What a month! First the kids were sick, then I was sick, and now… No photos today, because our computer, along with the rest of the house, has no power. We lost power shortly after I published this post, and no news yet on when we’ll get it back. Our freezer food is mostly lost, but we salvaged most of the fridge. So long as our pipes don’t freeze, I’ll be happy.
Saturday’s storm wreaked havoc on our town. Most people have no power, and there are at least four trees downing wires within a quarter mile of our house. Even the stop lights have no power! Our neighbor had a tree blocking their driveway. Luckily our one downed tree fell across our yard, not our house!
One very nice thing happened this month: Johnny is thoroughly enjoying school! Emma also continues to enjoy kindergarten, and Lily has decided that having me all to herself in the morning has its benefits.
Looking at October goals, I had to laugh at “enjoy fall in New England”. I did enjoy fall weather, so long as the weather resembled fall! The leaves were stunning this month, and I hope to enjoy them into November.
The leaves were, of course, the main reason Saturday’s storm was so destructive. Six inches of snow wouldn’t typically be problematic in our area, but six inches weighing down trees already heavy with leaves was too much for the trees to hold, and so they fell, bringing power lines down with them.
I did some menu planning, largely in the form of making lists of foods we could make and then picking from those lists what I wanted to make each night. That seems to work better for me than having a set menu for each day of the week. Or maybe that’s just a way of excusing my laziness in not formatting set lists…
I’m sorry to say I never took Lily to the library. I’ll try to do that in November, once our library re-opens.
I’m setting only two goals for November:
- Prepare Christmas gifts so we can thoroughly enjoy December. Target Area: gratitude and peace
- Clean up storm damage. Target Area: health