as somebody who gardens, i've never really closely examined the seasonal frost that blankets the landscape this time of the year. as far as i was concerned, once frost arrived, i basically stop visiting the garden since everything would be died. but there's something kind of beautiful about ice crystals forming on plants.
since my sister wasn't home last night, i slept in the living room on the fold-out couch. the mattress is a bit soft which made sleep in an awkward v-position, slightly hurting my back in the process. at midnight i let hailey out to go use the bathroom one last time. she woke up close to 6am, sitting on the bed then clamoring to be let out. she raced back inside when she heard the clatter of pellets hitting her food dish. she went back to sleep, waking up around 10am, ready to start her day.
i went out to home depot for half an hour. i wanted to research my options for repairing the dog-chewed chair (wood filler, epoxy, spray paint). i bought a bottle of insecticidal soap ($10, to take care of the small aphid problem at the cafe greenhouse) and a set of torx screwdrivers ($6, to open up my macbook pro when my replacement hard drive arrives). i also bought small potted fern for $2 (it required very little sun, perfect).
i spent the rest of the day cleaning up the house and waiting for my parents to call me from new york then logan airport when they finally arrived. my godmother delivered some food, in case they were hungry when they returned home. they touched down 20 minutes ahead of schedule (originally they weren't due until 9:05pm), and it took me 18 minutes to drive down there from belmont. the airline (delta) lost one of their suitcases, but told them they'd deliver it to the house when it arrived on the next flight. i saw some photos of their final few days in egypt from my mother's camera before riding the motorcycle back home to cambridge. it felt like i haven't been home in ages.