We woke up to a lawn covered with frost this morning, and an outside temperature of 32F. It doesn't look like I lost any plants out in the garden, but record lows in the high 20s or low 30s are expected this week, so I guess I'd better get myself out there to pick all the remaining peppers and tomatoes. Winter is coming about a week early this year, as we don't usually get our first frost until around the 10th of October.
On a brighter note, we have our new windows and doors! I must say, after the original error on the order (the wrong color on the frames), which delayed the job by a full week, the installers did a beautiful job. It took two days to put in 10 windows and two sliding glass doors, and get everything caulked and trimmed. They look great, and the new vinyl framed doors are so much better at keeping out the cold than the old aluminum frames. The almond color looks very nice with the new paint color and the almond front door and garage doors. I had pre-painted all of the trim the same color as the house, so now all I have to do is touch up paint around the outside edges to cover the caulking. I hope our daytime temperatures warm up again, as I still don't have the facia boards painted out front, and we have to buy and install new rain gutters, too.
I'm looking forward to having all the outside work finished soon. I'm ready to sit in front of the fireplace and do nothing for the entire winter.