October brought cooler weather and beautiful fall colors, perfect time to think about the coming winter.
Preserving the bounty of the summer comes to mind. We acted on our thoughts and smoked the trout Robert had been catching all summer and stocking up in the freezer, as well as salmon (which we bought at the store since it was pretty inexpensive!).
Around here you also think about what kind of transportation is necessary for the snow and ice that can occur in Central Oregon (just about anytime of the year!). The latter was weighing on our minds since we decided to stick around for the majority of the winter to house- and pet-sit for friends. So Robert did lots of research and he found a great 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee for us, which we took possession of in mid-October.