Friday, October 2, 2009

It is officially winter in Wisconsin

Not really, winter isn't 'official' until December 21st, even though it's already down to 50 degrees. Yes, I'm abusing the word 'officially,' not unlike those who misuse the word 'literally'..."I'm telling you, I was so embarassed I literally DIED!"  You know who you are.  English language lesson aside, I wanted to take this opportunity to bid a sad goodbye to my beloved patio:
Well, at least to the umbrella and seat cushions which have already been brought in for the season, tiki torches, hibiscus tree, and our annuals.  We may still drag the cushions out for some firepit gatherings, but for the most part this party is over.  The hibiscus will spend the winter in our house until next spring, however our house will be only marginally warmer than the outside chilly since I'm an extreme miser with the heat. We usually keep it around 55 degrees while we're sleeping and away from the house, which is most of the time.  So maybe this is a permanent goodbye for Ms. Hibiscus.  We'll see if she toughs it out!  
ps - don't worry, we have snuggies   


  1. I love your blog and your sense of humor. You would fit right in at my house! Your furbabies are beautiful. I have Max's twin, however mine is about 14 years old and grouchy! Your house is and will be beautiful. I envy you the space in your kitchen. You did an excellent job in the dining room.
    Any leftover paint or building materials can be donated to your local Habitat for Humanity. The donation is tax deductible I believe.
    Good luck you two. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you, Patricia! I hadn't thought about donating paint and building materials to Habitat, thanks for the tip. I donate my time on the builds every summer, but I will have to look into where to drop my extra supplies. I would also love to read your blog if you could send me an invite! operagirl79 at


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