I know that technically fall started early this morning East Coast time, and while it isn't really fall-like weather here, it's not August 54th, either. It hit 67 this morning for the official low temperature at the airport, and the daily climate report says the normal value for this date is 73.
WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED NORMAL
MAXIMUM 85 87
MINIMUM 67 73
AVERAGE 76 80
As you can see, the overall picture is that it was a cooler than average for the 23rd, but not a particularly strong cold front. Not particularly strong winds, just the overall picture of being south of tropical storm Ophelia and getting some of the large-scale effects of that low pressure system.
It's not unusual. Actually, if we had gotten a cold front on the first day of fall, that would have been more unusual.
On top of that, I don't want to jinx myself, but nothing around the house is broken at the moment. I talked about some of it in early August. The plumbing issues are long resolved, it led to some issues in our refrigerator when some water dumped into the freezer and formed large amounts of ice that had to be broken off and gotten rid of. The water was apparently from the feed line to the ice maker although exactly how and when isn't certain.
The big thing mentioned in that August post, that the air conditioner in the shop addition had died, turned into it having to be replaced and that was a big chunk of change. It got put in a week ago Wednesday and while it has taken some getting used to, it seems to be working properly. Part of the delay in getting going on replacing it was my slow decision process, looking into alternatives like window units instead of a replacement mini-split.
The main issue is that I still haven't gotten around to the job I talked about last Sunday - weeding. Mrs. Graybeard tried Round Up and while it probably was a bit better than if instead of Round Up we had used fertilizer, it certainly didn't act like a "weed killer." It didn't even seem to be a weed annoyer, just not a weed enhancer. The adjustments I made to my bike's brakes have held up to a few rides and the fix looks promising at the moment.