If We Were Having Coffee on the 10th of March, 2018

Coffee in NH with Moog

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large much of Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea, hot cocoa or other beverage.  Actually, it is afternoon now, not morning.  I almost always have you over early, but I’m running behind today.   It’s an odd day, sunny, cold but not frigid (above freezing) and the sun is shining brightly off of the snow.  Yeah snow…  More about that later.  Anyway, just in case you didn’t know where we are by the mug and synthesizer at the top of the page, we are in New Hampshire today.

I guess I need to start with weather.  Last week I told you a bit about the riding out of the Weather Bomb on Cape Cod.  I told you about power outages and generator issues.  I drove back to New Hampshire on Sunday and had thought about going back to Cape Cod on Wednesday, but then they changed the forecast.  Also, luckily, they decided to put a lot more resources on the power issue, so I received a text that they were planning on having my power back by Monday morning.  So on Monday I took a drive down there after work.  The power was back, as was Internet, so I was bale to work down there on Tuesday.  I drove back to New Hampshire on Tuesday evening.  So yes, I did that drive three days in a row.

A new storm came in Wednesday.  This one was a snow event.  We received over a foot (just under 35 cm) of very wet, heavy snow into Thursday.  So I had the fun of cleaning up.  It was supposed to be warm and sunny and so the snow should have gone away, as is typical for March, but yesterday was cloudy and cool.  There have been snow showers off and on and we had almost an inch of snow over night last night.  And now they are saying more for Tuesday.  Perhaps a lot more.

It looks like winter has decided to come back.  I think we’ve already received more snow in March than February and it seems to be cooler.  Now March snow is not unusual for New Hampshire, but after a warm February, it just seems like we are back tracking.

Work was busy this week.  In fact, this was as busy as it has been in the last month or so.

The rest of the week went as expected.  A lot of playing with the dogs, some writing, some drawing, massage, playing with my musical instruments, reading, etc.

Oh, wait, I forgot to tell you why I was late.  I decided to go to the school budget meeting this morning.  This is voting/meeting week here.  We vote for local offices on Tuesday and have Town meeting where we spend the budget on Thursday.  Today was school budget meeting, where we approved the school budget and other articles that came up.  Small town New England has perhaps the purest form of strait up democracy as any place you can think of.  Everyone can participate.

So that was my week.  How was your week?  If you have a coffee post, I’ll try to stop by for a visit.

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. Come on and join in!  Hopefully we can bring it back to its former glory :)

27 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 10th of March, 2018

  1. Rowena

    Hi Trent,
    Greetings once again. Don’t like the sound of all your storms and cold snaps. Hard for me to picture what it must be like. We Sydneysiders think we have an eternal Summer and take the arrival of Winter each year as a rude shock. However, since I’ve been blogging, I get these early Winter warning systems when you folk in the Northern hemisphere start talking about Spring.
    I had a really balmy relaxing day at the sailing club watching our son sail last weekend. He was gone most of the time and was nothing but a white postage stamp on the horizon, but we lazed either on the marina or up in the restaurant upstairs and we could’ve been in Monaco, except it’s so much cheaper and down to earth. I am starting to appreciate such days more and feeling the need to hold onto them as they slip through my fingertips and into yours.
    The sinus infection seems to be digging in again and I’ve bought a sinus cleaner which I’m psyching myself to use before I head off to bed. Torture comes to mind at the moment. Humph…
    Otherwise, I’m doing well.
    Best wishes,
    Ro

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Sorry the sinus infection is still hanging in there. Sitting on the beach sounds nice, as does some sailing. It is odd that it was much, much warmer in February than March and, with our storm coming up tomorrow, we will have had more stow events for more depth of snow during the first half of March than the rest of the winter (including late fall) combined. I’m ready for spring!

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      1. Rowena

        It’s hard for me to imagine what it must be like in places with long, freezing winters. So, different to living here. I have a friend who lives in Michigan and she posted a beautiful picture of a snow owl on her roof with the new moon suspended in the background. It looked like a calendar shot.

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  2. Corina

    The rain has stopped here and the sun was out yesterday and today. We are supposed to have our first 70 degree day of the year tomorrow, according to the Weather Guys who are all crossing their fingers they are right. I am not so sure I believe it. And even though the thermometer has said it is in the 50s, it has felt like upper 30s to me. Quite cold and damp and windy. But don’t believe me. I’m not the thermometer!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It has been a wild ride this year and another storm is on the way. I’ll be up in New Hampshire for this one, where we are expecting a foot of snow. I’ll be back down in MA in a couple of weeks and will check out what all of the storms have done to the beaches.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Kathleen Howell

    Snow in March is always a bummer, but I have to remember that snow in early April is not out of the question for Michigan. Plus I hear we are getting another inch tomorrow into Tuesday.. Thanks for the coffee!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’ve heard some forecasts of a foot or more for our storm on Tuesday :( And snow in April is not outside of the question here, either, but it usually goes away very quickly, while this latest snow is hanging in there. Such an odd year wetaherwise…

      Have a great week!

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  4. Sandra Conner

    I’m glad to hear you finally got things back to normal at Cape Cod. I’ve often thought I’d like to live in New England, but I also want to live in the Smoky Mountains. If I could just work it out to live half the year in the Smokies and half in New England, I’d be thrilled. I know — it’s an impossible dream — but we have to have goals, right???

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It might be possible to do. I was thinking of having a summer cottage in Maine when I retire, leaving NH. That way we’d miss the busy season on Cape Cod and be in the mountains when they are pretty (i.e., no snow ;) ). You just can’t expect to have a huge house in either place, though I’m betting a big house in the Smoky Mountains would be less expensive than a medium sized one in New England.

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  5. eloisedesousa

    Thanks for the hot chocolate and catch up Trent. It sounds like you’ve had a busy week with all that snow and travel. We’ve been lucky. The rain cleared the snow from last week pretty quickly so we didn’t have the slush around for too long, thank goodness. Stay warm and stay safe.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Glad the Beast from the East decided to pack up and leave you alone. I had thought our snow would go away pretty quickly too, but it looks like it’s going to stay for at least a while. So funny when we had a green February!

      Have a great week!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          No snowmen or igloos this year, though the last snow would have been perfect – usually it is too cold and the snow doesn’t stick. I “play in the snow” with a shovel – it takes hours to finish… And watch the dogs – that’s a blast! And run and romp with the dogs in the snow.

          Yeah, the local flora and fauna are confused by the yo-yo temperatures this year…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In ways I feel bad for complaining about the snow. We had much less snow this year than the average! And, as you said, other places got hit harder – we didn’t have any snow on the first storm, neither here (NH) nor on the Cape, while some people got hit twice. Still, I do have to grumble ;)

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