09:23 – Frances and Al left for home yesterday afternoon after a nice visit. Colin is officially bored, since he now has just Barbara and me to manage.
We’ll get back to work downstairs starting today. We need to get a literal ton of LTS food and bottled water moved out of the unfinished area and into closets in the finished downstairs area. Once the unfinished area is cleared out a bit, I can start getting science kit stuff shelved and get set up for building more science kits. We’ll use my office as the staging area for getting everything organized.
It looks like the weather is about to turn. Through the end of year, forecast temperatures are to remain 20 or 30F above normal, but that all stops on New Year’s Eve. Our overnight low Thursday night is to be in the 20’s, and starting on 1 January we’re to be back to daytime highs around freezing and lows in the 20’s. I’m expecting to see some significant snow or freezing rain early in the New Year.
Email from Jen. She and her group scheduled another trial run starting Thursday and running through the holiday weekend. Their weather outlook is similar to ours, so they may get a bit chilly without central heating. She picked up a copy of Jan Jackson’s 100-Day Pantry on my recommendation, and plans to use several of the recipes to cook for the group during their trial run.