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Man, That Was a Fast 30 Years

Posted by pjsauter on January 28, 2016
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As the week winds down, I have my impending jury duty hanging over my head. By tomorrow evening, I’ll know if I have to report next Monday. Last week, they only went up to juror number 135 and I’m #170 for next week, so I was feeling pretty good. This week, though, they’d called in the entire 450 person panel by Tuesday. I’m really hoping next week is a slow week, but I’m not feeling confident.

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It’s Nice to be Missed

Posted by pjsauter on January 23, 2016
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Sorry to those of you who are (or about to be) getting hit with this big snow storm on the East Coast, but I can’t help but smile when I see the storm track is going to completely miss us here in my neck of the woods. Like, it’s not even going to come close – we’re supposed to have a pleasant (though slightly chilly) weekend. Thank goodness – I’m getting too old for this stuff (and never mind they say we could get hit with another bout of lake effect next week to make the daily commute miserable), and am really not in the mood.

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Enough Already

Posted by pjsauter on January 20, 2016
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It basically hasn’t stopped snowing around here for the past three or four days. Not a ton of snow by our standards (I don’t know what the official tally is, but I’d say we got something in the 18″ – 24″ area at my place), but enough to have me out on the tractor plowing twice a day for the past few days. Nothing more invigorating than starting off a 12° morning with a ride on the tractor. I really hope it stops, soon – and it looks like the impending Nor’easter is going to stay away from us, so that’s a good thing.

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Happy Birthday Dad & MLK

Posted by pjsauter on January 15, 2016
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Although we officially celebrate his birthday with a day off on Monday, my dad would have been 96 years old today. Oh, and Martin Luther King Jr would have been 87. While my dad died too young at 74 (hard to believe it’s been close to 22 years already), I find it truly astonishing that King was only 39 years old when he was assassinated. At this stage in my life, 39 seems like a kid. I would definitely like to be 39 again (though if I could choose an age, I think I’d go with 34 – things were still pretty good back then).

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Polar Express Visit

Posted by pjsauter on January 5, 2016
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So, after what was the warmest December ever with the least amount of snow, ever (2.1″ vs. a normal 45″ or so), our luck finally ran out. After an early morning (like, midnight) high temperature of 20 yesterday, we plummeted into the single digits and have just now gotten up to around 10°. Plus, I had to get out on the tractor at 5:00 yesterday morning to plow the driveway (I even shoveled the walk). Not that I’m complaining (much) though. Things are supposed to start warming up a bit, and it looks like we’ll be in the 40s and rainy for the weekend (though they say we’ll have another arctic blast for a few days next week). And even if we have a “normal” year from here on out, at least we were spared a miserable November and December.

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