Up and at ‘em on Friday, Sept. 18th, Bill and I were on the go by 6:30. He wasn’t working too far away today, just down Baptist Church Road to the first concession north and then east. I took my tea into town with me and got the laundromat all spiffed up. No reason to stop anywhere else today so scooted back home by 8:10. I probably just missed Bill as he didn’t need to leave until 8 because of the work proximity.
|I didn't have to scrape it though (yet)|
I finished my tea and since I was already washed and dressed for auto body work, relaxed for half hour before nipping around the corner. I used the air sander for the whole of my 3 hours there, with a wee bit of hand sanding in a small area around the driver side window. Mitch was full of chatter today but that’s okay, I stop, listen, and then carry on. When I left at noon, he wished me a Happy Birthday and handed me a card with instructions not to open it until Wednesday.
About 5 minutes after pulling in the driveway, before I even got my stuff out of the car and moved things from back seat to ‘trunk’, Bill pulled in. I wondered if he would come home for lunch but as it turned out, he was done for the day too. Nice! He ate his sandwich and I had a bowl of soup. With the afternoon to ourselves, we discussed what we had in mind.
His plan first was to go to Hanover to drop off the back-up camera ‘harness’, that got damaged as well, at the repair shop that fixed Black Beauty. They were tired of waiting for a new one to come in, (darn Covid!) as were we, so were looking at having one made up for us. Works for us, it would be nice to get it finally taken care of. Bill misses the camera. I did some shopping on line and then when he left, vacuumed the Suite. It was in dire need.
At the same time, I put a few things away for the trip to London on Sunday. Bill had a snooze and then went out to cut grass around 3:30. What a chilly day! I’d gone up to the garden to see what I could ‘gather’, pulled the garden sheets out of the shed for tonight’s covering and moved things out of Bill’s way in our sitting area. We won’t be sitting out there anytime soon. The wind is very cold and we haven’t reached any higher than 10C/51F and it feels even cooler than that.
Inside again, I pulled out ingredients for chili to take tomorrow to a Family Day at Bridgette and Chris’s. I’m sure they’re wishing it would be warmer but maybe we’ll get a surprise and the sun will heat the area up. 😊 My two sisters and their husbands are also going but keeping to the Covid restrictions, I think they limited the invites. You can’t invite ‘everyone’ in case ‘everyone’ responds in the affirmative so they tried to think of the 'most likely to attend' family members, I assume. Anyway, it should be a fun afternoon.
I had my tea around 4 and that warmed me up. I’m afraid we’ll need to crank the heater up a bit more tonight which reminds me to put our duvet back on the bed. We have exhausted the ‘trying to stay warm with the chenille bedspread and our Kokopelli blanket’ scenario. 0C/32F means bringing out the big guns! Because I was too focused on other things (don’t I always have an excuse?) I thought we’d have bacon and eggs for supper.
When I walked to the mail box it was a treat to find a card in the mailbox for me and a bigger treat that the one I left was taken! Wow, the mail lady got it right today! I won’t open mine until my birthday so it will sit and wait too. With not much else to do, I searched our ‘library’ cupboard to find another book to start on. Yes, I finished Without Fail last night. This new one is Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline so we’ll see what it is like.
Bill finished cutting the back field and came in around 5:30. We went out together and covered the remaining tomato, pepper and lonely pumpkin plants. There were about 4 tomato plants that had no new babies so I pulled them out completely. It took 3 sheets to protect the plants. It sure made my job easier to have his help. Brrr, good thing they are jersey sheets, they will be warm.
Apparently, we read each other’s mind for supper and that blew me away. Bill thought of it while riding the mower and that’s crazy. 😊 We had toast with it and that was a filling meal. After dishes, we sat together at our laptops with NCIS in the background. The ground beef was thawing in the sink so I’ll start that in the morning before I run into town. I need some Styrofoam cups for serving it up in. Madame IP will make it and we’ll carry it to Woodstock in the crock pot.
This was a good day. I know I earned my day’s pay and I’m sure Bill did as well. A weekend is upon us and I’m sure you are all as ready as we are.
|And before the sun says good night|
I managed to get a picture
Enjoy and thanks for stopping in!