Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's Going Right

Fall is definitely setting in around here with cool nights and mild days. This is the first year I can remember in a while though that it seems like we've actually had a true fall --- where the temps didn't go straight from hotter-than-hades to cold-as-a-you-know-what in a matter of days.

The fabulous temps are having a positive effect on my power bill. Well, I hope it is, I haven't gotten the bill yet. But I really think it must be having a good effect because we haven't turned the AC on except once this month. Same goes with the heat --- we've only had one morning where it was cold enough inside the house when I woke up that I was tempted to turn the heat on.We got through that though and as of yet, I still haven't turned it on!

The good temperatures have also made it possible to continue to air dry our clothes. Four and a half months and I still haven't turned the dryer on! I'm still not sure how long I'll be able to continue that once the really cold weather comes into play. Space is very limited inside for air drying and I don't exactly relish the thought of CONSTANTLY having clothes hanging all over the house. However, I'll experiment with it some and see how much tolerance I do have!

We've also had enough rain this month that I haven't needed to water my gardens outside. My fall bloomers are doing great without any help from me. Given the astronomical costs of water and sewer service around here, that is a definite blessing!

With grocery prices constantly rising, utility rates rising, and the absolutely wicked costs of Princess Penelope's senior year, I'm completely thankful that the weather, at least, is giving me a break!

Y'all have a fabulous weekend! I'm going to hang some clothes up to dry!


  1. Enjoy the great weather...and don't forget to do some fun stuff that comes with Fall....pumpkins, apple cider, corn mazes.....

  2. No furnace on here yet either, though when I drove Michael to work this morning it was only 7c. And rainy all day, blechh! Lots more rain and cool temps in the forecast too so not sure if I'll make it to the end of the month before turning on the furnace or not...sure hope I do!