It was a busy, but fun, week for us, ending with a heavy fog on Friday. It started out on Tuesday evening 12/18/18 actually when Sue caught a glimpse of the almost full moon (not full until the 22nd). She grabed her camera, and she and the dog went flying out the door. I had no clue as to what was going on. I didn't even see where she had gone until I saw her head bobbing up and down as she trudged through the snow outside of the kitchen window.
Our friend Gail drove over from Londonderry Wednesday 12/19/18 for a visit. I fixed a sausage and brocolli pasta recipe that Chris Nancarrow had sent us from our visit with them in Florida 11/29/18. After dinner, with a warming fire going in the wood stove, we relaxed watching the terrific 2006 movie, The Holiday. Gail spent the night, and in morning she and Sue headed off for a day of shopping in Newington, NH at the malls.
By the time Sue got home Thursday evening, the fog had started to roll over the mountain. We got a fire going in the wood stove, and settled in for a couple of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. I'm not much on Christmas movies in general, but Hallmark does a good job of telling a nice story with Christmas as more of a background.
By the time we got up Friday morning, the fog had gotten really thick, and the wind blew it, and fine sheets of drizzle, against the side of the house. By late afternoon it was so thick that we couldn't even see out to the tree line in the back. It was so pretty that we decided to load Beau into the car, and take a short drive over as far as Barnstead to check it out, as well as to see if anyone had put seasonal light displays up.
The fog was so heavy that I had to drive 20 mph, and there were many places the road ahead just disappeared into the glaring whiteness spewed back at me from the headlights. I love this stuff! We drove into Center Barnstead where Sue got a terrific picture of the very nicely decorated bandstand, and then down to the bridge where she got some wonderful pictures of the fog hovering over the river.
We were starved by the time we got back home. While I got a fire going in the wood stove and poured out some wine, Sue turned on the oven for the pizza. We must have played through 4 sets of backgammon (we call 3 games a set), with the last set and the final "Death Match" played while we devoured the pizza, and then ended up the evening watching the somewhat engaging 2006 film, Puzzle.