After the terrible heat we had last week, the air blew in some cooler temps beginning last Friday. What a pleasure that was. It continued through the weekend, and today is actually chilly. I’m loving every minute of it. It’s so nice to shut down the a/c and open doors and windows. It won’t last, though. We’ll be back in the upper 80s later this week.
The rain last Thursday also brought welcome relief. We got over four inches, and by today, the lawns are green again. Some late-blooming flowers have some new buds, too. The leaves on our two Japanese Maples had been turning orange, due the month of dry weather. So hopefully the color change will stop now and wait until October. I like to have my seasons in proper positions.
This is the point where I pack away all my summer decorations and get out my fall things. So, this week, my husband will help by carting up all the bins, and I’ll arrange my flowers, wreaths, pumpkins, and knick-knacks. I’ll probably start packing bins for my daughter since I won’t have space for all of it. My little guys love the fall décor, so they’ll be happy if their mommy carries on the tradition.
We’re getting closer and closer to pulling up stakes here and moving ahead. My daughter and SIL made offers on two houses this weekend, and if they’re accepted, the move will happen quickly. Of course, we won’t have to move when they do, but I don’t want to linger either. These are the two they’re trying to get.
I’m still making lists of all our furniture and I need to decide what to take. The only thing I want to buy is a sleep sofa for guests if they want to over. These new places are two hours from here, so if my friends visit, I’d want them to stay. Much of what I need to gift, donate, or sell is chests of drawers – how did I ever get so many? Then there are beds, upholstered chairs, and a ton of tables.
This move dominates my thinking, but I also want to get out enjoy this nice crisp weather again.