"-25 C is -13 F, which is quite cold. That's about as cold as I've ever seen it where I live now. I used to live 30 miles south of here and saw it get -30 F (-34 C). About froze my hands off trying to start my car even…"
"Sentient, I've had my soil tested by mail. I've been waiting to respond until I found the company, but no luck. Anyway, the results were reasonably close to what my $10 and $20 testing kits measured that I purchased from my…"
"My brother has an ice-auger and took me ice-fishing last year. A first for me. It was enjoyable. There were several others with axes.
By the way, using an augur priest to drill holes in the ice sounds like a good use for them : )
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"The cold came to Pocatello on little cat feet about a week ago.
Lowest temperature so far was 1 degree F. Lowest high in the day was 10.
I've still been able to get a few things done outside because my ambition has not faded as in years…"
I had loving parents, but was strongly indoctrinated with Mormon beliefs as a child.
I grew-up with a logical mind and loving science, but ignored logic and science where they disagreed with Mormon beliefs.
As the years went on, my logical mind slowly made me question Mormonism. As a teenager, I came to the conclusion that either only one religion was true, or they were all false.
I believed less and less as time went on, but I still had the fear of Satan getting control of me and deceiving me until I was about age 55.
That's when I finally realized that I had never had any prayers answered that I could tell, had never felt the spirit letting me know the truth that I could tell, and never had any help from my spiritual leaders that I could tell.
That realization confirmed that Mormonism was false. With that in mind, I decided to study evolution, which Mormon brainwashing had me arguing against and refusing to study.
That study quickly made it obvious that evolution was true and proved beyond any reasonable doubt that all christian religions were false.
My study of evolution let me to Richard Dawkins, and his book "The God Delusion". That book was the final nail that convinced me that all religions were false, and that there was no evidence supporting a belief in a god or an afterlife.
I quickly realized that faith and belief are ridiculous, and now accept as true only those things that have a great amount of scientific evidence to support them.
I’m now able to enjoy learning the fascinating and amazing new scientific discoveries about life and the universe without religious dogma getting in the way.
Since leaving behind the fear and guilt of religion, I’ve overcome a great deal of depression and anxiety. I’ve become 100 times as ambitious and have lost 37 pounds of extra fat (halfway there), without any questionable diets.
I love the beauty of green growing things, and very much enjoy growing things in my garden, especially delicious things to eat.
I have the lowest package available (DISH) with no ESPN, etc. Suits me fine. In fact, I'm considering dumping all TV programming. I only have it on to keep me company. That and Big Bang Theory--my fave!
You should sing more, certainly listen to more music. I'm lucky to have good radio stations playing classical music (and jazz). The radio is on all day. I also have many records and tapes. What do you do when you "hang around the house"? Can't you listen to music? By the way, I am lean and healthy, but I work at it very diligently. I'm going to reach 100 if it kills me!!
Thanks for the comment, I.S. Singing is therapeutic, as is music (one enjoys). I don't ever remember singing a solo, however. I'm impressed. I think we have much in common--divorced, gardening, science, music...