of August we noticed a marked change in the days here in
Minnesota, most notably the temperatures.
Though still very mild and pleasant we began to feel Autumn's
Looking across the lake at the shoreline I began to see hints of a change in the trees, early adopters were beginning to show color.
As the remaining weeks of summer ticked down to the solstice
and into an earnest start of Autumn, recreational activities
on a lake have waned.
Hunter's shotguns thump in the dawn now, duck season has begun.
The first frost of the year, albeit light, paid us visit last
There are many reasons for the decision, far too many for me
to talk to here and honestly, I'm exhausted from thinking
through it at this point.
So, like all the other unplanned and unexpected things this
year we are excepting it and planning to use this time to our
There are a lot of things that have been neglected over the years that simply needed time to sort through.
We now have that time and by all graces a place to live rent free.
That said, we are making a quick run back to Denver to pick up much needed winter gear and clothing, and a restock of essential items that are difficult to find, expensive to purchase or are out right unavailable in this area.
We're also bringing back items to keep ourselves occupied,
work that can be done indoors, more books to read and a puzzle or six.
We will drive back a vehicle we left there in storage, to have a second car...just in case.
I'm not sure how I feel about any of this, it may be a real
bummer being back there again and quickly leaving it...again.
Part of those chores is the raking of the leaves, and more leaves and still more leaves.
It's honest work, enjoyable in a fashion and gives me time to
think about stuff and nonsense, notably my age and the aches
and pains that no longer go away with a nights sleep.
Normally I don't listen to music when I'm outside but the last
I recently acquired the sound tracks for Record of Lodoss War,
physical media of course, 3 CDs, of which I quickly ripped down
I know there's something impractical about that whole process
but for the life of me I can't figure out what.
Of particular note,'Parn's Theme ~ Warm Friendship' from
I love the scene where Parn and Etoh are reunited in the 2nd episode and this piece is played.
If you don't know it, maybe...you...should...watch it?
up another fall favorite of mine, Korpiklaani's 'Korven Kuningas'.
along as best I can, making up invented 'Finnish sounding' words as I go along.
That got me thinking about a time I listened to this album
and made up my own titles for all the songs.
Whatever spoke to me from the music or whatever I felt got
jotted down as it's new title.
Honestly I didn't know, still don't, the actual title names as most of them are in Finnish.
Besides that, I'm really not the type of person who knows every song title or band members name anyways, even with bands I listen to a lot of.
Hell, I'd be hard pressed to name song titles from The Sword with any accuracy...and those are in English for fuck's sake...and I LOVE The Sword's work!
friend's gaming name. I've always associate that song with
him...blasting it as we drove into the CO Ren Fest parking lot
The rest are fairly straight forward with the exception of one more made up word 'Myupching'. Not clear on that one but, there ya go.
Surprisingly, I was damn close with what I called 'Northern
The RoLW soundtracks and Korpiklaani have been good company
will be others I listen to and may make note of.
Eventually I'll get a majority of the leaves raked up,
call it quits and get ready for the next thing to be moved off
Which reminds me, I need to get the snow blower tuned up but
What shall I be listening to when the snow falls?