Sunday, September 28, 2014

Update...and a Rant About Craigslist

Okay...need heat of some sort for the house this winter.
Wanted a pellet stove.
Went to Craigslist to find one.
FIRST OF ALL....If you are selling a used item on Craigslist, do NOT price it as high as a brand new one! I am looking for DISCOUNTS, people!
SECOND....don't advertise an item, talk to me on the phone about it and then when I get to your home AFTER DRIVING ALL THE HELL OVER HALF OF NEW ENGLAND tell me, "Oh, sold that an hour ago." AND THEN TRY TO SELL ME A MORE EXPENSIVE STOVE THAT YOU "JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE"!!!
THIRD...and perhaps most importantly, do NOT post a pic of a lovely stove and then when I get there show me a stove that looks liked it was dragged over 40 miles of bad road! You have obviously snagged the pic from a manufacturers site and posted it as a representative photo of your own stove and it is NOT!
Yeah. Annoyed I am.
Getting a wood furnace for the basement tomorrow, as well as a propane gas fireplace for upstairs. I have seen these and KNOW that they work AND have someone who is installing them for free.
Screw you Craigslist, you have disappointed me for the last time!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Internet is Working! (Uhmmmm...Sorta, Anyway)

After repeated calls to my internet and phone provider, they FINALLY sent me a repairman with some common sense. He actually looked at the line coming into the house (unlike the previous three guys) and said "Screw it. Let's just replace that old line and see if it helps."
Twenty minutes late, I had internet. And my phone worked, too!
So, lets see if I can get this blog rolling again!
Moose Crossing Sign. Everywhere here!

Local public library. Great place!

Next to library parking lot.

Window box loveliness at library.

Was out and about last week and took a few (pretty bad) pictures. The Moose Crossing signs are on every road here. And for good reason! When you hit a moose with a car...a truck, heck, even a semi!, there's a good chance you will be severely injured (if not outright killed) and your vehicle totaled. About a week and a half ago a lady in the next town over hit a moose...the moose staggered into the other road lane and was hit again by a different lady. Both cars totaled, but fortunately, both drivers survived. One is still in the hospital.
The moose? Staggered over to the edge of the road and sat down. It had to be destroyed because it's injuries were severe enough it wouldn't have survived long in the wild. New Hampshire law mandates that if a moose or deer or bear has to be destroyed by law enforcement, or has been recently killed by a vehicle, local law enforcement should have the animal immediately transported to a place it can be butchered out and the meat saved. The meat is then donated to facilities that can use it. Schools, prisons, group homes, etc.
I have seen a moose on the property here! Also wild turkeys galore. And deer...lots and lots of deer.
There is so much wildlife here! I had to chase an eagle away from the ducks pen!
It is starting to get chilly at night, and we still don't have a heating system. Tomorrow I go to look at a couple of pellet stoves. They are cheaper than an oil furnace and the fuel is cheaper, too.
Until then, I cuddle down at night with lots of blankets....and a couple of the dogs!