For some reason I think people get happier in the fall.
The cooler weather makes folks less cranky and aggressive (until those Holiday specials come out and the Xmas traffic gets insane).
Maybe it's that time for reflection like Thanksgiving when we all look at the many gifts we have been given and allowed to share with the world.
Or it could be the kiddies getting wound up for the Christmas morning surprises with all the anticipation leading up to the event.
Anyway, enjoy this time. Slow down for a moment and breath in the crisp air. My gut feeling is we are in for a long and wet winter. Nice to fill up the lake again and be ready for a hot summer of 2014.