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Fire_n_Ice

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

Stop in and meet ohyeah, a funny lady from Raleigh, who really needs her own home here. After the miles she's accumulated zooming thru GB on a daily basis, she really needs a place to put her feet up and relax. Welcome to your new home, ohyeah!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:30:23 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Our low was 34° (1°C) and was higher than many places in southern New England. It was not warmer on the summit of 6,288' (1,916 m) Mt Washington. The manned Observatory saw 10°F (-12°C) for the low.

Finished my rounds and posts early this morning and saw 4 TV series on Netflix. After the last one a banner appeared and asked me to check my billing card which became outdated.

Bought three bolts at HD 2 m/a. My bank sent me a new card and cc number, in case the account was compromised. Changed to the new number and instantly rec'd a "problem solved" message, then 1 minute later a "updated your account." was successful. Thought it nicely smooth.

Found that my StarCraft cd has a skip on one of the orchestra songs as it is played. The disk has a nick in the center. Went online to eBay and order a new replacement disk in 'mint condition' for just $5.99, shpg is included. Such a deal as brand new one was $40, 16 y/ago.

Took a drive on the CT River hwy to see the silver maples have lost their leaves. Continued on to Littleton, went to Lowes and bought M-D Building Products 0.5-in x 10-ft Gray Closed-Cell Foam Window Weatherstrip and Frost King 1.25-in x 10-ft Black Foam Door Weatherstriping.

Spent just over $30 to seal the exterior doors and windows from the air leaks. My windows and doors are 25 y/o. Much of the front door weatherstripping was well worn from use.

Will save money on heat this winter. Walls are insulated to at least R-19 and the 2nd floor ceiling to at least R-38. Built all of my home. Usual cost of heating the house is $100 a month for the entire year.

Also using propane for cooking and hot water as well. Like to save money and keep warm at a low cost.

The ISS orbits over my area at 6:54 this evening. See it in your area along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EDT. Night is 6:21 PM.

Sunrise: 7:09AM. Set: 5:51 PM.

Length of day: 10h 42m. Length of visible light: 11h 42m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high will be 55 (13°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Lots of rain arriving (up to 1 inch/25 mm an hour) remaining thru Saturday. 30-40 mph (48-64 k p/h) wind as well.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:15:02 AM

happy new week oh yeah!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:58:13 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Entertained myself playing StarCraft in the wee hours after my rounds and posts were completed. Later there was a problem with my internet connection.

The modem kept resetting itself and was up running 2-3 minutes before another reset occurred. Phoned FairPoint, my ISP, and reported this issue. The tech gal tested the line and net from Texas and showed a major problem somewhere.

Techs will test the line and come top the house tomorrow Kind of like this problem. It means a phone call to the biz office will get me a discount of half the usual months cost of $27.99 for 7 Mbps.

Ate the last of the beef stew. Simmered some basmati rice, made Julienne carrots and green beans nuked in the Pyrex mixing bowl. Cooked two of the cod, ate one, and has the leftovers in the fridge.

Will finish the cod, then make a crock dinner w/6-8 servings this week. Have lots of rice. Perhaps it is time for shrimp fried rice along w/a ton of veggies. Also thawed out a 1.5 lb pkg of ground pork sirloin roast. One year ago it was bought for $1.59 a lb. Dbl that these days.

Went outdoors twice after the rain ended at 10 AM. Raw as could be. Damp to the bone. The temp was 39 (4C) at 10:30. At 12:30 is was barely better at 41 (5C), the high for the day. Going to have to get used to the coming deep freeze.

Can hear lots of shots in the distance during the day. They are hunters firing their riffles during this now in full swing hunting season. The shots will ring out until December.

The ISS flies over at 7:44 PM in my area. See when it and the other satellites orbits by in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EDT. Night is 6:23 PM.

Sunrise: 7:07AM. Set: 5:53 PM.

Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 38° (5°C), the high will be 51 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:51:33 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, we had some pop up showers before I got outside to mow and mulch, so it did not get done. Did run a few errands however. Found one item I wanted but had to come home and order the other. Ordered a kit to add extensions to my leaf blower with a 180° turn at the end so I can stick it up just over the gutters and blow out the leaves. Beats getting out the heavy ladder and climbing two stories. I can put up the light aluminum one, and then stick it up ten feet over my head and do the work. Don't really like heights, and with the sore back I don't want to move the heavy 36' Fiberglas type 3 ladder. This will work well, and be easier on me.

Today I am watching the NFL even though the Pats have played, I still like watching it. I just do not have to get emotionally involved in any one game. Do not really care who wins, just want to see some good football!

What is up with the Steelers? Is Roethlisberger done?
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:01:54 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The diltiazem, 240 mg a day, for my heart palpitations is working fabulously. No longer 150 beats per minute since the first was taken on Friday morn. Could sleep easily and worry free. Perfect!

Enjoyed some StarCraft battles, then some TV Shows on Netflix. Watch 20 minutes of The Following pilot. Liked the escape, found the following 10 minutes of character build up to be boring. Watched an episode of Criminal Minds, which kept my attention gigantically.

The cod on sale at Shaw's, this w/e only was too big a savings to stay away from. Took a drive south on Rt 135 beside the CT River to see much of the sugar maple leaves knocked to the ground and water by the pouring rain.

Did get some pix the other day while the leaves were still green w/a light hue of color. No spectacular colors this year, due to the lack of rain for the past month.

Bought 4 more pieces of wild caught cod, some of the 18 oz cans of Campbells soups for $1 ea, and a HFCS free loaf of Shaw's bread. Still considering the six dbl wide rolls of paper towels for $5.99. That sale remains through Thursday.

Picked up my mail at the PO, then returned home. Had a meal of scrumptious cod, veggies and a healthy salad for my late lunch/dinner combo. Removed 1 24 oz container of soup from the freezer and replaced the space w/the new cod.

It rained on the severe side of moderate much of the day. Listened to the online radio of my fave station and looked through the pix taken all year. Will upload a few every couple of days by Monday's post.

Civil twilight is 6:36 AM EDT. Night is 6:24 PM.

Sunrise: 7:06 AM. Set: 5:55 PM.

Length of day: 10h 48m. Length of visible light: 11h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), our high for the day in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:32:59 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Looking at mulching up what I can of the leaves in the yard today. I will also use the small battery powered blower to blow the walks,decks, and the like into the lawn area so I can chop up those leaves too. Will have to do a bit and stop, do a bit and stop as the walking will catch up with me over time. Looking at about 70 or a bit more with dew points in the high 50's. Late tonight a front comes through and tomorrow we will be in the low to mid 50's for the week with a nor'easter due in Wednesday for the better part of three days.
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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:32:19 AM

Good morning ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:49:40 AM



On this date, in 1767, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.

Welcome to Saturday, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:05:28 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went to lay down after my early morning rounds and posts to get in a nap. All that could be heard was my heart racing and the sound echoing off the mattress from the pillow into my ears.

Drove to the hospital ER and saw the doc. Told him the sound was keeping me from sleeping and worrying me. Asked him to look up the heart specialist recommendations and results.

In under 30 minutes there was a call to Lancaster's Rite Aid for a Rx. Drove the 10 minutes to the pharmacy and had the script of diltiazem 240 mg a day waiting for me.

The pills are normally $60 for a 30 day script. It was an amazing $1.20 w/my AARP Plus coverage plan. Did not have another episode of palpitations since taking the med at 9 AM yesterday. Think the taking the medication is a prudent decision.

Stopped at Shaw's for their w/e super sale. Wild, caught at sea, cod is $4.99 a lb. Purchased 4 pieces with thick loins. Normal price is $7.99 alb. Saved about 40% on the sale.

Fried up in evoo a large amount of red, orange, and red bell peppers. After a few minutes same sized chucks of yellow onion were added. Last 8 ounces of baby bella mushrooms were stirred in.

Had a delightful amount of cod, pepper jack cheese melted on top along w/the stir fried veggies. Like that extra was prepared for left overs all w/e. Also bought asparagus for the low cost of $1.88 a lb. Lots of veggie varieties this week to enjoy at mealtime.

The ISS orbits by the East Coast early at 7:44 tonight. See it in your neighborhood along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:35 AM EDT. Night is 6:26 PM.

Sunrise: 7:05 AM. Set: 5:56 PM.

Length of day: 10h 51m. Length of visible light: 11h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 46° (8°C), the high to be 61° (16°C) in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:27:21 AM

Hi ohyeah!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 1:59:19 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Relished in completing my rounds and posts early yesterday to be able to relax and see several TV Shows on Netflix. The rain arrived at 5:15 AM. Heard it as the windows were open. Nice slow steady rain. Temp was a pleasing 62° (17°C). Inside the house was 74° (23°C).

Enjoyed the drive to Littleton. When the rain stopped,the clouds had three elevations (depths) w/some blue skies as a background. The mountains saw swirling clouds pour over the summit ridges like an ever so slow waterfall.

Bought at the mkt were Brussel Sprouts $2 lb, 5 lbs of carrots imported from Quebec $2, broccoli crowns $1 lb, a Big head of celery $1.14, cukes 40¢ ea, green beans $1.75 lb, and baby bella mushrooms 10 oz for $2.25.

Bartlett pears 98¢ lb, as were most apples. No apples were purchased. Yams were at a recent history low of 65¢ a lb. Big Papa's Mkt was jammed w/8 AM customers.

Bought a few items at WM. Was going to visit my pal who is the mgr of Rite Aid. He took the day off. In fact he takes every other Thursday off. Great to make one's own working hours.

Rain returned in the afternoon. At no time was it moderate. Like having the slow steady rain for hours. We needed it as it did not rain for over a month. Temp was 73° (23°C) in the afternoon. Kept all the windows open. Yet not at night. Civil twilight is 6:34 AM EDT. Night is 6:27 PM.

Sunrise: 7:03 AM. Set: 5:58 PM.

Length of day: 10h 54m. Length of visible light: 11h 53m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 66° (22°C) in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.
Have a delightful day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:25:40 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: We have some rain moving in. Showers so far, but the heavy stuff is due in soon. Looks like an inch or a bit more. We sure do need it! Going to have to mulch up some leaves this weekend as the lawn is almost fully covered.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:57:00 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Ordered StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on Ebay yesterday morning. The new game is $60. That is the PC version and a very high cost compared to other games. The are many new stunning graphics and improvements over the original.

Ordered it in very good condition for $13.57 inc pstg. Rec'd email confirmation it was shpd. It should be here Tues or next Wed. There is a sequal available now "Heart of the Swarm" and another sequal to be released soon.

Watched some Netflix TV Series. Also going thru the 4 seasons of The Walking Dead. Very graphic scenes that are not recommended while eating.

Went thru 1000+ pix taken spring summer, and fall. Began to upload them in a time frame. Then rec'd notice that my allotted amount of MB is used up during the final upload.

Will now create a new group of pix on another site. Hope to share it next week.

Had the pleasure of a 3 hour nap from 7-10AM. Foe me to sleep that long proves it was needed. Woke up to partly cloudy skies and temps in the 70's. Changed into shorts and a tee and went outdoors.

Mowed the entire lawn mulching up the hardwood leaves. In the extra thick leaf areas it took 2 and 3 runs across the same lines to chip up the leaves into near dust.

Great to do this when the leaves are dry and fluffy. A big job to rake, even bigger when the leaves get soaking wet. Glad to mow them and have free fertilizer in the spring. With spread pelletized lime before the snow falls.

Spent two hours mowing. Wanted this to be my final time using the lawn mower. Enjoyed the looks of a leafless lawn and the thought of not needing the lawn mower until Memorial Day 2015.

Made a fabulous salad of leaf lettuce, delicious home grown tomatoes, ham, prosciutto, and pepper jack cheese w/evoo and garlic on top. Can feel my feet, legs and hip pain after two hours of non stop mowing. Turned in early. Slept later.

Tonight the ISS orbits over the East Coast early at 6:10 PM. See the ISS (w/the naked eye) and all the other satellites in your area at this website.

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EDT. Night is 6:29 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 6:00 PM.

Length of day: 10h 57m. Length of visible light: 11h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 71° (22°C) in overcast skies w/an 80% chance of rain. We need it.

Off to find some deals at the mkt and do some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1:42:43 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed some TV Shows on Netflix in the wee hours after my rounds yesterday morning. Also played some Star Craft: Brood War. Nice to take a needed nap for 90 minutes. Woke up at 8 AM.

Began to ready for my orthopedic appoint later in the morning. Decided to go for the drive to the Town of Whitefield. Here are 20 images of this fabulous New England gem.

Visited my pal's grocery store in that town. Told hime how tasty and tender the shoulder roast is and thanked him again for the low price. Bought 1½ lbs of pepper jack cheese, sliced in the deli for $4.99 this week. The stack is nearly 3" tall.

Drove home to put the cheese away. Visited my garden, looked at the remaining perennial and wildflowers. Saw a female ruffed grouse run off into the forest. They look similar to a chicken, tho much smaller.

Pick up a over a dozen pieces of mail at the P.O., sorted thru the you have been approved ones, and tossed those, along w/the ads in the sorting bin. Time to go to my 10:45 hip surgeon's office to meet the female PA, then the surgeon afterwards.

Had all the vitals done. Bp was 140/70, not bad for one who has been sedentary since mowing the lawn almost 1 month ago and no longer working in the gardens. H.T is 81 w/96% O2. Plus 1.2lbs weight loss.

Filled out a massive questionnaire, then the PA asked me a ton more. Countered by asking her a score of Q's some she could not A. Then waited for the surgeon to enter the room and get to the details.

He showed me the actual DePuy hip replacement and explained the procedure. He will give me the ceramic on PVC version cupand head, the most expensive and longest lasting. Not the stainless steel model. That had a class action lawsuit. Also signed the Surgerical Permit Contract of Agreement.

Afterwards 4 x rays were taken with the orthopedic ball marker extended to measure the length and the size of the head that fits into the cap. There was little waiting and it took just a few minutes.

Then my blood was drawn for a red/white blood cell count and to ensure that MRSA is not present. Will also need to get another blood test 1-2 days before the procedure

Sounds great to me. Tho not eating after midnight on the morning of surgery will most likely be a challenge. Not even water is allowed. Am ready to be bionic on Nov 10. Most likely 2 days will be needed overnight to recover and gain leg muscle strength to walk up stairs.

Civil twilight is 6:32 AM EDT. Night is 6:31 PM.

Sunrise: 7:01 AM. Set: 6:01 PM.

Length of day: 11h 00m. Length of visible light: 11h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high to be 76° (24°C) in partly cloudy skies now, sun later. Tied for the warmest night of the year and most likely the last one that is warm.

Have a fabulous day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:08:04 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Have to make a new appointment for that second injection. Docs office cancelled the first one. They were out yesterday due to the holiday. Will call later. Seems as though the benefits of the first one have mostly worn off already.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1:38:42 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up and hour earlier than usual. Tried to roll over and return to sleep. Watched an epi of Law and Order: SVU, hoping it would make me return to sleep. It was not going to happen.

Had Raisin Brand cereal with straw, blue, and raspberries in 1 % milk. Could see the Waning Gibbous, 70% of the Moon was illuminated. Saw the shadows of trees on the ground.

Completed my rounds very early and returned to sleep for two hours. Played several hours of StarCraft: Brood War, the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg.

These three distinct and powerful races battle one another on the ground, in the mtns and in space. Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced, highly competitive, real-time strategy game play.

Had the last of the chicken noodle soup. Have a 24 oz container of it in the freezer. Decided to make a new batch. Used the remaining 2 chicken breasts, plenty of veggies, and added wheat noodles and milled flax seed for my health and to thicken up the soup. Milled flax seed is wonderful for both.

Went out for a look and see on my tomatoes. Glad to have picked a dozen the day before. The remaining ones were frozen. Picked some of them for the rabbits for their food. Rabbits also chew on the lawn.

The lawn... Have purposely neglected it for three weeks. Have allowed all the leaves to fall and cover the grass. When most leaves have fallen, will get the lawnmower, cut it, and mulch in the leaves. No more hours of raking.

Civil twilight is 6:30 AM EDT. Night is 6:32 PM.

Sunrise: 7:00 AM. Set: 6:03PM.

Length of day: 11h 03m. Length of visible light: 12h 02m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high to be 73° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:15:45 PM

Greetings ohyeah537.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:55:27 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Happy Columbus Day and Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!

Played some StarCraft: Brood War yesterday the early morning. Been a few weeks since the real time strategy war game was played.

Then emptied the small amount of ribs and veggies that remained in the crock pot. After washing it, the shoulder roast purchased for $3.49 a lb at store where my pal works as the meat mgr was trimmed of all the fat.

Turn on the crock's outside container on to get it well hot. Trimmed close to ½ lb of fat. Was fastidious in the tiniest places. Added some evoo, a 12 oz bottle of beef gravy, carrots red potatoes, and the placed the roast deep in the gravy.

A half cup of water and 6 cloves of garlic, diced, two tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and a tbsp of Mrs Dash were added. Into the nuke the 6 qt ceramic pot went to get the contents hot and cut cooking time.

Three hours later a huge crown of broccoli was cut in big florets, along w/3 yellows onions peeled and sliced into a cross of quarters were added. Turned the setting to low heat.

Changed into a new ball game tee, my tennis shoes, and white shorts. Took a drive down to the CT River. Took a half dozen of shots. Mostly the silver trees were predominately green w/hues of color.

Got the pix just in case the trees don't turn or rain and wind knock off the leaves. Not enough color to make the pix worthy of sharing. Thought of heading to the summit of Mt Prospect, yet know the colors are far past peak in the distance.

Went to the local Shaw's to get some 1 lb boxed of wheat pasta of several varieties at the w/e only sale. Broccoli crowns were also on sale for 99¢. They are usually $1.49-$1.59 a lb in this area.

Returned home to a blast of flavors when the front door was opened. Became instantly hungry. Filled a plate with a combo of everything in the crock pot, the added 3 tbsp of water in a cup and the same amount of corn starch well mixed, then added to the crock pot and mixed in.

It will nicely thicken the gravy contents into a stew consistency. Was a fantastic meal. Seconds were had, then a slice of blueberry pie bought at super WM the other day. The 24 oz 8" bb pie was just $3.98.

Picked 12 of the ripest tomatoes on the vines. They are 3-4" in diameter. The size of softballs. More than can be eaten in a week.

The ISS appears at 6:57 PM tonight coming in from the west. See it in your area and time w/the flyover list here. It is the brightest object in the sky other than the Moon.

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EDT. Night is 6:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:07 PM.

Length of day: 11h 06m. Length of visible light: 12h 05m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 28° (-2°C), the high to be 58° (14°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 2:07:45 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Everyone else in the house has headed off to the Topsfield Fair. I grew up in Topsfield, so I have seen enough of the fair! Also not sure how my back would stand up. Home watching the Patriots play the Buffalo Bills. Looks like it will be a nail biter.

Went to the service yesterday and found my friend stayed in Tennessee. I did get hold of him later. All considering, he and his son are doing well. We had a good talk and caught up on a few things. He may be job swapping, so we will wait to exchange email addresses as his may change soon. Hope to get a few pictures of him and his son to see how they look lately, and send him pictures of our family. That way he can see what his god son looks like now too.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:33:35 AM



On this date, in 1960, Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 2:18:56 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Tried to get in a nap at 8AM. Too much on my mind to fall asleep. At least rested for 30 minutes.

Was down to my last yellow onion making a Western. Saw an epi of The Walking Dead, then filled my car with four bags of recyclables. Headed to the dump at 9 and shot the breeze w/the attendant after transferring the items.

Drove on the CT River Hwy to check out the silver maples. The river was steaming w/thick fog. The air was 34°F / 1°C with the water in the 40's. In fact a tee and shorts are getting out of place w/seeing your breath in the cold morning air.

Deciding to buy 10 more cans of tuna in water at Shaw's for 69¢ a can to stock up. Their stocked brand Essential Cream of Chicken was also on sale for 50¢s; an can.

Stocked up on 8 more cans. WM sells them for $1.25 so there is a fabulous savings. They had nicely sliced prosciutto ham sliced in pkgs in the case for $3.99 a lb. Well worth the price as regulary is $10.99 a lb.

Visited Porfido's Market and Deli in Littleton while in town. Frank Sr bought the building in 1930 and its been in the family since. Found excellent rare pastrami there for the everyday price of $5.99 a lb. It is usually at least $10 a lb.

Enjoyed the new paving on the CT River Hwy on the journey. So pleasing to drive on that stretch of heaven. The river is so slow and the trees very reflective in the gentle water. The silver maples have not yet reached their peak colors.

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EDT. Night is 6:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:07 PM.

Length of day: 11h 09m. Length of visible light: 12h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 0s shorter.

The temp is 33° (.5°C), the high to be 58° (14°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:27:37 AM



On this date, in 1939, t letter from Albert Einstein was delivered to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons.

Welcome to the weekend, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 1:05:28 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Temp was freezing yesterday morning. Saw the grass white w/frost when going outdoors. The tomatoes somehow made it. Will be harvesting the remaining real soon.

The wildflowers are blooming wonderfully.Took several shots over the past several weeks.Will add them to my albums. Still sorting thru over 1,000 photos. It takes time, that is an understatement.

Jumped into the Dart, pulled to the foot of the driveway at the road. 6 healthy wild turkeys were startled and were there figuring out which way to go. Caught a photo of 3-4 of them before they hopped into the forest.

Drove down the CT River Hwy. The silver maples have hues of red on their green leaves. These trees are the last to turn. With the temps dropping, the colors should be worth the wait.

Visited my pal the meat mgr in their Whitefield store. Told him my mind was set on making home made beef stew. MSG free and nicely thick. Had checked out the prices and cuts that Shaw's sells.

Shaw's wanted $4.99-$5.49 for cut stew beef and a shoulder roast. My pal cut several shoulder roasts and added a $3.49 a lb price to the 3 pkgs. Chose one and thanked him for the excellent low price.

Also bought hot Italian sausage, store made at $2.99 a lb and deli sliced pepper jack cheese for just $4.99 on sale this week.

Saw a longtime friend working on his gravel drive. Stopped to chat w/him. He was repaired the sloped drive the rain washed away w/a hand shovel and a wheelbarrow. He just turned 76 y/o.

He showed me inside his new to him, used 24' trail trailers. He paid $2,200 for one and $2,500 for the other. Said he plans on doing trailer camping w/one and sleep in the other on occasion.

Someone dumped 3 6 wheel loads of garbage on the side banks of his parking area. Then dumped a load of 150 scape tires down another bank. He lives in a trailer on top of a small mtn, about 1000' above the parking area.

There is a very steep road that one needs a 4 wheel drive to make it up the mtn. He can not see below. He has a huge mess to clean and wants to catch the perp. Not sure if someone is angry at him or discovered by chance a place to haul junk and dump it. What a dirty deed to do to someone.

Civil twilight is 6:27 AM EDT. Night is 6:38 PM.

Sunrise: 6:56 AM. Set: 6:08 PM.

Length of day: 11h 12m. Length of visible light: 12h 10m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high to be 58° (14°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:40:42 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Out for a haircut later as I have a memorial service I need to go to tomorrow. Might cut the lawn again either later or tomorrow. Other than that, it is going to be a quiet weekend.

Hope all is well with you and the girls!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:39:28 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It was a gentle, pleasant drive back to Littleton to shop at Big Papa's Mkt, Since it opens only 2.5 days a week beginning on each Thursday. Do like to get there for the best choices.

Bought a shopping bag size leaf lettuce for $1.50, 16 oz Foxy strawberries $1.75, 18 oz of blueberries $2.95, 12oz raspberries $2.95, red grapes $2 a lb, red and yellow bell peppers $1.35 a lb.

No 5 bulbs in a bag garlic this week. Had to pay $.41 for a huge one. Bartlett pears are 78¢ a lb, Yams 77¢ a lb, and 3 lbs of carrots $1.33.

Took the drive south on US 302 to the hamlet of Woodsville, NH to its super WM. Bought lots of food items my small local WM does not carry.

Returned home via the wicked winding NH Rt 135 thru rural America just inland from the CT River. Many old farmhouses, barns, cows, and hay fields are seen.

Farmers are cutting the last of the hay, drying it out, bailing it, then storing it in their barns. Enjoyed going thru the quant Town of Monroe, NH.

This is my 6th or 7th in 20 years time visiting this rural town. Some 6 years worth of pix are found on this site.

Returned home for a hearty rib and veggies lunch. Felt the need of a cup of chicken soup for dessert. Somehow my pc lost its sound while out shopping.

Using my 'system restore' the machine was restarted w/settings 5 days in the past to correct the sound problem. Took 25 minutes while the pc did its thing. All is now well.

Civil twilight is 6:25 AM EDT. Night is 6:39 PM.

Sunrise: 6:55 AM. Set: 6:10 PM.

Length of day: 11h 15m. Length of visible light: 12h 13m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 42° (6°C), the high to be 55° (13°C) in scattered clouds.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:07:16 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Suddenly a bull moose bounded up the bank onto US Rt 2 in front of me in Guildhall, VT. Slowed and pulled over on the hwy. There is no breakdown lane.

Grabbed my camera and just started taking pictures. Two worthy ones are in the above link. Am glad at that minute there were no other vehicles on the hwy. The young fellow turned back to the direction he originally came from. Away from the river.

Had an 8 AM follow up with the oral surgeon. Asked what was the anesthesia rec'd last week? He stated it was propofol. Worked great IMO. Did not feel or remember the surgery. Who would want to?

Also rec'd a photo copy of the consent form giving my written permission for the oral surgery. In a mere few seconds he remarked. "Ah, your gums are healing rapidly."

Was good to learn this as this also means my borderline diabetes is nicely low which supports the expeditious healing of my gums. Felt great on the way out. Two women were entering the building w/lots of presentation equipment and posters. "Good luck!"

The ISS arrives twice tonight early in the East Coast. 6:57 PM and 8:34. Biggest brightest object in the sky, except the Moo. See when it arrives in your area at this site.

Went to visit my pal the Rite Aid store mgr. He told me that Boston's Beer (Sam Adams) "Rebel" arrived. Looked at a bottle in the light. It was golden. Not a fan of that. Prefer red, brown, or near black ale. Passed on an $8.49 pricey six pack.

Shopped at WM and bought a few items that were needed. All except wide coat hangers. Was on the written list. Forgot about them somehow.

Returned home via the CT River hwy. Silver maple leaves have a hint of color. No where near their peak yet. Will try again later. The last two days of rain and last night's temp dropping into the 30's should brighten the colors.

Will shop at Big Papa'sMkt (the new prices are listed at about 9 AM EST). Then perhaps take the trip to super WM in Woodsville.

Civil twilight is 6:22 AM EDT. Night is 6:45 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 6:16 PM.

Length of day: 11h 24m. Length of visible light: 12h 22m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 47° (8°C), the high to be 66° (19°C) w/a 70% chance of rain.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 1:56:34 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Added the remaining chicken contents to a 1 qt stainless steel pan and washed the crock pot porcelain. Only cooked two chicken breasts so there was not much remaining.

Added evoo, red potatoes, carrots, and well trimmed of fat southern spare ribs to the crock pot, plus 4 oz of water and 4 cloves of diced garlic. Like to turn on the crock pot base and nuke the porcelain to get it hot before combing the two.

Vacuumed the first floor, washed and waxed the tile kitchen floor. It needed to be done. The rain was a great incentive to get 'er done. My back was getting a bit achy so a 90 min nap was taken.

Vacuumed the 2nd floor, washed the walls and the bath floor. The pleasant smell of garlic permeating throughout the house was maddening. Sat down to a plate of ribs and veggies. Ribs was falling off the bone.

Did the laundry and took a ride down by the CT River. Lots of color in the mtns, the riparian zone was still on the too green side for me. Have another few days to catch the colors at peak before the wind of rain knock off the leaves.

No extra time to view nearly 1,000 photos and to upload them. Hope to find time during the afternoon or tomorrow. Part of the delay is they are in 8 folders, each w/100s of photos.

Civil twilight is 6:23 AM EDT. Night is 6:43 PM.

Sunrise: 6:52 AM. Set: 6:14 PM.

Length of day: 11h 21m. Length of visible light: 12h 19m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 48° (9°C), the high to be 62° (17°C) in moderate rain.

Have a follow up appointment with the oral surgeon at 8 AM.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 10:48:57 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Got the whole lawn mowed. First time since August I've needed to mow it all. Had to take a break half way through to rest the back. Did not do a walk as my Sunday walk seemed to irritate the left IS joint again. Still a tad sore there today, but will walk later.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:42:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 1:40:11 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Took a drive to Littleton in the morning. Would be half way there as the silver maples were reached on the CT River. They still have lots of turning to do to get a good shot.

Went to the credit union to pay my car loan for the month. Thought about going another 20 miles to Woodsville, NH to buy a few items at the closest Super WM.

Just did not want to spend the time. It was already mid morning. Earlier would be more ideal as inc shopping it is a three hour event. My local WM discontinued stocking no fat cheese.

Returned home to sit in the sun which is dropping below the tree line after 1 PM for the day. That lasted until a strong wind gust made me chilly. Saw lots of leaves flying off the trees.

The high was 61° (16°C) w/10 mph (16 kph) gusts at times. Put my magazine down and went ti the shed for the pitchfork. Turned over some of the garden soil until my back ached from bending and lifting the soil.

Returned to the house to put on the back support and make a terrific salad w/leaf lettuce, spinach, bell peppers, onions, tiny uncooked broccoli bits, cukes, w/small chunks of ham and cheddar cheese. Evoo and diced garlic is my fave dressing.

Had an appointment w/the replacement surgeon on Friday. He said his staff will call on Monday. They did. Have a pre op visit next Tues w/the anesthesiologist to talk shop. Then the replacement surgery will be performed in Nov. They sent me an email to remind and confirm. Am a very happy camper.

Still working on organizing and uploading the flower and autumn photos. Just ran out of time to finish. Photos are coming soon.

Civil twilight is 6:22 AM EDT. Night is 6:45 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 6:16 PM.

Length of day: 11h 24m. Length of visible light: 12h 22m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high to be 66° (19°C) w/a 70% chance of rain.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 12:04:10 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: A good weekend, the Patriots win and the Steelers win! Now on to next week! Whew, was a bit worried about my Patriots.

Hope you had a good weekend.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 3:37:19 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 2:51:09 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Made an early morning crock pot meal of boneless skinless chicken breast in a 26 oz ($1.08 at Shaw's) can of cream of chicken. Added a half cup of water, cut some green beans, carrots, red potatoes and celery to the pot. Also garlic. Naturally.

Nuked the crock pot in the microwave for 10 minute to heat the ceramic pot and contents. The pot was placed in the heated stand and left to do its thing for 4 hours.

Watched some gratifying TV Shows on Netflix until the aroma drove me nuts. Sampled the celery to see if it was softened to my liking and it was. Made some mashed potatoes, then made a plate full for my 9 AM lunch.

Took a drive to Littleton on a full stomach. Wore a t-shirt and shorts in 56° (14°C) temps. The sky was a medium blue, just a few clouds, and lots of sun. There was no traffic. Was King of the Road.

Visited the huge Shaw's there for some prosciutto, yogurt 6 oz for 88¢, and southern spare ribs for $1.49and avocados for 88¢. The last three were on the w/e madness sale.

Visited my pal at Rite Aid, then enjoyed the ride on the return trip. The mtns are becoming past peak. Yet the silver maples on both sides of the CT River still have lots of color just beginning.

Have a new folder on my pc of 106 photos taken of my gardens, new wild flowers, and the peak foliage, including mtns of the area recently. Tried to upload them in the afternoon w/o success. Will try plan B later.

Civil twilight is 6:21 AM EDT. Night is 6:46 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 6:17 PM.

Length of day: 11h 27m. Length of visible light: 12h 25m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high to be 64° (18°C) w/scattered clouds.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 7:21:46 AM



On this date, in 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 2:39:45 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Enjoyed a pleasant early morning watching 3 of my 4 favorite shows. They are Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and The Living Dead. The 4th and a real fave is CSI: Miami.

Took a drive to my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield and talked up red meat that was formerly called 7 bone chuck. He said they never carry much red meat w/the bone in as much of it is boneless these days.

The meat packing Co's have a sweetheart deal w/the grocery industry. Instead of selling stores a chuck, say for beef stew or Stroganoff for $3.69 a lb. The stores sell sliced stew meat for $4.99 and up. More revenue. What a game.

Drove up to the summit of Mt Prospect during this cloud and ominous looking day. Took photos of the views.

My Flicker account, tho ultra high resolution, wants a log in for Yahoo as well. Not playing their game.

Also pulled over on US Rt 3 and took photos of the northern mountains in it autumn splendor. Plan to post them during Monday's post on GB.

Stopped in town to buy gas for $3.31 for reg at C.N. Browns pumps just north of the Lancaster Fairgrounds. The lowest up north elsewhere is $3.36 a gallon.

The threat of rain kept me inside after taking my fill looking at the gardens in 63° (17°C) temps. Could see the rain arriving in VT on the radar map. Sure could use some hours of light to moderate rain.

Civil twilight is 6:19 AM EDT. Night is 6:48 PM.

Sunrise: 6:48 AM. Set: 6:19 PM.

Length of day: 11h 30m. Length of visible light: 12h 28m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 57° (14°C), w/light rain now, partly cloudy later.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:57:17 PM

Greetings ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 7:36:28 AM



On this date, in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into orbit around the earth, ushering in the Space Age and Space Race.

Welcome to Saturday, Sunshine!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 2:43:54 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had an interesting night of sleep overnight on Friday. 5 hours of not enough sleep the first time, then returned to sleep for 2.5 hours more. Felt much better doing my rounds at 3:30 AM.

Had a 9 AM appointment w/a heart specialist who drove up from Dartmouth Medical/Hospital for his one day a month visits to patients. Rec'd an EKG twice at the office.

The first time the palpitations occurred as the electrical activity of the heart was being tested. Had a 2nd one minutes later. Between the EKG and the Zio monitoring of 7 days in August, this specialist said my heart is strong, just has episodes of arrhythmia.

It is SUV (Supraventricular tachycardia). The Dr said in the one week of monitoring w/the Zio, there were 165 incidents from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 minutes in length.

My options are:
     1. Watchful waiting.
     2. Medication, e.g. diltiazem, 240 mg a day.
     3. Ablation using a catheter.

Late morning was the pre op appointment w/the hip surgeon. Had written down lots of questions and he gave me the answers that were needed. He asked more questions about my 5 years in LA than was necessary.

He spent an hour asking Q's about my work and of the 2nd-3rd degree burns rec'd when a teenage ran a stop sign and slammed into my car. Like he was testing my mental state. Answered all his Q's,as tho he were a new friend.

He will discuss my arrhythmia will my PCP and the heart specialist. Naturally he wants to make certain the hip replacement op will not kill me.

Thought that was a very good idea as well. He said he will make a tentative appointment in 3-weeks after a conference w/the 2 other doctors.

One more x ray will be taken of the worn out hip cartilage and perhaps the op will be soon after. It will be 1-2 days in the hospital, then home visits w/a RN, and therapy. Should be good to go by T-Day.

No time to spend in the sun yesterday while it was 74° (23°C) in paradise.

Civil twilight is 6:18 AM EDT. Night is 6:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:47 AM. Set: 6:21 PM.

Length of day: 11h 33m. Length of visible light: 12h 31m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high to be 62° (17°C), w/a 70% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 10:51:09 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Got in a walk last evening. No sore hamstrings today, but the right hip area was more sore last night walking than it had been on Monday. Also had a touch of discomfort in the left too. The left is better than it was.

Hope things are going well for you and your girls.
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 3:58:03 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had a happy drive beside the CT River on Rt 135 to Littleton. The silver maples on both sides are getting to be just the way a photo is desired. Have until Saturday's rain to wait out the maximum colors.

Bought at Big Papa's Market were orange and red bell peppers $1.33 a lb, lemons 5 for $2, limes 5/$1, a cantaloup for $1.50, a giant head of green leaf lettuce for $1.50 and 1 lb of spinach for $3.

Passed on the Bartlett pears for 88¢a lb. Apples were $1 a lb. Apples/pears are too tough a chew for my jaw. Even grapes are too much for my tender mandible after Monday's oral surgery. Cottage cheese on an omelet is Heaven.

Lately it has been overcast or mostly cloudy. Got to sit in the sun for an hour to soak up vitamin D from the UV rays. There are 3 types of UV rays.

UVA: A stands for Aging.
UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin and is responsible for premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Tanning beds can emit 2 to 5 times more UVA radiation than the sun.

UVB: B stands for Burning.
UVB radiation is stronger than UVA radiation. It mainly affects the outer layers of the skin, causing sunburns, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. These rays are strongest during the summer months – especially between 11 am and 4 pm.

UVC:
UVC radiation is the strongest, most dangerous form of UV light. However, they are stopped by the earth’s atmosphere and do not reach earth’s surface.

In a few weeks the temp may be to cold for shorts and a t-shirt. Want all the vitamin D before the sun remains below the tree tops for the winter. Come December, the sun is never seen in the sky.

The sun remains out of sight, hidden in the trees all day long, and returns during our sugar maple syrup season at the end of March.

Civil twilight is 6:17 AM EDT. Night is 6:52 PM.

Sunrise: 6:46 AM. Set: 6:23 PM.

Length of day: 11h 36m. Length of visible light: 12h 34m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 45° (7°C), the high to be 71° (22°C) in clear skies.

Have 2 doctor's appointments this morning. One for my hip replacement. The other for the mixed up electric signals sent to my heart. Plan to sit in the sun afterwards.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:24:54 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Rain seems over now. We got a very badly needed inch and one half. With it drying out, I can go for a walk today. Will try not to overdo it like I did Monday.
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:18:57 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Was very happy to discover Law & Order has a new contract on Netflix and is on for at least another month. Am on Season 12. Like the known special guest stars like Robin Williams and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Made some home made chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. While the chopped green beans, celery, and carrots were cooking, went to Shaw's for their $1.99 sale on boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Stopped at the P.O. for my mail, Then took a drive on the CT River Hwy The CT River (1m:07s) is a 410-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean in Long Island Sound. It is not yet peak and getting more vivid color daily.

Returned home to add wheat noodles, diced chicken breast and sliced baby bella mushrooms to the chicken soup. Added some evoo basil, a touch of parsley, onions and diced chives from the garden in it. 3.5 hours later Had a 4 quart multi meal.

Was watching the new to me pilot show of "The walking Dead" on Netflix. In a world devastated by a zombie apocalypse, a small band of survivors pulls together to find safety — and answers — within the walls of the CDC in Atlanta.

Heard a terrible grinding sound and went outdoors. The town hired a brush hog to mow down the brush on the side of the road. Problem was the fellow was extending the tractor arm attached to brush hog to clear all the branches of my tree limbs on my property.

Was very angry, told him it was my property he was cutting on. He 'fessed up to it, and gave me his name, which is not in the telephone book. Also wrote down the plate of the tractor.

Minutes later my neighbor to the north, who drove me to the oral surgeon on Monday, stopped by w/another Jehovah Witness driving. He asked me how it was going. Told him how the brush hog did not just clear the bank, he he extended the arm to cut the limbs off my trees.

He read from the Book of Matthew 18:15, "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother." That is exactly what happened.

Civil twilight is 6:16 AM EDT. Night is 6:54 PM.

Sunrise: 6:45 AM. Set: 6:25 PM.

Length of day: 11h 39m. Length of visible light: 12h 37m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 72° (22°C) in partially cloudy skies.

Will go to Big Papa's Market and shop at a few other stores. Don't plan on buying much.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 11:09:08 AM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, the showers kept up so I got no walk in. With actual rain starting to fall I might not get one today either. The hamstrings feel about normal this morning however. When I get out again I will try to take it slightly slower, and keep it to a mile until I feel OK the next day.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:58:29 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up before midnight last night. Completed my posts and took a 3 hour nap. The med's (percodan) is making me very sleepy. Like the feeling after staying up for an all nighter.

Had an omelet Western style for brekky. Watched several Law & Order episodes. 12 AM PST is the last day Netflix will stream the series. A phone call to Netflix said they may extend the contract. Saw the many episodes into the 12th season. Now it's time for other shows.

The first order of business was to drive to the resident orthopedist at the hospital. Have an late Friday morning appointment with the surgeon that will operate on the right hip replacement.

This is not the op, it has been more than six months since my last visit. Dr wants to refresh me on the procedure and what to expect on the days of recovery and etc.

Took a pleasant ride along the CT River Hwy to Cushman, NH which is a hamlet of the Town of Dalton, NH (pop: 979) then crossed the steel bridge into Gilman, VT.

Gilman was a mill village for the workers of the Gilman Paper Company since the 1880's. The paper mill offered heat for free in a big pipe under the main street for residents to have free heat in their company built tract homes.

The mill was bought and sold several times. The last being Durango Paper Co. Many left the mill being owed back pay, retirement, and benefits. A bit more info is found in this link.

The village of Gilman, VT is part of [L=]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunenburg,_Vermont]Lunenburg, VT.[/L] The 2000 census gives the pop: 1,328. Households are 516 w/366 families in town.

Returned home via US Rt2 in VT. Lots of color in the hills and mtns. Some silver maples by the river have hints of lemon & lime or fire orange and red. Have my heart on a shot of multicolored leaves lining both sides of the CT River.

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EDT. Night is 6:55 PM.

Sunrise: 6:44 AM. Set: 6:26 PM.

Length of day: 11h 43m. Length of visible light: 12h 40m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 72° (22°C) in mostly clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:05:38 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Boy, the Patriots had a really bad game last night! What an almost waste of three hours. In the afternoon, I did get in a walk. Found I had some pain in the right side, but it did not increase during the walk, and the left hip pain never showed up. Went a mile. Was thinking of doing more, but decided to stick to my plan and not do more. Found my right knee got stiff and sore last night from some known arthritis. This morning the upper hamstrings are sore! Glad I held it to a mile. With it showering out, I might not get a walk in today, but with the soreness, that might not be a bad thing. Will walk if the weather lets me. Know the walks will help the low back issue which is still just as sore as it was. At least one issue seems to be resolving however.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:30:11 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

My neighbor called at 7:30 AM yesterday to dbl check the time and to make sure the oral surgery was still on. Had forgotten to switch the ringer on. The answering machine took the message.

Called his house and his wife said he was on his way up the mtn to visit me. Went outdoors and talked w/him about the time to leave. He commented w/praise on the new wildflower section that is beginning to blossom.

We left early to the dental office. Mentioned to my neighbor of the north the way the office mgr misunderstood the last visit and mistakenly said my Ins no longer covers this dental procedure.

He opened his glove, asked me to remove the Bible, and to read out loud Proverbs 17:27. "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28: Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."

Arrived at the office, filled the forms, took it nicely that the mgr said we never bill, co-payment must be paid. Gave them their foolish $44 and change, and had a seat beside my friend.

Was called into the op room quickly. The Dr had four female assistants to help him and ease my anxiety. They took my vitals and attached 2 electrodes to monitor my heart.

Did not even ask what the BP or pulse was. Knew it was high. The anesthesiologist missed the first attempt at a vein. Then got it right on my left hand. With a #20 needle, it was uncomfortable.

Soon the Vicodin and another drug that its name is forgotten was used began to take effect. Have little recollection other than four women looking at me smiling.

In under an hour they said the procedure was completed. Just as was told me, it truly felt like a mere 5 minutes passed w/no memory of the oral surgery.

My gums and jaw are very sore, swollen,and hurting. Rec'd a Rx of 20 percodan that cost me an amazing 18¢ for the entire script on my AARP plan. Was very surprised at this low price and most thankful.

Returned home took a 3 hour nap and plan to take it easy for a few days. Will phone the Orthopedic office today for a hip replacement surgery appointment asap. Am so thankful that phase one is out of the way.

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EDT. Night is 6:57 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 6:28 PM.

Length of day: 11h 45m. Length of visible light: 12h 43m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C), the high to be 75° (24°C) in mostly skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1:58:20 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went out at 4:52 AM to look for the ISS. Did see lots of fog. The Earth was in the 70's (24°C) while the air dropped to 48° (9°C). Will be lots of fog with the warm days and cool nights. The ISS returns at 5:38 AM.

The sun burned the fog off mid morning. There was the annual 2 days giant Lions Car Show in Littleton. Went two y/ago. My hip could tolerate walking to see 100's of classic, muscle, and antique vehicles.

Drove to the summit of Mt Prospect in Weeks State Park. Saw long time hiker Al and stopped to talk. His 14 y/o companion animal, blind from cataracts passed away two weeks ago.

His dog Lady was a Schipperke. A very handsome dog that weighed 12 lbs. We swapped dog loss stories and tales of joy having them in our lives.

The summit was packed w/locals and tourists visiting for the first time. The stucco finished lodge 30' x 70' (9.1 by 21.3 meters) could use some exterior work. Some areas of the front facade are falling off.

420 acres around and on the summit were purchased in 1910. The lodge was finished in 1913. The entire second floor is the living room. Its many large picture windows are most unusual for the era. Balconies take full advantage of the lodge's mountain-top setting, providing dramatic views of the surrounding scenery.

Massive fieldstone fireplaces stand at either end of the living room. According to one popular story, the large moose head over the west fireplace was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt. Another story said the President shot it on the property.

The floor and trim in the room, as well as the original furniture, are dark oak. Signed photographs of many dignitaries are displayed on the walls; among them are William Taft, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Marshall Joffre of France.

The fieldstone tower in front of the house, listed in the National Historic Lookout Register, was originally built as both an observatory and water tower. At 56 feet (17m) high, its observation deck affords spectacular views of three states and Canada.

Civil twilight is 6:12 AM EDT. Night is 6:59 PM.

Sunrise: 6:41 AM. Set: 6:30 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 46m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high to be 80° (27°C) in mostly skies.

Have a 10:30 appointment for oral surgery. My neighbor will drive and return me home.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 1:53:19 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: See the Steelers are having a bot of a time with Tampa! Everyone beats Tampa. Did they come in thinking it would be easy? Geez, they still got to earn it. Patriots are the Monday night game.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:27:36 AM



On this date, in 1920, Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal."

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine!

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:46:43 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had a fabulous early morning watching female MMA bouts of famous champions and contenders. Particularly of Tecia Torres fighting out of Fall River, MA. She is only 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) and weighs 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st) in the strawweight division.

She is known as "The Tiny Tornado." Her fighting style is muay thai along w/karate. She is 25 y/o w/black belts in karate and taekwondo, with a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Tecia Torres is 4-0 w/all 4 by decisions.

Took a drive to my visit my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield. Best deal was deli sliced pastrami for a mere $4.99. Wrapped it in newspaper and drove north back on US Rt 3

US Rt 3 begins in Cambridge, MA and goes through NH to its terminus near the Fourth Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border. Very scenic, rural, with plenty of foliage and lots of moose 30 minutes before dusk.

Drove thru the open gate up to the summit of Mt Prospect. Hoped for a super photo op of the views from Weeks State Park. There is a photo link right under the name of the state park.

Too much haze from the sun baking the air. The high was a gorgeous 78° (25°C), not a cloud in the sky w/a pleasing 4 mph (6.4 kph) from the SSW.

Returned home for a wonderful pastrami sammie, w/homegrown tomatoes, leaf lettuce, onions, cukes on multigrain flatbread.

Am listening to the Sox crush the Yank's 10-1 w/our new to the team, 7 rookie players. Will return to the outdoors and the sun right after my posts.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EDT. Night is 7:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 6:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 52m. Length of visible light: 12h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 80° (26°C) in clear skies w/plenty of sun.

Have a splendid day!

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