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Baby, It’s Cold Inside

(Dec 12 2:45 p.m.)
(Dec 12 2:45 p.m.)

Yeah, it snowed again.  But on the predicted day, so Accuweather got it right.  And tonight, overnight, it should get down to… 1 to 5°F (-12 to -15°C).  And that’s not counting wind chill, which, according to my ears (and my skin earlier; briefly ⛄), is intense.  Feels like: -25. 🙂 And it’s still technically Fall.

Amazingly, some leaves are still up. (Dec 12 2:46 p.m.)

Thank God for artificial heating, right?  Well, the electric heaters in the house never seem to be enough on cold days like these.  I’ve been wearing a “knit” acrylic hat in the house since around Thanksgiving.

(Dec 15 2:39 p.m.)
Lower roofs, looking down from top floor of Portland USM library. (Dec 15 2:39 p.m.)

On Friday, we are looking at below zero temperatures.  And after that, more snow.  It’s serious enough that one group facilitator decided to postpone a bowling event.

(Dec 14 3:11 p.m.)
Choppy panorama… literally speaking, given the partial cars. (Dec 14 3:11 p.m.)

I wonder what causes these scattered little indentations in the snow on these roofs. Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Cold Turkey

Yeah, as predicted, it’s gettin’ cold.  Painfully cold.  Taking out the trash is literally painful.  So I can’t say the weather is worse.  But I can say my fingers were swelling, all over again.

But there is an advantage to the snow, I have found.  In the dark, the snow’s lightness makes shovelled paths visible during the night.  Full moon on the 6th, by the way.  It began to snow as I took this photo…and the previous, failed attempt.

Dark path

Not to the [Motorola] camera, though; the image came out completely black without photo flash—and I checked with a graphics program; all black pixels after scaling.  The device must be subtracting from the image to reduce noise.

Anyway, change of vantage point, this is the before picture for the turkey that was hardly eaten on the 27th.


And here is the after, only so lightly, slightly eaten.


And this was another—perhaps useless—post by adamjasonp.  At least, out of the smartphone, I got a camera, a flashlight, a memo pad, a memo recorder, a web browser, DooM (the game)…and a phone.

If you were expecting this to be about getting off a drug, I will publically admit that I’d stopped eating chocolate chips out of the bag.  My stomach can no longer tolerate certain things…