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  1. Just now, PhineasC said:

    Log homes are very expensive now. We got ours for a steal. Appraiser said 1-1.3M to build just the house now, before the decks and barn. 

    And there's always a premium to pay to have something built. It's all good! The nice thing is that you get to make the decisions. Also it didn't help that I wanted thick Western style logs, we had to get those from Idaho

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  2. 9 hours ago, greenmtnwx said:

    Alex did you have this home built? What’s a new construction cabin like yours run up there you think? 

    Yes I had it built. We love it but honestly, when it's all said and done it costed a lot more to build than I expected - ended up right around a million. But we did finish the basement as well, which wasn't in the original plan, and did a lot of stonework inside which wasn't cheap. 

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  3. 16 minutes ago, dendrite said:

    White Mountain peeps making snow in their yards. I’ve now seen everything. ;)

    Hey there’s a big resort right next to my backyard that does it all the time on a much larger scale! I wish I could just tap into their system and cover my entire 32 acres :lol:


  4. 25 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    Nice setup. If you don’t mind me asking, what did that run you (the snow gun I mean). You can PM me the details if you don’t mind. I have a stream here and it might be neat to pump some water through one of these. 

    I don't mind at all. After all its easy to find out - you can just see it on their website (model SG6).  :) I believe it was around $600


  5. 4 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    LOL how’d you get a snow gun?

    I would do that but my well situation here is kinda iffy. You pump it from the river or a well?

    I made my first one when I lived in Mass, many years ago. Then last year Sam Adams rented my property to shoot a commercial for their winter brew, but they needed lots of snow and it was kinda iffy, so I upgraded to a snow maker from snowathome. Of course the night of the shoot it was like blizzard conditions so no snowmaker was needed... But any excuse is a good one. :)

    I'm on a well, but it's a 750ft deep fracked well. It produces so much water that there is an overflow thats constantly running (my landscaper turned it into a fountain), so water should not be an issue. 


  6. Light snow here but just a dusting, nothing significant. Might be time to whip out the snow gun that I got last year for the Sam Adams commercial that was being shot at my house. The kids want a snow mound to play in, and getting the snow gun out is a sure guarantee that there will be plenty of natural snow and my electricity bill will be a complete waste. :)

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  7. 12 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

    18z EURO was a little cooler and tried to get some front end snow going in NNE on Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning.  Not much but even an inch or two would be appreciated.

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    Move that south a few hundred miles and we’re good! :)

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  8. 18 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    My outdoor furniture keeps doing weird shit. That swing was on the deck area in front of it, but somehow pretzeled itself out over night. Time to bring that all into the barn, obviously.

     

    That poor thing stands no chance of surviving a winter in Randolph :D

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  9. Great write up JSpin. It seems that we always do much better when the moisture source is a departing storm, and that when it’s not we often don’t do as well as Mansfield. We had a couple of rounds yesterday - both mostly melted after as the sun poked through. The first one was 0.2”, the second 0.4”. It finally started snowing well last night and we picked up a couple of inches overnight - will measure when I get out with the kids, but the stake is at 2” so it’s approximately that. Still light snow this morning 

     

     

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  10. 18 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

    Pencil in 8-12" there for every SWFE and call it a day.  Like once you see it on the models at day 3, you can just stop watching and go with climo there.

    And then once it goes below freezing it'll never warm above freezing again until April, lol.

    That was a beautiful thing when I lived in Bartlett. The overall “snowpack season” was much shorter, and you had to wait quite a bit longer to get your first snow, but it seemed like it never rained. Every time there was a cutter we’d just get 31 and freezing rain. I had 2 places there - one on the North side of the hills next to Attitash, and one right above Storyland. Higher elevation and STUNNING views but always wind scoured so we never had much snow on the ground. The first one had much better retention even if at lower elevation. 
     

    It’s a trade-off. Up here we have a much longer snow season and many more “snow days.” If you like snow on trees and snow globes, like me, it’s much better. But the snowpack down in the Mount Washington Valley is magnificent, even if shorter lived. 


  11. 30 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    I can access via the web but not via the app. It's an issue with logging in to the account. If you access the shared link as a public user, it should work.

    LOL at the lights. That's sitcom stuff right there.

    It was actually kinda freaky lol. It started happening as I was getting my son to bed and I was like - WTF? Kept happening for about an hour. It's funny in retrospective, I was not amused at the time lol. Watching TV and the living room lights kept going on and off. At least it wasn't the middle of the night. Had it happened while I was sleeping you'd have heard me scream in anger from Randolph 

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