On Tuesday, Sept. 15th Bill was up and out the door by 7:20. I was up and at my laptop with a cup of tea. At 7:30, after the last drop, I slipped on my runners and layered up for my walk. It was a cool 6C/43F outside but cooler with the wind gusts. The sun was trying to beat its way through the hazy clouds but didn’t quite make it. It sure was pretty though, in an orange yellow ball. The camera doesn’t do it justice.
|That's a little better|
I walked down North Line to Baptist Church Road and my plan was to head to Turbine Lane and turn back. Up over the hill, coming my way, Rob and Bethany were heading back towards home. We’ve not bumped into each other for a couple of weeks so we stopped and chatted for 15 minutes. Woops! That meant I needed to move a bit faster to get there and back home again to make up the time. I like to have some free time in between jobs.
|The geese trying to get their act together|
|There's that sunshine again, welcoming me back home|
|Rob and Bethany heading home just a few steps ahead of me|
|Even the small bushes are changing colour|
It was 10 to 9 when I walked out to Ptootie to go to work. Mitch was busy removing the paper and tape, including the pinstripe tape line on the Silverado. Carefully, I removed tape from the lettering 'EFI 'and between us we had the truck uncovered.
Mitch heats his home right now with wood stoves and was offered some wood pallets by a neighbour down the road so we next hopped into his old F150 and I drove us the 3 km (?) to the gravel yard.
|Close enough to pet him but I didn't|
|Wonder what they're thinking when they look at me|
He handed 13 skids up to me and I stood them up in the box before driving back to Graceland 2. A couple of hillbillys? Then I set to work sanding the wheel wells on another truck that has come in for work and a repaint. When a customer brings a vehicle in, they pay a deposit. That often means pay day for me. 😊 Before I left at 11:30, I had cash in my hand. At home, I warmed up my quesadilla from yesterday and then drove to meet Donna in Durham.
She drove from there to pick Gayle up and we carried on to our little sister’s place in Owen Sound. Wendy was expecting us and had my copper etching (no picture until it is framed) and Gayle’s Sgraffito mug from Ladyfest. You can look that up if you want to know more detail. It is pottery carving, in short terms. We visited and Wendy shared some good news before we left. As we were outside, saying goodbye, Morgan returned from her school day. She is in Gr. 10 and toughing it out in a strange environment. Her Aunts got a hug and we were on our way.
We picked up some items for Donna downtown at the Artist’s Co-op and then drove to Princess Auto and Value Village. We had an hour to shop so made the best of it. I found some long sleeve button down shirts for working in the shop and lucked out with a purse to replace my day to day one plus a pair of shoes all for under $10 each. With a 30% seniors discount on Tuesdays we were all quite pleased with our purchases. We dropped Gayle off at home and Donna and I parted ways in town where I’d left my car.
It was 5 pm when I pulled in the lane and wasn’t surprised to see Bill beat me home. He’d just had his shower and we sat and relaxed until 6. It was one of those “I didn’t know what to have for supper” nights so Bill had toasted tomato and cheese while I had grilled cheese, tomato and onion in the frypan. It was delicious and just enough. Before dishes, Mitch called and asked for our 4 hands to help put the fiberglass tonneau back on the pickup. Then it was done. 😊
The small job didn't take long and the truck looks awesome in the two-tone colour with a silver pinstripe. I’m glad to be done with that truck and so is Mitch. I imagine the owner will be in tomorrow to pick it up. On to the next! Back home, we did the dishes and relaxed for the evening. A phone call from our buddies at Rock Glen let us know that they were having a good time with a few good friends. I’m glad they are all enjoying themselves.
I hope you’ve had a good day. It warmed up here to about 17C/63F so that is a pretty nice day. Today, is our youngest daughter and her husbands FIRST anniversary. Happy Anniverary, Jessica and Matt! I hope it was a great day!
Happy Anniversary, Liz and Bruce!
|Good night everyone!|
Thank you for popping in for a visit.