The trees are not so pretty yet. I guess we need a frost to begin the process of turning them to their brilliant colors. One can still hear lawnmowers cutting the grass, picking up leaves that never had a chance to turn color and preparing the gardens for winter.
The Pirates are still in the playoffs and it's both exciting and nerve wracking to watch the games. Football has proven to not be very exciting for Pittsburgh this year. I am a one sport person anyway, so I am focusing on the Pirates. And Matt's hockey team also. My brother and his wife were in last weekend, so it was family day at the hockey game. I guess at this point they aren't really games, they are seeding tournaments.
My neighborhood is a great one to live in and the neighbors are truly nice people. The house next to mine is going up for sale this week. We have been pretty fortunate here to have families of all different ages move into this area. We have newlyweds, retired folks and families with children. So, it makes a nice blend of people. I have heard horror stories of what can happen when this is not the case, so I think I am very fortunate. My front door is open so the real estate lady just rang the bell and popped right in, thinking it was the one that was for sale. On this street there are three identical houses in a row. Can be confusing, I suppose. At least it was to the real estate agent! We also have a blend of other houses, and none of them are the same. The house next door is a Sears home. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multistory Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, three-room and no-bath cottage for summer vacationers (this according to their website).
I got a new phone. It is the iPhone 4 and the reason I got that one is because it cost $.99 with my plan. Took some time to learn how to use it, and some help from Verizon, Katie and Mike, but I think I have it down now. It is pretty neat, but there are features that I don't like and some I still have to figure out. The picture of Ava, the cat, is one that I took with the camera. Not the best picture, but one that I like nonetheless.
Time to grab the Times, the Post Gazette and my latest novel. It's a kick-back Sunday, so reading until the game comes on. Go Bucs!