First things first: Apologies to email readers and RSS subscribers that I keep hitting publish before titling posts!
If I’m honest, things are not going great with the insulation. Actually, if I’m honest, things are not going at all. It was 70 degrees (21 C) here today – 70! In November! – it wasn’t raining, and we’re looking at rain followed by snow for the next few days. Perhaps we’ll get around to the important stuff inside when we don’t have such a fetching reason to be outside.
After lunch today, we hit the road with trails in mind. We didn’t have a specific destination in mind, just that we didn’t want to go too far afield, and I wanted water views. We cruised around the base of the Old Mission Peninsula, speculating about which houses that we cannot possibly afford would be well-suited for future purchase…after we’ve made our millions 😉 We ended up at the trails on the far side of Haserot Beach, way up on the tippy-top of the OMP.
It was a great choice. We hadn’t been there since June 2011: it was the first hike I took on my fresh-from-cast ankle, and it was nice to return when I didn’t have to watch my steps so carefully. It felt more like June than November today, but the scenery looked the part. The trail winds through brown, grassy meadows, into leafless forest, and down to the lake. The sun glowed intermittently through the patchy clouds, before diving behind a thick bank, which sucked all color from the sunset.
The wind is gusting ferociously now, blowing in unpleasant weather. I’m glad we grabbed a few good hours while we could. Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have insulation to install 🙂