Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Laundry, Testing the Skies, Pretty Nice Day

Tuesday, May 23rd I woke at 7 and the sun was pouring in the Suite window when I opened the blinds. Nice! It didn’t last, the clouds came barreling in from the west and removed all hope of a sunny day. Alas, I wasn’t expecting it and another dull day isn’t going to get me down. My garden needs the rain anyway.
Clothes hanging but still drying in the mild air
I was pleased to see that my Swiss Chard is showing some growth already. Yay! That hasn’t even been 2 weeks so I’m quite thrilled. I had a tea and read blog posts from yesterday before Bill loaded the clothes, detergent and fabric softener in the car for me. On the way into Durham, the rain made an appearance but only briefly. It was a popular wash day; the place was packed! I was still easily able to secure two machines without waiting.
Looks like I went a little heavy on this end, I'll have to thin them out
By the time the 2 loads were finished washing, the sky showed some promise so I partially folded things in the basket and brought them home. After a couple of brief showers, I hung them on the line. I know there is less wind today than in the past few days, go figure, but I believe they will dry easily. The air is so mild, 15C at noon hour.
Our flag for the first time in over a week, hangs listlessly
Bill worked away on the sliding window again and then put weather stripping on the bunky door and windows. Clemson and I walked to the end of the lane and popped inside to watch him work for a while. Actually, we were dodging some rain spatters again too.
Making sure it slides easy enough
I hadn’t eaten yet so had to come into the Suite to make up some lunch. I cooked some bacon, an egg and made a breakfast-like quesadilla for me with shredded cheese and lettuce. Bill had a toasted bacon, cheese and tomato sandwich.  Both were delicious and will fill us until supper.
One of the other windows in the bunky
I’m still not thrilled with the coughing and sneezing  I’m dealing with. I haven’t had a cold for so long that 3 days in is getting me down. Especially when I feel generally well, just a throat tickle and dry cough. Needless to say, I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere today.  
Window all done and our Rate board affixed
How I would love a few good sunny days of Vitamin D to kick this thing to the curb. Sadly, I think Bill is getting a sore throat now too. I told him I felt bad about that because we both know his will be much worse than mine! Ha ha, you don’t want to know what he said. 😊 (something about a Smart Ass).
The darkened east sky accentuates the white of the turbines and the green grass 
So, while I’m sitting inside, after just taking a Tylenol Daytime Cold and Sinus tab, I see Bill outside wrestling with replacing the tube in his lawn mower tire. Not an easy process without the proper tools. We know that Frank, the guy we bought the Cub Cadet from last year, offered to replace it for us if we bought a tube. He told us it had a slow leak. Bill is taking a drive to see if he is around today. May as well take him up on his offer.

working on the tire
I’m going to sit and read while he’s gone or perhaps have a little snooze. Darn! I hear the pitter patter of rain on the roof. The clothes may need more than today to dry. Oh well, no rush. We just found out that Bill doesn’t need his ‘work’ clothes until Thursday since he just got a text from Phil at CanAm.
We're at the fluff stage of dandelions
It wasn’t long before Bill returned with the tube replaced and he put the tire back on the Cadet. When he came inside he felt whipped too so we read and dozed in our chairs for half hour. The rest of the day, including supper, went without a hitch. At one point, I gathered the clothes off the line with only 3 things not completely dry. Pretty good with the ‘no wind’ day we had.

Around 3:30 we took a drive into Durham to the PharmaPlus so I could pick up more Benylin cough syrup and Hall’s lozenges. I can’t stop coughing, grrr. Bill also needed to get a knob at Home Hardware for the plexiglass window he installed.
I've often mentioned Bill working in his cargo trailer
Here is a picture of his toys and man space
We had an easy supper of mini sausages, rice and corn tonight. We’re soon going to have to re-stock the freezer so we have more variety for meals. In the meantime, we are still eating well with no complaints. There were a couple of minis left over for Bill’s Thursday night supper in London.
Look at all of the corabelle blooms ready to pop
After dishes, Clemson and I went for a nice walk down the road to the corner. It is a gorgeous evening and the walk was refreshing. I sat outside with my book for a few minutes, long enough to realize that without the wind, the bugs could find my bare skin easily. No thanks, I’m still getting over the last bite. We came inside at 7:30.
The geese and frogs were chatty today
Probably discussing the weather
Tonight, will be Part 2 of the Finale of The Voice. I would never reveal who won, sorry for giving you a scare Maxx Trails, you have to watch it yourself. 😊
Clemson checks out my flower in the stump
I hope you all enjoyed this lovely day. Not a full sun day but it was mild and quite balmy. 
Goodnight sun, when will we see you again?
Thank you for reading my ramble today. Your comments are appreciated.


  1. Thanks for keeping the results quiet, I can't wait to watch both episodes tomorrow 😊

  2. It was a wonderful day here, no rain and sunshine, yet we are so close. Tomorrow should be good then down hill for a couple of days. No matter we can get things done whatever we need. Hope you cold gets better soon.

    1. We had a great day too. The sun made some appearances but didn't stick around until after 5 again. No complaints here, the laundry is done and dried outside in the fresh air.

  3. The window looks awesome! We really like the wood in the bunky..looks so country! Again, your garden and all the flowers look great. Hoping you both feel better soon.:)

    1. Thanks! We wanted to keep the bunky as countrified as possible when we chose the panelling. Bill has so far managed to avoid this bug, which I'm thrilled about.

  4. The weather here does not seem to be improving...I see a picture of the sun peeking out from behind a cloud for tomorrow's weather prediction and I am hoping but then that was the prediction for today on Monday...:) Your bunky does look comfy. Tom just brought my recumbent, stationary, bike back from storage so I am about to take a ride...lol Hope you feel better soon.

    1. Our forecast for today, Thursday, has been complete clouds and 90% rain for a long time so I was prepared. The bunky is like a country motel room, so one of our friends have said. :) Hope you enjoyed your bike ride! We need to keep moving one way or another. Thanks for the healthy wishes.