Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sweet Windy and Amazing Storm



That is some title for this post! We have had a wonderful time with
Windy and Storm. A week is just not long enough. Windy and I had plenty of time to talk ttwd not to mention chatting about a thousand other things. Jack and Storm were instant friends and they golfed away three afternoons. 

I will not steal Windy's thunder as she wants to share their visit here with you. I will say that we did hear unusual thunder during their visit and I just thought how very appropriate. 

I found Windy to be just as I predicted: funny, sweet, caring. We already were good blog friends and now we became true friends. I always find it wonderful when ttwd friends meet and right away share a level of intimacy. I love when new friends from blogland share their meeting experiences online.  You can see us as real people. She talked about her fishing and eyed local rivers for fishing inspiration. She enjoyed our local beaches and walked one of my morning exercise routes. She loves her baseball caps and purchased a bright yellow one as a visit souvenir. 

I have met many Hohs who join their wives. Each couple is unique and inspirational. Windy and Storm came into our home for a week's stay with great ease and comfort. I love Windy. I also love Storm. They are a sweet couple, easy and relaxed. I could write a great deal about Windy, but I have promised that she would do a lot of the telling. 

Right in the middle of our time together, I had computer problems that I did not know how to fix. Storm graciously offered to spend his vacation time fixing my laptop. The fix took some time. Storm kindly kept working and eventually, after setting up three computers to compare settings, he did fix my laptop. It was not quick and I made sure the homemade cookies were close at hand. He liked that and I liked his company very much around our kitchen table as we both worked at this problem. Storm did the work and I asked the questions. 

What really impressed me was the true kindness he gave the situation. He did not know all the ins and outs of Apple laptops, but he knew how to eventually solve what was happening on my device. We talked quietly. I watched him go from one device to another comparing different settings. He is a quiet man, quick to use very funny one-liners and quick to roll up his sleeves to tackle a hard job. 

Storm is also a deep tenor singer and he entertained us several times. Windy was on the sideline beaming, so proud of her Storm. 
Windy is a funny, loving person. When we met, it was as if we had known one another forever. Think lots of laughing, good food and great talks about everything. A real friendship is now firmly ours. Oh, and I cannot forget to tell you all that he irons his own shirts right there with my ironing board and iron. 

The week flew by and I loved how Windy knew me so well. She seems to remember every word I have ever written, text or spoke. I am not kidding! She loves Storm and it is so evident the great care they give one another. Our glass cookie jars are now empty and there is no cake on the glass dome-lidded stand. All is a sweet memory now. 

Our week is soon over, and our houseguests are home. We had a wonderful visit. Now it is Windy's turn to share. We thought it would be fun to post together.

Meredith

15 comments:

  1. Happy to hear, Meredith, sweet (in more ways than one :>)) memories were made ... nj

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    1. NJ,
      Thank you for your comment. Memories, the lasting kind, were made, of course!
      Meredith

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  2. Sounds like everyone had a great time! Homemade cookies and golf - I expect we'll be there one of these days!

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    1. PK,
      Golfers eat a lot of cookies! Know that you and Nick have been invited at least three times.
      Meredith

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  3. Your time together sounds lovely, and how lucky for you to have a computer genius in the midst when the glitches began.
    Getting to know a blogger friend is special indeed, and being able to meet and visit with them is person is just icing on the cake. Glad you had a great time together. :)

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    1. Laurel,
      I love the icing part! Thanks for the comment.
      Meredith

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  4. Hi Meredith, I just both of your posts and what lovely, sweet posts and reflection on true friendship. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time together embedding your friendship even more :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz,
      It was fun to post at the very same time.
      Meredith

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  5. Mere, I am so happy that both you and Windy got to write about your happy visit. There was a positive glow to both posts! I always wish there was a way to meet all the bloggers I know. Some are so far away, but I keep hoping something will bring us together. I never know quite how to explain those friendships, but they are indeed special.

    Ella :)

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    1. Ella,
      Thanks for your comment. We both know well the thrill of meeting these ttwd people.
      Meredith

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  6. There’s something really special about meeting blogger friends; there never seems to be any awkwardness and, as you say, it feels as though you’ve known each other forever. So glad you and Windy got together and your husbands got on well too.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Rosie,
      We did have a wonderful time. I like your comment. It has great insight.
      Meredtih

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  7. Meredith,
    So you didn't want to steal the thunder from Windy and Storm, huh? Very clever, and I do not apologize at all if you did hear that rolling thunder a few doors away one night. Turns out that cat burglar found me in the middle of the night in your state just as he does in mine! I love all the things you shared here on your blog about our visit, all that I have shared on mine, and all that remains just between the two of us (and the four of us). What a way to add to the incredible ride our blogship/friendship.... it was perfect. Love you, Windy

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    1. Windy,
      Leave it to you to make me laugh in my own comment section. We sure had fun and it was over far too quickly.Thanks for your comment. Windy!
      Meredith

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  8. What a wonderful and happy visit for you both! It sounds as if the two happy couples are old friends rather than new. Homemade cookies? Yum!
    Mignon

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