I woke up around 5:30 on Wednesday, Apr. 4th. I could hear the wind and slight banging outside because of it. It was odd that I could hear it and then I realized that I’d lost one of my ear plugs at some point. I figured it was our sign banging and would take care of it when I got up at a more reasonable time. Then I dropped off for another hour and a half and got up. It had dropped from 62f last night to a cool 39F this morning.
|The water has dropped considerably|
I opened the blinds but wasn’t too impressed with the idea of going for a walk. I bundled up anyway about to go take our sign down and I see Bill had already brought it in. Who knows what the banging was/is, the sewer cap possibly and our stove vent.
|Like night and day - the difference of what a day does|
Once I was bundled I figured I’d try a walk. I got down to the corner, to the main bridge, snapped a couple of photos and by then it had started to snow really lightly but it was wet.
|The sun appeared briefly this morning|
just to tease
That was enough so I hi-tailed it back home. Bill and Clem were still in bed so I made my tea and sat down to catch up on blog comments. I missed reading them yesterday and I can’t even recall why. It was almost 8:30 when the boys joined me so I took Clem out for his piddle. Today would be a sweater day for the furry little bum if he were out for any length of time. It’s nasty cold out there.
|We bought Bill a 'matching' cup at Bob Evan's|
We cleaned up dishes after our grapefruit and first drinks and sorted laundry. Since we are pulling out tomorrow, this was the plan Get the clothes washed now and that should be the last time until we are home in Durham. Should be. This is a new laundromat and totally different than any we’ve been in. No coins are used. You can either pay by Debit, Credit or use their Laundry Card.
|Two new buildings for the Car Wash and Laundry|
A nice attendant could see the 2 bumbling idiots going in circles, not sure what to do and she came over to help us. She helped me to get a ‘free’ laundry card and then we were able to put $10 on it. You then swiped this at the washers and each machine added as little as .25 and as much as .50 (depending on the machine size) towards your card and dryer use within the same day. Once we got the hang of it, it was a pretty neat way to do laundry. What $ you didn’t use, stayed on the card.
|My fingers were crossed that the sun won this sky war|
We did 3 loads for $9.75 (loads are $3.25 ea) and got .75 worth of free drying. I used 2 large dryers. Our free .50 gave us 20 min. in one dryer so we used our free .25 plus the .25 left on our card for the second dryer. Bingo! Perfectly, as if we’d planned it, both loads were done, all things dry. Yay!
Again, we can tell we’re getting closer to home prices, even in the laundromats but they have to pay for these fancy new buildings and machines somehow. We didn’t mind, we have clean clothes and we didn’t have to drive far to do it. While there, Bill nipped around the corner and picked up a black ink tank and some DEF fluid at Walmart.
|And look at this brilliance shining in the Suite|
Back home, Bill put his ‘mud flap’ bar on the truck. When I was out this morning, I’d noticed an American flag and pole had blown off someone’s motor home up the row and was sitting under a picnic table across the way. I pointed it out to Bill on our way back from doing laundry so he walked up, rolled it up and tucked it safely by the rv. The guy wasn’t home and would never know he could have lost it, but at least it is back where it belongs.
|Yesterday this was a swimming hole, the wind does have benefits|
Inside, while Bill was out freezing his butt off, I was preparing bacon and eggs for our lunch. By the time he was done, everything was almost ready. Once more, Clem needed to go out so I took him out and down the road. The wind didn’t blow him over this time. Shivering, we both returned inside and Bill had the dishes mostly cleaned up. What a guy!
|This was a frightening sky for a while this morning before we went to do laundry|
We waited at the park until it lightened up, just in case
Because our lease for Black Beauty is up next year, we were invited to go back a year early to Mt. Brydges Ford and see what offers might be available now. We’re doing that on Monday so Bill is online looking at different/new options so we will be more prepared when we talk to Al. It saves time sitting across the desk from him if we already know what we’d like. It will be an interesting conversation so we can decide whether to buy out or lease.
We sat in our chairs with our books. I’m starting the Billy Bathgate book that Ron left for me. It will be a totally different book than what I’m used to so I hope I can latch on. At one point around 2:30 all 4 eyes were drooping and Clemson’s had been shut for quite a while. We put the books down and it took a ‘ping’ on my phone to wake us up.
|So as Bill takes care of some paperwork, Clemson|
sneaks up behind him to get his coat off the chair
We made a cup of tea and with our coats on, walked over to George and Suzie’s for our last U.S./winter Happy Hour. Oh, that’s sad! We know we won’t be seeing them again probably until the summer. We had a good visit covering a lot of ground again. Time flew by and at 5 Bill and I thought we’d better get home and feed Clemson and ourselves. We all have to eat.
|And he got it|
The wind was whipping around and the sun actually peeked out briefly after we hugged and wished each other “goodbyes” and “safe travels”. The temperature for most of the day had dropped to a chilly 32F with a windchill of 23F. For supper, it would be easy. A one pot dish of corned beef, potatoes and veggies leftover from Easter Sunday. I hope by serving everything hot, Bill might enjoy the corned beef better than my first attempt. If not, he might have to find something else in the cupboard.
|So, for those of you who know the four of us|
you can imagine that it is always fun to prepare for a selfie
Here we are prim and proper
We were eating before 6, our bacon and eggs at lunch had digested and I was quite ready for a fill-up. I’m sad to say that my attempt with this supper didn’t do it for Bill. At least he was a trooper and helped me clean up the last of the leftovers. Graciously, ha ha, he said that I could eat the other corned beef roast in the freezer sometime over the spring/summer when he was working at CanAm. I get that, he doesn’t like it.
|And while I'm setting the camera up, something is going on here|
arms crossing, hand holding, I'm not sure
|And as usual, we end our time together with a whole pile of 'HAPPY'|
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