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40-Minute Eversource (PSNH) Power Outage In Alton (NH) — June 18, 2018.

by Anura Guruge



It was from around 7:05 to about 7:45pm, on Monday, June 18, 2018. We, in Alton, New Hampshire, were having but light rain — but we know there were thunderstorm to the South of us.

We were watching Episode 2 of “Anne Frank Diaries” on Acorn TV went all went dark.

We were the first to call to report an outage.

To be fair to Eversource (a.k.a. ‘Eversore’) this appears to be the first outage we have had since November 29, 2017 — i.e., 201-days!

WOW. 201-days.

In November 2017 we had three (3) outages in the month.

Well, I am not complaining.

On January 3, 2018, in anticipation of the “Bomb Cyclone” snow storm we had got a new generator — our 3rd. This was meant to be a backup for the other two — we needing two generators to power up 70% of the house.

Well today was the first time I got to use the new generator, a 7,000-watt Troy-Bilt (from Lowes), with electric start, in action. Once I remembered how to start it, it started first time. [I have now put a sticker on the switch I need to have on ‘ON’ before the electric starter kicks-in!]

So, that alone was good. I like to run my generators for 30-minutes every 6-weeks or so to prevent rust. So, this achieved that.

Glad power came back ….

I was expecting it to be out till the early hours of the morning.


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Roadside Memorial, At The Alton ‘Circle’, For Motorcycle Victim ‘Gary Murphy’.

by Anura Guruge


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This memorial, replete with two full-size plastic chairs, was installed at the ‘Circle’ yesterday, i.e., June 2, 2018. By far the most elaborate and extensive Roadside Memorial in Alton — and we have a few. I gather it was done by ‘Mary’, the owner of Alton’s uber-successful ‘JP China‘ Chinese restaurant. It appears that ‘Gary Murphy’ was her brother-in-law.

I did not know him. But, given that he is supposed to have operated the new Alton car wash the chances are that I have met/seen him since I have used that car wash a number of times.

The Alton ‘Circle’ is BIG and the vegetated center is in a hollow. So as you can see from some of the pictures, this roadside memorial is in that large hollow. But, it is visible from the road.


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New Hampshire Hoping To Pass A Law To Limit The Growing Craze With ‘Roadside Memorials’.

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The New Hampshire ‘House Bill’ (HB) waiting approval. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Here is the link to the original: legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1428/id/1656461


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While I can kind of understand the motivation and cathartic value, these roadside memorials, around here, are getting out of hand. They were erecting quite an elaborate one, replete with a plastic palm tree and two Adirondack chairs in the MIDDLE of Alton Circle today — probably to memorialize a local that died, at the circle, in a motorcycle accident last week. That one, right smack in the middle of the circle, is quite distracting — and that circle, already, is fraught with danger.

So, I for one, will be really glad to see some legislation limiting these roadside memorials.

I personally think 90-days is too much. I would have gone with 14-days, MAX. Plus, there should be size limitations.

But, this would be a start — though it has NOT passed the house as yet.


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New Hampshire 2018 TOPLESS Season Is Now Officially Open — May 29.

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Yes, today, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, was THE day. First time I ran topless this Summer. A tad late in the year, I think, BUT I was glad.

Yesterday was COLD. Wore sweats. This morning it was in the very low 70s. Thought I would need my sleeveless T-shirt. Actually put it on. But, once I got outside I realized that it was plenty warm enough to go topless.

It is always good to run topless. Don’t ask me why I was running a tad faster as my the pace on my Fenix 5 kept on informing me. At one point I slowed down to a near stop to make sure that the pace was correct.

This is ~13 pounds of added weight get up. ~5 pounds on the wrist the rest in the backpack.

Yes, I KNOW. I need to lose at least 20 pounds. Put this weight on during the last year. Not sure why. Probably because I am eating/drinking too much and not exercising enough. Plus I am cheating more on my low-carb diet. Yes, I know. I have to lose weight. I look like Trump. YIKES.

But, the good news. REJOICE.

The New Hampshire 2018 topless season, for BOTH genders, is now open — and remember there are NO STATE ordinances stopping you going topless.


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Teischan Playing Her Trademark Pink Flute At The ‘ACS’ Spring Band Concert — May 17, 2018.

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Though she is now being homeschooled she wanted to continue playing flute with the ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) band. That is one of the neat things about homeschooling in New Hampshire. You can still freely participate in à la carte activities and even go to different classes of one’s choice. ‘Band’ was the only thing she wanted to do — and today was her Spring concert, at ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘. She had one. It was a good band concert.

This was her practicing for the concert, in the afternoon, on her trampoline.


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