What happened to summer?

The first sure sign that winter is fast-approaching: I turned my furnace on this morning. I remember what seems like a month ago–actually the beginning of spring–when I was making plans for the summer. I was going to clean out my garage and haul a bunch of stuff to the landfill. I was going to completely landscape the area around my back lawn, and till and level the back portion of my lot. There were so many things I was going to do, but it seems like summer just flew right by.
I might still have time to do some of those things, but I don’t know if I’ll feel like it with the weather we’ve been having lately. But last year, I took my evaporative cooler down when the weather got cold like this, and a few weeks later it warmed up enough that I was wishing I’d waited. Pretty soon, I’ll have to take the cooler down, drain the sprinkler system (something I made the big mistake of not doing last year), and park the camper in the back yard, cover it with a tarp, and drain the water tank (another mistake from last year). Next thing you know, I’ll be complaining having to shovel snow.

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