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    Did you ask your son about creating a Google...

    Did you ask your son about creating a Google account, Bill?

    As I said before, you don't have to give them all those details you are concerned about. They'll ask for it, but you don't have to...
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    My New Blog Site

    Hey everyone:

    As I mentioned last month, I'm going to start moving more towards a Google+ account. To that end, I have now started a Blog there:

    Soil, Sky & Seasons

    Please check it out, I've...
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    The low here tonight is supposed to be 2 degrees,...

    The low here tonight is supposed to be 2 degrees, with a wind chill of -10. I'll have to get a photo of my weather station console, if it gets that low! :snowman:
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    Same type of weather here, and super-windy also....

    Same type of weather here, and super-windy also. I tried to clean up the garden yesterday, everything is dead because of the hard freeze last week. But it was so windy I gave up. What I was expecting...
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    Sticky: Well, that's what I'm saying, you don't have to...

    Well, that's what I'm saying, you don't have to do any that. I have my full name on there but that's ok with me it's all over the place anyway. But I didn't put any of that other information in my...
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    Sticky: If anyone is interested in learning more about...

    If anyone is interested in learning more about Google+, here's an introductory video by a very polite and distinguished-sounding gentleman:


    http://youtu.be/N3pq3bLfuRY

    The video explains many...
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    Sticky: Well, I suppose they won't know if you're not...

    Well, I suppose they won't know if you're not entirely accurate with what you tell them when you create an account. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first person to employ a little misinformation...
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    Sticky: Moving to Google+

    Everyone:

    I've decided to begin moving my online presence to Google+. It's very user-friendly and the various networking and collaboration tools are excellent. I will soon be shutting down this...
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    We might have set a new record low last night,...

    We might have set a new record low last night, not sure what the "official" temperature was for here. My own weather station recorded a low last night of 19.8 degrees.
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    I pulled up all the okra yesterday, it was still...

    I pulled up all the okra yesterday, it was still alive but not doing anything now. Took a couple of hours just cutting up the stalks into small enough pieces to bag, so the city can haul it off to...
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    We had our first frost last night here too,...

    We had our first frost last night here too, Okie... I covered up the pepper plants in my garden because they've still got some good potential to produce, but everything else I left to shift for...
  12. Weather Station Back Online

    I finally got the micro-computer for my weather station back from the vendor and it's back online again. Hopefully it won't give me any more issues, for the duration of winter at least.
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    Well, as my luck would have it, the weather for...

    Well, as my luck would have it, the weather for the marathon was "unseasonably warm", intensely sunny and windy to boot. Thankfully, they had water stations set up along the way. Anyway, I managed to...
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    Tomorrow is the big day, I already have my shirt...

    Tomorrow is the big day, I already have my shirt and number. Looking forward to it!
    http://www.thealmanack.com/userpics/1marathon13.png
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    Marathon Training

    This past month I've been training for a half-marathon which our brigade has hosted the last couple of years to honor those we've lost during the War on Terror:
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    We got just over an inch of rain Saturday...

    We got just over an inch of rain Saturday morning, then cool fall weather the rest of the day. Was perfect for my 1st annual Oktoberfest cookout/party. :adoration:
  17. I haven't even thought about Halloween, never...

    I haven't even thought about Halloween, never mind Thanksgiving...

    Over this past year we put extra money into our Christmas club account so I can purchase new Christmas lights this year. The...
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    End of Summer

    Signs that Summer is over at my house:
    http://www.thealmanack.com/userpics/01sep13.jpg
    The cucumbers are dug up

    http://www.thealmanack.com/userpics/02sep13.jpg
    The corn is dried out
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  19. The 100 Days of the Holidays

    I have a big 3'x4', 4-month dry erase planner board in my office, which of course is currently displaying September-December. I noticed yesterday that if you start with today (Sept. 24) and count up...
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    We got a good dump of rain late last week and...

    We got a good dump of rain late last week and more likely this coming Saturday. If figures, because I'm hosting an Oktoberfest cookout at my house that day. :nonchalance:

    I am glad for the rain...
  21. I predict that within a few generations humans...

    I predict that within a few generations humans will develop spacecraft advanced enough to go out and retrieve the Voyager (and other) space probes and bring them back to Earth for study. Scientists...
  22. Voyager Exits the Solar System

    The Voyager spacecraft exited the Solar System last year
    http://www.thealmanack.com/graphics/voyager-interstellar-130911a-02.jpg
  23. Sticky: Fall Articles for your Home, Lawn & Garden

    The Fall 2013 Articles for your Home, Lawn & Garden have been posted!
  24. Sticky: 2014 Almanack & Garden Journal Now Available

    The
    2014 Almanack & Garden Journal

    is now available for downloading!
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    Bill, I'm not sure how the photo was taken, my...

    Bill, I'm not sure how the photo was taken, my wife took it last week and sent it to me while I was at work. :)

    Okie, I can understand about not wanting them around out there. Morning glories have...
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