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Subject: Bud_Log for the week ending Sunday 12-30-01
From: "H. Worthington"
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 10:30:36 -0500
To: "The Bud_Log Subscribers List"

                          THE BUD_LOG

Monday 24 December 2001
At 0700 substantial rain has fallen; analytical kiddies will not
be pleased to see no snow on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday 25 Christmas
Aha!  Bud_Buffalo got the snow:
To: k1otw@arrl.net
Subject: Re: Buffalo
From: RMauro218@aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 08:43:47 EST
CC: MickeyM311@aol.com

Good Morning & Merry Christmas to ALL,
      Still (8:40AM) SNOWING here In Buffalo, NY.  Only 27" wet & heavy so far IN LESS THAN 24HRS.
      No sign of the Ol' Fat guy  IN THE RED SUITor any Sleigh tracks at this time. Probably stuck in traffic on the I-90 West Bound from New England area.

Rich @ CSV Electronics

The OTW dinner included ham, turkey, mashed potato, stuffing,
boiled onions, turnip, hubbard squash (Cucurbita maxima),
butternut squash, diced carrots, peas and rolls plus
apple/chocolate-cream/cherry/pumpkin pie.  The tank may look
large but capacity is not what it once was.
When Mr. Naramore arrived he raved for some time about the
attractiveness of the Olney Girls' garage noting that painters
were "real professionals".  Being of the team of BeJeune &
Naramore he is in position to judge colors and painting.
Head_Bud received a shawl denoting U.S. Navy service to use as
cover during home time power naps.  Bud wondered if your editor
knitted it himself.  Bud_Light was most helpful in intelligence

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27
Lee has high-tech weather-reporting software in the computer.
Today at IPG no cooling was required.  For the record the outside
temp remained below freezing F.
Phyllis sent a thank-you card from "Precious" who was said to be
enjoying the Whiskas kitty snack.
More snow in Buffalo:
Subject: Weather Up-Date for Buffalo, NY
From: RMauro218@aol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 21:13:29 EST

   Watching the News and weather? Since 4pm 12/24 til 8pm 12/27, tonite, 57 inches of snow here in Big B. I'm exausted. Been outside since 6 AM and they say another 10 to 20" more this evening and tomorrow AGAIN, same for The weekend also. Good ol' lake effect snow.
   I have drifts up to my gutters at home (8ft) here and couldn't even get to the main drag to check out the store  Its going to be even worse tomorrow IF the plows come by and really bury us in. My Digital camera is at the shop or I'd send you guys some pictures. UN-BELIEVABLE.
   Well Friends, even your 4 X 4 wouldn't make it down a side street. We had a Road Grader with a 8ft funnel plow refuse to turn down my street. Its going to have to be bucketed out and loaded on trucks. What a Freekin' mess.
   Enough of that for today, time to hit the showers and start all over tomorrow.
   Talk to you soon Guys, stay warm & well. If you don;t here from me in a few days, send out the National Guard to shovel me out.

Rich @ CSV Electronics

Friday 28
Bud_Buffalo's snow report:
To: k1otw@arrl.net
Subject: Buffalo SNOW UP-Date 92" & counting
From: RMauro218@aol.com
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 16:54:31 EST
CC: MickeyM311@aol.com

Well Here's the scoop.
So.Buffalo is the worst of all. Comes right from the County Exec who has traveled aroung the area in A Humm-V. Heres a little update.
Just fyi, we here in Buffalo NY since late Christmas Eve have a total of 92 inches of SNOW on the ground (still snowing) and we are just buried. We always get a lot of snow but this is rediculous to say the least. I have a tunnel from my back door at home to the front about 60 ft long and 8.5 feet high well over my gutters. The snow blower can't through it any higher to get over the top. Now the wind is picking up, can't see out the front window and I guess it will drift in to every low spot around. I might get out sometime in May if I'm Lucky.
       Local stores if open are out af everything except like beer and pop. No food of any value. Now the gas stations are running out and can not get delivery. three awnings on houses across the street have been crushed and slammed to the piles below. I haven't been able to get to my store to check things their and am quite concerned. The store has a flat roof on it and thats a real problem. All that wet snow has to weigh tons.
      Another 10 to 24 inches tonite,,,,, and then Sunday, OH BOY ready for this? Another storm to start and drop 18 to 36" with high winds, bitter cold in the teens and drifting. What we have is called LAKE EFFECT because Lake Erie is only 42o, not froze yet an the air temp is below 25o. Its just a GIANT Snow making Machine Sunny So. Buffalo MY Big #&&.
I have my digital camera at the store and wish I had it here so I could send you some pics. No way to describle this mess in words. Even pics wouldn't tell the story but would be interesting.
Need a Humm-V just to get to the store then I wouldn't be able to get in anyway.
      Worse than that, being stuck in the house with my Cablelink that hasn't worked in almost three days either. NO INTERNET.
HAPPY NEW YEAR  just in case I can't get back to you before then.
     You  stay warm &  stay well Buds. Your triple B,
Buffalo Bud Buried (in Snow)

The KEG_Family found Mickey; see the attached picture
WPX went on a shopping trip to Filene's and Wallymart.
Head_Bud reported that he does not get to take power naps these
days (did not inquire as to state of red pillow).
At 1750 Bud_Light reported to the Robert J. Miller Funeral Home
to stand honor guard at the wake of good ol' Chester Shearer.
Returning at 1954 he reported that Chet's wife Phyllis was back
from a stint at Mass General Hospital and looked good considering
her recent ordeal.

Saturday 29
At 0926 Bud reported doing a fly-by at IPG where all construction
looked okay.  He ate an Egg/Sausage MacMuffin which was clucking
At 1039 Bud_Light left for final ceremonies for Chet.
Here is the weekly WPX dining review:
To: "H. Worthington" <k1otw@arrl.net>
Subject: Breakfast
From: "Phyllis" <wa1wpx@charter.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 19:07:19 -0500

Hi OTW:  We had dinner at Bickfords in Worcester, Main south. He had
baked Scrod, I had a marvelous breakfast, 2 eggs over easy, 2 sausages,
to slabs of bacon, 2 pancakes, 2 slice of toast and a cup of tea. It was
my turn to pick a place and that was my choice. I am going to defrost a
New York cheesecake that I got from Omaha Steaks, when I ordered some
breaded veal ccutlets and some Chicken Kiev.,I have some strawberries
for a garnish, so that will be dessert for tomorrow.

Sunday 30
The WPX dinner was the best roast beef ever = *****.  We won't
find that in a frozen red Stouffer's box.
WPX has added AOL Instant Messaging by voice to her list of
computer accomplishments.
Bob WA1VVS is iceboating today.  The Olney Girls have submitted a word travelog:
From: "sue cynthia olney" <sueolney@rcn.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 20:02:26 -0500

CINDY AND I AND THE COGLIANDROS HAD A GREAT ADVENTURE LAST NIGHT...............WE HEADED OUT TO "BRIGHT NIGHTS" IN FOREST PARK IN SPRINGFIELD......we got there in great time, only to spend close to 2 hours on the street which takes you to the park....police were HELPING the traffic......we were there,we were stuck,we couldn't move but in one direction with the other folks who figured no one would go last night(hahahaha)....we entered the park ($10/car) and were treated to a fantastic job of lighting.....we went thru Whoville,Snowflake Lane, Victorian village, Toyland,jumpig fish and deer,Haunucha and Kwanza displays,arched poinsettias, etc etc...........these were fabulous and well worht the wait....if you want to see all of it go to   www.brightnights.org      it's opened until Jan 6...highly reccommended

A safe and happy 2002 are wished to all Bud_Log subscribers!


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Budette Bud_Light               http://members.aol.com/ronfisher1
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Bud_Ice   (resigned)
Bud_Keg                 http://members.home.net/k1keg/keg.htm
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Bud_Trician (field commissioned)

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Budette_Keg        http://members.home.net/dtroi57/JanaranFalls.htm
Bud_On_The_Side (Silent Key Marty, Sr. ever in memoriam)
Bud_No_Show (pending appeal)
Bud_Selectman (Ret.)

G0EIR (DX subscriber in Alsager)
KB1CLP (relative of Jim)
KB1EUU     "     "   "  K1ACA
K1AOI (ex 1W3439)       http://www.ox43m.com
K1TUU (Tech License lapsed)
N1BEU (ex 1Q3628)
N1GKI                   http://www.selfdefense.8m.com/
W1HJC (Happy Junk Collector)

Perfection:     *****          Billy's Burg-o-Rama, Carl's Diner,
                              Scales Seafood & Ice Cream,
                              Colonial Restaurant, Twin Oaks
Very Good:      ****           P&D Pizza, Chowder Bowl,
                              East Main Street Cafe
Good:           ***            Periwinkle's, Friendly's
Below Par:      **
Serious Flaws:  *              New England Pizza