Another long weekend has come to an end. What beautiful weather we had here in New Hampshire. Sunny, 70's yesterday and 80's today. Last night the sky was cloudless for the Kick off to Summer fireworks in Manchester. Today was really quite warm and I actually got some color on my arms and face from sitting on the deck while I read.
Friday was a day off for me and I pretty much ran errands all morning and then took my car in for a State Inspection and an oil change. I then met up with George and we had dinner at the 99 Restaurant. I had smothered steak tips, mmm mmm good. George had steak and ribs and he said they were really delicious as well. We called it an early night because he had to work in the morning. But we had plans to get together the following afternoon so I had something to look forward to.
Saturday I packed up the doggie and myself and headed to George's house. Once there, we let Hunter roam around and inspect his new digs for the weekend. He did really well considering he can't see a darn thing. He just put his nose to the floor and walked the perimeter of the house, familiarizing himself with the lay of the land. Patrick was there with his girlfriend so Hunter was happy to meet some new friends. It's really difficult to watch him bump into things with his nose and forehead and Kiley wanted to pick him up and carry him everywhere he went, but he walks fairly slow and I don't think he hurts himself. At least I hope not.
Once we were sure he was settled, we went to visit Rose and Steve. They don't live too far from George's house so I have a feeling I will be seeing my best friend a lot more once I move North. She had a birthday gift for me (a book I wanted by Christopher Moore) and we visited for several hours. Around 7 we started for home but ended up stopping at a Diner for a bite to eat. It was a lot of fun, 50's music and entertainment for the kids. Well we don't have any young kids but we enjoyed this dude dressed in funny clothes wandering around making balloon animals for all the kids in there. When we got home, Patrick was about ready to leave for his cruise to the Bahama's, so we wished him bon voyage and sent him off. He is going with a group of about 15 kids from school. They were setting sail on Sunday afternoon but had to endure a long bus ride to NYC.
It was a beautiful morning Sunday, in the North Country. We got up early, took a drive around Lake Winnisquam and stopped for breakfast. We then went back to the house and George mowed while I sat out on the deck with Hunter and my new book. It was a nice relaxing day, really. We went to the cemetery before we went to my parents house for a BBQ that evening and played cards for awhile with an aunt and uncle that had also stopped over to visit. My brother Henry was there and my niece and nephew as well. We had a fun evening.
This morning I can actually say I slept in a bit, although not as late as I would have liked. I made breakfast and we sat out on the deck for awhile before I had to pack up and head home. Just as I was about ready to leave, George's son Jon and his fiancee arrived so I ended up staying a bit longer. They are a very sweet couple, planning a wedding for next April. I knew traffic was going to be a nightmare heading south, (it was more like a bad dream) so I did want to get on the road before it got too late. I left around 1PM and the ride took me about 70 minutes, not too bad considering that both lanes on the southbound side of the highway were packed and moving fairly steady but crawling along in spots. I just saw a little blurb on the local news with a live traffic report and I am glad I left when I did. It looks a whole lot worse now.
I got home around 2:15, unpacked and did a load of laundry. I also went out to get some groceries, and set all of the trash out by the curb. It's still 80 degrees out and I think it will be a warm night tonight. I am pretty warm right now, but not warm enough to turn on the AC. They are predicting some thunderstorms this evening so maybe it will cool things off a bit.
All in all, I had a great weekend. Hunter is sleeping in his favorite spot on the sofa and seems fine after his adventure. He travels quite well, kind of excited when we first got into the car but settled down after awhile. He doesn't get out much. LOL
I am not looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow but I guess a four day work week isn't quite so bad. Hopefully it will go by as quickly as the weekend does. Doubtful, but I can still hope.
I hope you all had a great weekend and a wonderful week.