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

by Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 7, 2019.

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‘6 images for the day’ — March 26, 2016 + 6 Bonus ‘Mini Ice Storm’ Good Friday.

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We had a mini ice-storm on Good Friday Morning,
March 25, 2016.

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New Hampshire Lakes Region (Alton) Dodges, Just, The ‘Ice Storm’ Of December 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It was close, viz. this weekend’s, i.e., December 21 – 22, 2013, ice storm for Central New Hampshire, particularly the Lakes Region.

I don’t trust or bother with WMUR’s weather forecast at the local level. They can’t, obviously, tell me what is likely to happen in East Alton. The best they can do, and will do, is to talk about the ‘Lakes Region’ in general, and that as I know, is a large diverse area that covers many sins. So I check the weather maps by hand and also rely on ‘weather underground’ which does try to provide more specific, local forecasts. It was close. Touch-and-go.

But, we appear to have, so far, dodged the worst. Not much icing till Monday morning (i.e., this morning). No power failures on Sunday — though I had ‘warmed up’ my two generators on Friday for what I thought would be the eventuality. I know we still have a couple of hours of annoying, light precipitation to contend with. My thermometer, 30′ above ground, says it is 34F.

As the pictures show we do have icing. I didn’t go running Sunday or today. Saturday was my ‘day off’ on my ‘3-days-on, 1-day-off‘ schedule that gives me 6 days of running a week. So I haven’t run, or shovelled snow, in 3 days. Feel totally bloated. But not a bad thing. Every once in awhile this old, decrepit body, on its last legs, can do with a bit of  break. I guess I have no choice but to pound up the hill, wheezing, panting and grunting, as I always do, with the two dogs. I think they miss the run too.

These are pictures from 10:30 am, Monday, December 23, 2013.
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Remembering, With A Shudder, The December 2008 New Hampshire Ice Storm — And Pictures Of What Was Quite Beautiful.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Though I have lived in New Hampshire, year around, since 1986, this was but the second major ice storm that I had weathered — the prior one being that, exactly a decade earlier, that hit the Lakes Region quite hard.

In the scheme of things, we, in Alton, got off quite lightly. We were without power for ‘just’ 24 hours. That was before we got our two generators. My biggest concern was keeping this 4-story house warm. I succeeded quite well — to Deanna’s amazement. Yes, we, of course, had the wood stove in the basement going full tilt. I used all the gas burners in the kitchen stove. I even used candles. That the house was but 2 years old and well insulated helped. The temperature in the main living areas of the house dropped about 12 degrees during that time. Yes, of course, we rushed off looking to buy a generator. We drove as far as Biddeford, ME.

But, we lucked out. Deanna’s sister in ‘Rockland’, ME bailed us out. She, a good SEARS customer, located two generators — in Augusta, I think. I told to buy BOTH. She and her husband went and picked them up in their big truck and drove them down to us … in the dark. No sooner did they get here and we unloaded the generators, took them out of their boxes — the power came on. We lucked out.

I was also concerned about the water in the central heating pipes freezing. I LIKE to have antifreeze in those pipes. We hadn’t done that in this house as yet. I got it done that week — by Foley. Foley actually is not in favor of it! They worry about the corrosion it causes and the fact that water with antifreeze, because of its lower density, tends to leak. I still have antifreeze in my pipes BUT they dilute it every year!

But, I strongly recommend antifreeze in your pipes. 

Here are some pictures from the ice storm.
It sure was pretty.

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