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It's That Time Of The Year Again
Posted:Dec 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Last Updated:Jan 1, 2019 6:12 pm
We have had snow, then cold, then some rain, and it got cold again, then we had some really heavy rain and wind storms and the snow is mostly gone again. A week ago it was temps in the single numbers and now they are right around 50. I'm not going to complain a bit about that, it felt good going out without having to put layers of clothes on the keep warm.
Now, it's getting close the that BIG holiday we wait all year for so, Merry Christmas to all of you and a Happy New Year from our house to your house.
Weird Weather
Posted:Nov 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Last Updated:Dec 13, 2018 4:50 pm

November started off fairly nice with warmer than usual temps, some rain but that didn't last long. Last week we had two miserable storms back to back and made a real mess. We had the road and yard plowed and he must have been an amateur because it's a mess. At least the last storm we had was all rain so some of the snow has disappeared but it's still a mess. There's no place for the water to drain off so it just sits there. Maybe we'll get a nice deep freeze and that will take care of those damned potholes.
In other news, there isn't much. I did find some bear tracks pretty close so we are keeping an eye out for that. Maybe it has hibernated but I doubt that, it's been too warm.
The fun and joy of living in the boondocks. I'll take that anytime over the city.
Early WInter Weather
Posted:Nov 20, 2018 3:40 am
Last Updated:Dec 26, 2018 5:13 am

Somehow it doesn't seem possible that fall flew by so fast. With a lot of rain and wind the fall weather was typical for this place but now we are having our second snow storm. One last Friday add a few inches and now, we're getting another one to add a few more inches. That doesn't make driving around, which is what I do, much fun. I do alright but I've seen some really crazy people who shouldn't be allowed out without supervision. So, sitting here now with no place to go and nothing to do I guess I'll just have to do some early Thanksgiving prep.Pies and bread won't do it by themselves so I guess I better get busy. My favorite pie is cherry, with squash and custard a close second, so that's first on the list. Then if there's time make some Dutch Salad. I have to hide some of that or I won't get any.
So how's your life treating you? Are you ready for the Holidays?
Fall Has Arrived in Maine...
Posted:Oct 6, 2018 7:07 pm
Last Updated:Oct 23, 2018 3:05 pm
...and it feels great. After a very hot and steamy summer it didn't get here any too soon. These cool evenings and chilly mornings really feel good. Those summer days in the 90s with 85% humidity were really nasty. But that's all over now. The leaves are changing to their fall colors and the leaf peepers are cruising the highways and taking in the sights. The last big agricultural fair has run its course and things will start slowing down here. The summer restaurants and ice cream places are slowly closing down as well as some of the motels and hotels. So, things are slowly getting back to normal.
Here's a photo I took several years ago on one of my bike rides and I decided to share it with you. It's the Starks Bridge in Starks, New Hampshire and was taken in late September. It was a fairly warm day until the sun went down and it got quite cool but it was worth it.
Last week and onward
Posted:Aug 21, 2018 9:19 am
Last Updated:Aug 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Well, to begin, the weather has cooled off and the air is drier so it feels really good for a change. The summer visitors are still hanging around and will be here for a couple more weeks then they leave and we get our state back. It will feel really good to be able to drive and actually get to our destination on time.
About the only thing interesting is that a lot of dead seals cover a lot of the beaches from Kittery to Brunswick which is about 60 miles. The smell is really bad but there's not much anyone can do about that. That will go away when the tides washes the beaches. So far this week has been quiet but it's back to work later this week. I don't mind, it looks good in the paycheck and the old Lincoln likes it's gasoline.
I'm having a great rest of the summer and getting ready for what is coming up this fall. Maybe I'll get to some of the big ag fairs and do some people watching. My favorite is the Fryeburg Fair. It's huge and has a lot going on. There are a lot of others but they can't compare with that one.
This Summer
Posted:Aug 5, 2018 8:37 am
Last Updated:Aug 21, 2018 9:05 am

This summer has been hot, humid and miserable. Temps in the 90s and humidity in the mid 80s to above and no cool nights. It has rained a few times but it wasn't enough to do much good. The farmers love it because their crops are booming. I am not impressed with it because at work I drive around in a non air conditioned POS and it gets up over 100 degrees very early. I told the big boss it was super hot inside so his cure was open some windows. He's a decent kinda guy but sometimes I want to kick his ass. But, I think back to last winter and don't complain---too much anyway. All in all it's been a very busy summer and the fall looks the same.
I hope you all have a very good and fun summer and take some time to relax.
Spring is here---finally!!!
Posted:May 19, 2018 6:21 am
Last Updated:May 20, 2018 4:14 am

After a really strange winter and early spring, it now feels like spring weather is here to stay for a while. Still pretty cool at night but it warms up when the sun comes up. Sure is nice seeing green grass and leaves on the trees and the flowers blooming. I was beginning to think a new ice age was starting by mid March. Then April was a huge disappointment but now May is making up for it. We even have bugs so that's a good sign. The local farmers are getting ready to do some planting and that's a good sign that summer will arrive eventually. I'm just glad I don't plant any gardens anymore either for vegetables or flowers. I just ride around and look at other people's gardens. That way I don't have to make sure they get watered and weeded.
I took a break from coming in here for a while mostly because the internet connection sucked but now with a new provider things are looking better. I'm slowly drifting away from my Yahoo emal and started using gmail, changing that has made a huge difference. Yahoo gets so much spam it's crazy, but with the other one my berry 8217 mail get to me faster and without all the clutter. So, adios Yahoo and hello Gmail.
Spring almost here-now more winter
Posted:Mar 7, 2018 2:13 pm
Last Updated:May 19, 2018 7:03 am

The past couple of weeks have been pretty nice weatherwise, temps in the 40s mostly and one day up to 62 degrees, then we got hit with some really nasty flooding due to onshore high winds and high tide. Nothing exceptional, it happens quite a lot here. Of course, some people have short memories and forgot about that so they make a big deal out of it.
Now, we're in for a nice but nasty early March "Noreaster. That means we're in for it again. It started a little after noon and is expected to keep coming down until tomorrow around 4 P.M. So far not much has accumulated because the roads are warmed some from the past two weeks, but it will be messy when it builds up. I really don't care, I'm not going anywhere and the pantry is well stocked.
Other than that there's not much going on around here. The sun comes up, the sun goes down, and Mother Nature does her thing. Spring will get here on its own schedule.
What A Strange Winter So Far
Posted:Jan 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Last Updated:Mar 7, 2018 2:03 pm

December started off with some decent temps and good weather and then it started to get nasty. Cold and then colder, then it warmed up to almost freezing, then it decided to punish us with even more low temps. As if that wasn't enough it had to throw some snow at us and it just kept piling up and making life miserable. After a day of rain at least the roads were decent enough to travel on but it won't last. The holidays came and went but left that lousy weather behind. MLK Day was another cold but we're promised a slightly warmer midweek, with some more of that miserable snow.
I've been pretty much hibernating and thought of an old kiddy song from my younger days. "I'm busy doing nothing working the whole day through, trying to find lots of things not to do."So far so good.
Christmas really was nice and very enjoyable. Now I can't wait for the First Day of Spring to roll around. Then things get better because right now I feel like a hibernating bear in the Arctic. That's my social life in a nutshell.
And how has your winter season been?
November! Ugh!
Posted:Nov 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Last Updated:Dec 3, 2017 2:24 am

November finally got here and it hit us really hard as it came around. Heavy wind, heavy rain, and about 500,000 or more without power. We lost ours for about 40 minutes so we got lucky. It was a week before most of Maine got their lights on. Sort of like a mini hurricane. That all got over with and things turned back to normal, almost. Last week I had the week off so what happened on Sunday before? As usual, some shit hit the fan as it usually does and I spent the week playing with pneumonia. That was so much fun I couldn't stand it anymore. So, it's gone now a good riddance.
Then Monday morning arrives so it's back to work---after a slight glitch. That 300 + horsepower Mercedes decided it wasn't going anywhere. So, with 3 dead batteries it was drag out the charger, crank that up and hope for the best. After 2 cups of Dunkin's best it decided to fire one, then 2 then all four and I was off and running. First stop was to do a load test and it passed fine with 750 cranking amps so all was good. The rest of the week seems rather dull and boring after that but things did work out and the boss is happy. The excitement around here just never ends.

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