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What boxes? TV solved    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Warner NH

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Remember the piles of 20 or more boxes on and under this table? This is all that is left!

The outlook in the dining room at the house has changed considerably today. As you can see in the photo at left, what once was piles of boxes two rows deep on top of the table and boxes stacked two deep on the floor below is now just a few boxes on top! That means we are making progress! My brother had come by a few days ago and we moved quite a few boxes out and he came by today and took some more. I also asked him to review the contents of another 4-5 boxes designated for the Warner Historical Society so he could take out anything he wanted to go elsewhere. Once done, I moved those boxes into the garage so they can be loaded into our Equinox for delivery to WHS next week. The difference is drastic and heartening to us, for we are no longer so surrounded by all those boxes.

Miscellany    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 - Warner NH

Nothing exciting or earthshaking today. Kind of a laid-back day for me, with puttering around at several different tasks. And I am still not very cranked up, and not sure just what to write about.

So let's talk about some good news. You will remember me mentioning several times over the last few months about the wireless Internet service here at the house dropping us. It would sometimes happen 2-3 times a day, and was very aggravating when it did. I called TDS several times about the problem, telling them each time I thought it was the modem. Finally someone believed me and TDS swapped out the modem. Since then we have not been dropped once - going on three weeks now, I think. That's good!

Elaine was busy; attic and OurHous    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Warner NH

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Elaine digging into her storage under our bed in OurHous

Elaine was one busy lady today. With a sudden burst of energy she tackled some of "her part" of the storage in OurHous, going through and sorting out items to be kept, items to be discarded, and items to be donated. She mostly focused on the cabinets over the bed in the bedroom and the storage space under the bed. These are areas that are dedicated to her craft and other items, and spaces I have nothing to do with. She wants to go through her tools and stock and determine what she wants to continue to carry with us and what she will get rid of. With all the items she has for her crafts this is a necessary task once or twice a year. In past years she did this while we were in Phoenix, and offered the overflow in the community yard sale held each year at Royal Palm RV Park.

Arctic blast; contact list    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Warner NH

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Snow in the front yard

Elaine called it an "arctic blast from her past" when we turned on our walk with the dogs this evening and headed back into the wind. And arctic-like it surely was. The low this morning when I got up was around 28°, but by 10:00 AM it had dropped to 25°. It did get back up to 28° or so in the afternoon, and into the mid-30s by late afternoon, but the forecast is for even lower temperatures tonight. Just think, only two days ago it was in the 80s! That's NH spring weather, though. By late afternoon all the snow that fell last night had melted, so it served to give the lawns a good watering.

Prepping for trip; rainy day    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Lebanon NH

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I had the Queso Fundido con Pollo

Lisa and Paul took us to Tio Juan's Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Lebanon NH for lunch this noon. Elaine and I are always ready for Mexican food and they have eaten at more than one Margarita's and like them. I can say from the standpoint of this one visit that they are worth going to. The food was so good that I certainly overdid it; I munched on chips and salsa as well as the fried avocado and a guacamole dish for appetizers. And then I had about half of a Queso Fundido con Pollo (chicken). I love cheezy fundido dishes. Elaine's Chicken Baby Chimis were good; in fact she took three of the four home with her to eat later. And it sounded like Lisa and Paul enjoyed their meals as well. I would go to Margarita's again!

Spring Peepers; Simonds luncheon; OurHous back    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - Warner NH

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This is a Spring Peeper frog

I can't remember the last time the words "Spring Peeper" passed my  lips, or even came to mind - probably 20 or more years ago. But they immediately came to mind a couple of evenings ago when I went outside to take the dogs for a walk. These little frogs are hard to see, but they make themselves heard as spring starts to show its head. Their name comes from the sound the males make while trying to attract females. Usually there are hundreds of them, all chirping at the same time. One account I read likens their noise to sleigh bells because it is a high-pitched sound. And in this neighborhood, the Spring Peepers inhabit a small marshy pond up behind the houses across the street, as they have for decades and perhaps centuries.