Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Different Kind of Day, Couple of Special Birthdays

The Ridge

Bill and I woke up between 6:30 and 7 and I got up first to get in the shower. When I finished, he got up and had his. Today is Thursday, Apr. 30th and two people who are close to us are celebrating a birthday today. Our friend, Keith, and our brother-in-law, Gerry. There are about 9 or10 years between them. Happy Birthday guys!

Happy Birthday, Keith!
Happy Birthday, Gerry!
It was a rainy, warm morning, already 10C/50F when we got up and the winds were calmer, at last. We had our tea and coffee and around 9:30 I started making something for breakfast. Toasted egg sandwiches today. After dishes, we hopped in Ptooties and took a drive. Bill had a delivery to make and we had a visit scheduled. 
I looked up and saw this through our sun roof

The sky today changed many times
and the temperature rose to 14C/56F
We drove through light rain, gray clouds, white clouds and even some blue sky poking through.

A socially distanced visit
Ken and Kim are even distanced!
Their home is full of surprises in their redecorating
and antique haven
We arrived at Ken and Kim’s home in Ingersoll. Ken is working on building a remote-control airplane and Bill had some things for him to aid in the process. We knew they had a large home although we’d not seen it yet, so when they invited us inside for a visit, we accepted. It was so great to see them after spending a lot of the winter months with them in the southwest. We’ve missed the Happy Hours.

Downtown Ingersoll
We visited safely, keeping the distance across their living room, and got caught up on things since we said goodbye on Mar. 20th. We said our goodbyes before 5 and on the way through Woodstock, stopped for a fast food fix at Wendy’s. 

There are some very old and picturesque buildings
in Woodstock

A private home

Another one

this one may have apartments because of the vehicle parking
It would be 7 before we reached Durham and that would be late to order take out. This was better and a change. I haven’t had a night off from cooking for over a month so it was quite acceptable.

The clouds were busy all day keeping cover

Entering Durham
It was 7:30 when we were settled in at home. The Suite was warm but felt a bit damp so Bill turned the b.f. heater up a bit and we relaxed in front of the tv. This is going to be one of my shortest posts. When it’s been a great day, sometimes there isn’t anything else to say. We enjoyed the drive and loved the visit. I hope you enjoyed the random pictures taken from our drive today.

Downtown Durham is looking quiet
We are looking forward to a more pleasant weather day tomorrow and some sunshine would be great!

At the Ridge, I was happy to see this little chickadee having supper
Good night everyone
Thank you for popping in! Your comments are always welcome.


  1. So glad to see you both today... we enjoyed your visit!

  2. Glad you were able to visit with Ken and Kim! I know you all had a wonderful time together. Hope we can see you all again someday. Loved the picture of their home and the others you included. What a nice drive!

    1. Thank you Cheri. We'd all had enough cabin fever so made it work. Their home is gorgeous, they have the knack for sure.

  3. Good to hear of your visit with Ken and Kim. Their home looks like so many of the homes in the historic areas of Bloomington. Built to last forever. Stay safe.

    1. We truly enjoyed seeing them again and picked up where we left off in March. Their home is awesome inside. :)

  4. Wow .... to live in one of those beautiful homes!! I'm pretty sure all your cold weather is keeping us from heating up to an oven. Thank you!!!!

    1. I know! I'd love to tour them at least!
      Well, the things we put up with for our friends, eh? :)

  5. That looked to be an Enjoyable day getting away from total isolation and visiting with friends in their beautiful home.
    Eating out once in a while now is more like a treat then a routine.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It was an enjoyable day, thank you.
      It felt odd eating out but I was happy not to have to cook!

  6. Sure recognized those buildings in Woodstock! I went to school across the street from the old courthouse. I lived on the street behind the first big house you showed, and a school friend of mine lived in the second house you showed.

    1. Wow! That's very interesting! I didn't know you went to school in Woodstock. :) So, you went to Central Sr.P/S?
      They are beautiful homes!