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KUDOS To Eversource (PSNH) They Did GOOD In The October 17, 2019 Storm.

by Anura Guruge


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I am the first to bust their chops and rant-&-rave when they have an ‘uncalled’ for outage. But, in the same token I do give them credit when they do good.

They did good today.

Immensely exceeded my expectations (though my expectations were not very high and I was hunkering down for a 3-day outage).

Yes, the winds did howl early this morning. Woke us up.

I was HOPING that we would not lose power but we did — not sure when, maybe around 4am (possibly earlier).

I knew they wouldn’t even TRY to restore power prior to daylight, provided the rains & winds abated.

I had a cup of coffee in bed around 8:30, as is my won’t. We have a gas stove and that still work.

Then, suitably sustained, I went out and hooked up our two generators in a slight rain. They both worked first time, which is always a relief. Got everything squared away. Had power. Started taking my shower.

Power came back. Must have been around 10am. I am IMPRESSED and THANKFUL.

I let the generators run for another 40-minutes while I completed my ablutions. I like to get them an extended run every few months to stop them from rusting.

So, all was good.

Not so with BLOODY Atlantic Broadband. They have a widespread outage NOT related to the storm. They really suck.


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Another Bloody ‘Atlantic Broadband’ Outage, Oct. 17, 2019 — And It Is NOT Storm-Related!

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IF it was storm-related I would cut them slack. But, it is NOT.

It is their now rather familiar: ‘fiber accidentally cut & oh! We also had a fire‘.

Heard this at least twice before. This is NOT acceptable.

Luckily, because I, given my 45-years in the computer industry, is into REDUNDANT hardware/services also have a TDS Internet feed to the house. Yes, I pay TWO Internet bills each month. I am lucky like that. Yes, so we have two separate Wi-Fi networks. One from ABB and the other from TDS.

But, I like my main PC, i.e., this, to be hardwired. And today for the first time I did it! 2.5 years ago, after another outage, I bought a 200′ Ethernet LAN cable from Amazon for $14. Today, I used it. I had to run it from our 1st floor, where the TDS feed is, to the 4th, which is where my desk is. So, the cable had to traverse three sets of stairs. We did it. Worked first time. I was getting 400Mbps! Yes, 400Mbps! So, I can’t complain. SMILE.


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But, having one Internet down still rattles I.

I am going to switch things around. ABB is not a good provider.


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My Local, Personal Foliage, New Hampshire — October 12, 2019.

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Today’s is my ‘day off’ from exercise. My routine, for decades has been 3-days on, 1-day off. Well today is that day off, though after 4-days, rather 3. Today, I will only walk around 4-miles — as opposed to my usual 7-8 miles. Yes, I am slacking. Well, so today, I didn’t go far. Also meant that I could take my ‘heavy’ Canon EOS RP rather than my phone. So, all these pictures are within 1/4 mile of our house. My own personal foliage. I, known for my generosity, am sharing it with you for FREE. Enjoy.


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Foliage In Pittsfield, New Hampshire — October 11, 2019.

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Pittsfield, which is not far from Concord, every year, has spectacular foliage and decent vantage points from which to take in sweeping views. Pittsfield, luckily for us, is but ‘next door’. But, once a year we also go apple picking at ‘Appleview Orchard‘ and I know, before I even get there, that I will be able to get a ton of good pictures. Yesterday was no exception though I didn’t have decent light. But, it was still OK. Enjoy.


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Concord, N.H. Sunset — October 10, 2019.

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6:20pm, Concord Hannaford.

UNTOUCHED. No exposure adjustment. Point and click. My Google Pixel 2.

It was this sunset that colored the tree below in that wonderful red light.


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Today’s Foliage Concord Shopping Mall — Untouched — Lit By Setting Sun — October 10, 2019.

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5:59pm, Concord ‘Steeplegate’ Shopping Mall. You can see the ‘Talbots’ sign in the background. Saw this when I came out. Sun was setting and was low on the horizon. Tree was also lit by a sodium light at the back. You can see that at the top.

UNTOUCHED. No exposure adjustment. Point and click. My Google Pixel 2.


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Today’s Foliage In Central New Hampshire Was Pretty Striking — October 9, 2019.

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You can’t escape it. It is everywhere and all over. There is an abundance, bordering on superfluous. Yes, I am blasé though I try not to be and make a point of stopping to smell the roses and take a picture or a dozen. Well, that fact that I take this many pictures is proof alone that I do appreciate it. Well, I spend more time outside, walking, in the woods, than most. So, I do get to see a lot. I am not complaining. Soon it will be all gone. I know that.


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