Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Company Leaves, Slow, Hot Day

The Ridge

On Tuesday, May 31st Bill was up for work at 6:30 and I got up with Gibbs around 7:30. Duncan and Patty were already in motion, getting packed up with the last items and hooking up. I made my tea and went out to join them. Before Bill left, he was able to suggest that they dump tanks on their way out so they took care of that. Bill left at 7:55 and they were pulling out of the lane at 8:00.

A few pictures from my walk on Sunday morning

If you've never seen turtle egg shells
This is your lucky day - ha ha
They are actually kind of rubbery

Wouldn't it be great if we could all 
camouflage like this?
He thinks I can't see him, I'm sure

Gibbs and I were alone again. It was a great visit and we look forward to the next time they are in the area. It was late for us to walk, since it was hot already, but Gibbs and I went down the lane, North Line and went a way down Baptist Church Road to the north. 😊 We came back inside and I played my morning Wordle games, I think. LOL. I dusted the main furniture in the Suite and then we went out again.

Our company pulls out right on their scheduled time

I love how the lane has grown in and greened up
We do have to keep an eye on it so it doesn't
overgrow too much for the big rigs coming and going

You can't see the Suite up there with the lush

I put him on his leash and went up to the garden to check my seedlings. Well, they sure aren’t growing none too fast so I gave them some water and hoed the weeds. 

I'm not holding my breath on these producing much

Spraying the canola

The farmer was spraying the Winter Canola in the field behind us and I can’t get over how big those machines are! 

Since it was so hot and we had a working water pump now, I added some to Gibbs’ little pool and he played in that for a while. How easy that was with the hose!!

It was so easy to get water today
I turned the tap with the hose connected

This is fun, Mom!

For lunch, I had one of my loaded wraps and went out to the puzzle with Gibbs. It was the coolest place to be with both windows letting the breeze in. 


I got a lot done but it truly is the hardest one I’ve done in a long while. 😊 I’m enjoying the challenge though, don’t get me wrong! 

Gibbs gets silly after getting out of the pool

I can't ignore him even with this challenge in front of me!
He's so cute!

Bill drove in around 4 so that was nice. He’ll be further away tomorrow so his hours will be later considering travel time.

Gibbs often disappears over the edge and all you
hear is grass rustling
He comes back up within a minute

Supper was leftovers. Spaghetti for me and some corn and dressing for Bill with a couple of hotdogs. We do what we have to and I like spaghetti anytime. With a couple of texts today, we have the go ahead to plan our Canada Day dinner with Bill’s family. Yay! We really enjoy that ‘party day’ so just need to pray for decent weather. I chatted with Duncan about turtles and canola late afternoon and they were set up at their destination.

I'm tempted to pick up another one of 
these assorted planters, they are beautiful!

'I found where Gibbs' chewed piece went

Don't you chew that rope!

Who me?
He stops dead in his tracks and waits
until I look the other way

He is very intrigued by these little ladies

My supper and it was way too much
I ate a lot of it and the meatballs

After loading the dishwasher Bill made his lunch and then had his shower. We have a bladder almost full of water to put in our tank so I can drive the truck to work tomorrow. Let’s hope most of it will fit or it may go into the pool! 😊 It has been a very hot day, 28C/84F and yet will be cooling back to more normal temperatures. At least it shouldn’t get as chilly as it has been and that’s good.

Bill's supper

We went back outside after supper and Bill went to the Hangar and I went to the puzzle. 

This Mrs. was digging a hole to lay
just outside the Bunky

But then, after a 2" deep hole, she changed 
her mind for some reason

it had cooled down out there so I made great strides
tonight in the puzzle 

This has been a really nice peaceful day. Tomorrow will be somewhat different but that’s okay. I forgot some pictures were still on my camera from Sunday so have included some here.

Good night!

Thank you for stopping in.


Two Great Days Rolled Into One, Turtles, Turtles, Turtles

The Ridge

Sunday, May 29th started out quite nice. I’m two days writing this though so I might not have a perfect recollection of what all we did. Gibbs and I went for our walk and Bill went to get water to top up our tanks. We weren’t out, but below half and it would save time when company is here. They don't usually need water when they come but we'll have it. The weekend is the best time to fill it up. I had my tea and Bill finished trimming the front field.

It was going to be a gorgeous day

I realized that everything looked so good except for the part that I cam 'responsible' for now. I needed to tidy it up before our company came because it was the area where we’d spend the most time. 😊 My mower took care of the lawn 'tout suite' and by then I was so hot that I needed to sit with Gibbs and cool down before I hopped in the shower. Boy, did that feel great! I put shorts on instead of capris after that!

After lunch, I thought this would get a 
It did. 

I made us toasted westerns and we had them on burger buns. They were delicious! I ‘played’ in the Bunky on my puzzle and Bill ‘played’ in the Hangar on his plane. Gibbs kept me company until Patty and Duncan arrived around 2. We got them set up on their ‘site’ and once set up, we sat at the picnic table to catch up on what they’ve been doing since they left on May 2nd. They’ve had good times and not so good, the life of an rv’er. Thankfully, nothing serious, just a couple of things requiring a CanAm visit.

Patty goes to help with the location

The rest of the afternoon went like one big Happy Hour and it was a gorgeous day for it. No jackets required. 💓 

Happy Hour!

Our guests had already informed us that we wouldn’t have to cook tonight, they were treating us to a barbecue. Duncan grilled/smoked a bone-in pork roast. I don’t remember what they called it but cut into 4 perfect chops. With sweet potatoes, orange and white, asparagus and corn, we enjoyed a wonderful meal together outside. No dessert required, the alcohol fill that hole. 😊

Oh my! This looked and smelled so good!

Lo and behold, it tasted wonderful!
We've never seen white sweet potatoes but they were very good

We loaded all the dishes into our dishwasher and sat around the campfire. Donna and Gerry accepted our invite to join us and we had a nice evening until 11:30 when we all called it a night. D & G left earlier, back to the Acreage.

When one of us would spot a turtle,
we would all gather as close as we could without frightening her
They are so interesting!

as long as these Canola fields are here, I'll take
pictures of them
I love the colours

Bill heard a thud this afternoon
This hummer hit the trailer and dropped

Hoping it was just stunned, He helped it up onto 
a cardboard and put it in the small tree by the feeder
It was able to flutter its wings but when we lost sight of it
down in the long grass to the pond, we doubted its chances were good. 😕

They'd driven home from Milton so had a full day. It got a bit chilly by then and our warm Suite felt good. That was a great day and there was no time available to write a blog post.

So precious
Fly away !

Monday, May 30th, I had the Mat to clean so left the Ridge about 7:45. Yes. We slept in. I’m not used to the late nights. Yesterday, we started noticing more and more turtles making appearances. It seems late for them to be laying, yet, here they come. 😊 We really have to keep an eye on the lane as we go in and out, Mrs. Yertles are everywhere.

Gibbs makes himself at home in the shade
of their home

But he is also always watchful over the corral
and property

When I returned from town, I felt that I had earned my pay today. The Mat was suitably in need of my attention. I should have wore shorts, I was sure hot and sweaty upon my return. I changed and sat outside with Gibbs while I cooled down, once more. Bill and Duncan discussed their day and after Duncan fueled up in town and Bill got a bladder of water, they focused on the water pump.

Patty Gibbs and I enjoyed the peacefulness
of the afternoon

There was a lot of brain storming going on and for a while I sat with Patty and then worked on the puzzle. With the  Bunky windows open, I could hear the pump turning on and off on its own and the sprinkler working. I was excite! It seems to be holding its own. We had bacon and eggs for lunch and carried on with our day. Eventually, we all met again in the yard and the conversation continued. It was quite hot so we moved from sun to shade a couple of times.😊

Patty and Duncan just 'chillin'
It reached 29C/84F today 
and we had a lovely breeze all day

We have a lot in common, yet at the same time, are learning new things from each other.  This is the fun part of making new friends and sharing the same understanding for full-timing. There were even more turtles today, looking for that perfect spot to start digging to lay eggs. 

Can you see both turtles in this picture?
They weren't digging, just looking at this point

They like the laneway for laying eggs but
they also like the berm behind our trailers
We've found shells on the hillside in the corral,
in my vegetable garden! and along the edge of
where gravel meets grass as well as in the laneway.
A lot seem to have hatched this year. Yay!

I got joy out of watching our guests' thrill, following them around. Not so much joy watching Gibbs follow them around though. He doesn’t quite know what to do with these hard-shelled creatures and we had to keep admonishing him to stay away and leave them alone.

I also added a bit of Patty's chili 
after this picture was taken
It was very tasty too!

For supper, we had sausages in buns and they had leftovers. We all ate together at the picnic table again and it was quite comfortable. The temperature was perfect and the bugs left us alone. I took that opportunity to get in a picture as well and got out my Canon 30D with the tripod. 💗 

Can I go out to play, Mom?

With dishes cleaned up, we first had a video chat with our friend, Nancy, in California. How great to see her! Next time, hopefully, Doug will get in there too. Then we played a few games of Double Series in their Airstream. Duncan and I ran away with the trophy tonight and we had a good time until we parted ways at 9.

This is a fun game and Duncan and I were off to
a roaring start with 3 wins already.

Bill, Duncan and Patty had an early departure in mind for tomorrow. Well, Bill’s was to go back to work. Our friends were heading to Vineland for a birthday party. It was nice for Bill to have booked the day off. 

Here's to more good friends!

The chorus frogs/spring peepers were quiet until about 8:30 and then they let loose. We will have to close windows tonight so Bill can sleep. 😉 This was another great day and we’ve had some great fun with the Sharps. We hope they return again, they are welcome anytime!

The sky was pretty when we came inside at 9
Good night!

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