Yesterday and today I was scraping ice off my windshield before I could leave.
The grass out front was licked with silver frost, but the backyard was not. Which is good as far as the plants we moved against the side of the house go.

I can't wait to get a veggie garden going. I could have started this fall, but so many other things! I weeded and put flowers in, but the sides will be veggies. But I want more. I have so many ideas for the backyard, I should find some landscape software to at least help me organize my ideas.

DLJ has an interview next week. Cross your fingers. I want him to be picky with his job that he takes. Not every job will have everything, but I hope this one has enough of what he wants to make him happy.

This weekend I am having some friends over for dinner. I also need to buy a screen door, maybe we can wrangle that home tonight on top of the big blue car. When we were in Depoe Bay, this little bagel house had a "drop down screen, just heavy screened fabric. I would almost like that more than a screen door. They had signs there on where to buy one… maybe I can find it online. Anyone have any clues on this?

I am almost done with Flash project #1.
Thomas' website is still in design stage with almost half the hours gone. They keep changing the logo. :) I think we can still get it done in the allotted time as long as no other changes come after the final revision I hand over tonight.

Speaking of Flash, My goal today is to make some nifty Flash for work, so I'm off to it! After fetching my coffee.

shaded windows

The windows here are glazed, and the morning sun on the fiery trees looks gorgeous. The world through a tint is more comfortable than the real one where one squints.
I've been quiet. I've been busy. 2 Flash projects, one website that is inching along as I design and they respond. In the end, they've got 8 hours, roughly, of my time before the site goes over budget. I'm 1/4 done with that time, and soon I want to hand it over to DLJ to do code production while I supervise. This site is my priority right now, once I get the handoff I can go back to the other paid site's flash work. And the Flash for my friend's film is for free, but it's fun and should be done by the weekend.

I need to buy a screen door for the studio. Little buggies come in when the door is open, and it must be open when I'm torching, but not if I'm just fusing.

The sun outside went away, now the darkened windows carry only wind-tossed branches, all turned dark brown against the grey sky.

DLJ has sent out several resumes. It's good there's stuff out there to apply for. I voted last week.
Work is exceedingly busy and still full of swirls of change that no one understands yet. I've connected with the right people, said the right things, now I wait. It doesn't look that bad, the change is good overall, just not sure if it's good for ME. But I think so.

I think the colors in the sun were October, and these are the true colors of November. Pale blue/grey skies and browned leaves. It's a month for dimly colored teas to bring warmth back.

I made new friends last night. I think. I hope. More on that later. Time to put the nose down and work.