Yep, we're settling into autumn now, which for now means getting down to the low 40's at night and up to the low 70's during the day, which is quite cool when you don't have humidity. No humidity is still a new concept for me, but I'm slowly getting used to it. Stéph assures me that this weather is normal for this time of year, and he mentioned that he wouldn't be surprised if we saw temps below freezing in the mornings in just a couple of weeks. We have a radiator in the bedroom which is controlled by the proprietor of the building (there's a radiator in all the bedrooms in the building), but it's not turned on until he deems it cold enough/decides he's ready to pay for it. After it's turned on we'll be living in this room as the heat in the front room is electric and it's not worth the expense, really. Besides, we've got the computers and the tv in here, so its not like we're missing anything.
Yesterday we took the 20 minute drive to the nearest forest to hunt for mushrooms. This little hobby is something Stéph has done all his life and knows exactly what he's looking for. For me it was just a little hike in the woods, but apparently the ground was too dry for mushrooms so we just had a nice little romp in the forest. When we got home, Stéph took down his trusty mushroom book and showed me what we'd be looking for. It's a funky little thing called trompettes de mort which, if you're paying attention, translates to trumpets of death. Sounds tasty, eh?