This month’s calendar is filled with doctor appointments and radiation/chemo treatments. Everything else is secondary. Our normal, everyday life has been preempted by another, foreign one ever since we got the news in early June. But we will be counting our blessings as Mr. Jim continues to fight and win his cancer battle. Undoubtedly, the Thanksgiving holiday will hold special meaning for us this year.
Cooler temperatures have prevailed in the past couple of weeks. The gas furnaces have been called into service once again. Soon we will be breaking out the cozy flannel sheets for nighttime comfort.
The season is over for our annual flowers and herbs. Fall colors in our valley area are running very late this year and now starting to appear in earnest. But this is one of the least colorful seasons that we can recall. Perhaps it was high rainfall amounts this year. Our landscaping service includes blowing the leaves, so we don’t have to worry about raking the yard. Yeah! Thinking ahead to next spring, we will be planting some additional spring bulbs this month.
No major household projects are scheduled for this month. But we got the cottage’s crawl space encapsulated a few weeks ago. It will go a long way in reducing the high humidity levels down there. The musty smell immediately disappeared once the project was completed. As a bonus, it should also reduce our utility bills a bit.
The theme for the photo challenge this month is digitally “layering textures” on photographs. It will be fascinating to see everyone’s creative efforts! If you are interested in joining the challenge this month, please check out the background information HERE.