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If We Were Having Coffee on the 21st of November, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down here. A put a cushoin on the chair so your bum doesn’t freeze, though it is actually quite nice out. I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea, a hot cocoa or other beverage. The weather has been weird. On Wednesday it only edged above freezing (may 33 or 34 f, 1 C), but with the wind, it felt like mid-January, and then on Friday it was short-sleeved shirt weather! Today is slightly warmer than average, but not as warm as yesterday! Oh, were are we? Some may recognize that photo at the top as begin from New Hampshire.

It was an odd week. Work was busy, as always, but it was not insane and a lot slower than the last few. I didn’t have two Lions Club meetings over the week, as I did last week. As I said, the weather was odd.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 14th of November, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. It is a little chilly, but I will get a warm beverage, perhaps a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or mug of hot cocoa. You know, lots of marshmallows in it… Anyway, after yesterday’s miserable cold and damp, it is a beautiful day, if cold. Well, seasonable – it has been very warm, feeling like mid to late September instead of early November, so when it gets back to normal. Oh well. And were are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

This was an odd week. I went down to Cape Cod last Friday, instead of my usual Wednesday, and stayed until Wednesday evening, instead of Sunday morning like usual. I had a meeting on Tuesday evening down there, and then Wednesday was a day off of work, so bonus. As I said, it was warm there, but 10 to 15 degrees F cooler than in NH (it did reach the low 70s (low 20s C) over the weekend, but was closer to 60 F (15 C) during the week, while it was in the upper 70s (mid 20s C) (it might have hit 80 F /27 C one day) in New Hampshire.

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If We Were Havign Coffee on the Seventh of November, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. I’ll get you a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a beautiful day, sunny and warm. Let’s just site, relax, and take in the salt air. Oh, where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.

First up is weather. We started the week much colder than normal. We had snow squalls on Monday. And then it warmed up. It has been in the 70s (low 20s C). Very nice, and a great change, if very strange.

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If We Were Having Coffee on Halloween, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Here, let me brush this little bit of snow off of the table and get a dry cushion for you to sit on. It is sunny, but still a bit chilly, particularly here, behind the house where the sun never shines – our patio has its own micro-climate, which is perfect for the summer! Hold on and I’ll get a mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage. Where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire (yes, third week in a row – a record!)

First to weather. We have been in a severe drought this year. And then there was October. We have had a lot of rain. Often, the weather will show 10% chance of rain, but it will drizzle all day. I think we had four of those days like that, and then the days where it actually rained. This week was perhaps the wettest. As Zeta went south of us, the counter-clockwise motion pulled frigid air down from the arctic, thus the snow. Not much, but still, snow on October 30! (Back 15 years ago we had over 3 feet/1 meter of wet heavy snow on October 30! – a lot of trees were down because they still had leaves, so couldn’t handle the weight.)

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 24th of October, 2020

Hello and Welcome. Come on over and sit down and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is surprisingly warm for this part of the world in late October. It is a bit damp out, but it should be drying out today (I hope). Where are we? Some may recognize that photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

It was a pretty week. I think we hit peak color last weekend, but during the week most of the green went away as the color spread. Yes, more bare branches and less of the brilliant reds and bright oranges, but the yellows came out, as did the darker oranges. It is now starting to head more into the browns, but at the early stage, and still beautiful.

It was also a warm week. I think I wore a long sleeve shirt two days, then back to short sleeve and no jacket in the afternoon. It was pretty wet – in the last two weeks we’ve had three big rains and two days that were just damp, but not really raining. This is good because we were technically in a severe drought, so any moister helps.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 17th of October, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. I think the rain has finally stopped, but it is still wet out. It is also cool, but seasonably cool, not frigid. I’m hoping it will be a nice, if somewhat cool, day after the rain clouds blow over. Where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

Thinking rain, we have had a drought this year. I think they considered it a severe drought at that. This week we had a lot of rain, which is great for nature, but awful for dog owners ;)

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If We Were Having Coffee on 10-10-2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. It is relatively warm out, though super windy. Back here, behind the house, next to the barn, is protected and not too bad. Where are we? Some may recognize that Edward Gorey mug as being from Cape Cod.

I drove down here to “The Cape” on Wednesday evening. I had to work Thursday, but that got me up in time to walk to one of the landings and watch the sun rise.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the Third of October, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is quite cool but not cold. The day is beautiful and sunny. The crispness in the air matches the rapidly changing leaves, at last – it was summer hot earlier in the week, so this bit of real October weather is very, very welcome! Oh, where are we? Some may recognize the photo as being in New Hampshire.

It was an odd week over all. I didn’t do a whole lot besides work. OK, there was exercise, running, playing with the dogs, walks with the dogs and other typical things, but I do those every week, o matter what. I have also continued in with my 25 pushups every day for 25 days. Tomorrow is the last day!

We are still getting fresh veggies from our CSA, mostly greens. Nice fresh salads every night :)

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And that was about it.

Thanks for stopping by! f you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in and say hi.

Have a great weekend.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of September, 2020

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and take a seat and I’ll get you a nice mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a little cool out and foggy, but the day is improving. The week started off frigid, with temperatures dipping far below freezing at night, but the last couple of days have been around 80 F/27 C. It will stay warm for several more days before getting back to the more typical autumn weather.

It was an odd week. Work was pretty busy, but not insane, though there were two days that were totally filled with back-to-back meetings. I ran a couple of times, doing my hilly run, did weight exercises, though only did my full routine once because the dogs kept interrupting! (I locked them out that one time), I have still been doing the 25 pushups for 25 day challenge – today will be day 17. Of course there is the typical dog play (they really love the cooler weather!), dog walks, massage and a Lions Club meeting over Zoom.

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If We Were Havign Coffee on the 19th of September, 2020

Coffee on Cape Cod

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. I’ll go grab you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a beautiful day, though somewhat breezy and slightly chilly. It is sunny though. And nice, after the heat of the summer. Where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being on Cape Cod.

I have been down here since Wednesday night. Yes, I work from here since I telework full time. I did a nice kayak paddle on Thursday after work. I’ve had a few walks and I did a nice run this morning. It is so interesting running on the flat! My run in New Hampshire is super hilly, and yet I run a mile further (over 1.5 km). I do run faster here, so there is that. I could add on that mile at the end, but I think there is a psychological thing when I get to my house.

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