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    The netflix idea is a good one though, because a new release even at Wal-mart is 20.00 for just one movie. You can watch 2+ movies a week for the price of one with an almost unlimited selection.
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    Thanks for the latest update in the comments, Brian. I noticed there was a communications meltdown sometime on Sunday.

    I'm surprised you only peaked at 103mph, considering how windy it was in the valleys.
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    I guess that this means that no fiber optics were installed when the power line was placed to the summit.

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    I Just have to paste the comments from this morning here to save them for all to enjoy.

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    00:33 AM Tue Dec 25th

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and up on the summit
    Temperatures were cold as they started to plummet.
    Our stockings were hung below the TV with care,
    In hopes that a man in red would soon be there.

    The day shift was nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of cookie men danced in their heads;
    And Nin in his box and me in my gear
    Both dreamt that the morning would soon be here.

    When up on the deck there rose such a clatter,
    I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
    Away to the deck door I flew like a flash,
    Unlocked and threw open the door making it clash.

    The moon shown through the fog on the snow,
    Giving the summit that all too familiar winter glow.
    When what to my confused, wide eyes should appear,
    But a flying sleigh, and eight giant reindeer.

    Landing on the obs deck, so icy and slick
    I knew in a flash that it must be Saint Nick.
    As they struggled with winds that bring us such fame;
    Watching as he shouted to the ‘deer by name.

    “Push, Dasher! Pull Dancer! Great, Prancer and Vixen!
    Go, Comet! And Cupid! Fly, Donner and Blitzen!
    To the top of the deck! Just careful, please don’t fall.
    Please just land safely, is what I ask, that’s all.”

    As rime that before hurricane force winds do fly,
    Then meet with an observers face and make them kinda cry.
    So skillfully to the deck the reindeer flew,
    With a sled full of stuff, and the man in red too.

    As I headed in, I hear on the roof
    The landing and slamming of each giant hoof.
    As I typed in the ob, I just turned around,
    And down the stairs he went without a sound.

    He was decked in Bean gear from head to foot
    And his clothes looked surprisingly clean, no soot.
    A bundle of stuff he had threw on his back
    And he looked like a day hiker opening his sack.

    His eyes had a twinkle and his smile was merry!
    His cheeks were bright red, his nose like a cherry!
    He needed a facemask since frostbite started to show
    And his beard was covered in rime and blowing snow.

    He applied lip balm getting some on his teeth,
    And the rime encircled his cap like a wreath.
    He had a large face and fairly round belly,
    Shacking like a lava lamp or a bowl of jelly.

    He was hypnotic as he looked at books on our shelf
    I had to laugh when I saw him, but silent, to myself.
    A bit of a wink as he turned his head
    Let me know there’s nothing to dread.

    He didn’t speak much just went to his work
    Filling our stockings with a little smirk.
    He then turned and tapped the side of his nose,
    Gave a nod, and time seemed to have froze.

    He returned to his sled and gave his team a shout
    And away they slid, upstream like a trout.
    But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
    “Merry Christmas to the obs, and to all, good night!”

    Ryan Knapp – Staff Meteorologist
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    Default Farewell to Aubrie

    Aubrie, from your comment posted today it sounds like you are off to bigger and loftier plans and places - college. Have a great time - please continue to drop in here to the forum. We would like to know how you are doing.
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    I'm glad I got to meet you while you were there. You are one of the reasons that the Obs is special. You will do well wherever you go! If you rescue the next brood of ducklings again this spring, please post pictures and let us know how they do! Good luck with college!

    Kevin Talbot (Volunteer)

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    Lynn,

    Nice to see you back on the summit for a while. The idea of getting out of bed on the summit because the cows have gotten loose just sent me laughing across the room! A summit cow would be so much more practical than a goat. The goat would "leave" in high winds whereas a cow weighs a lot more.

    I can see it now - a new Breakfast of Champions video of Lynn - feeding the cow in the fenced in deck area.
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    Default Jimmy's diner

    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    I sort of remember a sign like that outside Jimmy's Diner in Auburn, The State of Maine, back in the 1950s.

    Dad would look forward to eating at the diner when going to Lewiston to visit family....forgot about that place....but not the good food yum!!
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    Thanks so much for your comments Brad and KD. I apologize for only responding to them now, but I just got a forum user name. It was a great experience being on the summit for my fall semester. I am in my freshman year at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass and loving it. After completing midterms, I spent some of my Spring Break on the summit. It was amazing to go back and I am so thankful the crew let me go up. KD, I hope you are doing well and I have not yet heard anything about the ducklings, but I will let you know. Back to work!

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    Brian, thanks for the update on the LL Bean visit today. That sure looked like a busy lunch table!

    And thanks to LL Bean for your MWO support.
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