Friday, February 08, 2013
February 8, 2013
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.