usually slow right down for us in the autumn, to the
point where isolation begins to press closely.
Not this year, not in the autumn of 2008!
First factor, the weather! The weather was horrid all summer, rain, cold, BUGS! But in September the sun came out and being outdoors was a real pleasure. November 2008 has seen temperatures as high as 20 C, today it was 17 C. The sun has been shining brightly. The black flies have been out and biting and the mosquitoes are multiplying daily! And it is November!
Another factor is visitors. Our friend Derek came with his pal Rufus the dog for a weekend. We had a great time, and Rufus deemed country life marvelous indeed.
This past week Luna, Janus, Imp and Elf, Benny and Bim arrived for an overnight visit. Imp and Elf also seem to love the country, and enjoyed running through the leaves and watching the dogs run in circles at breakneck speeds. It was a lovely visit. Luna and Janus have taken to parenting like ducks to water.
Tonight Terra and Lares arrive for the weekend. I will teach Terra to make bread with my old bread machine, a 12 year old Zojirushi. This will give her an opportunity to see is she enjoys baking their bread, as I will send the machine home with her.
After a busy day yesterday, I am just settling down to the computer. I needed to renew my Health Card and got that checked off my list of things to do. I went in for my annual Mammogram, another tick mark on the task list. I still have to renew my drivers license. I still have a few medical issues to attend to as well, minor for most people but not for someone with aserious allergy.
The new washing machine is my current favorite toy. It does an amazing job getting things clean and will even santizie articles. I used this feature when I brought home a queen size sheet purchased at the Sally Ann shop. A good deal at $1.99, it washed up well and will be added to our supply of linens.
We also have a new matching dryer that stacks on the washer. This is a wonderful space saver. Our house is small, not tiny but small, so any space we save improves our freedom of movement in the house.
I'll stop writing now as I have to get the sheets off the clothes line. It is beginning to cloud over and I think that the rain they are predicting will begin to fall soon.
|RECIPES :: Cast
IMP: Eating toast at Grandma's House
ELF: Getting ready to climb on Grandma's bed.
Condition: Sunny Temperature: 16.3°C
Pressure: 100.8 kPa falling
Visibility: 14.5 km
Humidity: 58 %
Wind: SSE 13 km/h
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