If We Were Having Coffee on the 7th of August, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage! It is cool, but not too cool and a bit humid. The sun is shining and there is a nice breeze. Where are we? Some may recognize the Beatles mug at the top of the page as being on Cape Cod.

So I left “The Cape” last Saturday night and drove back down here on Wednesday evening. I had a lot to do in New Hampshire, so…

I was dogless in NH, but I took lots of walks, exercised and ran. I did the work I needed to do around the house. I worked. I did a lot of editing on my book of short stories and played around with my keyboards, even posting a short video of some live playing. Back on the Cape I have done dog play, exercise and work, but that’s about it.

On issue with our new place on the Cape is that it is even more humid than the place we had that was only 3 miles away! So last time I was here I tried a dehumidifier. When I was in NH, I broke down and bought two small air conditioners. The electric in the house is still a little off, but the previous owners used them, so… I turned them on yesterday afternoon, and the difference is remarkable! I hate AC, but it is a fact of life here.

My blogging this week was a bit down, and I expect it to go down even more – it is possible I will do a little break through most of August.

Anyway, I am about to go for a run. When I get back I will do dog stuff and then go kayaking. I have a full day worth of stuff to do!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in :)

Natalie the Explorer is now the host of the weekend coffee share and she is doing a wonderful job. Stop in at this week’s main share page or go to the InLinkzlinkup to see all of the other shares!

34 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 7th of August, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

  1. Diana

    Thank you for the coffee! I am sharing really late a coffee share and have been so darn busy my blogging is down and have contemplated taking a bit of a break in blogging too. I will see how the next few weeks go. Will you still do the smile posts? just curious. I can prepare one now to share tomorrow. I totally understand if you take a break, it is sometimes really needed! :D Oh, and I am glad you got some relief from the humidity…. I totally get how miserable that can be!! Take care!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did a post on Wedesday and then the coffee post, but I have read no other posts in that time… I will do the smile posts on Monday and most likely the Friday Fictioneers on Wednesday, but not sure about any other day, and not sure how much I’ll be able to read… Sometimes we just have to do that – no reason for a blog to be stressful.
      Hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
  2. Tessa

    The humidity does a number on my Asthma. We have had a few cooler days here in NJ, but since I don’t have AC in my car, I hate having to drive around. My air runs in this 6th floor apartment from April to November and I don’t have to turn the heat on which is the only thing they pay for besides the hot water. By building up, they cut out their winter heating bill. The first floor only has 2 apartments so the rest is offices, laundry, community room etc. Most people above that don’t need heat or very little heat. We walk around in shorts all winter. Have to change to go outside in the winter only.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t use the AC in my car unless it is super, super hot… I like windows ;) It has been cooler up here until the last few days, but the humidity on Cape Cod is still stifling, even when it is only in the 70s

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
  3. Southern Patches

    I totally understand the humidity. Here in the south it is just a natural part of summer. But this summer we have had much cooler temps. Mid eighty degree highs have been the norm. But I know what is probably coming and that is stifling heat for August and September. But who knows maybe not. I can’t imagine being dogless I will find out in a few weeks when we go on vacation. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It has been an odd summer all over. We had extreme heat in June, cool and very wet in July, and now back closer to normal, though it may get hot again… Cape Cod, sticking out into the ocean, is always supper humid – things deteriorate so rapidly. It is relatively cool compared to “the mainland”, and very cool compared to the south, but the humidity makes houses super uncomfortable, and too much of a mold problem…
      Hope you had a great weekend and a good week.

      Like

      Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Typically up north we can live without AC – a few uncomfortable days and perhaps one bad week, but mostly livable. The humidity here, though,is just a bit too much… Yeah, one reason i don’t live in FL is the heat! A spent a summer in SC and one in TX, and those taught me that I am a northern boy ;)
      Have a wonderful week!

      Like

      Reply
  4. Antoinette Truglio Martin

    It’s like walking through and breathing in water here inLong Island,but summer fun balances the discomfort.
    Thanks for the coffee. Have a great week.

    Like

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      That is pretty much how it is a bit north of you. Havign the AC has helped. Even when it is cool outside, the humidity has been awful, so…
      Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Have a wonderful week!

      Like

      Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hope you do get rain – it has been a wet summer here. With Cape Cod sticking so far out into the ocean, humidity is a fact of life. For the most part I deal with it, but it has been a bit much, and the mold was taking over…

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
  5. Maria

    I can relate to hating humidity and AC’s. That combination of dislikes doesn’t;t always work out. I am happy you found a solution. It’s almost fall like here today. I was out earlier and the temperature was pleasant, definitely not too hot :) Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for the coffee.

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      When I was up in NH for the week, it felt like fall, but it is now in the 90s with super high humidity up there, so no longer autumn! The humidity here on Cape Cod is just so awful. I did last over two years, but I had to do something. We also have a lot of mold, so this will help.
      Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Keeping the humidity down really helps with mold. The food is all staying fresher, which is good. I’m not sure what I am goign to do when I am gone for a little over a week coming up. When we had the small cottage with house AC, I kept it at 85 F when I was away – it kept the humidity down without constantly being on. I don’t think I want to do that with window units, though.

          Like

          Reply
  6. Gary A Wilson

    Hey Trent,
    I’m a humidity wimp and so easily find myself miserable if trapped in it that I love AC both for the lower temp air but almost as much for the drier air.
    I’ve never owned or even rented a home which had it and only once when we were newly weds wilting in San Jose, did I go out and bought a window unit.
    Man! I loved that thing! 20 degrees lower inside than out was common and a steady stream of condensation drizzling out the back. I put a plant 🪴 there to not waste it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I can usually cope with the heat and humidity we get up in New England, but it is a bit intense in this house, so being able to cut it has been great. We have also been getting a lot of mold, so this will help that situation.
      Draining into a plant is great idea.
      Hope you are having a great weekend.

      Like

      Reply
  7. Writing Sparkle

    Isn’t a strange feeling to be home and be “dogless”? It throws me off so much that when my husband went camping with the boys and I stayed home I asked him to leave the dog. There is something to comforting about her moving around the house and keeping me company. Anyway, hope you have a great run and enjoy your day. Thanks for the virtual coffee.

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do like having the dogs with me, but on the other hand, I sleep better without them on top of me, I get more done with having to care for them, etc. Yeah, I miss them since they are my children, but it is nice to have the break on occasion…
      Hope you are having a great weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a great album! It is a great album, though I prefer the next one of theirs, Revolver. I have a collection of 5 Beatles mugs and broke two (I never had Revolver :( I got them as cutouts at a discount store.) This is my favorite of the ones I have.

      Like

      Reply

Express Yourself

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s