Monthly Archives: January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014

09:44 – Barbara is picking up her sister this afternoon and heading down to the hospital in Thomasville to visit their mom. Sankie is not doing very well, and they’ve decided she’ll be better off at home. Barbara and Frances … Continue reading

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

09:00 – It’s currently 11F (-12C). The forecast high today is to be right at freezing, so the frozen mess on the roads won’t be melting off. Barbara is driving the Trooper again today. Not that 4WD is much use … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

09:09 – It’s currently 17F (-8C) with a stiff breeze. The forecast high today is a degree or two below freezing. We had maybe an inch (2.5 cm) of snow from about noon yesterday through late evening. I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

10:30 – Cold weather has moved back into the area. The high today is forecast to be 36F (20C) lower than yesterday’s high. There’s also a winter weather advisory out, with 1″ to 3″ of snow expected starting this afternoon … Continue reading

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Monday, 27 January 2014

09:53 – We have two chemistry kits left in stock, and two orders for chemistry kits came in overnight. Fortunately, we have all the components needed to build another 14 quickly, so that’ll be the first priority today after we … Continue reading

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

10:18 – I finally got Barbara’s new Kindle Fire HDX working yesterday. The problem was, attempting to connect via Wi-Fi to our D-Link DIR-615 WAP/router reproducibly crashed the router. Not just the Wi-Fi, you understand, but the whole router. The … Continue reading

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Saturday, 25 January 2014

11:33 – Barbara didn’t get home until 10:10 p.m. last night. She took her mom to see her psychiatrist, who decided she needed to be hospitalized. The hospital he uses is about a 45 minute drive from Winston-Salem, so by … Continue reading

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Friday, 24 January 2013

08:06 – It’s cold this morning, 8F (-13C) not counting wind chill. Not that I pay much attention to publlished values for wind chill. They’re entirely arbitrary because wind chill values are subjective. That is, they’re calculated by a formula, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

10:34 – As it turns out, we won’t be using that U-Line packing foam I mentioned yesterday. I called U-Line to ask about shipping cost for the bundle of twelve 6″x2000′ rolls. The product itself costs only $26 for 12,000 … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

08:36 – Winter is back in Winston-Salem, or at least the cold weather. We haven’t gotten any frozen precipitation and none is in the forecast. Last night, though, the wind chill was supposed to be -4F (-20C), and the next … Continue reading

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