Flood!

Here is a little rant about Mother Nature’s latest fit and how Herkimer as well as the rest of the Mohawk Valley have endured days of rain which led to enormous flooding.

I also managed to snap a couple pics of the disaster scene as well.

N. Bellinger Street near Myers Park Friday morning.

N. Bellinger Street near Myers Park Friday morning.

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This Horrible Weather!

Just to give you an idea as to how much snow Herkimer got.


Have I mentioned that I really hate snow? Well, I’m gonna mention it again for old time’s sake. The weather the last couple of days have been horrible. In fact, I had to cancel yet again on another trip to go see my brother. It’s not so much the snow, but the wind gusts are horrible, especially in the Mohawk Valley, where I live. I hate the fact that the wind causes the snow to drift all over the place making the roads horrible and hard to travel on.

I was pretty much all set to go down and see my brother yesterday. I had to stay overnight somewhere else because the trip from Central New York to where my brother lives is about two hours, even longer during bad winter weather. So I ended up coming home yesterday afternoon. It just wasn’t worth it with this horrible weather. And the thing is that it’s supposed to snow all week. I’m gonna try to go down again next weekend. Hopefully by then things will have calmed down a bit.

I would have gone online sooner yesterday afternoon, but I wasn’t feeling too well. I had a bit of an upset stomach and so I had to lay down for the remainder of the day. I got up a little later and had dinner with my brother-in-law and my sister’s family. I was also able to catch up on my emails and Twittering that I missed during the day I was out of town.

Anyway, it looks like I’m gonna be shovelling tomorrow morning at the Historical Society. There’s probably gonna be about a foot of snow on the ground over there. Sigh. A winter warrior’s work is never done. I swear, if anyone has a reason to harbor a personal grudge against Old Man Winter, it’s me.

Riggies, VP’s and Home Improvement

I couldn’t do any filming yesterday because something else came up. I had to replace my thermostat last night because somehow it got broken and my place was kind of chilly yesterday. It was pretty cold yesterday too, especially when I went out to mow for the Historical Society. My whole place is falling apart. So I got stuck doing some home improvement yesterday. There’s always something.

Last Thursday just as I was preparing to go to work and while I was online, I got to watch a little bit of the Vice Presidential debate. Of course the next day I found that C-SPAN put the whole thing on YouTube so I watched that just as I came home from work. I fell asleep during most of it but from what I saw, it definitely looks like Joe Biden won the debate. I just can’t stand Sarah Palin. Basically all she did was ramble on and on about the same old thing and what was the deal with the “aw, shucks” attitude and the winking and the “Hey, you mind if I can call you Joe?” mannerism. What was that all about? God, I just can’t listen to her without getting mad.

Anyway, on to a lighter subject. Last night, I finally had the privilege of having for dinner the Mohawk Valley’s most famous dish: Chicken Riggies. They’re good but they’re really hot. Usually once a year, Utica hosts an event called “Riggiefest” in which the area’s chefs descend on the festival to showcase their interpretation of this famous dish. I think they usually hold it during the summer so that’s an idea for next year.

And that’s pretty much it for now. Hopefully I will continue to be in touch.