Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 8:41pm

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada & so I am wishing everyone a happy weekend even if you aren't eating turkey. We are having a quiet weekend as our kids are working & won't be joining us. My youngest & his fiancee might be up Wed/Thurs but they are waiting on their final schedules.

This weekend also means the end of cottage season for many & so it's time to get the boat out of the water then close up the cottage. It's great that we get to stay now at the "cottage" all year. We will take our boats out next week so that my DH can winterize them before it gets too cold to work outside. We will also put away the outside furniture & shut up the sunroom until next Spring.

The leaves are beautiful here & we had a great time today out on a local boat cruise. There were 50 of us enjoying the scenery & a lovely buffet lunch. Really made us realize that summer is over, fall is here & that winter is just a short time away.

Dee

 

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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 8:31am

Happy Thanksgiving to you to Dee. "Cottage Season" sounds so romantic.LOL Something out of a novel. How wonderful that you and your dh get to stay there all year.

Our leaves are just now starting to change, but I'm not sure how colorful they will be this year due to all of the rain we've had. There have been some seasons in which they never peak in color and simply fall off without any fanfare.

The falling of the leaves marks the "Battle of the Leaves" for my dh. He's not happy until they are all raked, blown and burned away.LOL

Sharon

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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:55am
Oh yes, the leaf battle. I never know whether my dh will fight it now or wait for Spring. He switches & with 4 acres there are a lot of leaves! He brought himself a UTV this year so I'm thinking the battle will start shortly when the leaves hit the ground. We don't burn a lot of years as there can be burn bans. We have had a lot of rain & so will need to see if they can be burned. The marshmallows are ready though if he lights the fire.

Dee
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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 1:09pm

LOL! We only have 1/3 an acre but it's covered in pine..maple..hickory nut and oak trees. Not only do I have to deal with burning the leaves...I'm constantly trying to avoid the exploding acorns! I do love the smell though. We don't have a fireplace so this is as close as we get.

Sharon

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 1:23pm

Fall is definately in the air here.  We went from mid to upper 70's last week to a high today of 57.  The leaves are beginning to change and are beautiful so far.  The two youngest grands stayed the weekend with us and they got to play with the two young neighbors next door.  I had fun just sitting on my porch watching them on a clear, crisp Sunday afternoon.  I love fall!

Judy

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 2:53pm

We didn't even manage to reach 50 today and will be in the 30's tonight.BRRRR.LOL It's not going to last, but oh my. What a shock to the system. On top of that, it's done nothing but drizzle rain most of the day.

Sharon

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 3:21pm
We have a freeze warning for tonight. I'm glad DH got the lawn mowed yesterday afternoon. I am like you, I hate that drizzle rain more than anything almost!

Judy

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 3:58pm

UGH...the drizzle is so cold. But, it makes my pumpkins on the front porch look more like they should be there.LOL Doesn't seem right to have heat and blaring sun blasting them.

Sharon

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 11:10am
We were to have gotten down to freezing last night but looks like my annuals are still holding up so maybe not. They are calling for temps in the low 50s this week which is a drop from the low 70s last week. I too don't like the fall rain/drizzle.

The leaves though were lovely yesterday as we drove back to the city for Thanksgiving dinner with youngest DS & his future inlaws. Turns out the kids can't come up this week due to work schedules so it was nice to have dinner with them.

Dee
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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 11:28am

I love this time of year! One of the drawbacks though is heating this place. We use only kerosene and right now it's up to $4.19 a gallon! Friday we're going to look at options in the way of propane heaters. Still wish I had a fireplace. :smileysad:

Sharon

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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 10:41am
What about using an infrared heater. We got my mother one last year for Christmas. They don't get hot to the touch but they heat up 1000+ sq ft and don't take much electricity either. She has a fireplace that she uses in the day time but doesn't like to leave a fire burning during the night as the fireplace is downstairs and he bedroom is upstairs.

Judy

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