Fall has always been my favorite season. It’s a time to begin the shutdown of summer activities and hibernate and rest for a time before we jump into the holiday season.
There’s a quiet change of cool in the air, new colors in the trees, and a signal to slow down a bit.
This week, we put away the patio decor and started the process of winterizing the pool. It looks a little bare out back, and I admit I miss being able to go out to the patio for a quiet moment or two. I also miss the sound of the grandkids playing in the pool.
Preparing for winter in North Dakota is different than in California. You don’t just leave outdoor stuff outside here unless you think it can weather being buried in snow.
We totally enjoyed our stay in South Dakota last week. Admittedly, we were tourists. We went to some of the attractions, but mainly we just enjoyed being in the beautiful hills.
We did a little antique browsing and came home with a vintage water pump in the Camry.
It’s funny how your perspective on decorating changes.
In our now North Dakota eyes, that pump is just what we’ve been looking for to add to our yard. Now, if we can just find a vintage plow or wagon, we will be set.
We’ve learned the value of things from our past.
Re-purposed items are kind of a big deal now. Things once tossed aside are now sought after commodities.
When I first moved back to California about 17 years ago, I became reacquainted with old friends and I also made some new ones.
I feel blessed that one of those new friends was Larry Yeghoian. Larry was the go-to guy that could be counted on to help if he could.
I was saddened to hear recently that he has passed.
In going, Larry will be remembered as one of the good guys. Those of us who knew him were indeed blessed.
He will be missed.
In our lifetime, we are given opportunities to make a difference. We never know how what we do may influence another.
We can learn a lesson from my friend Larry and others like him who can be counted on.
Life is good today.
— Contact Kathy at email@example.com or PO Box 838, Beach, ND 58621.