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imageA frosty day in Peiper’s corner of the Shire! Winter is a’coming in here in NJ too. We had a helluva storm last night that defied the predictions. It was supposed to be just 1/2” or so of now across most of the state. But what we got was isolated pockets of intense snowfall and black ice in random spots across the middle of the state, with some rather heavy weather along the coasts. And NJ is actually a peninsula, almost like Florida, so we have quite a lot of coast. The storm blew in like madness wherever it touched down, stranding motorists, snarling traffic, and causing much annoyance. I didn’t see a flake myself, even though I drove down to the middle of the state to do some work right in the middle of it last night. We did get winds though. Nearly hurricane strength, which knocked out the power for several hours while the temps plummeted. And we have electric heat here, so things were a tad nippy this morning.

It’s “warmed up” to merely quite brisk now, about 18 or 19 °F, and the wind is ripping along at a steady 25mph with some ferocious gusts. The power is back on, and the all-in-one cable is back on, so after rebooting the modem and the wifi a couple times I’ve got internet again.

Bitter cold batters N.J. as temperatures hit lows not seen in years

We’re not alone in NJ with the wind and cold. A really large chunk of the nation is getting the big chill and the cold breeze ... must be a reaction to our CSOTUS’ blathering on about fighting climate change (that settled science) yesterday.

So here’s Fox News’ weather lady, the impressive Maria Molina, to give today’s forecast for the upper right quadrant: video link.



And if you find the weather just too boring, I’m not going to ask your opinion about furniture. I used to own a nice black leather Italian sectional sofa. It was great, with a nice big corner piece so you could seat a bunch of folks on it and at least halfway look at them while you talked. But what I really wanted was a conversation pit. You know, a sunken square, circle, or oval with a table in the middle, where everyone could sit around and talk and eat and drink and hang out. Kind of like the kitchen at any of my in-laws’, but with, you know, actual comfy seats instead of standing around while someone cooks.

I notice this conversation pit online over the weekend. Looks to me like there’s room for a crowd. A lot more than I can handle, but it sure looks cozy. And warm too.

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Posted by Drew458    United States   on 01/22/2013 at 12:46 PM   
 
  1. Nice accessory, does she come in different shades?

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/22/2013  at  06:39 PM  
  2. Nothin but a chill out west here so far. May even escape the white shit like last year if we are lucky.Snow belongs in the mountains,not on my lawn.
    cool smile

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/22/2013  at  06:42 PM  
  3. And while we’re in the conversation pit we’ll talk about the first thing that pops up…

    FWIW, the high down here today was 73 ... AND there’s no state income tax.

    God Bless Texas!

    Posted by CenTexTim    United States   01/22/2013  at  11:50 PM  
  4. oh, MY!!!  i wish she did the Colorado weather…

    Posted by kjmerz    United States   01/23/2013  at  10:59 AM  
  5. You all did notice that it was NOT COLD in the studio,Right?
    cool grin

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/23/2013  at  02:44 PM  
  6. My point exactly, Rich.

    Methinks she needs to do an on-the-spot report (without coat).

    Posted by jackal40    United States   01/24/2013  at  08:19 AM  
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