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Saturday December 15, 2018

Since it was a relatively warm morning and since the rain held off until noon, I thought I had better take advantage and try to clean out my gutters. I couldn't get them all but from a ladder I could get all the downspouts and areas near the downspouts cleared.  

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Today in Baseball History

Dec. 18, 1956 - Former Yankee SS Phil Rizzuto signs as a Yankee radio-TV announcer.

Highs and Lows


Highest Temperature

89.1   Sep 24

Lowest Temperature

0.0°   Jan 7

Wettest Month

Nov - 6.34 inches

​Driest Month

​Dec - 1.55 inches

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Monday December 17, 2018

In the morning, I picked up Jim Weisel and took him to get his bloodwork. He and Myrna are glad to be back home. In the afternoon, I started wrapping presents. I got four done.

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Verse for today  “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),     (Luke 1:68-70) 

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Little or no chance of a white Christmas

Sunday December 16, 2018

Today was our Sunday School children's program. Hannah and Brody did really well. They both had major parts in a long skit that told the story of the birth of Jesus from the perspective of the animals in the stable. Hannah was a wise cow and Brody was a grumpy goat.

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My primary hobby is the replaying of Major League Baseball Seasons on the computer. I use Action PC Baseball for my replays.  I am currently simulating the 1930 season. I manage the Pirates in the National League and the Yankees in the A.L.     See more 

  • Today should be 6° colder than yesterday.

  • Yesterday: cloudy, 7° above normal. It was the coldest of the past 5 days.

  • ​The high today should be 33° at 2:30p and the low should be 24° at 11:59p.

  • So far, December is much warmer than normal and it is slightly drier than normal.

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Today is Tuesday December 18

The 352nd day of 2018 

There are 13 days left in the year

​​​This is the 51st week of the year​​​​​.

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​​​​​​​​​​Highest Temperature 2018

     93.1°  (Jul 4)
Lowest Temperature 2018
     -8.4°  (Jan 7) 
Warmest Day 2018 (avg)
    81.7°  (July 4) 
Coldest Day   2018 (avg)
      2.5°   (Jan 6)
Highest Temperature This Month
     62.0°  (Dec 2)
Lowest Temperature This Month
     14.1°  (Dec 9)
Warmest Day This Month (avg)
     51.0°  (Dec 2)
Coldest Day This Month (avg)
      21.6°  (Dec 8)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dec 31:   New Year's Eve 
Jan 1:     New Year's Day
Jan 4:     Twila's 82nd Birthday

Jan 10:   Frank's 64th Birthday
​Jan 22:   Elders Meeting​

9 years ago today:​  

Twila, Sherri, and I traveled to York.  We got there in time to see Brianna and Megan perform in the Christmas program at their daycare.

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December 18 at 7:29 am EST

Today should be 6° colder than yesterday.

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Sep. 26, 1930 at Shibe Park -  The Yankees beat the Philadelphia A's 7-6 to keep their pennant hopes alive. They will enter the final 2 days of the 1930 regular season trailing the Senators by 1 game.  The loss eliminated the Athletics, the team that was picked to win it all. Frank Barnes was a big surprise for the Yankees as he pitched 7 great innings giving up only 1 ER. His record is 2-0. Lou Gehrig led the hitters going 3 for 5. Ruth went 0 for 3 hurting his shot at the triple crown. He leads in HR and RBI but now trails in batting average by .004.  

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Yankees Holding On By Thread

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​​​Today's Devotion
from Experiencing God Day by Day (Henry & Richard Blackaby)

62 Years Ago Today

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dec 21:   Winter Solstice 5:23p

Dec 23:   BeeDee's 82nd Birthday

Dec 24:   Christmas Eve Service 7p

Dec 25:   Christmas Day (Tuesday)

Dec 26:   Denise's Birthday