On Wednesday, hump day, Oct. 28th I didn’t even hear Bill get up. He was awake before his alarm and had turned it off so that would explain it. When I woke up around 6:15, he was downstairs and I was glad to be awake. I was having an uncomfortable dream and I’m not sure what brought it on. The only good thing is that Shirley was in it. It wasn't a dream in either of our favour so I won't relay any of it. (It was still nice to 'see' her).
Bill came up to finish getting ready, kissed me goodbye and then I got up too. I’d half been expecting frost on the windshields this morning but a peek out the window proved that to be wrong. Yay! I’m not looking forward to that at all. We haven't hit below freezing temps yet. I made my tea, a snack lunch to take and returned upstairs to drink it. There were a couple of letters to get to the mail today and when I left at 7:50, I stopped to drop them in the post office box.
I didn’t see Wes and Susan when I left so didn't get to say goodbye this morning. They were outside somewhere because the door was unlocked. The drive was beautiful as I was witness to a gorgeous sunrise. My buddy, Pat, texted me on my drive which brightened me up. With the thing-a-ma-jig in the car, connected to my phone, I don’t need to do anything other than push a button to hear what she says. There are ‘Quick Message’ responses that often work or at a light, I might speak a text message back. 😊
Mitch needed me to meet him at the garage on my way to his place so picked him up after dropping his Acadia off. The morning was spent on Tommy, nothing new, I will be sanding him for a long time. There are many surprises, unfortunately, meaning dents that need to be filled before we can paint him. This is a long project but I’m still keen on it. Removing the old black paint is the hardest part so it takes a lot of elbow grease.
Mitch wasn’t feeling great today, his back giving him grief from moving wood that he shouldn’t have been doing, so I worked mostly on my own under his direction. That’s what I’m getting paid for so I don’t mind. When I get frustrated with getting some paint removed, he directs me to the fridge for cheese to go with my ‘whine’ (all in fun) and then compliments me on what I’m doing. That gives me the push to keep going. He's clever. Ha ha.
When I left there, I drove to Durham to clean the Mat. That’s when the Jell-o moved. Inside, was another sleeper. He was curled up in the corner on a chair and he had his bicycle and little cart (with all his possessions ☹) parked in a spot making it difficult for me to do my job. I immediately felt uncomfortable, not knowing what I might encounter. My experience with this type of situation wasn’t good previously, although not terrible. I didn’t know what to do, a bit concerned what reaction I'd get if I asked him to move along.
|If it wasn't for his stuff spread out, I could have worked around|
After chatting with Jamie, at his direction, I called West Grey Police. They are used to dealing with vagrancy, even though it may sometimes just be a gentle conversation. Jamie’s wife called me and we both were there to meet the officer. It was fine, finding out he was homeless, but by this time, my hour was up and I’d done no cleaning. Officer Rod Hilton was gentle and asked the young man to pack up his stuff and he’d take him to Tim Horton’s for a coffee and bite to eat. 😊 Nice guy!
I apologized that I couldn't stay to clean but had to scoot. Cheryl wanted no part of my apology and thanked me profusely for calling them, saying that they can’t have that situation (during the day especially) when customers are trying to do their laundry. Strike one. Then, I got to Walkerton, Hometown Tire, to get our snow tires put on Ptooties. I had a nice visit with Joe’s Mom (I think) and their 2 dogs. A husky and a shih-tzu, both very friendly and fun to be around.
Unfortunately, Joe said he wished he’d asked or at least looked at my tires as we have shank nuts on the current wheels. He doesn’t have enough of the regular nuts in stock to put the snows on today. Woops! Strike two. He’s such a nice guy and felt bad but I said I’d come back Friday if that worked. We’re good to go. He showed me the snows we've bought and told me customers have raved about them. Great news for me for driving in the winter.
I drove home with no more upsets and chatted with Susan for a bit. In my mind, I planned supper and then went upstairs. I was going to walk to the post office to get postage stamps but instead, chose to have a cup of tea while stretching out on the bed with my book. You knew that would lead to sleepy eyes and I just rolled over about 10 minutes before my sweetie came in the door. It was almost 5:30. We chatted, or I chatted, filling him in on my weird day.
For supper, I had some of my spelt bread to eat before it went bad so we had French toast. Woops, I set the smoke detector off again. I think because it is right outside the butler’s kitchen and frying in butter is not its friend. I even had the exhaust fan turned on! Wes, just removes it from the ceiling until I’m done. Bill set it off the first time when he used the toaster. It hadn’t been used for a while either. 😊
Supper was filling whether it was good for us or not and we enjoyed it with Jamie's maple syrup. After dishes, we came upstairs for the evening. Nothing on tv tonight that we need to watch. I hadn’t decided if I’d watch Jeopardy with W & S so caught up on my blog for a while and downloaded pictures until 7:30. Then I walked around the corner to the theatre room. When I left at 8 we all felt smart because we got 3 or 4 correct responses. 😊
|Backed into the driveway looking out to the main street|
See the motor home all covered up
Bill caught up on his online reading and watching FB videos. I know he isn’t the only one who does that. This was a mixed-up kind of a day but I got through it. When I came home and told Bill that I made the tire appointment for 2 pm on Friday, he reminded me that we were scheduled to get our flu shots at that time. Third Woops! of the day. I left Joe a message at Hometown Tire to call me tomorrow to reschedule.
Today felt cooler than its actual daytime temperature of 9C/48F because of the wind but we all enjoyed seeing the sunshine for the best part of the day. I can’t believe we are at the end of Wednesday nor can I fathom that we are just around the corner from month’s end. The good news is that our Canada and Old Age pensions went in today. 👌 Wherever does the time go? Have a good night!
Thank you for your visit today.