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Girls' Night

Friday, February 08, 2013

February 8, 2013

Day 6
Moving: carrying boxes 81 minutes 1259 calories burned

February 8, 2013
1. Took recyclables, scrap paper to be burned and dirty laundry to the basement 2. Took trash to the can outside
3. Put a trash bag in the coal scuttle and cleaned up dog messes in the back yard
4. Took a pallet the neighbor gave us back to the wood pallets in the back of the back yard
5. 3+8+5+11+16+10+11+17=81 divided by 60 = 1 hour 21 minutes of putting wood into the wheelbarrow, pushing the wheelbarrow to the basement steps, then unloading it and carrying it into the house. I filled two wood boxes and a pallet in the basement about thigh high. My back won't hold up to heavy work, so I work in short spurts and rest for at least 5 minutes or longer in between.
6. Sorted recyclables, scrap paper to be burned and dirty laundry and put them where they belonged
7. Washed my shoes and work gloves in the washer.

My husband, my son and his girlfriend (they are back together) and another couple are going to a time share at Deep Creek Lake tonight. I am staying home with Crellie and Princess. I lived for 9 years beside the lake. I am not anxious go there during cold weather.

Backbone Mountain - Maryland's highest mountain.
The highest point on Backbone Mountain is called "Hoye Crest." The "Eastern Continental Divide" runs along portions of Backbone Mountain. Similar to the "Continental Divide" that runs along the Rocky Mountains, rivers originating east of this mountain range drain into the Atlantic Ocean, while rivers originating west of the range drain into the Gulf of Mexico.

Marsh Hill (3,073 ft.) is where the WISP ski slope is.
Roman Nose Mountain (3,140 ft.)
Over eighty years ago, the idea was conceived to harness the water powers of the Youghiogheny (pronounced “yock-a-gain-ee” or locally referred to at the “yock”) River, Maryland’s only designated “wild” river and Deep Creek, a tranquil stream situated between Roman Nose Ridge and Marsh Hill Ridge, for the production of electricity.

Planning began as early as 1908 but early attempts fell through. In 1921 the Youghiogheny Hydro-Electric Corporation was granted the right to construct dams across Deep Creek and the Youghiogheny River, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Electric Corporation (PENELEC). This was the formation of Deep Creek Lake.

Wintry mix to the east this morning. Cloudy with a passing shower this afternoon. Windy tonight with scattered snow showers. It is 34 degrees here now.

I don't know if the time share has a fireplace or not. They won't have firewood and will have to supply their own food, soap, etc. The weather at the lake can change due to the mountains. New England is to get a Nor'easter, an out of season hurricane. I am staying put. I have a wood stove if the electric goes out and I won't have to cook. It will be a girls' night for me, Princess and Crellie.

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    I love a "Girls night,"..........especially when I don't have to go anywhere. I hope it was relaxing for you and safe and fun for your husband, son, and his girlfriend. I also hope the storm stays east of you and that you are safe and warm.
    1867 days ago
    Hope they didn't get stuck in that big storm
    1867 days ago
    I had a feeling your son would go back with that girl. She sounds so nice. I love the way she kept in touch with you when they weren't together.

    You certainly have been a busy bee! And, thanks for teaching me something new about Maryland.
    1868 days ago
    Girls night out? where shall we meet? (Hugs) ... I hope you have Hot Cocoa! and munchies there, that have no caloies! I will bring the dog treats if you like. (just being funny? ) Hey let the guys go, we can stay near the home front, I sure hate getting caught in a Nor'easter! But dealing with it, and a Cabin bound. Got snow up to my waist so aint going NO WHERE! I hate Cabin Fever! Wish you lived closer, and then I would use my cross country ski' talent and come.... within reason I will ski there! lol Sure coudl use a girls night out! Stay smart, even the pets know where its warm! lol susana
    1868 days ago
    I e-mail you my plans are to pick up Jack the cat Saturday afternoon if the weather holds. let us pray it does. Girls night is good. You can relax and enjoy your evening. emoticon
    1868 days ago
    Talk about one hard working woman! *hugs* YOU ROCK! Hey, you sound like the smartest one of the bunch~ I'd stay put, too, next to the woodburning stove with my girls. Take care, sweetie~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1868 days ago
    Sounds wonderful.
    1868 days ago
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