On Saturday, Oct. 5th Bill and I were up by 7 and I was off to work for 7:30. Bill had his coffee and then drove B.B. over to get a bladder of water for the week. It isn’t because it was empty or too low, he just likes to top it up for me. When I was in at the Mat, I came across a washing machine that had a ‘broken’ sign on it but thought I’d wipe it out from the last user anyway. When I opened the door, water gushed out onto the floor! I quickly shut it and shot the mop to clean up my mess.
|Frost on the 'pumpkin' this morning|
so it was a good thing I'd covered my vegetables
Jamie had already had a similar issue with this machine but I didn’t expect there to be water in the tub. On the lighter side, I did get a kick out of the note on the sign. I should have written my thought on the bottom “don’t we all!”.
|sign on the washer|
When I returned home, Bill followed me up the lane about 5 minutes later with the water. We each had a hot drink and then went into town together. First, we went to FS Co-op to fill a propane tank and from there I walked to Crazy Dollar to pick up some birthday cards.
|I left Bill to get the tank filled and walked down the street|
|I keep forgetting this dollar store because it is not in the main core|
When I came out, I walked back as far as the Esso station where Bill was getting fuel in the truck. Last stop was the bank, or actually that was first, to get cash for the cards and then back home again. Jiggity jig. I started right away preparing the potato casserole recipe that I’d chosen for dinner. It went together well and was all ready by 11:30. Bill had his shower and I got washed up before making our bacon and eggs. We were dressed and out the door by 1:15 on our way to Sebringville.
It was a beautiful day, the sun was out in all its glory with a lovely blue sky. The temperature wouldn’t get above 64F but no complaints here. We arrived at Carol and Brian’s house at 3, greeted by Marilynne (my Mom-in-law) and Liz, Bruce and Aunt Ruthie arrived soon after. The sun had disappeared and along the drive, I'd longingly looked back the way we'd come to still see blue skies.
|A beautiful view this morning could only be made|
|Our geese were visiting!|
|The clouds were taking over the sky by the time we arrived|
We had lots of time to sit and visit before dinner. It was nice that Bill’s daughter, who lives in Stratford just a few miles away, dropped around for a visit. Jess, Matt and Easton stayed for a drink and snacks before leaving us ‘adults’ for our Thanksgiving meal.
|My potatoes turned out great!|
|Such a happy little guy|
Bill's Aunt Ruthie got a kick out of Easton
|His Daddy was playing one of his favourite games|
Easton seems to grow and get happier every time we see him. Jess says he is 20-lb. now and there are 5 little white biters in that little mouth of his. He went from one lap to another and then stretched out on the floor for a while. We all agree that he is a very good baby. He will be 7 months old on the 11th. Hard to believe! He has his bag packed for the Cancun flight so ahead of all of us! 😊
|Not crawling yet but he drags himself around and rolls over a lot|
Dinner was wonderful and Carol had a nice table set for the 8 of us.
|We were so happy to get this visit in today|
Left to right around the table: Bruce, Patsy, Bill, A. Ruthie, Brian, Carol,
Marilynne and Liz
This was a great idea and we were happy to see Bill’s siblings before leaving for the winter. I’ll be seeing mine on Thanksgiving Sunday as well. We enjoyed sitting around after dessert and a coffee. It wasn’t until 8:30 that we decided we’d better get on the road, we had an hour and a half’s drive home. At 9:45 we pulled in and turned our heater on low to warm up the 52F Suite for overnight sleeping.
|potato casserole, turnip, turkey, ham, green bean casserole, stuffing, pickles and tomatoes|
from Brian's garden - YUMMY!
|Carrot cake, apple pie and ice cream|
Tiny portions and deliciously delightful
We were tired but agreed to read up in bed for a bit since it was the warmest place to be. I only got a few short chapters read before saying goodnight and rolling over to turn off my light. Bill followed soon after. Sigh, this was a great day!
|and a spooky moon to end the evening|
Good night all!
Thank you for popping by!