Here in wet Seattle, we use the precious dry days to get yard jobs done. With several dry days in a row, Tom finally got a chance to get out and spread the pile of leaves he had delivered several weeks ago. Now everything is bedded down for the winter. I got out this morning and raked the lawn, so at least until the next big storm everything is looking tidy.
We really haven't had a freeze yet, just a bit of frost on the roof tops, so things are blooming, like the winter jasmine
There is still some color in the garden.
With the yard work done for now, Tom has turned his attention to getting Christmas lights up. Stringing up the maple tree is a big job.
He got this done today.
Yesterday he took the blower up on the roof to clean off all the tree debris, and then he got the house lights up.
On Cyber Monday, I cleaned house, researched gifts and shopped on line, ran some errands, and got the dining room decorated. This is my Scandinavian theme room, with hearts and straw ornaments and the goat and pig.
First thing this morning I called Yamaha back, actually returning a call I missed Monday afternoon. It took a bit of waiting on hold, but I finally got through to the tech guy at level 2, the "escalated" level, and together we "fixed" the iPod problem with the new stereo system.
So this afternoon, as I baked the next batch of cookies, the house was filled with Christmas music.
The rain is scheduled to return tomorrow afternoon. By then we should have the rest of the outdoor lights up.
These have been good days.