If We Were Having Coffee on the 20th of July, 2019

Coffee in NH with Moog

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a mug of a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or… hmmm, maybe I’ll get you something a bit cooler.  We’ll sit on the back patio and look off into the woods.  It is not even 8 AM and yet it is warm and humid, 83F/28 C.  Later today it will reach close to 100 F/38C with very high humidity, so feel like 120F or more.  There is no wind or breeze as there was yesterday, the first day of our heat wave.  And where are we hot and miserable?  Some of you may know that photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

I started the week on Cape Cod.  I can telecommute, so I worked from down there.  I was able to kayak and go to the beach and stuff in the afternoon.  I drove back Wednesday evening.  With the new place I will be spending more time there as I work on it and such.

Tuesday evening the dogs were barking.  I walked out to go to the cottage (which is finally listed!) and walked right into a large flock of turkey.

turkey

Work was, well, work.  That’s enough to say, isn’t it?

I am off to get a hair cut in a few minutes.  When i get back I may install the air conditioner in my office – it is usually about 20 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, sometimes even worse.

Not a lot else to report.

Oh, today is the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, isn’t it?  Wow, imagine.  Back then people would have been surprised if you told them that only 2 1/2 years to go before nobody would be back.  As a kid I really thought I would be going to Mars some day….

I hope you had a good week!  If you have a coffee share I will try to stop by and catch up.

The Weekend Coffee share is hosted by Eclectic Ali .  This week’s share is here. and the link up is here.

 

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25 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 20th of July, 2019

  1. LiveWorkWrite

    Thank you for the tea! 🤗 Kayaking and the beach sounds lovely! The turkey sounds terrifying… 😅 I was chased by a flock of geese a few times in the past so I’m a bit afraid of big birds lol… I’m glad you had a nice weekend. ☺️

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t mind living where I can kayak almost every day, though I also like to live where I can hike in the mountains every day, so going back to New Hampshire isn’t that much of a chore… Wild turkey are a little less aggressive than geese, but I still kept my distance! I don’t need a three foot tall bird deciding I’m a threat to her children ;)

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  2. bearmkwa

    Awesome sighting of turkey’s. They’re ugly and beautiful at the same time. I’ve got a handful of feathers that I’ve cleaned, shaped and have fletched out to be able to wear with my dance regalia. I like to change my hair feathers every now and then. My Bro-in-law has a nice looking Tom, and he’s saving feathers for me. Any way, stay cool and have a great week. I’m having my coffee over ice this week. :) <3

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Turkeys do look strange. I have some close up photos of Tom’s faces and they look like Blue Meanies from the Yellow Submarine cartoon! And yet, they are beautiful. Their feathers can be such a great iridescent color, or, I guess, colors. I love seeing them.

      The heat breaks tomorrow, so just one more uncomfortable night.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Working from home is great, and having my “vacation home” as an official telework location is better. I’m huge into kayaking, so I’m obviously one who will say that you need to try some time.

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  3. Lizl Bennefeld

    I like seeing the turkeys around town. This past week, my husband had to wait ten minutes for a line of them to get across a frontage road from food to roosting space. I actually try not to think about such anniversaries as the moon landing. My career goal until halfway through college was to be the first person to set foot on Mars. (Now in my mid-70s, I’m not going to make it.) Dropped my maths and sciences and pursued more compelling, lifelong interests to get a BA with two majors, neither in technical areas. Still, I wish we’d made the push for planetary exploration.

    Best wishes to you in surviving the hot and humid! We’re actually going to get cooler and drier for a while. So looking forward to that!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is funny that I see more turkey in the heavier built up areas of cape Cod than in the wilds of New Hampshire. Maybe in NH they just have more places to stay hidden… But yeah, on the Cape I have hit turkey traffic jams and had to wait for a long line of them to cross in front of me. A couple of times I got out and took photos.

      I am not a huge anniversary person, but this one is cool. I wanted to be an astronaut for most of my life. I would say that it may be a bit too late for me as well ;)

      The heat should break tomorrow. Tonight will be the least comfortable part – last night the upstairs of the house was 87 and the down 84. My guess is it will be in the mid 90s upstairs and high 80s down, and since the low will be over 80 over night, well, hard to sleep…. But later this week we will see lows in the 50s! Which is average in NH.

      Have a great week.

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      1. Lizl Bennefeld

        I’m thinking that there are more top predators in the wilds of NH with regard to wild turkey populations. For sleeping, our key need is low humidity, although I do best with temperatures in the 60s or low 70s year-round.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I think you are right about the predators. I was just talking to someone who mentioned how many rabbits there are this year and how few coyote sightings there have been. The top predator on Cape Cod are the coyote, and they seem to be missing.

          The humidity is supposed to cut tonight. I hope so.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      So far I’ve been pretty lucky keeping the dogs away from big birds. They’ve shown interest in flocks of geese on occasion. They usually don’t bark if there are turkey outside, so the birds must have been made a loud noise. Their visibility out of the new house isn’t very good, so it may be just that they knew something was out there but couldn’t see what. But, yes, we try to make sure there are no dog/turkey run ins…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is always fun to see the turkeys. Usually the dogs ignore them,but for some reason they did not like these large birds invading their territory!

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