I realized that my poor tomatoes (which have been the same size and color for over a month) were not going to last much longer ripening on the vine in our increasingly cooling climate. So I decided to take the plunge, harvest the darn things, and see how well they ripen indoors. A dedicated purusal of various gardening blogs have provided me with a lot of bizarre advice that I have no intention of dealing with... Let's be honest here, if I wrapped each tomato individually and stored them in a dark closet, I would remember them when the rotting smell eventually became too pungent to ignore. So instead I am putting them in a colander on my counter. And I shall see what happens.
In other news, here is a cat!