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Wellllll, Charlie ....

Here I sit, about three-quarters of the way through the pilot for Lost. :roll:

They just now found the cockpit of the plane. I'm hooked. [img]https://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/sigh.gif[/img]

LMFAO

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It's gonna be a bumpy ride Kisal. Prepare to forsake everything for a while.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll start preparing YOUR care package, Kisal ! LMFAO

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I'm afraid I just may need one, AS! :lol:

I didn't get to bed until after 2 a.m., and I have to be somewhat alert for a meeting in another hour or so. Where's that coffee cup I just had? *yawn*

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The mountain was farting big smell farts today! We were up high skiing on Mt. Hood and there is a vent near the Hogs Back that some times vents sulfa.
That is the thing about living with volcanos. :oops:

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Hmmm ... I wasn't aware that Hood had active fumeroles. That's interesting! Are there just a few random holes that vent, or is it a fume vent field? Are they venting sulfur dioxide? Do they produce enough volume of toxic gases to present a danger to those near the area?

Please be careful skiing around there! I've read of skiers falling into snow-covered vents, dying from the fumes. :(

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50 degrees, rainy and only two more episodes of Lost. I know almost everything now. I need a shower and a shave.

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I need a shower and a shave.
and Tom thought it was fumaroles.


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I know the secret. I took a shower. Tomorrow we go off the Fruit Loop diet. Cereal and milk have been pretty much it for 3 weeks.

Kisal, It's worth it. Best TV show ending EVER. I would have had to use drugs to watch that show for six years. Every commercial, every show and every season was a cliff hanger. On Netflix, you just move on. I honestly don't know how the show could have been fun for 6 years with commercials but without them, it was great.

I'm completely happy. Now I have to get back to my life.

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I'm about to go curl up in bed with my laptop for my nightly fix of LOST! :lol:

Had to attend to business today ... made all the arrangements for when I die, so my son doesn't have to deal with it. Everything should go very smoothly, without any hassles for him. :)

Tomorrow, I absolutely must get started on my taxes. And sooner rather than later, I'm going have to sweep up the dog hair off the floor, or people will start to think I carpeted my kitchen in black. Every time I look at Angus, I'm surprised to see that he has a nice thick coat of hair. Considering how much of his hair I sweep off the floor and wipe off all the surfaces in my home every couple of days, you'd expect the poor dog would be totally bald! That dog may not do much right, but he sure knows how to grow hair! LMFAO

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Kisal there is only one vent I know of, it is above Timber Line to the right.
It is below what is called the Hogs Back. The Hogs back is the most popular way to climb to the top of Mt. Hood. People have fallen in to it before. There have been a number of people die on Hood, we lose some every year I think.
Some people eveen get LOST up there. :wink:

I still have a few more Dexter's to see and some DR. Who.

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tomf wrote:Some people eveen get LOST up there. :wink:
Wow! They must get awesome reception, but the TVs must be tiny little things! (j/k, of course! :lol: )

In all seriousness, a very close friend of mine died on Hood not many years ago. He was climbing with his son, and some rocks broke loose and fell on him (my friend). His son could only watch as his dad fell a thousand or so feet to his death. It was devastating for all of us who knew the guy, but especially traumatic for his son. Hood is well known for being dangerous. :(

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We had a crazy snow storm last night that started out as freezing rain. I DID NOT expect the 12" (appox) snow on the ground this morning -- it's sticking everywhere! DH's office is open 2 hrs late. I guess the schools are closed because I see the neighborhood kids playing.

I usually use the "View Posts Since Last Visit" to read all the posts I haven't read, but at 8AM this morning, nothing was loading/took FOR-EVER to load. I had to give up. EVERYBODY checking on weather closings? Powers and Data lines down? Guess it gave me a break. :wink:

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Our son is in Oregon for some disc golf tournaments. I guess I should call him and advise him to not play any tournaments on Mt. Hood.

Kisal, I don't think you can smell Sulphur Dioxide. At least I can't. It doesn't seem to be harmful for most folks, but it has always caused me to have asthma attacks so bad my air passages would close down and I had to exit the areas in a hurry. Hydrogen Sulphide is another story. It smells like rotten eggs and it knocks you out pretty quickly. I once had to be evacuated from an area with hydrogen sulfide when I passed out with my oxygen mask on. It doesn't take much when it is leaking around the edges of your mask.

I think volcanic vents emit both. I seem to remember a story about a village in Africa built around a deep lake in the cone of a dormant volcano. Over many years, sulphur dioxide developed in pockets at the bottom of the lake. The pockets developed enough pressure to erupt through the water column above them and envelope the village. Hundreds of people were asphyxiated in their sleep that night.

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tomf wrote: Some people eveen get LOST up there. :wink:

I still have a few more Dexter's to see and some DR. Who.


OOOOOOh, Dexter's another one we watch all at once. Lost has more twists than Dexter if that's possible.

I hate the way most long running shows end like the Sopranos. Lost was planned from the very first episode. I guess they knew it was 6 years and done. Great ending, great plan, no disappointment at all and I don't mind it being over. That's an unusual thing for a long running serial.

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Tedin, I've heard that lake story before. It's been a long time since I thought of it, though. I remember it as being carbon dioxide that developed on the bed of the lake and erupted during the night, killing an entire village. I guess it's happened more than once. Makes one wonder about something like that happening at Crater Lake! :shock:

Unless your son gets an overwhelming desire to climb a mountain, I doubt he'll be going too far up on Hood. Even if he did decide to climb, people would undoubtedly steer him toward one of the tamer peaks. My friend and his son were both very experienced mountaineers. Otherwise, they wouldn't have gone during the spring, because Hood is VERY dangerous at that time of year. It's impossible to predict what the mountain will do at any given time.

I was never what one would call a mountain climber, just did a lot of hiking. I don't like being out on the glaciers. I turn into a very delicate hothouse flower -- a total wuss -- at the first mention that there might be the possibility I could fall into a crevasse. :lol:

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Kisal,

Your memory is better than mine. You are right, it was CO2 that vented from the volcano and killed the villagers.

Now I am not sure that it was a vent from the volcano that caused it or if it was gas from organic decomposition at the bottom of the lake. If it was organic decomposition, it should have been hydrogen sulfide like "swamp gas".

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We're supposed to have a little rain Saturday and Sunday, and then 5 beautiful sunny days, with temps in the mid 50s. I'm lovin' it! Makes me want to dig in the dirt, so I might just do a bit of that. :D

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Rain slid away yesterday. The wind was whipping so hard we actually radioed for a dock hand to catch a line when we came in. That's a first. Today it's supposed to hit 58, very bright sunshine. We're supposed to hit 67 by Wednesday so we'll spend a few days on the shredder/chipper. Mount Compost is bigger than ever.

We considered either cutting way back or not planting the vegetable garden this year but our memories are like that of squirrels. We've forgotten the near death experiences of last summer's heat already and we're sharpening the tines on the tiller.

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Looks like Tomf is gonna get to do some more skiing! :lol:

Rain, winds with gusts up to 50 mph, and snow down to the 1000 ft. level are predicted for this week.

Where I live, it'll just be rain and wind, with high temps in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s. For the last couple of weeks, we've had lovely sunny days, and on a couple of days, the high temps almost reached 60º.

Spring is almost here! Just a little over a month away! :D :clap: :-()

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This week, lows below 10 degrees, highs in the 20's. Next week, lows in the 40's, highs in the 70's. What a difference a week makes.

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Whoa! The wind is here, and man, is it blowing out there! :shock:

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Hang on to something Kisal. I don't want to read tomorrows headline saying "Kisal was Gone With The Wind".

:shock:

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LMFAO

Not too likely! :lol:

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The wind woke me up last night. Kisal it looks like a powder week! :D
I will be able to pull out my fat skis. I work nights so I can ski when ever I want, I'll sleep in the spring.

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It's snowing! Huge, fat, fluffy flakes ... and lots of them! It's even collecting on the ground! :shock:

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75 degrees today, big mean moon tonight. Here's how I plan to spend tomorrow.

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Almost eighty degrees today. Spending my days like cuz Charlie cept no boat. Give us picture of the boat cuz.

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Can't sleep... Listening to the wind ROARING outside and feeling the house shudder.... Forecast said gusts up to 60 mph :shock:

Full moon tonight. :hehe: nutz:

...Mary Poppins, with her parrot handled umbrella and bottomless carpet bag, or Mrs. Whatsit (Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle), wrapped in scarves and wearing water-filled galoshes, might come blowing by.... 8)

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tedln wrote:Almost eighty degrees today. Spending my days like cuz Charlie cept no boat. Give us picture of the boat cuz.

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Here ya go cuz....

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I posted this here as Charlie and the other TV buffs have been talking about their favorite shows.
My wife’s 91-year-old dad lives with us and his big entertainment is the television. I had the satellite company hook up his TV in his bedroom but he loves the big screen. I hate to take it away and most of the time he is in the middle of a movie, even if he is sleeping his way through it. So I do not get much TV time. I decided to get a DVR put in my bedroom and went TV shopping with my wife. I was looking at a 32â€

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tomf wrote:Oh we are getting lots of snow in the mountains and we are supposed to even get some down low. I am off skiing today, woopee!
Yep! Snow on the beach, they're sayin'. Supposed to last through Friday. On Saturday, the sun will be back, and next week, the rain, when life will return to normal. ;)

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Tom, my 50" plasma is 2 years old . The picture is magnificent.


I think it will be a while before we can justify 3D. Are all shows in 3D or is it just a few?

If not are the regular 1080P 2D pictures any better? We waited for years until the prices fell to buy a big TV. Like you, I learned to take my wife along to shop because she actually picked out a bigger better TV than I would have. We have a 32 on the boat but the room is so small it looks like a theater.

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Kisal When I left my house for work tonight it was snowing like crazy.
Today the skiing was epic! Face shots all day!

Charlie I am told that the Plamas have goteng better and more efficent as well. I do not know what yours is like but this one has a very good picture about as good as they get. There are not that many 3D movies out yet but we will see more as time goes on.

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I guess we aren't gonna get the 4 to 8 inches they've been predicting. Apparently, the system dumped the majority of its moisture on you guys up north. :lol:

There was a heavy dusting on the ground when I woke up this morning, and it snowed for about another hour after that. I guess there was an accumulation of an inch or two. Now, it's melting fast. So, even if we get some more snow later today and over night, I doubt we'll see much more than we did this morning ... which suits me just fine.

It's pretty to see it falling and to see everything covered in that pristine white blanket, but if I wanted snow on the ground, I'd just go back to Illinois! ;)

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Yeah, we got a whole bunch of snow today.
Man I miss the sun.

Canadian winter seems longer now that I'm into gardening.

Oh well... another month or so.

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We didn't get anymore snow overnight. Today was bright and sunny, but nasty cold. I think it hasn't gotten above 32º all day. Supposed to get down into the teens tonight. Brrrrrrr! :)

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We worked our butts off on the boat today. In preparation for a new HVAC system, we removed 2 32 year old heat exchangers, two compressors and all associated freon, water and electric lines.

It got up to 75 degrees today. It's 71 right now at 7:35PM. We will sit on the moon deck tonight and listen to oldies.

Weather wise, it don't get no better than this.

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Darnit, Charlie! Ya just gotta rub in a little salt, don't cha! LMFAO

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Bright sunny day; went skiing at Meadows where my pass is. The snow was the best it has been all year! In Heather canyon I had to time my breathing to the up movements so as to not breath the deep snow flying in my face. I got some good video from my helmet camcorder.



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