Monthly Archives: January 2008

Canceled

After a weekend’s warmth — it wasn’t Texas, exactly, but we had several days with highs in the mid-30’s, warm enough to thaw out the vent stacks — we are back in the soup today. A winter storm is coming … Continue reading

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Thanks Bill and Bob

January 25, 1989. Since then, one day at a time. Thanks, Bill and Bob, and all who came after.

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Democracy in Action

I went to a Lyndon Township Planning Commission hearing last night. The hearing concerned a proposed rezoning of land along the Wisconsin River, just north of Louis Bluff, from Agricultural to Business classification. I went because the Stewards is working … Continue reading

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Ice

We’ve been having a cold snap for the last two weeks — cold in Wisconsin meaning night temperatures of minus-10 or so and day temperatures in the single digits — and for the second year in a row, my plumbing … Continue reading

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Memory

Brokeback Mountain, a story of pain and regret — specifically, Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Ennis Del Mar’s pain as he confronted Jack’s death, his regret over a missed life and his own wasted life, and the senselessness of it all, … Continue reading

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Snow

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. The table was clean on the morning of January 12. It is a different story this morning. Time to run the snow blower.

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Well, Hell

The Giants just won the NFL Championship, in overtime. The Pack will be back, but not this year.

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Solar

I think that the thing I like the most about this house is that on a sunny day, it solar heats. It is minus-5 out right now, with a wind chill of minus-19. The furnace is not running, and hasn’t … Continue reading

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Cold, but not Chicago Cold

Saturday Morning Sunday Morning Peter took the train to Saint Paul last night. The Flake Out Festival was going on in the parking lot outside the train station, so we went early and took a look. After a few minutes, … Continue reading

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Snow, Cold

We had about eight inches of snow last night and today. It is blowing around and drifting. I’m dug out, but my afternoon meeting with the RGN turned into a phone conference, because nobody wanted to drive anywhere in the … Continue reading

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