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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

More Ice and Snow



One of the best decisions I made going into the winter was to buy really good snow tires. Last night I came home driving over a mix of snow and ice. It was slow going, but no problem.

It's funny to get a mailbox full of seed catalogs when the yard is buried in snow. My van is sitting in 8 inches of ice with three feet of snow piled in front of it. Of course, a good warm week, and a bit of rain could change everything. Ice usually leaves the lake by the third week of April. It might do so again this year, only because February was so warm, preventing much ice build up.

I'm refraining from talking about politics. Within a year things will have sorted themselves out one way or the other, no matter what I say. All I can recommend is to prepare for interesting times.

It's been an odd winter for me. It's been many years since I spent the whole winter in the North Country. The last time was to help a family member who was going through an rough patch. Between illness and injury I didn't play outside much. Many days I didn't go much further than the wood pile.

On the plus side, we spent a lot of quality time with friends and family. Really strengthened bonds with the tribe. Also got some work done. In a few days I should have some idea what kind of return I'm going to get for my efforts. Hope it's been worth it. However, it looks like the gig I'm going to do in early May will definitely be worth my effort. There will be some “extra” money coming in. As if money is ever extra.

Within the next day or two I'll be plugging away at another project. There are some time pressures on that one, so posting might disappear for a bit. However, I'm hoping to be able to squeeze in more of it. At least during my blogging hiatus I actually really did focus on taking care of business. It wasn't nachos and Netflix time.

Stay well.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a plan. Agree with the politics non posting - take some time before both sides calm down and get things corrected. Media is besides themselves, throwing everything they have against Trump.

    Weather has been interesting, two days ago nearly 100 day time high, right now about 58. In April no less.

    Glad to hear family time is working well. Hope the work is productive.

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    1. Thank you. Big temperature swings make it hard to know how to dress. For me, everything is layers as 50 degree swings in temperatures are common here.

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  2. Glad you are back, even if only intermittently. Other business takes precedent, especially if it involves bringing home some bacon. Our weather here in GA has been strange. Warm/cold now wet. Hope you get all your projects, etc. done successfully.

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    1. ALL the projects never get done. I'm happy if most of the important ones do.

      I find GA weather can be all over the map. It can get much colder than us northerners expect of the south. Of course, it's a big state. Huge difference between the coast and the mountains.

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  3. Hi. Started reading your blog late 2016. Very thought provoking. I agree..no more politics. I just wears me out mentally. Let them sort it out. Be prepared. If you have a house there's no end to projects

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    1. Too many people are so set in their views that reasoned discussion is not on the table yet. I'm guessing that events will sort themselves out in a year or so. Facts will reveal themselves so none can deny them.

      In the mean time, we can keep our eyes open and our preps up to snuff.

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  4. politics like religion are opiates that can lead to serious addiction and early self destruction

    good to avoid such nightmares

    Wildflower

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    1. Too easy to get into useless fights that keeps us apart.

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  5. Sleet all day today here, and snow tonight. I am beginning to think this is Narnia and the Evil Queen is making sure it's "always winter, never spring."

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    1. It's right on the edge of freezing right now, but it's still raining.

      Roads are horrible. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere.

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