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PLEASE USE MORNING ROLL CALL! MARCH  - APRIL

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Beautiful lighthouses! My mom was from Maine and as kids we spent hours at various lighthouses. Thank you for sharing. Kelly 

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When I was stationed at Fort Monmouth Mary and I went to the base on Sandy Hook to spend time on the beach.  We saw the Lighthouse there in 1968. I had military I.D. and bumper stickers so it was no problem getting on the base. At that time it was a major Cold War Nike Missiles base so I was surprised we could go there.

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Dave, 

New Jersey has a 2 day Light House Challenge. Can you guess how many Light House, and stair, one has to  climb in 2 days.

I have done the event 3 times, thanks to Google maps.

Nancy

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@LaDolceVita . I will not forget that wind event for sure. I heard from my friend later that the cashier in the diner had to come out to help my friend into her car because she was getting slammed up against the car that was parked next to hers! I had wanted to turn around to see if she had gotten safely in her car, but it was impossible! I had my cane, but it was not any help.

It had to be a freak thing. Whew! never have liked wind, andnow I really hate it! Cat Tongue N.

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@k836981m Welcome to the Front Porch! 

I became a member of this group in January of 2009 when I retired. I live in Madison,  Wisconsin and became a fan of Lighthouses about 18 years ago. Wisconsin has a lot of Lighthouses on Lake Michigan and Green Bay and I have visited about 3/4 of them. I have posted articles about them here.  In the Fall of 2009 after my wife Mary and I were both retired we took a 2 week trip along the Pacific coast visiting relatives and Lighthouses. 

Over the years I have been active in trying to get Congress to provide funding Lighthouse repairs. In this economy that has been minimal but we need to do what we can to preserve our history. Many private groups have funded and have done repairs to local Lighthouses. 

I have a few pictures I will post of lights I have visited. 

Dave

 

 

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@LaDolceVita 

 

Wood stoves backup, generator backup, neighbors backup, friends and relations backup.

 

You live in most any rural area, backup plans abound.  Can’t open door to go out and not really into stepping over a 7 foot fence, call a neighbor. If close,

 

Neighbor, friends or relation backup is for who has power, wood or generator - and want to stay at my house.

 

Warming up now -11*, Need electricity to sleep. Neighbor takes on new meaning up here or anywhere else.

 

Never know when you need a jump or shovel. If really out in the puckerbrush you hope you have enough supplies on hand to survive, just in case.

 

Have been there, done that before as has pretty much everyone, I can think of.

 

Time to call and get update on power my area🤣. Don’t really want To brew another pot, only 4 cylinders of gas on hand.😇 Percolator Or French press for woodstove - backups.🤣

 

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@Frozenoem  To be w/o power at those temps sounds rather scary.  I wonder how the very old or sick manage? 

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Thanks spam is great!

sleep didn’t happen, had to feed stove all night, lost power.

 

Chell is warm wool blanket and couch. Me -wool watch cap, insulated pants,Sorel’s and Bean parka, it gets downright nippy at -26*.

 

Warming up -22* and sun is up👍 No rest for the weary, can’t sleep until furnace works. Found another must have for outages in garage, battery operated fan to move woodstove heat to kitchen.

 

2-3 more hours before I might get to sleep. 

 

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Frozenoem,

I sent the box out today. My Aunt Eileen, gave me some suggestions on what to send. Remember I told you she's a nut. She told me to include Spam. So, spam is a coming. Plus, other stuff. Just  hope it helps 😊. Plus maks you laugh 😂

            Nancy 

 

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