On Sunday, Oct. 1st I woke up around my normal time and Bill was just getting dressed. When I came downstairs Bill said that we’d had some light frost overnight so without hesitating I went out, filled my watering can and did the Mary Mary Quite Contrary thing and watered my tomato and pepper plants before the sun hit them. It wouldn’t be terrible at this stage if I lost the many little green tomatoes but I have 3 or 4 peppers soon ready to be picked.
|The morning after|
|Ptooties was cold this morning|
It was the first day of the month so Bill gave Clemson his Revolution treatment for heartworm and fleas. Clemson sits patiently as he knows there is a treat at the end of it all. Thinking on yesterday, I feel so happy that it went so well. The weather turned out perfectly and it was quite warm sitting in the heat of the sun. The friends that joined us are as my brother-in-law said “the family we choose”. It was a successful party.
|Nice day for a later walk|
|Nice attendance at church this morning|
I was so tired that I was in bed just before the clock struck 10 pm and asleep within a couple of minutes. Bridgette got home to Cambridge safely but forgot to text us so Bill stayed up for a while waiting. We’ve both forgotten to do this before so weren’t overly concerned but it was still nice this morning to get her response.
|I like the way the trees line this driveway|
Not to bring a 5th wheel in though
With no cooking required in the convection/microwave oven, we unplugged and turned on the inverter. Putting the solar panels to work today, they’ve had enough of a holiday! I was talking about doing laundry today but since tomorrow will be even nicer, I’m going to put it off. It has been well over a week so someone in the household is running out of clothes and it is too chilly to ‘bare’ it!
|My usually full shelf is ready for winter|
|Two buckets full and no black sheep|
The projects are never-ending but now that I have Bill home from now until we leave, he is able to complete them instead of just listing them off. I’ve started to prep my Winter book of expenses carrying on from last year. I finalized in April from last year and have it documented on an Excel spreadsheet. My daily hand-written recordings made it so easy.
|the garden tidied up|
I have garden work to do so put on my work duds and headed out after we had a bit to eat for lunch. Bill worked on connecting the satellite box in our underbelly for the new tv he has installed. I had my little Avon stool and 2 empty buckets from the storage shed pulled out and set to work in my flower garden. The sun felt so good on my back and I soon removed my long sleeves.
The buckets were what I used to put my garden ornaments in for the winter. No, I don’t have any garden gnomes but many other things in the garden and on my shelf units on the outside of the bunky. I don’t need to put things away from the Restroom, other than the toilet paper, nor from the bunky. The bunky is insulated and well protected from critters but if they should find a way, all of my blankets etc. will be vacuum-sealed in bags.
|Bill cleaned up the storage shed and made racking for the kayaks|
I didn't get pictures of the tv/satellite hookup
nor the grass cutting
There are a few more hostas around the property to clip so tomorrow or Wednesday I can take care of those. My back told me when it was time to quit so I put things away and sat with my book for awhile.
|If you look close you can see the flies in between the screen and window of the bunky|
Bill didn’t stop. From that first job, he moved to the storage shed and made shelves for our kayaks. We put the gravity chairs away and the hammock as we won’t be using those anymore this year. I filled my two tubs and Bill tucked those in their respective spots as well. I’m waiting to hear from my son, Patrick, as to whether they will be using the bunky on Thanksgiving Sunday. Last year they stayed overnight rather than drive the 2 ½ hours home.
If they decide not to do that this year, we can fold up the futon and start packing things away in there. I won’t pressure them in any way, just waiting to get his response tomorrow. When Bill finished what he could in the shed he hopped on the riding mower and cut the grass on our hill behind us and the front field. He was in the mood to work and I was in the mood to sit and read. I managed to finish my James Patterson, wow!
|As promised, the finished shelf unit installed under the bedroom tv|
I fed Clemson at 5 and when Bill finished at 6 we plugged into electric again and I used the oven to warm up our roast beef, potatoes, carrots and gravy. It didn’t take long and was a very satisfying meal. We each had a glass of wine with our meal, cleaning up a couple of open bottles left from yesterday. After supper, I went upstairs and watched one of my favourite movies, Déjà vu with Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer. I couldn’t talk Bill into watching it with me but that’s okay, Clemson joined me. I wanted to check out how well the new location worked with the remotes.
|And because I was so engrossed with Denzel, this is all I saw of the sunset|
|Good night all|
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