I replaced our old Honeywell thermostat with a basic programmable one so the furnace will be under control when we're not home/sleeping/busy. So far it works great, and we wake up to a warm house.
There was a threat of our first snow here this weekend, but nothing came of it in our area. We had a brisk but sunny weekend. Perfect for hanging out in basements!
Like, maybe a church basement!
I saw the words "Swedish Breads" on the sign, so I had to check it out. We went, but the cardamom bread was $9 a loaf, so we purchased some other baked goods and entered the raffle instead. On to the next basement!
OK, so it's just our basement, but now it has outer cellar access stairs, and we have a functioning dryer. The old stairs were falling apart, but believe it or not, one of my co-workers had some "spare" stairs that I brought home, and they fit perfectly and dropped right in, allowing me to bring the free dryer (also from work) in from the garage.
After such a productive afternoon (we also cut the grass for hopefully the last time this season) it was time for a little culture. The Wesleyan cinema was showing "The City" with live Wesleyan Orchestra accompanienment FOR FREE Saturday night, so we went.
The score was by Aaron Copland (it's what's for dinner), so it was quite an experience. The film was prepared for the 1939 World's Fair, and it was meant to suggest that a new type of design was called for in urban planning. It was fun to see, especially with the orchestra, and of course, free is free.
Today was just a highly efficient trip to Target and Trader Joes, and a trip to the gym.