Well, this month is going by as fast as September did. Crazy.
We've had mild (coolish side) days and some brisk nights dipping into the high 30s. Last night it dipped a little lower:
There is also a very light frost. Will be interesting how the annuals fared later in the day.
Mild days/nights in the next 4-5 day forecast so if anything got toasted, outside chores won't be all that uncomfortable.
Speaking of comfort, so many big-ticket expenses this year forced me to cancel another big ticket item. Namely, the sagging front bay window. This window was sagging when I bought the house in 2002 and the darn thing has always slipped to the bottom of the expense list every since.
This year was the year! I had the $$. I had the motivation! Then one thing after another was prioritized: Our private road needed to be regraded/repaved. $$$ The R/O water system which had never recovered from the breakdown in 2015 needed to be replaced. $$ The car took another couple checks. $$ And now the dying/dead ash trees need to come down before they fall down. $$$
So the bay window and getting the driveway sealed -- off the list this year.
Plastic over the window was not cutting it. The leakage at the window is so much so that strong winds actually pop the plastic right off the tape. This year - I went radical and totally foamed up the sashed into place.
I will still have to put plastic over the windows to prevent condensation since the glass itself is no longer insulated between.
One thing I noticed right off the bat yesterday - I'm getting a lot less outside noise.
Supposed to be a harsh winter this year. Last nights earlier-than-traditional date freeze seems to indicate such. Hope the foam helps.
Meanwhile, after over 3 weeks, I'm still recovering from the biop. When I went back Monday, the surgeon said he's not seen these kind of problems that I'm having before. What's he doing? "We'll look at you again in 2 weeks."