… where X is the temperature outside when I get up in the morning. Today was the first day for that event, post-summer. But only just, 49 degrees fahrenheit at 0800 this morning. This is my leading indicator of the imminent arrival of the Fall season. There’s also the calendar, which tells me the Autumnal Equinox is 6 days and 20 hours or so in my personal future. But the temps are the big deal for Fall as far as I’m concerned, not the calendar. It was a cold summer, all things being equal. I’m waiting to see what Fall brings us.
Yesterday was a chore day. I shaved the brown lawns front and back, and did a bit of weeding in the sad gardens (where weeds are now the big product, and the veg is mostly dead – a lot of August travel on my part had a big effect on garden maintenance). In the afternoon, I vacuumed the house, did a bit of bathroom cleaning, and cut my hair. Dog walks were interspersed throughout. Today was not as ambitious. Shopping, coffee roasting, and a bit of computer work rounded out my Sunday.
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Our condolences to the families, friends, and units of this fallen warrior:
- Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, of Fontana, California, died Sept. 13, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds suffered during a non-combat related incident on April 21, 2013, in Maiwand, Afghanistan.