Now that it’s fall, it’s beginning to get a bit colder. Friday night there was actually a frost warning, so we moved our impatiens inside the office for the weekend because it’s too pretty to let go of just yet. But with cooler temps both during the day and at night, we’ve decided to cave a bit earlier than normal and start up the furnace. Also on the list of ways we’re preparing for winter? Insulation.
Since Seymour doesn’t work Sundays, and since we had both Bubbles and Tadpole with us this weekend, we decided yesterday was the perfect day to insulate our attic.
Of course, we didn’t get started as early as we’d hoped to because we had to serve donuts and coffee after church. It was also our turn to help clean up the church, so by the time we got out of there, it was after noon (and we’d been there since before 9:00 a.m., though I spent more time in church on Sundays growing up Presbyterian than I ever have since I became Catholic). And naturally, we forgot that Bubbles had a football game 45 minutes away that afternoon.
We did what we could before he had to leave and decided to finish when he returned. There was an old Christmas tree and a bunch of empty boxes up in the attic that the previous owners had left for us, and we had to clear that out first. But then Seymour stumbled across a bunch of old trim boards that had apparently been taken off when the prior owners remodeled, in addition to a set of antique double doors, and we had to move all of those things, too. I can’t believe they took all those trim boards down – even after years in a hot, stuffy attic, they’re still beautiful.
Bubbles’ dad was going to pick him up and take him to the game, which worked out well for us, except that by the time he got back from the game, it was nearly 7:00 p.m. The sun is setting much earlier now than it used to, so it was almost dark by the time we got back to our project and it was almost 9:00 p.m. by the time we finished.
Needless to say, no one felt like cooking. We were covered in insulation, and more than a little tired and grumpy. Casey’s pizza to the rescue!
As I headed out to pick up the pizza, I happened to look up at the moon. It was a cloudy night, but the moon was visible in a gap between the clouds and it was doing some marvelous things to the sky. I managed a couple pictures before the clouds obscured it again; it never fails to amaze me how the sky can appear so beautiful and eerie at the same time.
What amazes you?
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