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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It's that time of year. Making the transition into the winter season. Just moved the ice box out to the front porch tonight - no more ice purchases for 4 months. The chilly overnight temperatures will keep the food fresh. Reckon I will extract the swamp cooler tomorrow.
Another batch of solar bread went into the oven this morning. Just as I plopped 'em in, another chili cookoff crew came in for a visit and tour. My friends Curtis and Melissa came out for their second visit (they were here last year on November 5th) and brought some Odessites - my new best friends Carl and Melinda. The only thing better than getting visitors out here is getting return visitors. They were a bit disappointed that Benita wasn't here this trip, but Mr. Floppy came in for a snack and a photo op.
Late this afternoon, Benita appeared on the horizon and decided to make an appearance - a bit too late for the visitors. Nice to see the old girl again. Pretty windy today so she dined in the great hall that will be the greenhouse courtyard. 67,78,40.0,W