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Yay, autumn's beautiful.

I need to spend a lot of time winterizing my house: putting plastic on windows, covering the air conditioner, things like that. I also need to install this neat little device that redirects clothes drier air into the house, which pumps in the warm, more humid air and allows me to seal the outside vent. Things like that.

I don't want to do these things. I hate to do these things.

Why? Because it amounts to breaking down and admitting that summer is over, and winter is coming. I got my first bad sinus headache of the year over the weekend, and my SAD is already poking at me. The last thing I need to do is dig out the long underwear, tap my mind on the proverbial shoulder, and say "Hey -- gonna be snow soon! Ain't it purty?"

Don't get me started on heating bills.

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lilachigh
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Oh dear. I've just picked the last runner beans, a bunch of late roses and the leaves are just turning! A beautiful autumn day! Sorry.
ozma914
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Like I always say, I don't really mind beautiful autumn days (as long as they're not too cold). It's the days that follow -- which around here usually start around, oh, mid October.
petzipellepingo
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I woke up a bloody sinus nose this AM...
ozma914
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Luckily my sinuses are too cold to allow for liquids to thaw, but they sure are aching. *sigh* Just six more months, and we'll have a chance for nice weather again.

I hear your area is close to peak fall colors, though, so at least there's that. We're still partially green down here.
petzipellepingo
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
The UP and the tip of the Mitten are at peak, we're about 20% right now.
ozma914
Oct. 14th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
I love the peak! Unfortunately, I despite the *after* peak.
curiouswombat
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
It is sunny here, but the temperature is only 9C - mid-50sF I think.

My drier is a condenser so it pushes out dry warm air - always a very handy adjunct to the heating in winter and already coming in useful!

I was shocked to see Enigmatic Blues commenting that it was snowing in Nebraska already.
ozma914
Oct. 14th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
It's been snowing in several states, especially where she is closer to the Canadian border. Not unheard of -- but not all that welcome either!
opalescence
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
I've been a bit depressed already, too, from thinking about the impending winter. Brrrrrrrrrrr! It seems like summer just flew by! Where did it go?
ozma914
Oct. 14th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
It sure didn't go to Indiana!
athenamuze
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
Hey it's been snowing here for days already! Thankfully it melts fast around here....
ozma914
Oct. 14th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's that snow that sticks around for a few months that makes me want to stick my head in an oven. Actually, it's the cold temperature that gets me closer to the oven to begin with!
dontpokethebear
Oct. 13th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
You can always ask friendly jobless college students to come and do housework for a very low and fair pay. hint hint... lol.
ozma914
Oct. 14th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Ah, if only I had even the low pay to bribe them with! But I do know one who will have to do some work if she expects room and board next summer. :-)
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