The month of October has been unseasonably chilly. By mid-October, we have had three snowfalls and morning lows in the 20s for more days than I care to keep track of. It's just not right. Our normally amazing peak autumn leaf color, that generally occurs around the 3rd week in September, didn't occur because September was too warm to trigger the onset of fall colors. Then, at the beginning of October, the heat source switch was flipped off. The green leaves froze on the trees and have been fluttering to the ground alongside some that managed to change color. I decided to quit waiting for the weather to turn around and, instead, snuggle into my indoor surroundings. I had been studying my nutrition and herbology curriculum on my backporch but, when I had to struggle to turn the books' pages with my gloves on, change was imminent. A large round table positioned near a bright window in my living room, became my indoor classroom. However, I had papers scattered everywhere. It wasn't even remotely conducive to studying. This afternoon, I searched for a receptacle to corral my textbooks and set up a file system to organize my steadily growing paperload. What I came up with is an old oak file drawer that I had purchased at a yard sale or antique store at some point in time. It's very large... perfect for what I have to contain in it with room for additional items as I progress through my terms.