Saturday, August 31, 2019

Can’t You Stay Longer? A Tour Around the Ridge, Another Goodbye

On the Ridge

When I woke up at 6:00 on Friday, Aug. 30th, Bill seemed to still be sleeping. I quietly got dressed and slipped into the bathroom to get washed and my teeth brushed. By the time I’d made a couple of trips up and down the stairs, he moved enough to give me a good morning and good bye kiss. It was a working day for me so I left around 6:20.

And this was the sky to the east this morning at 6:30

And as I approached #4 highway, I was sure I saw lights in the field
so I waited
 Now, driving on Baptist Church Road I am very cautious. Yesterday, a deer ran across the road about 75’ ahead of me, just at Turbine Lane. Far enough to give me room to slow down, but still close enough to put my heart in my throat. I crept the remaining 3 km to the corner of #4 highway. For the deer, my and Patootie’s sake. I made it to the Mat safely and was pleased to find doors locked and only the odd fly buzzing around.

And if you look closely, a farmer was actually baling that early!
Looked like my boss had been in last night as the floor looked quite clean and when I went to get change out of a machine to run a soapy washer, they were empty of coin. Yup, he’d been in. The recycle bins looked great so I disposed of those things before setting about the regular chores. I was on my way out by 7:45. I wanted to test something so drove to the library parking lot. What a treat! I didn’t need to go into the library to connect to their wifi.

And boy was I surprised an hour later when I came home
There was a section on Baptist Church Road where the fog
was thick
With that knowledge, I felt that I could go anytime and sit outside and do my stuff. They didn’t have to be open. I wish I’d known that last weekend. Back home, the Sumnalls’ were still sleeping with both outside Bunky doors closed.

I could hear the squawking birds as I opened my door
As a I was getting out of the car a murder of crows was cackling and flying into the trees up on the berm. I inadvertently spooked them with the door closing and I snapped photos of them filling the sky over my head. Weird.

And there is nothing quite like the sound they make when they
fly off in a swoop

At least they weren't attacking as in the Hitchcock movie
The Birds
 I had my tea inside with Bill and soon our guests joined us. I’d planned a nice breakfast for around 10 so began cutting onions, bacon, green peppers (from my garden), radishes, mushrooms and eggs into a fry pan. With mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper, the omelettes were delicious! We had rye toast and choke cherry jelly as well which was a big hit. I’ll be picking more of those cherries in the next week.

And they flew off over our rooftops towards the pond
Bill and Derrick brought the Telemaster out of the Hangar so Derrick could get pictures showing the size in perspective. I’d loaded the dishwasher again and joined them. Kathy posed for us and then she and I toured the property. 

The omelette was great and K & D liked my jelly on toast
I wanted to show off my garden and she got a kick out of the 3 watermelon. She was here at the right time to get a freshly picked green pepper to take home. It was around noon hour when we posed together for a group selfie and then they pulled out. Always a pleasure having these guys and always sad to see them leave.

Kathy poses with the Telemaster
They were pretty blown away by the size of the plane
Derrick is one of the owners of AVF Hobby Store in London
so keeps Bill well equipped with his rc needs
My sweetie stretched out on his recliner and dozed for a few minutes while I caught up on and proofread my posts from the last 3 days. A trip into town for some data work was in the cards. At 1:30, I took my laptop and drove to the library. I spent a couple of hours at least sitting in the chair by the window. It was warm in there but not uncomfortably so. What was uncomfortable was the darn flies! LOL To my credit, 2 died in my presence.

a little discussion of the planes creation
and I like this view as we can see the insides through the transparent covering
I finished 3 blog posts and did a bit of normal Googling stuff. I was tired and wasn’t into the Facebook thing too much so I may not have commented on something you’ve posted. I was anxious to get back home and when I did, I warmed up a cinnamon bun for each of us and carried it down to eat with Bill. This was a treat Kathy and Derrick brought us. Calorie-free, of course! Haha

And I meant to include this yesterday
a picture of our wing cover in place
in the cargo trailer
This view is from his small side door

And this is the back view that is open so the wings can
be slid out easily
Then, I sat in my recliner and flipped through the local flyers. I’d hoped to drop off but couldn’t seem to get there. I turned tv on around 4:30 to watch NCIS reruns until it was time for supper. Neither of us were too hungry, we’d had a great breakfast and didn’t need a large supper. Bill suggested toasted tomato sandwiches so that was a great choice. With a garden salad on the side and creamy Jello for dessert, it was filling.

A picture of the 4 of us before they left
Bye guys!

After loading the dishwasher and turning it on, Bill sat to do some more stitching on his straps for the wings. One wasn’t quite long enough. I finished my post for today and moved over beside him to work on the crossword puzzle. We found an episode of Still Standing with Johnny Harris so laughed along with that.

Toasted tomato and salad for supper
 This was a great day although it was sad to say goodbye to our good friends. We’ll make a point to see them in London before we head south.

And dessert
Good night from the Ridge!
Thank you very much for taking the time to stop and read today. Your comments are always welcome!


  1. That plane is really something! Will it really fly!?

    1. Yes indeed! Bill says it will be easier to fly than the smaller ones.

  2. Yup ... that's the biggest remote-controlled plane I've seen. That is going to be a real kick to fly!! Very cool pictures of the crows!

  3. I agree with the others, that is quite the plane! As for the crows, I remember my mom watching the birds when I was little and I had nightmares for some time afterward. Yikes!