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Tropical Storm ‘Isaias’ Was 80-Miles To The West, BUT Eversource Still Manage To Lose Power, in Alton (NH), For 8-Hours.

by Anura Guruge


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Typical. Did NOT expect anything else from (bloody) Eversource.

We knew this was coming. Eversource is so predictable.

Yes, we had SOME blowing. Nothing major. NO TREES FELL AROUND HERE. We know! We drove around for an hour, at 10pm, looking for any fallen trees. A few small branches down.

Nothing to warrant an 8-hour power outage. Bloody Eversource.

Eversource only has about 160 customers in Alton. We are at the END of a line. No customers beyond us. The line ends with us, in Alton. So, more often than not, Eversource has no incentive or motivation to keep us going.

I am CONVINCED that somebody at an Eversource distribution center turns off our power during a storm so that the juice can be used somewhere else.

That power was restored at 3:14AM proves my point. There is NO WAY, no way in hell, that crews were out there at 3am moving downed trees & splicing power cables.

ONLY way power is restored at 3:14am is by somebody sitting at a station ‘pressing a button’.

Bloody Eversource.


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Is There A ‘York Harbor’ In New Hampshire? I Saw This One At ‘York Harbor’, Maine.

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Saw this in ‘York Harbor’, Maine. Made me smile.

I understand & appreciate the sentiment. Bravo. But, York is in Maine, NOT New Hampshire.

It is about 20-miles north of the border. I don’t think it was ever in New Hampshire. The river is a very clear marker.


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The Road Named After I — Alton (N.H.) — & I Do Walk It At Least 3 Times A Week.

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I, the WALKER.

That is what I do. But, luckily, NOT EXCLUSIVELY. SMILE.

No. Nah. Just walking wouldn’t cut it. SMILE.

But, this is GOOD. I am PLEASED.


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I Shot A Bald Eagle, In Maine (Timber Point) — Yesterday.

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Where I shot it.


WHAT?

YOU thought I shot it with ANYTHING OTHER than my camera?

Oh, dear! You still don’t know me do YOU. SMILE.

Plus, as I am always saying: “I am NOT TOTALLY STUPID, just partially stupid”! I also know most of the U.S. Laws. SMILE.

This was a TREAT. I hadn’t seen an eagle, properly, in years. WOW. They are always so majestic.

Crazy thing. It was been HARRIED by two large seagulls.


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The Best Fed Squirrels In Town.

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I have no beef with my squirrels. Other than eating all of our bird feed (at least what is leftover from the bears), they have, SO FAR, done us no great harm in terms of property damage. My ardour for them could change, on a dime, if they did chew up one of the cars or came into the house. BUT, for now, all is cool. They just scamper about in the yard — annoying the dogs every once in awhile.

I feed them — in the hope that it would stop them from attacking the bird feeders. That doesn’t exactly work, but what the heck. It amuses I.

So, this was their treats today — corn cobs & a corn log.


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Yet Another Bear Attack Last Night (With Video); 4th Of This Summer — BUT Totally Our Fault.

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Bent the metal post —
that I had fixed with a metal bar after last attack!


4th KNOWN visit — 3rd time we have caught them; twice on video, other time on camera (IN PERSON). 1st Video (May 11, 2080). When I went out with camera to take pictures (May 26, 2020).




We forgot to bring the bird feeder in! Our fault. After the last attack, on May 26, we had a system. One of us would bring it in & the other would check! Well, the system failed last night. No, we had forgotten a few other times BUT we had lucked out. Kind of thought the bear must have moved on. Yesterday it rained. That kind of messed up our schedule. But, no excuses. IF we had remembered to bring in THE feeder this would not have happened.

YET AGAIN, the feeder is GONE. Not in our yard. We have lost 4 feeders — for a total of over $400! This one was BIG, but plain. I don’t think it cost much. But, YIKES.

BIG BEAR!

Around 1am. I went out for a walk at 11pm. I am NOT afraid of bears BUT it would not have been that exciting to walk into him/her!

Well. That is IT. No more hanging bird feeders. We have two window feeders on windows NOT accessible to bears.


Feeder he stole last night. I liked it. BIG & simple (kind of like I).


The main feeder he/she destroyed last time — May 26.
Had it for just under a month. $42 + $16 for the pole.
Getting to be an expensive hobby. Over $210 in lost bird feeders just this Spring.


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I Shot Bambi — Yesterday.

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WHAT?

YOU thought I shot Bambi with ANYTHING OTHER than my camera?

Oh, dear! You still don’t know me — if you did.

Don’t hunt, never have & unlikely to start. I am averse to killing things — other than insects that bite me & snakes that scare me.

Yes, as a kid, with an air rifle (for which I had to work extremely hard to get), I did shoot a few crows. No mammals. These days I won’t even kill an ailing goldfish (to the amusement of many).

Nope, I like my animals. Squeamish about killing things. Kind of related to why I could not be a doctor. Cannot bear to see OTHERS, including animals, in pain & sufferings. I can cope with plenty of MY pain, suffering, blood & gore. Just others.

Anywho …

This was on my walk yesterday. Actually saw too. One of his siblings. This one saw me, TURNED BACK & came to stare at me. He stared at me for a good 50 seconds — per the timestamps on my camera.


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A Neighbour Is Trying To Trap Something — But I Am Sure It Is NOT My Bear, & Better NOT Be My Bobcat.

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They have had this small (humane) trap out for the last two nights. I took this picture last night on my 11pm walk.

You can see the TWO blue paper dishes with what looks like dog food. There are three of these, but one is in darkness. They are all OUTSIDE of the trap. [This morning, following the quite spectacular thunderstorm we had, the bowls were waterlogged & the trap was still open.]

I assume they know what they are doing. So, will notice that they have draped it in blankets so that the animal can’t see too much of the metal or shape.

I am sure of one thing. It is NOT for MY bear. Trap is too small. That is good. I do NOT want my bear or bears trapped. I am cool with them. I like bears.

My bear — with whom I connected — on May 26, 2020.


It could, however, be for MY bobcat. He/she isn’t that big & this house is sure on its route. I do NOT want to see the bobcat trapped. I am not even sure whether you can legally trap a bobcat. I do not know — & don’t have the time to check. SMILE.

It better NOT be for my bobcat. IF I see it in the trap, I will let it out. SMILE. I am like that.

My bobcat — from June 24, 2020.


Stay tuned. This could be FUN. Smile.


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(NH) Alton’s Famous Camel, ‘Roger’, Is Now At ‘Charmingfare Farm’, Candia (NH).

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The comment posted on this blog, earlier today.

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Well, now we know.

Thank YOU, to the ‘Family Steele‘.

That ‘Roger‘ is doing well is great news.

I will no longer, instinctively, slow down as I go by the farm in the hope of seeing ‘Roger’.

I have never been to ‘Charmingfare Farm‘. I now will have to, just to see ol’ ‘Roger’.

Well, not much more to add, so I will just say: “Roger & out“.


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New Hampshire 2020 TOPLESS Season Is In Full Swing — Though I Have Little To Swing.

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New Hampshire DOES NOT have a statewide law banning toplessness
just a local ordinance in Laconia.

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Beautiful day. Would have been a SHAME not to go topless. Earlier in the morning I was wearing a 12 lbs weighted vest — but with nothing underneath. This was after I had taken that vest off. SMILE Somebody has to do it. We have to keep New Hampshire topless ready & friendly.


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