Ready for Winter

Changes in season are always fun.  The first real change of season in a new place, especially the first autumn, is always a little intimidating.  We know that it will be cold here, just a question of how cold and when.  We (I) did not find a building contractor to improve the insulation under our bedroom, and even though its still mostly above freezing at night, it gets very cold in our bedroom.  We can fix it with a space heater, but it still is inefficient and stupid.  I don’t like either one.

Adjustment to life here has been rather easy overall.  Our dog has adjusted well to staying at home.  Our cat is doing well, Our jobs are usually easy, the usual rural surgery combination of terrific boredom and sudden terror.  Saving money here is easy, as there are no restaurants here that are expensive, and most commodities are reasonably priced.  Our biggest utilities expense are actually phone and media expenses, and we could, of course, just to to the Loaded Toad and check email once a day.  Most of the people are nice here, at least superficially.  Of course, when you are new in town, you never know what people are really saying.

This blog will try to capture some of the things that I see and do here, some of my thoughts.  I’ll try not to make it too boring, but that is the nature of my life now.  I’ll try to find some pictures from time to time.


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