Well time does fly when you’re just doing what needs to be done (oog).
Just got my annual Soc Sec report in the mail today that tells me just how much I’m not going to be making if I work to 66 and 10 months years of age. Ain’t much I tell ya’ and the way they have it I’ll have to work till I’m 108 and 4 months just to be completely broke. Don’t think I’m going to make it.
As you can see I seem to have a links list in the side bar now and I cheated to do it. Can’t beat that ol’ copy and paste routine. Guess I’ll just have to get up to speed on my html coding. It seems I’ve forgotten everything I used to know which believe me, wasn’t much. I’ll do it though.
Anyway, this site is more of an learning platform for a another blog I’m thinking about posting about the good ‘ole Northeast Kingdom of that great, green hilled wonder land called Vermont where only the stout of heart and those of strong character survive. Any others hike the hillsides, peep at the leaves and do winter sports or whatever just as so they can go back down-country before things get too rough. I just want to make sure I know what I’m doing before I go for bigger and better things.
Alright, I’ve stared at this screen long enough. Tomorrow’s time enough for more adventure.
Hope you all slept well (mornin’ honey “smack-smack”)
Unfortunately this sunny, unseasonably warm day is going to turn into a nasty mess before the weekend is over. That’s right folks, the Northeast Kingdom is going to do her thing and slam us from 50 degrees and sunny to cold and snowy she’ll do it in the time it takes you to turn around. Ah well, it is the season and all that.
Speaking of the weekend it’s going to take until then I get a handle on the workings of this business and I’m sure the page is going to look fairly amusing from time to time. I believe in messin’ around with things in order to find out how things work so I’m sure the site going to reflect that mess for awhile.
Please note: I’ve had to switch over from my original “Conversation Lost” blog to this one and have lost the comment refered to below. My thanks again to “Anonymous” for the link and the question.
I seem to have attracted a friend by the name of Anonymous concerning my recent posts on energy. Alright, so it could be anyone but this particular anonymous came up with a couple of good comments; a question for my entry “If old man winter had teeth” which addressed my statement that “Vermont, like other states with a similar type landscape have some of the highest electric rates in the union” and an excellent resource link concerning solar power (Alternative energy, Jan, 23rd). If someone wants to know about solar power anywhere in the country this is the link to go to:
And on “If old man winter had teeth” the question was: ” Doesn’t the news keep telling Vermonters that they have some of the LOWEST electric rates in the area?”
Of course it is or he/she wouldn’t have asked it.
Answer: Right and wrong. If you look at the State by State electric rate table for September, 2005 (updated Dec 21st, 2005) at the Official Nebraska Government website: http://www.neo.ne.gov/statshtml/115.htm, Vermont does have the lowest rate in the New England area with the exception of Maine so anonymous was essentially correct however, Vermont is still in the top ten in the nation for the states with the highest electric rates at 10.98 cents per killowatthour which is 2.36 cents above the national average which places Vermont at a solid #10. That is if you read the list from the bottom up the bottom being the highest.
The news, as usual only tells you what it wants you to hear. It was the right question though. I wondered about the same thing myself.
Check out those links, you might find them interesting.