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So long to summer.

Well another summer has flown by. This summer was actully very busy for me and my family. My kid sister finally got married. What a great wedding. I took my boys camping up in the woods of Maine. We went white water rafting, fishing and saw some Moose. We spent a couple of days with my father. The boys got to ride horses and learn how to care for them as well. I think it was one of our best vacations. Work has been nice and busy which helped to speed the time along. I got a promotion a few weeks ago and I look forward to getting things up and running in the new position just as soon as I can clear a few things from my current plate load. My kids are all doing well. The Olympics were a great inspiration for my boys, who are now both looking forward to the fall/winter swim season. Way to go Michael Phelps! Football has started again and both of my younger boys are both back into the full swing of practices. Autum is pretty much here. The nights are cool and dry and the days are sunny and breezy. I love Autum. I finally finished stacking all of my wood for the season. I do have 2 more cord on order but I have what I need for this seasons heating. I hope it arrives before the snow flies as I'd like to get it stacked and ready for next year. Man the cost for cord wood really shot up as did the demand. I'm trying to get a head start on next year. Thankfully we've done a great job this summer with oil. We'll see what the winter holds.
Well, enjoy the last weekend of summer and enjoy the wonderful weather. Unless of course you're on the gulf coast and evacuating from Gustav.


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Grilling is a year-round event. 
I love being able to get outside regardless of the weather and grilling gives me the opportunity.
I loved to be outside enjoying the quiet of nature or the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood.  The wind through the trees or the birds chirping. 
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Never a dull moment.  For now I'll enjoy my steak.

A great Fall in NH

I love NH because of the wonderful lifestyle I'm able to live.  I can live in the woods and still be in the mountains or on the seacoast in a short drive. 
I love the changes to the seasons.  It gives me a reason to be out and moving.  Living in NH, I always feel like an Ant preparing for winter.  Keeping up with a house and yard is a never ending task.  Some would opt out of the work effort in search for a more simple life. To me the work and satisfaction from working on my house or in my yard is what makes life worthwhile.  Not only does the work keep me healthy but the pride in my yard or the fact that at my age I'm still able to maul split and stack my own wood is rewarding.   Cheers to the seasons.  Cheers to friends and family. Cheers to NH.