I always hate to see our company leave, especially after such a magically weekend as the one we had at the Breeder's Cup. Uncle Elliot and Jacqueline departed Monday morning so I guess the party is really over. Time to get back to the "normal". I have to tell you that getting back to "normal" is kind of difficult when the weather is absolutely perfect. We are expecting highs in the upper 70's today so I decided to strip the beds and open all the windows. This might be our last opportunity to let in some fresh air before the cold sets in for good. I don't usually enjoy washing bedding. It's just one of those jobs that goes along with taking care of the house. Not as bad as cleaning bathrooms, but a "chore" just the same. I guess having the windows open makes all the difference. The dog is sure enjoying it. She has checked out the smells and sights from every open window.