Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Holidays

Second weekend in December, we took the Amtrak train down to Florida for the holidays in coach style. It was the auto train and the first time we tried it. I must say it was a very pleasant experience as compared to driving all the way down. We relaxed in the comfortable seats, and were able to read, nap, and walk around with no problem at all.

The staff were pleasant, the meal in the dining car was plentiful and aesthetically appealing (chicken, rice, vegetable plus cheesecake and coffee). The restrooms were easily accessible and everyone around us was quiet (except for an older man up ahead who snored through the night!).

The only glitch to this trip was in the middle of the night, when the train stopped suddenly somewhere in South Carolina. I woke up, smelling rubber burning and looked out the window into the pitch black night. I immediately sensed something was not right when we saw the red flashing of police cars. I asked one of the staff what had happened and they said that someone's car was on the track and the train tried stopping in time. It was a very sobering moment for all of us, for we heard that there were other people in the car with this person and they tried to get him out, but he stayed in it. He did it on purpose. I prayed very hard for that person's soul. One can not and should not solve life's problems, which tend to be temporary, with permanent solutions like death. It just doesn't work that way. It is a very selfish solution - for each person has many loved ones in their circle, and when they choose to leave, just think about the anguish, guilt, and terrible sadness that they leave behind. How inconsiderate and foolish!

God gave us a brain, to solve and cope with life's problems. It took several days for me to get over that dreadful, negative feeling this event evoked in me.

Once in Florida, I sensed a refreshing feeling. We drove to the Tampa Bay area to visit family under cloudy weather but the next day it was fair. I immediately noticed how nice the weather was after that. It tended to be in the 70s, sunny and breezy. Also, the days were longer than up north. Instead of the sun setting around 5 pm, it was setting closer to 6:00 pm! So longer days and more sunshine were very much appreciated.

We visited the Greek church in Tarpon Springs the day before Christmas. St. Nicholas is nestled in the heart of Tarpon Springs and is quite a beautiful and spiritual experience being inside this church. I felt protected and very much at peace while the liturgy took place. The incense in the air, the chanter droning in the background, and the steady movements of the priest's robed body lulled me into a meditative state of being. In front of us stood a little old lady in the pew. She looked pious and wore a little scarf. Suddenly I heard the ringing of a cell phone and to my surprise, she reached down into her purse, gave an exclamation, and turned it off. Even little, old Greek ladies have cell phones these days! I smiled at the scene.

Our Christmas was enjoyable as we spent it with family and friends. Remember, it is the spirit of Christ's birth that sustains our faith and not how many gifts we give or receive. The greatest gift of all is Christ himself.

May you have a blessed and safe New Year 2012! Chronia Polla kai Eutichismenos o Kainourios Chronos!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Radiation Rises When it Rains

Here are my Readings from the Inspector+ Radiation Detector in our Hagerstown home in Maryland, using the software from Mineralab - where I can monitor readings on a minute by minute basis. I have two datasets. The first Table 1 shows a background reading on a sunny day. The average count is 28-30 cpm. Table 2 shows a higher reading with the average count up to 38cpm! The columns show the date, time, Count (CPM), Total Counts (CPM), and Average Counts (CPM).

I put the alert on 50 CPM, so if a reading is 50 CPM or over, the software will alert me. Notice how many readings on the rainy day showed over 50cpm! I presume the rise in levels is due to gamma radiation coming in from the outside rain. I plan to do a reading outside another day.
When I tried downloading the data, there were formatting issues and the numbers were scrunched but I tried to move the first few rows over so you can see the format.

Table 1
BACKGROUND READING:

Person Monitoring: Patty A.
Location: Inside home, Hagerstown, MD
Altitude:
Station Name: N/A
Geiger Counter Model: Inspector+
Other Criteria: Sunny Day, Readings in CPM

Minute Date Time Count(CPM) Total(CPM) Average
1 12/2/11 04:32 PM 29 29 29
2 12/2/11 04:33 PM 30 59 29
3 12/2/11 04:34 PM 23 82 27
4 12/2/11 04:35 PM 36 118 29
5 12/2/11 04:36 PM 34 152 30
6 12/2/11 04:37 PM 27 179 29
7 12/2/11 04:38 PM 28 207 29
8 12/2/11 04:39 PM 23 230 28
9 12/2/11 04:40 PM 30 260 28
10 12/2/11 04:41 PM 22 282 28
11 12/2/11 04:42 PM 28 310 28
12 12/2/11 04:43 PM 37 347 28
13 12/2/11 04:44 PM 27 374 28
14 12/2/11 04:45 PM 32 406 29
15 12/2/11 04:46 PM 28 434 28
16 12/2/11 04:47 PM 32 466 29
17 12/2/11 04:48 PM 31 497 29
18 12/2/11 04:49 PM 33 530 29
19 12/2/11 04:50 PM 26 556 29
20 12/2/11 04:51 PM 29 585 29
21 12/2/11 04:52 PM 30 615 29
22 12/2/11 04:53 PM 20 635 28
23 12/2/11 04:54 PM 22 657 28
24 12/2/11 04:55 PM 28 685 28
25 12/2/11 04:56 PM 27 712 28
26 12/2/11 04:57 PM 26 738 28
27 12/2/11 04:58 PM 24 762 28
28 12/2/11 04:59 PM 24 786 28
29 12/2/11 05:00 PM 29 815 28
30 12/2/11 05:01 PM 25 840 28
31 12/2/11 05:02 PM 29 869 28
32 12/2/11 05:03 PM 31 900 28
33 12/2/11 05:04 PM 23 923 27
34 12/2/11 05:05 PM 31 954 28
35 12/2/11 05:06 PM 38 992 28
36 12/2/11 05:07 PM 41 1,033 28
37 12/2/11 05:08 PM 26 1,059 28
38 12/2/11 05:09 PM 26 1,085 28
39 12/2/11 05:10 PM 22 1,107 28
40 12/2/11 05:11 PM 37 1,144 28
41 12/2/11 05:12 PM 30 1,174 28
42 12/2/11 05:13 PM 25 1,199 28
43 12/2/11 05:14 PM 36 1,235 28
44 12/2/11 05:15 PM 27 1,262 28
45 12/2/11 05:16 PM 26 1,288 28
46 12/2/11 05:17 PM 20 1,308 28
47 12/2/11 05:18 PM 34 1,342 28
48 12/2/11 05:19 PM 28 1,370 28
49 12/2/11 05:20 PM 26 1,396 28
50 12/2/11 05:21 PM 27 1,423 28
51 12/2/11 05:22 PM 24 1,447 28
52 12/2/11 05:23 PM 29 1,476 28
53 12/2/11 05:24 PM 27 1,503 28
54 12/2/11 05:25 PM 24 1,527 28
55 12/2/11 05:26 PM 27 1,554 28
56 12/2/11 05:27 PM 34 1,588 28
57 12/2/11 05:28 PM 24 1,612 28
58 12/2/11 05:29 PM 49 1,661 28
59 12/2/11 05:30 PM 31 1,692 28
60 12/2/11 05:31 PM 38 1,730 28
61 12/2/11 05:32 PM 25 1,755 28
62 12/2/11 05:33 PM 27 1,782 28
63 12/2/11 05:34 PM 30 1,812 28
64 12/2/11 05:35 PM 22 1,834 28
65 12/2/11 05:36 PM 31 1,865 28
66 12/2/11 05:37 PM 43 1,908 28
67 12/2/11 05:38 PM 32 1,940 28
68 12/2/11 05:39 PM 26 1,966 28
69 12/2/11 05:40 PM 35 2,001 29
70 12/2/11 05:41 PM 34 2,035 29
71 12/2/11 05:42 PM 32 2,067 29
72 12/2/11 05:43 PM 24 2,091 29
73 12/2/11 05:44 PM 25 2,116 28
74 12/2/11 05:45 PM 26 2,142 28
75 12/2/11 05:46 PM 35 2,177 29
76 12/2/11 05:47 PM 34 2,211 29
77 12/2/11 05:48 PM 22 2,233 29
78 12/2/11 05:49 PM 36 2,269 29
79 12/2/11 05:50 PM 23 2,292 29
80 12/2/11 05:51 PM 19 2,311 28
81 12/2/11 05:52 PM 33 2,344 28
82 12/2/11 05:53 PM 27 2,371 28
83 12/2/11 05:54 PM 34 2,405 28
84 12/2/11 05:55 PM 22 2,427 28
85 12/2/11 05:56 PM 30 2,457 28
86 12/2/11 05:57 PM 29 2,486 28
87 12/2/11 05:58 PM 36 2,522 28
88 12/2/11 05:59 PM 28 2,550 28
89 12/2/11 06:00 PM 27 2,577 28
90 12/2/11 06:01 PM 31 2,608 28
91 12/2/11 06:02 PM 30 2,638 28
92 12/2/11 06:03 PM 42 2,680 29
93 12/2/11 06:04 PM 38 2,718 29
94 12/2/11 06:05 PM 28 2,746 29
95 12/2/11 06:06 PM 27 2,773 29
96 12/2/11 06:07 PM 29 2,802 29
97 12/2/11 06:08 PM 36 2,838 29
98 12/2/11 06:09 PM 18 2,856 29
99 12/2/11 06:10 PM 29 2,885 29
100 12/2/11 06:11 PM 35 2,920 29
101 12/2/11 06:12 PM 31 2,951 29
102 12/2/11 06:13 PM 30 2,981 29
103 12/2/11 06:14 PM 28 3,009 29
104 12/2/11 06:15 PM 20 3,029 29
105 12/2/11 06:16 PM 29 3,058 29
106 12/2/11 06:17 PM 24 3,082 29
107 12/2/11 06:18 PM 29 3,111 29
108 12/2/11 06:19 PM 30 3,141 29
109 12/2/11 06:20 PM 42 3,183 29
110 12/2/11 06:21 PM 41 3,224 29
111 12/2/11 06:22 PM 32 3,256 29
112 12/2/11 06:23 PM 30 3,286 29
113 12/2/11 06:24 PM 31 3,317 29
114 12/2/11 06:25 PM 32 3,349 29
115 12/2/11 06:26 PM 37 3,386 29
116 12/2/11 06:27 PM 27 3,413 29
117 12/2/11 06:28 PM 42 3,455 29
118 12/2/11 06:29 PM 27 3,482 29
119 12/2/11 06:30 PM 28 3,510 29
120 12/2/11 06:31 PM 21 3,531 29
121 12/2/11 06:32 PM 27 3,558 29
122 12/2/11 06:33 PM 29 3,587 29
123 12/2/11 06:34 PM 34 3,621 29
124 12/2/11 06:35 PM 33 3,654 29
125 12/2/11 06:36 PM 42 3,696 29
126 12/2/11 06:37 PM 30 3,726 29
127 12/2/11 06:38 PM 34 3,760 29
128 12/2/11 06:39 PM 27 3,787 29
129 12/2/11 06:40 PM 33 3,820 29
130 12/2/11 06:41 PM 32 3,852 29
131 12/2/11 06:42 PM 24 3,876 29
132 12/2/11 06:43 PM 28 3,904 29
133 12/2/11 06:44 PM 21 3,925 29
134 12/2/11 06:45 PM 35 3,960 29
135 12/2/11 06:46 PM 27 3,987 29
136 12/2/11 06:47 PM 28 4,015 29
137 12/2/11 06:48 PM 36 4,051 29
138 12/2/11 06:49 PM 24 4,075 29
139 12/2/11 06:50 PM 28 4,103 29
140 12/2/11 06:51 PM 28 4,131 29
141 12/2/11 06:52 PM 30 4,161 29
142 12/2/11 06:53 PM 30 4,191 29
143 12/2/11 06:54 PM 35 4,226 29
144 12/2/11 06:55 PM 26 4,252 29
145 12/2/11 06:56 PM 36 4,288 29
146 12/2/11 06:57 PM 28 4,316 29
147 12/2/11 06:58 PM 30 4,346 29
148 12/2/11 06:59 PM 27 4,373 29
149 12/2/11 07:00 PM 30 4,403 29
150 12/2/11 07:01 PM 23 4,426 29
151 12/2/11 07:02 PM 40 4,466 29
152 12/2/11 07:03 PM 42 4,508 29
153 12/2/11 07:04 PM 31 4,539 29
154 12/2/11 07:05 PM 42 4,581 29
155 12/2/11 07:06 PM 33 4,614 29
156 12/2/11 07:07 PM 23 4,637 29
157 12/2/11 07:08 PM 36 4,673 29
158 12/2/11 07:09 PM 30 4,703 29
159 12/2/11 07:10 PM 29 4,732 29
160 12/2/11 07:11 PM 26 4,758 29
161 12/2/11 07:12 PM 39 4,797 29
162 12/2/11 07:13 PM 27 4,824 29
163 12/2/11 07:14 PM 46 4,870 29
164 12/2/11 07:15 PM 35 4,905 29
165 12/2/11 07:16 PM 26 4,931 29
166 12/2/11 07:17 PM 32 4,963 29
167 12/2/11 07:18 PM 33 4,996 29
168 12/2/11 07:19 PM 29 5,025 29
169 12/2/11 07:20 PM 30 5,055 29
170 12/2/11 07:21 PM 36 5,091 29
171 12/2/11 07:22 PM 29 5,120 29
172 12/2/11 07:23 PM 25 5,145 29
173 12/2/11 07:24 PM 23 5,168 29
174 12/2/11 07:25 PM 26 5,194 29
175 12/2/11 07:26 PM 29 5,223 29
176 12/2/11 07:27 PM 34 5,257 29
177 12/2/11 07:28 PM 32 5,289 29
178 12/2/11 07:29 PM 32 5,321 29
179 12/2/11 07:30 PM 28 5,349 29
180 12/2/11 07:31 PM 24 5,373 29
181 12/2/11 07:32 PM 30 5,403 29
182 12/2/11 07:33 PM 37 5,440 29
183 12/2/11 07:34 PM 22 5,462 29
184 12/2/11 07:35 PM 31 5,493 29
185 12/2/11 07:36 PM 24 5,517 29
186 12/2/11 07:37 PM 28 5,545 29
187 12/2/11 07:38 PM 30 5,575 29
188 12/2/11 07:39 PM 25 5,600 29
189 12/2/11 07:40 PM 32 5,632 29
190 12/2/11 07:41 PM 30 5,662 29
191 12/2/11 07:42 PM 31 5,693 29
192 12/2/11 07:43 PM 28 5,721 29
193 12/2/11 07:44 PM 30 5,751 29
194 12/2/11 07:45 PM 24 5,775 29
195 12/2/11 07:46 PM 38 5,813 29
196 12/2/11 07:47 PM 30 5,843 29
197 12/2/11 07:48 PM 31 5,874 29
198 12/2/11 07:49 PM 28 5,902 29
199 12/2/11 07:50 PM 28 5,930 29
200 12/2/11 07:51 PM 25 5,955 29
201 12/2/11 07:52 PM 31 5,986 29
202 12/2/11 07:53 PM 30 6,016 29
203 12/2/11 07:54 PM 31 6,047 29
204 12/2/11 07:55 PM 35 6,082 29
205 12/2/11 07:56 PM 30 6,112 29
206 12/2/11 07:57 PM 31 6,143 29
207 12/2/11 07:58 PM 28 6,171 29
208 12/2/11 07:59 PM 30 6,201 29
209 12/2/11 08:00 PM 26 6,227 29
210 12/2/11 08:01 PM 38 6,265 29
211 12/2/11 08:02 PM 20 6,285 29
212 12/2/11 08:03 PM 24 6,309 29
213 12/2/11 08:04 PM 38 6,347 29
214 12/2/11 08:05 PM 37 6,384 29
215 12/2/11 08:06 PM 37 6,421 29
216 12/2/11 08:07 PM 30 6,451 29
217 12/2/11 08:08 PM 44 6,495 29
218 12/2/11 08:09 PM 33 6,528 29
219 12/2/11 08:10 PM 28 6,556 29
220 12/2/11 08:11 PM 26 6,582 29
221 12/2/11 08:12 PM 36 6,618 29
222 12/2/11 08:13 PM 30 6,648 29
223 12/2/11 08:14 PM 21 6,669 29
225 12/2/11 08:16 PM 28 6,697 29
226 12/2/11 08:17 PM 24 6,721 29
227 12/2/11 08:18 PM 43 6,764 29
228 12/2/11 08:19 PM 30 6,794 29
229 12/2/11 08:20 PM 28 6,822 29
230 12/2/11 08:21 PM 27 6,849 29
231 12/2/11 08:22 PM 25 6,874 29
232 12/2/11 08:23 PM 25 6,899 29
233 12/2/11 08:24 PM 33 6,932 29
234 12/2/11 08:25 PM 32 6,964 29
235 12/2/11 08:26 PM 34 6,998 29
236 12/2/11 08:27 PM 36 7,034 29
237 12/2/11 08:28 PM 35 7,069 29
238 12/2/11 08:29 PM 28 7,097 29
239 12/2/11 08:30 PM 32 7,129 29
240 12/2/11 08:31 PM 18 7,147 29
241 12/2/11 08:32 PM 32 7,179 29
242 12/2/11 08:33 PM 28 7,207 29
243 12/2/11 08:34 PM 30 7,237 29
244 12/2/11 08:35 PM 35 7,272 29
245 12/2/11 08:36 PM 35 7,307 29
246 12/2/11 08:37 PM 39 7,346 29
247 12/2/11 08:38 PM 25 7,371 29
248 12/2/11 08:39 PM 23 7,394 29
249 12/2/11 08:40 PM 26 7,420 29
250 12/2/11 08:41 PM 33 7,453 29
251 12/2/11 08:42 PM 28 7,481 29
252 12/2/11 08:43 PM 24 7,505 29
253 12/2/11 08:44 PM 26 7,531 29
254 12/2/11 08:45 PM 44 7,575 29
255 12/2/11 08:46 PM 27 7,602 29
256 12/2/11 08:47 PM 28 7,630 29
257 12/2/11 08:48 PM 27 7,657 29
258 12/2/11 08:49 PM 26 7,683 29
259 12/2/11 08:50 PM 34 7,717 29
260 12/2/11 08:51 PM 27 7,744 29
261 12/2/11 08:52 PM 34 7,778 29
262 12/2/11 08:53 PM 33 7,811 29
263 12/2/11 08:54 PM 34 7,845 29
264 12/2/11 08:55 PM 24 7,869 29
265 12/2/11 08:56 PM 28 7,897 29
266 12/2/11 08:57 PM 27 7,924 29
267 12/2/11 08:58 PM 30 7,954 29
268 12/2/11 08:59 PM 23 7,977 29
269 12/2/11 09:00 PM 40 8,017 29
270 12/2/11 09:01 PM 35 8,052 29
271 12/2/11 09:02 PM 27 8,079 29
272 12/2/11 09:03 PM 26 8,105 29
273 12/2/11 09:04 PM 28 8,133 29
274 12/2/11 09:05 PM 34 8,167 29
275 12/2/11 09:06 PM 31 8,198 29
276 12/2/11 09:07 PM 34 8,232 29
277 12/2/11 09:08 PM 37 8,269 29
278 12/2/11 09:09 PM 32 8,301 29
279 12/2/11 09:10 PM 31 8,332 29
280 12/2/11 09:11 PM 25 8,357 29
281 12/2/11 09:12 PM 32 8,389 29
282 12/2/11 09:13 PM 30 8,419 29
283 12/2/11 09:14 PM 36 8,455 29
284 12/2/11 09:15 PM 32 8,487 29
285 12/2/11 09:16 PM 33 8,520 29
286 12/2/11 09:17 PM 24 8,544 29
287 12/2/11 09:18 PM 20 8,564 29
288 12/2/11 09:19 PM 33 8,597 29
289 12/2/11 09:20 PM 28 8,625 29
290 12/2/11 09:21 PM 16 8,641 29
291 12/2/11 09:22 PM 30 8,671 29
292 12/2/11 09:23 PM 35 8,706 29
293 12/2/11 09:24 PM 29 8,735 29
294 12/2/11 09:25 PM 36 8,771 29
295 12/2/11 09:26 PM 21 8,792 29
296 12/2/11 09:27 PM 30 8,822 29
297 12/2/11 09:28 PM 33 8,855 29
298 12/2/11 09:29 PM 26 8,881 29
299 12/2/11 09:30 PM 28 8,909 29
300 12/2/11 09:31 PM 42 8,951 29
301 12/2/11 09:32 PM 33 8,984 29
302 12/2/11 09:33 PM 40 9,024 29
303 12/2/11 09:34 PM 44 9,068 29
304 12/2/11 09:35 PM 30 9,098 29
305 12/2/11 09:36 PM 26 9,124 29
306 12/2/11 09:37 PM 30 9,154 29
307 12/2/11 09:38 PM 36 9,190 29
308 12/2/11 09:39 PM 24 9,214 29
309 12/2/11 09:40 PM 33 9,247 29
310 12/2/11 09:41 PM 25 9,272 29
311 12/2/11 09:42 PM 32 9,304 29
312 12/2/11 09:43 PM 27 9,331 29
313 12/2/11 09:44 PM 36 9,367 29
314 12/2/11 09:45 PM 34 9,401 29
315 12/2/11 09:46 PM 24 9,425 29
316 12/2/11 09:47 PM 36 9,461 29
317 12/2/11 09:48 PM 39 9,500 29
318 12/2/11 09:49 PM 29 9,529 29
319 12/2/11 09:50 PM 29 9,558 29
320 12/2/11 09:51 PM 26 9,584 29
321 12/2/11 09:52 PM 25 9,609 29
322 12/2/11 09:53 PM 32 9,641 29
323 12/2/11 09:54 PM 26 9,667 29
324 12/2/11 09:55 PM 27 9,694 29
325 12/2/11 09:56 PM 23 9,717 29
326 12/2/11 09:57 PM 26 9,743 29
327 12/2/11 09:58 PM 23 9,766 29
328 12/2/11 09:59 PM 25 9,791 29
329 12/2/11 10:00 PM 34 9,825 29
330 12/2/11 10:01 PM 23 9,848 29
331 12/2/11 10:02 PM 23 9,871 29
332 12/2/11 10:03 PM 30 9,901 29
333 12/2/11 10:04 PM 25 9,926 29
334 12/2/11 10:05 PM 29 9,955 29
335 12/2/11 10:06 PM 27 9,982 29
336 12/2/11 10:07 PM 30 10,012 29
337 12/2/11 10:08 PM 24 10,036 29
338 12/2/11 10:09 PM 28 10,064 29
339 12/2/11 10:10 PM 40 10,104 29
340 12/2/11 10:11 PM 37 10,141 29
341 12/2/11 10:12 PM 18 10,159 29
342 12/2/11 10:13 PM 28 10,187 29
343 12/2/11 10:14 PM 28 10,215 29
344 12/2/11 10:15 PM 27 10,242 29
345 12/2/11 10:16 PM 33 10,275 29
346 12/2/11 10:17 PM 25 10,300 29
347 12/2/11 10:18 PM 31 10,331 29
348 12/2/11 10:19 PM 36 10,367 29
349 12/2/11 10:20 PM 26 10,393 29
350 12/2/11 10:21 PM 44 10,437 29
351 12/2/11 10:22 PM 34 10,471 29
352 12/2/11 10:23 PM 34 10,505 29
353 12/2/11 10:24 PM 28 10,533 29
354 12/2/11 10:25 PM 38 10,571 29
355 12/2/11 10:26 PM 27 10,598 29
356 12/2/11 10:27 PM 28 10,626 29
357 12/2/11 10:28 PM 38 10,664 29
358 12/2/11 10:29 PM 35 10,699 29
359 12/2/11 10:30 PM 30 10,729 29
360 12/2/11 10:31 PM 28 10,757 29
361 12/2/11 10:32 PM 26 10,783 29
362 12/2/11 10:33 PM 32 10,815 29
363 12/2/11 10:34 PM 27 10,842 29
364 12/2/11 10:35 PM 39 10,881 29
365 12/2/11 10:36 PM 32 10,913 29
366 12/2/11 10:37 PM 41 10,954 29
367 12/2/11 10:38 PM 33 10,987 29
368 12/2/11 10:39 PM 30 11,017 29
369 12/2/11 10:40 PM 22 11,039 29
370 12/2/11 10:41 PM 26 11,065 29
371 12/2/11 10:42 PM 40 11,105 29
372 12/2/11 10:43 PM 23 11,128 29
373 12/2/11 10:44 PM 36 11,164 29
374 12/2/11 10:45 PM 29 11,193 29
375 12/2/11 10:46 PM 32 11,225 29
376 12/2/11 10:47 PM 28 11,253 29
377 12/2/11 10:48 PM 32 11,285 29
378 12/2/11 10:49 PM 32 11,317 29
379 12/2/11 10:50 PM 20 11,337 29
380 12/2/11 10:51 PM 38 11,375 29
381 12/2/11 10:52 PM 45 11,420 29
382 12/2/11 10:53 PM 34 11,454 29
383 12/2/11 10:54 PM 29 11,483 29
384 12/2/11 10:55 PM 35 11,518 29
385 12/2/11 10:56 PM 36 11,554 30
386 12/2/11 10:57 PM 32 11,586 30
387 12/2/11 10:58 PM 28 11,614 30


Table 2
READING DONE ON A COLD, RAINY DAY THAT TURNED INTO SNOW:

Person Monitoring: Patty A.
Location: Inside home, Hagerstown, MD
Altitude:
Station Name: N/A
Geiger Counter Model: Inspector+
Other Criteria: RAINY AND SNOWY DAY

Minute Date Time Count(CPM) Total(CPM) Average
1 12/7/11 11:55 AM 24 24 24
2 12/7/11 11:56 AM 34 58 29
3 12/7/11 11:57 AM 24 82 27
4 12/7/11 11:58 AM 37 119 29
5 12/7/11 11:59 AM 36 155 31
6 12/7/11 12:00 PM 31 186 31
7 12/7/11 12:01 PM 36 222 31
8 12/7/11 12:02 PM 34 256 32
9 12/7/11 12:03 PM 38 294 32
10 12/7/11 12:04 PM 31 325 32
11 12/7/11 12:05 PM 40 365 33
12 12/7/11 12:06 PM 39 404 33
13 12/7/11 12:07 PM 31 435 33
14 12/7/11 12:08 PM 31 466 33
15 12/7/11 12:09 PM 26 492 32
16 12/7/11 12:10 PM 27 519 32
17 12/7/11 12:11 PM 32 551 32
18 12/7/11 12:12 PM 42 593 32
19 12/7/11 12:13 PM 29 622 32
20 12/7/11 12:14 PM 30 652 32
21 12/7/11 12:15 PM 35 687 32
22 12/7/11 12:16 PM 35 722 32
23 12/7/11 12:17 PM 37 759 33
24 12/7/11 12:18 PM 27 786 32
25 12/7/11 12:19 PM 26 812 32
26 12/7/11 12:20 PM 37 849 32
27 12/7/11 12:21 PM 35 884 32
28 12/7/11 12:22 PM 37 921 32
29 12/7/11 12:23 PM 33 954 32
30 12/7/11 12:24 PM 31 985 32
31 12/7/11 12:25 PM 36 1,021 32
32 12/7/11 12:26 PM 31 1,052 32
33 12/7/11 12:27 PM 36 1,088 32
34 12/7/11 12:28 PM 36 1,124 33
35 12/7/11 12:29 PM 49 1,173 33
36 12/7/11 12:30 PM 38 1,211 33
37 12/7/11 12:31 PM 31 1,242 33
38 12/7/11 12:32 PM 38 1,280 33
39 12/7/11 12:33 PM 44 1,324 33
40 12/7/11 12:34 PM 39 1,363 34
41 12/7/11 12:35 PM 30 1,393 33
42 12/7/11 12:36 PM 39 1,432 34
43 12/7/11 12:37 PM 33 1,465 34
44 12/7/11 12:38 PM 34 1,499 34
45 12/7/11 12:39 PM 28 1,527 33
46 12/7/11 12:40 PM 40 1,567 34
47 12/7/11 12:41 PM 35 1,602 34
48 12/7/11 12:42 PM 34 1,636 34
49 12/7/11 12:43 PM 42 1,678 34
50 12/7/11 12:44 PM 27 1,705 34
51 12/7/11 12:45 PM 35 1,740 34
52 12/7/11 12:46 PM 40 1,780 34
53 12/7/11 12:47 PM 38 1,818 34
54 12/7/11 12:48 PM 32 1,850 34
55 12/7/11 12:49 PM 36 1,886 34
56 12/7/11 12:50 PM 45 1,931 34
57 12/7/11 12:51 PM 46 1,977 34
58 12/7/11 12:52 PM 29 2,006 34
59 12/7/11 12:53 PM 31 2,037 34
60 12/7/11 12:54 PM 36 2,073 34
61 12/7/11 12:55 PM 26 2,099 34
62 12/7/11 12:56 PM 29 2,128 34
63 12/7/11 12:57 PM 38 2,166 34
64 12/7/11 12:58 PM 36 2,202 34
65 12/7/11 12:59 PM 37 2,239 34
66 12/7/11 01:00 PM 37 2,276 34
67 12/7/11 01:01 PM 36 2,312 34
68 12/7/11 01:02 PM 44 2,356 34
69 12/7/11 01:03 PM 38 2,394 34
70 12/7/11 01:04 PM 35 2,429 34
71 12/7/11 01:05 PM 28 2,457 34
72 12/7/11 01:06 PM 41 2,498 34
73 12/7/11 01:07 PM 34 2,532 34
74 12/7/11 01:08 PM 39 2,571 34
75 12/7/11 01:09 PM 30 2,601 34
76 12/7/11 01:10 PM 38 2,639 34
77 12/7/11 01:11 PM 38 2,677 34
78 12/7/11 01:12 PM 36 2,713 34
79 12/7/11 01:13 PM 44 2,757 34
80 12/7/11 01:14 PM 38 2,795 34
81 12/7/11 01:15 PM 39 2,834 34
82 12/7/11 01:16 PM 25 2,859 34
83 12/7/11 01:17 PM 31 2,890 34
84 12/7/11 01:18 PM 37 2,927 34
85 12/7/11 01:19 PM 27 2,954 34
86 12/7/11 01:20 PM 24 2,978 34
87 12/7/11 01:21 PM 32 3,010 34
88 12/7/11 01:22 PM 37 3,047 34
89 12/7/11 01:23 PM 41 3,088 34
90 12/7/11 01:24 PM 30 3,118 34
91 12/7/11 01:25 PM 53 3,171 34 ALERT
92 12/7/11 01:26 PM 44 3,215 34
93 12/7/11 01:27 PM 39 3,254 34
94 12/7/11 01:28 PM 40 3,294 35
95 12/7/11 01:29 PM 44 3,338 35
96 12/7/11 01:30 PM 39 3,377 35
97 12/7/11 01:31 PM 42 3,419 35
98 12/7/11 01:32 PM 45 3,464 35
99 12/7/11 01:33 PM 33 3,497 35
100 12/7/11 01:34 PM 33 3,530 35
101 12/7/11 01:35 PM 42 3,572 35
102 12/7/11 01:36 PM 36 3,608 35
103 12/7/11 01:37 PM 47 3,655 35
104 12/7/11 01:38 PM 46 3,701 35
105 12/7/11 01:39 PM 35 3,736 35
106 12/7/11 01:40 PM 34 3,770 35
107 12/7/11 01:41 PM 25 3,795 35
108 12/7/11 01:42 PM 39 3,834 35
109 12/7/11 01:43 PM 34 3,868 35
110 12/7/11 01:44 PM 36 3,904 35
111 12/7/11 01:45 PM 34 3,938 35
112 12/7/11 01:46 PM 40 3,978 35
113 12/7/11 01:47 PM 36 4,014 35
114 12/7/11 01:48 PM 46 4,060 35
115 12/7/11 01:49 PM 41 4,101 35
116 12/7/11 01:50 PM 33 4,134 35
117 12/7/11 01:51 PM 40 4,174 35
118 12/7/11 01:52 PM 38 4,212 35
119 12/7/11 01:53 PM 43 4,255 35
120 12/7/11 01:54 PM 37 4,292 35
121 12/7/11 01:55 PM 31 4,323 35
122 12/7/11 01:56 PM 31 4,354 35
123 12/7/11 01:57 PM 31 4,385 35
124 12/7/11 01:58 PM 29 4,414 35
125 12/7/11 01:59 PM 35 4,449 35
126 12/7/11 02:00 PM 29 4,478 35
127 12/7/11 02:01 PM 40 4,518 35
128 12/7/11 02:02 PM 33 4,551 35
129 12/7/11 02:03 PM 37 4,588 35
130 12/7/11 02:04 PM 28 4,616 35
131 12/7/11 02:05 PM 29 4,645 35
132 12/7/11 02:06 PM 32 4,677 35
133 12/7/11 02:07 PM 43 4,720 35
134 12/7/11 02:08 PM 28 4,748 35
135 12/7/11 02:09 PM 41 4,789 35
136 12/7/11 02:10 PM 36 4,825 35
137 12/7/11 02:11 PM 35 4,860 35
138 12/7/11 02:12 PM 35 4,895 35
139 12/7/11 02:13 PM 34 4,929 35
140 12/7/11 02:14 PM 29 4,958 35
141 12/7/11 02:15 PM 42 5,000 35
142 12/7/11 02:16 PM 43 5,043 35
143 12/7/11 02:17 PM 40 5,083 35
144 12/7/11 02:18 PM 32 5,115 35
145 12/7/11 02:19 PM 26 5,141 35
146 12/7/11 02:20 PM 36 5,177 35
147 12/7/11 02:21 PM 30 5,207 35
148 12/7/11 02:22 PM 29 5,236 35
149 12/7/11 02:23 PM 35 5,271 35
150 12/7/11 02:24 PM 33 5,304 35
151 12/7/11 02:25 PM 35 5,339 35
152 12/7/11 02:26 PM 27 5,366 35
153 12/7/11 02:27 PM 38 5,404 35
154 12/7/11 02:28 PM 37 5,441 35
155 12/7/11 02:29 PM 33 5,474 35
156 12/7/11 02:30 PM 40 5,514 35
157 12/7/11 02:31 PM 37 5,551 35
158 12/7/11 02:32 PM 35 5,586 35
159 12/7/11 02:33 PM 38 5,624 35
160 12/7/11 02:34 PM 47 5,671 35
161 12/7/11 02:35 PM 27 5,698 35
162 12/7/11 02:36 PM 37 5,735 35
163 12/7/11 02:37 PM 57 5,792 35 ALERT
164 12/7/11 02:38 PM 42 5,834 35
165 12/7/11 02:39 PM 42 5,876 35
166 12/7/11 02:40 PM 38 5,914 35
167 12/7/11 02:41 PM 41 5,955 35
168 12/7/11 02:42 PM 26 5,981 35
169 12/7/11 02:43 PM 37 6,018 35
170 12/7/11 02:44 PM 30 6,048 35
171 12/7/11 02:45 PM 24 6,072 35
172 12/7/11 02:46 PM 30 6,102 35
173 12/7/11 02:47 PM 38 6,140 35
174 12/7/11 02:48 PM 28 6,168 35
175 12/7/11 02:49 PM 42 6,210 35
176 12/7/11 02:50 PM 37 6,247 35
177 12/7/11 02:51 PM 31 6,278 35
178 12/7/11 02:52 PM 33 6,311 35
179 12/7/11 02:53 PM 34 6,345 35
180 12/7/11 02:54 PM 45 6,390 35
181 12/7/11 02:55 PM 40 6,430 35
182 12/7/11 02:56 PM 25 6,455 35
183 12/7/11 02:57 PM 38 6,493 35
184 12/7/11 02:58 PM 22 6,515 35
185 12/7/11 02:59 PM 41 6,556 35
186 12/7/11 03:00 PM 35 6,591 35
187 12/7/11 03:01 PM 42 6,633 35
188 12/7/11 03:02 PM 25 6,658 35
189 12/7/11 03:03 PM 49 6,707 35
190 12/7/11 03:04 PM 41 6,748 35
191 12/7/11 03:05 PM 29 6,777 35
192 12/7/11 03:06 PM 43 6,820 35
193 12/7/11 03:07 PM 27 6,847 35
194 12/7/11 03:08 PM 54 6,901 35 ALERT
195 12/7/11 03:09 PM 33 6,934 35
196 12/7/11 03:10 PM 28 6,962 35
197 12/7/11 03:11 PM 38 7,000 35
198 12/7/11 03:12 PM 34 7,034 35
199 12/7/11 03:13 PM 30 7,064 35
200 12/7/11 03:14 PM 28 7,092 35
201 12/7/11 03:15 PM 40 7,132 35
202 12/7/11 03:16 PM 39 7,171 35
203 12/7/11 03:17 PM 34 7,205 35
204 12/7/11 03:18 PM 37 7,242 35
205 12/7/11 03:19 PM 38 7,280 35
206 12/7/11 03:20 PM 30 7,310 35
207 12/7/11 03:21 PM 40 7,350 35
208 12/7/11 03:22 PM 28 7,378 35
209 12/7/11 03:23 PM 34 7,412 35
210 12/7/11 03:24 PM 39 7,451 35
211 12/7/11 03:25 PM 35 7,486 35
212 12/7/11 03:26 PM 40 7,526 35
213 12/7/11 03:27 PM 42 7,568 35
214 12/7/11 03:28 PM 39 7,607 35
215 12/7/11 03:29 PM 42 7,649 35
216 12/7/11 03:30 PM 41 7,690 35
217 12/7/11 03:31 PM 36 7,726 35
218 12/7/11 03:32 PM 36 7,762 35
219 12/7/11 03:33 PM 39 7,801 35
220 12/7/11 03:34 PM 33 7,834 35
221 12/7/11 03:35 PM 45 7,879 35
222 12/7/11 03:36 PM 33 7,912 35
223 12/7/11 03:37 PM 52 7,964 35 ALERT
224 12/7/11 03:38 PM 41 8,005 35
225 12/7/11 03:39 PM 34 8,039 35
226 12/7/11 03:40 PM 44 8,083 35
227 12/7/11 03:41 PM 38 8,121 35
228 12/7/11 03:42 PM 30 8,151 35
229 12/7/11 03:43 PM 38 8,189 35
230 12/7/11 03:44 PM 37 8,226 35
231 12/7/11 03:45 PM 34 8,260 35
232 12/7/11 03:46 PM 35 8,295 35
233 12/7/11 03:47 PM 44 8,339 35
234 12/7/11 03:48 PM 34 8,373 35
235 12/7/11 03:49 PM 23 8,396 35
236 12/7/11 03:50 PM 47 8,443 35
237 12/7/11 03:51 PM 39 8,482 35
238 12/7/11 03:52 PM 38 8,520 35
239 12/7/11 03:53 PM 34 8,554 35
240 12/7/11 03:54 PM 26 8,580 35
241 12/7/11 03:55 PM 59 8,639 35 ALERT
242 12/7/11 03:56 PM 37 8,676 35
243 12/7/11 03:57 PM 41 8,717 35
244 12/7/11 03:58 PM 30 8,747 35
245 12/7/11 03:59 PM 34 8,781 35
246 12/7/11 04:00 PM 28 8,809 35
247 12/7/11 04:01 PM 43 8,852 35
248 12/7/11 04:02 PM 30 8,882 35
249 12/7/11 04:03 PM 34 8,916 35
250 12/7/11 04:04 PM 40 8,956 35
251 12/7/11 04:05 PM 39 8,995 35
252 12/7/11 04:06 PM 47 9,042 35
253 12/7/11 04:07 PM 48 9,090 35
254 12/7/11 04:08 PM 38 9,128 35
255 12/7/11 04:09 PM 35 9,163 35
256 12/7/11 04:10 PM 34 9,197 35
257 12/7/11 04:11 PM 33 9,230 35
258 12/7/11 04:12 PM 39 9,269 35
259 12/7/11 04:13 PM 45 9,314 35
260 12/7/11 04:14 PM 39 9,353 35
261 12/7/11 04:15 PM 32 9,385 35
262 12/7/11 04:16 PM 43 9,428 35
263 12/7/11 04:17 PM 39 9,467 35
264 12/7/11 04:18 PM 54 9,521 36 ALERT
265 12/7/11 04:19 PM 33 9,554 36
266 12/7/11 04:20 PM 31 9,585 36
267 12/7/11 04:21 PM 27 9,612 36
268 12/7/11 04:22 PM 35 9,647 35
269 12/7/11 04:23 PM 26 9,673 35
270 12/7/11 04:24 PM 44 9,717 35
271 12/7/11 04:25 PM 34 9,751 35
272 12/7/11 04:26 PM 35 9,786 35
273 12/7/11 04:27 PM 36 9,822 35
274 12/7/11 04:28 PM 36 9,858 35
275 12/7/11 04:29 PM 40 9,898 35
276 12/7/11 04:30 PM 22 9,920 35
277 12/7/11 04:31 PM 40 9,960 35
278 12/7/11 04:32 PM 39 9,999 35
279 12/7/11 04:33 PM 39 10,038 35
280 12/7/11 04:34 PM 33 10,071 35
281 12/7/11 04:35 PM 33 10,104 35
282 12/7/11 04:36 PM 42 10,146 35
283 12/7/11 04:37 PM 38 10,184 35
284 12/7/11 04:38 PM 43 10,227 36
285 12/7/11 04:39 PM 34 10,261 36
286 12/7/11 04:40 PM 40 10,301 36
287 12/7/11 04:41 PM 42 10,343 36
288 12/7/11 04:42 PM 50 10,393 36 ALERT
289 12/7/11 04:43 PM 38 10,431 36
290 12/7/11 04:44 PM 39 10,470 36
291 12/7/11 04:45 PM 45 10,515 36
292 12/7/11 04:46 PM 28 10,543 36
293 12/7/11 04:47 PM 35 10,578 36
294 12/7/11 04:48 PM 41 10,619 36
295 12/7/11 04:49 PM 42 10,661 36
296 12/7/11 04:50 PM 37 10,698 36
297 12/7/11 04:51 PM 33 10,731 36
298 12/7/11 04:52 PM 45 10,776 36
299 12/7/11 04:53 PM 39 10,815 36
300 12/7/11 04:54 PM 46 10,861 36
301 12/7/11 04:55 PM 46 10,907 36
302 12/7/11 04:56 PM 46 10,953 36
303 12/7/11 04:57 PM 46 10,999 36
304 12/7/11 04:58 PM 38 11,037 36
305 12/7/11 04:59 PM 33 11,070 36
306 12/7/11 05:00 PM 36 11,106 36
307 12/7/11 05:01 PM 39 11,145 36
308 12/7/11 05:02 PM 37 11,182 36
309 12/7/11 05:03 PM 35 11,217 36
310 12/7/11 05:04 PM 32 11,249 36
311 12/7/11 05:05 PM 38 11,287 36
312 12/7/11 05:06 PM 44 11,331 36
313 12/7/11 05:07 PM 40 11,371 36
314 12/7/11 05:08 PM 48 11,419 36
315 12/7/11 05:09 PM 47 11,466 36
316 12/7/11 05:10 PM 41 11,507 36
317 12/7/11 05:11 PM 39 11,546 36
318 12/7/11 05:12 PM 38 11,584 36
319 12/7/11 05:13 PM 33 11,617 36
320 12/7/11 05:14 PM 32 11,649 36
321 12/7/11 05:15 PM 38 11,687 36
322 12/7/11 05:16 PM 38 11,725 36
323 12/7/11 05:17 PM 46 11,771 36
324 12/7/11 05:18 PM 30 11,801 36
325 12/7/11 05:19 PM 42 11,843 36
326 12/7/11 05:20 PM 39 11,882 36
327 12/7/11 05:21 PM 31 11,913 36
328 12/7/11 05:22 PM 39 11,952 36
329 12/7/11 05:23 PM 41 11,993 36
330 12/7/11 05:24 PM 38 12,031 36
331 12/7/11 05:25 PM 35 12,066 36
332 12/7/11 05:26 PM 38 12,104 36
333 12/7/11 05:27 PM 40 12,144 36
334 12/7/11 05:28 PM 33 12,177 36
335 12/7/11 05:29 PM 48 12,225 36
336 12/7/11 05:30 PM 41 12,266 36
337 12/7/11 05:31 PM 47 12,313 36
338 12/7/11 05:32 PM 51 12,364 36 ALERT
339 12/7/11 05:33 PM 32 12,396 36
340 12/7/11 05:34 PM 44 12,440 36
341 12/7/11 05:35 PM 36 12,476 36
342 12/7/11 05:36 PM 34 12,510 36
343 12/7/11 05:37 PM 29 12,539 36
344 12/7/11 05:38 PM 34 12,573 36
345 12/7/11 05:39 PM 40 12,613 36
346 12/7/11 05:40 PM 39 12,652 36
347 12/7/11 05:41 PM 45 12,697 36
348 12/7/11 05:42 PM 46 12,743 36
349 12/7/11 05:43 PM 40 12,783 36
350 12/7/11 05:44 PM 37 12,820 36
351 12/7/11 05:45 PM 37 12,857 36
352 12/7/11 05:46 PM 35 12,892 36
353 12/7/11 05:47 PM 25 12,917 36
354 12/7/11 05:48 PM 31 12,948 36
355 12/7/11 05:49 PM 34 12,982 36
356 12/7/11 05:50 PM 33 13,015 36
357 12/7/11 05:51 PM 41 13,056 36
358 12/7/11 05:52 PM 32 13,088 36
359 12/7/11 05:53 PM 36 13,124 36
360 12/7/11 05:54 PM 35 13,159 36
361 12/7/11 05:55 PM 42 13,201 36
362 12/7/11 05:56 PM 34 13,235 36
363 12/7/11 05:57 PM 34 13,269 36
364 12/7/11 05:58 PM 40 13,309 36
365 12/7/11 05:59 PM 34 13,343 36
366 12/7/11 06:00 PM 37 13,380 36
367 12/7/11 06:01 PM 31 13,411 36
368 12/7/11 06:02 PM 34 13,445 36
369 12/7/11 06:03 PM 40 13,485 36
370 12/7/11 06:04 PM 36 13,521 36
371 12/7/11 06:05 PM 43 13,564 36
372 12/7/11 06:06 PM 37 13,601 36
373 12/7/11 06:07 PM 40 13,641 36
374 12/7/11 06:08 PM 41 13,682 36
375 12/7/11 06:09 PM 39 13,721 36
376 12/7/11 06:10 PM 37 13,758 36
377 12/7/11 06:11 PM 48 13,806 36
378 12/7/11 06:12 PM 28 13,834 36
379 12/7/11 06:13 PM 45 13,879 36
380 12/7/11 06:14 PM 42 13,921 36
381 12/7/11 06:15 PM 39 13,960 36
382 12/7/11 06:16 PM 33 13,993 36
383 12/7/11 06:17 PM 38 14,031 36
384 12/7/11 06:18 PM 34 14,065 36
385 12/7/11 06:19 PM 47 14,112 36
386 12/7/11 06:20 PM 38 14,150 36
387 12/7/11 06:21 PM 46 14,196 36
388 12/7/11 06:22 PM 40 14,236 36
389 12/7/11 06:23 PM 41 14,277 36
390 12/7/11 06:24 PM 32 14,309 36
391 12/7/11 06:25 PM 23 14,332 36
392 12/7/11 06:26 PM 32 14,364 36
393 12/7/11 06:27 PM 41 14,405 36
394 12/7/11 06:28 PM 38 14,443 36
395 12/7/11 06:29 PM 36 14,479 36
396 12/7/11 06:30 PM 44 14,523 36
397 12/7/11 06:31 PM 48 14,571 36
398 12/7/11 06:32 PM 39 14,610 36
399 12/7/11 06:33 PM 44 14,654 36
400 12/7/11 06:34 PM 43 14,697 36
401 12/7/11 06:35 PM 38 14,735 36
402 12/7/11 06:36 PM 45 14,780 36
403 12/7/11 06:37 PM 46 14,826 36
404 12/7/11 06:38 PM 29 14,855 36
405 12/7/11 06:39 PM 41 14,896 36
406 12/7/11 06:40 PM 40 14,936 36
407 12/7/11 06:41 PM 38 14,974 36
408 12/7/11 06:42 PM 32 15,006 36
409 12/7/11 06:43 PM 35 15,041 36
410 12/7/11 06:44 PM 37 15,078 36
411 12/7/11 06:45 PM 43 15,121 36
412 12/7/11 06:46 PM 46 15,167 36
413 12/7/11 06:47 PM 30 15,197 36
414 12/7/11 06:48 PM 27 15,224 36
415 12/7/11 06:49 PM 42 15,266 36
416 12/7/11 06:50 PM 44 15,310 36
417 12/7/11 06:51 PM 27 15,337 36
418 12/7/11 06:52 PM 39 15,376 36
419 12/7/11 06:53 PM 44 15,420 36
420 12/7/11 06:54 PM 36 15,456 36
421 12/7/11 06:55 PM 35 15,491 36
422 12/7/11 06:56 PM 53 15,544 36 ALERT
423 12/7/11 06:57 PM 26 15,570 36
424 12/7/11 06:58 PM 38 15,608 36
425 12/7/11 06:59 PM 44 15,652 36
426 12/7/11 07:00 PM 30 15,682 36
427 12/7/11 07:01 PM 38 15,720 36
428 12/7/11 07:02 PM 41 15,761 36
429 12/7/11 07:03 PM 43 15,804 36
430 12/7/11 07:04 PM 34 15,838 36
431 12/7/11 07:05 PM 48 15,886 36
432 12/7/11 07:06 PM 28 15,914 36
433 12/7/11 07:07 PM 48 15,962 36
434 12/7/11 07:08 PM 39 16,001 36
435 12/7/11 07:09 PM 42 16,043 36
436 12/7/11 07:10 PM 34 16,077 36
437 12/7/11 07:11 PM 37 16,114 36
438 12/7/11 07:12 PM 41 16,155 36
439 12/7/11 07:13 PM 33 16,188 36
440 12/7/11 07:14 PM 44 16,232 36
441 12/7/11 07:15 PM 38 16,270 36
442 12/7/11 07:16 PM 47 16,317 36
443 12/7/11 07:17 PM 46 16,363 36
444 12/7/11 07:18 PM 34 16,397 36
445 12/7/11 07:19 PM 34 16,431 36
446 12/7/11 07:20 PM 31 16,462 36
447 12/7/11 07:21 PM 27 16,489 36
448 12/7/11 07:22 PM 33 16,522 36
449 12/7/11 07:23 PM 34 16,556 36
450 12/7/11 07:24 PM 44 16,600 36
451 12/7/11 07:25 PM 44 16,644 36
452 12/7/11 07:26 PM 37 16,681 36
453 12/7/11 07:27 PM 27 16,708 36
454 12/7/11 07:28 PM 45 16,753 36
455 12/7/11 07:29 PM 40 16,793 36
456 12/7/11 07:30 PM 35 16,828 36
457 12/7/11 07:31 PM 31 16,859 36
458 12/7/11 07:32 PM 32 16,891 36
459 12/7/11 07:33 PM 49 16,940 36
460 12/7/11 07:34 PM 40 16,980 36
461 12/7/11 07:35 PM 32 17,012 36
462 12/7/11 07:36 PM 34 17,046 36
463 12/7/11 07:37 PM 45 17,091 36
464 12/7/11 07:38 PM 52 17,143 36 ALERT
465 12/7/11 07:39 PM 42 17,185 36
466 12/7/11 07:40 PM 38 17,223 36
467 12/7/11 07:41 PM 27 17,250 36
468 12/7/11 07:42 PM 53 17,303 36 ALERT
469 12/7/11 07:43 PM 41 17,344 36
470 12/7/11 07:44 PM 41 17,385 36
471 12/7/11 07:45 PM 44 17,429 37
472 12/7/11 07:46 PM 42 17,471 37
473 12/7/11 07:47 PM 33 17,504 37
474 12/7/11 07:48 PM 38 17,542 37
475 12/7/11 07:49 PM 42 17,584 37
476 12/7/11 07:50 PM 40 17,624 37
477 12/7/11 07:51 PM 45 17,669 37
478 12/7/11 07:52 PM 36 17,705 37
479 12/7/11 07:53 PM 36 17,741 37
480 12/7/11 07:54 PM 35 17,776 37
481 12/7/11 07:55 PM 34 17,810 37
482 12/7/11 07:56 PM 36 17,846 37
483 12/7/11 07:57 PM 31 17,877 37
484 12/7/11 07:58 PM 38 17,915 37
485 12/7/11 07:59 PM 43 17,958 37
486 12/7/11 08:00 PM 41 17,999 37
487 12/7/11 08:01 PM 34 18,033 37
488 12/7/11 08:02 PM 40 18,073 37
489 12/7/11 08:03 PM 39 18,112 37
490 12/7/11 08:04 PM 44 18,156 37
491 12/7/11 08:05 PM 32 18,188 37
492 12/7/11 08:06 PM 37 18,225 37
493 12/7/11 08:07 PM 40 18,265 37
494 12/7/11 08:08 PM 58 18,323 37 ALERT
495 12/7/11 08:09 PM 34 18,357 37
496 12/7/11 08:10 PM 36 18,393 37
497 12/7/11 08:11 PM 39 18,432 37
498 12/7/11 08:12 PM 42 18,474 37
499 12/7/11 08:13 PM 42 18,516 37
500 12/7/11 08:14 PM 49 18,565 37
501 12/7/11 08:15 PM 38 18,603 37
502 12/7/11 08:16 PM 36 18,639 37
503 12/7/11 08:17 PM 28 18,667 37
504 12/7/11 08:18 PM 30 18,697 37
505 12/7/11 08:19 PM 26 18,723 37
506 12/7/11 08:20 PM 32 18,755 37
507 12/7/11 08:21 PM 45 18,800 37
508 12/7/11 08:22 PM 31 18,831 37
509 12/7/11 08:23 PM 37 18,868 37
510 12/7/11 08:24 PM 60 18,928 37 ALERT
511 12/7/11 08:25 PM 42 18,970 37
512 12/7/11 08:26 PM 44 19,014 37
513 12/7/11 08:27 PM 41 19,055 37
514 12/7/11 08:28 PM 51 19,106 37 ALERT
515 12/7/11 08:29 PM 36 19,142 37
516 12/7/11 08:30 PM 46 19,188 37
517 12/7/11 08:31 PM 44 19,232 37
518 12/7/11 08:32 PM 41 19,273 37
519 12/7/11 08:33 PM 37 19,310 37
520 12/7/11 08:34 PM 50 19,360 37 ALERT
521 12/7/11 08:35 PM 39 19,399 37
522 12/7/11 08:36 PM 44 19,443 37
523 12/7/11 08:37 PM 45 19,488 37
524 12/7/11 08:38 PM 41 19,529 37
525 12/7/11 08:39 PM 47 19,576 37
526 12/7/11 08:40 PM 33 19,609 37
527 12/7/11 08:41 PM 42 19,651 37
528 12/7/11 08:42 PM 31 19,682 37
529 12/7/11 08:43 PM 42 19,724 37
530 12/7/11 08:44 PM 38 19,762 37
531 12/7/11 08:45 PM 47 19,809 37
532 12/7/11 08:46 PM 44 19,853 37
533 12/7/11 08:47 PM 47 19,900 37
534 12/7/11 08:48 PM 35 19,935 37
535 12/7/11 08:49 PM 36 19,971 37
536 12/7/11 08:50 PM 45 20,016 37
537 12/7/11 08:51 PM 39 20,055 37
538 12/7/11 08:52 PM 40 20,095 37
539 12/7/11 08:53 PM 46 20,141 37
540 12/7/11 08:54 PM 37 20,178 37
541 12/7/11 08:55 PM 67 20,245 37 ALERT
542 12/7/11 08:56 PM 44 20,289 37
543 12/7/11 08:57 PM 34 20,323 37
544 12/7/11 08:58 PM 45 20,368 37
545 12/7/11 08:59 PM 30 20,398 37
546 12/7/11 09:00 PM 51 20,449 37 ALERT
547 12/7/11 09:01 PM 44 20,493 37
548 12/7/11 09:02 PM 51 20,544 37 ALERT
549 12/7/11 09:03 PM 46 20,590 37
550 12/7/11 09:04 PM 50 20,640 37
551 12/7/11 09:05 PM 42 20,682 37
552 12/7/11 09:06 PM 45 20,727 37
553 12/7/11 09:07 PM 44 20,771 37
554 12/7/11 09:08 PM 41 20,812 37
555 12/7/11 09:09 PM 40 20,852 37
556 12/7/11 09:10 PM 53 20,905 37 ALERT
557 12/7/11 09:11 PM 44 20,949 37
558 12/7/11 09:12 PM 41 20,990 37
559 12/7/11 09:13 PM 45 21,035 37
560 12/7/11 09:14 PM 30 21,065 37
561 12/7/11 09:15 PM 48 21,113 37
562 12/7/11 09:16 PM 42 21,155 37
563 12/7/11 09:17 PM 35 21,190 37
564 12/7/11 09:18 PM 49 21,239 37
565 12/7/11 09:19 PM 43 21,282 37
566 12/7/11 09:20 PM 40 21,322 37
567 12/7/11 09:21 PM 48 21,370 37
568 12/7/11 09:22 PM 39 21,409 37
569 12/7/11 09:23 PM 53 21,462 37 ALERT
570 12/7/11 09:24 PM 48 21,510 37
571 12/7/11 09:25 PM 44 21,554 37
572 12/7/11 09:26 PM 42 21,596 37
573 12/7/11 09:27 PM 33 21,629 37
574 12/7/11 09:28 PM 27 21,656 37
575 12/7/11 09:29 PM 41 21,697 37
576 12/7/11 09:30 PM 52 21,749 37 ALERT
577 12/7/11 09:31 PM 37 21,786 37
578 12/7/11 09:32 PM 39 21,825 37
579 12/7/11 09:33 PM 39 21,864 37
580 12/7/11 09:34 PM 31 21,895 37
581 12/7/11 09:35 PM 37 21,932 37
582 12/7/11 09:36 PM 56 21,988 37 ALERT
583 12/7/11 09:37 PM 35 22,023 37
584 12/7/11 09:38 PM 42 22,065 37
585 12/7/11 09:39 PM 46 22,111 37
586 12/7/11 09:40 PM 40 22,151 37
587 12/7/11 09:41 PM 40 22,191 37
588 12/7/11 09:42 PM 47 22,238 37
589 12/7/11 09:43 PM 53 22,291 37 ALERT
590 12/7/11 09:44 PM 34 22,325 37
591 12/7/11 09:45 PM 36 22,361 37
592 12/7/11 09:46 PM 41 22,402 37
593 12/7/11 09:47 PM 38 22,440 37
594 12/7/11 09:48 PM 39 22,479 37
595 12/7/11 09:49 PM 45 22,524 37
596 12/7/11 09:50 PM 40 22,564 37
597 12/7/11 09:51 PM 55 22,619 37 ALERT
598 12/7/11 09:52 PM 45 22,664 37
599 12/7/11 09:53 PM 43 22,707 37
600 12/7/11 09:54 PM 38 22,745 37
601 12/7/11 09:55 PM 47 22,792 37
602 12/7/11 09:56 PM 46 22,838 37
603 12/7/11 09:57 PM 52 22,890 37 ALERT
604 12/7/11 09:58 PM 36 22,926 37
605 12/7/11 09:59 PM 41 22,967 37
606 12/7/11 10:00 PM 38 23,005 37
607 12/7/11 10:01 PM 38 23,043 37
608 12/7/11 10:02 PM 37 23,080 37
609 12/7/11 10:03 PM 48 23,128 37
610 12/7/11 10:04 PM 50 23,178 37 ALERT
611 12/7/11 10:05 PM 46 23,224 38
612 12/7/11 10:06 PM 49 23,273 38
613 12/7/11 10:07 PM 37 23,310 38
614 12/7/11 10:08 PM 45 23,355 38
615 12/7/11 10:09 PM 36 23,391 38
616 12/7/11 10:10 PM 45 23,436 38

Monday, December 05, 2011

Save the Post Office!

The post office is having financial difficulties and is planning to shut down half of its mail processing centers.
Postal Service Faces Bankruptcy


Please send a comment to the following link to show your support:
Save the Post Office

I submitted a poem for this important cause.

Save the Post Office!

The post office has been the best of friends,
Throughout my youth and beyond,
It keeps me posted on life's trends
With nary a cause to frown.

Efficient and quick, they brought the news -
Always there each day for me.
Through birthdays, weddings, and college, too
They sent mail for a very small fee

I cannot think of another way,
To receive my very own mail.
The post office should be here to stay
Please, please, don't let it fail!!

by Patty Apostolides
2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Winterize your home

Lately, we've been watching the news about solar flares and cme's and their effects on our world's climate. Since solar flares come around every eleven years, and this year is one of them, expect turbulent weather ahead.

This winter is expected to be another cold one, and it is good to be prepared. If you own a home and live in the northern regions, here are some inexpensive and easy tips to prepare for the winter. This is what we did:

1) We bought a temperature measuring device (General Infrared Thermometer) from the hardware store that you aim at the wall or area and it will set off a little beam that measures the temperature and gives you a digital reading. It was very easy to use. We did that throughout the house and found areas around the basement, doors and windows that were showing lower readings than in other areas. We promptly sealed them with caulking. We retested the areas and found the temperature had risen by 2-4 degrees from our caulking efforts. So our efforts paid off.

2) We also bought foam insulation for wall outlets. The wall outlets were also a source of cold air. The foam insulation is shaped like the wall outlet. You just unscrew the cover and place those inside and screw back the cover. Our temperature readings rose after we did that.

3) Curtains - there are curtains now available that are designed to help in energy costs. Use them around the house to keep drafts out (if you haven't caulked your windows).

4) Get the spray caulking foam to caulk underneath sinks, especially those that face the outside walls.

5) If you plan to leave your home for the holidays, make sure you leave the thermostat on between 55-60 degrees, and open your cabinets that lead to your sink (allows the warmer air to infiltrate the piping underneath the sink).


Larger projects - if you haven't done so, installing energy star double or triple pane windows, or adding more insulation to the attic will also help in keeping your house warm and lowering energy bills in the future.

Stay warm, stay safe.