It's almost the middle of October!! Whaaatttt......???? We have 1 more month....1 more month, chickies....till the hurrying, scurrying, nerve-rattling, mind-blowing holidays start rolling in....like an avalanche. Already the stores are bringing out the Christmas decorations. WAIT!! Fall just started!! The kids are back in school barely a month. I don't even have the Autumn wreath on the door yet.
There's still apples to be picked, perennials to be cut down and lawn ornaments to be put away. I'm behind schedule already. We've been waiting for a couple of heavy frost nights for the apples. I think we've had one. A hard frost came through the other night....so they will be picked tomorrow, regardless. As for the perennials....well, they haven't quite died back yet. Maybe this coming week, at least the yard paraphernalia can be gathered up and stored.
But Fall Festivals are everywhere!! Every little town, village and burb is having a celebration. Craft shows have begun and the apple cider is flowing.
For 2 weeks we've had temps in the low 50's for daytime highs; mid to low 30's at night. Today....71.....tomorrow....83!! 83 in October is more than I can bear in northern Minnesota. No. No. No. It's just not right. A/C's were removed last week; the fans were cleaned and stored away this week. Of course. At least BH didn't get the "bug" to put up the storm windows yet!
BH is happy.... he's back to logging. So every afternoon, I get a tally of how many trees, how many cuts, how many total pieces are stacked for next year, how many more trees he needs to cut, how many more pieces that will give him....yada,yada,yada. You get the picture. But at least it gets him out of the house for a few hours.
I've been knitting and spinning like crazy. For no particular reason other than I really want to get as much fiber spun up as is humanly possible from now till next Spring. There's a LOT of fiber. I should live so long.
Just a few things off the needles this summer/fall. Haven't taken any spinning pics for some reason. Hmmm......
We took a trip back to NY to see family over the Labor Day holiday. Stayed for 10 days. It was good seeing family again. We haven't been back in 5 years since my parents passed away. It sure was a different feeling, one that was uncomfortable and makes us realize, yeah, this will never be the same again.
Daughter and I have been spending a lot of Saturdays out and about. Traveling around to different areas, just having a good time. Today, we're going to a craft show in the next town. First one of the season for us. It'll be fun. She really enjoys our time out together.
Skyped with granddaughter earlier this week. She tells me that rumors are going around they'll be home for Christmas!! She's in Kuwait, been there since June. Their tour was supposed to be till the end of January. Don't know what happened; don't care. Just bring her HOME!! We're soooo excited....I pray this comes to fruition. She tells me the took a lot of tools to another base to be re-calibrated; they were told to inform family no more packages or mail is to be sent to them after Oct. 15 and the troops will be moving from barracks to tents next week, making room for their replacements coming in.
Son bought a new car a couple months ago. So he's in 7th heaven! It's his "dream car", he tells us. My caveat to him: "if I hear you bought 1 replacement part, I'll never speak to you again!" He likes to "soup" up his cars. His apartment is loaded with boxes of new parts...including a transmission and 2 engines. It's a sickness. Kind of like someone buying pounds and pounds of wool, stored in large totes everywhere.......eh.....yeah.......
Well, that's about all the news. I think we're caught up now. See you before the snow flies.......I hope.
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