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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cabin, At Last!

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Dad and I spent much of the morning with THIS as our view.

There is Shamu, second car in line – just waiting for her tire to be fixed.

Something happened with the “pressure sensor valve” or whatever it is – dang it EVERYTHING is computerized anymore and it isn’t as simple to just change a tire and get on with it….

Luckily Panera bread is in the same plaza, and we slogged through the freezing rain to treat ourselves to breakfast and hot  beverages to warm our chilled fingers and waited for the call to tell us that we would soon be ready to roll.

But before we could completely leave town, we had to swing by Sam’s club – because there is NOT enough time to cook a turkey today, our Thanksgiving dinner has been pushed back to tomorrow – tonight it’s pork chops on the grill, baked beans, salad and buttered snow peas. 

Jeff has to work tomorrow, so after dinner he will head back down the mountain – the rain is still coming down, but it is well above freezing at this point and he should be fine.

Cookies are in the oven so he will have a bit of yummy from mummy to take with him.

This is the view from the front porch as of a few minutes ago:

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The clouds are hanging on the ground and obscuring our mountain view!

I have assured dad that there are indeed mountains out there – that we can plainly view the blue ridge parkway from our front deck vantage point –not sure if he believes me or not!

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The side yard off of the deck ---

That is a wind chime you see hanging in the foreground on the left ---there isn’t any wind blowing at present.

The cabin is warm thanks to a fire in the wood stove in the downstairs family room.

The smell of pumpkin cookies is intoxicating.

We’ve played a game of Farkle, thanks to my Canadian friends in South Texas who turned me on to the game…EVERYONE loved it.  Fun times ahead!

And that’s all I have to report from the cabin right now.  It’s time to make a salad and get dinner under way.

Tonight – with movies on the TV – I will be binding our Celtic Solstice quilt, happily surrounded by family.

And I am happy.


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30 comments:

Ivani said...

Have a great dinner witlh family. Enjoy and give thanks.

ria vogelzang said...

Great you all are safe and warm at the cabin!! Enjoy eachother!
(looking forward to Friday...)
Love from the Netherlands!
Ria.

Billy'sgirl said...

There you are, safe and sound, with all of your favorite guys. What a blessed Thanksgiving, one you won't soon forget! Have a wonderful time.

normajean53 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie.

Quiltingloulou said...

Glad to know you made it safely. Shame about the turkey but I am sure you will all have a great time even if it is pork chops. (My DH is so jealous, they are his favorites).
Happy binding!!
Regards, Linda in England

bluenines said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, good to hear that everyone made it safe and sound, happy sewing , bluenines in canada

Dorothy Matheson said...

Just think you had Dad Daughter time. Nice.
DH had Son time and that is good too.
pictures look just like the weather we had here in Texas for the last 4 days.

Janet said...

I love that expression some "yummy from mummy". :0)

Mary Ellen said...

So glad you made it safe and sound.

Julie Vee said...

Sometimes for reasons you can not see, our plans get reset. As long as you and yours are well, together and can celebrate together over any meal .. it is a GREAT DAY!

Please send some homemade just out of the oven cookie to EAST TN lolol...
Smilies
JulieinTN

ana s. said...

I waited 2 hours for new snow tires to be put on the car and this was with an appointment. I think it would have taken less time to completely rework the brakes. Oh, and they did not have to take the old tires off the rims and put the new tires on the old rims because we got new rims and tires.

Ann Sheehan said...

So glad you made it to the cabin. Making a comment from my 'new' MacBook. I got my sons old one from him and replaced the battery. So it's new to me. Enjoy thanksgiving, have some wonderful family time. xx

Ed Chamness said...

You may still convince your father when the skies clear...depending on his perspective tje Appalachians may not qualify as :mountains"...
--ed

Deb Reiner said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you made it safely to your cabin! Enjoy the time with family. Deb

Carol Hemmingsen said...

Have fun with your dad. I have my mom with me until Friday. Always enjoy her visit and so glad she is still with us. She is 88!!

Beth said...

Glad you have arrived safe and sound. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for all that you share.

Margaret said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie! So glad you made it safely to your cabin hide-away. Blessings!

Jacqueline said...

Sound wonderful. Enjoy your family while you can.

Debra Graham said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada. Enjoy your family and great food. I can smell the pumpkin from here.

Aileen said...

Doing the Snoopy dance for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue G. said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Family time and food... a great time in the making !!!!! Enjoy your dads visit! Looking forward to friday!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Enjoy!

Allison in Plano said...

It is all working out as it should. Glad to know you made it safely with a yummy Plan B meal for Tuesday night. Enjoy your time together. Hugs, Allison

Dorothy Wiley said...

Looks like we are all thankful that you and Dad made it to the cabin at last. Hope you all enjoy your warm meal together and happy binding for you in front of the TV. Nice that you are all warm and snug at the cabin, enjoy yourselves.

Ps Hope Jeff has a good trip down the mountain this evening.

DR Knight said...

You are truly blessed and have much to be Thankful for. Glad you arrived safely,

Jan Ward said...

Have a good time bonnie. x

Sharon Hughson said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie. Love how you are so flexible with life. It makes for happy lives. Only 2 more sleeps and I'll be in heaven. LOL

Irene spiezio said...

Glad you're safe, have a Happy Thanksgiving

piffle said...

Family, Pumpkin cookies, warm cabin, a restful time and my favorite FARKLE, what more
Piffle

Julia Phillips said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Bonnie! It sounds like the perfect place to be with the perfect set of people.