Monday, October 17, 2022 - First Freeze

In the land of four seasons we gauge the fall by the coming of the first freeze. We haven’t had ours yet although they said we would be close last night. This is preceded by a flurry of draining outside sprinklers and drip and putting away filters and hoses. I had to fix the same section of sprinkler system for the third time yesterday, and I know it will be a matter of days before it’s abandoned for the winter. This also means that long underwear is in rotation now. I have a love affair with merino wool that coats me from head to toe all winter long. I usually only need it for morning walks and full days in the house where we keep the temperature pretty low. Silk long underwear is a luxury that I sometimes enjoy too. It can take the chill off when wearing the lighter shirts and pants that I favor. Heck, I even wear a wool cap and light puffy coat in the evenings in the house when I want to be cozy on the couch. It’s time to stock up on hot chocolate and postum and put out the warm throws. This change is welcomed although I love warmer weather too. I think it’s good to let ourselves enjoy changes in life. It keeps things interesting, and it marks the time with new stimulation and defined chapters. How about you? 


What have I been up to? 

I had 8 senior facilities last week although I did have to cancel one so we could take our cat Tuzi to the vet that morning. She’s okay although we were a little worried that morning when she seemed ill. 

My Wednesday online show of birth-year songs went so well that we’re doing the theme again this Wednesday. More on that below. 

My Saturday online show doing Philmont songs for friends who worked at that wonderful place went really well too with lots of familiar names with songs and memories to match. I’m glad my family got hooked up with Philmont over 50 years ago. It’s a meaningful place. 

My Sunday online show of favorites and requests went very well too. I sometimes stress myself out before this show when I’m worried that I won’t be able to pull off a request for someone that I’ve been working on, but it always turns out to be a fine time. I should learn from that! 


What am I up to this week? 

I have 11 senior facilities this week, and I’m looking forward to every one as always. I’m doing fun and spooky Halloween songs as much as I can which is a hoot! 

My Wednesday online show 7-8:30 mountain time is doing birth-year songs again by popular demand. These songs are so much fun, and it’s so cool to put ourselves back in time to what was happening in the world when each of us were born. Come join in if you can, and send me a favorite song from the year you were born. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. I remarked last Sunday at how we had been doing these shows at least weekly since the start of the pandemic, and it was amazing all the changes in our lives that all of us had been through. We all agreed that this little community centered around music and friendship has been a blessing in our lives. Come join in if you can! 


That’s it for this week. If you’re making plans for the future, I’m doing Christmas shows in December at a couple places - December 10 at 7:00 at the Mercantile in La Veta and December 17 at 7:00 at the Bell Tower in Florence. I’ll be posting details and making Facebook events shortly. 

Take care and be good, 



Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of birth-year songs 
Where: and   
When:  Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, October 23, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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