Archive | November 19, 2019

Winter Solstice 2019 Is A Month Away And I Persevere With My One-Man Defiance Of Winter Darkness.

by Anura Guruge


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From 2-years ago.


I will NOT let winter darkness get the better of I. I will prevail. I will defy the darkness, spit on it.

The Winter Solstice, my FAVORITE DAY of the year, is just over a month away.

Yes, the Revels are nearly here to help herald in the momentous day. Yes, of course we are going. Haven’t missed a Revels in decades.

So, I, with the help of rechargeable batteries, prove to the world that darkness can be kept at Bay.

Let there be LIGHT.


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‘Home Depot’ Publishes My Critical Review Of ‘Cub Cadet’, 3X 26″ TRAC Snow Blower; ‘Cub Cadet’ Refuses.

by Anura Guruge


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It is encouraging that at least ‘Home Depot’ acquiesced to publish my review.

Not impressed at all, at all, with ‘Cub Cadet’. They come across as a corrupt, cowboy outfit. I regret buying this snow blower from them. I was deceived by the reviews.

BEWARE. BEWARE of Cub Cadet.



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Had A New ’32’-Gallon Water Pressure Tank Installed By “Gilford Well Company”, Gilford [N.H.].

by Anura Guruge


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To the two known tautologies of life, viz., ‘you will die‘ & ‘you will pay taxes‘, you can safely add ‘you will have to replace your water pressure tank‘.

And that is what we had done today — thanks to the excellent folks at Gilford Well (see below).

I had been told earlier this year by another company that I will need a pressure tank ‘soon’. So, I knew it was on the cards. About a month ago I noticed that my water pressure was fluctuating, a short drop in pressure and then kicking back up to normal. I knew what it was. I know the physics of pressure tanks. The tank’s bladder (as opposed to mine) was leaking. [That proved to be the case when the old tank was removed. It was full of water ABOVE the bladder.] I also noticed yesterday that my water pump was coming on and going off, i.e., cycling, more frequently as it should.

I also know MY luck. If I didn’t get the tank replaced we would wake up Thanksgiving morning next week and have no water — and would be forced to pay x3 to get it fixed on Thanksgiving.

So, I called ‘Norm’, the owner, at Gilford Well yesterday and arranged to have the tank replaced today.

Joe who came to do the job was very competent. Did a very nice and neat job. No drama. No leaks. Very nice guy.

I was happy. Yes, it cost me an arm and a few toes. The price I was quoted was competitive.

I got a bigger tank than what I had — double (i.e., x2) the capacity. Again, I appreciate the physics. A larger tank reduces pump cycling. So, that was the logic.

So far, so good. BUT my luck! Nothing to say that I will still not wake up Thanksgiving and find that my water pump has blown. Yes, it is not much fun being I. SMILE.

But, for today, all was good. Thanks Norm. Thanks Joe. Thanks Gilford Well.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 19, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

big Ben in the mirror Anura Guruge


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Astounding Spanish Sculptor, ‘José Manuel Castro López’, Who Peels & Squeezes Stone.

by Anura Guruge


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I saw the ‘book out of stone’ picture (highlighted in red on the top image) on my Facebook timeline this morning. I was intrigued. Somebody had opined that it was PhotoShop. That did not ring true. So, I did a bit of digging. Glad I did.

Pretty amazing. I can see how it is done but I also appreciate, fully, that it is a hell of a lot of work. You are basically chiseling off layers and layers of stone. Very clever. I was impressed.

I wanted to share with YOU. Check the YouTubes. Enjoy.


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