Archive | October 18, 2013

Stupid, Totally Uncalled For PSNH Power Outage In Our Neck Of Alton, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 75 Minutes, Starting 16:00.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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PSNH outage September — Sep. 17, 2013.
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P1050829The last PSNH power outage I am aware of was on September 13 during what was quite a storm. So that was just 35 days ago.

Today was a beautiful day, a bit windy but nothing to write home about.

Then just around 4 pm the lights flicker, go off, come back on again and then go off. I have a good UPS so all I hear are the clicks.

The power was off for about 75 minutes.

We called PSNH about 20 minutes after we lost power. They were NOT aware of an outage.

I am totally and utterly convinced that PSNH just throws a switch, on beautiful days like this, just to keep us 150 poor suckers in Alton, at the very end of their line, on our toes and beholden to the mighty power Gods at PSNH.

Yes, Friday afternoon. I have vision of an inebriated Homer Simpson like scenario. Hiccuping PSNH operator, after a liquid lunch, sitting legs spread wide, at his station, another PSNH bimbo on his lap, and he goes: ‘Hic, let me show you something. If I press this button I can turn off the power to Alton’. Disprove me.

It is the ultimate power trip.

IF I could get away from PSNH I would jump at it.

Why NO Beaujolais Nouveau Day Parties In New Hampshire? Are We That Provincial?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2013
Oct. 17, 2013.
>> My review of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

>>  2012 — Nov. 15, 2012.
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This is what they had in Philly last year.

This is what they had in Philly last year.


I just did a Google to see if there were any Beaujolais Nouveau Day Parties in New Hampshire last year. I couldn’t find any and I wasn’t aware of any, though I know that our NH Liquor Stores did a tasting or something.

This needs to be rectified. We are not that provincial, are we?

I used to host Beaujolais Nouveau Day parties in London — but, I was a Customer Support Manager, with a mandate and at least when I worked for ITT, an unlimited budget, to keep the customers happy, whatever it took.

I am going to contact Julie at Giuseppe’s (Meredith) and see if she is interested.

I will also contact Daryl Eames of iHeartDining and see if he can pull some strings.

IF you are interested let me know. I am going to try and rectify this.

I Renew With ENH Power For Another 12 Months Of Electric In New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Prior ‘Power’ Related Posts:
>> Switch to ENH Power … — May 2, 2013.
>> Do NOT cash the $9.50 check … — Apr. 10, 2013.

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Check October 2014 ENH post before you do ANYTHING!


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Click to ENLARGE. The 13 month renewal letter I got from ENH Power a few minutes ago. I called up and changed it to 12 months and slightly lower rate.

Click to ENLARGE. The 13 month renewal letter I got from ENH Power a few minutes ago. I called up and changed it to 12 months and slightly lower rate.


Click to access ENH rates.

Click to access ENH rates.


I guess I must have been with ENH Power 6 months. Funny how time flies when there is no drama.

I was forced to switch to ENH Power when ‘Resident Power’ reneged on my 12 month contract with them.

So far, so good with ENH.

My bills have been reasonable.

I am not going to bother shopping around. I wouldn’t go with ‘Resident Power’ IF they offered me electric for free. I would rather go and get my own generator.

Lunar Eclipse Over New Hampshire Tonight Starting At Moon Rise: ~6 pm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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We just went out, i.e., 8 pm, in the van to get above the tree line.
Can’t see any sign of the eclipse. Moon is beautiful and bright.
Below the tree line from the house even at 8pm. It might be later in the night.

<< It was very faint and occurred more or less at moonrise — when obscured by trees in much of NH.
Here is an update from Space.com. >>

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Click to ENLARGE.

Click to access NASA PDF sheet with further details.


If we don’t have any clouds this could be fun.

The moon was spectacular last night during my one hour walk around Wolfeboro 7:20 to 8:20.


$410 To Have A Baby Tooth Extracted From A 7-Year Old. That Is Criminal Extortion.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Had it with my dentist … — June 14, 2013.
>> Dental crisis in NH — June 15, 2013.


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dentalxrayTeischan lost a filling on one of her baby teeth.

I took her to ‘our’ dentist yesterday morning. Well after they conned me in June I decided I was NOT going back to them. Deanna has already found a new dentist, highly recommended, in Laconia, for the kids — and Teischan has her first appointment with her on Oct. 30.

But, Teischan was in pain and we couldn’t wait. So Deanna called up and got an appointment with these dentists that we have been going to for over 7 years — though the original dentist, who was quite decent, sold the practice a few years ago.

Though the nurse that did the initial examination didn’t notice it, the dentist, as soon as she came in, said that the tooth was infected and needed to come out. But, they first had to take three, yes three, X-rays, at $90 a pop! That is crazy. The damn tooth is coming out and even I know that there is an adult tooth behind it.

$410 to extract the tooth. This is crazy.

This is why our healthcare system is in such turmoil and half the adults in NH walk around with bad or missing teeth.

P.S., Gargle with peroxide twice a day. Will do wonders to your teeth and gums. Much better than using the Emmi-Dent ultasonic toothbrush. I stopped using it. Gargle with peroxide. Appears to be as good, if not better.

Obamacare (ACA) Health Exchange Insurance Premiums For New Hampshire (NH).

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Third application for bloody Obamacare
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Mailing address for paper application
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Application says mail to ‘1005 XYZ Drive’ …
>> Oct. 15, 2013.
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Making PAPER application for Obamacare 
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Oct. 9, 2013.
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Since I live in Belknap I downloaded the data
and created this chart.

NH health insurance rates

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You can get the numbers for the other counties, albeit with quite a bit of hassle, from here: https://www.healthcare.gov/health-plan-information/


This Website, ‘ZaneBenefits‘, has a lot of good stuff about
NH health insurance.
Check them out.

They had extracted out this summary chart:

Compared to what I have been paying, and actually still paying through ‘New Hampshire Health Plan‘, these rates are GOOD. ‘New Hampshire Health Plan‘ is a scam as far as I am concerned. They won’t pay for anything on principle. I just have it as death-insurance if I kick the bucket as doctors keep on saying I am liable to do at any time.

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