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Out Running In Central New Hampshire In 11°F (-12°C) Weather, December 19, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

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I knew that today, Monday, December 19, 2016, was going to be ‘cold’ — BUT not cold enough to preclude my near daily ~2.5 mile run with the two dogs.

My self-imposed personal cut-off for running is 5°F (-15°C).

If it is warmer than that and there is no precipitation (read snow or sleet) or a howling gale wind I will venture out.

This morning at 9:30am it was 11°F and there was no wind — beautiful blue skies with a few wispy white clouds. I had no excuse. I had to go running.

Nothing special in terms of my winter wear. Just my normal 3-layers on top, T-shirt, sweatshirt and ski jacket. 15-year old waterproof sweatpants held up around my waist with a piece of string! Oh, and a protector to keep ‘them’ tucked close into my body to prevent possible frostbite!

Off we went. I worry about the dogs because they can’t turn around and tell me that it is too cold for them and that unlike I they have no clothes. But, they show no signs of distress. I watch the tails. I know their tails. As long as the tails are upright and erect I know that they are ‘OK’. Doesn’t seem to bother them. This is not new to them either. If I run, they run. So they have run in the cold before. It is Braxton, the Harrier, who has no coat of any sort, that amazes me. Yes, he, at 3 years, is young. The cold does not faze him. I checked his body when we got home. He was HOT.

Anywho … It was not bad. Actually quite nice. Didn’t feel cold! I was sweating when I got back. Just for good measure I then did 10-minutes of shoveling — not that there was any need because our driveway, thanks to all our administrations over the weekend was 100% clear and DRY.

So that was my run.

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Eversource (PSNH), Another 2 Hour Outage In SW Alton, This Time On Sunday, December 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

1408163640_670eacaa1c_bAnother frustrating Sunday evening outage my bloody Eversore — when the weather outside wasn’t that bad.

Last major outage, also for 2 hours, on a weekend, was on Saturday, October 21, 2016 — 58 days ago.

As with last one I am not sure that this one was warranted. There really was NO wind, rain, snow or icing. Pretty calm.

I really resent Bloody Eversore.

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Quaker Instant Oatmeal “Best Bowl” Finalist Flavors Are A Treat — Check Them Out.

by Anura Guruge


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A bowl of oatmeal is a cornerstone of my near 4-year long v. low-carb diet. Few months into the diet I realized that I need some bulk and I like oatmeal (and it is supposed to be good for you).

Recently I have been using plain oatmeal BUT when I saw this box at Walmart (on Sunday when we were there to buy two Christmas trees) I could not resist.

Apple Cheddar Rosemary!

Vanilla Chai!

Lemon Ricotta Pancake!

I tried the ‘Apple Cheddar Rosemary’. It wasn’t very strong. Pleasant enough. I will have to try it again and make sure to be more attentive.

Just thought you might be interested. So I had to share. Enjoy.

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