Without a doubt, we love our patio and landscaping that was donated to our household. We get Ryan outside at every opportunity. Yesterday, like today is forecasted, was what us folk who grew up in Pennsylvania call an Indian Summer. It was perfect outside. Warm and sunny with no wind. Wonderful!
So, we had Ryan out not just once, but twice. The first was late-morning. I fired-up the grill and threw some turkey burgers (more on that later) on as Ryan took in the sounds and smells from outdoors. It is uncommon being late in the morning, but four deer strolled by. I shot a picture of them and returned to flipping burgers.
Even later in the day, after the sun had set, the temperature held in the upper-sixties. True to form, I fired-up the grill again (flounder filets)and brought Ryan out with me as Sue made the side dishes. We actually decided to eat on the patio table and keep Ryan snuggled-up near a heat lamp. We didn’t come in until nine o’clock.
It was a great end to a day that Sue and I spent on the phone with lawyers, doctors, mechanics, and therapy product suppliers. As for Ryan, it led to a comfortable night of rest.
People who know me see me as a “meat and potatoes” sort of guy. To me, there’s little better than a burger or steak off the grill. But, over the past months, Sue has wanted to lose some weight and I’m being as supportive as possible. Instead of beef burgers, we eat turkey burgers. Steak is a rarity. Sue eats chicken and I eat fish instead. Anyhow, her diet is a huge success. In percentages, she is 20% less the woman she use to be. Less is more, baby! She could easily qualify as a “cougar”, if she wanted. I’m happy her hard work has paid off (for me, mostly).