MusicalMerlin1973 t1_jech0yv wrote

What is their budget?

In retrospect my wife and I wish we had held the reception at the church, and done it pot luck in lieu of gifts. No one giving us the bums rush out of the venue. Alack and alas.

Check various halls. Nights of Columbus etc. some churches seriously have nice areas that could double as reception areas.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_je24spc wrote

Didn’t they change it recently to say if you’re working remotely it doesn’t count if your job doesn’t require you to work in nh? I remember seeing that but not paying attention because I’ve refused to work for a ma based company the last five years.

Five years of not doing ma taxes or driving into ma for work. Pure bliss.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_jcclaja wrote

We used to. I remember getting a month plus of awesome sledding in every day in the side hill field at my parents place with my flexible Flyer sled. My sister and I would have to crawl our way up the hill but it was so worth it. Didn’t come in until it got too dark.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_jc6sucr wrote

A lot of it has to do with an unwillingness to do line maintenance now. Whether it’s the corporation or people unwilling to have trees trimmed because scenic historic character blah blah blah. Also has to do with the fact we get a lot more wet snow storms than we used to.

I grew up here. I can count on one hand the number of times we lost power in the 80s and 90s. It was an exceptional situation. I live across the street from my childhood home now so apples to apples comparison. My generator usage is far more common than when we first built our house. We didn’t have multiple mud seasons every winter.

Count your blessings. If you live inland you’re fairly immune to hurricanes. Odds of a class 5 making it here are low. Odds of forest fire are still statistically low compared to other regions. Tornadoes are still a rare albeit increasing occurrence. Low risk of significant earthquake.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_j5p3xif wrote

I’d also say this: I’m dating myself here. I remember when we got cable in the 80s. I’m pretty sure some of the town has that underground but a lot don’t. Same with fiber optic that tds put in a decade ago.

I’m not a fan of losing power. When er have a major event my road is often 5 days without. We got it back briefly yesterday for 40 minutes. When our first kid was born my parents gave us a generator for Christmas so we could keep the house warm when we lose power. It is what it is.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_j5ovz1n wrote

I don’t know about other towns but mine had labeled some roads “historic scenic”. Most of the road has to be lined with trees. Setback before you can have open space is significant. Blah blah blah. The utility does come through to trim, but they send out notices before hand that you have to respond to: yes I’m ok with you trimming trees on my property line, and whether you want the trimmed branches or they can dispose of them.

A lot of people either ignore or forget to send those back, or want that scenery!

So. Lines come down.

Also, got to remember we are a lot more forested than we were 70-80 years ago. My dad used to watch the fireworks in Nashua from the top of the ridge on the family property in north Hollis in the 50s. A lot of what you see lining the roads is new growth and it’s all pine. Those keep their needles in winter so a lot more real estate for wet snow and ice too cling to and bring those limbs down.

I think you’ll find areas where there is still field lining the roads have a lot less downed lines.


MusicalMerlin1973 t1_j5l7dff wrote

Same in greater Nashua region. I’ve got a guy in a pickup truck monitoring the lines on my street. We’re out of power. Road is basically one lane with all the limb drops. Because people need to have their scenic drive and no one wants to give asplundh permission to trim the braces on their stretch out the road.