I slept in on Friday, Sept. 29th until 7:15. Well, no, I stayed in bed until then but was awake to the sound of the rain at 6. Clemson and I were cozy so just rested for another hour. What’s the rush to get up on a wet day?
I opened things up and made my tea before I texted Bill ‘good morning’. His phone is low on charge, yes, he forgot his charger, so our chats are brief and quick so he can turn it off and reserve power for when he needs it. Hopefully, it will be a short day for him and he is home in good time this afternoon.
|the rain is really pounding the pond
The wind was up this morning and it rains off and on, heavy and light. Another mixed up day. I turned the furnace up a couple of notches from our overnight sleep setting. Yesterday I pulled up Google Maps and marked out a few rough directions to get us to Nevada. Nothing in stone but a general idea that can’t be jiggled. So, this morning I printed them off and highlighted key points.
|Printed copies of our first few days
|Steel cut oats are better than regular oats
I remembered that I purchased a used Toastess waffle/panini maker at the Sally Ann in Hanover a while ago. Today, since I’m plugged in, I’m going to test it out. We don’t eat pancakes a lot but I’ve never owned one of these and if it makes it easy, I’ll keep it. So, I mixed up a batter, enough so I could make breakfast for Bill and I for a day or two. I plugged it in and when the light switched from red to green, poured the batter into the pools.
In two or three minutes, no kidding, they were steaming and I lifted the lid. Oh me oh my! I gently lifted the two waffles out onto a plate. I noted that there was NO sticking! I added butter and real home town (Priceville) maple syrup and savoured every bite. Bill will love these, they aren’t as heavy as my pancakes and cleanup is a snap! Well worth the $4 I paid for it.
I wiped the edges of Toastess and poured the reserved batter into a fridge container. Could someone please tell me how Mom and even I raised children without this ingenious appliance? No flipping, just heat with no oil, pour and serve. I’m in heaven! Did I say NO sticking? I ate them too fast and didn’t get a picture. Next time!
|It wasn't to be but it was nice to see the sun and blue sky trying
I stepped out with Clemson for nature’s call and walked to the Restroom myself. The sun was trying to poke through and that 11C felt suddenly like 18C. Crazy what a little sunshine does to our life. I cleaned up the dishes inside and as it looks again like rain, I may as well carry on with my inside stuff. With company coming tomorrow and possibly a full house (depending on weather) The Suite needs a good dusting.
|Carrot cake, one of his favs
With those things out of the way, I grabbed a sweater and walked very quickly down the lane to the mailbox. I saw the mail lady stop. What a nasty wind, but I won’t complain because I want it out of its system today! Yay! A card that I was waiting for has arrived. It just proves that ‘best laid plans…….’ .
My sister, Audrey, sent my card on Sept. 18 from Montreal and it just arrived, addressed perfectly. It was worth the wait.
|I noticed with a lot of the foliage dropping off
I could see through to the ponds on the other side
|Yes, fall is upon us and the property is starting to look bare
|Usually I have to fight through the grasses to take a clear picture of our stream
I don't know what is flying over but it looks like a flying fish!
|This is the last year for Daddy's Sunflower box :(
The other funny thing is our persistent Downy Woodpecker. He is determined to make this tree his own. It is a wonder the strong 60 km winds don’t blow him right off the trunk! Bill arrived home around 4:30 and unloaded the cooler and the groceries as well as his overnight bag. Clemson ran to the door when he realized his Daddy was home. He is the cutest little greeter and needs to be picked up by whoever has arrived home.
|If you notice where the bark is peeled off, that is the work of our Woody
There it is, the relief I feel when Bill is back. It isn’t often too obvious although I may say to him over the course of the next few hours “I’m glad you’re home”. He left CanAm today for the last time working for them, in their environment at least. He said his goodbyes until we see them in a couple of weeks for the Toronto RV show. Then it will be both of us. I can do it, yes, I can. Thank heavens for Pat and Rob, our little guy will be well taken care of.
Supper was good. This was our first taste of West Grey Butcher’s roasts and we were impressed. There is enough left over for a couple more meals and that is enough. We did the dishes up together and Bill sat at his laptop to catch up on his reading. He doesn’t connect to wifi when in London so misses out on not only my posts but other bloggers.
The wind is whipping up out there, even stronger than it has been all day. So, once more I’m glad I’m not alone. The flag is almost at a 90-degree angle out there, that should tell you. Bill hooked up our Blue Flame heater and we turned the furnace off. Now we’ll be warm at more than half the cost.
This has been a productive day, again, so I won’t grumble about the crazy weather. I just hope that in the morning it will be a different story. I hope your day has been an enjoyable one.
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