November 13, 2017
Good morning. At the moment, it is looking rather gray and dismal outside. But of course, it is still early. The current temperature is 35F degrees, but should get up to around 44F degrees later today. The two days this week that are supposed to get up into the fifties are supposed to be rainy days. Go figure!
Despite the cold weather, there are still some blossoms on the pink rose tree. It feels so good to look out and see bits of pink. There's even a lot of green leaves still on the big tree out front. Obviously, they have thinned out quite a bit, but they are hanging in there for as long as they can. Here are a couple shots of the roses taken this weekend.
Another plant that I have has turned to seed, sort of like a dandelion. I don't know what the name of this plant is but it is pretty.
Well, the porch did not get done this weekend. I did box up all the solar thingies to bring in and wash up before being packed away for the winter, but then I guess I just got side-tracked. That's my usual, though. Joe had said that he would vacuum the porch for me but he was busy with other stuff. Here's a photo he sent me from his other "stuff".
I love all the reflections in the water. Joe is getting really good at taking photos with his phone. He says he'll do the porch later today after work. Hmmm, we'll see. As I always say, "the best laid plans of mice and men"...............
We've been having some problems with the heat this past week. Some of the rooms don't seem to be getting any heat, while others are fine. I've put in a call to the fuel oil company for a refill on the fuel and for a service man to call me. So far, I haven't heard from anyone. When I finish this post, I'll have to be calling the company again.
Last night, I did not get much crocheting done. I spent some time on the phone chatting with a friend and I've learned the hard way not to crochet while I'm talking on the phone. After the phone call, I decided to just go to bed early.
This morning, I checked the tracking route of my last yarn order, and I am just so surprised at how slow the mails and shipping are nowadays. The yarn comes from Wisconsin. It takes at least eight days or more to get an order from there. If you are ordering from Texas, don't hold your breath. Their mail is even slower. Considering the price of stamps and shipping these days, it might be best if we go back to the Pony Express system.
Even local mailing is getting to be quite expensive. I wonder how long it will be before we lose the current mailing system altogether. Then what will be do? Hmmm, something to think about.
I haven't made any plans for today. Whatever will be, will be. Can't get side-tracked this way. haha. The funny part is that I'll probably accomplish more this way. Well, enough of my babbling. It's time to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.