The weather reports say it will be a brown Thanksgiving here in Keene: in fact, the forecast calls for high winds, rain, and scattered thunderstorms with temperatures well above freezing. Still, it’s good to know my neighborhood laundromat (of which you’ve seen photos before) is ready for winter with a handy stash of rock salt and sand right by the door. In northern New England, it’s always best to be prepared.

Safe passage to everyone who’s traveling for the holidays. Here at Hoarded Ordinaries, we’re hunkered down (and doing laundry) while the weather blows in and out. And I guess that’s something to be thankful for, too.

    As Kathleen would say, “mad props” to everyone who got the musical allusion in this entry’s title. Nothing like ringing in the holiday with a little gospel optimism.