The Fruit Basket Market is a mile away and I can already smell the green chile roasting. That triggers a pavlovian response in me to defrost the freezer. I do it religiously around September 1st. I take out food and wrap it towels and then put a hefty fan in front of it to blast it clear of a year's worth of frost. Then this weekend we freeze two bags of green chile for the next year. People who don't experience good green chile on a regular basis are usually unhappy sorts. Maybe we should send green chile to the Tea Party HQ.
And then there is AJAX the CAT. He has found the coziest place in the house. Right next to a running computer. HERMES the Cat hangs out behind the IMAC.