We had a pretty good night’s sleep on Monday night until 4 am Tuesday, June 13th. The windows were open in the Suite and cool air was coming in nicely. At 4 the blind banging the sill woke us and we realized a thunderstorm was gaining momentum. I closed my window and Bill closed the others. Lazy bones, me, I didn’t move.
|That sky to the northeast is not a clothesline sky|
The portable solar panel had blown over, the recycle bins had tipped with papers fluttering around and a couple of our rain pails were scattered. I don’t necessarily like to know what is going on outside in a wind storm so closed my blind as well. Bill was up so checked online at the weather radar and thus satisfied, came back to bed.
|A little brighter to the southwest but doubtful|
We slept until close to 7 when it started up again. Both times, the Suite was rocking enough to put us back to sleep. We were fine. Really strong winds though. This morning when we got up shortly after 7:30 the winds were calmed right down and it was just a light rain under completely cloudy skies. Hmm, laundry day, wouldn’t you know it?
|Priceville celebrates Canada's birthday too|
|Priceville post office|
Has been sold
Bill made me my cup of tea and I sat and read a couple of blog posts while drinking it. I sorted the 3 loads, we stripped the bed and loaded the basket and detergent in the car. It was an easy decision to use the dryers at the laundromat today, no way would the clothes dry in the rain! Bill went with me today to help fold and made a couple of jaunts around town.
|My latest book|
He made an appointment for our ‘scruffy’ to get a hair cut, bath and toenail clip at the Bath and Biscuit next week. He also stopped in to say hello to Rob. He was back in time to help me fold the laundry. It was all done and we were on our way home by 10:30. That is pretty quick!
Before turning onto Baptist Church Road, we drove straight on #4 to Priceville. I had a parcel to pick up and was excited to do so. My new book was in and I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out. This will be a yearly project to make a photo book of our winter journeys.
|Three packs in the freezer|
Clemson had another upset tummy today which meant he required lots of attention. That is the first time he has refused a “look after the house” treat. While I made a toasted western for Bill and an omelette quesadilla for me, Bill sat with him to settle him down a bit. We were eating by noon so perfect time for brunch. With the clothes all put away and dishes done, my boys went up to the bedroom for a wee snooze. Perfect time for me to cut up the bag full of rhubarb that Rob gave me on Saturday.
|Ready to pop in the oven|
I have 3 bags of 4 cups each in the freezer and will make a dessert of some kind for tonight. I’ll have to take a walk up to my veg garden and make sure things are okay after the storm and make sure the weeds haven’t taken over. It is hovering around 17C today but it feels cooler to me, even without any wind.
|Posing for me|
A couple of walks down the lane and this time discovered some of those loud Kermits we’ve been hearing ‘glub-glubbing’ so much. There were a few turtles on the log but the marsh grass was so tall it was hard to capture them today. The rain had obviously stopped so I could walk without a hat or umbrella.
After Bill and Clemson got up, I made up the bed with clean sheets, don’t you love that feeling? I do. It is time to put our bedspread away, under the bed is a good spot. We have a duvet and that has been folded down for the last 3 or 4 nights. It should be all we need. We have also put our Blue Flame propane heater out in the bunky for storage.
|I'm blown over by my abundance of iris'|
After I made up a large pan of Rhubarb/Strawberry Crisp we decided since the sun was out, we’d unplug and take advantage of the sunshine for as long as we could. After supper, we’ll plug in so I can cook our dessert in the convection oven. I went out to enjoy some sun while Bill read.
|Found this marsh iris, it is beautiful!|
The hammock looked great to me and with the light breeze it was the perfect location to read my book. I took my water bottle, my phone and The Last Coyote to read. I could have dozed off but the story was too good, I love Harry Bosch! After about an hour or longer, it was time to stretch my legs. I walked down to the end of the lane again, no camera this time.
|Last night's rain storm added to our rain barrel|
Instead, I found 8 varieties of wild flowers along my walk. A geranium stem had been broken so with that and a corabelle stalk I made this lovely bouquet. Nature is so beautiful! By the way, my garden is faring okay up there on the hill. Still not much to show in my green onion rows but the tomato and pepper plants are taller and starting to show flowers.
|My wildflowers from The Ridge|
When I came inside, I just had to comment on that gorgeous afternoon and such a blue sky after what we woke up to. It was a lazy type day and after such a busy one yesterday, we felt it was well deserved.
|Beautiful sky from the view of my hammock|
I made a salad for each of us for supper, fried up some mini sausages at the same time as I boiled up a potato for Bill. The spud will go with his steak for his London supper tomorrow night. He’ll make up his sandwiches for lunch before going to bed tonight.
|Almost forgot to show you dinner|
Supper was good, quick and easy. Once the sun drops a bit more I will bake our dessert for a taste test before putting some in a dish to send as well. When it comes to certain desserts, I can pretty much guarantee my creations will be yummy. Just ask Bill.
|Clemson was feeling better and enjoying a bit of sunshine|
|I had to pick one of these iris' to add to my bouquet|
With the rhubarb crisp cooking, I can finish this post while watching America’s Got Talent. It is always entertaining. I hope you have had a wonderful spring day today.
|And the sunsets DON'T LET ME DOWN! (Beatles)|
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