It was another sleepless night in
Priceville for all 3 of us. Our little boy still isn’t feeling good and was out
2 or 3 times between 2 and 4:30. Poor thing and poor Bill, the one on ‘overnight
duty’. We woke and got up around 6:30 and 7 and wow, was it chilly!
|Beautiful foggy, misty pond this morning|
It was a cool 48F/9C at that time of
the morning so we popped the furnace on. Something wasn’t right, it shut off
after 10 minutes. With some brain-storming on Bill’s part, he discovered that
he’d forgot to turn the reserve (2nd) propane tank on so when the
first one emptied, it died. Once he figured that out, we had heat and because
of the overnight temperatures for the next few days, Bill brought our Blue
Flame heater in from the bunky. May as well use it since it is much more efficient.
Before I get too far into this post, today is my middle grandson's 21st birthday. How did that happen??? Jacob is a determined intelligent young man making his way in this world. Living on his own, he has always made us proud of what he accomplishes. Happy Birthday, Jake!
|Bill and Jake in 1997|
|growing up over the years|
|Jake and his Mom today|
Yes, that looks like a choir gown
You just never know with this young man! :)
After our first coffee and tea, I
drove into Durham with the dirty laundry. 3 loads washed and I nipped into
Foodland to pick up some eggs. I didn’t actually forget them yesterday, I was
just trying to get a better deal. Think about this, especially for someone who
eats a lot of eggs. Costco: 24 eggs/$4.99 (.207 per), Independent: 18 eggs/$4.79
(.266 per), Foodland: 18 eggs/$5.39 (299 per) AND Foodland: 12 eggs/$2.79 (.232
per). They are just eggs but guess what I bought?
|While I was gone, Bill had a couple of visitors in our little cherry tree|
|He's feigning indifference here|
|And the hummer visited too|
Back home, I almost had a head-on
with Rob in his new Edge. We are both about the same size so it would be
undeterminable who’d get the worst of it. He was coming out of our lane and I
was bee-lining it in. It would have been my fault. We just laughed at the story
that would have been to tell our spouses. Bill was down in his Hangar and I went
up to the hill to hang the clothes. Not much breeze for the most part but
hopefully the sun will dry them quick enough.
|I like it when they share the feeder|
with their friends
I went inside and changed into shorts
and went back out to cut the lawn. I worked steady and managed to complete the
main area, moving chairs and the hammock as I went. Clemson was outside with me
as I didn’t want him stuck inside with his upset tummy. He seemed quite happy,
up on his stool in the shade and my chair in the sun and then a couple of trips
down to see how Daddy was doing. I stopped before going down the hill beside
the corral. I think that can be left for another day, it isn’t that bad.
We walked down to the Hangar and I
told Bill I’d make us lunch. He’d just had toast earlier and I hadn’t had
anything yet. I made us an omelette, no toast today, and we cleaned up dishes.
The day is going by so quickly and already it was 12:30. Bill went upstairs to
have a snooze with the already slumbering Clemson and I got in the shower. When
I finished, I put my mower away and moved chairs back into place. We were
expecting Brenda and Randy around 6 for supper and we had an invite to Happy
Hour at Rob and Pat’s.
|Bill works down in his Hangar, making a stand for one of his tools|
|Our geese families returned and stuck around all day|
Bill vacuumed the Suite and I dusted
through the downstairs and cleaned the bathroom. Once he had his shower it was
3:15 and we drove into Durham. Some of the clothes were dry so I brought those
in, but most were still damp. I want to bring them in before the cool air hits
later. It was a nice visit with Rob and Pat and we were able to make a few more
rubber coated plans for our travels south. Every chit chat gets us closer to
|The chairs are looking great!|
We left shortly after 5 and came home
so Bill could make Clemson his supper. I closed the windows in the bunky and in
Rob and Pat’s fiver while Bill went to start bringing clothes in off the line. Within
no time we had them folded, brought in and put away. Clemson still isn’t
himself as he didn’t touch his supper tonight. We put his dish in the fridge,
maybe later he’ll be hungry.
We tried to direct Brenda and Randy
to our place, their gps was taking them on a wild goose chase. That is
unfortunate and we hope it doesn’t discourage future visits. I have supper
ready to put on the Weber and when they arrive, we’ll get it lit to warm up
while they relax a bit. It isn’t fun getting lost, at no time, for anyone. They
arrived before 7 and it was hugs all around. Always fun to see these guys from
|Just caught them saying goodbye late this afternoon|
We sat inside and caught up while
they had a ‘stress-relief’ drink from the drive. At 7ish, Bill lit the barbecue
and at 7:20 put the salmon on. Trying another one of George’s recipes, Salmon
with Dill Sauce. I mixed the Caesar Salad inside and set the table and our Hi-low
coffee table up for Bill and I. This works well without getting the 2 chairs
out from under the bed.
|30 minutes tops and they were done perfectly|
Supper was delish if I do say so
myself! It is basically all about the prep and timing on the grill. You don’t have
to turn the filets or anything. The meal was a hit and after clearing those
plates away, I served a Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake for dessert. I didn’t make
this one, it came prepackaged from Independent but it was thick and very good.
The dishes went into the dishwasher and we turned it on and gathered around the
roaring fire Bill had going.
|Brenda and Randy arrived from London safely|
|Clemson thought this table setting was for him|
Daddy gives him an etiquette lesson
The night had cooled down but there
was no wind at all. In our warmer clothes it was a nice evening. We conversed
until 11:30 when we warmed our backsides and went to bed The‘kids’ should be
warm with the heater going in the bunky and an extra blanket at the ready if
they need it. It was dropping to 7C tonight. Brrrr. This was a great day!
|Beautiful sky and notice the pond reflection|
Thanks for stopping in. I love to
hear from you if you care to leave a comment.
Good morning Patsy! A busy but nice day for you two. Getting lost isn't nice, but now they know how to get there, should be no problem in the future :) Poor Clemson ;( hopefully it's just taking a few days for his system to get back to normal after that bad water you were giving him..just kidding...Happy Birthday Jake! Handsome young man and his mom is a beauty! Love the pic of him and Bill. They do grow so fast don't they?! Dinner looks awesome and how nice to have the company. When you talk about the Bunky it sounds so comfy and warm :)))ReplyDelete
Hi Shirley! Thanks for your nice comment. It was a great day prepping and worth it for when they arrived. :)Delete
Hopefully Clemson is better soon. Jake is a cutie and no wonder. I agree about Bridgette.
I think our friends love the bunky so that's good too!
How fun to have dinner with friends. I think I need a coffee table like that!! Glad to hear the weather is cooling off. Same is going on here, thank goodness. Hope Clemson's tummy gets better soon. I always give my kids bottled water .... or water filtered from the fridge. Maybe try my vet's suggestion ... chopped up chicken with a little rice or potato mixed in .. if he will eat it that is. Sure fixed up Cooper and Jessie.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. I have to admit that I'm not keen on the weather cool down. Too soon for us but it is going to warm up a bit for a week or so. :)Delete
Clemson is eating his food but if his tummy isn't better tomorrow, I'll have to cook some rice and do that. Thank you for the suggestion. :)
Nice to see Brenda and Randy again, too bad they got delayed by the GPS. I never trust one.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed the salmon and dill sauce so easy and very tasty.
Nice that B & R could come for the weekend. We love having them. We do trust a gps, sometimes it is the handler and what is put in. Brenda admits that she wasn't sure what address she entered. :)Delete
The salmon and dill was wonderful, thank you for the recipe! I'll do it again.
You sure do a lot in one day. Yes do try some rice with boiled chicken for Clemson. He might be happy to just drink the chicken flavored water once it cools.ReplyDelete
Thank you Contessa. He's eating but seems to have the 'runs'. tomorrow, I'll try that if he is up through the night again. :)Delete
That sure looks like a chilly morning!ReplyDelete
Yes, too chilly, too soon. We're not ready for fall.Delete