I don’t know if it was excitement or the tea we had at 6:30 last night at supper, but even though we first felt tired when we crawled into bed, sleep didn’t come. Bill said the coyotes were singing when he took Clemson out and we heard them again at 11. Then I noticed he had drifted off but I watched the clock roll until 11:45. Next thing I knew it was 6 and Bill was getting up.
|So, I forgot to put this in yesterday's post but I know many of you wanted to|
know what my 'project' was over the last couple of months
It is large enough for a hockey blanket, a floor spread or a crib or baby bed
|Because I knew Jess occasionally read my post,|
I couldn't include pics of the baby blanket I crocheted
I'm very pleased that this was my first creation
|So, here is their chicken coop|
|My attempt at a replica LOL|
|A very small gesture of our appreciation|
|Just before pulling slides in, we cover the chair arms and Sirius radio|
Clemson is not perturbed, instead jumping on top of the radio
and Daddy's laptop to sit on the blanket
We were pulling out of their farm at 7:30 after leaving their gift in their garage. We had filled up Black Beauty last night at the Flying M, just down the street before arriving home. The price was excellent (for here) at $1.14/litre but this morning drove to the east side of London and dumped at the Flying J for a mere $5 with our Good Sam card. It was on our way. Thank goodness we knew better than to get fuels here, you can see the outrageous price.
|Yes, that says, $1.31/litre|
Why we don't fuel up at Flying J even with our card
|There is our proud flag|
Notice just down the road, Husky is .10¢ cheaper
Now we were truly on our way and it was 8:15 am. The drive was uneventful, dry weather but a typically cold Ontario day. As we drove the 401 highway (equivalent to US Interstate) we waved at Ken and Kim (enter web page) in Ingersoll. Woops, I texted their US cell instead. LOL.
|Clemson is warm and asleep on our coats trusting we'll get him home|
Our Exit 222 followed soon after and we followed familiar roads around the outskirts of Stratford, Bill’s former home town, towards home.
Our buddy Pat and my sisters texted to advise us of the light wet snow that was falling in Durham, Hanover and Chatsworth. Nothing to worry about, there is no stopping us now! Well, I say that and we DID need to stop at an FS Express at Milverton for a ‘p’ break. All of us. Now, we don’t have to deal with that as soon as we arrive. (if we’d make it that far!) There was light snow in the fields but nothing really accumulating. Yet.
|Stopped at Milverton for a pit stop|
|Noticed this barn quilt while taking pictures of the snow|
I could feel happy anxiety as we approached Varney and then Durham. We ‘waved’ in the direction of Rob and Pat’s house over the bridge when we turned southeast at the main intersection of town.
|Snow off in the distance|
They waved back as they were on the bridge but we didn’t see them. 😊 Heading out #4 to Baptist Church Rd. the snow was now covering the fields and even B.C.R. It is fairly sheltered along most sections; you many remember my summer pictures of the woods on each side.
|Durham does a town sign right in my opinion|
|We got a kick out of this|
We left Hwy #4 on the west side of London and turned onto Hwy #4
at the Durham intersection
We've come full circle??? :)
|Baptist Church Road was a bit of a slushy mess|
When we reached North Line, it was a real ‘oh no’ and Bill slowed our Suite down and crawled. No track bare here but we chugged along and made the turn into our snow filled laneway.
|Our road, North Line, was just plain unpleasant|
It was difficult to see where the road ended and the ditch grass began so our turn was a bit too sharp, too soon. I hopped out and held the fire sign away from the sides of our home as he edged forward. From there, after opening the gate, it was smooth sailing.
|Only light snow covered laneway|
|Once we got in the gate and up the hill, we were fine|
|Looking back down the lane|
|Home Sweet Home|
sorry for the blur
We were soon settled in our spot and despite the cold wind, Bill had us plugged into power. By 11, we were H-O-M-E. We finished inside set up, Bill hooked up our October RV show purchase of the Infrared heater to arm the rv up. We carried the 6+ pieces of Bill’s new plane down to the Hangar. There were no problems in the buildings over the winter but somehow the mice found something in the outhouse to chew on. Even though no t.p. was left out, there were traces of fluff all over. Not a big deal.
|There it is, the view I've remembered|
The water level is really high right now
|What a difference two hours makes|
When we went to see Donna at 1, the snow was all but gone
|Bill checks out the Hangar|
After an hour and a half, we headed home and relaxed for the remainder of the day. I was able to get a late blog post published from the previous day while Bill set the satellite dish up. That didn’t take long and our tv was up and running.
|A box full of Avon and my new book and movie|
|We sorted through our mail|
Yours, Mine, Mom's
It was 6 when I warmed up the leftover gravy, beef, peas and my stir fry from Sunday night for supper. Bill made a hot roast beef sandwich for himself. Kind of a mish mash meal but it was very good and cleaned up the leftovers. Later, we had some rhubarb crumble for dessert.
|Supper was delicious|
|I didn't want to miss the first Ridge sunset|
|Putting our new heater to use|
I hope you’ve had a great day as well. Warm weather is coming, we just have to be patient for it to stick around.
|Welcome Home, the frogs were singing|
Thank you for following our journey!