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If We Were Having Coffee on the 2nd of April, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is a little chilly out this morning, but it will be warmish later today. The sun is shining, and, yeah, pretty typical for late March or early April. Jacket weather, but not coat. Oh, where are we? I know I only used that photo a couple of times, but some of you may still recognize it as Spring in New Hampshire (the red trillium aren’t out yet, but will be very soon!)

This was another odd week. First, I spent it mostly alone – my wife and dogs are on Cape Cod (they haven’t been there all year!) and I am home alone with the cats. So although I did a lot of walking, not dog walks since Monday afternoon.

Work was… OK, enough about work.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of March, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Some on in and I’ll get a a big mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa! It is a little cool out there, but not uncomfortable. Today is a light jacket day, so much like a typical early spring day. It is now sunny, but we might see some passing showers. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from new Hampshire.

This is one of those odd weeks that I have no idea what I did! I did try to spend a lot of time outside, since it was a bit warmer and felt a little like early spring in New Hampshire. That included running – yes, I am back into the routine! Also dog walks, but few really long walks or short hikes.

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If We Were Havign Coffee on the 19th of March, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is cool (45 F/7 C) and wet out there. It is foggy and, when I was down at one of the landings, I could see raindrops hitting the water as if raining hard, though I didn’t feel it. Anyway, with the cool wet, it feels pretty miserable, so you’ll need that hot beverage. Oh, where are we? If the photo at the top and my description of the day didn’t give it away, we are on Cape Cod.

I drove down with Alexander on Tuesday evening. Alexander is right now in my lap, were he has been most of the week. He has slept beside me each night as well. I am not sure if he is a little out of sorts and so needs his Daddy or he is taking advantage of being only mammal when he usually has to compete with Fiyero, Idina (dogs), Grace Kelly, Tiberius (cats) and Figaro (bird (ok, not a mammal, but…)).

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 12th of March, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is cool (35F/1.5C) out there and wet. We may get some snow later, though it shouldn’t last very long – the 4 inches (10 cm) we got Wednesday was gone by 5 PM on Thursday. Oh, where are we with such contrasts as snow and melting sun? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

It was an odd week over all. Work was, well, let’s not talk about work ;) We voted on Tuesday (local offices, etc.) and had Town Meeting on Thursday – I had to miss this year, which is bad – when you have such direct democracy, you need to take advantage of it! I had massage on Wednesday and an MRI on Thursday (odd experience which I will talk more about when I know more about it…).

There was, of course, the weather thing with some very warm (for early March in NH) days (up to 65F/18C), some snow, and everything in between.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of March, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea, some hot cocoa or other hot beverage. It is cold out there. Not super cold, and much “warmer” than yesterday morning, but for some reason it feels cold. Ah, the sun is coming up and soon it will feel great. We had “yo-yo weather all week with a few frigid starts to the days, but also some warmer weather. Looking ahead, we may actually have a stretch of early spring, as opposed to the winter weather! Were are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

This week? Hmm. Well, the less said about work the better.

I spent a lot of time this week working on a music project. It won’t be completed for a few more days, and then I will sit on it for a few days – I have gotten into a bad habit of posting music, and then going back and redoing large chunks of it.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 19th of February, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll grab you a super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea, some hot cocoa or other beverage. It is a beautiful day out there, if a little chilly right. There is almost no wind and the sun more than compensates for the chill, so we can go down to one of the landings to sip our beverage. When I was at the farther landing earlier today, there were a lot of people getting ready to into the water. OK, they had waders on, and it is low tide, so the water is shallow, but still, at 23 F/-5 C? Yes, these people are shellfishing, and, as I said, it actually felt very warm in the direct sun, despite what the thermometer said. Oh, where are we? If you didn’t catch the clues and didn’t recognize the photo at the top, we are on Cape Cod.

I drove down here on Tuesday night with the kittens. I did work Wednesday and Thursday, but that wasn’t an issue. I have been to the beach a few times, took a very long walk in the woods, of course visited the landings dozens of times and puttered around the house. Oh, and a lot of cat and kitten play!

This was an odd week in that I had no appointments! Not one, which is why I was able to make it down here on Tuesday. I did get the lab report back from my blood test (all excellent), and checked the status of my passport (they have it and I should get it back in a couple of months…)

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 12th of February, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in! It is relatively warm out there, so we can take a walk as we sip the coffee – you know me, I’d rather be on my feet than on my bum any time of day, even when it is -40! But it is not, it is already almost 50 F/10 C, so very nice for February in New Hampshire! Oh, wait, I gave away the location already and can’t do my typical “guess where we are by the photo at the top” thing, now can I?

This was a good week. OK there were a lot of appointments this week, as has become typical! This week I promise not to complain. lol I had Lions Club on Tuesday, had a blood test on Thursday morning and had a haircut on Wednesday. Here is before.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of February, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice, strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or a hot cocoa. Be careful not to slip on your way in… We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday, and I have been trying to chip out this morning, but haven’t made much progress. This storm was one where it started as rain, turned to freezing rain, turned to sleet, turned to snow (slush on the ground) and then instantly froze as soon as the storm pulled away, so it isn’t that think clear/black ice, it is a porcelain cover over everything, but as hard as steel. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo as being from New Hampshire.

So, I am in NH once again? Sort of… I did drive down to Cape Cod Tuesday afternoon and drove back Thursday evening. I wanted to check the Cape house for damage after last weeks awful storm, where hurricane force winds ripped through as the snow that fell was measured in feet. OK, so when I got there I had to work a few hours with a shovel to get parked. Other than that, all was fine. I left early because of yesterday’s storm – they were originally predicting over a foot of snow (30 cm). But then the change over from rain to snow occurred much later than expected, so we have three inches (8 cm) of porcelain instead.

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 29th of January, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in, brush the snow off, and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Pretty nasty out there, isn’t it? Well, actually, not yet, it is slowly coming down, but not awful. Later today, it may become quite awful… I’ve heard forecasts for up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow, with some places getting up to 30 inches (76 cm)! Oh, were are we? By the photo at the top you may realize that we are in New Hampshire. Actually, Cape Cod is supposed to be pummeled today, so maybe good I am not there…

This was a busy week. Work was busy, as it has been. A few projects going along, a few small set backs, a few moves forward. On outage – boo, don’t like those.

The last few weeks, and the next few weeks, I’ve had a lot of appointments and things. I had a doctor’s appointment on Thursday, a massage appointment on Wednesday, Lions Club on Tuesday, I had an online meeting with siblings (future plans, etc – maybe more later :) ) both over the weekend and again Wednesday evening, a run out for passport photos, etc.

I did some of the normal things, like dog walks, but the week was frigid. We also had a little (very little) snow to shovel. My exercise routine has been awful for quite a while.

I did some reading and messed around with music a bit.

That is mostly it. Today I will be doing music most of the day, reading a little for breaks, and playing in the snow when I can ;)

Anyway, I have to be on my way. Thanks for stopping in! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit.

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 InLinkz-Linkup to see all of the other shares!

If We Were Having Coffee on the 22nd of January, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in (close the door quickly!) and I’ll get you a nice large mug of steaming dark roast, a piping cuppa tea or a (very) hot cocoa. By my adjectives you may understand that it is a wee bit chilly out there. I think it was -8 F/ -22 C when I got up this morning. But don’t worry, it has warmed up significantly! Yep it is now a balmy -1F/ -18 C! OK, it is early and it might hit 22 F/-5.5 C later in the day. So, yeah, come on in and warm up a little. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

I drove back to New Hampshire Saturday evening, cutting my trip to Cape Cod a little shorter than usual. I had a few things to do Sunday, so…. We had snow on Sunday night into Monday, but it rained all Monday morning. Yuck. Several inches of slush. It was wet and nasty to clean up, and then it all froze. So, yeah, it’s pretty icy out there.

My wife took the dogs up to Maine for the week, but I still did a few walks a day on my own. That being said, I didn’t get as much exercise as I would have liked. I had an appointment Tuesday morning. Work was super busy. The cats needed a lot of cuddle and play time.

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