On the Ridge
Around 4:45 on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, I was awakened by the storm. When I went to bed at 10, the winds increased and rocked the Suite and me to sleep in the process. The storm, thankfully, was just rain and loud overbearing thunder. Maybe lightning too but my eyes were shut and blinds closed so I can’t confirm that. I’m just glad the winds had abated.
|This is all I can say about the appointment today|
Next I knew it was 6:30 and I texted my sweetie. When he called we talked about the morning’s appointment. Black Beauty was due for the front brake pads to be replaced and an overall brake check. I had my tea and listened to the light rain off and on while I read blog posts. Around 8 I got washed up and more appropriately dressed for the day. There are things I put on in the morning that I wouldn’t wear out anywhere other than the yard.
|Lunch back at home|
At 8:30 I drove the short distance to Pletsch Automotive, just the other side of Durham. West, for those testing my directions. Ha ha. I arrived at 8:45 and checked in and he took the truck right away. My plan was to wait for it and was fully prepared to do that. The chairs were comfortable, it was a pleasantly warm room and the tv was on. I had just finished a tea so passed on the available Keurig coffee.
|Some of the dahlias that are still blooming|
|And today, a surprise|
Top left, 1 robin, Top right, 2 robins
Bottom left, 3 robins and Bottom right, yup - 4 robins
I thought they'd left by now
I got the broom out then and swept the carpets and tile floors. When that was done, I did the few dishes up that were in the kitchen sink.
|my rings are cleaned up now|
When my hair was combed out, I took off my slippers and socks to remove my ‘due time’ toenail polish. Brenda is treating me to a pedicure as a birthday gift before my hair appointment and I figured I’d save time there as well by having the old polish removed. I’ve never had a pedicure before so that is the reason for her gift. I guess, when she heard that I’d never had one – at 65! – she would change that. 😊
|And the robins invited their friends|
|Look at them all!|
The bottom two pictures were taken within the same minute
If your eyes are really really good, you might see the gray flutters on the fence line
of them all flying off
|They didn't go too far, they moved over to|
the area between the outhouse and storage shed
there were so many!
|The sad picture of Madame Butterfly II|
|Our prettiest tree on the Ridge|
|One of the last mail deliveries here|
|I see some blue sky out there|
|A good supper with my watermelon for dessert|
|A little reality check|
Good night y'all!