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Not sure about this weather. It went down into the 40s over nignt but this afternoon will be up to 70 degrees.

The trees are shedding leaves at different rates. One sick-a-more is about fully empty of it's leaves but the other sick-a-more has over half of it's leaves still on so while I wait until they ALL FALL OFF, I won't bother raking anything.

The day will be mild this afternoon but it was cool enough overnight to run the space heater.

We have a Dearborn space heater, running from a natural gas line to the living room. It is small but keeps the whole house warm even if the temperature goes down to the 20s. We haven't seen rainfall in over a few months now and we are in a DROUGHT at the moment. I got the garden hose out a few days back and went over the front and back yards enough to keep the plants, the lawn and the trees in good health.

We have to go out on this Saturday, to buy some gas for the car. It is supposed to use Premium unleaded but I buy the mid-grade instead and the car needs a TUNE UP ASAP. The mileage improved after my wife told me she turned off the CRUISE CONTROL. But the rough idle still bothers me.

Maybe that is why I don't like to drive, because our 95 Caddy is old and shaky not new and smooth as a cat's purring.


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Kasman wrote on December 2, 2017, 11:32 AM

Our weather seems stuck in a wet-windy-wet cycle. We have had some frosty mornings in my area but further north there have been significant falls of snow. My wife and i used to run old cars but we got fed up with the repairs bills so we bit the bullet and bought a new car several years ago. Unfortunately, it is now also an old car and is due for replacement which we can't really afford right now. Nobody said life would be easy! emoticon :smile:

Last Edited: December 2, 2017, 11:33 AM

MegL wrote on December 2, 2017, 2:27 PM

You are quite a bit warmer than over here. Our weather is pretty much like Kasman 's, though maybe we are a LITTLE warmer on this side of the North Channel.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 3, 2017, 7:08 PM

Well one advantage is, from driving a rough sounding car, you can't fall asleep at the wheel very easily.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 3, 2017, 7:09 PM

My sisters both live up north in Indiana and Michigan, where the weather is always colder, so much colder than Texas could ever be. We had a White Christmas every December. I can still remember waking up at night and going outside and seeing the snowflakes falling then waking up the next day to knee high deep snow.