If We Were Having Coffee on the 15th of September

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong Sumatra Roast.  I can also get you a cuppa tea or other beverage if you would prefer.  We can go out back and sit.  The early morning sun is gone, but it is still very comfortable out there.  And where are we?  Some of you may recognize the stack of Beatles mugs as being at the cottage on Cape Cod.

This was a pretty good week.  Work is back to normal.  The emergencies from a few weeks ago are over and I have caught up from my vacation.  Still busy, but it always is.

The weather was odd, and not what it was supposed to be.  A big part of it was the left overs of Gordon changed the forecast drastically, making the weather last weekend into early this week change from sunny and pleasant to damp and cool.  Actually, it was down right cold for a couple of days.

I did a bit of work at both the New Hampshire house and down on Cape Cod.  One thing I did was put dirt around my NH house.  Yep, you read that right.  Despite the rain, I went out and dug up several wheelbarrows full of nice black dirt from my mulch pile and packed it around a corner of my house.  I need about three times as much as I put on, maybe five times as much, but it was a good start.  Eventually I’d like to get it so the lawn slopes away from the house again, instead of towards it.  I also need to get about half way up the top foundation stone so the large spaces between them and the next row aren’t exposed to the elements any more.When it is -20F and there is a 60 mph wind, it is nice to not have a bunch of screen doors open into the crawl space….

As usual, I drove down here late Wednesday.  I worked Thursday and Friday, but was able to walk in the woods Friday.  This morning i took a long walk on the beach.  I waded in the water, which is still warm and saw a bunch of seals.  Thinking of a bunch of animals, a flock of turkey was hanging out around my house yesterday.  I got a few photos with my good camera and phone after they had moved to the front yard (see below for phone photo).  After a while they moved on.

turkeys

I’m a little over a week into my return to blogging.  I am getting back into the swing of things, but it is still not as natural as it was.  My stats are obviously loving it ;)  Going from single digit days to one day over 100 views.

Well, that’s about it.  It looks like it will be a nice day and so I need to get moving.  Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you have a great week!  If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to stop by, but no guarantees – I still not in a blogging mood.

The original Coffee Share kind of died out, but it has been revived!  Eclectic Alli is hosting a coffee share.  This week’s share is here. and the link up is here. Come on and join in!  Hopefully we can bring it back to its former glory!

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19 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 15th of September

  1. Prior...

    well i was not going to have any beverage today – but seeing that you said Sumatra – mmm – ok
    turkeys- how fun to see them meander
    glad you are getting your swing of things – I am getting ready to take a break too and I know the groove changes (going to see family..)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The Sumatra Roast is very good… It was funny, the turkeys hung out in my yard for a while. They started in the back (I only saw one of them back there (I noticed them as they were moving), but found a lot of feathers from preening) and then moved to the front.
      It does sometimes take a little while to get back into the groove, but I’m almost there…
      I hope your break with family is good.

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      1. Prior...

        sumatra is a little heavy at times but I have not had it for a while – so I appreciate the hospitality (ha)
        and this might sound mean = but did you notice any turkey that might have been good for this Thanksgiving – hahha

        and I am not in the mood to travel or pause from blogging – but did I tell you my stepdaughter had her first baby earlier this month – so it is an exciting time – feels awesome.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Yeah, I have had a few ask me if I were inviting the turkey back for Thanksgiving dinner…

          Yeah, I understand not being ready to go anywhere (I have trip to see family in October that I am still in denial about), but congratulations to your step daughter. Yes, exciting times.

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  2. dawnkinster

    Still hot here in Michigan, though 2 weeks ago we had a cold snap. Today it’s in the high 80s and humid as heck. Pretty uncomfortable out there, glad for the air conditioning inside. I like the coffee share posts too…I try to get here when you do one of them. But like you, it’s not always possible.

    ANYWAY….isn’t it cool that you have a couple of places to live and enjoy! NH is beautiful as is the Cape and I can tell you love them both. We’re lucky, aren’t we, to have so much.

    I’m glad your work is settling down and you’re (almost?) back to normal busy.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It has warmed back up into the 80s, so a cold northern New England winter isn’t here yet ;)

      Yes, I consider myself lucky to have two beautiful places to call home. I grew up in Northern Ohio, on Lake Erie, but have fallen in love with new England.

      The coffee posts are fun. I haven’t had much time today to look at any, as you might notice since I’m answering you 8 hours after you commented, but I do enjoy seeing what everyone is up to.

      I hope you have a great week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks – the coffee posts are about the only time I talk about myself. Well, I may be bringing back the Weekly Smile, so I’ll have more personal time…

      I hope your weekend is going well. have a great week ahead!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We had 4 or 5 cool days, and then it warmed back up. It was in the 80s today and will stay warm for a few days. Of course the remnants of Florence will pass through Tuesday or Wednesday and who knows what that will do – as I said, Gordon really screwed our forecast.

      Thanks! I hope you have a good week!

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