This is the big Canadian Thanksgiving. We have it much earlier than the Americans because it is difficult to dig out the turkeys from under the snow. :)
Anyway, it is official cottage closing weekend. In the old days when we believed in global warming, we could go well into November. But now, with the 70's coming back, we're lucky if we don't freeze up before the weekend. This weekend we had nice days, but some nasty ice pellet flurries, and it was very cold at night. I feel I got the pump drained in time, and Monday was a nice send-off of total cold dreariness.
Our neighbours will go across the water in an open boat until December. Then they have to wait a month for the ice to freeze, and then go again. I can feel it in my bones!