Anyway, here's what I wanted to say. Yesterday I surreptitiously opened my bathroom window a crack. With the blinds down, a certain someone who has a nose for A/C abuse, couldn't see or feel the fresh air coming in. Just walking into that one small room I could tell the difference between canned air and fresh.
So I've thrown caution to the wind. I turned off the A/C completely and opened up windows all over the house. I am sitting on the couch listening to outside sounds. A few birds singing, an airplane flying overhead. The inside canary has finally stopped molting and is adding his song to the others.
On more than one occasion my father has said that windows should be nailed shut. That fresh air is not at all what it's cracked up to be. Well, I'm here to say, this morning, it's everything you could imagine of freshness and more. I do believe it borders on bliss.
Wishing for you the gifts of Fall - cool, crisp air, sunshine, and colored leaves that crunch beneath your feet. May your senses delight in the change of seasons.