Lack of sleep is getting to me

I want to offer an apology to all the people I should be calling, or hanging out with, or otherwise spending time interacting with, because I have not done those things much lately.

For a few weeks now, most of what I have been concerned with is trying to get some rest.

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Quick trip to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire

I had to go to our branch office in Bedford, New Hampshire on Friday, which gave me a chance to have dinner with my sister Liz and her family in Lee.  It also allowed me to make a trip to Mt. Washington the next day to do some hiking for the Longest Day with coworker Jason Lynch and his team.   I had never been to Mt. Washington before, but I have wanted to climb it for years.  So I finally had my chance.

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Prospecting in New Hampshire

Geoff and I have wanted to go panning for gold or gem hunting for a long time.  I have had the bug for a particularly long time since I’ve been reading about gems and minerals since I was a wee geek.  As yesterday we both had a rare Saturday off at the same time, Geoff planned a day in NH where we could go gold prospecting.  Yep, there’s gold in those granite hills.

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Autumn in New England

My favorite season is autumn, especially here in New England.  I love walking and hiking in autumn, when the trees are turning and the weather is just perfect for being outside.  And in the fall you have all these wonderful holidays, one after another.  This year is a bit different because we are working so much, and so many holidays will be work days for us.  Working for a church as I do means that most big holidays are work days.  Even Thanksgiving.  Still, I love fall, and I will try to take advantage of the season when I can.

-Geoff