I wrote the above many hours ago, but will leave it in so you know things got figured out. I hope.
I went in to town late after getting a call that let me know the noise level was sane enough to bear. And it was...loud, but no jack hammering. Acceptable. However, when they started getting ready to go to get on the 1 p.m. ferry and thus good bye for the weekend, I couldn't help but do a little dance. One of the firemen took a hose and cleaned off some of the mud in the street in front of me, a kindness. I sat there, with basically the business of that part of the day done, just because it was so wonderful. Quiet...quiet. Sweet!
After I heard Sean (see Thanksgiving) was coming in on the 4:30 ferry I decided to wait around, not hard to do. So around 4:15 I headed to the dock, snapping pics of the ferry coming in...and waiting...and waiting...until the gate was closed. No Sean. By then I figured I might as well take advantage of the lovely cooling air and re-open the cart, which was worthwhile for an hour or so. Then the ferry that Sean and his friend Paul were REALLY on came in. I closed the cart, got my groceries out of Dinghy Dock's fridge and hit the sidewalk in time to say welcome home, meet Paul, take a few pics and head home (thanks, Sue!).
The ferry that Sean & Paul weren't on...but it was pretty!
Stand there, I'll get you with the Moon & Venus! (not)
Oh! there's the Moon & Venus...
Sue & Sean, street talkin'
I should be baking, but I think I'll try reading instead. More earplugs please...it's apparently special church night - minus the Rolling Stones amp system. Thank you, god!
And now, for what's in that...well what IS in that? I don't know yet! I haven't gotten that far. So instead I'll give you my new favorite food happening. I get this in my email every day and tend to feel absolutely full after viewing. See if it works for you..FoodPornDaily. There are a couple of great food sites connected to that one that are also good reading. Not necessarily frugal gourmet, but unless you have forgotten so quickly, you don't have to have the expensive ingredients (you can substitute chicken for shrimp for example) if you keep playing with your food.