The first freeze.
I got everything picked and stored away. I guess the season for being outside is almost over. I went on a shopping trip to Poland yesterday. I just can’t figure out why these people want to shop there. I have never seen such ugly clothes in my life. All synthetic and strange colours. Other than the smoked sausages I found little that I would want to buy. The adventure was fun though. The bus driver turned into a bar tender when we stopped. Everyone shopped for a while and then returned to the bus for a cup of grog (rum in hot water with sugar) or a shot of vodka then they went shopping again. The place is a big flea market, all new stuff no second-hand. It was in the forties yesterday so the grog was nice to sip on. I slept on the way back. I bought smoked fish and sausages, a 10 pound bag of onions, a rug for the floor in the bedroom and a silk scarf for me.