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There Is Now A Shortage Of TOOTHPASTE In New Hampshire — And We Have Less Teeth/Per Capita Than Most!

by Anura Guruge


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Who would have thought? A toothpaste shortage in New Hampshire — the State that prides itself on toothless grins.

IF you have a full set of choppers it is UNLIKELY you are from New Hampshire.

Even I, after my 35-years in NH, can HONESTLY claim that I do not have a full set of teeth. You knew that … right? I have a HUGE gap, right up front.

Bottom line here … we, in New Hampshire, have LESS teeth to brush, compared to others.

So, you would think we wouldn’t be running out of toothpaste.

Toilet paper you can understand. Everybody has one — you know what. But, in New Hampshire, not so when it comes to teeth. So, I am a bit confused and puzzled.

Yes, the aisle, thankfully, was not totally empty. There was some. Enough I think. It was just depleted. I bought an expensive tube just to make sure.

Though I do not have a full set, I have a thing about brushing my teeth. I brush at least twice a day, and always for more than 3-minutes.

Anywho …

Heads Up. Toothpaste shortage ….


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I Got Lost In The Woods Today — Had To Call ‘911’ To Have Me Talked Out!

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Elevation was an issue.
No paths/no trails & GPS was telling me to go UP!
Did NOT want to risk going too far …

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The views from the TOP before I got lost.


It has been 27-years since I lost got lost in New Hampshire. Given the amount of walking/hiking I do, I consider that not a bad record.

Kind of crazy. Had a premonition all morning that I was going to get LOST! Maybe I set out to get lost.

Patchy snow cover. So, I couldn’t always follow my tracks.

The map on my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is too small and NO bloody good with my eyesight. Yes, my fault.

I had GPS and Google MAPS on my phone (Google Pixel 4) and it showed me where I was heading. But, the terrain was not helpful and I felt I was going the wrong way. It was slippery and heavily wooded. I did not want to hurt myself. That would be have complicated matters. So, I called ‘911’.

They were very nice and I offered to pay. They didn’t come into the woods to get me out. SMILE. They also did not have a GPS that showed them where I was at any given time.

They basically talked me out. Had the two dogs with I. I had to make Braxton bark. They would listen to his bark when we were in range. That is how we walked out — way on the other side of where I had gone in. How did I get Braxton to bark. I would have to tie him to a tree and walk away. He would bark. Not ideal, but that was the only way. I never went far, and he could see me. So, he wasn’t really scared. He saved the day. The Golden doesn’t bark if I am around! She is just happy.

So, that was quite the adventure. ‘They’ were very nice. I knew a couple of them. Need to get a better Compass APP for my phone.


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The Amazing Murals In Keene, New Hampshire.

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I kind of ‘knew’ (or maybe remembered) that Keene had murals.

But, this last Monday I had a chance to walk around — a near deserted Keene — while middle daughter was emptying her dorm room.

There were more, but these were ALL that I had a chance to ‘snap’ before the phone rang summoning me back.

Some, as you can see, are painted on brick. Others, such as the ‘chess players’ are on paper, pasted to the wall.

Enjoy.


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Somedays The Roadblocks In My Life Are Ethereal & Will Lift When There Is Light.

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I can deal with this. It just requires perseverance — a commodity that is not in short supply when it comes to I.

Funny thing. This ethereal roadblock kind of follows I. Always ahead of I today. But, it did not deter I. I knew there would be light.

Don’t you? SMILE.

There will always be light — in the end.


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A New Roadblock Appears In My Life Just As Another Melts Away.

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The latest roadblock in my life.

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Just as this was melting away.

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I am not complaining. Honest. So, the latest roadblock was yesterday. But, it wasn’t too major. Not enough to deter my progress. I, of course, prevailed.

The irony was that this was the day after I was rejoicing that my prior roadblock was melting away.

But, it is OK. I will manage. Thanks. SMILE.


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Kudos To ‘TDS’ (Telecom) For Providing FREE Internet To Kids In Need During COVID-19 Crisis.

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I am impressed and happy.

I have been a TDS customer for over 11-years and these days we have a rather extensive TDS presence in the house with: 1 Gig Internet, TDS TV and the latest TDS MESH Wi-Fi.

Yes, I have a fairly HEFTY TDS bill. SMILE.

TDS and I have had our moments. But, they impress me quite often. This is another instance.

I am proud of them and GLAD to be a TDS customer.

Good for YOU, TDS.

Keep it up.

I will NOT call up and complain about my bill for the next two-months. SMILE.


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The Roadblocks In My Life Are Literally Melting Away.

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This could NOT stop I.

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5-weeks ago.

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I had not expected it to have melted that much — this soon. It was a pleasant surprise. I had expected that I would have to do some clamouring over packed snow/ice. No need. No roadblocks. Road clear and I went sailing by — quite merrily.


These were on my two local hiking trails. When not prevented by roadblocks this is what I get to enjoy.


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