It rained nearly two inches today, and the wind howled through the evergreens. DW cleaned the chimney, and laid a fire for tonight. Matt and family will spend the Halloween weekend with my sister's family, so the house is quiet. I'm still catching up with my blog, and editing photos... almost done. Dinner was cabbage and vegetable soup. And red wine. And chocolate. Murphy jumped up on the bed and spent the night between our pillows, just like James used to do.