Here in NC we've had a very mild season so far. But December first seems to be bringing new weather to town.
As you can see in the picture over there, we've got a lot of nights of below freezing weather about to hit. I can't say that I'm happy about that but at least it waited this long to arrive.
The weather has been very mild with the exception of a few nights here and there. My electric bills have been almost pleasant to see. Hell, my heat didn't turn on even once all last night---but that's about to chance with the sub-30 degree temperatures that are coming in.
In other news, Thanksgiving last week was unusual for me.
For one thing, I didn't spend the day with relatives. This is the first Thanksgiving in over 20 years that I didn't spend with my family. Instead, I spent it with the family of my girlfriend.
And to celebrate this change in venue, I got a puffy eye. The picture there to the left was taken around 10 minutes after my girlfriend's daughter's dog lunged at my face and gave me that bruise. Now, a week later, it's puffy and yellow with some mild red streakiness to it. But at least it's not a real black eye.
Despite the animal attack, it was nice to go to Thanksgiving there. If nothing else, it was a lot quicker. The drive there took me 10 minutes. Had I gone to my brother's house the drive would have taken over 6 hours. And in a few weeks I'll be making that drive anyway to join the family Xmas celebration.
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