October 23, 2015
Good morning on this chilly, but sunny, morning. Today we'll only be getting up into the low 50's, and tonight will drop down into the 30's. Brrr! Although, I have to say that this is a lot better than some of the wicked weather that other parts of the country are enduring.
I've been watching the Weather Channel's coverage of Hurricane Patricia. They are saying this is the strongest hurricane on record. What in the world is happening to our weather systems? Every day we have flooding, fires and storms. There seems to be no let up at all.
Speaking of storms, Texas is being inundated with 12 to 18 inches of rain. How are people supposed to be able to protect their families, pets, livestock and homes with flash flooding and 18 inches of rain? It seems like when I was growing up, storms were events. Now they are a way of life.
A couple days ago, a couple of guys from the window and door company were here to re-measure the door I'm replacing. They brought up a good point that made me quite nervous. They said that when they take off the outer storm door, they would not be able to put it back on after the new door was installed. I asked why and was told that because they did not make the storm door, they did not know how to put it back on working properly. What???????
This morning I called the company to ask if this was true and they said "unfortunately, yes." So I cancelled the door. I will have to figure out how to fix the existing door for now, and maybe in the Spring I can find someone else to install a new door.
I still don't understand the "how comes" of this. Not so long ago, I had a new exterior door installed in my living room, and it did not interfere with how my storm door worked. And, it did not cost over two thousand dollars!!!
Today I have a couple photos that I took a few days ago. Our red and pink "knockout" roses are still blossoming (thank you!). And, we have a tiny tree growing, and showing off its beautiful Fall colors.
This morning, several of our little birds have been peeking in my window. I think they are asking me to have to birdbath cleaned out and re-filled with fresh water. Joe says he will do this in a little while. Shortly, I will take out some peanuts and bread for them. I usually put a lot of this under my car so that they can eat in safety. Plus, I'll put more peanuts in the squirrel feeder.
Today, after I do a couple of mandatory household chores, I think I'll work on my crochet projects. About another twenty rows will finish off the green afghan, and then I want to make a few more neck warmers and finish the baby cocoon and blanket. Busy, busy, busy.
Well, that's about all the news for today. So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend.