| Dad made this solar light beacon and it was something Bill wanted|
It is very cool to watch it change colours in the dark
The geese are swimming in the pond again, still can only see 3 so I’m thinking this is Desi and Lucy’s family. Oh! I don’t think I told you about the problem we had with our door…………..again! If you were with us at all over the winter, we mentioned that when it gets cool, for some reason our door is difficult to close tight. It seems that the latch plate on the Suite frame is the problem. Why, we aren’t sure.
We came home on Monday after our driving day and got in the Suite with no problem but when Bill went back out, he had difficulty closing the door. When he returned 5 minutes later, it wouldn’t open from outside or inside. Clemson and I were locked in and he was locked out. Talk about a few choice words and a bit of panic! Bill actually had to utilize the Emergency Exit by our sofa (so we know that works) and his step ladder.
|All done, just the flat area to be cut with the rider|
|One seating area, now comfier with a cushion|
I went out at 8 o’clock and geared up (hat, muffs, gloves, long pants etc.) to finish trimming the grass in the corral. Essentially, I am cutting the grass with the weed eater. It was a challenge but I kept going and after only a couple of rests and water, it was done. Yay! It looks brown in some places but as I said, we don’t care if the grass survives. We need some ground cover there that we don’t have to cut.
I thought I might get the last bag of mulch spread but I was pretty winded already so just came inside and had a yogourt before going back out. Chatting with Rob on text, they had started their garage sale today. We had some things to put in the sale too, so I took a box of small items and our boat that hasn't sold on Kijiji and headed into Durham. I'd gathered the bedding so I could kill two birds with one stone and get the laundry done while I was in town.
At Rob and Pats, they had a lot of stuff and were making quite a few sales. Bonus for them starting it today! It is always nice when the cash comes in making all the prep worthwhile. As for me, my timing was off this morning, I simply ran out of time. I thought I’d be able to get my wash done and go visit Mom but by the time I left the laundromat, it was 10 to 12, her lunchtime. Interesting sights on Main St. (Garafraxa St.) to see while waiting for laundry. Horses?
|I don't know where the driver was but this truck was parked across the road for the half hour I|
waited for my laundry to finish
this lady couldn't walk by without petting each pretty head
I wasn’t thinking earlier so, I went back to the garage sale and wrote out info on the boat. I doubt it will sell, but we have a bottom dollar and we won’t let it go for less than that. We’ll keep it for the Acreage or our grandkids rather than give it away. I sat with Rob and Pat for awhile and even bought a stool. That was what I needed yesterday when I was painting and maybe Bill could use it at his bench. Rob was kind enough to pick up enough pizza slices from Godfather’s so I could eat with them. Such generous people. The pizza hit the spot.
I headed home around 1
but first swung around to Merle and Linda’s sale. Just to have a peek you know.
I’m glad I did because they had the perfect lounge chair cushion for the “hunt
camp” webbed chair Rob gave me last summer. It was a steal at $2 and a couple pair of perfect fitting jeans for $5. When
I got home I hung the sheets etc. on the line. The wind isn’t steady so for a while
they just hung there but I know with the heat of the day (72F/22C) and the
occasional gusts, I new they would dry quickly.
|Rob thought if someone bought this chair, they could|
take me FREE
He thought Bill would appreciate his cleaning house. :)
When I walked to the mailbox, Clemson debated hard about joining me and when I was on my way back, he trotted down to meet me. The little paws lifting high and proud. I sat in my chair and read the Trailer Life magazine that came in the mail today and even moved to the shade of the hammock for a bit. I knew Bill would be leaving London around 3:00 so was waiting for his text that he was on time.
After I got my text, I moved inside and tried to decide on a simple supper. Barbecuing a big meal isn’t in the plans, maybe just grilled cheese sandwiches or leftover mac & cheese. We’ll see what Bill feels like. I got clean sheets out of the cupboard and made the bed. I’m hoping our bedspread is dry, at least, so it can go back on the bed for tonight’s sleep. At least the cooler single digit nights are done for the time being.
Finally, at 6:15 or so, I could see a Toyota Rav 4 coming up the drive. Yay! Bill left CanAm at 3:30 and drove to Exeter Toyota where he dropped off our 2006 Corolla and drove off with a 2014 SUV. On Monday, when we took a drive, that was where we went. Trading in our car has been in the back of our minds for a while but we doubted a deal would come along to persuade us to make the swap.
|Our new vehicle waiting for pick up|
Cliff Anderson installs my 'Ptooties' plates
Bill poses for a picture
Driving up to the Ridge
and finding a spot to park
|Nothing is final until Clemson gives the stamp of approval|
He says "yup, I like it1"
|I know this pix is in my collage, but it pretty much sums up how we are feeling|
about our purchase
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