It’s cooling off, finally. I left all the windows open last night and when I came downstairs the kitchen was actually too cold. It’s still warm upstairs, though. The floorplan upstairs is convoluted and twisting and it doesn’t cool down easily. I occupy myself constantly thinking about which walls to knock out. Actually, if the windows across the back wall actually opened that would help everything.
It’s a puzzle.
It has been nice, though, to walk around after dark when it’s warm. People are out and the campus and downtown seem more alive than at any other time of year. I finally realize that October is the month when people are outside at night.
Tomorrow I’m going to attack the garden and figure what needs to be done now, before the winter. We need to fix the path to the compost bin. K refuses to have garden shoes and complains bitterly when his feet get wet taking out the compost. So we need a better path. (I’m acting quickly, before he moves the bin to the driveway — his plan.) We need to expand the back bed, and also expand the patio where the fire pit is so people sitting there don’t suddenly disappear into the grass, which has happened. This will involve moving some grass around, which is okay. And then I need to think about what to plant before the rain. And if to move the gigantic maneating Cecile Brunner rose, which is not “nearly thornless” as that link seems to think. I really ought to put that last gate in, too, to keep the deer out.
So, there you have it.