The North Carolina Quilt Symposium is now history and I have returned to our hillside retreat. Really, though, our little hill is nothing compared to the hill up to my SIL's cabin at Maggie Valley!
Remember this shot from last Thursday?
|View from deck 5/18/17|
Monday morning's view was much the same:
The rain clouds were breaking up, but the fog had settled in the valley. By the time I had the van loaded and was ready to head down the mountain the fog had pretty much cleared; however the rain returned.
A word of advice: Don't leave home in a new vehicle without getting the full rundown on how everything works! Necessity became my teacher.
Fortunately the wipers worked pretty much like my last van. I now know the proper sequence for starting and stopping the engine and how to operate the headlights. I discovered the difference between popping the gas hatch and popping the hood latch. Never did figure out how to operate the automatic rear hatch; I think it needs some work. It took several days for me to work out the proper setting for the AC, including how to defog the windshield. There were times when I expected the little screen behind the steering wheel to say "You idiot!" It's just plain scary when a machine is smarter the you are!!