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Robert Charity Of ‘Charity Electric’, Barnstead — One Fine, Dependable, Competent Electrician Serving Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Robert Charity was recommended to I by a builder in Barnstead — the Dad of a friend of mine. When I had told him that I needed some wiring done, he, with nary a hesitation said: “Robert Charity, of Charity Electric, is your man“. He was dead right.

Robert did the external Cat 7 ethernet wiring I needed to complete my TDS 1 Gigabit installation.

Robert Charity was a delight to deal with from the get go. No messing around. He was responsive, prompt and a man of his word.

He does good work. Very careful, very diligent, very thorough and extremely competent. A son of an electrician (from Mass.) he sure knows his stuff. He is very reasonable too when it comes to pricing. I was very impressed and pleased.

He specializes in backup generators and IF I ever get one it would be from him and no one else.

So, if you are in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and need an electrician call (better still TXT) Robert Charity at 603-833-9204.


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The ‘Treasures’ We Bought Or Won (At Auction) At The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

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Unless they have had the misfortune to have been to our house when we tell folks that we just do NOT have any room in the house for new stuff. We really are out of wall space and there just isn’t enough room left though this is not exactly a ultra-small dwelling in that we do have 4-stories of finished living space with around 3,400 sq. ft.

There are, however, somethings that we really can’t walk away from. Some call out to us by name.

IF you study what we did get there is method to the madness. DEFINITE, inescapable overseas motiff. I know where most things come from.

We both wanted the Chinese dragon mask. We have a number of Asian wooden masks and I am very partial to to Chinese dragon masks.

Also a RIOT that we, and you can’t get more heathen than the two of us, both wanted the Madonna and child painting! As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to get it. Yes, it is Chinese. That nobody else outbid us must tell a tale.

Had to get the ‘Seabiscuit’ ‘Saratoga’ mug. We have been to the racetrack & museum at Saratoga and I am a huge fan of ‘Seabiscuit’.

I, just for the record, collect ‘Coca-Cola‘ memorabilia AND pigs — though of late, ONLY v. special ones.

I knew, without looking, that the BULL was from Spain and was worth getting.

Oh … THE INSULATOR. I collect OLD electrical memorabilia as well.

SMILE.

Haven’t found homes for all, but we will try.

SMILE.


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We Won An Halloween-Themed Hamper At The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

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They were raffling off quite a few hampers. This, however, was the only one I wanted and as luck would have it, it was the only one we won. Given that it was Halloween themed and all, my adoptive father’s favorite saying about I could still be very true: “The devil takes very good care of his own“. I love that saying.

This hamper was not for I. I just knew someone who would love it and she did. So, that was good.

We won a bunch of stuff in silent auctions too, though we didn’t win as many as we lost. That is ‘OK’ too. We spent a fair amount at this fair as it was.

More pictures tomorrow.


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Amazon Now Mailing A PRINTED Toy Catalog, To Kids, For Christmas As If Web Dominance Wasn’t Enough.

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I had not heard of this up until one arrived in our mailbox, addressed to the 19-year old (by name), today. Cracked me up. Couldn’t work out whether it was incongruous, an oxymoron or an incongruous oxymoron.

Genius. Despite all the time they spend on their mobiles there is no guarantee that pre-teen kids will spend that much time perusing Amazon. Not sure how parents are going to feel about this. I, as a long term and much beholden Amazon shareholder, loved it. The better Amazon does the more I can spend at Amazon making sure it does even better. In programming we call it ‘recursion’. SMILE.

Kind of amused and surprised that they got the demographics wrong. She is an Amazon customer in her own right and has an Amazon account. I think you have to be 18 to open one on your own. But, I also know that Amazon will iron out the targeting issue by next Christmas.

Both the younger kids (the 19-year old one of them) also happen to be Amazon shareholders. No better gift that you can give a kid. Some Amazon shares. Yes, of course, the earlier you got them the better. But, Amazon at under $1,800 is still not a bad buy. It has been up beyond $2,000. So maybe that is what you really should get your kids for Christmas THOUGH I fully understand that this could break many a budget.

Well, I will have to see


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Treasures & Memories From The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

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This progressive and inclusive church is exactly 2-miles from my garage door — and I know this for sure since it is a destination on one of my GPS-measured runs/walks. While we, of course, do not go to church there — or at any other church for that matter — we do try to make a point to attend their annual holiday fair. It always has an amazing eclectic collection of ‘stuff’ of interest and you meet the nicest of people. It is a nice, fun, welcoming place. Over the years we have got some ‘crazy’ buys from this fair — the most memorable being a extremely fancy, white wedding dress for $2.

Today’s fair was great. We got a lot of stuff. The pictures above — bar three exceptions — are of the stuff we didn’t get. Can you guess as to the three items we did get. One is very obvious. It looks so much like I that I have tried to pass a picture of it off as a selfie.

I will take pictures of ALL the stuff we bought, won and got. We have a SUV full!

If you are within 45-miles of Barnstead you really should try and attend this fair on a yearly basis. You will be richly rewarded.


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Mountain Lions In New Hampshire — Another New Spate Of Recent Sightings.

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There have been sightings in New Hampshire for years. But, we do not have any good credible pictures — which seems strange with all the trail cameras that folks have set up and the now ubiquitous phone/cameras that everybody (bar I) carry.

In 2013 there was talk that a mountain lion could be roaming OUR neighborhood. I myself had seen something BIG cross the road — albeit from a distance. Check out this post.

There is nothing to say that mountain lions have not come back to New Hampshire. They used to be here and they can thrive in NH again as long as they do not get hunted into extinction again.

Interesting.

Oh, for that one definitive photo.


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“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2018, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 24 – 25.

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for the last four to five years, if not longer.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. Last year we could not get there until Sunday. To make up for that, this year we went around noon on Friday, before most of the nice stuff got snapped out. We were, of course, not disappointed. It is always a treat. Wonderful congenial atmosphere and as much pictures show a array of eye-catching creative products — all by local artisans. They also always have a selection of food for sale and free treats for the visitors. This year we bought some cheese.

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Their 15th annual Fair from what I gather.

They will be open Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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