Photo fromNorbert Reimer
Der Winter hat die Höhenlagen voll im Griff.
Nach starken Schneefällen hat sich das Wetter gebessert.
Es ist sonnig, kalt und der Wind weht – Schneeverwehungen.
World of Snow (Explored)
Photo fromDouglas Brown
And now, for something totally different, a Winter Wonderland photograph! I took this photograph the morning after our largest snowfall of this Winter (so far!). I traveled light for this shot and just took my compact camera because I had to trudge some distance in the deep snow to get to this spot. I’ve got to explore getting snow shoes!
Even though we’ve had periods of well below zero temperatures, we’ve also had more than normal moderate temperatures (+25f/-3.8c), so many streams are still not frozen over. Pretty unusual.
BTW, Happy Winter Solstice! (My favorite day of the year!).
Steep and tall snow walls line upper parking lot
Check out the snow walls surrounding the upper parking lot at Artist Point. The road to and parking lot at Artist Point are open, but it’s probably going to be a while longer before the snow melts out enough to open access to all the trails.
Photo fromDouglas Brown
Record snow fall this year… most snow to ever fall here in January and we’re on our way to a record Winter. Last record was 1952 at 132" of snow. I know we can beat it!
Ah, wait a minute… No, I didn’t meant that…
I took this photograph of Harry about 1 hour ago of him enjoying the white stuff in our backyard. I had just called him in and this is Harry saying, "No!"
Naturally, you can’t let that stand with such a large dog or Harry would be running the household in a week! So I used my ‘big boy’ voice and Harry relented and came inside. But he would stay out in the snow until you could no longer see him.
What do we homeowners want when it comes to utility bills? We want to pay the lowest cost for utilities but have reliable service too. Trying to find highly useful information about electric utilities and rate plans in Texas can be a bit daunting. First, you need to know how this utility deregulation works. When they say you can choose who you buy your electricity from in Texas, they do not mean that someone will come and hook up new wires to your house. No, the infrastructure is in place. You actually get the power delivered the same way you always have. You just pay a different company for generating it.
Look at it this way. If electricity was water and there was a giant tank, then all the electric providers would be putting water in the tank. The tank is the power grid. Every company knows how much power they are generating and how much they are selling. It would be like Company A putting in a million gallons and Company B putting in two million. Read more
I have just now started to think about this sort of thing. I did not worry about the internet providers at my old place. It was me and some other guys sharing this old house. The truth is I am not really sure what the internet cost. We had this deal where we had cable tv and the internet from the local cable company. There were four guys living in the house and I think that we got the business plan or something like that. It worked pretty well and we were using it pretty hard. I was pretty happy there to tell the truth, but of course all of those guys eventually are going to graduate and I already have. I have a job where I have to wake up in the morning at and go to work. The other morning I got up and went to make coffee and one of my roommates walked past me and got a beer.
Obviously you can get the idea from this story that these guys are not really concerned about the fact that I need to be in the bed at 11 at night and that I have to be showered ,shaved and on the road by 8 AM. I am sure that they care to some degree, but it is not going to stop them from staying up all night any time they feel like it. The truth is that I would do the same thing. It is not a frat house, but the difference is all in the semantics. I live here and I get a vote, but everyone else is going to vote to tell me to deal with it if I complain. That is okay with me. I just need to figure out where I can live now.
Of course I have one of the most evil and oppressive cable companies in the world providing me with cable and internet right now and I have been thinking about how to get rid of them. Of course the problem is that they are relatively good at what they do, I was looking at the http://www.cable-tv.com/time-warner-cable/ and trying to figure out what the competitors are in this area. Obviously if I was only interested in TV I could get the satellite services, Dish or Direct TV. I do not know much about them, except that you need to have a clear view of some part of the sky if you want to use it. Read more
I had both a happy and sad weekend, because I was able to get satellite service from http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/florida/. The service was great, but I watched my favorite sports teams lose yet another game. They have been on a losing streak for quite a while, and I was hoping they would be able to break out of it, but they couldn’t. If they don’t start winning soon, they won’t be able to go to the playoffs, and their entire season will be wasted. I guess on the bright side, they would have a high draft spot for the next season.
First, the football team lost their game. Read more
The first time my son rode an airplane was when we visited my sister in Hawaii. He absolutely loved the flight over there, but it paled in comparison to the smaller plane that we rode in for a tour of the Hawaiian islands. As soon as we returned home, he went to his favorite game site, which just happens to be one where there are hundreds of airplane games. He wanted to see if there was a game there that would allow him to do some island hopping as well. That is how he found TU Unleashed, which is a game that actually takes place on the Hawaiian islands too.
It should not have surprised me that he was able to find a game like this because there are so many different kinds of games on this site. With TU Unleashed, he is the pilot of a plane that delivers passengers between the different islands. It is a pretty straight forward game, but he has so much fun playing it. It is pretty interesting watching him fly between the islands, knowing that we were doing that not that long ago ourselves, but as passengers.
He pretends that the people who were in our tourist plane are his passengers, and he loves making announcements to them as he flies through the air. He even does some tricks that he claims they love. I just love seeing him have so much fun, and his active imagination makes it that much more fun for him. He still plays other games on the site, because there are just so many different ones, but I think that this one has become his favorite airplane game. He has so much fun with it that he even wants me to try it too, so I can have some more fun in my life too!
I have basically decided that I have not got the money to pay for my smoking habit any more and I am starting to try to figure out how to go about quit right now. I was thinking that perhaps I should think about how safe and easy it would be to use an e cigarette UK. Of course it seems like it would be something that they would encourage people to do and they should try to make them cheaper than the the real thing. Here in the USA. they have a lot of taxes on sins like smoking and drinking. At any rate they charge you a god awful lot of tax on a package of cigarettes. In some places they sell cigarettes on the black market, just lie they do sell illegal drugs. I have seen it in some big cities and it seems a bit strange.
These guys sell loose cigarettes and packs of cigarettes. They stand in the same place every day so you know where to find them if you want to buy cheap smokes. Of course the chances are that they may have stolen the cigarettes that they are selling. Or it is possible that thought the cigarettes from some place where the taxes as are not as high. When I was working in DC I knew this guy who got packages from home. He would have people in North Carolina or South Carolina. Of course the packages he got would have like ten cartons of cigarettes in them and that was worth a small fortune up there, but about half as much in the place where he was buying them from. So he was turning around and selling the cigarettes to people that he knew at work and still making a profit.
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