When I woke up on Tuesday, June 23rd Bill was already downstairs after his shower. It was 6:45 when I got up to greet the day. Cleaning day for me so I got washed, dressed and followed Bill out the lane to Durham at 7:05. It felt humid outside but the temperature was a moderate 20C/68F. No sun this morning to speak of and we were expecting a bit of rain so that made sense.
|Last night's rainbow|
Last night it came on with a burst at 8, right out of the blue, wind and heavy rain for about 15 minutes. We welcomed it though. There was a faint rainbow, unreachable pots of gold on each end, through the rain and sunshine. Very pretty. So, Bill texted around 10:30 that he was on his way home. They can’t put siding or do anything on that house in the rain. He can spend time in his Hangar this afternoon and will enjoy doing that, I’m sure.
|The sky was pretty cool at some points of the day|
On Sunday, with the ice cream cake debacle, we had to cut the cake in half (what was left after the 4 of us had some) and put them into glass cake pans. With no room in our freezer, I removed the 2 bags of frozen apples from the Bunky freezer and slipped one cake pan in there. You know how small these portables are, not much room at all. The second cake pan had to sit just in the fridge part. We knew it would melt but at least it would stay cold.
Okay, this morning I brought that cake pan inside the Suite and poured it into the blender. The ingredients were that for a strawberry shortcake ice cream cake so I knew it would be yummy for a milkshake. I was bang on! So yummy! Bill will enjoy it that way as well. When Bill drove in, I was just finishing my coffee. We caught up with some chit chat and then he went upstairs to watch some tv and inevitably have his snooze.
|The rain left everything green and dampened|
When he got up, he went down to the Hangar to work on his plane. I turned on my recordings of Downton Abbey and watched 3 hours of those. I really do love them. The rains returned off and on all afternoon until about 5 and somewhere in there, unbeknownst to me, the power went out. I had the inverter turned on as our fridge needs power without the sun and I wasn’t sure how long it would be off. Bill said it was off for over 3 hours before he came up. His tv would not be on and no lights either, so once it got darker with the clouds, he came up.
|It was a nice hearty supper|
Supper was leftover meatloaf so I was glad when the power came back on. It meant I could use Madame IP to reheat it and the leftover dressing from the other night. We had cabbage salad on the side and supper was quite tasty. After dishes, it looked like more rain again but I won’t complain. Bill had some strawberry milkshake for his dessert. I had a couple of Girl Guide cookies.
|Our rain barrel filled up really quickly today|
No sign of Carmelita today though
I hope she's safe
|Doesn't look like we're done with the rain yet|
Thanks for popping in to see what we’re up to! 😊