I am so glad I picked up the camera and snapped these pictures a couple weeks ago. Within days the leaves were on the ground! I can now see my neighbor's red barn from the front porch.
There is a feeling of impending winter in the air, which I really don't mind except I still have a dark kitchen! I never thought that would still be happening so long after the lightening strike. We're hoping the electrician can at least fix the kitchen lights with the insurance money left, he is to check it out soon. Thankfully, everything else is back to normal and replacements were all shipped and received.
Above is one more picture from "Downtown"...
I am listening to Christmas music on Pandora as I write. Yes, I heard parts of the country were expecting snow! :)
Added clarification: The deductible is taken from the repair costs, the insurance company ordered most of the new appliances and had them shipped to us (Christopher opted to receive cash for his sound system).