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If We Were Having Coffee on the 12th of October, 2019

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Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a little cool today and damp. Not raining, just wet. The photo at the top was taken just 5 minutes ago. Can you see how damp it is? Even though the photo is new, some of you may know that the stone wall is in New Hampshire, though I will be heading to Cape Cod this evening, so if you hit the share later, it will be down there.

It was a busy week. Work was very busy.

I finished what I consider the 2nd draft of The Old Mill.  I’ve been going back and rewriting small sections instead of my normal practice of letting it sit for a while.  Oh well, perhaps I can leave it alone this week…

Yesterday I found a nasty tick bite. I got a doctor’s appointment for 4:45. I left early, since, well, Friday rush hour… On a good day it is 40 minutes and in a non-snow situation as long as an hour (I’ve had a three hour drive in the snow….). I gave myself an hour. It took me 27 minutes. OK, I took a walk in Mine Falls Park in Nashua. It was pretty nice, and there were was a little color. Continue reading

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of October, 2019

Coffee on Cape Cod

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong dark roast (this week it is heavy on Italian Roast…), a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is sunny and beautiful outside, but a little chilly and windy. Not as windy as yesterday (sustained winds of over 20 mph/32 kph), but still noticeable. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being on Cape Cod, though it is the summer photo and I may need to switch back to winter mode soon!

It has been warmer than usual up until Thursday. Thursday the temperatures plunged to slightly below normal. The forecast had a cold week ahead, but it has changed so it will be closer to average for this time of year. Hopefully we will get some fall colors to go with the fall temperatures! Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 28th of September, 2019

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice, very strong, dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. We can sit outside and enjoy the cool, but beautiful weather as we look up into the woods behind my house. It is supposed to get quite warm (for late September) today.Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize this photo as being from New Hampshire.

It was a busy week at work. A lot is going on , as usual.

It was a warm week and I did get out a bit, though, of course, I worked. But I went running at least three day this week and walked the dogs every day, and played with the dogs, running like a lunatic up and down the wooded hill behind the house as I followed along with their games. Besides running, I also did my usual weight training exercises. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 21st of September

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of some very strong Dark Roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a beautiful day here and we might want to go out back and sit on the patio. Where are we, you are asking? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

It was a weird week. I started off on Cape Cod. It was very nice and I had a great time. Back in NH the week started off with good mid-September weather, which was great since it felt like late-September for the last few weeks. But then it got pretty cool for a few days. Brr. Now it has warmed back up to early-September temps – it will be up to 85 F/30 C for three days in a row and then stay in the 70s for over a week after that. Odd, but nice that it will be well into October before I have to turn on the heat.

Work was busy, but I think I am getting stuff done. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 14th of September, 2019

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong Dark Roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  We’ll go out back. It is a little chilly, though warming, and windy, but the table is relatively shielded. Beautiful. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being on Cape Cod.

This week has felt like autumn, more like late September than early-to-mid-September.  Yes, we did have that one anomaly, a 90 F day in the middle of the week, but the exception just proved the rule, as it were.  Very odd.  It rained on Monday and Thursday and I rarely am so affected by the weather – I was really down and had zero energy. But the next day (Tuesday and Friday) the sunshine made me feel grand and full of energy. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 7th of September, 2019

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It’s a little nippy out, so a warm beverage will be good.  Nippy, but gorgeous – I woke up to rain, but it is now a beautiful autumn day.  Yeah the calendar says summer and there is only a little color in the trees, but it feels like fall.  Oh, and where are we?  Some my recognize that photo as being from New Hampshire.

I returned to reality, I mean work, this week,.  Ugh.  When can I retire? ;)  It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but I am still behind.

I did some of my normal walking and playing with the dogs – they wanted to play, not walk on most of our excursions.  I ran, exercised, had massage, ect.  A typical week. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 31st of August, 2019

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong Dark Roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It is a gorgeous day, pleasant, a slight breeze, mostly sunny.  Let’s go sit out back at the table in the photo at the top.  Where is it?  Some of you may know I am on Cape Cod.

This was my vacation week.  My parents typically visit the last week of August, but they had to back out this year.  I still kept the entire week off, my only full week off for the year.

It’s been a strange week.  The first part was too cool and windy to kayak or swim.  And then there was a day and half of rain.  But the last couple of days have been gorgeous.

I did get out on the kayak on Tuesday and then again yesterday for the longest paddle of the summer, perhaps the longest paddle in the last 5 or 6 years.  It was at least six miles and may have been as many as 9 miles.  It’s hard to tell with the map I used, so I’ll have to find a better one.  I’ve also been swimming a few times, have had a couple of long walks in the woods, etc.  I’ve been taking care of the dogs – a full time job ;)

I spent the rainy day on Wednesday going through The Old Mill.  I did something I’ve never done before.  Even though I added three chapters and deleted one, I called the end product the First Draft.  Despite these changes, it is still very rough.  In fact, those additions were the only things I really did to the work, so I added some rough chapters to the rough draft, keeping it a rough draft.

I had some excitement yesterday afternoon.  I was headed out to get gas and pick up a few things at the grocery store.  At the end of my street, waiting  to pull out onto the main road, a couple of police cars roared up and stopped almost across the street from me.  One went into the parking lot I thought I saw him pull out an assault weapon.  The other parked so he was blocking half of the lane of the road.  I pulled out behind stopped traffic as it started to move again, but didn’t make it far.  A fire engine and ambulance blew in.  I made it around the police car in the middle of the road and went up on the curb.  Another police car came in front of me, hopped the curb inches in front of me and parked in the sidewalk next to me!  A motorcycle cop zipped up and pulled in behind me.  I pulled away, but had to pull over two more times as police rushed to the scene.  I took a shortcut to the gas station and could hear sirens the entire time.  As I was getting gas, I could hear them coming up the main road in front of the gas station.  I was looking away from the road and saw a dirt bike rip through the back of the station at a high rate of speed.  He hit a bump and was airborne for several seconds, like a Hollywood stunt.  The police were going by in front of the station at that same time, so I knew the dirt bike was being chased.  More police cars ripping through.  When I got back home, they had an entire parking lot and road taped off.  Seeing later pictures, there was a car inside of the parking lot that was taped off as well, so behind two “layers” of tape.  I took a walk with the dogs as helicopters flew over, one shadowing me and the dogs as we walked….

I later discovered that the person in the car was shot and airlifted to Boston.  The dirtbike was the primary suspect.  He was on the run for a couple of hours going through several townships before loosing the pursuit.  They later found the bike and then found him.

Anyway, excitement for the week.

Today is a beautiful day.  I am going to run as soon as I post this.  I will kayak later in the morning (not 9 miles!) and go swimming in the afternoon, so I may not be around.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll try to hit some coffee shares later this weekend.

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

If We Were Having Coffee on the 24th of August, 2019

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get a mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  We can go out back and sit in the shade, enjoying the sea breeze.  It is a beautiful sunny day and isn’t supposed to get too hot.  Perfect.  Where are we?  Some may recognize that photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.

Where to start?  It was an ultra busy week at work.  just a ton going on.

I had Lions Club meeting/cookout on Tuesday.  It is the first one where I acted as club president.  I visited friends on the far side of New Hampshire (well, on the coast, as opposed to the edge of the Monadnock region).  I had massage.  I did some exercise, but the weather interfered in my running schedule (I will run as soon as I post this…)  I drove down here on Thursday evening.  I usually go on Wednesday, and I think I’ll continue that – there seems to be three times the traffic on Thursdays. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 17th of August, 2019

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong mug of my dark roast blend, a cuppa tea of other beverages.  We will go back outside and enjoy the green.  It is a little grey today and there may be storms later, but for now it is nice being out instead of in.  Where are we?  Some of you may recognize that cup on the stone wall as being in my backyard in New Hampshire.  Yes, two weeks in a row ;)

The last coffee share I told you that this was going to be a very busy week.  Yep.  I had two days that were all day meetings.  There was a lot else going on at work.  Just a busy week any way you look at it.

Beyond work, I didn’t do much out of the ordinary.  I ran and exercised.  I took the dogs for walks.  I mowed and did other work around the house.  I really don’t remember a whole lot else that I did… Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 10th of August, 2019

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get a large mug of a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It is pleasantly cool outside, so lets sit and take in the view of the hill behind my house.  Sitting here it is hard to believe that we are in the middle of a village and not the middle of a forest.  It will get warm today, but not hot.  A perfect late summer day.  Where are we?  Although this is a newer photo, some may know that it is in New Hampshire. Continue reading