So this weekend our first real cold front is supposed to finally arrive which will push our overnight temps well into the 60’s and deliver highs in the low 80’s.  I can’t tell you how much I have been looking forward to a break in the Florida summer which this year has run basically from May to almost November.  The bad thing is I see the cooler forecast temps and one of the first things that pops into my head is work.

Specifically I am referring to the annual trimming of the 25+ trees that I undertake each year.  Each year this task gets more and more daunting because the trees are another year taller and I am another year older.  It is physically the most demanding chore I do around the house, followed by when I do full scale pressure cleaning which is due as well.  I always try to time the tree trimming with days with cooler temps because it is such grueling work.  Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. I don’t plan to throw myself into it this weekend although I will surely feel some degree of guilt for not doing so.  I do have a self imposed deadline of making sure the work is done before Thanksgiving weekend.

Instead I will keep busy with smaller tasks as is normally the case.  I would really like to get some quality riding time is during the break in the weather, that’s for sure.  My Sunday will be odd with the Eagles playing at 9:30 AM due to them being pegged to play in one of the stupid annual London NFL games they put on each season.  I just don’t get the point.

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