Watertown, NY, USA . "Public Square" (vintage, date unknown) but the monument is honoring veterans of the American Civil War so the date of the image is late 1800s

Sunday, January 17, 2021

 *[16:32 UTC-4]*[+31*F/+21*F(w/windchill)/+22*F(overnight)_cloudy_winds from the West@13 mph_humidity:79%_baro-meter:29.55"/_Monday's Hi/Lo:+25*F/+14*F_winds from the w/n/w@6_humidity:75%_we are still under the "Winter Storm Watch" until 19:00 this evening]**[This Evening on MadTrollie;[Celtic Music];]*
   Just by observation out my windows I think we actually have less ground cover of snow than we did before the "Winter Storm"..the rain and warmer temperatures that preceded the snow fall melt more of the previous snow ground cover than the overnight snows "replaced"..now I do live right in a small city which was not within the area that the heaviest snows were expected..that area is just below us to the south and east..Tug Hill..a high plateau..is known for heavy snow fall..but as of right now have heard nothing about how much they may or may not have gotten..but at least here where I reside..the storm was a bust..other than keeping me in my rooms for the last couple of days..which I may have done anyways..../....The weather for the next few days while turning colder there are no storms in the forecast and I'm considering a walk tomorrow to Price Chopper and T J Maxx and then to Aldi on Tuesday..../....
   Have spent the day as is my custom online..really zero on TV except "Caddyshack" at 18:00..dang I guess spellcheck doesn't appreciate comedy..I got a red line under the title of the flick..oy vey..I can understand when I get "red lined" for my occasional use of Yiddish or Latin..but for a movie title..[shrugs]..may watch at least part of that although I have seen it a few times before..and still have a few more things to attend to..I probably will play a few more hands of poker on "Pokerist"..didn't fulfill all on the "Daily Quests" as/of yet so will take another run at that..and I'm use that a meal &/or snack is in my future before I take my rest..ergo.."nite all"..../....
   

Saturday, January 16, 2021

 *[16:43 UTC-5]*[+34*F/+27*F(w/windchill)/+27*F(+32*F(overnight low)_rain_winds from the northwest@8 mph_humidity: 94%_barometer:29.37"\/_Sunday's Hi/Lo:+35*F/+21*F_AM:snow/PM:clouds_wind from the west@18 _humidity:87%_rain/snow predicted to continue thru noon Sunday..we are under a "Winter Storm Warning" until 17:00 Sunday evening]**[This Evening on MadTrollie;[Bach];]*

   At this point the predicted storm hasn't amount to much..all we've gotten is some light intermittent rain..but a glance at the radar..we/ve been getting just the trailing edge of the storm..and it seems at this point that the winds are more out of the northwest than from the west as predicted..??..and if the temperature stays about the same as now..it wouldn't surprise me if all we got was rain..on the other hand the Tug Hill Plateau with is a little south and east of us here and at a higher elevation..might get some significant snow..but as an old friend of my back in the day used to say that the weatherman was he only person he knew that got paid for being right only 25% of the time..../....but forewarned is forearmed..and I rather would do as I did and go out yesterday and get extra food for the the possible eventuality that we'd be snowed in for a couple of days..then not do it and find out that this was one of the 25% when they were right..../....
   Have spent the day warm and dry in my "fortress of solitude" save for the short trip to the lobby this afternoon for my traditional toffee coffee..the usual routine..I have recently changed sites were I play "live" poker..both the former and the present are "free" sites..no real money changes hands..only faux game money..and discovered that there is an FB players group for the game which I have joined..as with most of the online games there is no tutorial..and you have to figure out some of the workings yourself ..maybe I can pickup some hints..../....anyways...have no plans to venture out of my warm..cozy..dry rooms until Monday at the earliest..still a couple of things to deal with both on & off line before I take my rest..ergo.."nite all"...

Friday, January 15, 2021

 *[16:26 UTC-5]*[+38*F/+31*F(w/windchill)/+34*F(overnight low)_mostly cloudy_winds from the e/s/e@11 mph_humidity: 67%_barometer:29:89"\/_Saturday's Hi/Lo:+36*F/+32*F_rain/snow_winds from the northwest@8_humidity:89%_rain predicted to begin about 22:00 this evening changing to snow about 10:00 on Saturday and then continuing thru noon on Sunday..we will be under a "Winter Storm Waning"" from 01:00 Saturday morning thru 19:00 Sunday evening]*
*[This Afternoon on MadTrollie;[Celtic Music];]*
   Taking in to account the predicted temperature for the pending storm..the snow is very likely to be very wet snow..which may take some time to be removed..and the though of having to slog thru maybe as much as 7" of it brings me no joy ..ergo..it maybe Tuesday before this gimpy..grumpy..old codger who walks with a cane will be willing &/or able to venture out..with that in mind..about 09:00 this morning took a walk to Aldi to pick up enough bananas to get me thru to Tuesday ..and other things as well..they haven't had the sliced dry salami the last couple of times I've look to got one of those as well as well as a can of pears..and after checking the "winter pantry" decided there were a few other items..mostly canned goods that I probably should re-stock..with the nice weather I haven't been adding to the "winter pantry as "religiously" as I should be..so a another walk about 14:30 to Dollar General to get those few items..I had bought several weeks ago a small storage bowl with a cramp on lid..and decided I needed another so picked that up as well..I always try try to keep at least a couple of weeks of food on hand in case the weather makes get out impossible..or at least inadvisable..and although my knees and feet have been behaving for last three years or so there have been times in the past that I've needed two canes just to get around my rooms..so the supply of food is there for that eventuality as well..on the other hand the storm might not amount to any where near as bad as predicted..but forewarned is forearmed..../....Not much on the old "boob tube" tonight..but the number of new member request on the FB group "The Farthest Side" have been higher than /usual so will have to keep on that..and I sense a snack in my future before I take my rest..ergo.."nite all"....[16:58 UTC-5]..../....

Thursday, January 14, 2021

 *[16:29 UTC-5]*[+35*F/*28*F(overnight low)_cloudy_winds from the northeast@3 mph_humidity:87%_barometer:29.82:/\ _Fridays Hi/Lo:+41*F/+34*F_mostly cloudy_winds from the e/s/e@10 mph_humidity:76%_Here we go again we are under another "Winter Storm Warning" from 01:00 Saturday to 19:00 Sunday_(I've posted the new "Warning" in the footer")..but by reading the hourly forecast..maybe rain..winter mix..snow just depending on the temperature at any given time]*
*[This Evening on MadTrollie;[a Hornblower episode;[Duty];[Bach];]*
   From the look of the forecast and the issuing of a "Winter Weather Warning" it appears that we're in for quite a stretch of nasty weather over the week end..and I have decided that barring the zombie apocalypse I'll walk tomorrow to Aldi and maybe pickup a couple of extra items..for my winter pantry..can never be to careful up here when bad weather is on the way..../....got an early jump on the day's online tasks and took an hour off for 1st meal and watched an "NCIS" episode.. when of my favs that had the child star Abigail Breslin..as a young blind girl..and then about 13:30 with the incoming storm in mind..just a few extra things for the weekend..at Ollie's a package of dried apricots..were always one of my dad's favorite snacks and mine as well and a bag of pretzel pieces & at Dollar General..a bottle of Gatorade Zero..1 packages of Snicker Doodles..and four apple pocket pies..have enough regular food for several days but was running low on snacks & dessert type items..and if all goes well tomorrow I'll be ready to weather whatever the weather has in-store for me..now if we lose cable or internet..my next posting maybe from the local psych ward (hehe)..I have been know from time to time to fall prey to a little "Cabin Fever"..but with age it's hasn't been an issue for many years..../....FB is apparently having technical issues and the pages we use to vet new members are not functioning correctly..hope they get the issue fixed because the backlog is growing steadily..oy vey..that a a couple other things still on the docket for today before I take my rest..ergo.."nite all"....[17:08 UTC-5]..../....

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 *[17:13 UTC-5]*[+33*F/+24*F(w/windchill)+31*F(overnight low)_cloudy_winds from the south@10 mph_humidity:76%_baro-meter:29.82"\/_Thursday's Hi/Lo:+36*F/+29*F_AM:snow/PM:mostly cloudy_winds from the south@5 mph_humidity:90% ..snow showers intermittent between 03:00  & 11:00 tomorrow]**[This Evening on MadTrollie:[Telemann];]*
   We did get a little snow overnight..maybe and inch or 2 and I had no reason to test the conditions..actually from a supply stand point I have no reason to walk before Saturday or Sunday..but the snows are forecast to return both Saturday and Sunday..next two days in the mid to upper 30s F &  maybe the lower 40s F on Friday..so will keep an eye out on the forecasts and maybe take a banana run on Friday..../....Save for two trips to the lobby..first just after 08:00 for items for breakfast (poker session ran a little longer than I'd originally planned to play) & this afternoon for my traditional afternoon toffee coffee..and on the way back stuck my head outside and a brief chat with a quest at the hotel that I call home for the last 10 years..1 month..nine days & a few hours..but i'm comfortable here..can afford it..and within a 15 minute radius walk of everything I need on a regular basis and my doctor's office is a short walk down the street..../....A pretty typical day..on-line gaming..moderating on the FB group "The Farthest Side"..tending my blogs..and wandering around Youtube for some new videos for my playlists & because it's Wednesday have watch parts or all a few re-run episodes of "NCIS" which the USA Network runs from 07:00 to 19:00 every Wednesday..../....had failed to collect all three of the "Quests" on Pokerist during my AM session so popped out this afternoon..and found a table for a change were it was just a  friendly game of poker on a table with five chairs..a welcome relief from the usual chaos of most of the tables when almost every hand half the table is all-in before the flop..more like "Russian Roulette" than poker IMNSHO..a well the calm lasted for about 30 minutes before the all-inners arrived..or what I refer to as kamikazes..they came..and the last two of us from the friendly game beat feet and left..../....maybe some more episodes of "NCIS" and a meal before I take my rest..ergo.."nite all"....[17:44 UTC-5]..../....

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

*[17:25 UTC-5]*[+30*F/+25*F(w/windchill)/+27*F(overnight low)_cloudy_winds from the w/s/w@5 mph_humidity:92% _barometer:30.07*F_ intermittent light snow possible thru 03:00 tomorrow morning_Wednesday's Hi/Lo:+35*F/+31*F _cloudy_winds from the s/s/w@11_humidity:80%]**[This Evening on MadTrollie;[a Hornblower Episode;"Duty"];]*
   Slept pretty good last night and got a decent "jump" on the days activities..was ahead of schedule to decided to take my walk to the ATM & Aldi's around 09:00..and since my short cuts were impassible I decided to go to the ATM first..rather than the other way around..got my "10 day walking around money and got to the cross walk hit the button to activate the "walk light"..dang..that corner is also a "bus-stop" and there was a guy waiting for the bus..which stop just before the "walk sequence"..blocking the cross walk and I had to wait thru another sequence..oy vey..just the usual fare at Aldi save for a package of dates..I've had the brand before..but these were especially succulent..soft and tasty..a couple of chats with the kids that work there..nice girls..and then back to my rooms..../....Tuesday being housekeeping day I had barely gotten back when they arrived..my night light in the "little boy's room" and the maintenance guy got me a new bulb..which also blew immediately..so now I've got a new style one..no off/of switch..it has a sensor with auto-turns itself on when the light goes out..not as bright as the olde one..but being right next to the light switch..bright enough..../....I watch the flick.."Captain Marvel" last night..now most super-hero movies by their very nature are a little far-fetched..but this one was surreal..full of flashbacks and dream sequences..and is set at the very beginnings of S.h.i.e.l.d..Fury still has both eyes..very weird.. strange flick..but..once you got the hang of it..not a bad watch..and I'd probably watch it again now that I've got a handle on what's going on..besides Captain Marvel is easy on the eyes..../....have the day well in hand and other than a meal and maybe an episode of "Rizzoli & Isles" my day is pretty much down..ergo.."nite all"....[17:56 UTC-5]..../....

Monday, January 11, 2021

 *[15:39 UTC-5]*[+33*F/+27*F(w/windchill)/+26*F(overnight low)_light snow occurring intermittently thru 03:00 tomorrow morning_winds from the southwest@8 mph_humidity:84%_barometer:30.16"\/_Tuesday' Hi/Lo:+32*F/+26*F_ AM:clouds/PM:light snow from 13:00 to 23:00_winds from the w/s/w@7 mph_humidity:67%]*[This afternoon on MadTrollie;[Celtic Music];]*[[notes]: Dang..Youtube is at it again..while looking thru my recommendeds this morning I saw a remaster of a vinyl recording of some Gregorian chants..and decided to add it to my playlist "Chants" and when I went looking for it couldn't find the playlist..me thinks..Youtube had done it again..checked the listing of my playlist and found one labeled "Vocals"..sure enough..my "Chant" list..not the first time that's happened..was looking for my list of "Track & Field" couldn't find  it but found one listed as "Athletics"..oy vey..got to be a bot..can't believe someone would sort thru my playlists..48 in number at present and decide I'd named them wrong..[can be seen scratching his old grey head]..apparently auto-correct gone mad]*
   Had a decent nights sleep..and had completed the "Quests" for the day on "Pokerist so just after 08:30 took a walk to the convenience store for my chew and had a extended chat with the manager whom I've know for the better part of 8 years or so..she has what most people would read as a "hard edge" to her personality but she's a good sort when you get to know her..and then a stop at Dollar General for a 6-pack of 7.5 oz. cans of Dr Pepper..and a jug of tomato juice..and I nice chat with one of the kids that works there..and save for two quick trips to the lobby: first for some things for breakfast just after 07:00 and then just before 15:00 for a cup of toffee coffee have been in my rooms all day..Have penciled in a trip to Aldi for tomorrow AM and a detour to the ATM to pickup my "10 day walking around money"..light snow is in the forecast most days for the next week or so with temperatures in the mid-20s to lower 30s..traditionally January has always been the coldest month here in the Northcountry of NYS..I can remember one maybe 40 years ago that the temperature was below 0*F at least part of everyday  and there was a 12 day run where it never was above 0*F..and windchills of -40*F were common..so it's odd to have what I'd consider a very mild January..../....still one or three things to do..ergo.."nite all"....[16:16 UTC-5]..../....