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A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient

Posted 09-25-2022 at 11:08 AM by jdhpa

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Even local "preppers" will add a sizeable generator to their plans, if only because it was less expensive than buying sufficient batteries to carry them through a multi-day storm outage (heayy cloud cover would provide nowhere near enough sunlight to recharge the batteries).

A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient; generators work best running at 50-75% of rated capacity, so instead of having the genny chugging along all night
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If You Moved Away Due to Cost, Where Did You Go?

Posted 07-20-2022 at 11:56 AM by jdhpa

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I am a US citizen, not EU citizen. I speak fluent German, thanks to spending 4 years here when I was in the US Army 1974-1978. I took intensive, advanced language classes and had a non-English speaking GF who was also a good German language teacher to me. I rarely speak English while living here now.

Germany does not have a retirement visa program, but they will grant a multi-year residence visa (aufenthaltserlaubnis) if you can prove good self supporting income and know the process.
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Black fly season this year?

Posted 07-16-2022 at 08:53 AM by jdhpa

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Saw some deer flies last week. I really hate those things. They force me to wear hats while outside and I hate wearing hats.

Hanged some cups already, and need to put some more out. I put them up late last year, but they seemed to make a dent and typically within three weeks, I would have to replace them as they were covered.









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2.079 new lyme cases, in Maine, in 2019

Posted 07-14-2022 at 10:21 AM by jdhpa

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There's also a prophylactic is being tested as well. Take it and have protection for 9 months. https://www.newscentermaine.com/arti...2-12e707d40dd8

I want to get in one of the trials.
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Maine to Boston

Posted 06-29-2022 at 08:52 AM by jdhpa

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Second the Concord Coach Lines. My family member uses it frequently from Portland Transportation Center to Boston's Logan Airport. It's excellent--incredibly comfortable, on schedule, WiFi, a bathroom on board, reasonably priced, and low-stress.

https://concordcoachlines.com/stop/portland-maine/
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