Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2020 Ice-Out: April 6 — 15th Joint Earliest On Record.

by Anura Guruge

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I take LEAP YEARS into account.
This year was a LEAP YEAR.
So, April 6 this year,
in terms of days since Jan. 1,
is 96 — same as April 7
for a non-Leap Year.

Ice Out 1992 to 2019.

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So, this was EARLIEST since 2016.

Much earlier than the last two years.

Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.

Pretty early, but given the noticeably mild winter it was to be expected.

Not as early as 2016, 2012 or 2010. But, nonetheless, early.

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by Anura Guruge

We Tore Down Our Old Tree House Today, To Keep Our Damned Insurance Company Happy.

by Anura Guruge

Learning to use a chainsaw (electric be it) is a VALUABLE life skill.

This is her latest power tool — having mastered the Power Saw last year. She can also operate the 3-stage, snowblower.

She wants to help out her old father.

She was too young to help when we put this up, like 10-years ago.

But, she is sure old enough to help take it down.

In case you are wondering, our DAMNED insurance company, new as of last September, is ‘Central Insurance’. What a PAIN. I offered to give them a letter waiving their liability. NOPE.

Well it is done.

Here are some YouTube videos to amuse you. WAIT for the SMILE.

I had to show her ….

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by Anura Guruge


SMILE. Early Flowers Spring Flowers From Our Yard — The 1st For 2020.

by Anura Guruge

Nothing profound. Just flowers to bring a smile to YOUR face.

First Spring flowers in our yard — for 2020. Hopefully many more will follow and I will keep YOU in smiles. Promise.

I like flowers. I also like SMILES. Smile.

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by Anura Guruge


The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 7, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

spring has sprung Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge


Latest Shortage — Metamucil — And It Can’t Be Related To Toilet Paper. (Could It?)

by Anura Guruge

Sacré bloody bleu!

Who would have reckoned?

I really am NOT sure what is worse, the shortage of TP or Metamucil? [Actually ‘Market Basket‘ had some TP — one ‘package’ (of six (I think)) per family.]

Don’t think the two shortages can be related.

Don’t give me grief about Metamucil. It is not because I am old. Well it is, BUT I have been taking it for OVER 20-years. So, it is NOT something new — unlike my old age that descended on I without much warning.

Never thought I would see a shortage of Metamucil.

They had a few assorted containers, MOSTLY those with SUGAR. That, to I, is like poison.

To be brutally honest, I can get away without the Metamucil. I eat MORE FIBRE a day than a cow. Honest. I live on fibre. SMILE.

Well, I have given you a heads up.

September 16, 2020 UPDATE — shortage CONTINUES. (click)

Click to access my UPDATE.

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by Anura Guruge