Autumn has arrived here in coastal Delaware although the temperature today was supposed to be a high of 84 which is somewhat warm for October. Pumpkins are cheerfully spreading their color throughout a local pumpkin patch that I drove by today. It made me happy just to see it.
We are very busy -- my husband is building another mega-house for a client. It has been a struggle getting it past local town regulations since it is on a canal and larger in height than is usually allowed, therefore needed a variance. He thinks he may retire after this house. At 72 it may be time.
I am busy preparing for our annual Realtors' auction in which we raise money to help provide a happy Christmas for needy children. Our theme is "Winter Wonderland By The Sea." We will use loaned Christmas trees with white lights and centerpieces of seashells and "snow." We have a very limited budget for decorations so I don't know how much of a "wonderland" it will be!
I attended an Argentine Tango weekend workshop last month and have another one in a few weeks. I have never done this before and I signed up and went alone. My husband is not a dancer and since his fall off his boat this summer he is still limping around. The dance classes were tons of fun -- what a beautiful dance.
We are also in the process of moving to a smaller home not far away. I am trying to get up the momentum to pack. I am a clutterer and a collector which makes it difficult. I am also running into a problem getting boxes from the local liquor stores. They used to provide an unlimited amount of boxes needed for packing. Now they don't seem to want to give more than a few at a time. Other stores crush them as they discard them. The last time we moved we had movers do it, although I did the packing. For some reason (husband's decision) we are doing it ourselves with the assistance of his employees. I don't know how I got all this stuff in this house when we moved here fifteen years ago. What a nightmare!
Hope you are all having a happy October!