Our corner of Connecticut was hit by frost the other night and this set off a frenzy of fall cleaning. My list of chores is loong with things like switching out window screens and fans for storm windows. . . and the little auxiliary heater for the bathroom. Let’s not forget to get that out! It’s So Nice to step out of a steamy shower into a toasty room without turning up the main thermostat.
It’s also time for summer wardrobes to head to the attic, the perfect opportunity to weed out anything that no longer fits – DH continues to lose weight. Yay! – or that we no longer Love. We’ve already gone through everything that was on hangers. Drawers and closet shelves come next.
We had fun going through a Big bag of clothes labeled ‘Almost Fit’ that I discovered in the back room of the attic. Unfortunately, – or maybe Fortunately, considering some of the styles, lol – DH’s weight loss has already passed the size of pants we’d so carefully saved, so they’re all outta here!
I’m in the middle of painting the floor of the entry and hallway. Sand, wash, then two coats paint and
two three coats polyurethane, sanding between each. It’s all going to take a while. Add in some extra time thanks to a certain cat. If I close Emily in a room alone she’ll cry until I join her or let her out, so I’m only painting after DH goes to bed because Emily is quite content snuggling with him.
While I was painting last night I heard the bedroom door open behind my back. I assumed DH was heading to the bathroom, which he was, but when he came out, instead of going back to the bedroom he headed toward the kitchen while he explained that he was going to get Emily some food. He was already three steps into the wet paint before I could even open my mouth! ACK!! I was able to brush out the footprint closest to me. I couldn’t reach the others, but they’ll be covered by the hall’s carpet runner anyway.
Frost also marked the end of the gardening season, which means I need to clear the veggie garden beds. And although I already raked up a heavy covering of maple leaves, I need to rake again, thanks to the oaks!
Apples on the ‘bump and dent’ rack were only 39 cents a pound the other day, so I’m going to make a Big batch of apple pie filling to freeze. No, I’m not going to make a zillion apple pies this winter. HAhahaha, I laugh at that thought! Only Mrs. Smith does pies in this house. It’s just that ‘apple pie filling’ comes closer to describing my mix of apple chunks, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with no sugar, than the word ‘applesauce’ does.
I’ll be DH’s helper next week as he’s taking a few days off to tackle a couple of the bigger chores from his own loong to-do list. – Hey, how come he gets me as his assistant and all I get is a cat? lol. A cat that sheds everywhere, I might add, so I have to carefully clean the floor, yet again, before each painting session.
Anyway, I may not find time to weave for the next while, but blanket making for the foster kids won’t stop. Talk to you again come Monday.