Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday


Icy day thread.

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hedgie said...

Thanks for new thread, Steve. Have a careful slip-slidey day! I'll go get the others.

hedgie said...

Megan, I keep telling my Ranson daughter that I'm jealous of all the neat new places they are getting!!

Red said...

Thanks Steve for new thread. Thank you Hedgie for heads up.

floralgirl said...

Thanks Steve:)
Thanks for the heads up, Lynn. I love all the new stores in WV, go there a lot instead of running to Hagerstown.

Mits said...

thanks, Lynn and Steve

hedgie said...

Would you believe that when I came here in '71, there wasn't even a McDonald's? There was a Burger Chef, I think, but never cared for it at home, so never went to it here. When McD's came in '73, I was one happy camper!

floralgirl said...

Yeah, used to be in Charlestown, the only business there was the track.

deb said...

Two eagles.

deb said...

good morning, we have two eagles in the nest now. I wonder if today is going to be the day?? She sure seems to be staying in that same spot.

Mits said...

both eagles

Mits said...

I'm thinking maybe that was Lib there the whole time??

Mits said...

ok refresh my old memory, who has the V?

Red said...

Eggs may be near. I think Belle was thawing a spot.

Big Rig Steve has cam on now but sitting in a parking lot.

Red said...

Belle has the v.

Mits said...

poor Big Rig.....probably has to now wait for a load to pick up

Red said...

Yeah, Someone else probably took his other one.

hedgie said...

It is so hard to judge size on the cam....now that both are there, it does seem like it could have been Lib all along, and now Belle, too. Hmmmm...

deb said...

Belle has the vee, Lib is lighter in coloring.

hedgie said...

Oh, no....just lost cam....MTBD.

deb said...

I guess we now know that it was Belle in the nest.

hedgie said...

Back up still, HP in nest! But it's not counting down, and pop-up isn't working. ARGH!

floralgirl said...

WOW- check out that wingspan...

hedgie said...

Okay, everything fine now!!!

deb said...

Mine is freezing a lot. I did get the HP on the still cam though. I'll put it on Nest pictures. I think that is Lib in the nest now. He has a skinnier neck, I think. What do you think?

Mema Jo said...

Good Icy Morning to all of you -
Just signing in and love it when both are there for me to see

Mits said...

lol...think I see poof

ceil said...

poof

hedgie said...

And poof!

hedgie said...

I don't know, Deb...maybe it would be easier for me to tell if I had Live feed instead of still cam--then I could zoom and maybe it wouldn't look quite so distorted. But just can't run the live cam for more than a minute or so a day.

hedgie said...

Hey, Jo, you were just in time!

Mits said...

really Lynn, did not know you were not seeing the live feed?

floralgirl said...

Why can't you run the live feed that long, Lynn? cause of your internet provider rules? if so, that is a rip...
Hello Jo:)
Hubby just called and said it is a mess in town, and not sure how easy it will be to get back home- I did not say told you so-yes, I wanted to..he hasn't worked in so long, just wanted to make some money, so I get it, but..just not worth getting hurt to make $$$-
So, if you don't have to leave the house in a vehicle, don't....my lecture for the day

Mits said...

point well taken, Megan....my jubby must be getting common sense in his old age, normally he would have taken my car and gone to work, so he is working from home today

Costume Lady said...

Yes, it is Belle who has the V and she also has a longer tail with more white showing. It is still hard to tell if they aren't together.

Mits said...

EAGLE BACK IN NEST

floralgirl said...

Cool, right back to that same spot-need to take a shovel up there and clean out the nest for them.
Hubby I think was afraid builder might complain if no one showed up and they would give job to someone else to get it done, so I understand that, there is so little work..but I would rather have him than cash...even though he is extremely stubborn...

Mits said...

Megan, he will start to mellow with age, just like a piece of meat or a fine wine:)

Costume Lady said...

Megan, when you have time, send me an email and tell me what all your husband does or is it just floors. Had I known, My Mother had a new kitchen floor and foyer put in last fall. Would have been a good job for him. Mom needs a new commode installed, porch sanded and stained, house trim and garage door painted, etc. etc. Gene just can't get to it all. We need a lot done here, too. Three new patio door installed, porch repairs, new windows in front of house. OH, my wallet just snapped shut!:)

Costume Lady said...

GeeGee also needs a new PORCH LIGHT;);)

Costume Lady said...

They are back!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Reckon we are gonna get an egg today? I hope not till the weather breaks some. Wish ya'll had our weather today, it is so pretty here.

Costume Lady said...

COME SEE...HOLLERING!!!

Costume Lady said...

It looks like Lib has his foot on some food.

floralgirl said...

Missed it, my cam was frozen, I have to keep opening a new page-and the sound doesn't want to stay on- I hear crows...

ceil said...

Wanda did GeeGee wear out the light telling Gene to go home. LOL
My bil did not go to work. Amazing. Mine is an that is unusual.
Lib and Belle look great. Wait awhile Lib. Tomorrow may be a better day for laying eggs.

ceil said...

Wanda did GeeGee wear out the light telling Gene to go home. LOL
My bil did not go to work. Amazing. Mine is an that is unusual.
Lib and Belle look great. Wait awhile Lib. Tomorrow may be a better day for laying eggs.

ceil said...

Sorry. It would not post and then twice.

floralgirl said...

That was weird, guess my feed was frozen, then came back and it was like poof-poof they just disapeared from the nest-

deb said...

The live feed is so far behind the eagles are gone on the 30 sec cam before they were on my live feed! I wonder if there is ice on some of the connections or something like that.

Costume Lady said...

Both gone now.

Costume Lady said...

Strang, the Still cam showed them gone before the live cam...what's up with that?? Maybe I need another cup of coffee;)

floralgirl said...

Yes, I guess the cold and ice is wreaking havoc with the live feed. Either that or we all need more coffee...

Costume Lady said...

Oh, thank goodness someone else saw what I did. Thought I may be hallucinating:)
Ceil, you are right, GeeGee wore the light out! Tee Hee

Costume Lady said...

Got to finish washing clothes. BBL

hedgie said...

Yes, Megan...if I download too much, or view too much live action, then they penalize me for 24 hrs. by slowing down my access to slower than dial-up. It's called the Fair Access Policy and is supposed to stop airwave hogging. The only unlimited time is 3am-6am. Tried to watch an ER episode that I had missed during the evening once and only got half-way through it before I got "nabbed". So had to get up in the middle of the night a few days later to watch it.

movin said...



***GOOD MOrNING***

***EVERYBODY***


fUNNY thing: we apparently went back to the top of Beakspeak's list for yesterday again, probably because of all our extra hits, trying to connect last evening when nobody could get through.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Morning Jim!!

Mema Jo said...

Phone calls took me away for awhile..
Hubby went down around 10:30 for his ritual of Dunkin Donut Coffee.. Said that road were only wet and that he had no problem. DIL made it to work cross town in Frederick (They didn't need to come in until 10) & gs made it up to Hgstwn but also didn't leave until 10.
SO all present & accounted for....
I like all my eggs in one basket.....

floralgirl said...

Hey Sissy and Jim:)
Our nest is always number one to me:)
Hedgie-who is your provider?? I forget-

Mema Jo said...

WOW! Weather report on the BWE says it
is 48° - Eagle seems to be tenting like it could be raining.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone. Been lurking and watching!

floralgirl said...

Aha! It felt like someone was watching......
Hello Sharon:)

hedgie said...

It's Hughesnet, Megan. Satellite....only thing I could get here.

Red said...

Hedgie, I think I would be looking for a new provider unless thats the only one you can access.

Red said...

Check with the phone company. DSL would be better than what you have.

Mema Jo said...

I felt your eagle eye!

I heard dogs barking - or was I dreaming.

NBG - really windy down there at times

hedgie said...

Cost almost $800 to get set up...that was 18 months ago. Last summer a new provider popped up out of Kentucky called SkywayUSA that was only $200 that I got for my daughter who lives in Shanghai (literally and figuratively!!!) which is on the west side of the mountain from Gerrardstown/Inwood.

Red said...

Mits. Big Rig Steve is rolling again. Heading for Iowa then Penn.

hedgie said...

That's it, Red....no Verizon available--and they say not in the near future. No cable TV here. Couldn't get signal for Wildblue without taking down the entire forest. And after investing that much, no point in switching now to Skyway..but I think all of the satellite ones have the same policy.

Mits said...

thanks, Red...heading over there now

floralgirl said...

I feel your pain, Hedgie- after having dial up for years...Options are limited when you live in the boonies...
Verizon DSL is not available here either, event hoguh I know some who have it about 15 minutes away. Skyway has the same policy- I was looking- most people I know in WV have frontiernet, but that's all around SHeptown.

hedgie said...

Gee, wish you all could send some of those warmer temps this way...still only 31° here.

Mema Jo said...

WHoo Hoo!

Rolling Rolling Rolling

Are we headed to Philly?

I love this cam - gets me out of the
house.........

Thanks Mits & Red for the link...

Mits said...

I bet he is glad to be back "on the road again"

Mits said...

Sharon and Sissy have frontiernet..

hedgie said...

Yeah, Megan, frontier is through their phone company..they don't have Verizon in Jefferson Co. A friend of mine lives in a development within Mtbg. city limits...she couldn't get Verizon because her house was 1700' away from the box...but her neighbor behind her was within 1500' and can get it. Sounds like they need to add more boxes!!

Mits said...

you can do a full screen with BRS, but it takes away some of the clarity.

deb said...

You could really send the warm temps this way, it is 8 right now, but headed up to the 20's.

Mits said...

ah, cable, it is a love-hate relationship:(

floralgirl said...

Yeah, guy I know has it thru Verizon cause the box is right by his house.
Big Rig Steve is really movin...

hedgie said...

She ended up going with Comcast, her cable company.
Don't know how many counties in WV has Frontier. Gotta say, my daughter & SIL in Ranson aren't overly pleased with it. But they do have WiFi!

Mits said...

Deb, did you see BRS, is back on the road

floralgirl said...

I love my cable internet service, they are very helpful too, when I have problems, 24/7 help line for internet.

deb said...

I am off to meet Mary, we are going to develop some owl pictures.

BBL

deb said...

Yes, I saw that BRS is up and running. I'll check in on him when I get home. Thanks!

Mits said...

we have had a weird problem here, since last night our NBC channel either goes blank or the sound goes off, but pic stays...???

Mits said...

any thoughts on that RED???

Lolly said...

Good morning! 21 here this morning and the roads are iced over. Laurel had 16. We lost our spring weather! Schools are closed and the paper said hundreds of wrecks yesterday. Supposed to warm up. We are scheduled to go to Dallas tonight, will have to wait and see if the roads clear.

I need the url for big rig steve!

What does and eagle do if it is time to lay an egg and the nest is deep in snow? Sure hope it is not time!

Mits said...

BIG RIG STEVE

Lolly said...

EAGLE!

floralgirl said...

EAgle Back in nest!!

Costume Lady said...

They are back!

Mits said...

I guess eagle is lika a human in that respect, when it is time, then it is the time, Lolly

Costume Lady said...

I think it is Belle. It is hard to tell with the snow in the nest.

Mits said...

we are at 32° now, winds are supposed to shift to the south later, high in upper 30's

Red said...

Do you have cable MITs or TV antenna?

Mits said...

Verizon Fios, Red...all the other gazillion stations are fine

Mits said...

and I was thinking it was a puffed up,Lib????...only way I know for sure is when the HP is going on;)

hedgie said...

Strange...that Newseum front page site either changes cities daily, or St. Louis didn't publish a paper today!! Wanted to see what it said about mom's weather!

Costume Lady said...

We have cable and on occasion when cable is out, we switch to antenna. Won't be able to do that after the switch over. Not due to take place til June 12, now.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I think Belle would have spent the night in the nest if it were time for her to lay. They hover over the egg cup and keep it dry (or at least that is how I remember it) when it is time.

floralgirl said...

Whoa- what did they just bring in- a bird...??

floralgirl said...

Or is it leaves and twigs..

Lolly said...

Thanks Helen! Yes, you are probably right about the egg, but it sure won't be good for it in a bed of snow and ice!

hedgie said...

Wanda, if you get the converter box then you can switch!! I do the same thing...and love the converter reception...channels are clearer than on Directv. And there's more channels, too. One problem I have is that I can't get Baltimore stations..but that's because the stupid squirrels chewed through the rotor cable on the antenna tower, and Bill has not had a chance to splice in a new wire!

Mema Jo said...

Yep Sharon! That sounds just like it is.
Our sign was alway when she stayed in the nest overnight. Then we all stayed up or at least checked in on the nest throughout the night on our visits to the loo........ lol

Lolly said...

My cam keeps freezing up, but everytime it comes back it comes back with sound.

Red said...

Mits, our cable provider was messing up one of our local channels as they prepared for digital. So I would suspect Verizon has a problem.

Mema Jo said...

I have sound (wind) but the cam is sure
freezing up after it on for long

Mema Jo said...

I see you just said that Lolly lol

Mits said...

BWE must not have gotten that memo...she did not spend the night in nest before the egg came:)

Mits said...

HP

Mema Jo said...

Megan - it must have been more fluff
for the egg cup because they aren't
eating anything.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lots and lots of HP!!

floralgirl said...

It was a pile of leaves and twigs,..that was slo mo HP with the cam freezing...

Mits said...

that makes sense, Red

Mema Jo said...

Get a look at those talons on Belle

Lolly said...

They brought in a lot of leaves to put on top of the snow. They must be concerned. LOL

Mits said...

sure brought in a ton of leaves...is that the same as hot water and towels??

hedgie said...

Some new leaves in nest...did someone bring them in or did they blow in?

floralgirl said...

It's like blankets, I guess, anyway, grass is all covered with snow, so I guess it's easier to get leaves and twigs...gettibng that nest cup ready.

hedgie said...

Decaying leaves generate heat...they're maybe using them as de-icer!!!

Lolly said...

I think it is time for Wanda to head to the nest with hot water bottle or hair dryer.

Mits said...

is that new date a done deal, Wanda?

floralgirl said...

Gonna walk down to the mailbox, so I can see what the main road looks like, or maybe skate- before my butt takes the shape of this chair..bbl

Costume Lady said...

ROFLMBO, Helen!

Costume Lady said...

Maybe thay are getting the nest ready for an over-nighter tonight:) A pajama parteee!

Mits said...

well this butt has been up and down to laundry room...dinner has been in crockpot....Tomato Beef Stoganoff with noodles and a green salad tonight....

Lolly said...

Hate to leave while eagle in the nest, but gotta get busy. This "toosh" has sat here long enough. And yes, that is code for b____!

hedgie said...

I think the House passed the new date, but the Senate still has to do so. Obama really pushed it through. Don't understand why 18 months wasn't enough time for the "public" to get ready. I've been ready for several months!
Give me a break...now Obama is complaining because his girls didn't have school today..."they never close schools in Chicago" he says. Well, then go back to Chicago!

hedgie said...

Before I make another trip out the driveway, think I'll go upstairs and out on the balcony and see if I can see tire tracks..if no tracks, no papers!!!

Mits said...

I just read that, Lynn,,, this was not a snow event this was ice, here in Montgomery count and in the District there are many hills and small streets, even the Secret Service are not experts on ice, and we DO NOT have the equipment and stuff that goes with it because we don't have that many storms, but ice is the pits....and if he thinks this is bad, wait till DC really gets snow-in, and they do not clean the streets or pick up trash for days....

Mits said...

no paper here either, Lynn...

Mits said...

jubby is in the dining room, on his laptop, on the regular phone and his cell phone, guess he is multi-tasking:)

hedgie said...

Nope, no tire tracks. BUT...saw a little blue car go by and a guy threw somethng out window right in front of my driveway.....more nails maybe???? I almost hope so so that I can give a description to the police!!! I'll wait about an hour to see if mail comes, and then walk out again and check things out.

Red said...

I think BRS is about to take truck through a wash.

hedgie said...

Right on, Mits! Maybe he'll issue an executive order to stop snow and ice! Teehee.
Your stroganoff sounds delicious, BTW! Yes, that definitely is multitasking with a capital M!!!

glo said...

Hmmm it does look like happenings at the nest over the day. Best be keeping close watch.

Dex got a good report this morning. He will stay on the risky but effective drops and all the other meds :) for 10 days. We don't go back til the 9th unless there is a change in the wrong direction. I feel so releived and Dex is acting so much more like today is a good one :).

Mits said...

great news, Glo

Mema Jo said...

Late lunch here

BBL

Mits said...

cute pic of him on their site....

Tuesday, January 27
Today, Xi Lan decided to live out his dream and get back on the road again - despite not ever having been on the road nor having a clear idea of what a road is. And he just had a tire, not a whole car.

Red said...

Yup, Steve is going into a truck wash.

Mits said...

wonder if we will see the sudsy water going by?

Red said...

Sure didn't take long.

Mits said...

yeah, no sudsy water on windows:(

hedgie said...

Great news, Glo. Hope Dex continues to improve!!

Mema Jo said...

House Vote "No" On DTV Bill
Shutdown Would Have Been Delayed Until June 12 from the Feb 17. The Senate unanimously approved the idea Monday night.

Mema Jo said...

I refreshed my Live Feed and got a
totally different view - our eagle was
over at the egg well NOT up in front of the cam...... oh well

floralgirl said...

Darn, I missed the truck wash...

Mema Jo said...

My comment on the DTV bill is
Senate Yea
House Na

Red said...

Going for my beauty nap now. I need it badly. lol

Mema Jo said...

poof mt nest now

Mits said...

I just refreshed cam and got a poof

floralgirl said...

Yep, MT nest.

Mema Jo said...

Weather at BWE says 56°

floralgirl said...

EAGLE BACK!

Mits said...

I see that:)

hedgie said...

Good news, Jo. Thanks for update!!
Nest is sure beautiful today...the colors are so good, not to mention frequent presence(s) of mom and/or dad!

floralgirl said...

LL Bean Spring 2009 catalog was in my mailbox...cruel joke...

Mits said...

Jo, I don't know why they use Salisbury weather forcast on that site...when it is in Cambridge,,their temp is 34 downtown Cambridge...so must be cooler by Blackwater

hedgie said...

Probably best just to toss it, Megan! Then you can't be tempted! I hardly ever look at them anymore just for that reason!

floralgirl said...

Already did, Not ready to look at Spring clothing.
Radar shows some precip headed our way again.

Costume Lady said...

Our pair have been on more than off the nest today. I hope common sense prevails and that they put off egg-laying for a while. But then again, is there ever a really good time in January and February?

Going to visit GeeGee...save me a photo if anything intresting happens in the next few hours.
Bye now:)

Mema Jo said...

I see OUR EAGLE
back in the nest

Mema Jo said...

I see that all of you saw
OUR EAGLE
in the nest before I did..... lol

I am lost in the enjoyment of my
Oatmeal Creme Pie from Little Debbie

Mema Jo said...

I was just on the phone with
Germany gal. They are all doing well.

floralgirl said...

Uh, pass the Oatmeal Creme Pie, please.

hedgie said...

Does anyone know who Jennifer Fuller is on the yahoo email?
New one on me...of course, lasat week we had someone named Donnie that some of you knew on here...but she didn't stick around long.
Anne Marie has been on mail, but not blog, and Paulleo has disappeared!!
And I think we need a silver alert on Norma!!!

floralgirl said...

Donnie is a dude- he lives near the Potomac,on the MD side, comes around to chat once in a while. He enjoys watching the eagles.

Mema Jo said...

Jennifer is a new Momster member.
I am hoping she joins in with us on the blog.
Donnie is from Williamsport - near the Potomac.

Remember to check the Membership on the Momsters site.. There usually isn't much info on members profile - but their email address should be there. (I know it isn't always up to date)

Mits said...

poof..........

Mema Jo said...

LISTEN UP NOW! Just called our
#1 Sunshine Girl
HO! you know who I mean?


Called NORMA - she is great but stuck up
on her hill and her computer is in the shop but like I said she is stuck & can't go pick it up. The guy did come and clean her drive today. So she is
making some GOOD SOUP and reading her Book!
Having serious Blog withdrawal &
Misses all of us

floralgirl said...

Thank you for checking on Norma!!

Mits said...

HO, thanks for the update, Jo;)

Mema Jo said...

Taking about an hour break..

BBL

hedgie said...

Thanks for calling Norma, Jo! HO! Figured it was computer provlem!! Hope she gets it back soon.
And thanks for info on he-Donnie and Jennifer!
Had to go out and de-ice the satellite dish again. See our eagle left while I was out of commission.

movin said...

Check out the jigsaw puzzle I posted on momsters.

Also, ZZ is up a new tree and doing some new moves ... occasionally.

She's in the process of being weened and will soon get her own enclosure. And Bai Yun should be ready to be a mother again pretty soon.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I think it's going to rain in Shepherdstown later, which will help melt the snow.

But in the meantime, those sycamore leaves are much darker than snow, absorb light rather than reflect, which creates heat, which also melts snow. Very clever move by our pair.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I'm glad Norma is OK, and will be back with us when she can pick her puter up and get it home.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I remember what I wanted to tell you!!

There's an adult eagle in the nest and setting in the nest cup, even though the nest tree is blowing and swaying in a heavy wind.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

OOPs! That's at the Norfolk site!!

Wonder if my memory crashed in my sleep last night!


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

EAGLE

Mits said...

POOF

Mits said...

little hummer being fed

ceil said...

Knew what you meant Jim. Someone said it was windy there.

hedgie said...

Thanks for calling Norma, Jo! HO! Figured it was computer provlem!! Hope she gets it back soon.
And thanks for info on he-Donnie and Jennifer!
Had to go out and de-ice the satellite dish again. See our eagle left while I was out of commission.

hedgie said...

Here we go again...blogger cop re-posting message that I already had posted a little while ago! DUH!

hedgie said...

Thanks for nice puzzle, Jim!! Hadn't seen that one in awhile.
I knew what you meant, too!!!

floralgirl said...

EAGLE back!

Mits said...

EAGLE

Mits said...

POOF

hedgie said...

Papers came...no mail. No nails--just a gum wrapper! Going to read news. BBL!

ceil said...

Lynn our paper finally cam and it was in two plastic bags nice and dry.

Mits said...

NO PAPER HERE... but mail came on time:)

ceil said...

No mail but our mail never comes before 3:30

ceil said...

ME nest really getting hit hard.

ceil said...

Cheetah on cam 3 at NZ zoo

Mits said...

love the cheetahs...so pretty

Mits said...

split coming

Mits said...

EAGLE

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