|He wanted that floating stick soooo bad, Well, not bad enough to swim out for it.|
After the busy time of Jesse and Erin's visit and the Lake of Fire we all spent a bit of time resting and recharging.
|they're not resting...the ball is under the dresser and they're discussing the|
best way to retrieve it.
Dave took a few hours to enjoy a few of the floating things we have managed to accumulate this summer.
|we borrowed Lisa's kayak|
It makes Lewis very nervous when we go for a swim. That translates into a screaming poodle following as far as he feels he can and then racing up and down the dock trying to "save" us. Its funny at first, but wears thin quickly.
We ran errands, had lunches at some of our favorite restaurants and began to order things for some Beluga upgrades. Before we went refrigerator (Beluga) shopping we ate at our favorite Greek restaurant, Olives, and then walked across the parking lot to browse in one of Dave's favorite stores, Pittsford Lumber.
He so much loves walking the rows of exotic woods, running his hands down the different grains, inhaling their fragrance, remembering his time at the School for American Craftsmen at R.I.T., chafing under the hand of Wendell Castle. He loves looking at the racks and shelves of woodworking tools, antique and state of the art.
|isn't nature beautiful!|
Dave did spend a little time cutting up some of the left over bonfire wood into pieces that would fit the chiminea. He had some nice oak skids in the pile and they make a hot and long lasting fire.
We had a bit of excitement the other night when our friend Barb came for an overnight visit (keep your comments to yourselves.....) We were sitting by the fire, enjoying moon rise on one of our rare clear nights.
The chiminea was burning merrily, hotly, and we noticed smoke coming from behind it. Dave told me that the spot I had chosen to locate the chiminea wasn't a good one. It was too close to the deck railing post and probably would cause it to burn. What does he know! We had a few fires in it previously and all was well, he was just overthinking it.
Soon the smoke became a bit more obvious and when we looked behind the chiminea we saw that the post was, indeed, catching fire. Mea Culpa Dave, you were right, I was wrong. It was probably due to the hard oak burning so hot, but his prophecy had come true regardless. We will be moving it this week.
Barb and I enjoyed the rest of the evening by the fire and Dave stood behind it with my sprinkling can, pouring water on the post in between sips of wine. What would we do without him.
Wednesday night we had a great four hour dinner with a lovely couple who are considering getting "on the road" in their motor home after retirement. They are acquaintances of our dear friend Tom and he suggested they call us to talk about our experiences. They did and we did and we are happy to have two new friends in this wonderful traveling community. No pictures, sorry.
Last night Don and Carol came down for dinner. The weather didn't cooperate and allow us to eat outside, but we did manage to get a decent happy hour in under Beluga's awning.
That's pretty much all for now!