Here is a panorama of the view from the front of our Home Depot.  What you can’t see is that those hills are much higher – the valley isn’t visible.  I got a gift certificate for Home Depot as a retirement gift.  We bought caulk, backer rod, outlet sealers, weatherstripping, a programmable thermostat – so the office didn’t just make me happy, they contributed to saving us all from global warming.

We have stripped three more rooms of carpet, sealed most of the air leaks, had the electricians in for some basic updates (like grounding the service entrance!)  The cats have settled in, we know where to get the best pepperoni rolls and Oliverio’s peppers in tomato sauce, which make the best pizza sauce ever.  Today is warm (mid-sixties) so we are raking leaves ahead of the snow flurries predicted next week.