Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Burr!

We who have been living in a perpetual state of overwhelming heat are having quite the shock of chill in the air as of late.  Our house thermostat read 62 degrees yesterday but I refuse to turn on the heat.  I wont turn the heat on until October is over.  That's a rule I like to live by, give my house and wallet a rest during the middle months.  No AC, no heat.  Simple enough, but if it keeps staying cold, I don't know how long I will keep up the stubborn streak.

On another note, we returned from our week at the beach to find that 2 large women dressed in camo, who drive a truck, have purchased the lot of land dividing us and a neighbor and are living in a tent while building a shed....
{I'll leave you with that mental image}

The house at the front of the street, that previously housed friends of ours, has been rented out to a couple with an elderly father.  The husband travels a lot for work.  That's all I could find out from our neighbors from across the street who looked after our dog while we were away.

So go away for a week, and our street of 10 residents becomes 15.

But back to the reason for this post....

It's cold, and though my house is quite chilly, and I have finally put a comforter on our bed (for 6 months we've only used a sheet)  I have been finding comfort in the simple things that autumn brings such as....slipper socks, long underwear {super sexy}, hot tea, and hot cocoa.  I am looking forward to fall fires, roasted marshmallows, pumpkin pies, and the changing leaves.  Not to mention the wardrobe change to sweaters and scarves and boots, oh my!

6 comments:

Marlan said...

We are wimps. I turned on the heat.

Jane said...

Dwight turned on the heat too. Yum - feels so good and I LOVE my new comforter. Double YUM. Not wimpy - when I was a young girl and would be so cold in a big old farm house with one stove in the living room - I said I would have central heat when I grew up - so turn it on. One of lifes true pleasures - turn a knob and heat pours into your house. Wow.

KL said...

Yep, mine's on too! But may have to turn it back again. Got to 79 today, started out in the 40s. But I love fall! I dressed in 3 layers for service today. It was cold when I started in early morning so I had my boots, scarf, and coat on, then I shed that about 9 and just had a t-shirt and sweater on. And shed the sweater about 12. It was a great day!

KL said...

Oops! That supposed to say 70!

Nessa said...

I'm with you there on not turning on the heat. It just seems wrong to turn it on so soon. I was freezing this morning but after cleaning the house and baking dinner it warmed up quite nice. I too am looking forward to lots of hot chocolate, sweaters and reading books by the fire :) best time of the year coming up

Candi said...

I was trying to go without heat, but the hubby said 63 was too cold. :/ oh well. As for your new camo ladies...can't wait to hear more about them! :)