I went to the beach last weekend. I forget how beautiful the coast range is in the fall with all the oranges, yellows, browns, and greens. It was unusually warm at the coast too....70 degrees! No coat required. Stayed at The Ester Lee which has cottages on the overlook so didn't even have to get dressed to enjoy the waves. It was a sorely needed mini-vacation. So now I am ready to face Thanksgiving and Christmas with renewed energy. The shop is now de-Halloweened and ready to start bringing in the Christmas. Stop in often because things really change day to day from here on out.