There was no gradual cooling down or otherwise easing into Fall. One day it was plus 30C and sunny, and the next day it is 10C and raining.
I woke up this morning to it being 5C outside and 10C in my house. I even broke out the thermal undies and sleeping toque yesterday evening.
(Mostly, just to locate them and for a systems test.)
You neeeever want to be frantically searching for your cold weather gear (or one sock and/or mitten of it) when you reeeeeealy need it.
Again, no matter what comes my way, I will deal with it. It would have been nice to have some 20C days, so I am not boiling my butt off or chilled.
I will try to resist bundling up too much, as I know that my body must start to adjust to fall and winter and become acclimatized to the colder temperatures.
In so doing being cold will help my body to raise its temperature and get used to the cold. Just like my body adjusted to plus 30C temperatures for weeks on end.
I promise I won’t do the Californian thing of breaking out all of my winter gear for 5C weather. (Their bodies are acclimatized to the scorching heat, not the cold.)
This weather change just reminds me that this lifestyle requires me to constantly adjust what I am doing and adapt to what is happening around me.
No matter what, I will survive and thrive. (Yet I reserve the right to grumble along the way.)
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!