On Saturday, Nov. 28th Bill and I slept later than we’d planned. It was 7:20 when I looked at the clock. My goodness! We wanted to be on our way to Durham by 8. So, we washed, dressed and grabbed a coffee and tea-to-go and headed out the door. We were meeting Jamie at the Mat at 9. Bill decided to take along his work overalls and jacket to throw in the big washer while we were there. We also needed an RO water fillup.
Bill took the ‘back’ way, south on Bruce County Rd. 3, east on Concession 8, south on Grey Road 3, east on Concession Rd. 4, south on Mulock Rd., east on Hwy 4, south on Hwy 6. We couldn’t believe that by not going through Walkerton and Hanover, we shaved about 25 minutes off our time. I’ll take that route or one close to it when driving to work as long as the roads and sky are clear. We fueled B.B. up at the Pioneer. Jamie met us at the laundromat within a few minutes of our arrival.
The boys set to work and although there wasn’t much for me to do, I’d just been in yesterday, I busied myself for about an hour and a bit throughout the time we were there. Bill and Jamie worked steady on one thing or another until after 3. Jamie treated us to lunch at noon and the last thing they completed was hanging the new sign and light out front of the building. The post was already there but there was some basic electrical work required, which Bill took care of while Jamie assisted.
It was a good 'fix-it' day
and I know Jamie appreciated Bill's help and expertise
Jamie works inside on machines while Bill fastens the kick plate thingy
at the front door
This one washer has given them and customers grief
Two heads are better than one and four hands better than two!
I could see why some U.S. laundromats have full-time personal on site for the bigger venues. There were a few customers using a lot of machines and after each one left, things would get dropped and left (dryer sheets, Kleenex) and just dirt and fluff from their boots or their clothing. I would wipe things down as they vacated and swept the floor in certain areas about 4 times.
In between tidying, I got out the gray paint and did some touch up painting for Jamie on baseboards etc. and especially over a graffited wall inside. Seriously? I don’t care who loves who. I did some reading from a Lee Child book I picked up across the street at the book drop and chatted back and forth with Donna and Pat. We were packed up by 3:30 and drove over to Rob and Pat’s for Happy Hour. We hadn’t seen them for at least a month and a half and that’s a long time! ☹
|We stopped to get water before leaving Durham|
It was a great visit over coffee and some slices of banana bread and we caught up on a lot of things. We do miss these get-togethers. Time flew by and it was 5 that Bill said we needed to get a move on. Didn’t mean to cut into their meal time.
We weren’t that hungry when we got home so opted for cheese and a snack instead of a full meal. Even soup or grilled cheese seemed like too much. At 7, Bill went next door to watch the first of two movies with W & S.
|It reminded me of the colours we see in Arizona|
The gray marks in the sky here are geese
the first flock in V formation
I finished yesterday’s post and started this one for today. It was a busy one, out and about, but it was a great day. Jamie sent me an evening picture of the new sign and it looks awesome! I hope you had a wonderful day too.
After we got home, Jamie sent me a picture
of the sign in the dark of night
From both sides
He is very pleased to have them up
Eventually, they may add a second light but for now
it looks great!
Thank you for popping by.