A new autumn has arrived! I'm usually not much for rushing the seasons;
however, since the end of the year will bring us an end to Ranger's current,
and thankfully last deployment, I say... Bring on autumn and the holidays!
But for now... What is green today won't be so green in a few weeks!
Pretty soon the view from our front door will look more like this!
But until it does... We're going to enjoy the
last moments and colors of summer!
While the view from my kitchen window still include leaves!
And, lush, green grass!
And, critters who are preparing for the next season to come...
All very busy getting their fill now!
Yup! Summer is on its way out for sure now... Last night we closed the pool!
And, a chilly rain forced me off the grill
to finish our dinner filets on the stove...
Making it really official!
The end of summer also means it's time for
the next round of home improvements!
You may remember that last spring, this bathroom
upstairs was on my hit-list. We took it from this...
And... Although I may have promised that it was the
last room in the house I felt needed updating, there
was still the matter of the carpeting in my map room!
Yes, I picked it out... Yes, that was less than three years ago and, yes... 300 square
feet of Shaw's best carpet with installation did cost double what hardwood flooring
would have cost me. And yet, hardwood is what I want now! So, I took a huge risk...
Clearing out all my treasures... Because it exposed what someone
quickly said might be a slight candle addiction. Fortunately I was
able to explain that this is just a lack of adequate storage space!
That uncomfortable conversation aside... It was all worth it,
to finally remove all this beautiful, plush white carpeting...
So that the man I love can practice more
of his hardwood flooring installation skills!
One of us is less happy about this than the other... So do wish me luck!