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Mobi52 Larry’s Project 52 - 2019

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By the forecast we are supposed to be above freezing starting tuesday for the first time in almost a month and a half. Forecast for the rest of next week is right around freezing for the high. The past couple days have been pretty nice compared to what we have had with highs around -5 and lows around -20 which is pretty close to to long term normals which is -5 and -15. Streets have been melting as had the snow on the roofs facing south so we had some iceicles for a day or so but most have fallen off. Even with the milder temperatures a few days have felt a lot colder with the wind but today it is pretty calm so far.

This morning the grader was as out and clearing ice and packed snow off the drains and I imagine in the next couple of days they will be around with the steam truck and make sure drains are open.
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Oooh, you have a steam truck??? Amazing. :rolleyes:
 

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Oooh, you have a steam truck??? Amazing. :rolleyes:
We have all kinds of neat things here. Graders can only clear ice and snow above the grates for the storm drains, the steam trucks go around and use steam to make sure grates are open so when snow melts it can go somewhere.
Saw another machine but didn’t get a pick of it, basically a big dump truck but has a blade similar to what the graders have under it. They use them to clear side streets which they were doing Boucher Crescent beside us. I was just too slow and they only went around once so I missed getting a picture of it. I had not seen that kind before. Maybe the big dump trucks are cheaper to drive around than the graders. Next time I see Dave next door I will ask him, he used to work for the city, retired around 5 years ago but they kept him around but he is fully retired now.

Forecast has changed a little, still going to be a lot nicer with highs around 0 all week and lows from -5 to -8 but will have to wait and see what it really does. Still warm enough that snow on south facing roofs has all melted and roads are damp.

I am having issues with the startup disc in my iMac so have to order a new one and put it in and re install everything. I am thinking about one of the SSD drives, I can get a 1/2TB for around $100 and I really like the SSD Drive in Karen’s PowerBook basically just a big memory stick and programs load in a fraction of the time it takes to load off a conventional HD. Drive inside this right now is 320gb so a 500gb would leave a fair bit of room still. Right now it still works and some days I have no problems at all and others like this afternoon it will lock up, I was copying a ebook from one drive to the 8tb drive and it froze, left it for close to a half hour and nothing and wouldn’t do anything so power it off and restart and when it is acting up that can take a really long time like 1/2 hr or so and sometimes it behaves and other times doesn’t. Rebooted and when it finally came back up seemed to be working but no internet and wifi so reboot again and this time came u p and wouldn’t do anything again, took from around 5 when it started acting up till almost 8pm before it was back up and running. Just irritating to deal with so time to fix it...
 

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We have all kinds of neat things here. Graders can only clear ice and snow above the grates for the storm drains, the steam trucks go around and use steam to make sure grates are open so when snow melts it can go somewhere.
Saw another machine but didn’t get a pick of it, basically a big dump truck but has a blade similar to what the graders have under it. They use them to clear side streets which they were doing Boucher Crescent beside us. I was just too slow and they only went around once so I missed getting a picture of it. I had not seen that kind before. Maybe the big dump trucks are cheaper to drive around than the graders. Next time I see Dave next door I will ask him, he used to work for the city, retired around 5 years ago but they kept him around but he is fully retired now.

Forecast has changed a little, still going to be a lot nicer with highs around 0 all week and lows from -5 to -8 but will have to wait and see what it really does. Still warm enough that snow on south facing roofs has all melted and roads are damp.

I am having issues with the startup disc in my iMac so have to order a new one and put it in and re install everything. I am thinking about one of the SSD drives, I can get a 1/2TB for around $100 and I really like the SSD Drive in Karen’s PowerBook basically just a big memory stick and programs load in a fraction of the time it takes to load off a conventional HD. Drive inside this right now is 320gb so a 500gb would leave a fair bit of room still. Right now it still works and some days I have no problems at all and others like this afternoon it will lock up, I was copying a ebook from one drive to the 8tb drive and it froze, left it for close to a half hour and nothing and wouldn’t do anything so power it off and restart and when it is acting up that can take a really long time like 1/2 hr or so and sometimes it behaves and other times doesn’t. Rebooted and when it finally came back up seemed to be working but no internet and wifi so reboot again and this time came u p and wouldn’t do anything again, took from around 5 when it started acting up till almost 8pm before it was back up and running. Just irritating to deal with so time to fix it...
I suppose a 20 degree rise is an improvement, but agh, 0 degrees! I imagine you’ve got used to it after all these years, but it’s too cold for me.
 

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What a difference over the last few days. Temps have been right around freezing and really calm so that is really good. Next few days we are supposed to get up to +10 to +12 so that will really start melting snow.Surprising enough Fort Simpson up in the NWT is supposed to be just as warm and considering they are a couple thousand miles north thats pretty amazing.
 

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My how fast the snow goes. A few days with highs around +10 and lows right around freezing and a lot has melted already.
Saw the first fly this morning which i suppose is another thing that spring brings with it.

They finally sentenced the drive f the semi that hit the bus of hockey players. He was given 8 years for the deaths and another 5 (will run concurrent) for the injury’s to those that survived. He will not as far as I now be eligible for early release so he will spend at least 8 years in prison. As I mentioned he is not a Canadian citizen so once his prison term is up he will be deported back to India. Not sure whats going to happen with his wife and baby but they will probably go on welfare or go back to India.
 

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23 March 2019

Woke up to this this morning...
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There is another bloom right next to this one and another of the Orchids has a couple blooms on it though it ma be a week or so before that one opens. Another bloom coming on the yellow Hibiscus Tree

Weather is supposed to cool off tomorrow then go back to around +10 for highs. I figured as much as this morning I am so plugged up. Will have to maybe get doctor to send me to a nose specialist, this drives me nuts, plugged sinuses and runny nose every time temperature is going to change. This morning it woke me at around 4:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep.
 

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Well its finally live....
I know took too long but I can’t do things like crawl around under the entryway to feed the power through so had to get Steven to help and he wasn’t up to anything today so he did most of it. My part is going to be getting it to work better. When I start the app it does see the Ring but had to reset it about 3 times before it stopped losing the connection. Tried to set it up so it also works on Karen’s ipad but can’t diet the same default screen that I have. n hers I can switch to Live which activates the sound and allows you to talk to whoever is out there. The default screen on mine shows the video with no sound and on my iPad it is hit and miss if the Live is going to work, sometimes it takes a couple seconds and other times I just get the spinning wheel so still some stuff to sort out. Had to lower the sensitivity to as low as it could go as every time a car went past we would get notified. After that I found that you can set the area that is scans for movement so changed that so the street is outside it so should only get notified is someone come up our walk.

Field of view is a lot wider then I expected as from the front door I can see if someone pulls into our driveway.
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Right now lag on the video is about 3-5 seconds which is a lot faster then some users have been getting. Picture shows how fast our snow is going though this morning was -4 and high today was -1 but almost no wind, tomorrow we are supposed to be back to the +10 or so for highs
 

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Well its finally live....
I know took too long but I can’t do things like crawl around under the entryway to feed the power through so had to get Steven to help and he wasn’t up to anything today so he did most of it. My part is going to be getting it to work better. When I start the app it does see the Ring but had to reset it about 3 times before it stopped losing the connection. Tried to set it up so it also works on Karen’s ipad but can’t diet the same default screen that I have. n hers I can switch to Live which activates the sound and allows you to talk to whoever is out there. The default screen on mine shows the video with no sound and on my iPad it is hit and miss if the Live is going to work, sometimes it takes a couple seconds and other times I just get the spinning wheel so still some stuff to sort out. Had to lower the sensitivity to as low as it could go as every time a car went past we would get notified. After that I found that you can set the area that is scans for movement so changed that so the street is outside it so should only get notified is someone come up our walk.

Field of view is a lot wider then I expected as from the front door I can see if someone pulls into our driveway.
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Right now lag on the video is about 3-5 seconds which is a lot faster then some users have been getting. Picture shows how fast our snow is going though this morning was -4 and high today was -1 but almost no wind, tomorrow we are supposed to be back to the +10 or so for highs
Gee, Larry, we have more snow than you do. o_O Still expecting more. It feels like spring is coming, though. Ice at the mouth of the river is breaking up and floating away with each high tide.
 

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Gee, Larry, we have more snow than you do. o_O Still expecting more. It feels like spring is coming, though. Ice at the mouth of the river is breaking up and floating away with each high tide.
Hope you don’t get more!. In the west we have had more snow than most places going west of us. I know east is still cool. We have a niece that lives in Auburn Maine and it says it right around freezing there. East cost always seems to get late storms from what I have seen other years. Right now we are running over 10 degrees warmer than normal but I will take that over what we had in Jan and Feb where we were 15 degrees colder. Karen’s brother stopped here on their way home, they spent a month down around San Diego and they said Alberta had very little snow and not much until they got close to us. They have cams at their home and from them looks like most snow is gone.
 

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And to give you an idea f what you can see with Ring at night. No lights are on the outside of the house

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That bright spot on the side edge of the camera is the bottom of the light fixture, might have to turn it on and see just how bright it makes it
 

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I’ve still got places in my yard with 4 feet of snow. More where I piled it from the driveway. I used my snowshoes today to go out to the compost pile. Without snowshoes I go through the snow crust and down almost 3 feet along the path.

I’ve heard the long range forecast is predicting a long and cold spring here. Actually, I’m still hoping to get in some skiing.
 

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And to give you an idea f what you can see with Ring at night. No lights are on the outside of the house

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That bright spot on the side edge of the camera is the bottom of the light fixture, might have to turn it on and see just how bright it makes it
There’s lots of lights in your neighbourhood I see. That should help with the camera. Out here, we’re beyond streetlights, and even if the neighbours had lights on they are too far away to reach us. When I take out the garbage at night if I don’t take a flashlight I can’t see my feet, or the ground around me. If the moon is up that helps a lot.
 

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I’ve still got places in my yard with 4 feet of snow. More where I piled it from the driveway. I used my snowshoes today to go out to the compost pile. Without snowshoes I go through the snow crust and down almost 3 feet along the path.

I’ve heard the long range forecast is predicting a long and cold spring here. Actually, I’m still hoping to get in some skiing.
Our area (around Syracuse, NY) averages 128 inches of snow a year. Fortunately, most years, it melts in between snow events.
 

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Our area (around Syracuse, NY) averages 128 inches of snow a year. Fortunately, most years, it melts in between snow events.
That’s an impressive amount of snow. Too bad it doesn’t last a bit longer for more winter fun. However, the controlled melting is much better than the spring melt and then flooding.

Do you have Alders out your way? Those scrappy little trees that never get very big but can take over an open field left alone for a few years and start the process of reforestation? The are considered somewhat of a nuisance around here. We (I) sort of cultivate them into hedgerows to help reduce the wind. There’s a big difference in the wind out at our mailbox by the road compared to in our yard in the shelter of a few trees and a bunch of Alders. There’s open farmland nearby so the wind can pick up. The Alders & trees give us some shelter and reduce the effect of wind during storms. However, there’s one thing we didn’t think about. As the snow flies across the farm field, kept aloft by the wind, then they come to the nice calm spot at out house and decide this is a good place to settle down. At this time of the year we can often see wind-blown bare spots on the field across the road but we still have complete snow cover.
 

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Our area (around Syracuse, NY) averages 128 inches of snow a year. Fortunately, most years, it melts in between snow events.
A few years ago we had through the winter around 120 inches or so but little of it was in events where you have some melting. It seemed like it would never stop snowing and snow was high enough the I had to blow it farther onto the driveway then blow it back onto the lawn when I could get the snowblower to go over the pile, probably 5 to 6 feet piled along side the driveway and if ou are to close it can’t throw the snow over the top. Here the snow blows around a lot so some mornings I would go out and there were 3’+ high drifts or it filled in between the snow pile and the car.

Was really glad when it warmed up...
That’s an impressive amount of snow. Too bad it doesn’t last a bit longer for more winter fun. However, the controlled melting is much better than the spring melt and then flooding.

Do you have Alders out your way? Those scrappy little trees that never get very big but can take over an open field left alone for a few years and start the process of reforestation? The are considered somewhat of a nuisance around here. We (I) sort of cultivate them into hedgerows to help reduce the wind. There’s a big difference in the wind out at our mailbox by the road compared to in our yard in the shelter of a few trees and a bunch of Alders. There’s open farmland nearby so the wind can pick up. The Alders & trees give us some shelter and reduce the effect of wind during storms. However, there’s one thing we didn’t think about. As the snow flies across the farm field, kept aloft by the wind, then they come to the nice calm spot at out house and decide this is a good place to settle down. At this time of the year we can often see wind-blown bare spots on the field across the road but we still have complete snow cover.
No alders here but we have popular’s which are fast growing and spread very easily.
We have the park to the NW of us and thats also where the coldest wind normally comes from. Along side hedges and even fences the snow piles up but right now a lot has melted, even close to the hedge it looks about as deep as what the ring shows in the front. Where it got enough light it gone.
Long range forcast here said that March, and April were supposed to remain colder then normal but so far its not doing that. Right now it trying to snow but +2 means its not going to stay
 

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They finally sentenced the drive f the semi that hit the bus of hockey players. He was given 8 years for the deaths and another 5 (will run concurrent) for the injury’s to those that survived. He will not as far as I now be eligible for early release so he will spend at least 8 years in prison. As I mentioned he is not a Canadian citizen so once his prison term is up he will be deported back to India. Not sure whats going to happen with his wife and baby but they will probably go on welfare or go back to India.
Such a horrible thing, all around. :fearful:
 

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That’s an impressive amount of snow. Too bad it doesn’t last a bit longer for more winter fun. However, the controlled melting is much better than the spring melt and then flooding.

Do you have Alders out your way? Those scrappy little trees that never get very big but can take over an open field left alone for a few years and start the process of reforestation? The are considered somewhat of a nuisance around here. We (I) sort of cultivate them into hedgerows to help reduce the wind. There’s a big difference in the wind out at our mailbox by the road compared to in our yard in the shelter of a few trees and a bunch of Alders. There’s open farmland nearby so the wind can pick up. The Alders & trees give us some shelter and reduce the effect of wind during storms. However, there’s one thing we didn’t think about. As the snow flies across the farm field, kept aloft by the wind, then they come to the nice calm spot at out house and decide this is a good place to settle down. At this time of the year we can often see wind-blown bare spots on the field across the road but we still have complete snow cover.
I had to Google that. Apparently in the NE US we don’t have Alders, but the west coast has Red Alders. Our hedgerow and scrub patches are mostly Sumac. That’s where the robins that overwinter hang out. There are some very cool looking scruffy trees up north near Lake Ontario that all seem to lean in the same direction, a result of the prevailing winds, no doubt. I’ll have to ask someone from the area what they are.
 

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I had to Google that. Apparently in the NE US we don’t have Alders, but the west coast has Red Alders. Our hedgerow and scrub patches are mostly Sumac. That’s where the robins that overwinter hang out. There are some very cool looking scruffy trees up north near Lake Ontario that all seem to lean in the same direction, a result of the prevailing winds, no doubt. I’ll have to ask someone from the area what they are.
I see in the tree book there are Alders farther south that look like actual trees. These alders grow to maybe 10 or 12 feet high. One of their primary attributes is being good at nitrogen fixing from the roots to the soil. Which makes them an important part of the forest regeneration cycle.
I have a sumac I planted here but it doesn’t thrive. Too wet I think.
 

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Such a horrible thing, all around. :fearful:
Yes it is. He has to serve full sentence as well, not like other criminals that can get out early for good behaviour. Normally a 8 year sentence around 4 years they can get out. He will likely never drive again. They talked to several other truckers that had been in accidents though none as serious as this one was and some of them even if they were not at fault have never driven. I think two they talked to were semi drivers where cars had drive into them,just couldn’t get out of the way. One the RCMP’s said was the car driver was severely depressed, had just been divorced and no custody of the kids so they think it was really suicide. The one good thing I guess is already we have seen laws change and it now takes a lot longer to get your licence to drive a truck. Not sure what happened to the company that he drove for as he had very little training and at the time of the accident an unfamiliar truck to him. They are based in Alberta.
 

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As yu can see almost all the snow is gone, none on the side yard, only place there is still some is where the snow got piled up when Lorna had it pushed off her roof. And the front where it never gets direct light. I imagine it will be gone over the next day or two. Forcast says temps will stay on the plus side for highs for the next week and lows around -5

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Had to lay around with sensitivity, anything over People Only was alerting us all the time, every time a car or truck drove past, then I found that you can sett the motion area that it uses so this is how mine is right now

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Karen went out and rang the bell and wanted to see what it sounded like, Said it has sort of a hollow sound to to it but pretty good. I could hear her so that all works.

Have be careful in one way, if I am downloading several things it takes longer to get the live view (if I even get it) If I am not downloading it comes up in a couple seconds. If I am downloading from one of the faster sites that downloads pretty much as fast as it can it takes a long time and several time I have just quit trying as it didn’t come up. Not like we get a lot of walk-up traffic and most of the time we know if someone is coming.
 

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Not feeling great the last couple days, some cold shivers. Almost the start of the cold shakes that ended up with me in hospital a little over year ago. So right now I have a hot lemon and later I will have a hot rum which always seems to help. I used to have a heating pad and I used it lot downstairs but couldn’t find it. Karen was sure it had come up. Anyways went downstairs and couldn’t find it. Going down is the easy part, coming back up is much more difficult these days. Worst is the top step at the landing and even worse then that one is the very top step. Others I can pul myself up using the handrails on both sides but of course top step only has the posts so... today my left leg was not co-operating very well so that made it harder. In the end I did get up but still no heating pad. Steven stopped by and I had him take a quick look but nothing, had him take some stuff downstairs that I had meant to get him to do a while ago but never thought about it.

Still staying warm with highs around +10 or so.

One other bloom opened on one of the Orchids and several more coming from the looks of it.

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Karen has als been taking cuttings from them and we have lots of new ones coming, just leaves right now and I think it can take time before they will bloom but will see I suppose.
 

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Not feeling great the last couple days, some cold shivers. Almost the start of the cold shakes that ended up with me in hospital a little over year ago. So right now I have a hot lemon and later I will have a hot rum which always seems to help. I used to have a heating pad and I used it lot downstairs but couldn’t find it. Karen was sure it had come up. Anyways went downstairs and couldn’t find it. Going down is the easy part, coming back up is much more difficult these days. Worst is the top step at the landing and even worse then that one is the very top step. Others I can pul myself up using the handrails on both sides but of course top step only has the posts so... today my left leg was not co-operating very well so that made it harder. In the end I did get up but still no heating pad. Steven stopped by and I had him take a quick look but nothing, had him take some stuff downstairs that I had meant to get him to do a while ago but never thought about it.

Still staying warm with highs around +10 or so.

One other bloom opened on one of the Orchids and several more coming from the looks of it.

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Karen has als been taking cuttings from them and we have lots of new ones coming, just leaves right now and I think it can take time before they will bloom but will see I suppose.
Oh Larry, I hope you feel better soon. And you know that Karen’s always right, so maybe you’re looking in the wrong place for the heat pad. It’s probably under your bed!:lol: Stay warm. Very nice edit on the orchid - is that Hipsta?
 

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30 March 2019

Not feeling great the last couple days, some cold shivers. Almost the start of the cold shakes that ended up with me in hospital a little over year ago. So right now I have a hot lemon and later I will have a hot rum which always seems to help. I used to have a heating pad and I used it lot downstairs but couldn’t find it. Karen was sure it had come up. Anyways went downstairs and couldn’t find it. Going down is the easy part, coming back up is much more difficult these days. Worst is the top step at the landing and even worse then that one is the very top step. Others I can pul myself up using the handrails on both sides but of course top step only has the posts so... today my left leg was not co-operating very well so that made it harder. In the end I did get up but still no heating pad. Steven stopped by and I had him take a quick look but nothing, had him take some stuff downstairs that I had meant to get him to do a while ago but never thought about it.

Still staying warm with highs around +10 or so.

One other bloom opened on one of the Orchids and several more coming from the looks of it.

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Karen has als been taking cuttings from them and we have lots of new ones coming, just leaves right now and I think it can take time before they will bloom but will see I suppose.
Take very good care of yourself, sir. And be careful on those stairs!
 
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