Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First Cold Front

Well after a rainy day yesterday, a cold front finally managed to push all the way through to south Georgia.  :)

We got up this morning to a temperature of 59 degrees!  Hallelujah!  The first thing we did was open the doors and put on our warm robes. I immediately noticed the very strong fragrance from my blooming Gardenias.  It's almost too fragrant.  The birds are chirping, and the Hummingbirds are buzzing around, and the sun is coming up.  What a beautiful morning

It started cooling off yesterday after the rain quit and we noticed the humidity had dropped.  We do a regular "happy hour" ride on the golf cart  (yes, we drink and drive), and I found I had to put on a sweat shirt and pants to stay warm.  Al called me a wienie, but it was chilly!  Okay, it was only 70 degrees, but with low humidity, it was nippy!

Yesterday was a little bit of a lazy day, but we did manage to accomplish a few things.  We started the morning watching a movie about General Custer.  I have been reading a lot of blogs from people that are in South Dakota (my birth state) and in Custer State Park.  The movie seemed like a good way to refresh my memory on what happened there.  I was not much  into history in school, but I have found the older I get, the more interesting it is.  It was sure a shame what was done to the Indians.

After we watched the movie, I decided to tackle our closet again.  We have WAY too many clothes and although I already went through everything once, it needed more purging.  We have found that we have clothing in the closets in the 3 bedrooms, the motorhome and even storage boxes in the garage.  It makes it very difficult to even know what you have, so I am in the process of finding out.  I counted just the short sleeved t-shirts in Al's side of the closet.  He had 45!  That doesn't count what is in the motor home, or in the boxes in the garage.  That's ridiculous and I don't know how that happened.   We have similar issues with sweat clothes, and I am going to go through them as well.  We like sweats for around the house and campgrounds in the cooler months, but we don't need as many as we have.

I pulled a few things for Good Will and the garage sale, but most of the t-shirts are still in the closet.   I don't know how long we will have this house, but those clothes can easily and quickly go, when needed.  In the meantime, at least I know what's there.

I have to go to the dentist today for a crown, but with the cooler weather, it will be a good day to get some more purging done.


  1. The clothes thing was the hardest for me. What do I need, how much do I need. Purged to the point I may need to get a few things. Sweats are the thing I need more of. Didn't wear them much before but now I want them. :)

  2. 45 is a lot of t-shirts alright! I think I've got about a dozen which seems to work out pretty well for me when we're away. Sounds like your weather is just about perfect now. Our temperatures have been quite nice this week too - around 70F most of the day.

  3. Yep, 45 shirts++ would be tooooo many. I found it difficult to part with clothes that were close to new. Unless you are a fashionista, it doesn't take a lot of clothes for this lifestyle. However, it does take clothes for the various changes of temperature.

    Good luck at the dentist!

  4. Angela and I have talked about what we can take and how much clothing we need.I don't need much a small suit case for me and 6 for her.

    Have a good week..

  5. I don't have that problem at least. I rarely buy anything and neither does Craig. In fact I may have to buy us some new duds to go on the road with so we look presentable!

  6. I was the same way with history at school. Found it too boring, but now I love it, especially when I am at a place where the history was created.

    We find that we wear the same pieces of clothing over and over again while fulltiming so really you don't need a lot. We put some of the newer stuff into storage (not much) and when we wear our other stuff out and we are back in what we call our hometown we will grab some of the newer stuff out. Take what you think and then a few months down the road purge what you don't use, you'll have a better idea by that point.

    Kevin and Ruth


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