Daily Archives: August 29, 2019

Do I Get Rid Of My Garmin ‘MARQ Expedition’ & Get A New Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Sapphire?

by Anura Guruge

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My Garmin ‘MARQ Expedition’ that I got in May 2019.

I have known that the Garmin Fenix 6 Series was going to be introduced on August 29, 2019, for a few weeks now. I knew it was going to have a larger (i.e., 1.3″ (& 1.4″ on ‘X’)) display than the MARQ or Fenix 5. But, until today I had not, alas, seen all the specs.

Do I need a Fenix 6? No.

Do I want a Fenix 6? Probably.

Why? Because I like to have the latest and greatest (though in this case the MARQ, with its pretty neat titanium body, is still probably the greatest).

OK. Time for full disclosure. I am SUPPOSED to get a Fenix 6 so I can evaluate it and write some reviews. That would be nice. But, that is not a given as yet.

To be honest, only one feature tickles me — right now. And that is SOLAR. But, that is not going to work on two fronts. I have always stayed clear of the ‘X’ models. I have small (‘girlie’) wrists! The ‘X’ would overwhelm it and make me look stupid (or stupider). The 47mm size, as you can see above, fits perfectly. So, the ‘X’ is out. For now that rules out Solar. Plus, I live in New Hampshire and most of my running/walking/hiking is done under tall trees. So, it is either winter when the Sun is not that high in the sky or it is not winter and the trees block most of the sunshine.

At 66 (next week) I don’t need any of the fany performance-related features. I just need time, distance, pace, HR. At my age you are just glad you still have a pulse.

I am pretty sure that all of the software features on the Fenix 6, including power management, will be available on the MARQ, Fenix 5 Plus and Forerunner 945 by November. I will try and get that confirmed.

So, that is where I sit.

I doubt whether I will get rid of my MARQ.

But, I probably will try and get a Fenix 6 as well. SMILE. Evaluating and writing detailed reviews has its benefits.

So, stay tuned.

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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire Electricity Rates: I Got A 8.89cent/kWh Rate For 14-Months From “North American Power”.

by Anura Guruge

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What I had for the last 2-years.

Click image to access ‘North American Power’ Website.

Wow. It is actually LOWER than what I was paying for the last two-years, though the rate is for 14-months as opposed to 24-months. But, I can live with that.

They, as they promise, send me a renewal notice a couple of weeks ago. I had until mid-September to make a choice. I decided to get it done today.

Not sure why, but ‘North American Power‘ now insists that YOU have to call for everything. Kind of made me leery. They hadn’t quoted a renewal price and I was concerned that they would try to stick me with a much higher rate than what I was paying currently. I need not have worried.

I did a quick check on New Hampshire rates last night.

I liked the ‘North American Power’ 14-month 8.89¢/kWh. I was willing to stay with them if I could get it.

I called this morning. After the usual, tedious, verification process and having been put on hold for about 5-minutes, she quoted me that rate and apologized for it being just 14-months.

But, I was happy. 14-months takes me up the end of 2020. That was good enough.

I have now been with ‘North American Power‘ for over 4-years. So far, so good. No drama. They just seem to tick along. That is fine with I.

So, that is the story. I am getting a 8.89¢/kWh for 14-months starting October 2019.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 29, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

archery targets Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge