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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2018, 06:48:37 AM »
Was still snowing at 2 am when I went to bed.  Thursday, when I got up, brought me to 12 inches of snow, no tv and no internet, until this morning.

But ...... 33 degrees right now.

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 Did you lose power too?

Yep.  Woke up to the generator running (thank GOD!) and it did so until just after noon, Thursday, when the commercial power was restored.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2018, 07:18:54 AM »
Was still snowing at 2 am when I went to bed.  Thursday, when I got up, brought me to 12 inches of snow, no tv and no internet, until this morning.

But ...... 33 degrees right now.

Blessings all around, Gunsmith sez.

 Did you lose power too?

Yep.  Woke up to the generator running (thank GOD!) and it did so until just after noon, Thursday, when the commercial power was restored.

  Generators are life savers.  My goal is at some point to have a gov. surplus diesel Generator big enough to run everything on the new farm if it ever happens.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2018, 03:17:15 PM »
Better have a large diesel storage tank. Them suckers can suck it up pretty quick.

I looked at a small 5kw diesel and found it used about the same amount of fuel per day as a gas. Plus diesel is a lot smellier.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2018, 06:05:04 PM »
Better have a large diesel storage tank. Them suckers can suck it up pretty quick.

I looked at a small 5kw diesel and found it used about the same amount of fuel per day as a gas. Plus diesel is a lot smellier.

 Really?? I would have bet that the diesel would be better on fuel.  I wonder how it would compare when you hit the 30kw range.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #84 on: January 21, 2018, 02:45:28 PM »
Have no idea. Knowing the fuel mileage difference between gas and diesel trucks, I was expecting to use a lot less diesel, but the specs in my research didn't bear that.

It's been a few years and I'm guessing both are worse thanks to the EPA.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #85 on: January 22, 2018, 12:53:53 PM »
Have no idea. Knowing the fuel mileage difference between gas and diesel trucks, I was expecting to use a lot less diesel, but the specs in my research didn't bear that.

It's been a few years and I'm guessing both are worse thanks to the EPA.

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And diesel always seems like it is more expensive per gallon...my BIL gave up one of his fleet trucks that was diesel and traded in for straight gas, he just has the one F350 that is diesel and it is because it hauls the bigger trailer and has the more monstrous snow plow in the winter...otherwise he would pass on diesel altogether.

Plus, all that bio-diesel stuff brings along its own new set of issues and expense!

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #86 on: January 22, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »
On a happier note...got a blizzard going on, decided to work from home today.

Climate Change...  Ha!  It's called winter you fart-sniffing eco-tards!

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #87 on: January 24, 2018, 08:02:38 AM »
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #88 on: February 05, 2018, 08:53:29 PM »
Finally, I can contribute to this thread in a meaningful way.

Look close at the tops of the high (3000-3500 ft.) mountains.  The view off my deck.

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2018, 10:03:39 PM »
Finally, I can contribute to this thread in a meaningful way.

Look close at the tops of the high (3000-3500 ft.) mountains.  The view off my deck.

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Where are you exactly?   Looks like Chinese writing on the red-roofed building's signs (bottom right corner).  Is that bamboo laid out on their roof (again,  bottom right corner)?

Nice view.  You ever climb those mountains?   ::whatgives::

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2018, 02:44:55 AM »
New Taipei City and yes, I did hike from the visitor center to the top, which is from about 2,400 feet to 3,500.  In fact, I did it a couple of days before Christmas when it was in the 70s at sea level and 60s up on top.  Got a pretty good sun burn.  On average the tops get snow every 7 years, but it did happen 2 years ago.

It might be bamboo.  There's tons of it around.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2018, 06:53:08 AM »
Nice view.  It does look uniformly like bamboo.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #92 on: February 06, 2018, 09:01:08 AM »
New Taipei City.....

I must have missed it. I thought you were still in the Philippines.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2018, 06:47:33 PM »
Just for a year.  Been here since May and will probably stay for another year before real life intrudes, again. 

Worked for an employee owned company who decided to revalue the company down by a third, the year before I can cash my stock in.  Sigh.  Gonna have to make that up before the permanent vacation can start up again.

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2018, 08:03:26 PM »
Revaluation, arrghhh!  Are they leveraged on non-leveraged?
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2018, 09:58:15 AM »
Never had debt in their history, until this year.  I think it was incurred to pay the overpromised ESOT payments.

Old board fired, new accountants hired.  Valuation down.  On the bright side, sales are up for the first year in quite a few.  The photography business isn't what it used to be.  Most of the players are gone except for Big Photography in Eden Prairie.

I was bummed for a week until I could concentrate on the positives.  I'm out of Minnesota.  I will stay out of Minnesota.  Probably Cedar Rapids.  Big enough to have the stuff I love, small enough to not have the dysfunction setting into the Twin Cities.  I hate what Minnesota is turning into. 

I only have to work part time, or temp, or anything I want.  No pressure for that Good Job.  I just have to halt the drain on the savings.  It's only a third haircut.  I worked with an engineer in his 60's, who had to start work again because his previous company went bankrupt, leaving his nest egg at zero.  Then there are the Enron people who also lost everything.  Then I look at so many who have no savings and will never be able to retire.  I don't have it so bad.

But @#$%!  To be there and to realize I'm not there after all.  Kind of sucks.


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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2018, 10:58:50 AM »
Yeah, is what it is...make some lemonade at what is thrown at ya!

And Minnesota just keeps getting worse by the day...be just another s h I t h o l e but sadly not the only one.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2018, 06:24:51 PM »
And just as soon as I typed that my losses are officially locked in at a third as the last of the old time photographic studios was bought out by Shutterfly.  I won't even have to wait untill 55 to get my cash.  I just have to put it in my rollover IRA.  Lifetouch, Olan Mills, CPI, all gone.

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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2018, 06:37:11 AM »
It appears for too many the era of Obamunism was not kind and Trumpian sensibility was sorely needed much earlier.
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Re: Winter started up around these parts again the other day
« Reply #99 on: February 25, 2018, 02:13:32 PM »
Past couple days here...got hit with measurable climate change...especially overnight...plowers have little room to pile up this much AlGore-Effect...working throuout the day today trying to move stuff around...

Almost this bad...



Definitely this bad...



Winter...it's a seasonal thing...
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