We were supposed to make it down into the mid- to low-40’s this weekend … first frost wasn’t on the horizon, far as I knew. But I came downstairs in shorts and a t-shirt, ready to make coffee and walk the dog (which is fine, in the mid-40’s). But the thermometer said 38, and there was frost on the grass and the rooftops. Um, yay? Back upstairs for long pants and a sweat jacket.
Yesterday it was mild, and we took the dog out for a walk around the Eastern Market. Fun. Lots of neat stuff that we didn’t buy, and Lexi got lots of attention. I did get the the leaves raked up onto the grass in front yesterday afternoon, and mulched them down into the lawn. More organics are always good.
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Our condolences to the families, friends, and units of these fallen warriors:
- Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
- Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, 44, of Merriam, Kansas, died Oct. 1, in Dohar, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Camp As Sayliyah.