Hello and Welcome. Come on over and sit down and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is surprisingly warm for this part of the world in late October. It is a bit damp out, but it should be drying out today (I hope). Where are we? Some may recognize that photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
It was a pretty week. I think we hit peak color last weekend, but during the week most of the green went away as the color spread. Yes, more bare branches and less of the brilliant reds and bright oranges, but the yellows came out, as did the darker oranges. It is now starting to head more into the browns, but at the early stage, and still beautiful.
It was also a warm week. I think I wore a long sleeve shirt two days, then back to short sleeve and no jacket in the afternoon. It was pretty wet – in the last two weeks we’ve had three big rains and two days that were just damp, but not really raining. This is good because we were technically in a severe drought, so any moister helps.
They are doing construction almost across the street from me. The “excitement” for the week was on Wednesday evening, just after everyone left the construction site. I was cleaning up for dinner and the water pressure went to almost nothing. I went around the house looking to make sure there were no big leaks or anything, checking all plumbing. After a frustrating time I checked the official FaceBook site for the town. Sure enough, a few people were asking about water. Trucks pulled up to the construction site and my water went off. This was a little after 6 PM. I could hear them working literally all night, being at their loudest at about 4 or 5 AM, but by 5:40, when I got up, there was water! The faucets hissed and sputtered, scaring all of the animals, but the water was back after about 11 hours!
I had to bring my car in for work. Usually easy – I drop it off on the way into work and have a co-worker bring me in. We are now both working from home full time, even without Covid-19. I brought it in Wednesday afternoon (I got home shortly before the water outage ;) ) and picked it up Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, I have to run back in (over a half an hour drive each way) today.
On Tuesday our Lions Club sponsored a “Candidates’ Night” for the local people running for state level positions.” I feel that for these people it is important for their voices to be heard so people know them from more than just a sign on people’s lawns. In the past, we had many candidates from a certain party who refused to come and then called us biased because we still held it when their party wasn’t represented. A high muckity muck in their party threatened them if they attended – some ignored him, and now he has far less influence, if any. Interesting, they have swung fully to the other side and this year it was obvious that they collaborated – several of them used the exact same talking points, using the exact same words. Anyway, it was a Zoom meeting, and there were perhaps only about a dozen people who were not candidates or Lions Club members on the call. Of course, we didn’t do a great job getting the word out this year, and a big chunk of our town has already voted.
I voted over a week ago.
Besides that, I had massage (Tuesday instead of normal Wednesday), walked and played with the dogs, did my photo-shoot on Sunday (see results here), ran (not as much as usual – odd week! – exercised, including using my new pull-up bar, and worked. It was an ultra-busy work week! Ugh, I hate when it is that busy, but that’s why it is called “work” and not “paid play” ;)
That is about it. I hope it dries enough for me to run today. If not, I will tomorrow in the cooler weather. I have to run down Ford to get my recall completed. I need to be outside a lot, with and without the dogs, after spending so much time inside this week because of weather and work. I need to rake – a lot of leaves on the ground!
Anyway, with that, I will be off.
Thanks for stopping by! f you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in and say hi.
Have a great weekend.