Thursday, February 25, 2021

Getting Rested Up for Friday, Gorgeous Day! For My Curious Lady Friends

Paisley, On

On Thursday, Feb. 25th I got up right after Bill left. I was wide awake and there was no reason to stay in bed. At 7 o’clock, I was dressed and heading out the door for my walk. I knew the sun would be coming up at some point while I was out there and I wanted to experience some part of a sunrise, even though I wasn’t sure how far or in which direction I’d be walking.

So, let's go for a walk
The snow that fell off the roof of the building
is as hard as an ice block

The Saugeen river is gently flowing
and the sky is shaping up nicely

With the cold, then mild, snow, thawing and freezing again, there was a lot of ice out and about. My phone app told me it was -5C/22F, which isn’t too bad, and the wind was low. I donned my scarf, mad bomber hat, heavy mitt/gloves, had my grippers on my boots and grabbed my walking ski poles. I was prepared. I’m glad I had taken the time as that air was chilly.

A candy floss sky

I was well equipped today

The coldest part on my whole self was about 12” between the bottom of my coat to the top of my tall boots. I didn’t think long enough to wear my long johns. It was a wonderful walk, along the river. It has been a while since I’ve been out there and I missed many things about it. The Saugeen was so pretty with the tinge of pink sun reflecting in it and the white clouds had a beautiful blush. (I'm sure my cheeks will be a similar colour when I return home).

I don't know if you can differentiate the piles of snow 
from the trail but I had to follow the new path to the left
or climb over

I left my mark along the path

I walked the trail which, because of the plow pushing the town’s snow in there, is shorter each time. I took the new path made by other walkers, because I can be a bit of a follower 😊 and it brought me out to the gate on the other side of the snow pile. We’ve had a lot of snow! I signed my name in the crusty snow with my ski pole and that gave my upper arms a workout! Fresh snow is easier, obviously.

Then, on the opposite side of the gate, looking back,
you can see the wide trail start up again

It's so pretty when that first sun touches trees, hills and homes


I guess I'm a wimp
this guy was jogging in runners with grippers
and the lady come towards us was
just in running shoes, no grips, speed walking

I love these trees by the park
even more when the sun shines through

By the time, I walked around the park and the furthest street, east of town, I’d seen the sun come up over the tree tops. I didn’t extend my walk any more than 30 minutes as my legs were feeling the cold and I was ready for a nice hot cup of tea. A mile and a half was the maximum this morning. When Wes asked me what I was up to today, my answer was along the line of ‘nothing, a day of rest’.

A few of my favourite pics of the day

It seems every day (other than Sunday) since last Wednesday, I’ve been going strong. I knew that it was a 'relax' day and I would be ready for another long day of work tomorrow. The auction items I’d won last night were not ready for pick up until Friday or Sunday which was fine by me. I would go tomorrow on the way home from work.

I think you'll see why I like this puzzle in a minute

Nancy Drew book covers

Lots of titles assembled but not positioned

Wes and Susan were in and out for the most part of the day and I quietly worked away on the big puzzle. I hadn’t gotten very far at all on the day I opened the box. I made good progress today and I’m enjoying it a lot. Bill texted while I was down there and I was happy to see that it wasn’t 3 pm yet when I unlocked the door. He got off early but along with that, he was informed that they won’t be working tomorrow. A bit of a delay on things in the house.

This is for the ladies
I got these items on Tuesday
A small powerful vacuum for here and mostly for the new floor 
in the Suite
Books and 2 dvd movies

More books, a small purse
A pair of Ricker shoes, never worn
plus white runners (not shown)

A lightweight hoody sweater, easily modelled
A summer dress ($3.50), knee length, better on the hanger!

I made us each a cup of tea and we came upstairs to enjoy it. For supper, we had baked chicken thighs. I cut up a medium potato and I baked it with the thighs. Pillsbury tea biscuits went in the oven too and we have a couple leftover for another night. Everything tasted so good! After dishes, normal stuff. Upstairs for blog writing and Jeopardy.

Supper was delicious!

This was a really nice slow day for me. Bill will get his slow day tomorrow, to do whatever his little (big) 💖  desires. 😊 I hope you’ve enjoyed your day. It was a tad cooler today than yesterday but as long as we keep hanging around or above the freezing mark, we’re happy campers. The sun was gorgeous ALL day long.

Feb. 25th, 2019
Sundance RV Resort, Yuma, Az
Their pool in the wee hours of a morning

I know he was in the picture yesterday
but here he is all decked out in his sweater and blankey
Be still my 💗
Sometimes, we miss him so much

                                                             Good night!

Thank you for stopping around. Your comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hump Day, More Cash in my Pocket, Auction Deals

Paisley, On

On Wednesday, Feb. 24th I watched out the window to see Bill leave. It was just after 6:30. Then I got washed, made the bed and got dressed. Maybe not in that order. 😊 After my tea, I, too, took my lunch goodies (banana, cheese, pepperoni and coffee) and pulled out of the lane. My time was 7:50, a bit earlier than normal with no car to clean off. Yay! The weather Gods were good to us overnight.

The roads were not a worry today

What a difference in a day of driving today. The main roads were bare and mostly dry. Bill suggested not to take the Concession 8 road since they came across someone who hit an icy patch and went over into the ditch. They saw headlights so knew it had just happened and stopped to help the young man until the police arrived. Bill and the policeman's guess was speed. Nevertheless, I was happy for the warning and happy to stick to the highway!

Yeah, not a pleasant surprise
I needed to use a long tool to scoop it into a garbage bag

I arrived at the Mat before 9 and set to work. Two customers, one friendly, one not acknowledging anything (?), but they weren't in my way at all. I was out of there by 10. The toilet was the only disappointment today, good grief, someone was up to no good. Thank goodness, I only found t.p. (no shortage here!) at the bottom of the clump. Sorry for that visual but I like to share! 😊

It is always nice to see the solar panels at the corner
of Baptist Church Rd and Grey Rd. 4

Mitch had texted last night asking if I could and would possibly work 5 hours today instead of 4. He wanted to get the Dodge ready for priming on Thursday so it would be a job of taping and papering. It doesn’t sound difficult (and it isn't) but doing the detailed taping on the doors of the words takes time and precision. I’m happy to say that I’ve become better at it and it doesn’t take me as long as it did on a couple of previous vehicles. I finished RAM 1500 on each door first.

A much clearer road than on Monday!

Then, I covered the front bumper and the wheel wells at the front. They are plastic so we don’t want to paint under there. Fred, the owner, was in this morning when I arrived at 10 and was pleased with what we’d done so far. When I entered, Mitch said, “Here’s the boss now, I’d better get to work!”. Funny guy. So, I set to work and carried on until 3. From the front doors forward, everything is ready to prime. He now calls me his Assistant Manager. 👀

I like Mitch's FOCUS sign, he uses it a lot when i get
The letters here are all covered in tape

We were taking pictures to show on his Kijiji ads

And someone got caught in the act of working!

Weather permitting, I’ll finish sanding the back passenger door, covering the window and work on the tailgate letters on Friday. The drive home was pretty normal and uneventful. It was slowed down a bit by a driver that I almost would swear on that he was impaired, his speed between 90 and 60 kph all the time I was behind him. Overreacting to things was another questionable trait so I kept my distance and took a different route home than I would have when he turned.

I miss walking by 'my' woods on BCRd
but I don't often see them with snow

Also, the school bus on #19 slowed me down but it was clear sailing the rest of the way. I was home by 3. I did the dishes and Bill and I chatted on text a bit about the horses on the back road. All of the Clydesdales were out along the fence but I couldn’t stop. It would have been a great photo! Oh well, hopefully I’ll see them again. He reported later that they weren’t out when he came by 30 minutes later. He was going to try and get that picture for me.

I took a picture of the 'road joker' in case I needed it
He had a nice Toyota Tacoma too

For supper tonight we had mini sausages, potatoes and creamed corn. How does anyone serve it without it spreading across the whole plate? Ha ha, no matter, we both like it. During the prep, I was bidding on the BizyBee auction again so didn’t stray too far from my phone. It is all just for fun, nothing imperative but neat if I win something too.  We had our last piece of cheesecake for dessert and did the dishes together.

Concession 8 was sure different for the drive home
from what Bill and Billy saw this morning

An easy supper
Bill's choice was sausages tonight

Upstairs, I skipped Jeopardy since a few auction items were closing but I caught the last few seconds to see that the fellow from Toronto, Canada won for the second night. Yay! The auction items do not all close at the same time which is kind of nice, giving bidders an opportunity to keep an eye on more than one item. The rest of the evening was quiet after a good, fulfilling day. More cash in my pocket! Yeah, seems I'm spending it pretty quickly too! 😊

Tonight's memory
Sorry for the blur but it's a special one
Feb 24, 2018
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Suzie with one dance partner 💘
(Suzie, I hope you don't mind me posting this)

And then during the day with another 💕
Good night y'all!

Thank you for your visit today. Not much changes in our daily routine but that’s what makes it ‘routine’, I suppose.