Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Brrrrr!! First frost.
The temperature, as of now, is 30F. I saw frost on the windshield of the cars and the nearby roofs. Overnight lows for the next week expected to be in the 30s with high in the 40s. I heard our furnace go on last night. We keep ours set at 68 so it got a wee bit cool. The weather people say we should see rain and possibly a mix of rain and snow so I don't think I will do anything outside.
Well, I guess I lied. I did get some more work done outside--another pot tower, transplanted two strawberry starts, and the lemon balm. I will try to get outside in a bit after I get warm again. Though it is still cold, it is sunny. I did dump the begonia. It did not like the cold last night. I thought about bringing it in over winter but the way it shed blossoms makes it a very untidy plant.
I think you all can guess my thoughts on this--the same as my thoughts when Macy's announced the same and every big retailer since. I remember reading something a little while ago that said Medieval peasants actually had more time off than modern workers. True they didn't get two weeks vacation but that is a benefit fewer and fewer of us receive. But how many real holidays do we get any more? Hell, even vacations are not really vacations--not with smart phones and tablets keeping people tethered to the work force.