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

Monday, January 21, 2019

(20:39 UTC-5)
(0*F....w/wind-chill -10*F)
(Now Playing: a James Bond Marathon on BBC America)
   Actually was colder this morning when I check the weather just after I awoke....but will warm up tomorrow with snow expected and then rain is predicted for Wednesday mid-day through evening....so it looks like it maybe Thursday before I get to walk again....may run out of some of the fresh foods, especially fruit I eat daily....but I do have a nice selection of  canned and dried fruit so I'll be fine....this is the 3rd day that because of the weather I have been "trapped" in my rooms....and it maybe 2 more days before I can get out....with my TV, and WiFi and my desktop....not a bad way to be trapped in doors....and lest I forget....a full pantry....but the hotel I live in does have a treadmill and a stationary bike....I can use....plus I can always "hall walk"....
   

Sunday, January 20, 2019

(20:04 UTC-5)
(-4*F....-20*F w/wind-chill....winds at 10 mph)
(Now Playing: "Strong Poison" episode one (link))
   When I awoke around 06:00 this morning....conditions were -4*F....-22*F w/wind-chill....w/15 mph winds....and the whole day has been pretty close to the above numbers all day....and overnight maybe colder still through Monday into early Tuesday....and then rain is now predicted for Wednesday....oh good grief....
   So I have spent the bulk of the day in my rooms....with the exception of a couple  of trips to the lobby for some coffee....spent most of the day online....and did watch a little of the Rams vs Saints playoff game....didn't really care who won....but needed the brake from the desktop....may catch a little of the Pats vs. Chiefs....would prefer that the Chiefs won....but frankly not a big deal either way

Saturday, January 19, 2019

(20:47 UTC-5)
(-2*F....snow showers....-22*F w/ wind-chill...15 mph winds)
(Now Playing: "Have His Carcase" episode one (link))
   We're on the upper edge of the major storm storm that's sweeping through the North Eastern USA....but if the temperature stays as predicted for the next few days....I don't think we'll see that much snow....it's just dang cold....and the wind makes it feel even colder....I used to work outside and in  unheated warehouses when the temperature was -25*F or even lower....but 3 factors....(1) I know how to dress for it....(2) I was a lot younger then....(3) and most important I was well paid....although I still know how to dress for the cold....I am much older....and retired....so I ain't going out in this weather unless there is a very good reason....and I mean a very good reason....storm should be pretty much over and past us by mid-morning Tuesday....so won't even consider walking outside until then....

Friday, January 18, 2019

(18:09 UTC-5)
(+28*F....+22*F wind-chill....cloudy)
(Now Playing: my mix off Youtube (a bit of everything)(link))
   The temperature is predicted to "drop like a stone" and be -2*F with a -18* wind chill by dawn tomorrow and stay single digits and  minus wind-chill through Monday....with the high Monday of 0*F....and a low of -17*F....and with the wind-chill lower than that....oy vey....hence & ergo....did what little left of my shopping until Tuesday or Wednesday....a stop at the convenience store....and a few items at Price Chopper....the sidewalk was a bit slippery....we got a light dusting of snow over night....but traffic was light....walked just after 08:30....so walked in the street on the way back to my lodgings....as I could walk "facing" the traffic....
   When I made the switch from canned mushrooms....was just using the generic white mushroom, but had picked up some Baby Bella mushrooms yesterday at Aldi....and had them in my egg white dish this morning....and have decided that that is the way to go in the future....
   Besides the above just spent most of the day online....and expect that will be the same deal for the weekend....I have no reason (that I am aware of at the moment) to venture out before Tuesday or even Wednesday....and won't....baring the zombie apocalypse.... 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

(21:43 UTC-5)
(+17+F....cloudy....+6*F wind-chill)
(Now Playing: another one of my mixes off Youtube)
   The mix playing tonight is one that contains a lot of choral music....most of which....the screen shows the "score" of the music and it advances with the piece....when I sang with the local choral society....last time was 15+ years ago....I would practice with a book of the score on my lap and listen to a CD of the music....but if this asset had been available it would have been wonderful....remember we're talking about the age of the midi file (link))
   Did take the planned walk to Aldi....and have everything I need food-wise through Tuesday....another cold weekend is in-store for us through Monday....temperatures at least during daylight hours looks like they'll be pretty typical for this time of year....mid-20's....but light snow is predicted....and after doing the math....probably don't really need to walk....but will if the sidewalks look passable.... 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

(20:59 UTC-5)
(+9*F....clear...-2*F wind-chill)
(Now Playing: "Sink the Bismarck" (link))
   According to the weather forecast it's going to be cold Saturday through Monday...temperatures in the single digits....with wind-chills below 0*F....probably will pick a time on Friday to walk....light snow predicted for Friday AM....light snow I can handle....actual I can't handle single digit temperatures....I just don't want to unless it's something very important....although close running out of my daily banana isn't one of them....although I do have a "running gag" on my Facebook time line about the "quest for the willy banana".....
   Been a very quiet...restful day....if you read the below post you'll see that the walked planned for today occurred last night....
   My willingness to experiment with food yielded two wins today....mushrooms and the tops of green onions paired with blue cheese in my mid-day egg white dish....and turnips with fresh garlic, and shallots w/ butter....pre-cooked and then some sausage (Polish) and BBQ sauce added and reheated....lovely....have added them to the growing list of must make again....

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

(20:36 UTC-5)
(+29*F....+19*F wind-chill....cloudy)
(Now Playing: Peter, Paul & Mary...."All the Best" (album)(link))
   Much warmer today....of course that's relative to the cold weather towards the end of last week....the plan was to only walk once today....to Price Chopper....pickup a few things that Aldi doesn't carry....and then Aldi and the ATM tomorrow....picked up a few shallots....and some anchovies, some salmon packed in E.V.O.O....and a package microwavable pasta....and while in that aisle saw some olive pesto....I like using pesto on open face sandwiches....and so I thought I was in for the day....but then logged on....or rather tried to log on to the net, and discovered no WiFi....it was down in the hotel I live in....and I had timed things to take care of on two of the online games I play....nuts....and partially out of frustration....or maybe boredom....took the walk to Aldi and the ATM....and when I got back the WiFi was back up....was about 50 minutes late on the games but in the long run didn't real cause even a minor problem....plus I was in a much better mood....picked up some bananas, 2 differnt jars of pesto, a red and a green....a bottle of ketchup....a package of dark chocolate bars....and was looking for an item for the freezer....(defrosted it last night)....ended up with a package of soft pretzels....one of which has already been consumed...ergo....will probably spend tomorrow indoors....  

Monday, January 14, 2019

(21:35 UTC-5)
(+15*F....+8*F w/wind-chill....mostly cloudy)
(Now Playing: a mix off Youtube (link))
   Finally typical Winter weather has arrived....except for the coming week end when the temperatures will dip down into the single digits....day time temperatures for the next several days will range between mid-teens and high 20's....but with the slightly higher temperatures the chance of snow returns....
   I hadn't been to the plaza for several days...and there were some things I needed from Ollie's and Dollar General....and probably head to Price Chopper tomorrow....in the good weather I might do both walks as one....but with the snow some of my "shortcuts" are not passable....but I looked out the backdoor and the quick way to the plaza seemed to be passable and it was....so went that way....now it leads me to the back of the plaza....and the lot and driveway was extremely icy....but being very careful....didn't have a problem....but decided....that I had tempted fate or my karma and got away with it once....and wasn't about to tempt it twice in one day....so took the safe way....how be the long way back to my rooms....didn't really get much in the way of food stuffs....but just a few things on needed for my rooms....but will if the weather holds get the few food items I still get at Price Chopper tomorrow....there are things that either Aldi doesn't carry....or for example....at Aldi I might have to buy a bag of ....for example onions....but at Price Chopper I can buy just one....plus Price Chopper carries more "single served" choices in canned goods....