Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. Something cold? i don’t blame you. I just got back from a dog walk, and it is starting to get warm, even if the backyard still feels cool. So green! Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
Of course the first thing to talk about is weather. Always the case, isn’t it? It was hot all week and will be hot all weekend. It was over 90f/32c every day this last week, hitting 98f/37C one day. It will reach 98 again tomorrow. The big thing is that a few days were super humid, so “real feel” was closer to 105f/41c a few days and will be again on Sunday. OK, some of you are laughing at me for calling 7 days above 90f a “heat wave”, but it is here in New Hampshire. We do not have A/C. We have had more days above 90 so far this year than there were the first three years I lived in New Hampshire combined. On the good side, the nights have been cooler than they could have been, so I have been able to manipulate windows so the inside isn’t too bad (one night it was still over 90 at 10PM, so that night the windows stayed shut…).
Work was busy. This week I’ll have to say a little more than usual. The technical lead on my team gave a short notice resignation. Most of this week was meeting after meeting of knowledge dumps. We are hoping for a little part time help form this person, but won’t know if it is possible far at least a week, so we are running under the assumption that he is gone.
Outside of work, it was a busy week. I had to replace the tires on my car, which proved a little more difficult than I was thinking coming into Monday with appointment in hand… It is done, so no more having to pump up one (occasionally two) tires on most days, and occasionally every time I drove any where. Yeah, frustrating slow leak that might be good for a few days, and then have the tire go from completely full to completely 100% flat in just a few hours. And then the tire that was worse suddenly “healed” for a month, before going back to needing air about once a week. It feels strange to just get in the car and drive ;)
I got my second booster. Odd day – some extreme thunderstorms were coming through when I was going to and from the appointment. They missed our house and me driving – there were short downpours when I got into and then when I got out of my car on the way home. There were areas in NH that had a lot of damage.
Our Lions Club had a cookout meeting on Tuesday. That was nice.
I had to do some in person banking this week, which I haven’t done in many, many years.
I exercised a little this week, but my “gym” is on the third floor of my house and gets very hot, so… Yeah, I did my routine 3 days, but cut it short each time. I didn’t run because I had appointments every day after work and, besides, I do not like to run when it is over 90F (actual) or 100F (real feel). I ran this morning. I did walk some, but not as much as usual. I walked the dogs a little, but not a lot – mostly trying to stay in the shade with them and keep them as cool as possible, but when I walk with only Fiyero, he still likes to go at a jogging pace, even if it feels like walking in an oven. Part of not walking much, besides temperatures, was that my work days were all 8 hours of straight meetings with no breaks and then there were appointment after work every day.
So, besides that, the usual – reading, playing music, etc.
Well, that is about it. I do want to get out today since I spent all day every day this week glued to my chair! If you have a coffee share, I will try to stop by. Oh, some of you may have missed me last week – I was on my ancient laptop that I keep on Cape Cod and I could not get it to work with the link up at all. Hopefully I can use it this week.
Thinking of linkup, I will miss the next few weeks as I am takign a 100% off blogging break from next Thursday for at least two weeks.