We closed the pool this week. And it suddenly got much colder. Plus it looks like our last day to row for the season will be Monday. Summer is abruptly over so we’re both feeling a bit droopy. We know we’ll open the pool again next spring. And that sooner or later the weather will be warm once more. And we’ll be able to go rowing once again. But, right now, these days seem a long way away. When I was growing up, my mom always talked about a long, hard winter. I didn’t understand what she meant then. But; this time of year, I appreciate what she was saying.