Monday, March 27, 2017

TWTweekendTW


We soon  discovered the reason for the mysterious sound and light show last Saturday. The boss went to the barn to feed the bull.....

And there was no power over there. Evidently a tree limb had been blown against the wire to a nearby transformer, loosened same, and shorted everything out. Sparks flew and the thunder rolled...hence my weird wake-up call.

We reported the outage via our online power bill. Seemed far too easy..... just a few clicks and it was done. (We still had power at the house.)

A little while later a NatGrid truck pulled up the driveway. The driver was soon directed to the problem, but we didn't hang around to watch.

See, our boy and his girlfriend were taking us all out to dinner and we had to get ready. We almost never eat out other than to go to my cousin's lovely little restaurant for breakfast sometimes.

We soon headed off to Romana's Italian Kitchen in Johnstown. We have been going there since it opened when I was in my early twenties. 

What a good time we had. It is hard for me to drag myself out of my hermit shell and do such things, but the food was great...they have really stepped up their game, and it was fine to begin with...and the company was stellar.

Peggy was a good little girl, drinking glass after glass of milk until she wasn't very hungry, but pretty darned quiet and polite for someone who is only three. Our server even thanked us for being such a nice polite table. 

I jokingly offered the kids all something from the vending machine. When we used to go to the laundromat, I always gave them quarters to spend on treats if someone complimented them on their good behavior. It happened pretty often too.....

Bribery will get you everywhere......

Sunday was spent seeing some country and counting some birdies. Ring-necked Ducks were seen at Schoharie Crossing, for a FOY for me. Not a bad weekend all in all.

And as a bonus the barn power...and the electric fence...was back on when we got home Saturday.

3 comments:

Jan said...

I love well behaved children in restaurants.

Cathy said...

" Our server even thanked us for being such a nice polite table . ."

Why am I not surprised ? :)

threecollie said...

Jan, same here.

Cathy, I was astonished. We just acted like regular people....