Posted by: Kim | October 10, 2008


Well, we knew this would be coming—a drastic temperature shift that lets you know that fall has truly arrived.  I’m sure there are a number of you out there that live with seasons like this on a regular basis, but I have to admit that our San Diego blood is still trying to adjust to this:

That first number on the top left?  That’s the outside temperature at 9:07pm last night.  Yup—37 degrees!  Brrrrr!!!  I checked the history this morning and our official low here on the hill was 34 degrees last night.  The pugs are finding their post-meal walks to be a bit chilly for them as well.  The first thing Piccolo does after coming in the house is run straight for the corner of the couch so he can curl up by the pillow to warm up.  I’m actually considering making him a sweater, poor thing.

So, what do you eat when the weather turns cold?  Homemade chicken noodle soup!

I made up a pot of this last night, since the market had a great deal on chicken scraps for stock.  Some warm sourdough bread and a bowl of soup sure beats back the cold!

The transition to becoming Oregonians continues.  Both DH and I successfully passed our Oregon Driver’s License knowledge test (DH also had to get his motorcycle endorsement, so he had it worse).  Two of the cars either have plates changed or are in transition (the Maxima is waiting for its new Oregon State University plates).  The Harley and Boxster still have to be changed.  Plus we still have Kato’s two vehicles to change for him since his job has had him out of the country since the move.  With so many vehicles, it’s a blessing that Oregon doesn’t charge for tags based on the vehicle sale price like California.  Unless you get custom plates, it’s the same flat fee for a 2-year period.  Granted, we’re still having to pay for title changes on each one of them, but in the end we’re still coming out ahead compared to California prices.

Still not much knitting going on, so my poor sister is still waiting for her gift.  I really need to get on that project this weekend!

Today’s agenda includes prepping the wood stove for use starting tonight.  We’ve run the furnace the last day or two, but we’re ready to get the stove going to keep the power bill down to a managable level.  It’s forecast to get into the upper 20’s the next couple of nights.  More brrrrrr!!!!



  1. Cute post! How is the wood stove working out?

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