Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall weather is here

Well, this fall weather came on quicker and earlier than I had planned on it to. Today didn't even get up to 60 here in this little valley. I've been using the wood stove to warm up the house in the morning and turning on the heated mattress pad at night to say warm. I don't like being cold but I do love fall. The cool weather makes me more active. I have to move more to stay warm. The air smells so good and fresh and the colors come out in the trees. Luckily, I was able to find a couple pairs of pants in Kimball Junction the other day.

The last couple of days, it's been so rainy and I was on my last dish cloth (washing by hand is easier when there's only one person and not enough dishes for a few days to fill the dishwasher) and was thinking that I would have to use the dryer instead of hanging it out on the line. Today the sun came out again. First thing this morning, I threw a load in the washer and hung them out to dry. I rushed inside to warm my hands by the wood stove. It felt so cozy. My setup for hanging the clothes is not ideal but it has worked for me. I just tied rope that we already had (too thick really) to the tree and tie the other end off at the end of the rope. It blocks the deck door which is annoying for me but the rope is high enough that the dogs can fit underneath everything. Maybe the next one will be better.

I also cleared out the office. It's empty of all our things except for a few larger items that will just be packed as is. I washed the walls down and scrubbed the baseboards. It's ready to have the carpet shamppoed. It's the first room to be finished. Of course, now alot of the items from the office are now sitting in my living room to be sorted and packed. With it in the living room, it's more likely to get packed quickly.

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