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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Snow



Snowing outside. We are on the Southern edge of the big storm going into the NE.  Started out as sleet but has turned to snow now, just before midnight.

Everything is finished up at my mother in laws, at least as far as I am concerned. My wife is staying over there with her siblings for a few days, as they take care of the business associated with my mother in law's possessions, etc.  The inexorable process has to work it's way to it's final conclusion.

I'm hoping things get back to normal now.

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  1. Speaking of weather.....I finally got your little radio on the bench. I'm going through the schematic and looking for The Usual Suspects that would make it kill the back-up battery the way it does.

    Would have been further along, BUT the wife had the carpets scheduled for today to be cleaned, and that meant (UGH!) moving a lot of furniture around so they could clean, and then putting all the rooms with carpet back together.

    A PITA, but required before we put this place on the market.

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    1. If the ac power isn't working, it goes on standby and runs about three days, then the battery is drained. I think they designed it that way. It used to work if you "wiggled" the AC plug on the back of the radio and then didn't touch it. But then one of my wife's cats bumped it, it went off, and that was that. If you can't fix it, I still appreciate your trying.

      My wife is still at her mom's shorting out things to go to Good Will, grand children, etc. I just got off the phone with her and she thinks she may be back here on Tuesday.

      It often seems like things that are a PITA consume just about every day.....

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  2. Harry,
    This month seems to be a rough one for many. It's strange to me. Hope you make it through the storms, literal and figurative.

    No snowstorms here, but we are awaiting the snowmelt. 160% above average snowpack up in the mountains has us a little on edge down below. --Troy

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  3. Troy, snowed here last night pretty hard, about three in the morning. Everything was covered when the sun came up, but it has been a steady 36 degrees with rain all day and most of the snow is gone now.

    At least with all that snow pack, you will have plenty of water come the summer.

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  4. Harry,

    Stay safe and warm!!! Don't work to hard out in the cold removing snow. Dealing with your parent's possessions is a real pain in the butt. I've been there for both of my parents, and it can be very stressful. I hope everything works out for your wife.

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    1. Sandy, she's still over there today. It'll wrap up eventually.

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    1. I appreciate that. She's taking it well. We all knew it was coming.

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  6. They had called for 3-6 inches from this storm for us, but it turned out to be just a rain event.
    Hope all goes smoothly for your wife and family.

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    1. Lisa, we have had snow twice this week, Monday night and Tuesday afternoon. It's been really cold, low teens.

      At least all that is over and we can start getting back to normal.

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  7. Harry - we have your wife and family in our prayers as always. i am sorry that this has been a riga-ma-role but the death of a parent usually is. i hope that you are taking care of yourself while she is away. and i hope that you take care of her when she comes back.

    we're expecting a big storm up here this evening going all night - but we honestly only ever get the tail-end of storms coming up the eastern seaboard. but we ran the generator today, have the bathtub filled, got a pile of food prepped, flashlights, candles - you know the drill.

    sending you much love, as always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. I have been watching that big storm on tv , Kymber, and wondering how it would effect you up there. Looks like it was a bad one, not too bad down here just some snow and wind.

      M is back now, I went over and got her on Wednesday evening. She is trying to wind down, it was stressful, and it was depressing all the way around.

      Hope you two are ok.

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  8. Hi Harry, just catching up on your blog and sorry to read about your mother in law. My wife and I offer our condolences to all of you. It's a sad time when parents go.
    All the best
    Duncan

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    1. Hey, Duncan,I appreciate it. At least it's over and done with now. I think it will take awhile to shake it off though.

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  9. We were supposed to get slammed by snow Friday night, and well into Saturday. We only got flurries. We've gotten flurries every day this week so far. Then it's supposed to warm up like spring again! The weather has been so strange! It never has been spring like in Nebraska like it did in Feb. this year!

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    1. Alissa, I know this has been a very strange winter. It has been brutally cold here, snow and low teens. But last week it was mid seventies! I hope this is the last bout of cold weather this time around.

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  10. It's that time of year where the weather can't make up its mind. We were supposed to get a hit of snow last Friday into Saturday. It never happened. Instead just a few dusty flakes off and on all weekend. Nothing accumulated though.

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    1. We had a very bad storm earlier in the week, but tonight it's just cloudy. I wonder if spring is going to stay this time?

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