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A heat wave due for the northeast - day #4

UPDATE - Jul 8 - One more 90+ day. Looks like this might be the break we need to end the heat wave since there is a pretty good change of t-storms later today.

Jul 7 - Another day of 90+ temps. Energy use for Air Condx is at record levels too. No problems locally yet though. Solid power here but there have been a few outages in other areas not too far away.

Jul 6 - temp is headed for 95 or more today with a feels like temp of over 100 degrees.  Energy use is off the charts in parts of the northeast today so there might be problems with the site or my Internet connection.

Jul 5 - Weather forecasters here in upstate NY and across the northeast are predicting 90+ temps for at least three to four days. That, by definition in my area my least, constitutes a heat wave. Depending on how hot it actually gets there might be rolling brownouts or blackouts if the electricity use gets too high. We're fortunate that we have an abundance of hydro power available to us in central NY and that the rains have filed all of the lakes/dams/rivers/streams to nearly overflowing.

Since most homes here are very well insulated to ward off the cold temps in winter it also doesn't take as much to run the air conditioning in summertime. While I don't expect any power problems from the heat you never know for certain so if the site disappears for a while it will be back after the power problems are resolved.

Bob

What was I thinking anyway?

Made a trip today to the local "big box" store for groceries and a few other essential items. I paid a visit to the electronics department and in wandering around got a good look at an Acer 10 inch netbook. It was around $300 and came with 1 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard drive. I almost bought one when I realized that really don't use the 13 inch Apple Macbook got over a year ago that much.

So I decided to save the bucks and get out the Macbook and use it more. I had to set up my wireless router to use with the iPad so I now can use the Macbook wherever I want to in the house anyway. So in the end I saved $300 and an using a piece of hardware I already had. The only thing I might do for the Macbook is to update the version of OS X on it to the lateast release.

The Wynter Lioness


The Wynter Lioness


 

by Tychonaut

 
 
 
 
 
Eorðe (The World)
 
The Heptarchy - The name for the seven kingdoms of the Angelcyn which occupy the continent of Albion. The Seven Kingdoms are based on the real seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, although subject to significant changes to fit the Wynter Lioness universe. The Seven Kingdoms are:

The Rose Part 2

The Rose Chapter 2


By Stanman63

Thanks To JennaFL For Proofing And Nora Adrienne for
editing
!


Synopsis:After a violent rape, Charlie's best friend, and family help him to get even with the rapist, and he finds the girl within.
 
 

Sadly, THAT past could never be. But, At least I could give her a future without the past that I'd lived. Unlike Audrey, I was born with Momma's physique while Audrey was nearly as tall as Daddy and Gramps. No wonder Daddy's brother NEVER tried a thing with her growing up, he knew that she'd not let him get away with it!

The Rose Part 1


The Rose Part 1

By Stanman63

Thanks To JennaFL For Proofing And Nora Adrienne for

editing!

Synopsis:After a violent rape, Charlie's best friend, and family help him to get even with the rapist, and he finds the girl within.

 

 

It was after Easter and the school was putting on another play. I had won the part of the nurse and was heading home after dress rehearsal when it happened; Buck and his gang found and raped me.

The Sweet Romance of Linda Piontak

The Sweet Romance
of Linda Piontak

 
by Andrea Lena DiMaggio

 

Linda learns that life and music sometime collide
when love is involved.

The Wynter Lioness - Part 3

The Wynter Lioness
Part 3 (Chapter 2)

 

by Tychonaut

 
 
Prince Henry Wynter was the Heir to the High Throne of the Heptarchy and prophesised to one day lead his people to unparalleled greatness. Twenty two years after he abandoned his destiny and his throne for the chance to be the person he felt he was meant to be, he finds that Fate has not yet finished with him. The events surrounding the proposed appointment of a new Heir to the High Throne have consequences that reach as far the remote farmstead refuge of the former prince and threaten to destroy the new life that she has built for herself.

 

Duty, Honor, Country, Family, Part 24

How quickly life had changed. A day earlier, Chuck would have been over the moon about the possibility of his being a father. Now it was like they were discussing an appointment with the dentist. 

“Yes, it could be, but I doubt it. I admit that it may be wishful thinking, but I’ve got a feeling. A blood test would tell me which it is.”

“When were you planning to do that? Did we come to Australia for some other reason than to tell me that you’ve been lying to me for a year?”

“Chuck, that’s not fair. I admit that I lied about my work, but most of our conversations were the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

Duty, Honor, Country, Family- Part Twenty Four
By Danielle J


Synopsis- Hiromi tells Chuck the truth about herself.

Career Day: The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round.

Title page -

Career Day: The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And
Round.

The Wynter Lioness - Part 2

The Wynter Lioness

 

by Tychonaut

 
 
Prince Henry Wynter was the Heir to the High Throne of the Heptarchy and prophesised to one day lead his people to unparalleled greatness. Twenty two years after he abandoned his destiny and his throne for the chance to be the person he felt he was meant to be, he finds that Fate has not yet finished with him. The events surrounding the proposed appointment of a new Heir to the High Throne have consequences that reach as far the remote farmstead refuge of the former prince and threaten to destroy the new life that she has built for herself.