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  •  I am worn out (4+ / 0-)
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    I relooked at the 7 day forecast here and Tuesday night is 32 and Wednesday night is 31. I ran around gathering everything to get in the house and basement. I'm still not finished but every muscle in my body is aching.
    I'll shower and then have a glass of wine. It will help with the pain and other things ......

    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/...

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    •  Turning colder (4+ / 0-)
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      estreya, Missys Brother, jayden, mikidee

      here, too.  

      I already took care of the potted annuals last weekend.  

      The houseplants are making their way indoors now.  Some are inside, and some are moved onto the screen porch and will go inside tomorrow.  Two of the three kinds of Christmas cacti are covered with big, swollen colored-up buds!

      Starting tomorrow night, the nighttime temps this week are supposed to go into the mid and upper 30s.  

      I have Thursday off, and the forecast right now for that day is a 50% chance of a rain/snow mix with a high of 45°.  The coldest day of the week.  Brrr.  I plan to do leaves that day.  Sounds like I'm going to need mittens!

      •  I've done leaves twice (4+ / 0-)
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        welso, estreya, jayden, mikidee

        and still will have to do them two or three more times. There are way too many for me to wait and do it once.
        I still have a lot of plants outside in water gardens, in window boxes that need to be dug up, etc etc. I hate when it gets down to the wire and I have to use a flashlight that last night.

        •  There really haven't been (4+ / 0-)
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          enough leaves on the ground to do them until now.  They've been slow to color up and drop this year.

          The city doesn't start picking them up until next week, so there also hasn't been much point in getting them to the curb just yet.  Didn't want Mt. Leaf sitting there smothering the tree lawn.

          I will end up doing the front yard two or three times.  The city will do two pickups.

          The back yard will get done later since the trees back there drop later.  I'll probably do the back yard two or three times, depending on how much I stay on top of it.  

          This year, I bought a leaf shredder that I plan to use in the back yard so I can compost the leaves for use in the garden. In years past, I've always piled the leaves from the back yard onto a big tarp that I'd use to drag them to the tree lawn and roll them all up onto the top of Mt. Leaf for the city to pick up.  I won't miss taking all those tarp-loads of leaves to the curb!

          •  I always put the leaves in the woods next to me (4+ / 0-)
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            except the one year I thought it would be easier to put them along the road for the Town to vacuum. We had early snows and the Town didn't come by until the spring! I hated looking at it all winter and said never again.

            •  Next to me? (4+ / 0-)
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              Fence, fence, fence.  Neighbor, neighbor, neighbor.  Oh, and the street.  Sigh, nowhere to go. (I would love some woods!)

              Anyway, the city has been really good about picking up the leaves.  If it isn't dry enough to use the vacuum, they bring out the bulldozers and dump trucks.  An army of guys with leaf blowers and rakes move the leaves off the tree lawns and into the street where the construction equipment comes by and scoops them up.  

              Only one time in 15 years has some leaves spent some period of time buried under snow, and when there was a thaw, the city came by and got them; didn't wait until spring.

    •  Be forewarned GUG (4+ / 0-)
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      estreya, Missys Brother, kishik, mikidee

      Just like condoms there's never a guarantee.

    •  I can't believe how suddenly the (5+ / 0-)
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      Cold is descending! We're supposed to get one night of below 40 degree weather... With the rest in the low 40s... So i am okay with most of my stuff outdoors since it isn't a freeze or frost. Gah... But it does mean moving things around (again) in the back porch to settle the stuff I need to drag inside.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:26:52 AM PDT

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      •  oh it's coming young lady (4+ / 0-)
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        estreya, kishik, jayden, welso

        I'm barely north of you and it will arrive by weeks end. Remember the little hen baking bread story? Get ready .......

        •  Nope... (4+ / 0-)
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          jayden, estreya, Missys Brother, welso

          I'm not gonna be as cold as you're getting.  Not freezing yet!!

          I can usually keep the olive tree out until it gets down to freezing during the day.  That's when I gotta pull that in!!

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 03:47:03 PM PDT

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          •  the weather forecast (4+ / 0-)
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            welso, estreya, kishik, jayden

            is just all over the map for this week. Everything left outside that still needs to come inside is either under the apple tree or on the side porch so a light frost won't hurt anyone.
            Looking forward to a frost though for the kale and collar greens to liven up and kill the insects.

            •  Yes... (4+ / 0-)
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              Like the mosquitos that are still out there! Aghhh.

              All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

              by kishik on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:08:11 PM PDT

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