Another beautiful fall day in Sparta. I’ve spent the morning outside sitting on the porch enjoying the nice weather. I had a couple of gardening chores to finish I did not have time to do yesterday afternoon. Colin enjoys being outside with me, lying in the grass watching me work. As long as I take a few minutes to throw the ball once in awhile he is a happy dog.
I work at the Friends bookstore this afternoon.
Gym this morning. I stopped at the garden store to pick up a couple of mums for the front. They had some very nice looking flats of winter pansies. I picked up one to get me started. I need to head back into town this afternoon to get the oil changed in the HHR. In between I have some gardening chores in addition to planting the new flowers.
Household cleaning chores this morning. We have kit stuff to work on this afternoon. The cows have returned to the pasture behind the house after a summer vacation in the pasture on the other side of the hill.
The weather remains very pleasant…warm, dry, and not very windy.
Today is the Mountain Heritage Festival in downtown Sparta. I signed up to work in the museum from 10 – 1:30. We also had a tent on the sidewalk outside the museum where we were selling local history publications, cakes, brownies, and drinks. Bob went along with me and worked at the ham radio booth. One of the ladies working the tent gave me a break mid-morning to give me a chance to walk around. Main street and several side streets are blocked off for pedestrians to roam around. There were tents for crafts, food vendors, non-profits, etc. The entertainment stage was set up across the street from the museum.
We got lucky with the weather. It’s sunny and warm and not windy with little or no chance of rain this afternoon. It runs until 5 but we left as soon as we both finished up our shifts. Attendance was looking good when we left.
I am reading Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh.
Gym, library, and grocery store this morning. We have kit projects lined up for the remainder of the day. Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures have returned.
A trip down to Winston this morning leaving here at 8:15. I had several errands to take care of before getting to Frances and Al’s around 11:15 to drop off some things for them and pick up some things for me. From there I went uptown to meet Lori, Tina, and Karin for lunch. From lunch I made a quick Costco stop to pick up a couple of things then headed home.
Although I hit a couple of rain showers on the way down and when I arrived in Winston it soon cleared up and was a nice enough day for us to eat outside at Jeffrey Adams for lunch. It’s a bit cooler and windier up here.
Gym this morning. Today is mostly cloudy and cool. We may see some low 70’s by the weekend. At least we have a dry day to give Colin his outdoor play times. He was not a happy camper yesterday. Bob has kit projects for me to work on today.
As Irma heads west into Tennessee we are getting outer rain bands and lots of wind. We’ve only had a little over 1.7 inches of blowing rain but it’s a nasty day.
I am working at the Friends bookstore this afternoon.
I am reading The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd.
Gym this morning. I have a Friends of the Library meeting at 1pm. Rain and wind bands from Irma should start to reach us by this afternoon.
Happy 34th anniversary to Bob.
Frances and Al came up yesterday morning. While I worked on my projects Al tilled the garden and planted a crop of turnips. After he finished with the garden he helped me with my weeding project and a couple of other odds and ends things that needed done outside. We went to dinner at Mt. Surf.
This morning Al and Bob put up the shelving in the food room. I put out my fall decorations while they worked on that project. They left a little while ago to head back down to Winston.