went to the community garden this morning to dig up my rosemary plant and bring it inside for the winter. it'd been more than 3 weeks since my last visit, and it was quite a change. for the most part everything was dead. i was afraid the rosemary had suffered a similar fate but it was one of the few plants that was still alive. surprisingly, the seemingly tender nasturtium was still alive, although some leaves were frost damaged. the mighty cosmos forest, so impenetrable, were now nothing more than empty stalks. i uprooted as much as i could, before transplanting the rosemary into a clay pot. i also picked what was left of the salsa and giant hot thai peppers. there were a lot of tomatillos strewn all over the garden but they were mostly smaller ones, barely edible, crunching underneath my shoes. i did manage to find a few golf-ball sized tomatillos, which i kept.
i went to the library to pick up two books that i had on reserve: one on the kazakhs and a historical atlas of central asia. i then made my way to the cafe to drop off some peppers as well as to get some lunch. returning home, i made a detour to check out the construction progress on the walden street bridge. after 2 years worth of delays, the new bridge is scheduled to be open next month. back at home, i started preparations for oiling the final floor of my backyard deck. i swept off all the dead oak leaves and scrubbed off any dirt with some warm water. i left it to dry overnight but tomorrow morning i'll start oiling it. for dinner i had a box of sushi my mother made for me earlier (california roll and salmon roll). i finally finished doom 3, beat the cyberdemon in one sitting with a few throws of the soul cube.