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New year thread.


Janet said…
birthday feather for me! I shall get the others! Thanks Steve
Janet said…
happy birthday LYDIA! mine is tomorrow, so I shall share my feather with you if you like!

yesterday was another overcast day. blustery. could tell the cold air was on the way.

We got the groceries and then went out to an early bday dinner with Chelsea and crew. Lorelei finally invited me to play on her own accord!!! I was delighted.

much laughter. much fun. much love.

HODA: so sorry you are snowed in. yikes. I assume they run snow plows on the streets. do they get more snow on your car? I remember living in maine that was sometimes an issue. and we had to change our parking patterns in sept thru may. I forget now, but for part of the year we had to parallel park and for part of it regular park.

starting back with school today. I have some errands to run. tom's last day off.

everyone have a lovely day!
Hoda said…
All is good
Happy Birthday LYDIA
Snow on car not fr plough
Off to remove more snow
Yes they plough... Highways and main roads first then residential areas.
They do a good job.

Mema Jo said…
Good morning to all !

Congrats on the feather Janet - day early for your b-day.

It is about 32° out there with all
the wind at 9 mph feels like 22°

Thank you Steve for the fresh new Monday thread

Headed for my cup of coffee. BBL
Mema Jo said…
Morning Hoda - once you clean off your car where are you going. How far is it to your eye doctor?

I do need to read comments on earlier thread.
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Hoda said…
Good Morning JO
Removing snow off of car does not necessarily mean I am going anywhere! It just means I am removing it. Weight of more snow a problem for little car and me.
I actually shoveled behind the car too! The exhaust needs somewhere to go if I was to start it.
I phoned the optometrist's office to give them a heads up.
Unless the road crew gets here by nine ( two more hours) there is no way I am making a ten o'clock appointment!
I presume that they would have made park spots uptown too by the time they get here.

Having my tea and listening to Tibetan music.
Started a laundry.
I have already washed every single piece of winter clothing I own. Too early to start on summer clothes I would rather think.
Enjoy the day all.
This is my fifth day in!!!
Hoda said…
It is less than five minutes by car to get to the optometrist from here.
With snow it is just dangerous to drive on hills...
Ice makes it an extra challenge.
grannyblt said…
Good morning eagle buddies.

We finally got snow last night, but only enough to look white outside, maybe an inch. More forecast tomorrow. Last year at this time we had over a foot on the ground, so we've lucked out so far. Hoda, the bad driving conditions are what I dislike about winter. I hope you stay on the side of caution today.

Happy Birthday to Lydia.

Hope everyone has a happy Monday.

Lolly said…
A quick good morning! Heading to Denton to boy sit! Have a great day!
Kay said…
Good Morning, Eagle Buds!!!

Thanks for the spanking new thread, STEVE and JANET, don't you look purty with that beautiful feather in your cap?


No trip to the pool for me today--Penny has been outside 4 times since 7:45, has no energy, has only eaten a wee bit. I'm watching closely and will call the Vet if it continues. She's drinking more water than usual. Yesterday she picked some little orange tidbit up off the driveway and had it down her gullet before I could intervene. Candy? A pill? So far no accidents inside.

My d.i.l. is sending me her dad's Rollator and a couple of canes. I've used a spare Rollator Keith kept at Lee's house in NJ and found it very useful for walking in parks, gardens and museums. My hips so often "tie up" when I try to walk long distances. Anyway, the kids are getting me set for the inevitable aging woes I'll encounter in the next 20 years!☺

HODA, glad you're being sensible when it comes to that snow and ice! We're expecting 3-4 inches overnight and into tomorrow. I knew Old Man Winter was lurking! Ugh!

Love and prayers for all in need and for our Texas travelers!

Mema Jo said…
I am off to get my Power Port flushed

Sounds like a car wash - right? lol
Judie said…
Good afternoon.

Thank you Steve for the fresh new Monday thread. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Congratulations Janet on the new feather for the first day of back-to-school work. Glad you enjoyed your pre-birthday dinner.

Hoda, your energy is amazing. Was your optometrist as strong and agile getting to the office? Did you have to reschedule?

Jo, I also enjoyed Downton Abbey last night.

Kay, hope Penny is okay. So scary when a pet's behavior changes and we don't know why. As for the Rollator, we have two. Very convenient. My eagle cane also is a handy helper.

Still sunny. Still very windy. So windy, in fact, that the neighbor's Christmas tree placed at the curb is now up against their garage door. Amazing to watch. Almost ghostly to watch that tree roll backwards all by itself.

Hoda said…
Yes JUDIE, Optometrist got in alright. He understands about snow day. Many cancellations. If it clears in the afternoon he might be able to see me or else tomorrow or Wednesday...
Tomorrow we are expecting an ice storm...
Play it by ear and stay cool with it all...

Happy Port cleaning JO. Stay safe on the it windy your way?

KAY the Rollator is awesome. Many here have them and they have some very fancy models...chairs and carts for carry ons and generally a delight to watch seniors mobile and agile...I see one in my future too...

Mema Jo said…
I've returned all flushed and cleaned out! lol Also had blood work and that was A-ok. The 20th is my CT and radiation dr appointment.
Two days after that I'll see the cancer dr.
Thanks for your prayers and positive thoughts that the cancer is
I try not to think about it and will accept what it is but I really hope it is gone! ♥
Sandi said…
Hi all - checking in from school to find a new thread. Thanks Steve and thanks Judy for the call over!

Kay, I hope Penny's setback is just temporary and not too serious. had to Google "Rollator." I have seen folks using them but didn't know what they were called.

Judie said…
Need some advice, please and thank you.

Girls are not ready to have pictures but did find pictures online that are very close.

So, how do I add a blog to my profile and add the pictures I have saved to my computer?

Just thought someone might like to see.
Kay said…
Penny's symptoms seem to have subsided and her appetite is back. Will see what happens now that her tummy is full. She's sleeping more than usual and I guess that's a good thing.

Yep, the Rollator that will be coming in from MN has all the bells and whistles, brakes, seat, carrying bin... The one in NJ is more basic---a real good walker on wheels, but it also has a seat and bin. I'm tickled pink and I know Keith would love knowing I'm the recipient for we were good friends as well as sharing kids and grandkids. Stan had an Eagle Cane and when he died I gave it to a good friend of the family. Little did I know that Eagles were in my future or I'd have hung on to it instead of the old fashioned wooden one I kept for emergencies. I used it and a regular walker a lot during the back surgery time a couple of years ago. I'm not looking forward to the time when I'll need these appliances full time, but I'll be well equipped for that possibility!

Oh, JO, you know you have our prayers and positive thoughts. We love you so!!!

JUDIE, I can't wait for JUDY or PAULA or SANDI or someone to tell you how to create that blog. I want to see those girls or their lookalikes!
Mema Jo said…
It is very windy and cold.
Expecting snow tomorrow... :(
Hoda said…
JUDIE: I think to form a blog, click on your name, not avatar. Click on Blogger, top left hand corner. It will give you an option to form a blog and then follow what they say.
Looking forward to the pictures. I hope this works for you...

Sooooooo continuing prayers JO. I do not write about it every night, yet I do so so so pray that it is gone indeed. We are with you what ever comes. Somehow we will all know God's Grace from this whole experience. You are a leader and a mentor and I send Love and Light your way my dear friend. Thank you for the update...
Judie said…
Thank you Hoda BUT as I am technology challenged, I was not successful. Will try again sometime. Thank you, again.
Judie said…
Okay, when I click on the blogger part, and click on New Blog, I am asked to fill in two lines. The first I named My Blog. Then there is a second line and that is where I am being rejected. Do not know what I am supposed to provide. I do not like technology.

Headed to the scullery.
Hoda said…
JUDIE on the second line just type in what their example is...I think this is what I did...they are asking for an address right?
JudyE said…
Hello home from work to find a fresh thread


just got back from cell phone tower saw both on the tower got some pic of the new lady there and yep she has some dark feathers on her head
I bet there is eggs up there
I wanna climb it, I talked to a couple of guys there they are replacing the tower in May with a taller on dernit but will put the nest in the new tower I will have to bet in contact with Sue that does volunteer and that is her nest I just want to make sure the Audubon is aware of it
Sandi said…
Judie, you are almost there!!! For the address, you could use or or

or anything else you want. It just has to end with When you type an address, you will be prompted whether or not that address is available. Then you just click the orange box that says, "Create Blog" and you should have your very own blog entitled "My Blog."
Sandi said…
Hoda, I think each blog has to have a unique address.
Janet said…
good afternoon to all. it is a sunny but chilly day. I am enjoying every moment of this sunshine! it was 21 this morning and is currently 31.

no snow, however.

it has been a busy day. we cleaned up the housethis morning, and then started on the home school.

tom and I ran errands. we are home now.

hmmmm. blogger address for judie:
how about

he he he he he

am going to attempt to make some general tso's chicken tonight. hope it turns out decent. livvy is on a Chinese food kick!

I managed to put a library book on my new kindle! :) it took a min to figure it out, but I did it.

livvy has declared an interest in reading horror-fiction. she is starring carrie by Stephen king. the other one I told her she might like was dean koontz. she has one of those books as well . we shall see.

all right, gonna goof off for a bit. later gaters.
Sandi said…
Believe it or not, is already taken by some lady in Connecticut! :) But the other 2 addresses I suggested are available. Again, Blogger will let you know if the address you type in is already taken.

Good luck, Judie! You can do this!!
JudyE said…
Just on the news they are talking about a launch at the cape so (light bulbs going off in my head) LOL
SHIRLEY I thought over at Cape Canaveral there is lots to do also a space camp for

and some things are free we have Heritage Village Park
if he like history?
I love going there Old house from the early 1900 and things used in that time period

and the COOL BEANS thing is about the place is That in the school house there is a book donated by me it is the McGuffey electric pre- primer school book It was the book that you would see on Little HOuse on the Prairie LOL and it is next to the Florida Botanical Gardens which is free and beautiful also
JudyE said…
need to go get a shower and forage for food but which first decisions that I have to make Yikes
NCSuzan said…

Aside from the Kootenay Bay Ferry Cam I found this cam on Front St. in Nelson. Looks like serious winter there.
JudyE said…
and when doing a blog I never click on my name I always just click on the word DASHBOARD on the top right of the Shepherdstown EagleDaily Cam page before you click on the day to comment on and when every I have done it my title was always part of my blog and the address
Hoda said…
Good links Suzanne. The Front St Cam would be the way I would come home. It is relatively flat there. Where I live is a steep hill. No as steep as some Nelson areas.
The Ferry link is also awesome. So is the Kootenay Pass Cam.

SANDI good instructions to JUDIE.

JUDYE your way of getting to the blog also works.
JudyE said…
JudyE said…
but must bee working on it was black screen I did get a snip of it
Hoda said…
Thank you JUDYE for the heads up.

This is what is written under the cam:

Welcome to the 2015 Winter Nesting Season of EagleCam. Come back daily to see what's happening! Watch on iPhone and iPad, too! -
Judie said…
Okay, I am grateful for the help as it seems I have now successfully created my blog. HOWEVER, I do not seem to see a way to attach pictures of almost-look-alike cats so you all can get an impression.

Any help? I'm used to attaching items from my documents stored on the hard drive. The pictures are stored in documents.

Will read back on comments. Thanks for the help creating my blog and did use a suggestion by Janet involving Jufie (lol and tee hee hee).
stronghunter said…
Congratulations, Judie. I will see if I can backtrack and figure out how to attach pictures to a blog.
Mema Jo said…
Live Eagle Cam
Welcome to the 2015 EagleCam winter nesting season!

This was announced 3 hrs ago and

YES - Turn on first thing Tues am.

WHOO HOO Thank you NCTC & Outdoor Cam
Sandi said…
Judie, try this:
Click on your name at the top of any post made my you.
Click on the name of your blog.
Click on New Post at the top of the page.
Click on Insert Image (it's an icon, not a word, and it's next to the word Link).
Click on Choose Files.
When the next box opens, click on the location of your saved photos (I think you said yours were saved in Documents).
Double click on the photo(s) you want to upload.
Click on Add Selected.
You can also click on the photo once you've added it to change the size and/or to add a caption.
Click Publish.

Hope it works!

YAY on the Live cam - can't wait til tomorrow morning to start watching some eagle action!!

Janet, Carrie was my very first Stephen King novel. I was a few years older than Livvy but I was hooked immediately on King as an author - went on to read many other books written by him.

Jo, good news on the blood work - prayers continue for you for good news from the doctor later this month.

Fell asleep in the bathtub - time for bed for me! Goodnight!
stronghunter said…
Yay!! Live cam should be with us tomorrow morning.

Okay, Judie.

I can try to explain this:

1-On this blog, click on your name.

2. Click on the name of your blog.

3. Click on "new post" (upper left hand corner.

4. Click on picture that says "insert image" when you scan over it.

5. From here, I click on "choose files" and go from there. It should take you to files on your computer. Then you select the pictures you like and follow the instructions given. Just remember to save before you leave your blog. I have to experiment a bit when I get to this point because I haven't posted too many pictures recently since I do not have my own computer yet.

stronghunter said…
Hi again, I see that Sandi did better than I did. It has been a long time, and they've made changes over the years. I may print out Sandi's directions to use later.
Judie said…
Ok, this is a banner day for me.

Help with creating a blog and showing everyone pictures plus anticipation of the live cam tomorrow. Yippee!

Another good bit of news. Former student now a detective in Montgomery County, TX was promoted to major crimes so she is doing the tough stuff (homicides, etc.). She is going to be an excellent addition.

Again, thank you to Sandi and Shirley for the directions. Will try in the a.m.
Judie said…
Time for me to read a few pages in my library book, talk a little to the kids, and then get some sleep.

Sandperson is packing up. Departing at 11pm.

Restful sleep for all.
JudyE said…
This is a picture of the new female at the cell phone tower They think she may be still to young and just playing house with Liberty This is Sue Tess picture her name is on the picture she put on my FB wall today an one of the two of them flying I love her camera I want one that can take good pic like this But my neck is killing me from only being there a short time I will try to use my neck brace when I go Wed I am borrowing Angie camera to take pic Wed and Thu will give it back to her tomorrow She is bringing it to gym tomorrow so I can use it I want to see if I like it Gonna go camera shopping I just love mine cause it fits in my pants pocket and the ones that takes pic like this don't and when or if they install a taller tower I will need a better zoom if I want to continue to take pic there and that would be a yes
JudyE said…
Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
stronghunter said…
We're on the edge of the snow zone for tomorrow, but they are showing temps rising into the 40's, so it doesn't sound too menacing to me.

Bowling tomorrow. I am ready. Just hope my knee holds out.

See you tomorrow. SED, everyone. I am ready for that live cam. Yay!
Hoda said…
Glad Camera is up...

See you all tomorrow.
Still snowing here...
Supposed to continue till tomorrow and then we will get freezing rain...
It is what it is and it is like that!!!
So I get on with my life and the weather is but a part of it...
All is good

Goodnight. See you all tomorrow... God Bless...Praying JO always praying...Blessed Be...
stronghunter said…
Can't wait to see where Jufie is going to appear on Judie's blog. Will the fun ever end?????
Mema Jo said…
Well, we all have good reason to sign on early am and check out the live feed. Hopefully we won't overload it! I can't begin to think about the number of Eagleholics that have been waiting for this!

I have watch a TV show or two - Now I am ready to close down for the day.

Goodnight and Sweet Eagle Dreams ♥
Lolly said…
Hi all! Home for an hour now. Poor Laurel, but the pain meds were setting in. A tooth she had a crown on cracked all the way to the gum. An infection set in and she had to have the tooth pulled. Dr said she would have to have a bone graph before getting an implant. She is very sad having a missing tooth. It is one of the back teeth and she will be fine but right now she is miserable.

You did a great job giving Judie instructions on setting up a blog. Maybe she can add pictures tomorrow!

Excited about the cam! Whoopie!

Tomorrow I start taking down decorations. It will take a few days! Also, tomorrow we get our new garage door. Yea! And, just in time too. Snow/winter mix is expected Thursday night and again Friday night. Laurel has her snow candles ready, Sandi!

I am tired. Think it is time to close my eyes! Night all!

Mema Jo said…
January 6, 2015

Happy Happy Birthday Janet

Happy Happy Birthday Lynne

Wishing that you both enjoy your day

and that the year ahead is fantastic

Hoda said…


The BEST always to you two fine ladies.
Sandi said…
Goodorming my eagle friends!

Happy birthday to Lynne2 and Janet! Enjoy your special day ladies!

Calling for some light snow here maybe but just enough to get the kids ramped up- not enough to close school.

So excited to see the live cam when it gets lighter!! Time to show this year's 8th graders "my eagles."

Have agreat day all!
JudyE said…

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.♥ Happy Birthday! ♥

JudyE said…
OH forgot to say good morning eagle buds

56° out one cold front has pushed down and now we have another one that is heading south and its gonna be cold by Thu in the 30 is some areas The coldest this season I guess
JudyE said…

.♥ Happy Birthday! ♥

JudyE said…
I wonder why we don't have the night vision WE had it before it broke

JudyE said…
Here is a video that will make your day

Dog won't share bed with baby

was just on Hot click on my news they run it several times a day make one laugh
Judie said…
Good morning.

Happy Birthday to our Janet and Lynne2. May you both have a wonderful day and a terrific year ahead.

Need to check out the live cam. Thank you Steve and all those who made that possible.

Lolly, sorry about Laurel's discomfort. I know how much she appreciates your help and support.

Shirley, looks as if you might escape the snow but we have about 2" here at the house.

Judie said…
Now for a really good morning greeting.

Sandi and Shirley worked their magic and I have created my first blog. The name is Bootsy and Forrest.

A picture of a snowshoe (Boots) and a lilac point(Forrest) are posted. The pictures are very similar. I think Boots and Forrest have softer/sweeter faces but then they are not being forced to pose for pictures. lol

Thank you so very much to Sandi and Shirley. (:

Janet said…
good morning to all!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNNE!!!!! May your day be as beautiful as you are and may you enjoy a love and light filled trip around the sun!

Chilly this morning, colder temps on the way. Single digits tomorrow night.

BUT the SUN is out so I'm not complaining!

And I'm excited about the live cam. Will have to turn that on shortly!

SANDI: my first Stephen King book was The Green Mile. I have read many of his books.

Livvy is not a big "reader". Even though I read to her as I did to Chels and Michael. I think her visual problem had something to do with it???? I don't know. Or maybe too much else to entertain her ??? Either way, part of my endeavor here has been to find something she enjoys reading. There are of course some things you need to read to experience, such as To Kill A Mockingbird...great fodder for discussions.

She's been reading books on her tablet. She's discovered that that style of writing appeals to her so she is (finally) excited about reading a book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT in an of itself is a major accomplishment.

I need toget moving and feed the critters. This is supposed to be the warmest day of the next couple. 40 today. I'll take it with that lovely dose of sunshine.

JUDIE: I can hardly wait to see what blog name you came up with lol. You are most creative!!!!!

It took me a minute to figure out that blogger site as well. Keep at it gal!

Everyone, have alovely day. Be safe, stay warm and I will check in later

much love and hugs to all of you and thanks for the warm wishes!
Judie said…
How delightful to see the nest even if it is snow covered.

Thank you Steve and Outdoor Channel.

Really snowing steadily here.

Janet said…
JUDIE! I visited your blogger page! Your babies are gorgeous!!!!!! :)
Kay said…
Good Morning Eagle Buds!!!

Not sure of the inches yet, but suffice it to say Columbus City Schools and many others cancelled. Many happy kids as they haul out their snow toys for the day! Nary a plow, City or condo maintenance has made it through here yet. Penny and I will only be out for necessities and thankfully she's back to normal today!

Oh, HAPPY DAY for JANET and LYNNE!!! May all your Birthday Wishes come true!!!

JUDIE, love the blog, comments are building re:two beautiful Siamese cats!

So very happy about the Live Cam! Thank you Outdoor Channel and much thanks to STEVE for the use of this blog and all other favors along the way!!!
Kay said…
JANET, kudos to you for opening up a whole new world for Olivia. How and where we read books has evolved, but never goes out of style!
Kay said…
LOLLY, hope Laurel is more comfortable today!

Prayers for her and all in need!!!

Mema Jo said…
Good Morning To All ♥

Judie your blog turned out so very well. Am I correct in thinking that the pictures on the blog are only ones that resembles Bootsy and Forrest. I had remembered your saying that you didn't want to scare them -- Am I wrong?

Mema Jo said…
Snow is very very fine right now - maybe it is going to stop. It is 20° and I guess we do have between 1 - 3"
Schools are closed - teachers got that extra day!
I think Lynne ordered this for her b-day celebration! lol

JUDIE - I finally read previous comments and answered my own question about your blog! lol
Lolly said…
Good morning! Getting a new garage door! They have been working close to two hours! Yea! My car gets to come inside. First order of business will be a nice bath! Lol

Yea, Judie! Looking forward to real pictures of the kitties. Forrest looks like our Misty, a very much beloved pussy cat! such a great kitty. She was born in our bedroom, one of seven, and the only one we kept. Sweetest most loving kitty ever! (Shhhh, do not tell Skippi I said that.). She was my armpit kitty, as that is where she slept every night. She also. Liked to be under the covers. When she got older we had to rig a heating pad for her to sleep on. When Annie showed up at our house she adopted her. No fuss. Have a picture of them together. Should scan it and show you.

Going to start taking down Christmas soon! About time! Also, need to call and check on Laurel.
Mema Jo said…
Lolly - sure hope that Laurel's feeling better today. Pain in the mouth is very very uncomfortable.
Lolly said…
Thank you, Jo.

Getting frustrated as the cam will only run for a very short while. Also, do not think it is very focused. When I enlarge to full screen it is not clear.????
JudyE said…
On lunch snow in nest yuk
JudyE said…
On tablet it fuzzy also
JudyE said…
And cuts off for me also
Kay said…
Hi, Mrs, Texas and Ms. Florida!

Be aware, the nest area as well as all of WV, OH and surrounding States are in a deep freeze and experiencing snowfall right now. The forecast worsens for most of us as the snow stops soon and sub-zero temps set in for a couple of days. So, I'm thinking we can't expect great camera viewing til' the weather improves. Just MHO.
Kay said…
One of my dear neighbors just came by, heading for Kroger and offering to make purchases for me. Fortunately my pantry is full and I'm okay, but how nice of him! Jon is Julie's age and we're acquainted with each others families, very comforting to have people like that close by.

NCSuzan said…
Happy Birthday, Lynne! May all wishes come true.

Janet, Happy Birthday to you. Hope this will be the best year ever for you.

As thrilled as I am for the live cam to be back I do dread the inconsistency of its staying power. Great picture though and good cam position!
Sandi said…
Hi all from school. The live cam has been running for me all day - only had to relaod the page 1 time! Haven't seen anything other than snow but I'm still happy to be watching the nest live!!

Very cold here but it only snowed for about an hour this morning and didn't stick. :(

Will try to check in from home this evening - stay warm everyone!
stronghunter said…

Home from bowling and lunch.
Mema Jo said…
I have had the cam up all day and checking it now for a visitor(s). It is crystal clear on my desk top pc - perhaps your phones won't be as clear or stay up as long. I have only had to refresh/reload my page 2 times.
For me - all is good - very good..
Mema Jo said…

Glad you are home Shirley and sure
hope you rolled well and had a
friendly lunch!
JudyE said…
Home from work and guess what my live feed is still up and running from this am but at work I had issues now that could be McD wifi also the picture is clear on my desktop but not my tablet I think it is the tablet because I notice the FB app that the pic are big and blury on it not small like on a lap top of desk top takes up the whole page I still like useing IE or google on it instead of the FB app
JudyE said…
9:45 my cam has counted on it Cool Beans
stronghunter said…
Lovely view of a snow-covered nest on my laptop.

Bowling--there have been better days, but it was nice to see everyone. I haven't been practicing recently. Trying to protect my knee.
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Judie said…
Hi Shirley. Hope the bowling was fun without any unpleasant knee business. Bet lunch was yummy.

Sandi, school day coming to an end. Each day makes one less day of teen miscreants.

Jo? You've been quiet today. Nest watching will do that.

Soon to the scullery. Leftover chicken in some ala king sauce with veggies. Will make some biscuits (need something to sop the sauce).

Hi Suzan

Sandi said…
Hi again all. The live cam picture looked clear on my desktop monitor at school I use IE there.

Here at home, the picture looks pixelated in the center of the nest (less so at the edges) using Firefox and Chrome. I can't get the picture to load using IE on my laptop but that's no biggie, since I never use IE aside from in school where the district requires it.

Despite the pixelation, I'm not complaining - we can see the whole nest this year and that's what matters most to me! Also, I loaded the live cam when I first got home from school and it has been running for an hour now. I can't wait to see an eagle land in the nest - I hope the snow doesn't keep them away this evening!

Judie, your kitties are beautiful - I'm certain that yours are even more lovely than the ones in the photos!

Time to fix food for people and pets and then head to the grocery store. Later!
JudyE said…
Must not be windy the sound seems to be working good also I love the way the sun is on the nest right now the clarity of the cam is great
Mema Jo said…
Sandi, I am using Firefox - and it
looks good. Right now the nest looks
spectacular. Not sure if our Royal couple will put their talons in the snow for a visit or not.

Today I have been watch BaoBao rolling and playing with a log in his yard full of snow. He and Mei had
a blast but thankfully they are both
tucked inside eating their 'boo.
Mema Jo said…
Eagle Cam (live feed) said

No, there is no night vision on this livecam.

JudyE said…
BOO HISS I also agree So this is a new or old camera OK JO you need to make arrangements to have a schedule of flashlight holders for when the eggs arrive I am sure you will get right on it LOL
JudyE said…
my cam is beautiful and I use Google Chrome on the laptop and the desktop
and on IE its is ok also

and I hear something on the cam house a slight clunking

and I have to leave to go to gym class bummer bye
Sandi said…
Sandi said…
What a beautiful sight - seeing both birds actually landing and moving around in the nest! Shep got right to work as soon as they arrived -and I don't mean on the crib rails! ;)

Not sure if I have sound.

Sandi said…
POOF 2! The picture was very clear when the eagles were there.
Lolly said…
I have sound as I was trying to get on the blog and heard Belle come in.

Well, my day did not go as planned. We had a beautiful day and I got out and planted my tulip bulbs. Following that Jack and I took down all the outside decorations. That leaves the house...maybe tomorrow.
Mema Jo said…
Lolly, they may have been shoveling the snow - you know how they tear up the floor of the nest
Lolly said…
Picture was clear while the eagles were there. Yes, love the angle! Here's to a successful year. Thrilled to see HP the very first day!!
grannyblt said…
Glad I got to see the eagles. My, but Shep barely let her get in the door. iPad not the ideal viewing method. I may have to rely on laptop..
Lolly said…
Maybe so, Jo. At first I though flugg was brought to the nest, but then it looks like they were eating. But, they did not stay long. Just long enough for important "stuff"!
Lolly said…
At first I did not have my windows side by side. Had to do something thinking on how I do that. lol Brain strain!
Mema Jo said…

This evening's visit
presented by Deb Stecyk
Lolly said…
Did not feel earthquake today but we possibly heard it. We were outside when I heard something. Asked Jack "what was that?" He heard it too and we were thinking sonic boom. Maybe the earthquake? Time was about right!
JudyE said…
Back from gym and now need a shower
got to see the eagle porn I took my tablet to the gym run off the wifi got to small snips and put in the album plus pic from yesterday I am a bad girl not putting them in Just don't have time sometime I guess I also put the two tiny snips Not full nest of HP on the FB page also
JudyE said…
BEWARE BEWARE JUFIE is up to no good I got a inside tip LOL
Judie said…
Good grief! Returned from dinner and restoring the scullery to order to find out there was HP in the nest and more than a few voyeurs to report on the activity. lol

Headed down the hall to stay with the girls. Decided to revisit my Silas Marner as I need reading material and it is one of my favorites.

Judie said…
Sandperson is packing a large satchel. Will depart at 11pm.

Restful sleep for all.
JudyE said…
I have a silly question Any of you have a tablet
I have noticed that when I listen to Pandora music and then bring up a camera that the volume goes down which is a pia and then if the cam stops of I accidentally touch the screen the sound goes way up because I have adjusted it for the way it went down I really like using the tablet because of the screen capture is so quick just click the camera button on bottom So if any of you have noticed it or have a solution let me know Everyone I ask don't multi task on them like us eagle addicts If I bring up FB or the blog it doesn't affect the sound unless a video or the page has sound I am going to try it on Angie tablet this week to see if hers does it also
JudyE said…
and I thought I blew my ear drum out
JudyE said…
Its 59° here got a cold front Someone left the freezer door open

JudyE said…
by Thurs will be in 30's yuk but will only last a day or say That is the good thing
JudyE said…
Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
stronghunter said…

Saw lots of school delays and closings this morning, but very little frozen precipitation.

Some of what my father called "gruble" fell when I was driving to bowling.
stronghunter said…

"Small pellets of ice when supercooled water droplets coat or rime a snowflake. The pellets are cloudy or white, not clear like sleet and often are mistaken for hail."

Yes, that is what I saw today. Just didn't know how to spell it.
stronghunter said…

Pretty cold for JudyELand.
Mema Jo said…
Hoping everyone's evening was good

Temps really freezing - stay warm

Goodnight to all ♥
NatureNut said…
Good Evening to all those ice bound!
Altho you could hardly see much snow on our street this AM, it was icy and found out about 2 roads closed on the way to Park due to accidents, so most of us had to stay home. We watched the Parking Lot on the Beltway, etc. on the TV news. Our power flickered off, but only the 'puter stayed down for a few hours.
Finally got email from coworkers who stayed home and volunteered to go in Thursday instead. (What was I thinking?~~that's the coldest day!!)
Went out awhile ago & it was actually refreshing!!! Cold, but quiet & NO wind. Hope it would stay that way. Hope we can get into Chelsea Farmhouse Office in AM. Snow real low, but slippery.
Hoda, don't drive on ice!!!
Judie, congrats on your Blogspot! Love those cats.

Dearest Jo, you know there are prayers and much love for you every day!!! It will be GONE!!!
Pleasant Feather Dreams and Good Health Prayers for ALL ;>)
NatureNut said…
Special P.S.
Hoda said…
Went out today and did groceries and ran errands.
Optometrist appointment too. Considerable loss of sight in my left eye. Not sure why. More tests needed so will return in two weeks. Could be macular degeneration, could be by cataract and could be retinal detachment. The latter is making me nervous...
Will just sit with prayers and faith and see where it goes from there...
I am hopping since he is not doing anything faster about retinal detachment that he does not think this is high on the list of possibilities and that he is just exploring options...
All is good.
All is always good.

Streets were manageable and the city is working really hard to remove the snow. Some banks were a foot or so higher than me...
Tonight and tomorrow it is supposed to rain and then get cold. We are in for some challenging times...
One day at a time.

I am now a member of the Municipal Library's Board of Directors. I got a letter from them today...Good volunteer opportunity and I am excited.
Grans meet tomorrow and there is some work to be done there for this winter and spring...
Many are still stuck on the highways so we will wait and see when other projects start.
Signed up to take a level two class for yoga and am pleased about that. It starts on Friday.
The following weekend I signed up for three advanced yoga sessions...

The coolest thing today is some very nice Christmas cards arrived and brought me a HUGE smile...You are awesome THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...Will open them over the next couple of weeks as I await my eye appointment and that will be a terrific support system...

Good night and God Bless... PRAYERS
Hoda said…
Just got invited to go skiing tomorrow and decided yes!!!
My friends have four wheel drive and I think it is time to do something with all this snow!!!
Hoda said…
Good night.
Talk to you all after the Grans meeting.
Lolly said…
Watched some recorded TV tonight.

Hoda, keeping you in prayer with this eye problem. Hope they find out fast and get on it! I am amazed they could not tell today. Love my eye doctor. He is rather "odd" but highly respected, highly intelligent, and highly thorough with my yearly check ups. I go next month.

Several earthquakes today but we felt nothing. Just really curious if we really did hear it??!

I hope Lynne and Janet had a nice day today! And, wishing you both a great year ahead!

Time to head to the pillows! Night all! SED!
Hoda said…
Thank you Lolly...It is all good and I will phone and see if I can have it done sooner...he did some extensive tests today, but wants to check the thickness of the macular stuff and the retina doctor comes in every six weeks!!! I could fly to another town where he works daily...will see!!! Ha Ha Ha!!! I still can see. Prayers appreciated.
Sandi said…
Goodorming my eagle friends. 20 degrees here - not supposed to go over 32 today! Stay warm everyone! Watch for those eagles!
JudyE said…
Good Morning Eagle Buds

Janet said…
good very chilly morning.

first off thank you, again, for the lovely birthday wishes. it was indeed a wonderful day. I just hung out here in the house and did as I pleased! :)

HODA: congrats!!! what an honor!!! woot! woot!

it is in the mid 20's now, winds to pick up, temps heading down to the single digits with wind chills below zero til the weekend.

gonna have a lot of unhappy peeps around here

I have the house "tucked in", animals in and we are as ready as we can be. for the windows without thermal curtains I do as my mom did, I put blankets/towels up to help keep the cold out.

I see a shooting in paris. sigh. the worst side of humanity. thinking of all those involved.....

heading to work in a bit. have a great day! light, love, WARM hugs to all!
Judie said…
Good morning.

Nest was MT

Thank you for the compliments on my new blog; however, credit goes to Sandi and Shirley. Compliments on the kids are welcome and appreciated.

For those of us in iffy weather/driving conditions, please stay safe.

Hoda, staying safe is a direct request if you go skiing. Please be careful. Congratulations on your appointment to the library board. We will be sending healing thoughts regarding your eyesight.

Janet, hope the blankets work against the unusual cold weather.

Hi Loretta. Seems your area got a bit more icy stuff than we did. Side roads are also unsafe here. Take care.

Shirley, had not seen/heard the word graupel since leaving OH. Icy sparkle can be pretty in the correct light. How's the knee after bowling?

May venture out later today. Need to return library books and then go foraging.

Wishing everyone a safe and warm morning.

Kay said…
Good Freezing Cold Morning Eagle Buds!!! From Central Ohio where the current temp is 10°. Penny and I will not be oot and aboot much for a few days!

Graupel, a German word for "soft hail"---thus the Ohio connection as there are so many folks of German descent in the State.

HODA, fervent prayers being offered up for your precious eye(s). And a fervent Good on You Girl for the library post!! I assume there are avalanche possibility warnings and that you skiers will not take chances! Sad, sad news for the Olympic ski community in the wake of the Austrian avalanche a couple of days ago.

Will be lurking and watching for Belle and Shep....

Love and prayers for all!!!

Mema Jo said…
Good "Keep inside and keep warm" morning to all ♥ It feels like 5° here in the valley considering the wind chill factor. I just had a show at the peanut pot with 6 Bluejays and then at the seed pot with 4 red cardinals and their mates.
It is a wonderful morning for me.

Hoda - Hoping you will see the Retina Specialist. I have the AMD and treatment has cleared it but I still get it checked regularly. Google Amsler grid and/or get one from your optometrist so you can check yourself out for the AGE MACULAR DEGENERATION.
Judie said…
Perhaps I am hallucinating BUT it appears the Berry eagles have an egg. Looks like an egg being rolled and covered.

stronghunter said…
Good morning,

Knee is so-so. Not planning to rush out and practice bowling today.

Frustrated with my Part D coverage. Didn't think to check on it this year, and now I find major changes. New $250 deductible and then they only pay 50% of my expensive medication. They say I shouldn't go into the doughnut hole if I buy no other medications and there is no price increase. Also, the amount I am buying now is 1/2 what I am prescribed. Think I'll call the doctor and discuss this. Really need to know that it is okay to decrease the amount I'm taking.

stronghunter said…
Just checked Berry Eagle site. Judy is right! They have an egg!
Eagle-Eyed Shar said…
Hello!! Anybody home? I am sitting at my desk with the live feed up. I just realized that I have missed sitting here. I am still having hip issues with pain similar to the pain I was having preoperatively. I am praying with steady exercise that it will get better. Also my leg is about an inch longer. I am praying once all the muscles heal up and get stronger that will even out but I have a feeling I am going to have to have a lift in my shoe. I start back to work next Tuesday. I go back to the doc on Monday and they will do an x-ray to make sure all the parts are in the correct place.

Anyway, that is enough about me. How is everybdoy? I have missed you!!

stronghunter said…
Hi Sharon,

Do hope your parts are in the right place. Wondering how come one leg is longer than the other. Interesting.

I called doctor. Doc is out. Nurse practitioner is out. After a bit of time on hold, I got to talk to NP'S assistant. They will have answers tomorrow. Took awhile to get to the assistant. Got so lost in their voice mail system that I had to hang up twice and start over. Understand the convenience of voice mail, but I have actually gotten in my car and driven across town to this office to be able to speak with a real person.

Please excuse my ranting.

Mema Jo said…

Berry college has 3 cam views and night vision and sound -

Eagle lays First Egg Video,.,.,.,.,.
NCSuzan said…
Shirley, so sorry you are having prescription issues. In this day and time no one should have to be only taking half their prescribed drugs. I am not about government regulations but something should be done with drug makers. It is blackmail what they do.
Mema Jo said…
Good afternoon to all ♥

Almost dinner time and it Chili which was made yesterday and will
taste delicious warmed. I really do like 'day old' chili and then also I will make Cornbread....

Really has stayed cold all day
Lots of birds visiting along with the squirrels.

Stray cat has been content staying in all day. Suits me fine - worry free.

Sandi said…
Hi all - home from school. The outside temperature here right now is 25 degrees but it feels like 5 degrees. Just got a call that schools will be opening 2 hours late tomorrow morning b/c of frigid temperatures in the forecast over night! Woohoo!!!

Hoda, have you noticed a change in your vision lately?

Am watching the nest on the live cam. I know now that I have sound b/c it is very windy at the nest today and I can hear it! Hoping to see 2 eagles soon! The picture looks very clear this afternoon.

Stay warm everyone!
Sandi said…
Jo, what a smart kitty you have - he knows a good deal when he sees one! My 2 old girls want nothing to do with being outside - out the door, squat, run back in!
Mema Jo said…
I had sent to NCTC IT the video from yesterday and at the same time I remarked about no night vision. The
IT person thought that the still cam
had night vision in the past and was going to check on it and get back to me. Today the email came and said:

Here is the scoop on the infrared light. It is installed with the camera, but doesn't appear to be functioning. This is most likely a result of the massive lightning strike that burnt up the surge protector last year. When we did cam maintenance this year, we adjusted the camera to fix the viewing angle, but at the time had no idea that the infrared light was not working.

Unfortunately, we are stuck with what we have for the current season (since the eagles are now regularly appearing), but will test the light source/camera after the season is over to correct this issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience to the eagle cam viewers.
Judie got new kitties!!! They are adorable!!

Waiting for an eagle visit! Have the live feed up.

Sharon, hope the pain resolves itself soon!
Janet said…
brrrrrrrr its ccccooollllddddd outside. current temp at my house 15. windchill temp -2.

I am glad to be inside. winds are whip whip whipping. I filled bird feeders. I am surprised that they did not eat all of the peanuts today! usually the squirrels and jays have a feast. its sill half full. hmmmmmm.

Michael got me a new bird feeder for my birthday, so now I have two feeders out, plus suet and peanuts. the peanuts are in a feeder I got in Michigan.

it flurried this morning. sure was pretty. I stopped by ace hardware and they had sunflower seeds on sale! :)

work was good.

hope everyone has a toasty warm evening! :) Big warm hugs to one and all!
Lolly, you can definitely hear an earthquake!

Judie, are the cats boys, girls, what? I understand those aren't their pics, but I bet they are beautiful. Can't wait to see your real kitties.

No visitors yet...may be too windy.

Cold and windy down here, but no snow! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!!
Sorry to hear the infrared is kaput on the cam...but certainly glad we can see the entire nest.
Getting ready to head home...will check in later.
Judie said…
Thank you for the update, Jo. While night light is great as a bonus, having a live view of the whole nest is something to be thankful for.

Shirley, so sorry about the meds and the Part D. All of this is just out-of-control. Hope it resolves in your favor.

Hi Shar. Sorry about your being lopsided. Pain-free, however, is a good thing.

Paula, the pics are very close. They are sisters. Surrendered after 11 years because their owner was evicted. Were transported from a shelter to the Siamese Rescue Center down near Shirley. How's Larry Studmuffin?

Sandi gets to sleep late tomorrow. Yea!

Janet, cannot imagine the low temperatures in your area. Went out foraging today and thought I was back in OH. Sorry for Kay, also.

Jo anticipates me. Chili tomorrow night with jalapeno cornbread sticks. Fish and asparagus tonight (followed by a side of Cheetos as I read a book).

Dinner time at the Berry nest.
Very windy at our nest.

Speaking of food, off to the scullery.

stronghunter said…
Cold here. Windy. Need to pick up a birthday card and a cake for Will. He and Susan were born 35 years ago today. I do not know when we might see Susan, so I will get a cake for Will. He is not used to having a whole birthday cake to himself.

Yes, you can hear an earthquake.
Mema Jo said…
It has started up again -
As soon as Paula announces she is leaving work and heading home - in
they come! Just a short visit!
Mema Jo said…
Shirley aka mother -

Congratulations on the birth of your

twins 35 years ago.
stronghunter said…
Love the kitty pics, Judie. Left a comment.

On the prescription issue, I asked if the doc might have some freebies. They have found them for me before.
stronghunter said…
Okay, I have Hunter with me. He is wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Wonder if he will accompany me into the store?
JudyE said…
Home from work just as I walked in I saw the eagles in the nest but unable to snip a pic bu the time I got to the desk they POOFED Oh well

Was at the cell phone tower using Angie camera which I thought would zoom better that mine WRONG I am mine is a 24x zoom and hers has no zoom # just this 28-300mm Equiv .135 which I don't know what that means but mine zooms so much more that hers

maybe I am not doing it right I called her and there is a magnifying button that you tap once but it still doesn't get to much closer I will have her show me tomorrow I will buzz there before I got eagle watching tomorrow

I did get a fly in went in the tower I waited drove back and forth from one side of tower to the other and one the way to the other side she or he flew out Bummer oh well there is always another time

We are gonna be cold tonight 38 at Tampa there will be area's but not is in the 30 with windchill in 20 NOT US because all the water that surrounds us keeps us warmer
JudyE said…
SHIRLEY here in Fl There are companys that will help get your prescription if needed I was told this when my one cream was 800. but with insurance I paid 4 I had said something to wow I feel sorry for peep that don't have insurance and that is when the pharmacist said that they help people get it paid for by companys May want to check with your drug store on it Wouldn't hurt They said that no one should go without their meds if they can't afford it
stronghunter said…
Oh, chili sounds good. Maybe I will pick up the makings.

Hey, I got gasoline for 99.9 cents per gallon today. Filled the tank for a bit over $13.00, and I was down to 1/4 tank. I had a discount from Giant for $1.00/gallon. Need a full tank when the weather is so cold.
stronghunter said…
They have plans here, too, Judy. I really don't expect I qualify. Just do not want to spend myself into that situation. Almost feel guilty asking for freebies, but I will accept them.
Lolly said…
Have not read back, will do that later. Have a committee meeting to go to shortly. Have worked hard today. All decorations are put up except for the tree! On a roll!

Later Gators!
Hoda said…
Except for the news of the shooting in France this morning, I had a terrific day.
No worries about skiing anyone.i am a coward at heart and do not take chances. We were out for almost three hours and it was glorious. 2:40 minutes to be exact. Headed out again tomorrow... It was terrific simply terrific.

Yes SANDI I have noticed changes in my sight. My left eye in particular has been deteriorating. I can not see me spending time worrying. I have good medical options. Meanwhile and during it all I will focus on the blessings. Thank you for the prayers. Much appreciate them. I feel their blessings.

Love and Light SHAR. Keep on truckin' get up from the desk to stretch when you go back to work.

Will head out skiing again tomorrow. The city is doing all it can to clear the snow. Most piles are a couple of feet higher than me. In the Mall parking lot they are more than twice my height!!! I drove through there yesterday as there was a detour. It seems strange!!!

Beautiful cats JUDIE.

Hoda said…
What pray tell is a " side of Cheetos"!
JUDIE is having some with a book?
Food is what I thought... What kind???
stronghunter said…
I guess Judie is having Cheetos while reading a book, Hoda.

Calling it quits for the night.

Will try to have birthday cake with Will tomorrow night. Hunter picked a cool birthday card for him, and I want him to be awake when Will gets the card. Hunter and Kathryn went upstairs awhile ago.

Oh, it is just too cold out there. Lots colder here than at your abode, Hoda.

SED, you all.

Will said that he thinks Steph has a cake for him, so I will let them enjoy a cake together tonight.
Judie said…
Ah, Hoda. Cheetos is a crunchy snack made with cheddar cheese. It would not be on your diet. Not the healthiest but maybe more so than ice cream. Hmmmm. Ice cream. Now that's a thought. Second thought, too cold to go out to the store.

Shirley, I bet your cake is better than Stephanie's cake. lol

Time to think of sleep. Headed to the pillows.

Judie said…
Sandperson is packed and ready to depart. Only chore remaining is to pack the heater and add some extra blankets.

Night light at 11pm.

Restful sleep for all. Stay safe and warm.
JudyE said…
LOL just got out my footed pj
JudyE said…
OH YES Cheetos my fav are the crunchy ones I use to love the paws but they stopped making them I don't like the puffs or the balls one to soft like the crunch
and JUDIE just put cream out side and the freeze will make you ice cream LOL

JudyE said…
OH and the only draw back to the crunchy ones is the fingers LOL you all know what I mean LOL

JudyE said…
as a matter of fact last night at Jordyn gym I wanted a snack I have had no dinner yet and this was at 530-630 so I was gonna get a bag of Cheetos but then I thought hmmm all these people and me with orange finger - finger licking good but not in public lol - so I choose Frito and a bottle of water

Darn..missed our eagles..but glad they showed up!

Larry doing better..except he has a nasty cold. I was at his place over New Years..we had a great time. He started feeling bad On Saturday. ..I left at noon on Sunday. .glad I did as he got worse. But he is all in all doing much better.

Happy Birthday to Lynne and Janet and Will and Susan.

Not so good news...John and Ajay are separated again...this time no chance of a reconciliation. He is living at my Eburg house with my are adjusting pretty are pretty resilient. Made for a different Xmas for sure. Michael and Laura are doing well...

Nick loved the warm weather Sunday. .we walked on the beach and he went in the water several times.

Wind still blowing like crazy. I got my spare room whipped back into shape tonight. Trying to do a chore a night...some nights I just relax...but mostly trying to get something done each night.

Stay warm..wish I had a 2 hour delay :)
Mema Jo said…
I can see you now, Judy with your pj's with footies. That is one way to stay warm. About the same as me keeping a pair of socks on at bedtime.

Chili tonight was enjoy by us with some of our family. I had to share as that pot was pretty darn large.
Mema Jo said…
Judie - I know that yesterday I
put a comment on your blog but I can't find it. Perhaps I'll look again tomorrow. Sorta baffles me.
Mema Jo said…
I am ready to close down for the day

Goodnight to all and have pleasant eagle dreams. ♥
JudyE said…
JO your comments are there along with mine We commented on the area below the pictures Just go down a tad and you will see 7 comments click on it I made a comment before the picture was on it
JudyE said…
I wore socks to bed last night and pj bottoms NO more the legs always rode up on me all night last night so these won't ride up
JudyE said…
Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
Ms Bookworm said…
Hi, Everyone,

Finally able to get back here!


Lolly, hope Laurel feels much better, very soon! Mega prayers! Yes, you can hear an earthquake! We are on sandy soil here, and you can hear the ground rumble like a train coming up the tracks.

Jo, prayers continue for you, too!
May that cancer be GONE!!!

Hoda, congratulations for being appointed to the Library Board!
Prayers being said for your eyesight. Please be very careful with all that snow and ice in your area. Remember, NO falling is allowed!

We have had a crazy couple of days. Our electricity was completely off all day today so they could replace our electric panel. The new one is completely different from the old one, which was woefully inadequate. They also had to add two grounds--one on the roof, and one to our cold water pipe in front of the house, where the main water shut-off valve is. The grounds should help protect our major appliances and electronics should there be a major surge or (God forbid!) a lightning strike. We found out that our electrical system is somewhat overloaded. Our refrigerator, washer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, 3garage wall plugs, garage door opener, and both wall plugs in the kitchen are all on the same circuit! We have to be careful for now, and will be saving $$ to upgrade ASAP (the bid is another $3,200!). At least we can be sure that if something's overtaxed, the circuit breaker will take care of it. Before, we easily could have had a house fire!!! We're thanking God that He's been protecting us! Tomorrow the City inspector comes to check everything out, and I think some contractors who work with the electricians will be patching the stucco around the new, bigger electrical panel. Then they will paint the new stucco as soon as they can, hopefully matching the paint as well as possible. Next Tuesday, our gardeners will be trimming the huge tree in the back yard so that there will be the required 3 feet of clearance around the wires coming to the house from the telephone pole on the property line. I sure am glad we are having all this done, because it will be a big concern off of our backs. The house was built in 1962, and with all our electronics and stuff, it just needed to be brought into the current century! I think we may get a break on our electric bill for upgrading, too. Gotta check that out tomorrow.

Well, I need to go get some stuff done that I couldn't do by the light of a flashlight earlier today. (Boy, you don't realize how much you take electricity for granted, until you don't have any! Yikes!)

Wishing all of you a restful night's sleep, with SED. God bless, and good night. I ♥ us!!
Lolly said…
Paula, so very sorry about John and Ajay. Sad!

Feeling so good having the house undecorated. Have tree lights on as tomorrow it comes down.

We watched Downton Abbey tonight. It was very good. Had it recorded.

Presently 23 and dropping. Coldest night this winter. Winter mix is still in the forecast. We had a fire tonight. Yea! Toasty warm.

Okay, time to close the eyes! See you tomorrow.

Night all! SED!
Hoda said…
Sorry PAULA about the children splitting again...sometimes it is for the best...the Grands will bounce back with your support.

All is good here. Thank you JUDIE for snack explanation.

Will write to all of you after I return from skiing and lunch.

God Bless Us Everyone...

Sandi said…
Goodorming my eagle friends.

12 degrees here but it feels like -2 with the wind. Some of the wind gusts last night were downright scary with all the trees we have around the house!

One of our 2 heat pumps wasn't working last night - the fan was blowing cold air, not warm - not good. called the HVAC guys who will be coming this morning. Fortunately, we have 2 gas fireplaces so we set the one on the side of the house to the thermostat setting and it turned on and off as needed during the night. This morning though, the heat pump seems to be working normally! Oh well, the HVAC guys will get it figured out!

Stay warm everyone!! I have never seen 2 dogs do their business so fast! Out and back in in less than a minute I think!

Have agreat day!
Janet said…
good morning all. currently it is a "toasty" 3 degrees at my nest here in west Nashville. :/ hmmmmm. but the winds have died down so that is good news.

thankfully the school districts have their stuff in one sock and canceled school for today. although, Davidson co (metro Nashville) decided @ 5 a.m. while everyone else had decided prior to bedtime last night. nothing like waiting til the last min !

perhaps they thought an oddball warm front would wisk thru Nashville alone and raise temps a bit????? ha ha

either way thankful they canceled.

another beautiful day in the neighborhood. hope everyone has a lovely day! light, love, holding each of you close in my heart and thoughts.
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Judie said…
Good morning.

Sunshine on the snowy landscape. Really cold here.

Yes, JudyE, I remember the first experience with orange fingers. Ate Cheetos. Mom asked what happened to them. I looked innocent except the orange fingers gave me away. lol

♪♫ Happy Birthday Will and Susan ♪♫
May both enjoy a wonderful year.

Hope Hoda enjoys her skiing and that she is very cautious.

Judie said…
Paula, hope Larry is feeling better now. Also very sorry about John and Ajay. Yes, kids are resilient but it is difficult.

Sandi, hope the heat pumps are fixable without too much $ spent. Nice you had an alternative.

Andy, what a relief to have all that potential danger fixed. What a scary thought.

Judie said…
Okay, now to finish the last few drops of coffee, check on the kids, then to the scullery to make a pot of chili.

Wishing everyone a wonderful morning. Stay safe and warm.
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