On Saturday, Sept. 16th I woke up around 6:30 as did Clemson and Bill. Clem needed out so we all satisfied the urge as well. We crawled back in bed for another 45 minutes before rising and shining. This was to be another gorgeous day and we deserve it up here! It’s about time we got many days in a row of great weather!
I donned my runners and a light jacket and headed out for my walk. I can’t say enough about the peacefulness of these morning walks down the country road. After 30-minutes I returned to see Bill readying to go to Hanover. There a few things he needs at Rona.
|I love this view of our place|
Notice the flag is just hanging limp
|Sorry, another pond reflection picture|
|Our neighbourhood house of many colours|
He has made flower boxes out of pallets
I caught up on a few blog posts of friends with my tea and hopped in the shower.
|Two cobs of field corn per stalk|
Bill and I were having a discussion about this so I was curious
Bill returned with his goodies at 9:30 and Donna and Gerry arrived soon after. We loaded Donna's donations into my car and we said our goodbyes to the guys. A fun day is on the way!
|These are my contributions to the day|
From the Ridge we drove to the Aljoe's home in Durham to pick Pat up with her bag of goodies. Then to Rockwood Terrace where Gayle was parked and waiting with her stuff. She rode in the back with Donna and Pat rode in the front with me. I needed just a bit of help with directions and had given her the Google map printout.
We arrived at Laurie’s
place at 12:45 or so. My first priority was to head to the bathroom and
bee-lined there immediately. The girls had started unloading our goodies into
this beautiful farmhouse home.
|The Book Wagon|
|Donna and Gayle enjoying lunch|
|And what a spread it was! Wow!|
|Bacon wrapped potatoes, yummy|
Btw, most of this was claimed
Shoes under the table too
|And the fun begins|
|This is only half of the shoe pile|
|Sharon's granddaughter entertains herself|
|Heather, Gayle and Laurie in fine form|
We always have a great time
|Pat enjoying the goofiness with a refreshing lemonade|
this was her first time at one of our Clothing Exchanges
but not her last!
|Our fun-loving goofy hostess Laurie!|
|Darlene and Pat|
There is always something going on
|How the heck does this dress wrap?|
Soon enough but too soon it was time to pack up and say goodbye. We all managed to find some special ‘new to us’ things to bring home.
Before we left, our host had two birthday cakes to
celebrate our friend, Laurie’s, and my birthdays and the serenade began. Thank
you especially, Heather, for your addition to this famous Happy Birthday
|A hug for our hostess|
The drive home was uneventful other than I took a wrong turn outside of Stratford. With gps and passenger support, we got straightened out soon enough and made it back to Durham. It was 7:10 when we first did the drop off in the opposite of the pickup. Gayle first, Pat, Donna and I was home at The Ridge at 7:30.
Bill managed to keep busy too giving some help over at the Acreage with Gerry, Mike and John and at home here with his cargo trailer project. He also topped up our fresh water tank while he was there. We all enjoyed ourselves. It was a fabulous day! I’d planned only to have soup and buns for supper and that was perfect for me after having such a great lunch. Bill needed a bit more so had a sandwich to fill him up.
|And to join the fun, I donned this Onesie for laughs|