12-20-2016, 01:51 PM
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Today is the darkest day of the year... at least for those of us who live on the northern hemisphere. Since things can only look brighter for the next few months;
Happy Solstice!

(In case you're wondering; I'm Norwegian, so any excuse for a happy feel in the dead dark of December is welcome)

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 12-20-2016, 05:02 PM
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Its always good to hit a point where you know everything will be brighter Thumbup

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 12-20-2016, 06:22 PM
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Not only the darkest day of the year but the shortest as well.


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 12-20-2016, 07:03 PM
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Will an egg stand on end? 

It has been dark awfully early! Come on sunshine!

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 12-20-2016, 07:27 PM
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Thanks. A great public service announcement is always welcome to some.

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 12-21-2016, 02:22 AM
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And I thought we were excited waiting for Punxatawney Phil on Groundhog Day.

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 12-21-2016, 07:11 AM
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Thanks Hans!

It's been awfully cold in Maine leading up to today. But right in keeping with your prediction of brighter days to come, the next week or so is predicted to be much warmer starting with today. YAY!

Amazing how we can get accustomed to a mild winter, and then when we get a more normal winter it seems so much colder and out of place.

One negative to the warmer weather is that we switch over to burning oil with it's cycling up and down due to the thermostat. When it's colder I put a fire in the woodstove and then we enjoy it's steady heat with no cycling.

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