Fall in Texas

It doesn’t take much cold to send me back to the house for a jacket. I’ve mentioned this before but when we moved here five years ago, we laughed at the people all bundled up when it was 50°. I suppose it’s either that we’re five years old or we’ve gotten so accustomed to the heat, but 50° now seem quite cold.

Fall in Texas

Fall in Texas

It was windy and sunny and just beautiful when I was out walking. 

Fall in Texas

Fall in Texas

It wasn’t long til the sun disappeared and the temps dropped about 10°. I’m guessing that before 9 a.m., we had probably gotten near our high for the day.

This is the weather/time of year I love! I can put on enough clothes that I’m comfortable outside working. It gets dark early so I don’t feel like I should be outside til 9 p.m., until dark doing the never ending summertime chores. There are no veggies to pick and can. The chickens go in the coop early. Vince and I have several hours of quality time in the evenings.

I love Fall and Winter in Texas!

The A/C is Running

The new HVAC unit is done and running and I am so in love! The air feels cool instead of damp and sticky! I asked Vince if he could tell the difference in this and the old unit and he said yes . . it feels different. I then asked .. why was I the only one complaining about the old unit not cooling? Because you’re a complainer and I’m not!

Many of you may have nice thermostats but this is the best one we’ve ever had. From our phones or from the computer or tablet, we can change anything.

They don’t install a lot of these units and they basically got the thermostat working and told me I was on my own as far as figuring out all the bells and whistles so I’ve spent the last hour messing with it.

Thermostat

Thermostat

I have all my times and temperatures set.

Thermostat

Thermostat

I put in the cost per kwh for electricity and the cost per gallon of propane and it will tell me how much it costs each day, week, month and year to run the system. It doesn’t take into account the solar panels though.

Thermostat

Thermostat

I love that I can walk by, it a button and it gives me the weather forecast! Pretty cool, huh? 

It’s like a new toy. I’ll stop playing with it in a few days but right now, it’s pretty fun.

Best of all . . we have cool air and I’m happy!

A Long Day

The air condition guys thought they would finish the job today but they ran into a snag with some of the duct work and have to finish tomorrow. They were scheduled to come back tomorrow to blow insulation in the attic.

I didn’t do any more or less today than what I normally do but just having my routine messed up . . I’m tired! 

My plan was to go to the sewing room and sew all day but they had enough questions that I stuck around in the house. Speck finally realized something unusual was going on and he became agitated to I had to take him to the sewing room and leave him in there. 

My next plan was to finish the second glove and go back and extend the fingers on the first one but I managed to get just two fingers done on the second glove. 

Today was basically a bust but . . we almost have a new air conditioner and heater installed.