We were suppose to go up to the property this past weekend. :( That didn't happen. Time and lack of money. ( our credit union was suppose to have a nice merge.... it turned out to be a hostile takeover) The lack of money was simply because we couldn't access our funds. Going on week 2 of this nonsense. I can go to the bank and get some but we have no cards. So our trip had to be canceled.
Things have gotten a little bit busier around here. I'm back to work. Its just part time. But we needed the money as University monster hasn't been able to find a job and we are footing the bill. Always money. I don't know if its the root of all evil or just the greatest motivator in the world. Any who!!! I have been employed by a laboratory to work in a doctors office taking samples. Very Gross, but thanks for asking! :)
Grim has been working 6 days a week and almost 12 hour days. When he is home, we try very hard to get the house ready for winter. One day we went though and cut all the dead and overhanging branches from the trees. We only have 3 trees and it took 4 loads in the back of the pickup to the dump. I guess that was a neglected task.. Its done now. Then we went though another day and emptied out the pots that have veggies in them. Also got all of the summer stuff put at the storage unit. The outside is almost done. We just need to cut the grass 1 more time and get the leaves up and grass seed down.
Its strange but now that I'm back to work, I have a bug to get stuff done and I'm doing it. I actually took apart my windows and washed them. Yes, I still hate housework. No, not really sure what's going on! All but 3 windows have been closed up for winter. They should be done by next week. My living room has been cleaned and dusted. I got the new rods so I could add the winter curtains. They are tied up on the sides patiently waiting for the snow to fly.
Speaking of snow, Grim said on his way to work the other morning it was sleeting. I'm thinking there will be snow on the ground by Halloween. Its not a far stretch. We are getting down into the 40's at night and the highs of 60's during the day. Once again this year, I'm going to hold out as long as I can before I turn the heat on. Last year I made it to.... the middle of November last year. I'm hoping to make it that long again.
This year we are going to be getting a dehumidifier. For whatever reason, our home gets very humid in the winter and then the windows get steamy and every Spring I have to scrap paint and paint to get rid of the mold that has made its appearance over the Winter.
With it being October, I of course needed to get my butt in gear. I was only able to can up 1 bushel of tomatoes and 1 bushel of corn was cobbed and put into the freezer. So that left lots of gaps that needed to be filled. So I got 2 more bushels of tomatoes ( all turned into puree ). The peppers are being cleaned and cut and dropped into the freezer. The carrots, potatoes and onions will be stored along with the squash. The apples which are not pictured will be turned into sauce. The eggplant was used as a base for pasta sauce. Eggplant, peppers, onion, garlic and some extra tomato puree was all cooked down, then bagged and frozen.