Yes, it snowed. It was bound to happen. I enjoyed this fall immensely and cannot complain about a few inches of the white stuff. I was too busy sitting on the porch soaking in the sun with my lovely sidekick. I have to thank Gumbo Lily for her post on the joys of a French Press. I saw one for $9 and thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. Wow. It makes the best coffee. Smooth as silk. I am very thankful for this new pleasure.
It warmed up considerably today and life was good.
Unfortunately, that was cut a bit short on Thursday when at about 3:00 in broad daylight a very large male mountain lion trotted from our garage (where we both were about 15 minutes prior), up the driveway, and up the road. He acted like he owned the place. That brought an abrupt halt to heading out to the treestand in the dark or coming back in the dark. It also brought an end to Ella and I taking our weekly jogs down the road. We have moved to Deadwood for our jaunts.
Ella now goes outside with an armed escort. She thinks that is pretty cool. Being housebound wasn't too terrible. I had a quilt to work on, summer sausage to make, meat for deer jerky, and made some great biscuits and gravy. Oh, I also enjoyed plenty of that coffee maybe even a little wine. Kelly and I also enjoyed our favorite movie "A Good Year" as it was on quite a bit this week.