On Tuesday, Oct. 9th, Bill and I slept in until almost 7:30! The extra hour that I stayed up last night was the factor for me. I watched Bull until 11, not knowing how I managed to stay awake. I opened the blind and noticed that the wind was minimal. Bill made his coffee and I just slipped my safety vest on over a t-shirt and went without socks for my walk. This weather is crazy and we can never be sure what today is bringing.
|obviously the time on my camera is wrong|
I wasn't walking at 4:30 am!
It was a beautiful walk, literally. The fall beauty is displayed no matter which way you turn. Even looking across the golden-brown bean fields is a stunning view. I did the 2 miles and made my tea when I returned. We sat together reading blogs and answering comments. Bill drove into Durham to fill the Rav up with gas, put some more in a can for the riding mower and pick up a few things at the Hardware store. We are certainly supporting the local economy!
|And the sun rose to give us a beautiful mor|
Yesterday, I mentioned that my clear nail polish works on my rocks but it takes longer than it would with a regular brush and shellac, because of the teeny brush. I texted Bill and asked him to check out the clear paint for me after all. It is 68F/20C as I sit here at my laptop at 10:30, the clouds move across the sky and dump more rain on us. Is that because Bill and I discussed him cutting the grass today instead of waiting? F Y I - The grass didn't get cut today. Had to share more fall colours from my walk today.
We have a clothing rack that stays in the bunky over the winter and we, Bill especially, removes some of the clothes from the Suite closet that he figures he doesn’t need to take along. I can’t be quite that certain nor can I honestly say what I won’t ‘need’ as far as the temperatures we will encounter during our travel days this winter. I’m too much of a Boy Scout, always prepared for things that likely won’t happen BUT there is a possibility!
|When the sun popped, the colours burst even more|
|This whole beautiful day was a fight in the sky for control|
Bill asked if I would type out a fresh page of our winter trip plans so we have a good copy and can share it with my two sisters. Gayle, will be south at some point this winter too and would like to know where we can connect. Donna reads my blog during the winter but we can leave her a copy too so she knows our whereabouts. Just thinking about all of this, I can feel myself getting excited about the journey.
After I finished that, I went out and cleaned the ashes and bark from the firepit. It stays in the outhouse over the winter. It is very annoying that even though we are able to be outside in summer attire that the rain returned every 30 minutes all through the morning. We need the sun to ripen my remaining tomatoes or I’ll be writing my own movie about Fried Green Tomatoes!
|This is where Bill cut out the bushes and it looks so|
open now although a gully so not walkable
|when I emptied a few clumps of damp niger seed here, it wasn't wasted|
|and no matter how close I got, he wasn't moving|
|Oh, Chippy, you make me laugh|
|This was a good easy meal|
This has been a good day and I hope you can say the same. Thank you for stopping in.