Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hump Day, Visitors Leave, The Rain Must Fall

The Ridge

On Wednesday, Aug. 3rd I really, really wanted to sleep in for some reason. It wasn’t that late when I went to bed so maybe it was a dream-filled night. 😊 I got up at 7 and when Bill went out to leave for work, Gibbs and I went out too. He said goodbye to Patty and Duncan and drove down the lane. Our guests were leaving their Airstream here for the month of August, at our suggestion, and travelling further north to spend time on their property.

Turtles on the log in our west side pond
I've missed seeing them

It was a cool morning but still
a nice walk

The sky was 'iffy' but we knew storms
were in the forecast

Gibbs and I went for our walk to the corner and it was the nicest part of the whole day. Gibbs and I went for our walk to the corner and it was the nicest part of the whole day. After goodbye hugs and a picture (of course), Duncan and Patty were ready and pulled out at 8:45. I finished getting ready and left the Suite for work at 9:20.

We cleared the tall grasses by our
east side pond and I like being able to see it better

M had me work on a few things in the box of Mike’s pickup and then unfortunately for me, sand and begin covering the motor. This is a painstaking job, reaching in those tight spots first to sand and then to tape. The orange paint is peeling off in spots so that is mainly what I need to work on. Ever tried covering a motors parts (of which I know nothing about) so the block can be painted? Not a fun job. I was happy to come home!

The inside of the hood is all painted

The dreaded engine where the
orange needs to be painted

I’ll be doing the same thing tomorrow as then I’ll be on holidays for a week. The more I get ready, the further along it will be to having the truck finished. Back home, I had something to eat. A grilled tortilla with a farm fresh egg and veggies was my lunch and it was messy, sloppy but quite tasty. I have bananas to eat so had one of those cut up with cream. Let me just say that I was full. 😊

A crispy tortilla

I felt quite tired so Gibbs and I went upstairs with my crocheted afghan for a snooze. I turned tv on and was asleep soon after. Bill called to see what kind of weather we were getting and that was when I noticed the dark clouds to the north east of us. His call was followed by 3 texts checking to see if I was alright up here, the winds were increasing and there were storm/tornado warnings all around.

Patty and Duncan
ready to head out

Goodbye guys!
See you in a month!

It is always a great time when friends
come to stay

As a few times before, the storm mostly missed us. We received thunder, saw lightning in the distance, winds and rain but nothing scary enough to have me grab essential things and beeline for the Rav. I’m very happy about that! Bill got home around 4:15, totally surprising us as we couldn’t hear the vehicle with the noise from the rain. 😊

The sky/storm made for nice pictures
but I hope no one experienced anything

For supper, Madame IP cooked chicken thighs, I boiled potatoes, steamed asparagus and cooked some corn for Bill. It was very good. We washed by hand the pots and loaded the dishwasher with the rest. Bill made his lunch and we sat together for the evening, listening to the rain. Can’t say our plants are suffering tonight unless it’s from too much water!

Gibbs doesn't mind the thunder but
he did want to sit on my lap

This was a good day even though it was back to work after an extended long weekend. I hope you didn’t get any scary weather today.

Not too colourful but tasty all the same.
Good night!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. No scary weather for us and I hope you don't have anymore tornado warnings! Have you ever done your asparagus in an air fryer? That is the only way I do mine now, 2 minutes at 400F and it's cooked perfectly. I toss them in a little olive oil, salt and pepper before I put them in the fryer.

    1. Thank you MT.
      No!! I'm going to try that work mine tonight! Thanks for the tip. Only 2 minutes? Wow!

  2. No scary weather here so far, but I woke up to some pretty dark clouds. Thought it would rain but it didn't.

    Glad you are safe.

    God bless.

    1. Thanks Jackie. Dark clouds can be both pretty and scary. Sometimes producing nada.

  3. Great photos of the clouds. They do make for some dramatic photos but can be quite menacing. I haven't read anything this morning about tornados touching down anywhere. That's good news.
    As for the engine, I wouldn't have a clue either!

  4. I think it's time to call in sick until M finally has to do the motor himself LOL. Not work I'd want to do. Love the cloud pictures, looks like here except we don't get much out of our clouds. Dinner looks yummy! I love asparagus

  5. Checking the Radar yesterday had me concerned about you guys up there. Did hear reports of damage but it skirted our neighbourhood.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you Rick. It seemed to miss us for the most part and made things scary to the northeast.

  6. Wow....those clouds are beautiful. I'm happy there were no weather problems in your area.

  7. We certainly got wind and rain yesterday!