I heard Bill getting up around 6 on Saturday, Feb. 2nd but I still felt like snuggling under the covers. It certainly wasn’t because of a cool night, as no heater was necessary last night for sleeping. Even for those of us who are ‘warm’ sleepers. It was 61F when I did get up an hour later. We have a street light right at the back corner of our site, which is nice, but other than that, it was still very dark.
|This is looking out our front door|
When it lightened up considerably, I headed out in capris, my hoody and vest. What a lovely morning and there were no winds yet. By the time I got ¾ of the way around, I felt a few spits of rain but still trucked on since I had my hood to put up if I needed to. We aren’t sure what kind of day this is going to be but first thing, we need to head into Fry’s for the mainstays that we are either out of or soon to be out of.
|Clouds made for a darker morning but the camera flash|
made it darker still
When I returned, Bill was outside setting Weber up and putting our solar lights out around our patio. We both walked over to check on Pat around 8 to hear that she was a wee bit better but still not over the earache. I’d tried offering a few suggestions but she really needed some good ear drops and probably just more rest, out of the wind. We agreed with Rob to meet in an hour to go shopping.
|Bill's poached eggs|
I warmed up a cup of steel cut oatmeal for myself and made Bill a couple of poached eggs on his last 2 crusts of bread. Hard times!!! Bread was on the list. Rob rode into town with us and we all got the basics today. A commenter on yesterday’s post reminded me that Wednesday is Senior’s Day so we’ll all go in and really stock up.
|Pretty things on my walk this morning|
|Some trees are so 'shapely'|
|At the back corner of the park, there is an upper level|
I'm looking down over the lower homes
|As it says - "Humbug"|
I made myself a coffee when we returned and got the vacuum out. The Suite needed a good cleaning so all floors got spiffed up. Tough life, it took all of 10 minutes. I joined Bill outside with my book and we talked shop. You know, finances, shopping and things to do this week. Rob popped over on his way for a walk and we discussed the typical park wifi woes. We have been good using our hotspot, that we’re not fretting about the poor connection. Maybe in the clubhouse and office area it is better.
|Truer words were never spoken?|
The thought crossed my mind to hit the pool and hot tub this afternoon but with the winds and clouds, it isn’t appealing to me so much now. Rob told me that there were 2 puzzles on the go in the clubhouse so that was my afternoon plan. I don’t know how I missed them when I was out for my walks but I’d certainly take advantage! Soon after, I took my phone and a bottle of water and walked back to the Clubhouse by the pool.
|The seating area at the pool for happy hours|
or for listening to the afternoon music
|A better picture of the pool without any occupants|
|Dog park for Clemson if he could ever stop sniffing long enough|
to enjoy it! haha
There were 2 tables each with an ongoing puzzle. One was very tough looking but it was unattended. The other one was child’s play and an older man was working on it while his wife sat waiting. I appreciate that because of Mom who can now only feel confident working on smaller puzzles with larger pieces. Kudos to her at 92! I worked on it alone and then with another pleasant lady for a while before heading for home a couple of hours later.
|Shuffleboard, Curling, Pickle ball courts|
|Putting practice and horseshoes|
When I returned, I joined him in my recliner and we both read and dozed. I took Clemson for a long windy walk around the block feeling completely wind-blown by the time we got back. The winds had been gusting to 26 mph over the last hour and our Suite was rocking on occasion. At 5:45 Bill lit the Weber Q and began grilling farmer’s sausage for supper. It was a slap-it-together supper tonight. He wasn’t overly hungry with the cold and we didn’t want potatoes again.
|Pussy-muck as Bill calls this type of supper|
He had toast, I avoided the extra carbs tonight
I opened 2 cans, something I seldom do unless we’re having chili. Brown beans and diced tomatoes. I made a couple of pieces of toast for Bill because ‘stuff a cold, starve a fever’ has been well rehearsed over my growing years. It wasn’t fancy but it tasted good and it was indeed fast. We were finished eating and dishes before 7. I plugged away at finishing my post before we sat and relaxed for the evening. We had programs to watch that were recorded on our PVR.
|It certainly wasn't a desert sunset tonight|
Good night from Sundance
It has been a good first day in the park and we look forward to many more. I hope you’ve had a good day too.
Thank you for your visit.