Up On The Ridge
I heard Bill get up around 6:30 on Thursday, Aug. 29th but when you can’t get on line to read blogs and the sky looks ‘iffy’, why rush out of bed? I remained comfy, cozy under the covers until closer to 7 before joining him downstairs. We had our morning brew together and he went down to the Hangar. He is doing all kinds of ‘plane connection’ things that I don’t fully understand so I just let him be.
|A morning pond picture|
He’ll need help lifting the big brute out of the Hangar at some point, since he’s attached the tail now. We also want to get the wings in the covers and hang them out of the way in his cargo trailer. That will free up space as well for his puttering and storage. I’m anxious to see them in place.
|Sometimes, normal things you see every day strike your fancy|
|The moss on this log had me focusing on it today|
It was time to fill our pill container for the week but since we only take a couple of vitamins, it takes no time at all. I touch wood every so often that we are still healthy. Just a tad superstitious, I am! Then I decided to go into town and pick up some groceries. Planning lunch, supper and breakfast for company is on me, Bill lets me have at it, so with that decided I had a list of items to get to fulfill the menu.
Hope (of a blue sky coming)
|I called this picture "possibility" as I was walking|
Remembering the big cloud that moved from west to east
Now, the blue sky is doing the same thing
Durham was already getting busy at 9 and so I scooted around the store as quick as possible to get out of there. Darn it, they didn’t have their shipment of corn on the cob and that would be a main part of our supper. We’ll have to go back after the funeral and we do need to make a stop at the LCBO for wine anyway. We just had rye toast and jelly for breakfast and were all cleaned up and ready to go by 10:30. There wasn’t any difficulty finding parking at the funeral home at that time.
|And a brighter future today|
There was quite a nice turn-out for Aunt Mary, which is always a blessing. It was a nice service and we were soon on our way to the cemetery. That was short and sweet and we drove to the Anglican Church in Durham for a wonderful lunch of sandwiches, desserts, tea and coffee. You’ve been to these; you know how great the goodies are. The bread is always the freshest ever and their salmon and egg sandwiches are the best.
|And a farmer's work never ends|
Around 1 we started saying our goodbyes and headed home for the final touch-ups at home before our company arrives. We stopped at the liquor store and got a couple of bottles of red wine. We also took advantage of a small ‘honor system’ booth with Rotary Club corn for sale. No price, just what you felt I guess so I picked up 10 cobs and left appropriate cash in the slot. It looked great!
Back home, I swept and washed the Restroom and re-tidied the Roost (bunky), putting my puzzle away. I forgot to take a picture of it but I did get that one finished yesterday afternoon. I walked to the mailbox while Bill had a snooze and retrieved the local flyers for the week. On our way back from town, Bill noticed the house on the corner had a few more FREE things out, one being a Home Hardware wash bucket. He stopped and put it in the trunk. I’ll try it for work in the morning.
|And as the day went on, the blue sky dominated|
For the afternoon, Bill puttered away in the Hangar. He didn’t need me after all and had put the wings in their covers and they were hung in the cargo trailer. They fit well, nice and snug against the wall. I sat outside at the patio table and read my book for a while. At 3, I got a text from our friends stating that they were leaving London and all I had left to do was sweep the Suite. I prepared some corn and disposed the husks in the compost bin. More time for visiting.
|I salvaged this blue board Bill was throwing out|
A reflection in the sun made the save worth it
|The property is looking good|
|Ready for company|
|And the hibiscus continues to amaze me with each new bloom|
Kathy and Derrick arrived right on the dot at 5 pm. I was thinking their Lincoln has wings and then Derrick admitted a heavy foot. 😊 No matter, they are here safe and sound. It is great to see them, as usual, and the conversation never ends. Bill showed Derrick the Hangar and his toys and we had some wine together outside on the patio. The wind was gusting fairly strong, around 10 mph at times but in the heat of the sun, it was gorgeous.
|At 5, our company arrived|
At 6:30, Bill started barbecuing Italian sausage and I plugged us in to start Madame IP soon after. I did the corn inside (5 minutes and perfect!) and put the salad together (I opened a bag) in a bowl. More wine and conversation made it a lovely supper together. We miss our bi-monthly dinners that we used to have with these two while living in London.
|And a lovely indoor supper with wonderful friends|
|No bun for me, I'd had enough bread at the church|
|Now that's a cake!!|
Good night all!
This was a great day and evening. Their time here at the Ridge is never long enough but they have a busy working life back home and it is hard to get away too. I look forward to more morning fun before they head out.
Thank you for stopping by!