The cooler weather helped a lot.
I also bought a barbell today. I don't have any safety pins (or is collars?) yet, so I didn't do anything with it (except dropping a plate.. oops) - but I guess the thought counts :)
Yes, but before I start with SS, I seem to need a Squat Rack (or at the very least, a bench) - and that will have to wait, since I'm saving up for a motorbike right now. Christmas, maybe. Up till then, I'll use the barbell for my sunday workouts, and to supplement sf.