Monday, December 24, 2018

Ice fishing and Christmas Eve

The dog insisted I get up early and let her out. That was a couple days ago when we had an unusual warm front move in. It was 6:20 in the morning and raining hard. Suddenly I heard an ice auger fire up. Some determined ice fisherman was out drilling fishing holes before it even got light. All I could think was that that poor guy had a much worse home life than I had.

My legs are still getting better, but it's a long process. My right leg has swelling issues and the only thing to do is to put the foot and relax. That really cuts into my day. However, I have to take care of myself until I'm all better.

Now it's back to more normal winter conditions for northern New Hampshire. Our snow pack took a beating, but we still have more than enough for a white Christmas. Most of this year's Christmas celebrations will be taking place in town rather that at our home. That's fine. The most important thing is that we spend it with family and friends.

My lovely wife and did set up some lights and tree. Our tree is the most Charlie Brown tree we ever set up. We cut them off our own land. Ideally, we take trees that will have to come down anyway. That doesn't always make for he best looking tree, but a tree is a tree. I get a huge kick out of it.

Hope everyone has a good Christmas Eve. All the best.



  1. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. - Momlady

    1. Thank you Momlady. The Merry Christmas to you and yours! May the new year be better than the last.

  2. And a merry Christmas to you and the lovely wife!

  3. Celebrated Christmas for the last seventy some years, so decided not to "do" it this year. No tree, no presents, nada.