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About erharoldsen

Information about Family Life, Family History, Humor, Emergency Response, Disaster Preparation, Latter-day Saint Religion (Mormon) and other stuff that tickles me. Contact me through erharoldsen at yahoo.com. But use the @ symbol. (This helps me avoid spam.)

14″ Bolt Cutter Recovery

This is a 14′ bolt cutter that had been dropped into concrete and never cleaned that I bought at a used tool store. I soaked the cutter in acid, disassembled it, then cleaned it with a wire brush.   I’ve … Continue reading

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Photos of the Christmas Lights on Temple Square

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I Live in Terror—

I live in absolute terror of a catastrophic computer hard drive failure. I’m at risk of losing 90 thousand photographs, some of which were taken by my grandmother when she was a missionary in Illinois. I would lose my journal … Continue reading

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Salt Lake Temple Square Nativities

Different cultures have different ways of displaying the birth of Our Savior.

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When Mom Comes Home

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How to Clean Data from a Hard Drive

Before disposing of a computer, it is wise to erase all the data. Simply pressing “delete” isn’t good enough. All that does is change one bit, which, in effect, makes that “space available”. The data remains until over written by … Continue reading

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Railroad Bridge At Sunset

The railroad bridge crossing the Ohio near Monaca, PA. The fourth photo is of the Shell Cracker Plant being built near Beaver, PA.

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Twelve Days of Christmas, Illustrated

A Partridge in a Pear Tree Two Turtle Doves Three French Hens Four Calling Birds Five Gold Rings Six Geese a Laying Seven Swans a Swimming Eight Maids a Milking Nine Ladies Dancing Ten Lords a Leaping Eleven Pipers Piping … Continue reading

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After the snow falls, is not the time to prepare for winter.

Are you ready for the Big Freeze? Probably not but are you mostly ready. Have you done those things that are simple to do? For instance: Have you secured your outside faucets. Most Pennsylvania outside faucets are not protected against … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene

I draw picture because I can’t take the photos I want to take. Here is a representation of when I worked in a television station. Working under hot lights is uncomfortable and the newsmen would do what they could to … Continue reading

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