Length of visible light: 13h 28m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:48:29 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed completing my rounds early and getting in a 90 minute nap before many folks wake for the day yesterday. The low the day before was -8° (-22°C). Know spring in eventually on the way does little for me.

Forecast was to be above freezing for a change. Waited for the temp to rise by playing Star Craft for a few hours. Lots of joy commanding troops and defeating your enemies.

Left late morning when the temp was 25° (-4°C) with 3 layers, gloves, ear muffs, and a liter of water in a Nalgene bottle. Walked up the mtn to get limber and used to hiking again.

Signs of spring were observed. The frac14; of ice on the road was soft an breaking up as it was stepped on. It had that crunchy sound. The gravel road had some spring to it. Far from that solid as a block of ice feeling.

There was even a coating of mud where the sun could shine through the trees. The sun is noticeably getting higher in the sky. It reaches the above 10 o'clock position So that the sun is nearing above the tops of the trees.

No cars were seen or heard, yet a military jet flew over at 15-20,000' feet. It was not a fighter jet which is common in this area. It actually looked like the B1 Bomber. The looks and engine sound was sure different from anything seen flying in these parts.

Headed up to the 1 mile marker, past the height of land (highest point), and to the cottage by the road that the porch was stayed in during a downpour a few summer ago.

Several crows flew and cawed in the distance. Stopped to watch three juvenile blue jays flying, playing, and hopping among the tree branches. Smallest ones ever seen.

My hip felt good. My back was aching on the left side. It seldom does that. Figure those muscles need to be exercised, which will be happening more and more. Distance was 2½ miles with several hundred feet gain in elevation.

My plan is to get more and more mileage and work up to the loop road w/o getting tired. When this is achieved, it will be time to return to the mtns. The small ones at first.

The temp is 9° (-21°C) with the high to be 47° (3°C). It will be soaring for a few days.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EST. Night is 7:33 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 7:04 PM.

Length of day: 12h 23m. Length of visible light: 13h 22m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 2:04:39 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

More cold and colder than the forecast. The high just barely touched the teens yesterday at 13° (-11°C). Lows each night are 2 to 4 (-16C). The prediction is after rain on Thursday, the temps will see above freezing on a regular basis. Time will tell.

Tough about the Wicked Awesome w/e Culinary Circle pizzas on sale. At 3/$10 and pies weighing in at 2 pounds, that is worth the splurge. Took the drive in 7° (14-C) to Shaw's.

Bought 2 supreme pizzas and another 2 litre bottle of Mugs root beer. Also bought crumbled feta cheese on sale 8 oz for only $3.99. Returned home and began to cook.

The two pizza's were baking for 23 minutes. The smaller crock pot, on since 9 AM, had been filled w/diced celery, carrots, onions, a tbsp of basil, and some garlic cloves.

Added a diced boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, milled flax seed, spinach, and ¼ cup of grated Romano cheese. Wheat rotini was boiled in the microwave oven to al dente. Then all added together. Had to eat some to make it all fit in the crock pot porcelain container.

Sliced the remaining boneless chicken in half added Mrs Dash, onion and garlic powder and soaked them in a beaten egg. Dropped them in spiced breadcrumbs, packing them well w/ broken oyster crackers and omitting the flour.

Fried them in evoo for about 2-3 minutes a side and added a combo of 5 graded Italian cheeses on the top of the first cooked sides.

Nuked a half pound of baby spinach and some thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms. Opened a can of medium pit-less black olives which were sliced. When the pizzas were cooked, these toppings were added and a handful of shredded cheese was added on top.

The two pizzas were returned inside the cooling off oven for a few minutes until the cheese was melted. Had a slice of pizza, a portion of the chicken cutlet and a cup of fresh made chicken noodle soup.

Late afternoon into the evening saw winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h. Wind chill values as low as 17 below zero (-27C). Sure hope the power remains on in the morning.

The temp is -3° (-19°C) with the high to be 37° (3°C).

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EST. Night is 7:32 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 7:03 PM.

Length of day: 12h 120m. Length of visible light: 13h 19m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:56:13 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

More cold and colder than the forecast. The high just barely touched the teens at 13° (-11°C). Lows each night are 2 to 4 (-16C). The prediction is after rain on Thursday, the temps will see above freezing on a regular basis. Time will tell.

Tough about the Wicked Awesome w/e Culinary Circle pizzas on sale. At 3/$10 and pies weighing in at 2 pounds, that is worth the splurge. Took the drive in 7° (14-C) to Shaw's.

Bought 2 supreme pizzas and another 2 litre bottle of Mugs root beer. Also bought crumbled feta cheese on sale 8 oz for only $3.99. Returned home and began to cook.

The two pizza's were baking for 23 minutes. The smaller crock pot, on since 9 AM, had been filled w/diced celery, carrots, onions, a tbsp of basil, and some garlic cloves.

Added a diced boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, milled flax seed, spinach, and ¼ cup of grated Romano cheese. Wheat rotini was boiled in the microwave oven to al dente. Then all added together. Had to eat some to make it all fit in the crock pot porcelain container.

Sliced the remaining boneless chicken in half added Mrs Dash, onion and garlic powder and soaked them in a beaten egg. Dropped them in spiced breadcrumbs, packing them well w/ broken oyster crackers and omitting the flour.

Fryed them in evoo for about 2-3 minutes a side and added a combo of 5 graded Italian cheeses on the top of the first cooked sides.

Nuked a half pound of baby spinach and some thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms. Opened a can of medium pit-less black olives which were sliced. When the pizzas were cooked, these toppings were added and a handful of shredded cheese was added on top.

The two pizzas were returned inside the cooling off oven for a few minutes until the cheese was melted. Had a slice of pizza, a portion of the chicken cutlet and a cup of fresh made chicken noodle soup.

Late afternoon into the evening saw winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h. Wind chill values as low as 17 below zero (-27C). Sure hope the power remains on in the morning.

The temp is 7° (-14°C) dropping to 21° (-6°C). Light snow falls.

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EST. Night is 7:31 PM.

Sunrise: 6:44 AM. Set: 7:02 PM.

Length of day: 12h 17m. Length of visible light: 13h 15m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 7:29:11 AM



On this date, in 1894, the first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals.

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 1:51:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Saw some of my fave TV Shows on Netflix after my posts yesterday morning. Really liking the script writings of Season 13 of Law & Order: SVU. Looking forward to the remaining three seasons with Kelli Giddish portraying Det Amanda Rollins in more scenes. The current cast has developed a tremendous rapport with the other members.

Another hour of the epic movie "Interstellar" was seen which is 2 hrs 49 min in total. Will see it in three shifts. 3 hours is much too long to be sitting down watching one movie. Thought of checking my mail and visiting Shaw's, which was done.

Bought some Mugs root beer for 88¢ for 2 litres, mainly since it was on sale and one rec'd two Monopoly tix. My game sheet it is mostly filled of each of the tix needed to win except the last ones. Naturally.

Did get a two fer instant win tix twice. Two extra games tix for the purchase and found three more left on the bank counter.

Stopped at the PO to pay my $34 for 6 months rent having a box. Returned home to finish the last thawed pork sirloin roast ground into burger w/a side of cooked red bell peppers, onions, and baby bella mushrooms. Added some Mrs Dash and 6 Italian shredded cheese for dinner.

Rain was forecast as a 50% chance in the afternoon. Saw hours of sun before overcast arrived. The evening's forecast into this morning is up to 3" of snow. Also with strong winds. This can always mean a power outage.

Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h). Wind chill values as low as 16 below.

Strong wind advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening

The temp is 21° (-6°C) dropping to 15° (-9°C). Light snow falls.

Civil twilight is 6:17 AM EST. Night is 7:29 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 7:00 PM.

Length of day: 12h 14m. Length of visible light: 13h 12m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 10:12:01 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: More snow today. Looks like it will come in at about two inches. Like we needed more? I am not going to see my lawn for another couple of weeks as much of it is still under close to a foot of snow. Hope I can rake it at some point.

Hope you and the girls are having a great time and doing very well!
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 7:39:48 AM



On this date, in 1871, journalist Henry M. Stanley began his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 3:14:44 AM

Salutations ohyeah537.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 1:53:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Another morning that beat the temp predictions. We saw -9° (-23°C) in this area yesterday. Even broke the 2007 -4°F (-20°C) record. Light snow tonight, then more cold for 3 more days. Know that in a week the mtns will soak in the sun, warm up, ans begin its snow melt.

My mail in banking was cleared in the Boston checking account. Needed to pay for the final two kero 5 gallon cans put on Lowe's credit card last month. They offer 5% off list price and no interest if paid in 30 days. Helps my FICO Score and it uses their money for up to 40 days.

Walked the inside perimeter of the store 3x just for the exercise. Lots of strangers said hello. Think my ball team t and jacket helped break down the wall. Many associated of the store asked me in mid steps if they could help me.

"Just looking and getting some exercise in the store," was my answer. Did peak at lots of construction products. Lots of new items on the market. Also the prices are at least dbl what they were when last working w/the tools.

Paid off the balance, spoke to the lady that runs the outdoor (Flower Dept), then drove to Shaw's. Shaw's was filled well w/customers. Would say many are doing their weekly shopping and getting a few extras for this w/e's mini snow storm.

Bought some Mugs Root Beer that offers an extra Monopoly game ticket, no fat cottage cheese on sale for $1.99 a lb that is $2.02 everyday in WM, and bought one pleasing 33 oz Culinary Cuisine supreme pizza for $3.34.

Also had a the so called instant winner Monopoly ticket that gave me two more game tickets. Know this " over $80,000,000 nat'l game is a come on, yet it is true, if one does not play, one can not win.

Did some shopping at Big Papa's Produce Mkt while driving by the pace. It was also nicely jammed w/customers. Bought some asparagus for $1.88 a lb, broccoli crowns for $1.59 a lb, and a pound of spinach for $3.

Hightailed it home to bake the pizza. Cooked spinach and baby bella mushrooms in the microwave. Jazzed up the pizza w/these two topping then added a generous handful of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

Had a ¼ of the pizza and a hearty slice of coconut three layer cake for dessert. No ice cream was added. Want to save that for a more appropriate moment. A root beer float come to mind.

The temp is -7° (-22°C). The high is to be 25° (-4°C).

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 7:27 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 6:58 PM.

Length of day: 12h 08m. Length of visible light: 13h 06m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 1:17:27 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Yesterday morning's temp exceeded the low of 6° (-14°C) the forecast predicted. It was -5° (-21°C) at 7 AM just as the drive to Littleton was made to Big Papa's Mkt and a few of the other stores.

Thankfully the homemade windshield solution made all winter worked perfectly to prevent any frost on the windows of the car. Did not it freezes solid at 33 below zero. It does well down to about 20 below.

Bought at the market price of each week were giant cantaloupes $1.75 ea, minneolas 3/$2, asparagus $1.88 a lb, cukes 60¢, Blackberries half pints (5.6 oz) $2, baby bella 10 oz pks for $2.25, green leaf lettuce for $1.38, and garlic, 5 bulbs for $1.50.

This w/e prices at Big Papa's Mkt are found here. Click on "See more..." for some of this week's prices.

Bought a couple items at WM. Best price was the Great value brand 1 lb box of corn starch. Went net door to Shaw's for A Pepperidge Farm Coconut cake for $3.34, friendly's Black Raspberry Ice Cream $2.50 of 1.5 quarts (1.42 litres), and point cut corned beef brisket, last day at $1.97 a lb.

Visited my Credit Union and had a check drafted for my propane delivery on Mar 13. Drive home to drop off the groceries purchased and to try a slice of the great Coconut cake. It just as remembered... and even more fabulous w/2 scoops of black raspberry ice cream.

Stopped at my Lancaster P.O. for almost a weeks worth of mail, went to Shaw's to buy linguine on sale @ 88¢ a lb, really to get another monopoly game piece. Figure that if one doesn't play, one can not win.

Then went in the propane co's office. Walked to the office mgr and said," I'm here to negotiate your surrender," w/a straight face. Explained there is a discrepancy on the computer generated ticket cost per gallon and that the driver crossed it out and juiced it.

Used police interrogation techniques to wear out the fellow by asking as many Q's as possible and repeating the same Q's by asking them just a little bit different. Several times.

He was extra nice and attentive, especially after several of the trade's nomenclature was used. Wanted him to realize that crossing out the ticket cost is completely unacceptable, and knew the ins and out of terms such as "bsl," which is base sub level, the annual amount of product used in 1 year that determines what customers pay.

In the end he offered me 11¢ a gallon less than the home office quoted me last Friday. Saved $17 which was asked for a check refund, not a credit on my account for 7-8 months. For me it always pays to Q the price and ask for a lower cost.

Returned home to watch Hector "Macho" Camacho fight "Sugar" Ray Leonard in a 15 round fabulous boxing match. Then saw Leonard fight "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler for the Middle Weight Championship of the World (9:27)at Caesars Palace on the 16th of April in 1987. Non stop boxing action for 15 amazing rounds.

The temp is -2° (-19°C). The high is to be 25° (-4°C).

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 7:27 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 6:58 PM.

Length of day: 12h 08m. Length of visible light: 13h 06m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2:15:54 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Got very antsy late yesterday morning. Bundled up w/three layers of clothes and ventured outside. The temp was 12° (-11°C). The wind was a bitter 19.6 mph (31.5 km/h). The wind chill was down to 1° (-17°C).

My cheeks felt like pins were striking it as the steady NW wind cut right through my face at noontime. To have to return to my house for a face mask on a mid March would be to accept defeat and remain inside.

Walked south, up the mountain road, in the fresh fallen snow of the past two days. Waves of snow ripped off the banks of the road from one side to another. Tiny snow drifts accumulated quickly.

The tall trees were now bare of there former coats of snow. The powerful wind stripping them, making several creep and dance in the wind. Some trees gave off loud cracks as the strong wind tested there strength.

Three crows flew overhead and soared playfully using the winds to guide them. It seemed they took advantage of not needing motion to fly. Just go w/the flow — to follow the wind wherever it took them.

My face was feeling like it was burning from the steady bitter wind as the custom log cabin was reached. The wind howled, the trees rocked, and the snow flew intensely like a raging blizzard.

Turned around and headed home. Surely there will be many better days to enjoy a walk than fight the elements. A mere mile, maybe 100 ft of elevation gain, yet getting into the spirit of being outside.

Saw Mike Tyson's final fight where he was TKO'ed at the end of the 6th round and did not answer the bell for the 7th. In his interview he admitted he lost the desire to fight alonmg w/his animal instyinct he once had. It was just a payday to him.

After watching 2 & 3 pinches and Tyson holding on, it was close to pitiful. Saw the exciting Tommy Hearns vs Sugar Ray Leonard battle for the undisputed Welterweight Championship of the World (full fight 57:27. Rd 6 turns the tide. Leonard has a 14th Rd TKO) on Sept 16, 1981.

Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns II . 15 Rd highlights (8:22) Total war. 1989 Fight of the year.

These men were true boxing warriers. They traded hard hitting, meaningful punches throughout the bout. Like a real boxing match should always be.

Then watched some Twilight Zone, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, The Andy Griffin Show (Mayberry!), and Everyone Loves Raymond.

Will be heading to Littleton to buy some deals at the mkt and shop at other stores.

The temp is 9° (-13°C). The high is to be 24° (-4°C).

Civil twilight is 6:22 AM EST. Night is 7:26 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 6:57 PM.

Length of day: 12h 05m. Length of visible light: 13h 03m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Winter cold is back. It will stay below freezing all day today with strong winds and cold chill values. Melting will return tomorrow as it slowly warms back up. Have collected 23 gallons of sap so far. Have most of it boiled down to an almost syrup consistency. Will see more sap flow in another day or two as it warms up again.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 2:22:07 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It snowed much of the day. Stayed and watched my fave TV shows on Netflix. Looked out the window often to see at times heavy snow falling. The mountains do offer beautiful winter scenes.

Since learning Kempo for years and fighting in the ring in L.A. when living there, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to fascinate me.

Saw a just a new posted MMA bout Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Juliana Lima on youtube.

Then found (Ultimate Fighting Championship) UFC 185: A mixed martial arts event held on March 14, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground.

A MMA competition or exhibition may be held in a ring or a fenced area. The fenced area can be round or have at least six sides. The fenced area is called a cage generically, or a hexagon, an octagon or an octagon cage, depending on the shape.

A view of inside "The Octagon". 8.8 million viewers see MMA bouts just on the Fox Network

April 30, 2011, saw UFC 129 set a new North American MMA attendance record, drawing 55,724 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto; the event also set a new MMA world record for the highest paid gate at $12,075,000[42] and is the highest gate in Toronto for any event.
As of March 2015, there are 37 countries that are members of MMA International. Women in mixed martial arts bouts are extremely popular. Female fighters and personalities such as Megumi Fujii, Miesha Tate, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano are currently the most popular .

Current MMA Champ Ronda Rousey stopped Cat Zingano during UFC184 on Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles World Champion Match with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round.

[L=http://tinyurl.com/knwovg4]Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey, the 28 y/o former Oylmpic Judo Champion, is the most dominant female fighter to ever compete in the realm of combat sports. She pulls in $120,000 a bout (in July 2014) $60,000 to show, $60,000 to win. Not too bad for 96 seconds of work in her combined last 3 bouts. She remains undeated at 11–0.

Snow accumulated here yesterday 2.5 inches. No need to clear it.

The temp is 15° (-9°C). The high is to be 19° (-7°C).

Civil twilight is 6:24 AM EST. Night is 7:24 PM.

Sunrise: 6:53 AM. Set: 6:55 PM.

Length of day: 12h 02m. Length of visible light: 13h 00m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 2:41:08 AM

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Yesterday morning's low was 0.5°F (-17.5°C). Saw at sunrise the world was pure white. It truly is beautiful with pine, spruce, and balsam fir trees a sap green covered wonderfully in a blanket of snow. The snow feels so much nicer on a warm, sunny winter day.

Saw Rain Man (1988) Rated R, 133 min drama with brilliant performances by Dustin Hoffman as Raymond Babbitt and Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbitt. An astounding movie that brings the viewer into the depths of autism.

Charlie, a self-centered Los Angeles based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie learns his rich father has died.

Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, is an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own and resides at an institution. After they meet, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance.

Behind the scenes were four directors, six screenwriters, two cinematographers, eight producers, writers strikes, a crew change, and a studio fighting for its life.

A shame so many unnecessary F words are used, otherwise Rain Man (1:33m trailer) is an incredible eye opener that is deeply moving. 5/5 stars.

When the temp reached 23° (-5°C) yesterday it was time to bundle up, go outside and clear the 4" of new fallen snow. Otherwise it would quickly turn into ice w/the coming spring thaw/freeze cycle.

Skirted the air space between the house and the built up snow bank with snow from the Ariens Sno Thro. Removed the berm a foot tall at the end of the drive. An hour later all was completed and time to drive to Littleton.

Went to my Credit Union and transferred savings into my checking account in Boston, visited my pal at Rite Aid, and stopped to get some deals at Shaw's. The finest deal, other than the continuing corned beef for $1.97 a lb. is evoo (extra virgin olive oil) for $9.99 for two litres (2 quarts 4 oz ) in the $21 a gallon range.

Ate a bacon clubhouse burger at McD's for $5.23 w/tax for lunch then went to BK for onion rings. Been years since having any. Their horseradish dipping sauce is a must. It was as nice as remembered.

The temp is 25° (-25°C). The high is to be 38° (5°C).

Civil twilight is 6:26 AM EST. Night is 7:23 PM.

Sunrise: 6:55 AM. Set: 6:54 PM.

Length of day: 11h 59m. Length of visible light: 12h 57m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 2:16:47 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up to light snow falling yesterday. Then saw it after first light. It snowed all day long into the night. My window boxes have at least 4 inches as this is typed. Will use the snow thrower to clean up the snow later.

Watched all my fave TV shows on Netflix, then turned my attention to heavy weight boxing. Enjoyed watching the fights that Mike Tyson lost. Six of them. My faves are the Buster Douglas KO and Lennox Lewis crushing "Iron Mike" in both bouts.

Tyson had a TKO changed to a No Contest match after Tyson hit Orlin Norris after the bell. Also Tyson's TKO win over Andrew Golota was changed to a No Contest after Tyson tested positive for cannabis in the post-fight drug test.

This after Evander Holyfield beat him twice in 7 month and Tyson resorted to the two infamous ear bites. Saw lots of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts of the current famous women and champs of today. Was in the ring kickboxing for 5 years in LA.

Visited the website of NECN.com (New England Cable News) a regional 24-hour cable news television network very similar to CNN in structure and style, but focuses more on regional news.

NECN had the live broadcast of Boston's St Patrick's Day Parade. It is a 2 mile long parade that takes 2 hours with 600,000 to 1 million spectators lining the streets watching from Broadway in the South Boston's section. It is the 2nd largest St Paddy's day parade in America.

Locally known as "Southie", the parade route was turned into a green scene w/a backdrop of snow up to 7' tall. Light rain did not dampen the spirit of the crowd. A fact learned was there are 34 million Irish descendents in America, 4x more that in Ireland.

Seen were bulldogs wearing green sweaters, the duckboats, Fire Depts, Unions, Pipes and drum corps, Marching bands, pirates, Minute Men, Jazz band, dancers, sailors from the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides", the Governor, State Senators, State Reps, the Mayor, the young and the elderly were in the annual parade of 114 years.

And the Murray family were riding their unicycles and special custom bicycles with several dozen Irish Setters near the end of the parade. The Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade is a true harbinger of the coming Spring.

Total new snow yesterday was 6" in my area. Now to clear it,

The temp is 13° (-25°C). The high is to be 41° (5°C).

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EST. Night is 7:22 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:53 PM.

Length of day: 11h 57m. Length of visible light: 12h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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On this date, in 44 B.C., on the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine!
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On this date, in 1939, the Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, soon to be occupied by the Nazis.

Welcome to Saturday, Pi Day (3.1415), Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 1:16:33 AM

Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ∏. Pi Day is observed on March 14, since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of ∏ in decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. A friend pointed out that is a once in a lifetime Pi because it's 3.1415.

Nicely cold yesterday morning. Our low was a thrilling 0.1° which is -17.72 °C. Slept 90 minutes later than accustomed, yet completed my rounds at or before my usual time.
Visited Shaw's w/e sales online and their weekly sale items. Made a list of both. Then noticed the house was cold. Temp was 54° (12°C). Saw the pilot was out on the propane wall furnace.

Lit the pilot, then turned the heater on. It fired up to warm up the house. Then the pilot promptly went off. Turned on the propane stove to see the flame about ⅓ the usual size. Uh Oh!

One tank read 54% and the other 0%. That is not at all normal. The two tanks always equalize each other. New something was wrong, wasn't sure if it was a leak or a malfunctioning regulator.

Drove to my propane co and explained the situation to my driver and a tech. The driver had his morning deliveries completed. It was 11 o'clock. He immediately came to my house.

One tank was turned off via the shut off valve (like a garden spigot). Told him it was not remembered it was turned off. regardless he turned open the valve and it could be heard the gas equalizing to the other tank.

He filled up both tanks. They are called 120 pound tank which hold up to 20% of their capacity, which is 96 pounds each. He filled them w/148.5 gallons. While he was preparing the computer generated bill in his truck he rec'd a telephone call.

It was the office gal telling him to raise the computer issued cost to me from $2.689 to $3.119. The fellow crossed out the printed charge and added $65.85 to my bill.

Drove to Littleton to deposit my Ins Repair check into my saving account. Decided to take the money and eat the small perforation in the bumper cover.

Bought two 14 oz pkgs of 41-50 frozen cooked shrimp for $6.99 a lb and some asparagus for just $1.57 a lb at Shaws. Will buy other sale items this w/e, snow storm permitting.

Shopped at Olypic Sports and tried on my ball teams polyesters pullover for the spring and fall. Also looked at a blue ball tee shirt that just arrived.

Naturally asked for a discount. The pullover was $75 and the tee shirt $22. Recd both for $75. A satisfactory savings to me, now w/two new team items to wear in town and in the stores.

Thought of the price change on the way home then phone the main office in our capital. Explained the situation and occurrence to a Tonya. She did her calculating to find my price was overcharged by $20 of the $extra $63.

She will have that adjusted. Final heating bill is $445 instead of the $463. Will also save $15 by paying it in 10 days. Have made it a point to dbl check prices and ask for adjustments. Have a good history of getting a better deal than paying list price.

An Alberta clipper passes over New England tonight into Sunday afternoon. This area is expected to see 6 to 12 inches of snow this w/e. Wet snow w/possible power outages.

The temp is 27° (-3°C). The high is to be 35° (2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:32 AM EST. Night is 7:19 PM.

Sunrise: 7:00 AM. Set: 6:50 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 47m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 3:37:02 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Yesterday day was much colder with a high of 24° (-4) and the low expected to be 4° (-15C) overnight. It was the winds from the Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph (56 km/h) that made it cold. Wind chill values as low as 1° below (-18C).

Left at 7 AM to drive to Littleton via the CT River Road. The debris of tree branches and tips w/scattered everywhere. Especially it was noticeable on the snow on top of the river. Several trees were downed and cut from the highway w/chainsaws.

Bought at the mkt were oranges 5 for $1, blueberry half pints are $1, blackberry pints are 3/$5, broccoli crowns $1.33 a lb, 10 lbs of onions are $3, cukes 60¢ ea, and yams 58¢ a lb.

Link to see this week prices at Big Papa's Market. Click on "See more."

Needed nothing at WM, Stopped at Shaw's for a $2 item just for a Monoply game ticket. Visited w/my pal the store mgr at Rite Aid. Then drove back on the CT River Hwy.

Stopped at my Town Building to get mt car registration in person that was ordered online. Discovered the town has a clever income scheme. A pole and utility tax on every utility pole that has wires on it. The town is run just like a business.

Returned home to discover my electricity was out. Passed on a hike up the mtn for a drive to Whitefield. Visited my trusted mechanic to ask for an inspection and emissions sticker. He said to return in an hour.

Ate a brekky 6" egg on flat bread special w/a 20 oz French vanilla coffee for $3.27, inc tax. Talked to some of the folks and then visited Mac's mkt nearby. Passed on their huge chicken breasts and all the other low priced meats.

Went back to the service station, drove my Dart in the bay and let the computer check lights, emission and the rest. Was completed in under 15 minutes. Fellow charged me $35 and was on my way home.

Three hours since the power went out, it was working when the house was entered. Heat, lights, comfort. Home, sweet home.

The temp is 6° (-14°C). The high is to be 34° (1°C).

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EST. Night is 7:18 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 6:49 PM.

Length of day: 11h 46m. Length of visible light: 12h 44m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 12:33:57 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, we lost almost a full foot of snow depth over this week, but with cooler weather here, it will slow down now. Have about 18 more inches to go. Boiled my first batch of maple sap yesterday. Had 9 gallons of sap and it reduced to just less than a half gallon. Its not syrup yet, but its close! Will keep doing that and storing it until the end of the sap season. That is usually the second week of April. Then I final boil it all at the same time.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 1:51:06 AM

Good morning!

Saw an excellent new comedy TV series about a young women (Kimmy) who was locked w/3 other women in an underground apocalypse vault for 15 years. She now lives in NYC w/a gay male roommate who is a singer and actor.

Kimmy works as a nanny for a native American women who tries to hide that fact, has many issues, and is married to a NY millionaire.

This odd brand new comedy is a Netflix original. The show is named "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". Definitely original w/plenty of laughs in its short 30 minute run time w/13 episode this season.

The lead character is delightfully quirky with Ellie Kemper (Center), Jane Krakowski (on the left who played Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal, the 1997 to 2002 TV Series) and Tituss Burgess (on the right who was on 30 Rock in 2006) as likeable characters.

A refreshingly impressive new series just released March 6th. Here is a 2m 7s trailer of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Visited the town's Administration Assistant (secretary to the Board of Selectmen) who told me the incumbent woman Selectman lost her reelection w/a 163 to 42 margin. Now there is not one person born in town working in office.

A trend for the past ten years. Can remember the days any outsider was shunned and referred to as a "flatlander." Forgot to ask the resident's take and vote on spending money to have a real police dept at the Annual Town Meeting Monday evening.

Drove to Whitefield to get dome pork sirloin on sale for $1.99 ground up. Forgot during my visit the day before. Returned home to make 50¢ size meatballs w/some sausage and the works mixed in.

My brekky of chicken noodle soup was at 2 AM. By 10:30 AM was plenty hungry and made a burger patty from the meatball mix to fry. Nice and tender and cheesy, the cause being mozzarella and Romano cheeses added to the works.

After 9 hours of being up, standing, and prepping the meatballs simmered in spaghetti sauce for 30 minutes, a super nap was taken. Hit the sheets and was asleep in a minute. A fabulous 90 minutes of pleasing dreams.

The wind was zippy much of the day w/a steady 12-15 mph (24 km/h) and a high of 45 (7° C). Other than few snow showers in the forecast, the temps are pointing to Springtime in the mountains. Saw some wet spots in the CT River. Now complete w/springtails and melting snow.

The temp is 34° (1°C), our high. The temp is to drop to 23° (-5°C), then the low single numbers tonight (-16°C).

Snow showers likely this morning. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

Civil twilight is 6:35 AM EST. Night is 7:17 PM.

Sunrise: 7:04 AM. Set: 6:48 PM.

Length of day: 11h 43m. Length of visible light: 12h 41m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Will lightly shop at Big Papa's Market for some produce deals and visit other stores while in Littleton.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 1:46:19 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Registered my Dodge Dart at the town's new online website at 5:30 AM. Drove to our Town's Municipal Building at 10 AM to see if the app was rec'd. Takes some hours for the cc co to forward the approved transaction.

Also voted for the Office or Selectman candidate the was was my choice. The Regional High School budget was voted on and other local elections. The incumbent Select Board member did not make a showing when this writer voted.

Would be in her favor as her opponent and the town officials had their day of politics at the Recycling Center Saturday. Have a feeling the incumbent, who married into one of three of the original families that settled here, will lose to an outsider.

This has been the trend for more than a decade. The town meeting will be tonight. Plan to not go and catch up on my sleep. The big question is whether the town can afford a real police dept. This means a full time Chief w/3-5 officers. The State Police do patrol; yet nothing is better than having a cop in town if ever one is needed.

Took the drive to Whitefield to see if they were any deals. Met several folks that were known and spent an hour speaking to them. We certainly agreed it was a long bitter cold winter.

Bought store made sausage on sale for a super low price of $2.29 a lb. Split chicken breasts were passed up and remained on sale for $1.49 a lb. Returned home much later than desired. Just enough time to eat and post.

It was a very warm overnight. Temps remained at 30° (-1°C) in the wee hours and the high of the day was 52° (11°C). How warm warm it? The snow was melting off the roof, the mtn road had a stream of water flowing on one side. And the snow fleas were out.

Snow Fleas are not fleas at all, but a type of non-insect called a springtail. Springtails get their name because they have two long tail-like appendage, the furcula, sticking from their abdomen (back body section).

The "tails" can fold under the body and are held by two hooks under the body. When the springtail releases the hooks, these soil creatures go flying in the air.

The springtails feed on decaying organic matter in the soil (such as leaf litter) and, therefore, play an important part in natural decomposition. They survive the deep freeze with “glycine-rich antifreeze protein” that prevents ice crystal from forming in their bodies.

Snow Fleas are very small, about 1/16 inch long. They are dark blue, have short antennae, and have two eye clusters (with 16 eyes in each). They are no longer classified as insects and are referred to as hexapods.

A foot print in the snow a hole, or the ring of snow around a tree sees the appearance of these as though they are fleas jumping in the snow. To us in the northern mtns.

The appearance of the spring is truly the first sign of Spring. Our sugar maple trees that have been tapped and have sap flowing means the warm has arrived and it really is Spring.

The temp is 38° (3°C). The high is to reach 43° (6°C).

Civil twilight is 6:37 AM EST. Night is 7:15 PM.

Sunrise: 7:06 AM. Set: 6:46 PM.

Length of day: 11h 40 m. Length of visible light: 12h 38m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:52:54 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It was a balmy 10° (-12°C) yesterday morning when my rounds were completed. That is about the average low temp for this time of year. Our record for Mar 9th is a mere 31 below zero (-35C), set in 2007. The high was 38° (3-°C).

Looking like our deep freeze has lifted and happy days are here again. It is Spring! Snow melting during the day, freezing a night. Sugar maple trees are ready to be tapped. Soon the sun will rise above the forest trees for part of the day. Then all day long.

Needed to register my Dart w/the town and state which can now be done online. Really like this as it is more convenient to reg at home in one's spare time than to go the Town Offices where the Town Clerk new opens Tues - Thur only. They can mail you your reg, or one can choose to pick it up.

Made a pleasing hash w/tata's, onions and nearly the last of the corned beef. Drove to Littleton on the CT River hwy. Not a wet spot in the snow the entire drive.

Also needed to transfer some saving funds from my CU bank in Littleton to my checking account in Boston. It was a very pleasant drive w/ much warmer temps in the mtns. Pleasant in the mtns is 26° (-3°C). Much warmer than it has been since December.

Visited several stores for some items, visited my pal the Rite Aid mgr, then stopped at Shaw's to shop for a 4¼ pound point cut of corned beef. Instead of the usual $30 retial price of $6.99 a lb.

The total was $8 and change on sale for $1.97 a lb. They had their meat section loaded with diasplays of these $1.97 a lb sales, unlike my home store in Lancaster.

For the forth time, one older women at the Customer Service Desk wanted me to take my two items to the register. Told her that the assistant store mgr told me to use the CS desk to play for a few items. Paid for them then and right there

Then found the assistant store mgr and explained that this one person at the CS desk always gives me an attitude about buying any items from her. He said he would talk to her.

Returned home to simmer the corned beef for an hour, changed the water, and simmer it again in its new water 2x. Placed it in the crock pot to cook almost submerged under water on high for 5 hours.

Plan on removing the corned beef from cooking as the odor of it cooking along w/the garlic all night was difficult to fall asleep the last time.

The temp is 30° (-1°C). The high is to reach 44° (7°C).

Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EST. Night is 7:14 PM.

Sunrise: 7:08 AM. Set: 6:45 PM.

Length of day: 11h 37 m. Length of visible light: 12h 35m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 2:09:49 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Was posting at 1:59 PM yesterday morning and saw my computer monitor clock turn to 3 AM. What a quick morning. Did finish my post early. This is in spite of only the GB site stopping at 4:15 AM for 6/7 minutes.

Took a long nap then went out to check for air spaces between the house and the piled up snow banks against it. Hand shoveled snow to fill those gaps. Then dug out the propane tanks to check the fill level. Will order more propane for delivery next week. Am on "will call" status.

This final fill of the two 120 gallon tanks will see the propane lasting right into November. Thankfully the deep arctic freeze has left for the winter. Shall tally this winter's heating bill after the final fill up.

Was well dressed in a soft shell LL Bean new hiking jacket bought in January. It has some air vents on the lower back and is made of polypropylene. Went for a walk up the mtn for my health and to test the warmness of the new jacket.

Would link this jacket purchased via the LL Bean website in January except that it is no longer on their website. Was a discounted item $100 off retail. It was warm in less than below freezing temps. Looks sharp to wear in the stores. Plan on keeping it.

Walked up the mountain w/a Nalgene bottle of water. Stopped at the new clear cut just above my property. Still found the views of the mtns in the distance to be pleasant and views of the 4 story barn on the other side of the loop road to be enjoyable.

Could see the frozen remains of the melt water on the road. The town heavily sands the road until they receive their ordered supply of salt that is in need to many cities and towns in New England.

It was mostly as quiet as a graveyard. Once for a minute were the sounds of snowmobiles crossing up ahead on their snow covered trails.

A crow slowly shouted, "Caw, caw," a passenger jet flew overhead at 30,000 ft and the light, steady sound of the wind was ever present.

Looked at the small beech trees not 8' tall by the side of the road. They retain the dried, dead leaves throughout the winter. They usually wave in the breeze. Today they quaked, like they were shivering in the cold.

On the west side of the icy gravel road were the occasional clumps of well consolidated snow that grabbed on to some branches as though holding on for life while other snow clumps filled the "V" of the tree trunks.

A few tracks in the snow of the animals were seen on the sides of the snow banks, yet none were distinguishable due to time: wind, snow, and melt. Thought of the hard winter the wildlife had. Even the snow covered forests do not have a hard crust on the snow yet.

Postholing is common. Any chance of running is next to impossible. Man or animal sinks far below their knees and often hip deep. It exhausts one's strength rapidly to pull themselves out of their self made holes in the snow.

Here is a photo of a mighty moose, bigger, much more rugged than a horse, postholing in the snow deeper than their hips. Each step is a tremendous challenge to pull free. Every step is like this all day long.

At times dime sized snow flakes floated to the earth. The obscured sun in the overcast at times burst thru the clouds offering extra warm, cheer, and long shadows from the trees.

Walked 1 mile up to the height of land of the road with several hundred feet of elevation gain. Returned home to have farfalle spaghetti with homemade pasta sauce, chicken mixed in, and some tbsps of sour cream added, along with Romano and Parmesan cheeses for my lunch.

Dessert was "Under the Stars" Ice Cream. This is chocolate ice cream with peanut butter filled chocolate stars and peanut butter swirls. It goes nicely w/ice cold French vanilla coffee, yet will never replace good ole fashion foaming root beer w/ice cream added. Aka as an ice cream soda, float, snowball, or spider.

The air temp is 17° (-8°C). The high is to reach 37° (3°C).

Civil twilight is 6:41 AM EST. Night is 7:13 PM.

Sunrise: 7:10 AM. Set: 6:44 PM.

Length of day: 11h 34 m. Length of visible light: 12h 32m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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On this date, in 1945, Phyllis Mae Daley, the first African-American nurse to serve in World War II, received her U.S. Navy commission.

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 3:34:07 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Our low yesterday morning was -9° (-23°C). Tied for the lowest temp in the state. Even beat Mt Washington w/its warmer -7° (-22°C). Expect much warmer temps from now on, plus some light flurries overnight.

Woke up at 1:30 AM yesterday to turn off the corned beef that was on the low setting slow cooking for 11 hours. It was so tender and flavorful. Did simmer the 4 lb piece twice,completely washing and changing the water to rid the salt and chemicals added.

Enjoyed completing my posts early, watched some Law & Order, then returned to bed for a nice 90 minute nap. It was nice to catch on sleep and still be before 8:30 AM.

Got the last 4 empty 5 gallon (18.927 litres) kerosene containers and took them to our Recycling Center. Was a small gathering of six people. The cause being a new fellow to many who relocateds her 7 y.o. is running for the elected Board of Selectmen vote at the Town Meeting in a week and a half.

This location is the ideal spot for politicking and other events as it sees far more residents than the small church has for attendance. Would imagine the church is the least appropriate place and am certain the only store in town does not wish to have Their customers approached as they enter and leave.

Left to take the pleasant drive to the Town of Whitefield to visit my buddy the meat mgr and get in on the real excellent deal that were offered. Also topped off the tank for $10. Gas is $2.36 a gallon, for now.

Hunt's Spaghetti sauce 24 oz cans are 88¢, 8 oz of Romano/Parmesan grated cheese $1.99 ea, store made garlic and cheese sausage for $1.69 a lb, and chicken legs 89¢ a lb.

Told my pal about the hidden corned beef that Shaw's has on sale for $1.97 yet displays the higher priced brands. We have a habit of shaking our heads in many conversations.

Returned to the Recycling Center to ask the new politician the definitive question: "Why should folks vote for you and not the incumbent member?"

Like he was quick and had a thorough answer that impressed me. Told him in front of the elected town officials that he is a fabulous candidate and would get my vote. Meant it as well.

At home, the groceries were put away, then opened a can of tomato paste to put a 2 qt pot. Added two cups of water, minced onion, basil, parsley, paprika, evoo, and garlic, simmered the works for an hour then added lots of sliced baby bella and some 1 inch lengths of the just purchased sausage w/the skin removed.

Added the four huge chicken legs to the 1.5 quart small crock pot and allowed that to slow cook for 4 hours. Want to add the liquid to my chicken noodle soup and the chiken to the mostly homemade spaghetti sauce.

Nuked water in the micro w/garlic added, cooked some farfalle al dente, then opened a can of the Hunt's tomato sauce and added it to the paste w/the works in it.

Two pinches of baking soda was added to the sauce to neutralize the acid. The taste test was delish. Also added two tbsp of brown sugar to the sauce. Sweetened up all the spices added. Have plenty of cooked food for several meals this week.

The air temp is 10° (-12°C). The high is to climb up to 35° (2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:42 AM EST. Night is 7:12 PM.

Sunrise: 7:11 AM. Set: 6:43 PM.

Length of day: 11h 31 m. Length of visible light: 12h 29m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Good morning ohyeah537.
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On this date, in 1936, Adolf Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact when he ordered troops to march into the Rhineland.

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 2:09:16 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Finished my rounds at twilight yesterday morning. Just before 7:30 the temp reached its lowest, 24° below zero (-31°C). The kerosene heater felt great to wake to and keep on 'til 10 AM.

Turned the heater off and ventured outdoors in 6° (-14°C). It was a sunny day, yet the sun remains below the horizon in the forest. Snow depth is at least 28-30 inches deep, even w/its consolidation.

Drove to the PO and to Shaw's to buy some point cut corned beef their flyer says on sale thru the 12th. Asked the meat mgr where is the point cut on sale. He said it was mixed in w/the other cuts/prices.

Looked long and hard thru each pkg. None were $1.97. Opened the door to the meat dept and asked where is the $1.97 on sale brand. One fellow explained that mgmt told them to not display the on sale price.

This is so the average customer pays more than the loss leader. Was taken aback of this tactic. Said it is in the flyer, want to buy some or get a rain check.

Three 2' x 2' cases were on a cart and were wheeled out. Grumbled to the meat cutter over this tactic and took a 4¼ lb point cut. A friend who was cooking cod for the store as samples was took. He was real upset at their blatant disregard for the Advertised item.

Decided to buy 1½ quarts of ice cream w/the flavor Under the stars. It read well on the pkg. Did not think chocolate could be improved. It sure has.

Stopped in the Lancaster House of Pizza for a steak Bomb. After they were told my last one was small, they made me an equally smaller one. Later told the Greek owner that would be my final visit. Will always buy at the Gold House in Littleton.

Picked up my mail and found another $100 owed to Lowe's for two more 5 gallons buckets of kero bought in Feb. Stopped at the propane Co and paid my $110.25 bill for the home service visit for the propane wall vent.

A bit of cold tonight and then finally a warmup into next week. Looking forward to the sunny, warmer days. Also saw some water rolling down the mrn road where the salt has begun to melt. Soon our sugar maple season followed by the mud season will begin. One heck of a long cold winter.

The air temp is 9° (-13°C). The high is to be to 29° (-2°C).

Civil twilight is 5:44 AM EST. Night is 6:10 PM.

Sunrise: 6:15 AM. Set: 5:40 PM.

Length of day: 11h 28m. Length of visible light: 12h 26m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 2:01:15 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Have found that the original Mission Impossible TV Show really floats my boat. Love to see it in the wee hours. May have missed half of them at the time they were aired.

A pleasing morning yesterday w/temps in the mid 20's° (-4°C) when it was time to leave for Littleton and its many stores. The CT River is still solid w/a blanket of snow on top. Not 1 ice house (a bob hut) was seen to fish on the river this year.

Found some deals at the mkt. Strawberries are 1 lb for $1.67, 3/$5, avocados 88¢ ea, gala apples 4/$1, cukes 60¢. yams 58¢ a lb, red peppers $1.50 a lb, baby bella mushrooms, $2.25 for a 10 oz pkg, 1 lb of spinach $3, 5 lbs of carrots $2.68, and green beans just $1.18 a lb.

Here are some of this week's deals at Big Papa's Market. Click on "See more"

Bought a few items at WM, visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, got some sliced deli turkey at Shaw's, that were reduced to $3.99 a lb. Then stopped at the only other market in that town, Porfido's. (since 1935) Extra large eggs were 2 for $1.99. Quite a deal.

Returned home to put the food away and got right on fixing up lunch and a few extra meals. Cut four ½ inch thick boneless cutlets from the chicken breast bought the day before.

Soaked the cutlets in egg batter, 50% Parmesan cheese in bread crumbs w/a top layer of crushed oyster crackers, then fried them in evoo. Had spinach cooked and a bag of 6 Italian shreaded cheeses to add when the first side was cooked.

Had a feast w/homemade fried shrimp in a stir fry of 5 veggies made the day before. Have three meals remaining w/the breaded cutlets, rice, and veggies.

Lite the kerosene heater at 5 PM to warm up the house and get the insulation super warm for last night's deep freeze. This should be the final overnight of temps plunging far below zero (-20's°C).

The air temp is -17° (-27°C). The high is to climb up to 20° (-7°C).

Civil twilight is 5:46 AM EST. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 6:15 AM. Set: 5:40 PM.

Length of day: 11h 25m. Length of visible light: 12h 23m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 1:55:55 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Rec'd 2 inches of snow on my Dart Wednesday morning. In the valley below the most snow seen was 1.5 inches. Not anywhere near a storm by northern New England standards. The low here was +17° (-8°C) w/the high 42° (6°C).

Sure is 60 and 70 (16-22C) degrees warmer than much of February. Even the sun greeted the North Country. A fantastic day. Outlook is for more above freezing days this w/e and into next week.

Fired up the Ariens Sno Thro and skirted the house. There was a 3" melt space between the snowband mounded against the house. Took my time and filled it in with blowing snow.

Then cleaned the drive paying more attention to the foot where a berm has been since the last snow event a few days ago. Spent extra time widening the drive. Soon the snow with begin to melt and freeze each night.

The road was unplowed when first cleaning the drive. Then the town plowed it going down the mtn and then on the up side, Nice and wide into both sides of the ditches.

Decided to go for a ride to Whitefield, NH. Spent 90 minutes clearing the drive widening it and the walkway. When getting out of the car my legs were sore and tight from the walking earlier. Will need to build up my legs to enjoy some walks, then gradually some hikes.

Wanted a chicken breast for cutlets. Also wanted to get out of the house for a pleasant drive and see some views. Found single split (bone in) chicken breasts at Mac's Mkt to be huge and only $1.49 a lb.

Then grabbed some immensely pink ground pork for just $1.99. Difficult to pass on these two bargains. My pal had just left to cover the meat dept at the Franconia NH store. A distance of 18 Miles / 28 Km.

Returned home for a pork burger smothered in baby bella mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. Added some thick cheddar cheese to the lean, juicy pork burger, then sat in front of the TV to watch the second season of the original Mission Impossible ATV show.

Prefer Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) as the team leader. The original TV series ran from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990.

Lenard Nimoy was a regular on that show for two years (1969-1971) featured as the Great Paris in 49 episodes.

Nimoy played Spock in 79 episodes in the original Star Trek TV series (1967-1969) and was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The air temp is 30° (-1°C). The temp is to be drop to 17° (-8°C) this afternoon, then the deep freeze, -16° (-31°C) overnight into Friday.

Civil twilight is 5:48 AM EST. Night is 6:08 PM.

Sunrise: 6:17 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 11h 22m. Length of visible light: 12h 20m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Will visit Big Papa's Mkt later and a few other stores.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 2:13:51 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up at 1:30 AM Tuesday and saw the temp was falling below zero quickly. Lit the kero heater and warmed the house while my early morning rounds were completed.

Always a pleasing feeling to be so warm the window in front of me needs to be opened. Especially when the outside temp is -9° (-23°C).

Enjoyed watching my fave shows on Netflix. Got to see more of the movie Interstellar. Hope to put my nose to the grindstone and finish it one day soon.

When the temp was into the 20 late morning, a collection of the recyclables was gathered and brought to the town's Recycling Center. Lots of folks were zipping in and getting rid of their accumulations.

Returned home to makes more chicken noodle (w/linguine) soup w/the emphasis on the celery and carrots. Added a giant couple of hand fills of diced spinach to the works. Need to thaw out some chicken to add latter.

While getting the soup made the last thawed chicken breasts were sliced a ½" thick, dipped into eggs, then soaked in bread crumbs w/Parmesan cheese, garlic and some minced onion. One side is fried in evoo, then flipped w/ 6 Italian cheese added and cooked spinach.

Temp was good for a walk, yet all the cooking killed more time than expected. It became time to finish my afternoon posts. The sky turned gray/white at 1 PM w/a snow event overnight into this morning. 3-5" is expected by sun up.

The air temp is 24° (-4°C). The high is to be 37° (3°C).

Civil twilight is 5:49 AM EST. Night is 6:06 PM.

Sunrise: 6:18 AM. Set: 5:37 PM.

Length of day: 11h 18m. Length of visible light: 12h 17m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:49:31 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Rec'd 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) of snow overnight yesterday. The highest total in the state was 3" (7 cm). Would not even call it a snowstorm. Left at 9 AM for a ride south on US Rt 3 to Whitefield, NH.

Wanted to see the pretty snow cover tree branches before the temps near freezing and the winds cleared the snow from them.

Stopped to say hello to my pal the meat mgr. Looked at a few chuck steaks and passed. He told me corned beef was going to be on sale for $2.99 a lb Friday for the special of the week along with pork sirloin mini roasts for a $1.99 a lb.

Plan on getting a few of the corned beef for some crock pot meals and to make excellent corned beef hash for brekky. Will have him grind up the 98% lean pork sirloin roasts for healthy burgers, meatballs, and some meatloaf.

Passed on stopping in Shaw's to buy something just for a Monopoly ticket. Bought gas that has increased to $2.26 a gallon. Then went into the PO to open a weeks worth of mail and write checks for utilities and bills last month.

Winds were picking up strong from the Northwest in the aftrernoon. Overnight will see 15 to 20 mph steady winds. Always am worried w/ the wind causing blowdowns and shutting off the power.

Do have enough kero for two nights of extra comfortable heat w/the space heater. Sure hope after Friday morning that will be the end of the deep freeze this winter.

February was expensive with lots of kerosene purchased. Bitter cold, just like the temps seen each winter 20+ y/a.

The air temp is 5° (-15°C). The high is to be 26° (-3°C).

Civil twilight is 5:51 AM EST. Night is 6:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:20 AM. Set: 5:36 PM.

Length of day: 11h 15m. Length of visible light: 12h 14m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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

Good evening ohyeah537.
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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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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!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:23:34 AM

Well... We got about 5" then it started to rain! BLAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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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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be careful out there Oh yeah!
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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!!!
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