I walked out to get the mail and was hit by something wet falling from the sky. RAIN!!! I haven't tried to figure out how many months since we've had rain and I'm glad to see it even if it is pretty cold.
The interstates through the Sierras have already been closed at the higher elevations, and I'm glad no one I know is trying to travel across the mountains. I wouldn't want to be on any roads over the holiday. I'm so glad I was able to have the family reunion earlier in November when the weather was really nice.
I wonder what will happen in my garden with the cold rain - I'm sure the moisture will be welcome, and the plants are all cool weathr plants, but I don't know about cold weather. I don't think it will get down anywhere near freezing yet.
I've been looking forward to having a fire in my fireplace most every evening, and bought a big box of Duraflame logs for this purpose. I don't want to use real wood logs as I know they send sparks up the chimney, and with Sacramento not having rain for the past 9 or 10 months, I wouldn't dare attempt it. I have used Duraflame logs for years and this is the first time I have noticed a strong chemical smell emanating from them during the entire time they are burning. If anyone knows of a brand that doesn't emit a chemical odor, I would like to know of it.
I'm not yet back into the habit of blogging, but I'll get used to it I hope. Finding a topic to blog about when I'm mostly stuck at home with Rocky doesn't make it any easier to write about what's happening with me. I did get to shop at Costco over the weekend, and I was astounded at the rise in prices! In many cases where two boxes, cans, bottles, etc. were always packed together they are now split and you get one item for the price you once paid for two. With the coffee beans, I noticed the packages are smaller. I'm sure it will get worse over time. Hang in there, folks!
That's all for now. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day.
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