Monday, April 23, 2018

Visit with family, blown circuit, warmer weather......

Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario
(Today's pics were taken a few days ago when we arrived.)
It's been a wonderful few days since we've settled in here. The sun has been shining every day, warmer weather has arrived, things are starting to green up and we managed to have a wonderful visit with Courtney and Matt. 
The field in front of the house the day we arrived.
The temperatures have been nice enough to sit outside with the big door open at least in the afternoon as long as the wind stays down. The wind is the big equalizer of course and we try to avoid it if possible. 
The field in front of the barn on the day we arrived.
Courtney and Matt arrived much later than anticipated in the original plan but they did manage to find us in the dark. They arrived just before 11 pm on Friday night. We chatted for about an hour or a bit more before all going to bed to get some much needed sleep. 
The muddy drive on the day we arrived.
Saturday morning found us all up before 7:30 am, gathering around the table having breakfast and chatting non stop. In various ways and times we all spent some much need time just enjoying the stories and details of the last number of months since we've been together. We heard more about Switzerland and the European nations as well as their busy lives now in Toronto from C & M, and they of course heard about what you folks already know about our travels. 
The garden shed, putting green and drive net on the day we arrived.

 We went our own ways during the afternoon doing various things. I grabbed my book, sat out in the sun and read most of afternoon, soaking up some much needed rays. 

Heading toward the barn on the day we arrived.
A few minor issues with circuit breakers in the house had us scratching our heads for a bit. A call to Janet and we figured things out, reset things and continued on. Matt did most of the cooking for the short time they were here and I did the clean ups. With various forms and offers of help along the way. 
Where we parked last fall, on the day we arrived this spring.
Courtney and Matt drove to the farm in an electric car. A Chevy Bolt. Cute little thing, very quiet of course, but we needed to leave it plugged in most of the day and all night Saturday to ensure they could make it home. A number of areas have plug in capabilities between here and their Toronto home so we weren't overly concerned but wanted them to have as  much in the battery as possible.  Note for my own reference: Garage breaker is behind the barnboard panel in the basement. 
Evidence of the recent ice storm.
We spent Sunday morning having breakfast and chatting more, we moved outside as they were packing things and bringing them to the car for the trip home. Alma, the neighbour dropped by for a few minutes and we chatted for a bit before she was off doing whatever it is she was on her way to do. 
That's us up there by the house on the day we adjusted the Igloo.
Shortly before 2 pm C & M headed off homeward bound and Riley and I once again settled in for more relaxing. I of course did a house tidy, and we brought our groceries back to the Igloo before I sat outside to read for a while, had a bit of a nap and just enjoyed the afternoon. 
From the front, after our little adjustment.
We watched some more of our Hawaii 5-0 series before calling it a night. We didn't shut it down until shortly after 10 pm and I didn't feel like starting a blog post then. So this is my catch up Saturday and Sunday post combined. 
The back patio on the day we arrived.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Feel free to leave a comment. 
The side of the house where we are parked. See our power cord?
Until next time.... take care, be safe, 
The welcome front door of Buttercup Ridge.


  1. What a nice visit you had with C&M always fun to catch up with family. Keep enjoying that warmer weather while we can. Nice to see the sunshine again.

    1. We had a great visit with C&M. Loved the time. The weather was fantastic while they were here.

      Take care, be safe,

  2. I'll bet most of that snow is gone now. Yay! Gorgeous days!
    Nice to have such a great visit with Courtney and Matt to exchange travel joys.
    I love the last picture of the entranceway. A beautiful welcome.

    1. We had a great time with C & M. The weather was wonderful and the chatter was incredible as well. Hopefully we get to see them a bit more often than we have of late.

      Janet & Dennis have made Buttercup Ridge a very welcoming place for everyone that comes to visit.

      Take care, be safe,