Sunday, Jan. 8th takes the cake! I woke up to a beautiful sunrise again around 7:30 and had to snap a picture, of course.
Bill must have had a restless night as he didn’t hear me get up. I am grateful that Bill is the official doggie-let-outer person after dusk settles and before dawn appears. So, after getting up at 6 to let Clemson out, he crawled back into bed and as soon as his head hit the pillow, he was sound asleep and so was the pooch.
I read the blog posts to catch up on the latest news and Bill made an appearance at 8:30. He never sleeps in that late so I’m glad I thought to close the door to the bedroom. The outside temperature was registering at 50F and inside it was 61F thanks to our Blue Flame heater. Since heat rises and I knew it was warm up in the bedroom, I bumped it up a notch and made myself a cup of tea.
Lazy was the word of the day because before long the clouds rolled across the sky and I decided not to walk. Yes, sometimes something so simple can make or break a plan for me. So, sue me! We tried calling Dad on Google Hangouts after Bill got up but it was too late. He obviously was already at the hospital with Marilynne so we’d try later.
|Our neighbours pulled out and left quite a 'mess' behind.|
Hmmm, I'm glad they are only going to the dump station
and coming back again with full water tanks
because we would miss them!
Bill had filled our 45-gal. water bladder yesterday down at the office/dump/water station of the LTVA and added vinegar to give it a good sloshing and clean out. He left it in overnight and then today after our scrambled eggs he hooked it up to the pressure washer we brought and gave the Suite a quick wash. The belly and tires were quite muddy from the last rain and dirt we’ve driven through. What was left of the water in the bladder, Bill let run out into the bush garden behind us.
|Bill patiently waiting for the water to drain|
He was bustling and I found myself sitting, once again, on my butt just reading and enjoying the heat of the sunshine with Clemson. It doesn’t take much to encourage our little four-legged munchkin to sit with me these days. He was up and down from my lap, up and down from his stool and then when he got too warm, into his shady tent with his teddy.
He was happy and outside with me for 80% of the day.
|Clemson is content in his tent with Teddy|
After a bite for lunch, Bill went over to help Rob with an underbelly job he’d planned for today. Let’s just say it wasn’t an odor-free job and leave it at that. Two hours rolling around on a tarp in the dirt, lots of chatter and lots of contortions, they finished what they set out to do, with success, I might add. Rob was happy and very appreciative to Bill for his help.
|The boys are hard at it|
|All arms,heads, hands and legs are involved here|
|If you'll notice, they even have a Fresh Air Inspector on duty|
(in purple at the right of the photo)
Two showers later in their own rv’s, our men came to Happy Hour smelling like …… well, let’s just say they smelled much better than before they went in for their wash down. I’m teasing, of course, just happy that Bill was able to help.
That is what it is like, rv’ers are always dealing with ‘things’ and sometimes having an extra pair of hands (or legs in this case) and an extra head with suggestions makes the chore much easier and cheaper.
|Clean up after a job well done|
|Rob, dressed for the job at hand|
Don't we love a man in uniform?
By this time, the sun was out in full force and we enjoyed the heat with a drink and good friends. Before we knew it, time had flown by and we got dinner started. Bill and I had a nice T-bone steak with mushrooms and a salad. We are both concentrating a little harder on what we are eating after noticing that we each have put on a few pounds. Could be my laziness, you say?
Anyway, all (most) things can be fixed and we’re working on it. Our steak and salad were delicious. After dinner, we managed to get in touch with Dad on Hangouts and found out that Marilynne is doing well and could possibly go home tomorrow. That is great news.
|Two Ultralites went over us today|
|You never know what you'll see if you pay attention|
|This one flys over and then aims for the sun|
programs, Madam Secretary. That is the fun part here regarding television. With the time change (which we seem to be on Arizona time although in California) we have to remember to turn the tv on 2 hours earlier than the actual time of the program. Got that? Yeah well, Bill is getting really good at it and we hardly miss our shows.
I hope you have had a great day as well. With just under 3,000 steps reading on my Fitbit today I am promising myself to get out in the morning. Tomorrow is another day.
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