It has been a while since we updated the blog. We have been busy settling into our new home and making repairs as well as exploring our new home state of New Hampshire. We absolutely love it here. Anyway, our weekends are not the traditional Saturdays and Sundays that some lucky people enjoy. We have Sundays and Mondays off. Yes, it sucks but at least we have the same days off together; not everyone can say that.
This past Sunday we woke up to 1 foot of snow, so we spent some time getting acquainted with our snow blower. It was the first time we had a chance to use it. Mel volunteered me to be the guinea pig in front of the neighborhood, which I guess was okay since she has been known to hit the garage with the car before…I can only imagine how safe the neighborhood kids would be with her maneuvering a 200-pound machine down the sidewalk.
After a few passes and trying to keep it running (it wanted to keep shutting off before it got broke in good) as well as an extremely loud and an embarrassing pop that sounded like a gunshot, we finally finished in time for lunch. We then spent an hour or two watching Bria and Chrissy videos on YouTube. Those ladies are very talented and are making a positive difference in our community. We discovered them a few days ago by stumbling upon this video on Facebook.
Icicles at Hampton Beach
Mel made us a nice spaghetti dinner and then we continued our American Horror Story marathon. We are almost finished with the first season and it is awesome. Mel believes in watching an entire season of a show in less than a week. We are able to watch the first and second seasons for free through Amazon Prime. That show is so crazy, but it is amazing and so addicting.
Monday we went to the beach to get some pics of the snow, but the high tide had completely covered the sand and we could only see water over the seawall. We got sprayed standing too close, which wasn’t pleasant with temps lingering in the teens. From there we drove into Portsmouth to walk around and see the huge Christmas Tree downtown.
Missy working up an appetite
We came home for lunch and then shoveled a path to the bird feeders in the backyard. We had to make sure they had enough seed. We have so many chickadees, blue jays, cardinals, woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, etc. The chickadees will even land on us while we are refilling their seed. Of course, we also have different types of squirrels and chipmunks. In the past we have had rabbits, deer, foxes, geese, and fisher cats.
We finally settled down after Mel made burgers and fries followed by a bowl of snow cream. Not a bad weekend…a little bit of relaxing and a little bit of activity. How was your weekend?