The time has come. Winter is slowly creeping its way toward us. Last year, it came the same time. We’ve already had some good freezes — just enough to kill the garden off for good and also to drive me nuts while scraping my windshield in the morning. Today I left work at 4pm so I could get some stuff done around the house. I turned off and drained the sprinklers and winterized the swamp cooler. I replaced the furnace filters last week and it’s actually been on every night for a week.
I’m not excited about the increased energy costs that come with winter. Our summer bills are very cheap but our winter ones (mostly gas) skyrocket. We could help ourselves with more energy efficient windows but that’s an expense we’re not willing to finance. Gotta save up some more money!
However, we also want to finish the basement. And the garage. And re-align the sprinklers in the backyard. And buy a mountain bike. And travel to the Caribbean. Anyway…this list will never end. Sigh.