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I Hate Winter

March 26, 2017
In case you were spared the scourge we were hit hard by storm Stella and my bikes have been parked. In addition we have health issues to deal with so riding has been curtailed. I recently wrote about using my snow blower and how it substituted for riding. Let me tell you, Stella tested my machine. We received over two feet of white stuff and the new snow blower even chewed into drifts higher than itself.
How bad was it here? My smallest Yorkie was in snow over her head until I dug a run. Phoebe, my Black Lab, actually jumped off the steps into the back yard and did a face plant. She came in with snow stuck to her face. It was bad.
Happily I can report that by now semi warm weather has melted most of it but the memory remains. Next Winter we will have to do some weather proofing to keep the snow out of undesirable places. Happily our snow removal equipment did well but it wasn't easy. Spring can't come soon enough.
 

Finally A Warm Day

February 23, 2017
I have been waiting for this weather for weeks. It's 67 degrees outside and my fleet of bikes have been waiting patiently for the weather to change. I was out briefly yesterday on the small scooter for a short shopping trip and it felt marvelous. Today was even better.
The Dodge minivan needed a headlight bulb changed and we fortunately have a NAPA nearby. After following the instructions on how to remove it on Youtube I hopped on the scooter and scurried into Pleasant Valley to buy a replacem...
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What Amuses Me Now

January 27, 2017
I won't deny it. What I hate most about Winter is being cooped up in the house. Snow. ice and salt on the roads keep my bikes locked inside for long periods of time. The only thing I have these days is my snow blower. Last year I resolved that I wouldn't keep beating up on the little snow blower in my garage with hours long work on my driveway and mail ordered a bigger snow blower from Home Depot.
My last snow blower was more suited to work in a suburb than it was for a hundred foot long, twe...
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A Better Year

January 16, 2017
After a disastrous 2015 this past year was incredibly better. Linda and I reunited for the first time in 45 years, re-forged a friendship that grew and led to marriage and had us join households. We welcomed the birth of a grand daughter and celebrated many happy occasions. A pretty fabulous wedding day too, if I say so myself.

We moved to a new place in Hyde Park from both directions, Linda from Danbury and me from Deposit. The move has had its bumps and starts but things are settling down. W...
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Season of Family Happenings

January 4, 2017
I wish I could put all of the events that occurred these past couple of weeks into a short movie but it would take too long. Linda and I traveled several hundred miles to family gatherings spanning highways between Hyde Park, Long Island and Plymouth, Massachusetts. First up was a visit to Linda's son, Tim, and his house the night before Christmas Eve where the family gathered to exchange presents. Five of Linda's Grandchildren delighted in opening presents and seeing the toys and gifts. Wrap...
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Christmas Decorating

December 20, 2016
As I noted in the last installment a little bit of Christmas activity has been rolling through the house. Initially the tree was assembled and a string of lights was hung on the porch. Since then more lights have been added to the porch, bows have been hung and a wreath placed on the front door. The new Christmas tree hasn't escaped notice either. Ornaments and candy canes have been strewn about the branches giving it a Happy Holiday look.
As the days have gone by Linda and I have been out buy...
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Christmas Is Coming

December 7, 2016
As most of you are aware Christmas is just around the corner. Linda is a true fan of the day and has begun to pull out decorations to spruce the place up for the Holidays. Down in the basement are several tubs of wreaths, bows, lights and ornaments. I went out last week to a local Nursery to purchase twenty-five yards of pine roping that is now wrapped around the railing on our front porch. Lights, a wreath and bows will follow.
Ironically, we went to KMart last night to purchase a new, pre-li...
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Thanksgiving

November 28, 2016
I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as Linda and I did. For the first time in a long time I was part of a team effort to entertain family on this festive day. We stocked up on necessary items for the gala the weekend before with a heavy hitting trip to ShopRite and other stores. We cleaned the house and Linda dusted. The night before Linda peeled potatoes and I mopped the kitchen. Clutter was put in order and the turkey was stuffed.
Thanksgiving day saw her son Tim and family arrive wit...
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A Blessed Event

November 15, 2016
Last week I got to see the fruition of the old adage, "Good Things Happen to Good People". If you watched my wedding video, above, you came away knowing that the Minister, my Daughter-in-Law Erin, was pregnant. Without going into way too much detail Erin and husband Michael have worked very hard to have a child. At the wedding Erin was several weeks away from delivering but everyone was holding their breath. Last week she had her baby, Cora Rosina, who is just perfect.
The little girl has brig...
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Today

November 8, 2016
Yes, it's election day. I'm going out on a limb here but I won't be forced into endorsing a candidate, per se. Only offering an observation.
I have advocated one, simple fact relevant to this election. To be President you have to be qualified. A background in Law, Legislative Processes, Diplomacy and how the workings of the economy operate are paramount. Popularity or appealing to anger, rage and unreasoning discontent doesn't make you qualified. Even the third party candidates are more qualif...
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Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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