About Greybeard

What I know, I know well, what I want to know, I try to learn well, despite those who would rather I didn't. And from here on, I think I'll keep some of what I know, to myself. And we're approaching the time, that "some" will be changed to "most".

March 28th ice

It was 15 degrees last night, and it hasn’t been above freezing for at least 36 hours, it’s supposed it hit 15 degrees again tonight.  The river ice up town has moved back upriver to the bridge and there’s a beginning of a small ice jam there.  That’s close to a mile of ice between here and open river.  (The Bay is still frozen for miles around the river mouth)

I’m sticking with “after April first for ice out” !

Note:  we weren’t here for ice out last year, (in was in April), but in 2013, it went out on March 25th.


It’s old news but,

I heard a couple of weeks ago that a major news organization in New York,  has stated that “Blogging is Dead”.   Well,  there might be some evidence of that.  I  have slowed way down on Blogging,  and closed down a couple of Blogging projects.  (Mostly because I have other things to do)

But overall,  I think it was wishfull thinking on their part.  Blog’s still get the real and true news,  much sooner that the boob tube.  So, just to help prove them wrong,  I decided to post tonight.

Oh,  and by-the-way,  I have a bet going,  that the AuGres River will still be iced over on April 1st, 2015.  Info on that:   There is about 1 foot of ice on the edge of the river against our seawall,  I have no idea how thick it is out in the middle of the river,  but it’s starting to look kind of rotten.  I wouldn’t try to walk across the river tomorrow the 27 of March.  On the other hand,  the river is open down to under the bridge and through the Marina in town.

March 27th  ICE!

March 27th ICE!

It’s still cold!

It’s still to cold to venture outside much,  and I seem to be getting a bit of a sore throat, But,   I think I noticed something on my desk that may help with that.

And I found something I like to do with Dad’s old Model 8 Remington.  Probably cheaper than buying a new Scout Rifle.  That magazine holds 6000 grains of .35 cal. lead.



Still dangerously cold

I’m convinced that if we get anymore “Global Warming”  we’re going to go BANKRUPT from heating costs,  OR,   we’re all going to Freeze to Death!

A little backround on where my thoughts come from:

*It’s been below 10 degrees for over a week.   *We’re keeping two furnaces going to keep the house at 66 degrees.  * It was -26 below here last night,  and -29 below in Wolverine. * It hit -39 below in Wolverine at least twice last year.  *I’ve been frostbit twice in two winters.  A bottle of wine,  froze and broke,  while chilling on our porch,  in about 45 minute.

Oh,  and I’m not even taking “wind chill” into consideration.

frostbite again?

This time I don’t even know when my toes got bit..  It’s not as bad as the first time, but it sure seems like frostbite.  The cuticles of the toes on both feet and a couple of fingers feel like they’ve been flash burned and the toe that was the worst last time has a small  blister and is very red.  I’m already very tired of winter!