The hot summer days are never ending. At least that is what we’re experiencing right now. No complaints on this home front! Bill wasn’t expecting to be working today, Thursday, July 2nd, so no alarm. Me, I had to clean at the Mat but was in no rush. We got up shortly after 6:30 to greet the day. I left at 7:15 for Durham and took the chair covers, our towels and sheets to be washed.
|At the end of the lane, the cows were gathered|
No one there at first and the front and back doors wide open. Three men arrived individually soon after to do their laundry. I needed to help a couple of them out with coin from another machine and I was out in an hour. Bill called at 8 to say he’d been called in to work for a part day so he was heading out. On the way home, I looked for Mitch at his place as I drove by but didn’t see him out and about. I went home and had my tea and finished yesterday’s blog posting.
|These boxes are bursting with colour and petunia blooms|
There are 8 out front at the road
Around 10:30 I walked over with garden gloves, my ball cap and water thermos. I knocked on a couple of his back doors when I noticed all vehicles were there but didn’t get an answer. I went for a walk down to Turbine lane instead. On the way back he was out the back of his shop so I stopped in. We discussed a few details about the work and how much time he expected from me. That settled, I started.
|And 5 here down the side and lots of watering cans|
For an hour and a half, I deadheaded his 13 large boxes of petunias in the heat. At 1, I signed his calendar with my time and walked home. He offered me his Acadia but I declined.
|My lunch wrap hit the spot|
At 1:30, after a nice healthy wrap with tuna, shredded cheese, cottage cheese and Carol’s leaf lettuce, I drove Ptooties over instead of walking. I knew what I’d be doing so took my old work gloves and Mitch took me in to start on what he called 'MY' project. Way until you see!! The pictures will tell the story.
|'My' project consisted of prepping this '29 Plymouth for painting|
so, today I sanded around the windows for starters
The owners have many classic cars that they take to car shows all over
At 2 Bill texted that he was home and had a good 4 hours of work. I carried on until 3:30 and headed home. Now, I was arriving home almost as dirty as Bill does. The black from the vehicle and sanding paper was on my gloves, hands, shirt and shorts. Surprisingly, it felt good! I got washed up and Bill said to rest before bringing the laundry in off the line. An easy supper of toasted tomato sandwiches was also Bill’s suggestion. He is definitely a keeper!
|Taping the windows so i can sand around them|
I admit that I was worn out after I got home and happy just to sit for a while. Bill dozed but I couldn’t seem to drop off. At 6 I needed to start toasting the sandwiches. Usually, I let Bill make his first but I hogged in and took the first one. I was the hungriest. 😊
|This cars interior is in excellent shape|
After dishes, we both went out and brought the items in off the line, put the chair covers on and folded the sheet and towels. Then we had a bit of ice cream cake with the strawberries and whipped cream. There are too many containers in the fridge so we emptied a couple. (Then I washed those too)
|Cool wooden rims|
We watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy while I worked away at my post. For having the blinds closed and windows open all day, the Suite felt quite comfortable. As long as we weren’t doing anything too strenuous. Bill went to the Hangar and I turned my recordings on of Downton Abbey. This was a good day. I feel that I stepped up to the plate and pursued the job with Mitch. I found that it was better than expected and I was left alone for the most part unless I asked for an opinion.
|Thought this was cute|
I hope you’ve had a good day too. Thank you for dropping by.