This past weekend we had the most wonderfu guests. Graduate students from MIT coming back to visit their alma mater - Cornell. All were very polite, and very nice folks. You are welcome back anytime - safe travels to all of you!
The first real signs of winter showed up this weekend. White flakes of snow busily dancing around the yard but not quite making to the grass before they melted. There was a serious frost though and I actually had to put some salt on the front steps so we would not be airborne running down. The first year we built the steps, I went sailing down and bounced all the way down the stoop - no fun even though I had a good laugh at the bottom - mostly out of relief that I was still in one piece!
We are very grateful that Hurrican Sandy did not have any serious impact up here in central NY. Prayers and postive thoughts go out to all those near the coastline that were no so lucky. My daughter is supposed to start a new job at a nature preserve in New Jersey but it is under water right now. Hoping the animals are ok and the perserve can bounce back quickly... On a positive note, the extra rain we did get up here in NY was desperately needed since it was such a dry summer. This is great for all the plants and animals up here. The pond seems to have come up a little which is good for the fish.
Blessings and Light to all of you.
Deb and Russell.