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:
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!
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.