After getting into bed at 12:40 MT early on Friday, Dec. 8th I rose at 7:45. The wind was still prominent but had lessened from the last few days. “Okay Donna, I’m ready for our walk!” Huh, no answer. No one in our spare bed, the Suite is empty. Feels like the kids have left the house and we are alone again. Okay, time to fall back into our regular routine.
|This afternoon, the doves were coming in close|
|The sun sets|
|Not a good picture but it is a very bright building|
Earl's at the Castle
When Clemson vacated the bed at 9:30, I made it and then sorted the laundry. Bill drove and it was like ‘every man for himself’, almost racing to the washers to claim two for ourselves. The lady just ahead of us needed 4 and we weren’t about to let her get them all. She’d have to wait to do her two other loads. I know we are all retired but this morning, I had better plans of things to do than go back and forth.
|Supper at Earl's|
Bill left and I walked up to the clubhouse to work on the puzzle. No one was there so I took advantage and found a nice little 500 pc. puzzle with solid pieces. I then found another James Patterson book and brought them both home with me. I’m hoping that at Rose and George’s in their sheltered patio, I can set the puzzle up and work away while I’m there. We’ll see. If it isn’t windy, I can put one of my sheets across it.
At the 25-minute mark I walked back and transferred our clothes into the dryers and went back to the puzzle. I wasn’t making big progress, but managed to pop about 8 or 10 pieces into place. Yay! Donna, you must be so proud! I went back to meet Bill at the laundromat while we waited the last few minutes for clothes to finish. It was still a madhouse in there and very, very hot. We dumped our clothes into the basket and brought them back to fold at home.
It was lunch time so I had a banana and the last piece of our Date Nut Loaf and wish we’d bought two. Oh well, we wouldn’t have had room for them anyway. Bill had a sandwich and a coke and we discussed tonight’s dinner. Still windy, we settled on another night out. The clothesline has been put away, the ladders, the new bagged folding chairs and tables as well. Not much left except the Weber Q and the satellite dish in the morning.
|You can tell they're open when they have apparel outside|
After dishes, we had last night ice cream dishes in the sink, I swept through the Suite and dusted as I put things away for the trek to Lake Havasu City tomorrow. We like the windows open but with the wind, a fair bit of dust gets in. It doesn’t need to travel with us! Bill drove into Bullhead City to do some research and poke around Harbor Freight. There are a couple of things he’s searching for.
Once the Suite was cleaned, I went outside to sit and read for a bit. The sun feels so good and it is already 74F/23C. I managed to get quite a few chapters in while soaking up some rays. The winds are touch and go, they seem to calm and then the gusts prove that statement wrong. After a couple of hours, Bill had returned and settled inside with Clemson.
I didn’t get my regular 8 hours of sleep last night and knew it would hit me sooner or later. After reading in the fresh air, I came inside and went up to the bedroom. I didn’t feel as if I’d dropped off so after 45 minutes I came downstairs. I felt better though so perhaps I did sleep for a bit or at least rested well. I got cleaned up when I got up so I’d be ready except for a change of clothes when we went into town. Seldom does Bill ever have to wait for me to be ready for anything.
He was in his recliner and had no problem dropping off after feeding Clemson his supper at 4. NCIS reruns were on and we both love them, old cast or new, it doesn’t matter. I’m just so pleased that our PVR is working again. The true test will be on Monday night when we attempt to record something. We watched a couple of episodes and then around 5:15 drove to Earl’s in the Castle.
|The Suite with our blue roving lights|
A very bright yellow and purple building, this was recommended as a family restaurant with home cooked meals. I ordered hot tea with Hot Roast Beef sandwich and Bill ordered milk with his Hot Turkey sandwich. Both were good, the right amount and at a very reasonable ding to our pocket book. On the way back, guess what was open? Yes, the Snake Eyes Tattoo Shop! So, we stopped. I did a quick walk through in their apparel shop and Bill had a chance to say hello to Kevin. Finally!
We were back home around 6:30 and I tried to get that picture I promised in yesterday’s post. It didn’t turn out too well but you get the general idea. This was a quiet day. I’ve communicated with Donna a bit and they arrived home to snow in Hanover. They caught up on the sleep they didn’t manage to get on the flight and cozied up inside with blankets and the fireplace. I’m sure they have some recorded programs to watch too.
I hope your day was a good one. Thank you for stopping in for a peek. Your comments are appreciated.