I was awake at 5:30 on Saturday, June 17th so after letting Clemson out for his piddle, I crawled back into bed for a few minutes. At 6 I realized I wouldn’t drop off and got up. I took the opportunity on such a beautiful morning to go for a walk down the road. It was so nice and I saw not one other vehicle or person on my journey. Wise people were still in bed on this Saturday morning.
Sometimes just walking outside with nature is the perfect time to mull things through your mind and I was doing some mulling. When I returned half hour later, Bill was up so I made my tea and joined him at our laptops. Reading blog posts is our morning reading so once that was out of the way we moved on to the rest of the day.
Bill wanted to change the oil this morning in the Cub Cadet so at 7:30 he was out doing that and will probably do some weed trimming along fence lines. A comment from yesterday indicated that we are doing a lot of yard work for being retired and that is true. Yes, we are retired but that was an inside job, on the clock for over 30 years. I feel this is different.
|My walk this morning down Baptist Church Road at 6 am|
|returning home again around 6:30|
I drove into Durham, saw Rob and Pat briefly and then to visit Mom and Mary at Rockwood Terrace. When I walked in my sister Donna was already in Mom’s room with her, doing crossword puzzles. Both visits were good, it is nice to know two people when I go there now. I was home just after lunch.
Bill said there were thunderstorm warnings all around the area and he had put the hammock away and closed the sheds. It was thundering while we made a sandwich for lunch. A toasted tomato for me, was just what I needed to fill the gap until supper. I felt exhausted, perhaps getting up so early and the busy morning was taking its toll.
All three of us went up and laid down for 30 minutes. I dozed but not for long. At least I rested my eyes and felt better for it. Krystal, Bill’s daughter, arrived at 2:15 for the afternoon. She drives a cute little white Mazda. We spent the time inside the Suite because even though there were bouts of brightness, the occasional rain determined our location.
|Krystal in the Suite|
I planned supper for 5 and we weren’t too far off the mark. We had Mediterranean chicken breasts in the convection oven, mashed potatoes, broccoli and corn. So glad to have company, it means we get a decent meal! Ha ha. Krystal contributed to dinner with the Butter tarts she brought. Yum yum.
It was a great day and we were thrilled that she took the time to fit us into her busy schedule. She left around 6:30 back to Milverton. She is a busy gal, for sure. Bill and I were going to put the few dishes in the dishwasher but decided to just wash them up by hand instead. Usually when company comes, we utilize the benefit.
|Until next time, Krystal!|
Donna texted and advised that we keep an eye on the tornado warnings in the area. It looks pretty good now, with white cloudy skies but the weather radar is indicating some nasty winds coming over us later this evening. Time to batten down the hatches once more. I’m glad I’m not alone here tonight.
|Rain on the window, the blurring side is rain pouring from the slide eaves|
By 7:00 we were in the throes of the rain and the winds picked up around 7:30 coming from the northeast. We closed windows now that the Suite had cooled down and watched the heavy black cloud move over us from the same direction. Just heard from Krystal at 7:40 that she arrived home safely so that is great. Enjoy the rodeo, Krystal!
|Strange clouds to the south|
It will be an evening of on again off again rain and storms so will close this post. I hope you have had an enjoyable day. We did!
|The sky of many changes|
|At one point, there was light on the horizon|
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