“It” is coming. Winter. Winter is coming and when it does, it won't care if you have the patio furniture put away.
What do you have left to do? For me: one more bagging of leaves. The trees are still hanging in there. In fact, as much as I love fall, I wouldn't mind if the leaves would just all drop now so I can get it done!
Oh, and Christmas lights find their way onto the list too. But the older I get, the less I seem to put up. It used to take a day or two of prep and then two good afternoons to get all the lights up. One year (midst a light war with a neighbor in Mantador), my electric bill went up $350. Hey, but it was a good war. Other people wanted in on the action and were coming by to donate lights!
And, while I never thought I would “go south” for the winter when (or if) I retire; now I could see it. Although, I don't think I could leave until after Christmas. After all, there has to be some ice fishing and late season pheasant hunting. I still have my priorities.
Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I hope you enjoy the season we are in right now. Remember, “it” is coming. For me, that means bagging leaves, pulling out Christmas lights and cheering on a hopeless Vikings team against a pretty darn good Packer team.