If We Were Having Coffee on the 25th of May

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of a strong dark roast mix, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  Actually, now that you are in, let’s go out again…..  It is a beautiful day, sunny, warm and not windy – yesterday there were Gale warnings.  I assume 7 on the Beaufort scale, but possibly 8 when on the water.  The temperature plunged from warm despite the wind to a little brisk.  And the noise was awful! A constant, non-ending roar.  Oh well, but today is gorgeous!  Oh, were are we?  This will be the very last time I use this photo, but you may recognize Cape Cod.

I was supposed to travel for a family visit this weekend, but it fell through.  I still kept the days off.  I have taken long walks on the beach, gone running, worked on the new house, etc.  It has been nice.  And, despite being a little chilled, it has been spring temperatures.  We saw (in New Hampshire) days up into the 80s! (over 27 C).  Because of the water, it is much cooler on the Cape, but still great weather.

The few days of work went well :)

The big news is that I published Towards the Light and The Mad Quest: Two Novellas!  See the post here.

As I said, this is the last time I use the photo at the top.  That is because I will be going to the other house when I come down to the Cape.  In order to do that, I have to move more stuff and organize it.  I am almost done, but…  It will be a busy couple of days!  Of course I will still try to have fun :)

With that, I must be going.  I’m going to try to figure out this roof rack and move the kayaks this AM.  Maybe I’ll do a last paddle in Swan Pond (I can always bring it back – 3 miles!), but there are other places to paddle closer to the new place (Cape Cod = a lot of water!).

Thanks for stopping by!  It was nice chatting. If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to stop by your place for a chat.  Have a great weekend.

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.

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If you are curious but don’t want to go to the post ;)

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39 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 25th of May

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The new places is “ready” as in we -have- to get out of the cottage because we can’t afford it! As far as work being done? uhm, not so much ;) Yes, times be a changing. i did take a few photos at the new place for the coffee share and have used them, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you will :) Have a great week!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          After I am more officially moved I will most likely do a photo post. I’m looking forward to your smile, but may not get to it until tomorrow – I have to leave for Lion’s Club in about 20 seconds…

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              Sorry, you misunderstood or I said it wrong – most likely my fault – I leave little bits here and there and if you haven’t seen them all in context…

              I am moving from what I’ve been calling “the cottage”, a 1000+ sf 4 season house on Cape Cod (that was packed to the gills) to the new house 3 miles away. My primary residence is still in New Hampshire (the new house will eventually be my retirement home). So a pause while I am here in NH and then finish moving all of the stuff over and cleaning. I’m not sure when more photos will happen because so far it is mostly stacking stuff. Also, we are leaving some of the larger pieces of furniture so the cottage looks better when we try to sell it, so the interior of the new place is both bare (not much furniture) and cluttered (piles of stuff). I think I’ll do more photos when I stay at the new place full time when I am on the Cape, which should be in June.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Beaton. -This- dragon can breath an infinite amount of fire ;) Actually, in one of the stories there is a dragon that is Fire personified, so…. (Also, the original drawing had a knight out front. I removed the knight and stretched the fire so you can’t tell he was ever there ;) )

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! 98 – too hot! Even the 80s is on the warm side for me (the reason I like living in New England and will retire on Cape Cod and not Florida!) Hope you have a great week :)

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  1. Master of Something Yet

    Oh yes, please, let’s sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy our beverages. I might even risk the coffee. 😜 It’s cold and wet here today. Some places in the state are getting snow, according to the radio. Here, it’s currently 7°C and ‘feels like’ 0.5°C. That’s freezing for us!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You should try it: my coffee is a little different than the US average ;) I strive for a cross someplace between a cafe in Paris and something that has been sitting on a campfire in Wyoming for 8 hours… Your weather sounds like what we had from late March until early May, every day, day after day for about 60 days… Yuck. Give me snow! Or sun! But 5 C and raining all day? No. I hope you have a good week!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Although I love the cappuccino of Rome, the coffee of Paris is my favorite. But then, I once had some campfire coffee that had cooked all day, for over 8 hours, over a wood fire, and it was great, in a rough and tumble way ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Family plans are now for the 4th of July “weekend”, which means travel headaches ;) I do try to get out as much as possible, even when other things are going on – it is a necessity for my mental health as well as the activity for my physical health.

      Thanks!

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  2. Sandra Conner

    I love this picture with the old percolator. When I was growing up, my parents always made coffee in one very similar. I went looking for one a couple years ago. I wanted to ‘perk’ some coffee in one mainly for nostalgia’s sake, but they are soooooooo expensive now. The least expensive I could find was about $35.00. What on earth???? They are not that expensive to manufacture, so I guess the manufacturers are taking advantage of the “antique” value. Bummer.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, a new Farberware perculator like the one I have is about $50. I have two – one I’ve had for about 15 years (up in NH) and this one is 6 (I bought it when I moved into the cottage). I like perc-ed coffee so much better than drip coffee, so over the years, it makes it worth it. They last forever, being all stainless steel.

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      1. Sandra Conner

        I still may buy me one. There’s just something different about it when it’s made that way. Of course, I do like drip coffee — but I’m NOT a fan of most of the stuff we get in coffee houses these days. And I’m not much of a “fancy” coffee drinker.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          One of the things about perc-ed coffee is that it tastes closer to what you get at the coffee houses, so if you don’t care for that… Of course I use a blend of dark roasts and make it STRONG. But if you think you’ll use it over the years, it is a big chunk at first, but is worth it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yep, a lot of good going on. I was able to get out on the kayak before I moved it, so that was great. i hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  3. Writing Sparkle

    Weather here is still up and down, probably going to be one of those kinds of summers.

    Moving to a new house, although busy, can be exciting. I like setting everything up and created that feeling of home and making it your own.

    Have a great weekend, thanks for coffee.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The temperatures have been up and down here too – a high of 85 one day and 45 the next! But for the most part it is very spring like and does feel like late May.

      It is exciting to move, but it is also a necessity – we can’t keep the cottage!

      Thanks for stopping by for coffee :)

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