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  1. If only it were December. It will be fun trying to figure if any of the models are getting things right this winter. Given how sucky they've been, we might have a lot of 24-48 hour surprises. Surprises that could go either way.
  2. My wife and I were just discussing that this morning. Our priority's are things in the house (kitchen, windows, floors, sun-porch conversion). That would have the greatest return should we relocate soon.
  3. Bring on the GFS. I'm channeling Kevin a little in my new digs. I'm no longer taking the 1-and-done approach to leaves. Mowed yesterday and did the second leaf blowing (with the vast majority still on the trees). For many in my neighborhood, lawn upkeep is highly regarded. It's a neighborhood of modest 70's houses. As they get sold, the new owners are doing some significant rehabs. We're doing our part in that regard--some ourselves, some outsourced. Lack of attention to the lawn is increasingly frowned upon. Fortunately for me, I have woods in the back so I just blow things over the stonewall. Our property itself requires a major landscape overhaul--an incredibly steep grade and heavy shade is sub-optimal to say the least. Looks like a lot of folks in the area have tackled/are tackling similar challenges. Tree removal, regrading, retaining walls, new top soil. Cost-wise, this will be a deferred project.
  4. Got to 37* under the trees. Lots of frost once you get down the hill. In other news--the National Grid fairies came overnight and I'm back up with power and internet. Surpised the internet came back up as well==we're on FIOS so I"d have imagined Verizon would have had to come to rerun those lines. Whatever--I'm back up.
  5. Guess who is in the “less than 5” in the outage?
  6. Still in the dark here in Westborough. Looks like they repowered the line right up to the immediate area as NG say it’s only 10 customers. No eta on restoration. No work yet in the tree....i I m tempted to break out the Stihl.
  7. Looks like they killed the wires (fire truck ms left a few hours ago). Nothing happening with the tree yet. I’m losing confidence they’ll get to it tonight. Greater doubt that Verizon will be up. No internet ftl.
  8. DIW—damage in westborough. Lots of trees and wires down. Kevin would love it.
  9. I guess I figured why my power is out. Guessing I’ll be in the dark awhile. 1 house down from me. My wife and I each walked by there 15 minutes before the wind hit.
  10. Power out and pea-sized hail in Westborough. Along with a couple close strikes.
  11. I'm late to the Eddie posts. But oft-overlooked in Eddie's masterpieces is this classic.
  12. To ensure continued COC conditions, I bought a rain guage yesterday.
  13. I was looking for mine to no avail. I started taking those as soon as it started (noon or si, IIRC). We were piling it up right out of the gate with incredible rates. Mitch cleaned up being in the pivot point. Didn't he wind up with 30+? Pete and I were sitting in the band for hours and hours racking up totals in the mid/upper 20's.
  14. February 2, 2011 in my Shelburne days.
  15. Unless your conversation is about the lack of rain.
  16. Be careful. Your blower might well blast you dead-rooted-what-once-was-a-lawn into the woods. The great Tolland dustbowl of 2020.
  17. They'll be back a few times. Bank on 12/24-25.
  18. Oh, GON...... I might find myself looking for excuses to get to Pit2 this winter.
  19. Only hit 47 at the house. Wooded area just below the hill top does not radiate. ftl
  20. It's all being saved up for lots of cold rain this winter.
  21. At this point, the only damage he can see is in his parched lawn, so he's cheering on more damage.