Monday, October 10, 2016

Getting Ready for Winter

Halloween is on the way. I'd better hurry!
The leaves will be on the ground soon. Get rakes ready!
I know it's time to get ready for winter when the Halloween decorations and crafts get pulled out of storage. 

We've seen overnight temperatures in the low 20s and afternoon highs in the 50s. The afternoon is a great time for working on the yard and home exterior.



The trees are getting their fall colors. As beautiful as it is, the changes don't last long. A few more windstorms like we've had lately will put then on the ground. I like to stuff some in the Halloween leaf bags with howling good holiday scenes. Bats, witches, and jack o'lanterns are favorite displays.

I'm still learning to deal with Windows 10 and the different places and options for my pictures. Anybody have any hints on how to resize my pictures? The old program gave me the option to resize when I accessed edit. Now I'm lost.

The Internet is working after several weeks of problems. Brian from AT&T came out today and tracked the lines for a mile or so. He said it looked like a cable had been nicked down the way when trees were cut back earlier this year. He got our net up and running much better. A crew will be out later this week to fix the lines where the trouble is. 

Happy Columbus Day to one and all. Christopher and his sailors had one heck of an adventure sailing across the waters and discovering so many different islands and continents. 

How do you prepare for the change in seasons?
 

21 comments:

  1. I like to go thru all the closets and make a clean sweep from season to season. Now it's about me clearing out the last of summer - shorts, flip flops and making way for sweats and cozy quilts!

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  2. Yay fall! I absolutely love fall. Believe it or not, I love to clean out closets and get organized.

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  3. So glad to hear your internet is back up. That's the worst, especially when everything you work on is online.

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  4. It is finally a little cooler today with less humidity. I am in Florida and the weather doesn't change all that much from summer into fall.

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  5. Changing in the seasons means getting ready for fall and winter and cold here in MN Getting out wool sweaters and getting the sprinkler system blown out.

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  6. I absolutely love fall! The weather is getting colder so I can finally pull all of my sweaters out of the closet.

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  7. Windows 10 has me confused too. I hope you get it figured out soon! Glad your internet is back on the up and up.

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  8. I'm hoping some of the temperature stay high for a little while longer. I can't wait for the leaves to change though!

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  9. I love fall too! The weather, the food and decorations!

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  10. I hate how the colors don't stay for very long because they are so pretty. I prepare by getting out all of my seasonal decor and freshen up the house with a new look.

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  11. Fall is such a perfect season, I'll never worried of having sweats, it's like a balance weather.

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  12. I really like decorating for the seasons, especially for Fall and Winter. What's hard to adjust to would be the weather. But I am thankful nonetheless. I think it's nice that everything's back up at your end.

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  13. We have started putting away all the summer decorations from the back yard. I just got out the Halloween decorations to put up this week. I need to make a wreath for the front door.

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  14. I do miss the changing seasons. That was something up north I always appreciated.

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  15. I love living in NYC During the fall there is such a brisk and crisp feeling in the air and it feels like every culture has some sort of way to honor and usher in the new season! And of course the pumpkin oh the pumpkin!

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  16. I like to prepare by decorating my place with Fall-themed touches. I like to add centerpieces and bursts of Autumn color... especially in the kitchen and dining room!

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  17. I prepare for fall by digging out all my light up pumpkins I have for outside and get out the fall themed table clothes. And more importantly changing the scentsy wax to pumpkin scented anything!

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  18. I'm beginning to wonder if fall is actually going to come. It's still in the high 80's every day. It has been getting cooler in the evening and early mornings. Decorating for fall makes it feel like a new season even when the temperature is confused.

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  19. I just had AT&T out as well. Apparently, I have two internet boxes and they couldn't tell me which one was being used haha

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  20. I feel like we gloss over our preparations and it just spills in our lap, haha. We're always caught off guard!

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  21. It's pretty much indian summer weather in NYC this week and I am definitely not even thinking winter nevertheless fall!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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