Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice big mug of very strong French Roast. I can also brew up some tea or some other warm beverage. You see, after a prolonged summer, with temperatures reaching 80 F/27 C a couple of days this week, is over and we’ll be lucky to hit 50 F/10 C today. So yes, you’ll want something to warm you up, but being morning I insist on temperature heat and not alcohol heat.
Looking at the picture of the beautiful white Moog Voyager, which has just been discontinued (the Voyager, not white Voyagers) some of my long time followers know I’m typing this in my home office/studio in New Hampshire.
As I said, it has been an odd week. It does feel like October now, though yesterday walking in the cold rain I felt I was suddenly transported to mid-November. Strange thing, though, there is little color in the trees. Well, technically, there’s a lot of color, but it’s still mostly shades of green. Wouldn’t be a bit odd if there were no color? Would that be greyscale or just pitch black? Oh, never mind. Just in the last few days I’ve seen more reds, oranges and yellows coming in, but it is not any place close to the beautiful Technicolor autumn most people imagine we have in New Hampshire. I have not seen the tour buses bumper to bumper heading into the hills. Perhaps it will quickly change and all of the leaf-peepers will spring out of the wood works, or the south, or wherever they come from.
I think I’ve said I love the fall, so I am not complaining too much about the change in temperature. I will complain when the heat bills come in ;) For that reason I’m putting off turning on the heat as long as possible. I shut the last two windows yesterday (I would have earlier if I knew they were open) and will do more winterizing today. I live in a big, old inefficient house which does terrible with heat. So this is the start of the three month winterizing season – I usually finish by the New Years. Sound like a lot of time? Uhm, I tried counting and it takes at least 40 hours to prepare the house for winter.
All of that being said, I plan on being outside as much as possible in the fall weather. I love it! In most ways I am very happy the hot weather is just a memory.
Another busy work week. Things are picking up, which is good. I’m one who actually asks for more work if I don’t think I’m doing enough. If things keep up there will soon be a time I’ll curse myself for asking for more (“Please sir, I want some more.”) But for now I like being busier.
In my writing life I decided to write a first chapter to The Halley Branch, one that goes before the first chapter I posted here. Oh, and for those reading The Halley Branch, he he he, I left it on Friday with a little cliff hanger. The last two chapters will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Haven’t read any of The Halley Branch? You can go to the table of contents I set up!
This week in blogging I posted three chapters of The Halley Branch. I also put up a few photos of the lunar eclipse including a picture of the full moon shortly before the eclipse started. I wrote a short poem to go along with the photos. I also put up a Throwback Thursday post featuring some music I wrote in the 1990s.
That’s about it for this week. And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, though no promises. If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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