Thoughts From the Mountain Top One Year In

One year ago we were looking at a lockdown for who knew how long. I had all these reviews from my years writing at Epinions sitting in spreadsheets I’d downloaded when it shut down in 2014. My buddy Alex had a successful blog that he was forced to abandon, sort of, due to Conservatives andContinue reading “Thoughts From the Mountain Top One Year In”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth

As we enter spring, and the first anniversary of everything being shut down, we are seeing 55 current cases of COVID in our county. The cumulative total since they began testing is 1,868 confirmed cases of COVID in the county and 7 deaths. There’s a bit of a spike in the town of Conway, withContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 16, 2020

It’s a blustery, cold day in north-central New Hampshire. I woke up this morning to the wind howling and a temperature below zero. Even right now it’s only 21°F with a “feels like” of 4°F. This is the coldest it will be this week, thankfully. Currently there are 58 active cases of COVID in ourContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 16, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021

About a week ago, I made up my mind to make a diary post once a week on Sunday afternoons. As you can see, that went by the wayside the first week. Still, I’m going to try just as something I can look back on and see what was happening in life. Currently in ourContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021”

Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching

Currently there are just 70 active cases of COVID in our county. The statistics have dropped sharply, despite the fact that it’s ski season and we have a lot of people from out of state in the area. I credit the vaccines taking hold among the population over the last month. The total cases topContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching”

Corona Virus Diaries: February 15, 2021

Well, here we are. It’s more than a year since things went to hell in a handbasket. I was advocating for my son to be in the 1A group. He is immunocompromised due to getting infusions of Remicaide for his Crohns Disease. Being home for as long as he was last year was tough onContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: February 15, 2021”

When Life Hands You Snow, Make Snow Ice Cream!

I used to do this more often when our kids were younger and we had first moved up here. My granddaughter is finally at an age where she now appreciates the novelty of Snow Ice Cream! It’s pretty simple to make and such a treat on a snowy day. I use a metal bowl andContinue reading “When Life Hands You Snow, Make Snow Ice Cream!”

And So It Goes

Yesterday I was driving around, doing the various errands that needed to be done, when this song came on Classic Rewind. I thought about the events this was chronicling It was a time in history when everything changed, and it was almost unreal as we watched it happening. We had been afraid of Russia forContinue reading “And So It Goes”

Corona Virus Diaries: January 27, 2021

It’s the coldest part of the winter for us here in the White Mountains. In years past, we’ve seen negative temperatures quite frequently this time of year. That’s not happening so much this year. It seems to be a pretty mild winter. We haven’t had a lot of snow, either, although right now I amContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: January 27, 2021”

Corona Virus Diaries: January 16, 2021 and Musings on the Last Two Weeks

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about COVID, but I thought about it every day, of course. Going to Disney World, you’re reminded constantly on property to wear a mask and social distance. By staying pretty much in that “bubble” we seem to have escaped it. We’re now taking a couple of daysContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: January 16, 2021 and Musings on the Last Two Weeks”