Friday, February 12, 2021

Holy Moly, it's COLD!

 3.8* @ 2130 here, forecast to drop to -6*, and there's some flakes coming down.

It's not as cold as some places are reporting, but it's the coldest it's been this season, and we've got 2~4" of snow on the way.

Finally got the new 3-wire AC input socket installed on the SB-401 transmitter. It might look like it's not-quite-straight in the chassis, but it's not tightened down yet.

 Over the last week, I've built and installed three new media storage racks, and sorted out four U-Haul boxes of CD's and DVD's, and got them pretty much organized.

The lighter colored rack to the left is SLW's collection, properly arraigned alphabetically, and the two black ones on either side of the doorway are all of mine, arranged by genre.

This area was previously stacked with boxes and packing material, and now all the boxes have been flattened for easier storage, and the packing materials stored separately. I still have a ton of stuff to get rid of, and the boxes will get recycled to ship things in.

The area under the model car workbench was also stacked with boxes, and those have been taken care of, too. The bench will get cleaned up as the weather warms, and I can run the little cars outside again.


Plans for the weekend include hunkering down, having a fire, and watching a movie. TLG won't be here until Tuesday, as his Mommy and Daddy have a 3-day weekend together. BTW......the DIL is expecting again, with an August 20 due date. Fingers-crossed and prayers sent that she has an easier time, and goes full-term.

14 comments:

  1. How much snowfall have you gotten, or is it just icy-hell?

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    1. We've had two "dustings" of snow, maybe a bit over an inch total, and NO ice. Too cold for that, but tonight we're forecast for 3~5" of the white fluffy stuff.

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  2. Our lowest recorded temperature is 1 F.
    We have not seen single digits or the low teens for some time, and that's OK.

    We are supposed to get snow and sleet today and ice tonight.
    I will move our ice cleats up from the basement.
    It's unlikely that we would have a need to be outside, but Murphy is always luring nearby.

    Lighting up the living room gas logs and watching a movie is a wonderful idea.

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    1. The weather station is showing 3* right now, going down to -8* tonight. The high tomorrow is forecast at ONE degree, and going down to -15* Sunday night.

      We have a wood burning fireplace, and I'm glad we have a supply of wood. The big limbs I cut up from the crab apple tree burn great, and put out a lot more heat and last longer than the $5 firewood bundles of pine and aspen they sell all over the place here.

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  3. All good news, and yes prayers for a full term for her!

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    1. Thanks, NFO! TLG was 10 weeks early, and we all held our breath...

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  4. Maybe I'm naive, but I thought 3.8 degree daytime with -6 overnight was just another name for February in your part of Colorado.

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    1. Our "normal" average high for this time of year is around 45*, with a low of 20*, so this is noticeably colder than usual.

      Last night got down to -12, and it's about 10* right now.

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  5. Brrrr. Water working here +power, miraculously.

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    1. Hang in there, Parson. "This, Too, Shall Pass..."!

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    2. And ok, jealous of your mining rig...

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    3. Not doing any mining yet, as it's still synchronizing to their network.

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