Thursday, February 26, 2015

Turn On The Water....

 At 7:30 Gary met our friend Doug down at Tim Horton's for coffee.  Doug installed our hydrant in the barn over 30 years ago and this is the third time he has been here to help Gary since it stopped working.  They got down to business at 8:30 and by 10 the water was back on.  What a relief.  Before he retired, Doug was a well driller and he knows a lot about anything water.
 This morning felt so different...almost giving me a little hope for a change in the weather.  Even tho it was grey, there was no wind and the temperature was 11.  What a difference from -25.

 At 11:15 we drove to Rochester and met Jenny for lunch.

 She and Scott had given us a gift certificate for the City Grill (Christmas) and we decided to use it today.  Fortunately the roads were bare and it was an easy drive.
 We sat in the bar overlooking the corner of East and Alexander.  A great big booth.
 The menu was great.
Gary and Jen had a tomato/basil soup with chives and a drizzle of creme fraiche.  Superb!
 I had lettuce wraps/shared.  Also delish.
 We went hog wild since we had $$$$$ to spend.
I had ribs and coleslaw.
 Jenny had a club sandwich with homemade chips.
 Gary had a French Dip.

 We always have a great time when we meet like this for lunch.
She was back at work by 1:15.

Ready for a nap when I got home, but it never happened.
Chores at 5:30.

 Did not make a real dinner, but managed to put together a great fruit salad.
Guess what!!!  By next Tuesday we may have a couple of days in the 40s.  Is it possible?
Night all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Better Than I expected...

 Another golden sunrise....
 followed by brilliant sunshine and very high winds.
 The temperature was in the mid teens, but it was so cold the horses

 actually chose to go in the indoor for some hay.

 It was blowing like crazy in the back 40.

 And that was all by 8:30.
 Chorus at 10.  It was a fine rehearsal...we are catching on.
 At 11:30 Judy and I picked up Sally, who was treating us to lunch at the Bad Apple.
 We headed toward Spencerport on Canal Road.
 Started off with a taste of pepper soup (split a bowl).
 I had a pork sandwich topped with apple slaw,
 Sally had a steak sandwich,
 and Judy had a salmon BLT.
 Home around 2:45.
 Four humungous amaryllis blossoms have now appeared with more on the way.

 The wind slowed down a bit and the afternoon sun filled up the living room and library.
 Seymour and Sid were hangin'.

 The library faces the road, and the windows are filthy from the debris thrown out by the plows.  But, the sunset was a beauty.
 Put the horses in a little before 6.  Soon it is going to be light even later.

 By the time chores were finished, it was nearly dark.

 I offered to buy dinner so I would not have to make it.  Went down to the Golden Eagle for two orders of chicken souvlaki.  Many friends also had the same idea.
 Now, if I can just stay awake to watch Nashville.
Night all.