Daily Archives: 23 October 2012

Time to Plug In

On Friday, when I left the jobsite, the river’s surface water was still flowing, although there was a lot of ice floating along my bank of the river. On Saturday, when I went into work, the river had frozen over.

Alas. It was only a matter of time.

Monday morning, it had dropped to -12 degs when I went out to start the truck. That meant I had to pull out the extension cord and timer to plug the truck in. A good call, since it was -15F this morning.

I believe they call that “additional motivation” to get this final siding job of the season completed.

50 Years Ago This Week

President Kennedy addresses the Nation on 22 October 1962, informing the country of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In an unprecedented display of hemispheric solidarity, the Organization of American States (OAS) approves the U.S. quarantine of Cuba that was announced by Kennedy the night before.
On 24 October, the Blockade goes into effect at 10am EDT.

I can only guess at the mood of the country when President Kennedy signed off from the nationwide broadcast that night.