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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 09:01 am:

The winter of 1997-98 when we started the Pasty Cam, there was a lot of talk about the warm currents of the Pacific Ocean effecting the climate here in the midwest. On our snow thermometer page we even had a little graphic "Powered by El Nino", as we kept track of the snow depth throughout the winter. The snow thermometer was actually the forerunner of the Pasty Cam, first appearing on the web in the summer of 1995... before sites like '' or '' had come into being.

Oh yes, another glimpse of gas prices again on the Pasty Cam, even lower than the one from the previous week.

more tomorrow

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El Nino

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 09:06 am:

Good morning everyone! Have a great rest day before you go back to the old grindstone.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 09:37 am:

Since this was a "slow" winter, how close t the 390.4 total did the UP get?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 11:41 am:

Good morning everyone :) It's actually warm enough today, that the kiddies had hubby get their bikes down from the garage rafters, so they could go riding on the trail. It must be spring, eh...noticed the sun was up about 5:30am today.

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 12:27 pm:

Margaret according to George Hite’s wed site the snow count is at 287.2, He also has a great picture of the Eagle Harbor Light with all of the ice on the rocks. Have a great day everyone!

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 12:50 pm:

Very good Sunday to all persons there in America!

I am receive much post all week from there to my emailbox - THANKs for all!!!

I just look at this TECH WEB CAMS and there is MAGNIFICENT weather! I am very envious.. .

By Cindy M. Archibald (Cindymay) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 01:30 pm:

(I know that all you regulars have seen this post already ... but I want to get as much input as possible ... Thanks for understanding!)

HELP NEEDED ... Due to the deaths of my inlaws (and the hurricanes that have made repairing their mobile home in South FL too costly) we are in need of some suggestions on what to do with an extensive collection of books. Mother was very interested in women's movement and has books from the 1950's (maybe earlier) to present (primarily from the 60's and 70's), as well as anti-war and anti-nuclear movement. Both were heavily into politics and there are volumes on those subjects. Plus travel and history (U.S. and Soviet, China, etc.) Can anybody give me some ideas on where to look so we can donate these books? It just seems a shame to throw books away.

Also we have piles of new and barely used legal pads (and some spiral notebooks) that we would also like to give to some organization that would use them.

One more thing ... we've got boxes of greeting cards that are available too. Can you give me any ideas on where these can be donated also???

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 01:38 pm:

I thought Sur5er did a great job w/ suggestions, but I'll add that the history and travel books would benefit a school. Organizations such as St. Vinnies can always use books, as well, but tend toward fiction works. Political books might be more useful to a used bookstore near a college...

The greeting cards could be used by the local HeadStart, or daycare.

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 11:48 pm:

Cindymay...what about endowing a very small town with no existing library in your inlaw's names?
This could be done in Michigan or even in Florida (which would help considerably in shipping costs) or any other location dear to them. I don't know if there might be tax advantages. Just a thought. Will be needing to consider something like this when I least for a sizeable portion...and a library where I could still have some access to collection would certainly be a plus!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:40 am:

Wow, looks as though I am not the only night owl that is up, working ;) Evening, Marc and Susan...or should I say, 'morning' ;) Susan, haven't seen you post in awhile...hope you and your mom are doing fine :)

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:46 am:

Hey Mikie is up making stew for tomorrow night

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 02:27 am:

Mikie's up making stew? Well I know where I am headed for dinner tomorrow ;)

By *!#$@&! (Johnmich) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 04:25 am:

I hope it's not "old tennis shoe" stew

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 04:30 am:

Sur5er...I don't post much...more of a reader...check in several times each night. Mom having some health problems...she is on coumadin (sp?) and because of it, her eyes are bleeding internally....she keeps having to have laser treatments....we're just glad that the technology is available. We both were sick a couple of weeks ago...she had gone for fittings for hearing aides and caught a nasty bug while there, which she oh so generously shared with me! :) Both of us had laryngitis for nearly 6 days....neither of us could talk and she couldn't hear....lots of notes being passed...and we're all ready for charades anytime! All recovered now and she has her new aides...very happy camper but for the eyes. Just hope it gets no worse.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 04:42 am:

Susan, It sounds like you and your mom have had quite an eventful winter, eh. Just glad to hear that you are both on the mend...and I hope and pray that your mom's eyes get better. Too funny about the two of you being prepared now, for the Charades Championship..too bad they don't have a division for that, in the Winter Olympics, eh ;)
About the only thing I have suffered from this winter have been paper cuts from all this paperwork...migrane headaches, from dealing with Indiana state officials...and lack of sleep from trying to catch up on paperwork ;)

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 04:43 am:

Johnmich, Just as long as Mikie isn't trying to recycle the corned beef ;)

By k j (Kathiscc) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 09:46 pm:

Books and Greeting cards to nursing homes.
Or books to the library. (See my post from 3/18 what's up-I think.)(Whichever day and forum you originally posted.)

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