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Old 01-08-2008, 10:35 PM
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Trees....

We just got the Internet back, but the power is still down. Of course we have a 40' pine tree laying across the road, the power lines, our fence and our side garden. :-)

As Jim says, it won't even make good wood for our WFO. :-(

The trees fell on Friday, and it's now Tues PM; and they're still cleaning up, and the power is still down. At least we're back on line.

Along with family holidays, we had one new experience. We took the Chunnel from London to Paris from the new station in San Pancras. The train was fast (London to Paris in a couple of hours), though the station was packed with us travellers. That and the: taxi, ferry, train, tube, tube, train and taxi that took us from "door-to-door" made it quite an adventure. It was a new spin on "trains, planes and automobiles."

Still, Paris looked great.

I've never admitted this before, but my wife's birthday is Dec 30th, and our oldest daughter's birthday is Dec 31st. It's always a great time of year. But now, we're back -- and the Internet is working.

Auguri e buon anno.
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:26 AM
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Sounds like a great trip. I did the bullet train from Paris to Marselleille many years ago. How cool...... the landscape is just a blur outside the train.

Glad to hear you and your family survived the storm intact.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:30 AM
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George,

There's nothing left back there big enough to cause a problem, so I'll be fine. Essentially, trees termed as silicates actually suck silicate material (sand in particular) out of ground water. If you look closely at woods like black walnut or elm, you can see shiny spots of silica (glass) in the fibers. That's what dulls the chain. White cedar is a major offender in this area: though a soft wood, it's very tough on sharp chains.

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:18 PM
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Essentially, trees termed as silicates actually suck silicate material (sand in particular) out of ground water. If you look closely at woods like black walnut or elm, you can see shiny spots of silica (glass) in the fibers. That's what dulls the chain. White cedar is a major offender in this area: though a soft wood, it's very tough on sharp chains.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:11 AM
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Look on the bright side -
Fallen trees = more wood for the pizza oven
Crushed fence = kindling
No power - an excuse to use a WFO
Hi, Broken Cookies , what a funny way to think positively on the eve of new year ,made me to smile. thank you.
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