21 Balloon Salute

Home again, home again…

The journey home was beautiful, bright sunshine, light traffic, dry roads, perfect!

Attila and I had a lovely visit to our little house in the city. It has been two months since the last visit, and it was a relief to see that all was well. No mice, frozen pipes or any kind of damage to the property. There was a bit of ice on the front landing, but that was the only thing we had to address.

As we arrived at the little house after our long journey there, I thought I saw someone on the front porch. It was a helium balloon bouncing around in the wind, tied to the railing. Puzzled, I heard Attila say, “look at the window”. There was Terra, smiling and waving from the front window. Entering the front door we were greeted by a 21 balloon salute, 21 helium filled balloons with long ribbon streamers bobbed on the living room ceiling, streamers hung from the living room ceiling, a banner was strung across one wall, declaring Happy Birthday, a helium balloon with my age written on it was bobbing at the back of my easy chair and on my easy chair was a birthday card and a beautiful gift box. What a greeting. That is our Terra! I love Terra’s surprises.

It was a belated birthday for Terra as well, we missed being around for her birthday in January. More cards, more gifts, what fun we had.

We had a lovely time visiting with Terra and Janus while we were there; even though they both had to work long hours over the weekend. Our projects were limited to moving the bedroom furniture into the back bedroom, which now has a newly painted floor and walls. Attila also put one coat of paint on one wall in the front bedroom. The original colour of the walls in the front bedroom was an intense blue, which is very hard to cover. The primer is on, but it will need two coats of paint still to finish the job.

Since arriving home Attila has split over 100 lbs. of firewood. The masonry heater is cold of course, after our two days away and temperatures below -20C at night. By tomorrow though it will be radiating warmth once more. Mist was extremely glad to see us, and sat in front of the roaring fire, feeling the love she was.

Worldly Distractions


-12 °C
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -12.0°C
Dewpoint: -22.5°C
Humidity: 42 %
Wind: NNE 5 km/h
Wind Chill: -15


“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
1622 – 1673

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What a heartwarming, exciting, pleasing surprise. You must have felt very loved.