I am feeling that summer has already started to leave us. That sweet sunshine that came up at 4:45am and shone right in my face has been coming later and later. I don't even seem to notice it anymore when in comes at 6:20.
The children has certainly been missing the sun setting at 11:30pm when they have to leave their neighborhood games at 10:00 when the street lights come on.
While we had a week of temperatures in the high 80's and some 90's it has cooled off lately to the 70's, hinting at fall. We did some last minute remodeling in June so that our home would be more presentable to the guests that stayed with us.
We finished our daughter's room, the one in which the guests were staying. We patched up the laundry room and called it good enough for now.
We moved on to our main floor bathroom. A quick remodel, new sink, refinished the wood floor enough for the wood not to get damaged and a paint job. We ran out of time to do our entryway, although it has been stripped down and is now very ugly.
We took 2 weeks to enjoy our guests and show them around the area! It was so much fun and we got to do so many things, rock collecting, beaches, picnics, fireworks, a birthday, swimming in lakes and scenic drives.
All this was wonderful and fleeting. It has been replaced with a sense of panic because we have 7 weeks until the average first frost. Around here that could be the first snow, although they usually start later. It does make it harder to work on the outside of the house and we have many many projects that need to be done. My love and I walked around the house this weekend and made a list of the things that need to be done NOW. Many of our windows have rotten sills, and bricks are needing repointed. Some painting needs done also. Not to mention my garden area that I would like to clear out and prepare for next spring. Lots to do, little time.