Monday, February 25, 2013

Blizzard Warning Expanded; Road Conditions Deteriorating

UPDATE: Monday, February 25, 2013

Wichita and Sedgwick County are now under a Blizzard Warning, issued by the National Weather Service early Monday morning.

At about 4 a.m., a Blizzard Warning was issued for Harvey, Butler, Sedgwick, Sumner and Cowley Counties. The warning is set to expire at noon on Tuesday.

http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/More-Snow-On-The-Way-To-KAKEland-192699551.html

I sure don’t think this is breaking news, given the wide weather warnings on all the news outlets, but it sure is nice. 

The first snow, last week, was melted in. A soaker type warm ambient. Liked that. The drought was pushed away just a bit, as I’m fairly sure the water table got some help. This next one is already a doozy and it hasn’t gotten to me yet – well, fully6.

I did take a walk around the out buildings –  breaking through the crusted drifts from last week – and the sleet falling is pretty mushy. My head and shoulders are only lightly damp.

The near neighbors buddies with their ATV’s were out and about cutting donuts in the park areas. Tore up the snows, the wet ground, and rutted the grasses. I’m not sure what motivates stupid, but it is well motivated and energized. I’d probably assign it to youth but stupid seems to infect near neighbor also and he’s in his fifties.

Uhmpf.

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I have a link in my reader for a writer in the F1 auto racing series. He tells us this morning that the accident at Daytona 500 was not reported correctly.

  • The major damage was caused by separation of a complete tire/wheel assembly going through the walk-in gate in the fence.
  • That the majority of the injuries was light, from the debris field scattering Over the fence.
  • That the other wheel/tire assembly and the motor were caught by the fencing cables along the bottom of the fence – as designed.
  • That the 33 “injuries”, were not. Fourteen were injured in the wreck area, but because of the reporting methods used, the remaining nineteen were heat prostration cases also treated that day by the track medics. A daily aggregate, not incident specific.

Which comes closer to reconciling the ragged reports on the MSM/Fox initial notifications.

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My thanks to the extended neighborly phone calls from the weekenders enquiring as to my health and well being.

Just checking up on a live alone person, they say.

Nice of them.

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I took a craving for chicken noodles and . . ., I decided that I didn’t want chicken noodles and mashed potato’s, so I opted, instead for dumplings.

I didn’t really want to make dumplings from scratch and examined the larder. I’ll pass along a tip from my experiments into the mystery’s  culinary.

I used two of those “biscuits in a can”: I cut them into quarters and popped them into the boiling chicken/broth for a while, until they expanded quite a bit and looked done.

I found gold.

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Haley Haley, a poker/gaming writer from SF, noted that the robot players of poker – a term: Botts. Used to describe computer programs that play on – line poker – were prevalent on may sites in Europe and Asia.

Having played a number of sites infested with them (recently Carbon Poker) they can be a pain, but my first thought was, and this was considering the US legalizing on-line play by States, that the regulation of on-line play supervised by the government AND then, that the governments regulate the LOTTO business and can tell you which ticket, where it will be sold, and basically when, would pretty well take care of Botts.

The government hates competition. It’ll be another interesting five years watching the bugs getting ironed out.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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