It was a strange night for me. LOL. I was in bed by 9:30 and woke up at one point on Saturday, Dec. 28th feeling restless. I pushed the duvet down and peered at the bright clock numbers and read 7:15. Huh! Weird that I’d slept right through and yet still felt tired. With no rush today to do anything, I rolled towards the window and dropped off again. What felt like 30 minutes later, I woke again and looked at the clock. Now it was 3:50 am! ????
|Bill and I took our walk at 8 and the sun was up and brilliant|
Completely puzzled, at least it explained why I was still tired. It took me a while to drop off again but we both woke around the real 7 o’clock. My goodness, that was weird. Bill had his coffee and then we scooted out for a walk. The morning was a cool 42F/5C but the sun was brilliant, the sky blue and the winds reading a big fat 0. Lovely morning. We did our mile and a half before returning to the Suite. Bill loved the calmness of the day and had charged batteries last night for his plane.
|While flying his plane, Bill handed Ken the controls|
|Not a clear picture but these were all taken from the window of the Suite|
|Our Suite is parked about 200' away from where he flew|
|A nice landing again|
I loaded 2 washers and then when it was so quiet, filled a 3rd. Sssh, only supposed to use 2 at a time. With no one around, I took my chances of getting a hand slapped. There were 2 thermoses’ in a Free box and you know me, can’t pass up a good deal. I brought them home. My mind wasn’t totally with it, I guess, as I forgot the soap pods so had to come back to get some before I could start any machine. Bill had returned from flying when I got back to finish my tea.
|Looks like a minor adjustment before the next flight|
After moving things to the dryers, I went to work on the puzzle next door. Bill came on cue to help fold the clothes and we brought them back in the truck.
|There is a FREE box in the laundromat and these cups were just|
waiting for us - in A-1 condition too!
It was time for lunch so I fried up the remaining tenderloin with scrambled eggs and took care of our hunger. When dishes were done, he sat to read and probably snooze so I walked back to the puzzle room.
|A different pork and eggs, yummy|
I was on a roll putting pieces in. Walking up, I met Ken who was also going that way so we met there. We worked away for a couple of hours before heading back together.
|Now doesn't this look like a fun puzzle?|
What you can't see are all the dog breed names scattered throughout
in teeny print
|This is what it was like when I arrived|
|This is what it was like when we were ready to leave|
We did good!
The further we get, the harder it is to leave
Jo-Anne and Bob invited everyone to a Walleye fish and chip fry at their place so the rest of us are pitching in. We’ve eaten so much food lately that I didn’t need to ad another veggie. I’ll take my Christmas cake with brown sugar sauce for a dessert. We noticed the rest of the gang start to arrive next door around 3:00 – 3:30 so I thought I’d better get my act in gear and made the sauce on the stove.
|Ken frying the potatoes and Bob frying the walleye|
A real tailgate party going on out here!
Next door, around 4 the tailgate guys began frying the fish and homemade fries while the girls sat inside and got started on the alcohol. Well, some of us. Jo-Anne was busy with the food as they brought in plate after plate. She had the oven going to keep it all warm until everything was ready. Besides the fish and fries there was coleslaw, macaroni salad and broccoli/cauliflower cheese casserole. Yummy! We weren’t going to leave there hungry tonight.
|Inside, Jo-Anne put them on a platter and kept them warm in the oven|
|And the rest of us ladies, supervised|
|Time to eat! I should have taken the picture from the other end|
|I wasn't a pig although I did have 2 helpings of fish, casserole and cole slaw|
At an appropriate time, I came home and steamed the cake/pudding and reheated the sauce before taking it over. Jo-Anne and Cheryl had lots of dessert squares too.
|Dessert - oh my!|
|Higgins was a sweet host too|
He took turns sitting with the ladies
I don’t recall laughing that much in a very long time so it was long overdue for all of us to just let it all out and enjoy ourselves. Sadly, Dave and Cheryl are pulling out tomorrow and I don’t know that we’re quite ready to let them go. We’ve been having too much fun getting to know them. I sure hope we can re-connect later this winter.
|Dave was on cleanup, apparently|
|The rest of the cleanup crew|
|And the good times rolled|
|We didn't have a connection to the social world but everyone|
used our phones for pictures
When we got home, Bill sat and finished his book. I sat and finished writing my blog and downloaded pictures. I’m very glad I had started it earlier today. I won’t be publishing it tonight without wifi anyway. I hope you have enjoyed your day.
|It was a wonderful evening together|
Thank you for stopping by!