When I woke up at 5 am on the holiday Monday, Oct. 9th I wasn’t really surprised. I was in bed at 9 last night, remember? But being awake and giving in to it by getting up was insane! I rolled over and dozed off and on for another hour. At 6 I knew there was no going to sleep again but I was quite content to lay and run things through my head. I got up at 7.
The day started out cloudy but a mild 14C was encouraging once more. With the boys still sleeping, I checked our battery power and decided to wait until Bill got up before making my tea. Instead I sat at my laptop and finished my blog post for Sunday. It wasn’t long my sweeties got up and we made our hot morning drinks.
|And the pond is so pretty this morning|
After reading our friend’s posts we both did our separate things. I left for a walk and Bill got ready to drive the truck over to the Acreage to meet up with and help Donna and Gerry winterize their trailers. On my walk today, I wandered down past the entrance to the wind turbine and noticed a service truck open the gate and drive in. Well, the driver opened the gate.
|My geraniums are taking hold|
When I turned back he drove out but left the gate open so it meant he would be back. This was good for Bill and I since we have been listening to the turbine whining for quite some time. It isn’t a bother but we knew one day they would have to repair it. I returned and Bill had left. It was shortly after 9.
|Looking back towards home|
I moved inside and made myself another tea and cleaned out the laundry cupboard in the hall closet. There were a few things in there that didn’t need to be so I removed them to store in the bunky. Then I sorted through our closet in the bedroom. This is where I keep a couple of white storage containers with sewing materials and small bottles of artistic paint and brushes.
|When a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?|
|I'll take the colour where I can get it|
Removing what we didn’t need here freed up a lot of space. I kept a few bottles of paint and brushes in case I felt the ‘urge’ to paint during the winter months. Now, the floor of the closet for the most part is clear. I have a feeling we will find something else that can go in there. Stay tuned!
|Out of the closet, into the bunky|
In my cleanse, I found a couple of things that needed stitching so brought them to the table with my small sewing kit that will remain in the Suite. Then I took my hat, garden shoes and gloves out to the vegetable garden. With the spade I dug up the swiss chard and dug around the tomatoes and peppers. I couldn’t believe how close the rocks were to the surface of the earth. After all that I dug out in the spring to create the garden I was shocked at how many more I found 6” down.
|The closet floor is bare|
Now we can vacuum in here!
At least now the garden is ready for next spring’s plantings. I finished up by raking the newly turned soil. It was quite a warm day so it felt good to get this job out of the way. Clemson was outside with me, sitting on his stool the whole time I worked in the garden up on the hill.
|Tomorrow's project, under the bed|
Every once in a while, I would hear voices and clanging sounds from the direction of the turbine and realized that the guys were up there working. I ran inside and grabbed my camera with a zoom lens. I could see them up there moving around at heights that would freak me out. I cleaned up by dumping the swiss chard leaves into the composter before putting the wheelbarrow and shovel away.
|Part of the garden ready for spring|
Now, time to wash up and sit in the sun with my book. I’m quite caught up in this story, David Baldacci has done it again. I relaxed for about an hour before realizing that I was feeling peckish. Inside I cut some cheese and had a small piece of pumpkin cheesecake leftover from yesterday. The cheese filled me enough since it was already 1 pm and we’d be eating by 6.
|Clemson enjoys the sun while he thinks about wandering away|
I texted Bill to make sure everything at The Acreage was okay. I hadn’t heard for 4 hours. He replied ‘yes’ so knowing that I weeded around the bunky where I have irises planted. With just a couple more things to tidy up over the next day or two, my yard work will be done. I can’t believe we will be pulling out of here in two weeks.
|this is the noisy turbine|
When Bill returned at 2 he needed to grab a quick bite as well and a snooze. I delved into my book some more. Donna and Gerry popped in around 4:30 after they finished a lot of their ‘winter prepping’ at their other property. We sat and caught up a bit before saying goodbye. It has been a really good weekend, the weather was on our side.
|Notice the worker up there?|
For supper, Bill barbecued a couple of garlic sausage and we had a garden salad on the side. It was filling with our glasses of milk.
After dishes, I worked on my post and Bill put Murdoch Mysteries on. The Voice was on after that so I didn’t get any more reading in today. I hope your day has been a good one.
|Our red maple is the prettiest tree in our area|
Recognize it, George?
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