Saturday, April 20, 2019

Did I miss fall or something?

Say it ain’t so.

That’s the feeling that overcame me Sunday morning as I headed off to church and large snow flurries were covering my vehicle.

By the time I came out of church nearly three hours later, the ground was pretty much white.

“Wait a minute,” I thought to myself, “It’s only Oct. 14. What on earth is going on here?”

So much for my planned afternoon family outing at the apple orchard. I’ve been getting the mouth watering taste of fresh apples dancing around in my mouth for weeks now. Leave it to Mother Nature to ruin a good thing.

I’m definitely not prepared for this early onslaught of winter.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been struggling with getting a new air conditioner installed. Don’t even get me going on that as I dealt with the installer for two solid months to get it up and ready (for the 2019 cooling season by now).

To make matters worse when the installer came about a month ago, he took down my furnace without my knowledge. So when the temperatures dipped drastically about two weeks ago, guess what? No heat!

My daughter did not appreciate a house without heat. We froze together for days, especially last week. One night we huddled by the fireplace for most of the night just to keep warm. The fireplace never felt so good in our house as it did that night.

Finally, on Friday morning, the furnace got patched back together, and our house has heat again. I’ve never seen my daughter in such tizzy over having warmth.

Oh yes, we now have our air conditioning supply for next year’s heat.

So I’ve survived a week with no heat, snow and apples no where in sight. What else can go wrong? Wait. Don’t answer that. I’m afraid of what I’ll hear.

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. It seems I found many of those days clumped together over the past couple weeks.

Last week’s dreary, cool and overall yucky weather definitely took a toll on me. It just isn’t supposed to be this way—at least this early in the season. It’s amazing how the weather affects attitudes and moods.

I hope we can at least enjoy some autumn weather yet before the snow really flies and sticks for good. I’m not ready for winter by any means.

Note: it’s time for me to go in hot pursuit of tracking down fall weather that’s bearable and won’t agitate my state of mind!

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