The next few days are predicted to be fairly hot again, though the nights are to be mercifully cool. Should the house get too warm by day there'll be no difficulty cooling it off by opening the windows at night. It would be nice if this mildness keeps up into October, though it probably won't. And I'd certainly rather not have any very warm days during raking season. Raking is annoying enough even on cool days.
My Internet connection has remained intact all day, so the repairs the technician did yesterday seem likely to endure. I'm happy to have gotten it done before the rainy season sets in. The Internet here was always a bit chancy in wet weather. Now if I can get the dryer replaced, the oven repaired, the garbage disposal working again, the heater in the back room back in working order, and the furnace remains functional (given its age I expect it to fail almost any time now) I should be in good shape for winter. As long as the oak tree next door doesn't decide to fall on my house once the ground gets saturated. Ah, well, maybe the drought will be back and I won't have to worry about that tree.
It's quite pleasant outside this evening. I think I'll go out and look at the waxing moon for a while, and hear the crickets fading away.