Monday, July 25, 2016

Turnips? EV Melotte

Non-sports people can just skip this part.

I have gone to the dark side and entered Fan Duel and played my first Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) - Baseball . . . and doubled my buy in (almost).  I resisted but then I figured - it's like the wild west when online poker started . . . and I made a LOT of money when that began that adventure so I'll give it a try here.

Start at the lowest denomination and work my way up like Poker.  If I win tonight I'm going to the TWO DOLLAR games!!   Pretty lofty!!  I'm ALREADY up $1.80!!!!!

Actually there is a lot of interesting strategy, like stacking and looking at the current lines to find the good games.

COME ON CUBS, I need Arrieta to have a good game. I suppose everyone else is also taking Arrieta (or Syndergaard on NYMets) but my strategy is take the best pitcher available no matter what the price because in Fan Duel you only get one pitcher and he counts (hopefully) for about 33% of your score and fill in with the rest.

In Fan Duel you get $35,000 of play money each night,  Arrieta cost me $10,600 - A LOT.  But then I picked what teams will score the most runs and then picked multiple players from those games (stacking) AND made sure those players were opposite handed of the pitcher they were facing AND making sure no one was going against my pitcher AND my batters are playing in offense orientated ballparks

There are about 30 other strategies but I like those ideas . . AT THE MOMENT.

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Seems the old water tower took some major damage with the storms this weekend. It SOUNDS like the old girl had a death blow and is crumbling down.  There are emergency Council session  being planned for tonight

This is the inside of Fort Atkinson water tower. Same design and built around the same year but they fixed it up and it's a tourist attraction - sort of.

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Saturday we had 1.85 inches of rain.

Great weather coming next weekend - in the middle 70s Th, Fr Sat but also good chance of rain.

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151 highway news - there are talks about turning The 151 into a an freeway from an expressway from Columbus to Waupun .  The current "freeway" you can have many access points (like driveways).  Expressways are like Columbus to Madison.

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Snapshots from the past.  EV Melotte

Pa once had an opportunity to join a county crew for a few days work on the roads. Naturally he grabbed a chance to make a few extra dollars. When the job was finished the crew was offered the right to help themselves to all they wanted of a barrel of red clover seed. Pa took a generous share, knowing that red clover would improve our poor soil. He broadcast it liberally over an area that was to become a field after the stumps were pulled.

Either the foreman had brought the wrong barrel or Pa had misunderstood. He had broadcast turnip seed the whole field area came up packed shoulder to shoulder with turnips.

That year Pa sold our potatoes, which were a salable crop, and we lived out the year on a staple diet of turnips.

          --E.V.Melotte

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A kitten comes calling (Sugarfoot #1)

A kitten came calling, all scraggly and thin,
she cried at the door 'til we let her come in.
Once in she went running and searching about,
found the dog's dinner, ate it, and wouldn't go out.

So we made her a litterbox, gave her a dish,
stocked our cupboards with small cans of chicken and fish,
and tried very hard to convince our friends that
it was our idea, adopting a cat.

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