Back to the Grind
Leo, in Los Angeles, ready to watch the game on TV
After a fantastic Duck win over Stanfurd - and
another huge tailgate party, we returned home Sunday morning to a cold
house, stacks of mail, our election ballots and our property tax bill.
Oregon is a 100% vote-by-mail state. For years now, we receive our
ballots in the mail several weeks before an election and they must be
received (not postmarked) by election day. A few days prior to
the deadline, several drive-through drop-off locations pop-up for
convenience, which we had to use for the first time. This year,
Oregonians are voting if food labels should declare if the item
was produced with genetically modified organisms.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
So now we begin our annual round of doctor and dentist
appointments, car tune-ups and office organization before we flock south
for another winter in
DON'T FORGET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!
And what a mess we found in our field from last week's wind storm.
Branches flew off trees and blew a hundred of feet into the middle of
our field. So happy I was not here to witness that storm. I still
Columbus Day Storm, and I was only in second grade when it blew into
Salem, Oregon. Wind storms blow. (I'm so funny.)
DON'T FORGET TO LAUGH!
Fall arrived to Oregon while we were away. The trees have turned and the
leaves are falling.
Some of our 20-year-old landscaping had become quite a
bit over-grown. I like the "natural" look in landscaping, but our house
was getting to the point of resembling Sleeping Beauty's castle after
100 years. While we were on this RV trip, we hired our landscaper to
remove a few massive plants and replant with smaller shrubs. Probably
will have to hire him again in twenty years to do the same thing?
And the gardener thought we needed a little color, so
planted this pretty maple.
DON'T FORGET TO RAKE THE LEAVES!
You didn't think I was only going to post a photo of Leo, did
Lucy is already ten weeks old! Smiling all the time -
especially at her Big Brother.
DON'T FORGET TO CALL YOUR BUBBE!
That's it from around here! Hope you are all enjoying a pretty fall and
are getting ready to hit the road south in your RV as well.
Until my next update, I remain, your busy correspondent.
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