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By: masshysteria , 12:45 PM GMT on February 01, 2017

Weather Underground PWS KMAMETHU12 Tues. 28, 2017
   


     FEB. 28 - NO MORE UPLOADS TO WU PHOTO SECTION!
     CURRENT PICS THERE WILL BECOME ELIMINATED BY
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    DREAMING OF THE RETURNING WARMTH OF SPRING!

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         MON., FEB. 20TH: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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    LOCAL DAILY WEATHER FORECASTS

      TODAY'S TEMPS: [H] 55F [L] 45F



Tues: Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around
    55F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tues. Night: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers.
    Low around 45F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance  
    of rain 50%.

    

      DIRECT LINK BELOW TO METHUEN, MA - 7 DAY
      WEATHER FORECAST FROM WEATHERUSA.NET:

    

    LINK TO BOSTON'S WBZ-TV DAILY WEATHER FORECASTS
      GIVEN BY THEIR VARIOUS METEOROLOGISTS.

  
      


       CLICK ON HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE FORECAST MAP ABOVE WHICH IS
       LOCATED ON WEATHER.BOSTON.CBSLOCAL.COM. THIS POSTED WEATHER
       FORECAST FOR THE BOSTON METROLPOLITAN REGION IS ALL POWERED
       BY THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, INC.





CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO EACH OF NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS' TEMP RANGE
 FORECAST MAPS SEEN ABOVE:



 REGIONAL AND NATIONAL WEATHER MAPS


    CURRENT NORTHEAST WEATHER RADAR BELOW COURTESY OF NWS:

  

  WEATHER.RAP.UCAR.EDU/PROGS/INDEX: CLICK ON MAP BELOW FOR DIRECT LINK.



  NOAA's SPC ACTIVITY CHART - CLICK ON MAP BELOW FOR DIRECT LINK TO SITE.

  

Click on map below to the link of NOAA's forecast.weather.gov. It also will forecast the type
of weather conditions daily as is reflected by the colors on the map below.


        

  
  
  Current Jet Stream Map from : http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/maps.php


  

  

  


The map below is a composite plot of the radar summary, echo tops, storm movement,
TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes. The radar summary is color coded by precip
type. Greens, yellows and reds are rain. Pinks are mixed precipitation (freezing rain, sleet).
Blues are snow. NOTE: Radar data is susceptible to a phenomena called anomalous propagation.
This generally happens at night and appears as a area of 20 dBZ echos (darkest green)
which is centered around each radar site and expands with time. To try and reduce the
problem, low echo values near the radar sites have been removed.

  
    


CLICK HERE FOR UNISYS WEATHER MAP ABOVE WHICH IS A SAFE SITE TO PROCURE MAPS
IN THE THE U.S. OR NORTHEAST REGION, ETC.






      2 Images below from .intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop

   

   

The map below, which is produced by the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS),
shows recent precipitation and temperature patterns in the Northeast Click on map for
direct link to the Northeast Regional Climate Center website






    WEEKLY UPDATED MA DROUGHT MAP BELOW
    NOW SHOWS QUITE A REDUCTION IN OUR
    RAIN DEFICIT AS SEEN IN LT GOLD AREA
    RATHER THAN DK GOLD. SEEMS WE'VE MADE
    SOME HEADWAY IN OUR WATER REPLENISHMENT.




   


     NOAA'S DAILY U.S. TEMPERATURE RANGE MAP:

   

    NOAA'S DAILY WIND GUSTS MAP FOR NORTHEAST MASS
    (IN KNOTS NOT MPH) 1 knot = 1.15077945 miles per hour


      


The webcam below is from WU member, Dr. Pelletier, whose WU weather webcam
site shows a pastoral Dracut, MA scene which is approximately 5-8 miles West of
my location. You can click on the webcam below for a direct link to his site, further
info. or even check out a time lapsed video if interested.

     Find more about Weather in Dracut, MA            
      


The webcam and weathersticker directly below was originally copied from YLEE's
"WINDOWS TO THE WORLD" WU blogsite. This webcam can also be found on
this direct link to Cape Ann Weather. Com's New England Webcam Sites


Click here for a Direct Link to Ylee's Current "Windows to the World" webcam blogsite
for further spectacular sights and accompanying weather from across the world!

      THE FAMOUS NUBBLE LIGHTHOUSE OF YORK, MAINE
       
    Find more about Weather in York, ME
    


SEMI-ACTIVE WEBCAM BELOW OF CANON AND LAFAYETTE MTS. FROM EASTON, NH

    Find more about Weather in Easton, NH


   ONCE AGAIN, BORROWING MY FAVORITE PENGUIN WEBCAM, FROM
   YLEE'S CURRENT BLOGSITE, SO TO VIEW HERE OVER THE WINTERTIME.
   I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THESE FAVORED, TUXEDOED-LOOKING BIRDS!


    Click for Base Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica Forecast
   

       Visitor Map

   
         



       LINK BELOW TO MOONGIANT.COM TO CK FOR
          MOON PHASES & OTHER RELATED INFO.

              

LINKS TO BACKGROUND AND FONT COLOR CODE SITES:

LINKS TO BACKGROUND AND FONT COLOR CODE SITES:

Link to www.colorhexa.com names.

http://www.quackit.com/html/html_color_codes.cfm

OR THIS SITE BELOW:

http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_names.asp

CLICK BELOW FOR BOX SHADOW CSS GENERATOR

THIS DIRECT LINK TO BOX SHADOW COLOR CODES COURTESY OF YLEE


HAZARD WARNING SYMBOL FOR ME TO USE WITH EMERGENCY WEATHER



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63. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:18 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
masshysteria has created a new entry.
62. plapman
2:04 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
Good morning Mass. It's good to hear your husband is coping with the after effects of the stroke. I go to a monthly meeting of stroke survivors, there are about 12 people who attend regularly. Seeing the damaged caused by strokes in other people I feel lucky that only my vision is impaired. Have a good day.
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61. sandiquiz
12:08 PM GMT on March 01, 2017


Happy Month :)
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60. GardenGrrl
10:47 AM GMT on March 01, 2017
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!

Perhaps, they thought we needed to give up photos for Lent.
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59. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:42 AM GMT on March 01, 2017
"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it."
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58. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:28 AM GMT on March 01, 2017

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57. redagainPatti
8:05 PM GMT on February 28, 2017
I tried to email a few photos to my yahoo account but those buttons are not working... oh well.....
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56. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
5:30 PM GMT on February 28, 2017
It has already been done photos are now ended image base will be gone Jun 30
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55. redagainPatti
7:25 AM GMT on February 28, 2017
Hugs...
Another year under my belt... wonder how long I will be in here.... hated that our photos are being shut down too.... hugs again.
Please pass my "thank you" to those who tried to help me with directions in trying to save my photos in here.
BTW. I am redagainPatti on Ficker... hope that web site hangs around...
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54. Ylee
3:16 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Went from 80 here Friday to 21 this morning! That's a big shock to us, as well as the plants that were trying to come up! :(

Hope you are having a nice Sunday!
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53. plapman
2:56 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Good morning Weather.
It's really cold here on the prairie too.
Have a good day.
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52. GardenGrrl
10:58 AM GMT on February 26, 2017
Good Morning. Here comes the loooong work week. Starting Tuesday send energy.
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51. GardenGrrl
4:07 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
Hi Mass, we are having unseasonably warm weather. It is to get to 85f. Left the heat off overnight for the house to cool. Darn chilly in here but the A/C can probably be left off until 3pm. Am waiting for a UPS package so stuck at the house.
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50. masshysteria
3:25 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
Hi WU Friends! ~ I'm sorry that I haven't been able to keep up with much posting as I'm still so swamped with personal matters at home. Thankfully, our weather, today through Saturday, is literally turning spring-like with temps rising to near 70F today, 63F tomorrow with rainshowers and 64F with same on Saturday. This sure helps the spirits and, especially later this afternoon, while having to drive 20 miles away to my birthplace or city on a much needed errand. Never a dull moment lately.

Hope everyone is doing well, enjoying a SAFE spring-like thaw and that we can all turn a more positive corner before too long. To date, turning age 65 in January has been somewhat of a tumultuous experience for me. Can't wait till everything's settled by perhaps late spring! Exhausting!
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49. masshysteria
6:57 PM GMT on February 21, 2017
Quoting 48. Ylee:

I posted a comment yesterday, but WU "poofed" it. Enjoy your leftovers!

Hi Ylee! ~ You're not alone with WU's unexpected **poofs** which is why I now try to keep my posts to smaller paragraphs or more minimal.

We still haven't fully dug into all the grilled poultry and meats that hubby cooked up this past unexpectedly warm Sunday. It's truly great to be able to use our grill more often as it's sorely missed over the much colder/snowier months of winter. Thursday (Feb. 23th) and now Saturday Sept. 25th) our temps could break a record by climbing to 65F degrees. Despite having some interspersed seasonal temps mixed in between, next week looks a bit promising as well to where temps might average out to near 50F. Can't wait till we finally ease out of the miserably cold winter doldrums and into more regularly warmer, lighter brighter moments. Hope that this better trek continues for everyone!
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48. Ylee
2:18 AM GMT on February 21, 2017
I posted a comment yesterday, but WU "poofed" it. Enjoy your leftovers!
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47. masshysteria
7:56 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Hi Folks! ~ Unexpectedly, our temps have risen to 60F degrees presently to where the snow's rapidly melting off the roof and makes it look like an open faucet. Drip, drip, drip ... Yeah! While the going's good, hubby's manning our grill as I type and grilling up a storm of week long suppertime delights! Can't wait till this weather becomes a more every day occurrence and eventually progresses into t-shirt and shorts weather. This holiday weekend Sunday really has me psyched!

Ylee! ~ Yesterday. I found that a longtime WU frontal boundary animated weather map suddenly went extinct so I had to replace it with two other stationary ones from a different weather website. It appears more and more that that may be the case ahead, i.e. if we will still be allowed to post any maps or graphics at all in the future. Grim!

Tony! ~ So happy to learn that a touch of springtime has returned, for now, to La Prairie as well. Isn't it grand? I only hope that your region doesn't run into trouble with serious flooding. Fortunately, we didn't receive enough snowfall to cause such consternation. It will be wonderful once all this white stuff is gone for good and replaced with some shades of green again! Continue to take care and keep us posted!
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46. plapman
3:15 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Good morning Mass.
All the snow has melted from my roof. Have a good day.
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45. Ylee
3:39 PM GMT on February 18, 2017
The radar map on my blog still works, Mass! Not sure which ones you have that disappeared! Not really surprised, though! :( Hope they replace it with something better!

Feel better soon!
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44. masshysteria
3:05 PM GMT on February 18, 2017
Hi Everyone! ~ Been feeling a bit under the weather the past few days due to a moderate head cold and a still painful (but supposedly healing) stress-fractured left foot. It's hard for me to sit for long behind the computer as my left foot starts to throb so .....

Ylee! ~ I certainly realize and don't envy Northern Maine's current Snowpocallypse season! Let me point out, however, that we in Mass. surpassed their latest highest snow total of 96 in. back in early 2015 with a whopping 110.6 inches. I have heard that the sad part about all this is that Maine actually has too much snow for many non-resident skiers to be able to reach some of their more popular resorts and slopes. Tough break there! No pun intended. Nevertheless, come spring hope that all their melted snow will moisturize the ground enough so not to bring on drought conditions. It still boggles me that all our 2015 historic snowfall and melt didn't make any dent in our on-going drought fight.

Tony! ~ Your posts below of La Prairie's spring-like weather warm the cockles of my heart as well. So good to hear that Canada's remaining out of the harsh deep freeze and finally attracting much warmer balmier breezes. It now appears some of that much warmer weather could be reaching my Northeast region, too, for it is forecasted this week that we could reach near 60F degrees on Thursday! Hope nothing comes along, weatherwise, to put a serious crimp in that expectation. We could use a nice warming uplift right now!

G/G! ~ So good to hear from you again! I know what a busy workload or schedule you possess and, understandably, there are times you need to break away from the blogs due to illness or needing to utilize better those preciously few vacation type days off from work. It appears that February has been a miserable month for many both in affecting either one's health or weather systems. Hope you'll soon be feeling totally "in the pink" for, even on a good day, it's hard enough for us to be tackling those mounting drudgerous household chores.

Well here's to a better week ahead for all! Hope we all get to experience more pleasant spring-like weather this week. I, for one, would be happy to see all our remaining snow completely melt into the ground. It would also greatly help in abating a few years of drought conditions from recurring or showing up on the Northeast map. I's also like to seecontinued water replenishment begin to positively reflect on our steeper quarterly water bills as well. Geesh! I sure hope water never becomes a very rare precious commodity in our Nation or world or we'll all be sunk!

Some of Wu's weather maps are now disappearing or becoming extinct!

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43. plapman
2:19 PM GMT on February 18, 2017
Good morning Mass.
It's going to be warm on the prairie today again. It was just like spring yesterday. Forecast is for he same today.
Have a good day.
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42. GardenGrrl
3:06 PM GMT on February 17, 2017
Good Morning, felt kind of moist/ gonna rainy out. Checked here and it is all just east of us and moving away.
Feeling a bit better so going to take advantage of that and do some essential laundry and vacuum.
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41. plapman
2:53 PM GMT on February 17, 2017
Good morning Mass.
It feels like spring here on the prairie. Have a good day.
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40. plapman
5:32 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Good morning Mass.
We're going to be warmer than you today. Strange weather for the Northern edge.
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39. sandiquiz
7:51 AM GMT on February 15, 2017
Snowdrops... mean spring is coming :)

When I was out to lunch on Monday I saw some snow..... snow drops:) They always make me think Spring is on its way, so hang in there!

It is good to have caring neighbours... I have several. We have lived together in the head of a small culdesac for over twenty years, so we are all great friends and can be called upon to help in a crisis.
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38. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:15 AM GMT on February 15, 2017
today is valentines day interlude


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37. Ylee
2:16 AM GMT on February 15, 2017
Lucky you don't live in Bangor, where they got over 30" of snow!

Take care!
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36. masshysteria
7:34 PM GMT on February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day Everyone and thanks
for all the great holiday graphics posted below!

Given our weather circumstances experienced within
the past couple of days, I decided to recycle an apropos
Valentines Day graphic I created back in early 2015.
Gratefully, we haven't encountered the same horrific
unprecedented snow amounts of that season, i.e., over
9 ft of snow within 8 - 9 weeks time. Still, I can't help
but keep a very watchful eye on the seeming foot of
snow now melting on our low-pitched roof.

Our wonderful neighbor just finished roof raking the large
icicled edges and snow off a large portion of our home's roof
which is a relief. I don't ever want to see water spewing through
our kitchen or livingroom's ceiling and/or window frames (as in
2015) ever again. We were so lucky that everything had then
completely dried without any permanent damage done or needing
to file an expensive insurance claim.

Well, today's bright and sunny, the snow's quickly melting
and temps are to progressively rise during the week, so,
hopefully, by the weekend, we'll be in much better stead
and will feel closer to spring. Still, five weeks seem like
an eternity to wait before it actually does rolls around. Hope
that we still have WU blogs to message/post one another by
that time! Fingers crossed! I sure will miss posting holiday, etc.
greeting graphics to everyone. Well, in the meantime ....


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35. WeatherWise
7:31 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Hi Massy, 18 in of snow sounds like a bit much and another snowstorm on the way?

Happy Valentines! Have a nice Valentines Day. Tell someone you love them. Have a heart! LOVE??

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34. Proserpina
4:07 PM GMT on February 14, 2017


Hi Mass, I hope the snow in your area has been kind to you! Happy Valentine's Day to you!
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33. plapman
2:47 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Good morning Mass.
I have nothing fancy for Valentines day so I'll just wish you a Happy Valentines day.
Are you still snow bound?
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32. GardenGrrl
11:01 AM GMT on February 14, 2017
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31. Ylee
5:13 AM GMT on February 14, 2017
Saw where Meuthen had 9 1/2 inches of snow; could've been worse, I guess!

Take care!
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30. masshysteria
8:08 PM GMT on February 13, 2017
My lengthy post just went poof! Sorry but I can't fully re-message just now. The overnight snow stopped earlier this am, left about another foot of white in our driveway, and blustery winds are whipping up and creating bigger drifts. This might be what it feels like to live up in La Prairie Manitoba with Plapman, except, gratefully, our temps have never dipped down to the deathly sub-freezing lows as there! Have mercy!

My computer's acting a bit glitch today and am not sure if it has to do with problems caused by high winds. The gusts sound like its all reaching around 45 mph, as I can see many tall trees really swaying in the background outside. At least, our driveways all plowed and our power's remained on, so I can't complain. We also have had plenty of water and food on hand so I'm certain once this miserable system's passed, we can head out tomorrow for other replenishments.

Hope all are doing well and, if not, will be on the compete mend real soon! My very best to my great buddies who've posted below! I hope I can get back on within a reasonable period to respond to below and post on your sites as well.

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29. plapman
3:40 PM GMT on February 13, 2017
Good morning Mass.
Hope your making out OK in your storm. Take care.
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28. GardenGrrl
11:04 AM GMT on February 13, 2017
Jus checking in. Send up a flare we can see through the snow.
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27. Ylee
5:36 AM GMT on February 13, 2017
How are you all doing, Mass? Looks awful! :( Take care!

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26. plapman
3:33 PM GMT on February 12, 2017
Good morning Mass. It's going to be almost melting on the prairie today.
Have a good day.
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25. plapman
3:15 PM GMT on February 11, 2017
Good morning Mass.
Do you get the heavy wet snow or the fluffy stuff. My daughter in Newfoundland gets the heavy wet stuff. She says it is blue with water when it is moved. Take care.
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24. sandiquiz
3:03 PM GMT on February 11, 2017
Here we are in the UK - ground to a halt by five inches of snow - and you are coping admirably with twice or three times as much!

There have been many road accidents due to the snow and ice pellet rain, and the fact our drivers are NOT to used to conditions like this.

Luckily C fell ill with stomach pains, due to something he had eaten yesterday, and chose not to go to the weekend rehearsal. Friends of his who did go have had a terrible journey and two finished up in the ditch!

Good luck with the next storm.
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23. masshysteria
1:43 PM GMT on February 11, 2017
Hi folks ~ Looks like we're in for another potentially serious snowstorm tomorrow, Sunday into Monday evening. It could end up dumping another 8 or more inches of snow fall, so we're getting prepared for this possible eventuality. We were so lucky to have escaped all the current frigid temps (13F) and snow (8.8 in. on Feb. 9th) throughout much of January, but unfortunately the Northeast is never in the clear until the end of March or so.

Hope everyone's doing well and I will attempt to make the post rounds later, as I have a lot to do today in preparation.
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22. Ylee
4:34 PM GMT on February 10, 2017
9 inches is not as bad as it could have been! Hope you have plenty of vittles, and your power stays on!
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21. plapman
2:25 PM GMT on February 10, 2017
Good morning Mass.
I saw on the Weather Network that your in for a storm. Take care if you have to move snow.
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20. masshysteria
2:06 PM GMT on February 09, 2017
HI Sandi! The UK and Canada are so lucky to put the affordable healthcare needs, coverage and costs of its people ahead of the type of disgusting politics and outrageous profiteering rendered by healthcare insurance companies in the U.S. I hope some day we can get in line with both U.K, and Canada (to swapping over to an affordable single-payer system) so all average or lower incomed people don't end up going broke while trying to stay healthy or alive. I can't wait till my SS/Medicare interview on Mar. 17th but have to pay big bucks in-between now and then in order to have some form of interim health coverage so I won't be financially penalized at a higher amount by our State. We're mandated to have active insurance throughout the year. It still angers me that I was misled and bamboozled, by my local Social Security and MassHealth reps. back in the beginning of Nov., when discussing with each one my pending senior status. I could have made a much smoother, affordable insurance transition on my birthdate instead of finding out, only a week before, that I was being disqualified for not having received eligibility for Medicare from the SS office, etc.. Unfortunately, it takes a couple or more months to get an initial phone interview with a SS/Medicare rep. so to finally be enrolled and have it all enacted a few months after that! Argh!!!

Well, the snow's begun to fall again and it looks like we're in for quite the Nor'Easter of a storm. When all is said and done, we could be looking at nearly or over a foot of snow to shovel or plow. Thankfully, hubby and I are fully prepared having cooked up some delicious meats on the grill during yesterday's warmup to 53F, plus purchased gas for the snowblower, etc... I'm hoping we receive more of the fluffier form of precip. as heavier wet snow is expected south of us and could get dicey for those living toward or nearer the Cape Cod region. Thankfully, our much beloved, available younger neighbor, across the street, is ready to lend us a hand if need be. He's such a Godsend!

Will keep everyone posted as to the outcome of this storm later today. In meantime, it's batten down the hatches time here.
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19. sandiquiz
9:27 AM GMT on February 08, 2017
Sorry you are getting stressed what with one thing and another. I have to say I am so glad we have the NHS. (Now in its 68th year!)

If I am ill I ring a doctor for an appointment and usually I am seen that day.
If it is an emergency I ring for an ambulance and am taken to hospital, where I am treated... and it costs me nothing - no forms to fill in...apart from what I want for dinner the next night!

Your KISS statement made me smile - you say "Keep it simple Sweetie" - we say "Keep it simple stupid!"

Well, I have been up for three hours and only had one coffee... so had better get another before I get light-headed!!
Good luck with all the issues.

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18. masshysteria
1:45 PM GMT on February 07, 2017
Good Morning Folks! ~ Up early as I'm nervously awaiting word from various sources to fix a major healthcare coverage debacle. Last November, I was seriously mislead by both my local Social Security and Masshealth representatives, which have caused me to lose two months time in order to transition over into SS/Medicare, etc. around my birthday. Unfortunately, I now have to wait till mid March for my SS/Medicare interview and, in the interim, must find affordable healthcare coverage or I'll be penalized!! I'm fuming and hope that I don't have to obtain legal services to intervene. Amazing how our MA healthcare system and reps of the region have all become so messed up! Ugh!!! We were the originators of first the reasonably successful Romneycare (former (R) Governor) which turned into the nationwide Obamacare. If anyone has any complaints about such, one should look to the former originator rather than the latter to blame for the much needed tweaks it has needed to make it totally successful, affordable and fully functional.

On the lighter side, it's begun to lightly snow here before turning to a mixed bag later in the day. We have a "Winter Weather Advisory" in effect till 7:00 pm. Hubby and I aren't too concerned as all should melt before some really mild temps, as high as 56F, could return as of tomorrow. If Wednesday's decent weather forecast holds up alongside, we'll definitely be grilling up some goodies on our gas grill. I know I sound redundant here, but I can't wait till warmer spring weather arrives on a more permanent basis and, hopefully, all my healthcare and other woes will finally be resolved. Can't come too soon, as I'm presently so stressed out!
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17. masshysteria
1:15 PM GMT on February 06, 2017
Tony! ~ Looks like some snow's now on our MA horizon as well. Tomorrow, we could receive approx. 3-5 inches of white stuff. Amazingly, come Weds., our temps could shoot up to 55F degrees despite some rainshowers. Hey, who cares about rain when we get a warming respite from the current below freezing chill. Hope you can get some warming relief real soon as well. Upper North America has really taken it off the chin this winter season!!

Hi Sandi! ~ Thanks for the many helpful hints you've posted below. When I get the time, I'll check out whether or not my computer can do a "screen-shot" via its function key. I've been reticent to really try some of them out as my computer can be so sensitive. Sometimes, it's difficult to understand, get the correct functionality or figure out the supposed end result. I, too, have been using MS Paint for MANY years so hopefully that knowledge will help me to quickly edit any successful screenshots taken before uploading and posting to websites. Glad I'm not the only one who's noticed the seeming complexity of Flickr's newer format. It shouldn't take 15 or more minutes to find the exact location of where one can properly download an uploaded pic to this or other accepting websites. Wish more sites would keep to the old KISS method, i.e., " Keep It Simple Sweetie".

Hi Ylee! ~ Actually, I hoping that the Falcons could miraculously pull off a Super Bowl win. Nevertheless, it was quite the noble effort on their part! I didn't watch the game as it's so ridiculously over-hyped and am so disenchanted with the tainted PATS but did tune-in to watch the most enjoyable half-time show.

Hope you can figure out the Wordpress cam blog glitch. It seems many blogs are going through changes and problems these days. Ugh! Let's hope we can collectively figure out what we can do to circumvent some/many of WU's changes to come for I'm concerned it could affect the current enjoyable features we are presently using. I'd hate to lose the ability to post cams and/or occasional pics / graphics from other photo or cam storage websites, etc. I've started copying and memorizing the various codes now used to later type in manually and hopefully be accepted. It would be so ridiculously boring and counterproductive if this place turned strictly to text. Hope Rob remains on WU along with his linked effective Youtube code site. Who knows what's in store there as well?

Have a good work week ahead and may we see your next post before Friday.!

P.S. Keep us apprised of that personal matter you WU mailed us about on Jan. 20th! Best wishes continue!

I'm a little under the weather today but hope to return soon to do more extensive posting. Sorry that I haven't been able to make it around the blogs more often as I've wished. In the meantime, I'm much appreciate to those who continue thinking of me and posting messages here! I hope to keep up!
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16. Ylee
5:23 AM GMT on February 06, 2017
Well, tonight's game won't help your mood.... Atlanta just ran out of gas, it seemed.
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15. sandiquiz
4:23 PM GMT on February 05, 2017
Quoting 13. masshysteria:

Sandi! ~ Thanks so much for that snapshot of your Flickr acct. page and where I can click on to email you if need be! I wish I knew how to take micro-snapshots (like below) of those websites, etc. to use as references. That's quite the wonderful feature! As far as Flickr goes, I'm still trying to figure out its many features and find it difficult to reach the page where one can successfully download an uploaded picture.


Mass the graphic is a "Screen shot" done by one of the function keys which will say something like 'PrtScn' if not the whole word on your keyboard. Press Function and the PrtScn at the same time to copy all on the screen.

I have Microsoft office - enables me to use Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel, but also gives me MS Paint. In the paint programme I paste the saved image and then crop out the sensitive things top and bottom and finally save the image to my computer and then I loaded it to Photobucket before posting on your blog.

As to knowing my way around Flickr.... I have been a fully paid up member since 2006 so have a few years more experience than you... but it has, like WU, had so many upgrades it sometimes seems like learning a new programme! At the last upgrade, in 2013, many left to join ipernity, but have drifted back when they found it did not offer what Flickr did.

** I have just checked Wiki and Flickr has 3.5 million new images uploaded daily! WOW

Version bought Yahoo last year and the deal is supposed to be closed this next couple of months... I do wonder what will happen to Flickr then....?? Will they keep it going??
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14. plapman
3:42 PM GMT on February 05, 2017
Good morning Mass.
We're going to get more snow on the prairie today. We don't need anymore. I'm hoping for a slow melt.
Have a good day.
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13. masshysteria
3:30 PM GMT on February 05, 2017
Good Morning, Folks! ~ Just earlier, I had to contact my spyware company's technicians to help remove a quarantined, high risk, Trojan from my computer that I believe was picked up from this website during its disruptions, etc. of last week. I'd be careful when downloading any pics, etc. from this website for the time being as I'm not sure where, within, it's originating. If anyone else has picked up an identical Trojan In the past couple weeks, WU mail me with the specific label to check if it's the same one. Hopefully, you can get the same help I received to TOTALLY remove it from your computer. I don't trust just a quarantine alone!

Well, it's a very chilly overcast Sunday outside and temps are only expected to rise to 41F. I plan on taking it easy today as achiness has set in my bones and there's a 24 hr Mary Tyler Moore Marathon currently being shown on the U.S. retro TV channel, Decades. Boy, talk about nostalgia! I have vivid recollections of those years 1970 - 1977. Hard to believe that, this May, it'll be 40 yrs since that amazing show permanently retired. Hooray for old syndicated re-runs!

Sandi! ~ Thanks so much for that micro-screenshot of your Flickr acct. page so I will know where to click onto the email feature to reach you if need be! I wish I knew how screenshots of those websites, etc. to use as references. That's quite the wonderful feature! As far as Flickr goes, I'm still trying to figure out its many features and find it difficult to reach the page where one can successfully download an uploaded picture. I had to revert to Flickr for stationary pics only due to unsuccessful log-in issues with Photobucket. P/B's free-bee website became so glitch-filled, due to multitudes of ads posted, that it made things nearly impossible to upload or post there. The only reason I like Photobucket better, when working, is that it allows animated pics or graphics to be uploaded .... Flickr doesn't.

G/G! ~ So glad that, some time ago, we exchanged regular email addresses so to stay in touch off of WU as well. As mentioned above to Sandi, I'm impressed by how the two of you seem to know what you're doing on Flickr. I'm still a bit lost at sea as to know where to post my pics, how to create albums that can be easily accessed, etc. I'm still in that trial and error phase. Hopefully, I'll be able to figure it all out soon enough. Seems like Flickr creates such a ridiculously complex process to go through in order to find the uploaded pics section or create files/albums! Geesh!

Tony! ~ I haven't yet checked your blog today, but hope yesterday's cloudiness has passed and those warmer temps keep creeping back into La Prairie! We could all use a nice warm thawing-out period right about now to eradicate all traces of snow and ease any aches in our chilly bones. Thankfully, we're nearly two-thirds of the way through winter and closing in on the remaining 5 wk home-stretch to go. We've just gotta keep hanging tough!

Hmmm... Looks like this Sunday's on the cloudy, chillier side for many in the U.S. Good time to stay warm indoors, munch on some comfie food and settle into a good TV program or not. You notice I haven't mentioned that it's Super Bowl Sunday. Truthfully, I've lost total interest in the seeming tainted sport. When all is said and done, though, I hope the ATLANTA FALCONS win! Their coach and players seemingly have far more integrity.
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