Hello and Welcome. Come in out of the cold and I’ll get you a nice steaming mug of very strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa piping hot tea or perhaps some hot cocoa. It seems that winter has returned. Actually, it was cold last night and won’t get very warm today, but it will be the next few days that will be the return of January. I’m talking 8 F/ -13 C. The good news is that they have removed the next Nor’easter, set for Wednesday, off of the forecast. I hope it stays gone! So where are we? Some of you may realize by the photo that we are in New Hampshire again today.
So we had another storm on Tuesday. Yep, another 18 inches of snow. There was a dusting over night into Thursday. I think we’ve had more snow in March than the rest of the winter combined. Hopefully that’s the end.
Work was pretty busy. A lot going on as usual.
For some reason I have been on an early Genesis kick this week. By “early Genesis” I don’t mean “In the beginning…”, I mean “Trespass”, “Nursery Crimes”, “Foxtrot”, etc up to “Wind & Wuthering”. Not sure why, but these albums have been on my play list all week as well as watching Youtube videos of early concerts. Maybe I’ll get back to this century sometime soon…
This was democracy week in town. I told you about attending the school meeting and vote last Saturday. On Tuesday was town election. There were three ballots, one with changes to zoning laws, one with town officials and one with school board etc. – our school district has another town, so it is separated out from the main election. Because of the storm and the fact that I am within walking distance of the Town Hall, I counted votes. I’ve done this a couple of times. I think it is super important to participate in Democracy if you can, both in voting and in volunteering for the ugly jobs, like counting votes. Thursday was town meeting. This is again pure democracy in action. An article is brought up. There is a lot of arguing followed by a vote. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it this year. I’ve been the last few years. There was a relatively high turn out and there where no controversial issues (most years there is one issue that divides the town, but not this year) so my absence wasn’t a terrible thing.
I don’ know what else to say about this week. Snow, dogs, work, democracy, writing, reading, blogging, eating and sleeping. Pretty standard.
With that I am sure you realize that I’m about to sneak out and do some other stuff. It was nice to have you over! I’m glad we could chat, though I’m sorry if it was a little one sided. if you have a coffee share, I’ll try to be over and we can remedy that situation – you can talk all that you want to.
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 :)