Up On The Ridge
I got up at 6:30 so I could head into the Mat for 7. It was a cleaning day and Jamie wanted to meet me there. He and his cousin were siding the side and back and they were storing things in the LockUp/Maintenance Room. He wanted to be there to move things out of my way so I could do my job. We decided, after I looked at the floors, that I didn’t need to damp mop them. That saved Jamie some lugging and I went about my cleaning. There were some spots on the floor that I could easily wipe up with a cloth.
On my way to work before the sun
got too high
Ken were leaving today but in no hurry so I took my time inside finishing yesterday’s
post. When they were just about ready to hook up their tow vehicle, Ken noticed
that one of their inside tires on the coach was flat. He got his compressor out
and filled it up before they made their way down the laneway. It was around
10:30 when I captured the final photos of them driving down North Line.
hungry, naturally, so I came inside and made Bill an omelette on rye toast and
mine on tortillas. That was good but still I could only eat half of my lunch.
was some water left in the water bladder so Bill moved Black Beauty over to the
corner of the lot and hooked up my hose, pump and sprinkler head. I watered the
garden, giving them a good dose. It was when I was up there that I noticed a
lovely little painted rock. Only one person could have left that, since it wasn’t
doing that, Bill made some changes in the storage shed before we drove to town.
a fridge container as well as a refillable 5 gal. reusable bottle. Let’s give
this a try! Bill filled the fridge jug up and it fit perfectly. Here I can
drink the well water from the Acreage and we’ll make better use of the filtered
water system when we go south. Bill went down to the Hangar after stretching
out in his recliner for about half hour and I stretched out on my lounge chair
outside in that glorious sun.
At 5, I
came in and tried to configure supper. I decided on chili from the thawed
ground beef I’d pulled out of the freezer and Bill was okay with that. I also spiraled
a portion of the zucchini and with olive oil, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese,
fried it up for about 5 minutes. Just a little bit of crunch left and I had my
chili on top. We each had some rye toast with butter and it was very good. For
dessert, we cleaned up the last of the apple crisp with ice cream.
the dishes done up and brought things in from outside and closed up the sheds.
I don’t think it is going to rain but the dampness gets into everything and the
nights do cool down a fair bit. It was a gorgeous day though with some windy
gusts, enough to keep our awnings at bay. America’s Got Talent was on tonight
with its final episode so we watched the recorded program from last night
you’ve had a nice day. Even though it is hard to say goodbye to good friends,
it has been a wonderful Ridge Campout again. We value our time alone too.
for stopping by! If you wish to comment, I’m interested in what you have to
got too high
|Hydro (electric) power installation at the corner|
Jamie hung around to wait for his cousin to arrive so they could carry on. He was busy peeling the lettering off the DURHAM LAUNDROMAT sign so it could be painted in a colour to match the new siding. We chatted more about his ideas for the Mat and he asked me for my opinion on a couple of things. On my way onto Baptist Church Road, I passed the Divine Love house that just recently sold. They had put a few things out marked FREE.
|We love the colour|
|And he's painting the old red brick at the front|
After I turned the corner, I noticed a piece of artwork on canvas. It was a sizeable piece and even though I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, I slipped it into our back seat so I could think about it. When I left, I drove straight home and Bill made my tea. I showed him what I’d brought home and we both chose a spot for it on the storage shed wall. It didn’t take Bill long to hang it for me and the spot is perfect!
|I loved the Arizona colours|
|And this shows you how big it is|
It will be visible as you crest the hill to our parking area
|Our hibiscus is doing well|
|I love this bud at 75% open|
|Kim closes the door as they get ready to leave|
|See you guys!|
|All set up to water my garden and I had plenty of water|
|So cute and a lovely surprise|
this little plant has 2 nice sized peppers on it
First stop was to visit Elvis down the road and then a stop at the Laundromat to see how Jamie and his cuz were coming along. Jamie showed us around and shared some ideas with Bill. We both really like the colour of the siding. Last stop in town was at The Water Store. We’ve been tossing the idea around about switching from bottled water to this new system.
|Bill teased Jamie about us finally seeing HIM work|
He's on the left
|My view from my chair|
The wind gusts were strong but I was perfect in the sun
|And almost home we follow this big baler into the neighbouring field|
|And the bales sometimes fall stacked|
|Forgive the dust specks - let's just say it's from the baler|
|Free entertainment from up on the hill and the wind was blowing|
in the right direction
|Our new watering system|
We've joined the fray of RO users
our small part in saving the environment
|The jug fits perfectly in the fridge|
|This was so good! I enjoyed the zucchini mixed in with my chili|
|And dessert - oh my|
I must have done something right to deserve this!
|And a couple more pictures of our Hibiscus|
|Thank you Rob and Pat|
We are truly enjoying the beauty of your gift