October through December, 2009

Do not get the idea from the previous two pictures the weather had returned to “normal.” We had many cold, drizzly days and the end of October brought more below-freezing highs. On the 28th we woke to 9" of new snow, rekindling the debate over putting the plow and chains on the big truck, a prospect that involves a lot of crawling about under the truck. We usually do this the week before Thanksgiving and don't remove them until April or May. As a concession, Gary put Blizzaks on the Highlander.

The spate of bad weather meant no progress on landscaping for the month of October. Quite a contrast from last year, when we purposely delayed landscaping tasks to the end of November.