Hi! Welcome to my little coffee hour. Sit down and I’ll grab a mug of strong French Roast, though, as always, there’s tea, cocoa and other warm, nonalcoholic beverages. And believe me, you’ll want something warm as it’s been frigid here. And where’s here? By the picture you may know, if you’ve been to other coffee mornings here, I’m in New Hampshire. Yeah, ignore that Co. Mayo, Ireland bit and concentrate on the McDonald’s Pub, or in in this case, coffee bar.
Today’s “If We Were Having Coffee” should be a special edition since it is a kind of coffee party blog hop called the Weekend Coffee Share, but unfortunately it was pretty boring week here in Trent’s World.
As I said earlier, it is frigid. Thursday morning I woke up to having warm water in one bathroom but no cold in either. The pipes had frozen. Luckily I was telecommuting that day so was able to keep the house warm and continue to run warm water. Finally in the afternoon all of the pipes were cleared. I need to remember to leave water trickling when it gets below zero F/-20 C.
This was a week of getting back to work after some time off. Luckily it’s been pretty slow so there wasn’t much culture shock. This coming week, as more people return, I’ll see the work ramp up even more.
Interestingly my blog has been doing very well this year. Actually, last January was a good month, tripling December 2013 and almost doubling what I’d do in February. The first week of 2015 I had more visits than the two months I blogged in 2013 and more than February 2014. Yes, I know, we aren’t supposed to pay too much attention to the stats, but I am a bit of a numbers nerd and can’t help it.
Thinking of views, I have to admit something awful. Playing around with it I’ve discovered that views from my Verizon tablet don’t count. I use the browser on my Kindle Fire so they do, but I don’t get Wi-Fi in all of the places I go so I’ve had to use the cheap, knock off Android tablet that Verizon “gave” me. I know, TANSTAAFL. Anyway, it has 4-G so I can use it everywhere and have been. In other words, I’ve visited hundreds of sites without showing up as a view. Bad for a numbers nerd.
I put up two reviews of books written by fellow bloggers this week. I should be putting up a third either during this coming week or early the week after. My reading time has been shortened greatly with my return to work. I may also start doing reviews of music by bloggers who have recordings on Amazon.
Next week is going to be a very good week for me but I don’t want to ruin the surprise. It isn’t what anybody here suspects and isn’t going to further my career in any way, just something cool.
Thanks for stopping by for a coffee. I hope you have a great week! Hope to see you next week.
Note – I’ve seen the “Having Coffee” posts several times, I think starting with Part Time Monster and a blog which became Just Gene’O. I also see it every week at Nerd in the Brain and often on Thoughts by Mello-Elo. It seems to be spreading but I don’t have space to list every coffee post I’ve seen. It’s a feature where the “host” gives an informal talk about their week. This started as a “one-off” for me but I guess I can now say that this is a regular feature of Trent’s World…