When I woke up on Wednesday, Sept. 19th I was snuggled down in the covers and noticed cooler air in the Suite. Bill let Clemson out at 5:30 and they both crawled back under the covers. I heard Bill trying to be very quiet as he slipped out of bed around 6:30 and thought I would be able to drop off again. Nope, so I got up just before 7.
|A calm cooler but lovely morning to walk|
Because I felt a bit chilled, I slipped my fluorescent t-shirt on with a jacket overtop and pushed myself to go for a walk. It was the only way I’d get warmed up the quickest. The air was still with no breeze this morning and it was registering 54F on the outside thermometer. The walk was lovely although I had to keep tucking my hands up in my sleeves to warm my fingertips.
|I need to keep turning around to catch the sunrise|
I’m glad I went because my coat was undone by the time I returned and it had done the trick. I made my tea and sat with Bill while we drank our brews and talked about our daily plans. We needed gas for the riding mower as the grass needed to be cut. Bill took the Mercedes into town to do that and immediately went out to cut the front field first.
|A peek into the green forest|
We were expecting a phone call from our friends, Jeff and Joan, regarding their visit tomorrow so didn’t want to miss that. With a couple of things going on, mainly the weather, we believe we are going to have to cancel. That is the big issue with company wanting to come in September. Seems like there is another leak in the line between the cold water and the hot water tank so we need have that looked after too. We’ll see what Marshall thinks when he arrives.
|a Camouflaged Pop!|
Bill finished out front and came back before 10 and replaced the cupboard latches that he picked up at Can Am while he was there. All fixed up and ready for the next round of bumpy interstate roads. We made ourselves a coffee and waited for the phone call. When Jeff phoned around 10:20 we all agreed that the weather over the next few days was not conducive to visiting and cancelled it for this year. It is too bad but that is what September does.
|The funky tree still intriques my camera|
It was around 10:30 when Marshall drove in with the Rav4 and we chatted for half hour or so and he was on his way back to London. Thanks Marshall for bring Ptooties home! Inside Bill communicated with Nicole at Can Am about last night’s adventure and then went out to cut the back field. I brushed my teeth and went out to cut some of the grass on the hill too before lunch.
|Marshall had a nice drive with Ptooties|
|He left with the Mercedes diesel|
It was 60f and the sun was beautiful. I got part way done and decided to stop to make us something to eat. It was already 12 noon so I fried up an egg omelette on toasted buns and we went back out to finish the jobs. I managed to get another month of pictures sorted before Bill came in for a snooze. I took our California Duster and brushed the Rav down, removing 90% of the visible dirt. It looks so much better.
|all dusted down, looking pretty|
At 3:30 we took Clemson’s food, a couple of green apples and some Caramel Dip, our laptops, travel folders and drove in to Rob and Pat’s one more time. We got right to it when we arrived and booked the membership parks that we know we want to stop at. There are ‘bookdocking’ sites in between where flexibility allows for the unknown. Once we’d gone as far as we could go, it was time to pack things up and order supper.
|Clemson did well jumping up and down without the added|
Today, Bill and I chose New Orlean’s Pizza and picked it up to bring back to the house. Pat and I shared some Spumanti Bambino wine, which I haven’t had since I was in my mid 20’s, and it was nice for a change. Clemson moved from one couch to the other, undecided which was more comfortable.
|Bacon, pepperoni, mushroom and olives|
It was after 7:30 when we said goodbye and came home to watch the America’s Got Talent finale. The winner was one of my/our original 3 choices so we were pleased.
I went up to bed with Clemmy around 10 and dropped off pretty quickly. It was a good day all around. We managed to get our grass cut on the property and things are looking nifty again. We made some confirmed bookings for the winter with our travel friends and we finalized about the visit for today, which is a concern off our minds too.
Thank you for popping in!