On Tuesday, Apr. 10th I was awake to use the facilities at 3:30. Hmm, that is highly unusual when that happens and I was unable to wait until 6. Anyway, I was uncomfortable enough to get up and then couldn’t drop back off. So weird for me. Bill was restless too, but other than concern for me, I think he was thinking of his first day ‘on the clock’ in a while.
We both got up shortly after 6 and I can tell you how many sheep I counted over and over up until then! We had a tea and coffee together, read a few blogs and Bill hopped in the shower. I knew he’d need something to eat, he has 2 orientations today starting at 9 and then 1, after lunch. I fried a couple of eggs and made him a toasted egg sandwich. It smelled good but I’ll wait a bit before having my eggs.
|I'm behind the wheel again AND in Value Village's parking lot|
When he left at 8 to go inside, it was my turn to shower and do what I’ve longed to do. During the winter months, I can count on maybe 4 fingers the number of second hand shops I went into, so I’m overdue for a visit to Value Village. Tuesday is Senior’s Day equating to 30% off. I have a couple of things I’m looking for but other than that, it will just be fun to be wandering and looking. I’ve been in withdrawal!
Something else that I have been in withdrawal about is getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. That isn’t a complaint, I don’t usually have a desire to drive anywhere without Bill when we’re south anyway. But it just hit me when we were almost home talking about getting our Toyota Corolla out of storage. I haven’t driven for 167 days! It is like riding a bicycle, I guess.
|Gotta love the boots!|
|They are like new, comfy and perfect over slim leg pants|
So, I remedied both things today. I found some of the things on my list and something else that I had in the back of my head but not necessarily a ‘need’. Well this beautiful pair of boots managed to fall off the shelf into my cart. Can you believe that? You’d be a fool if you do and I know you are no fools!
|My old phone case|
Last and this past winter, Bill and I kept our eyes out for a pair of cowboy boots for me but the prices were way more than I could ever justify. I’d pretty much decided that I’d just be happy with a short pair of boots with a good tread, more sensible for desert walking and hiking. Sometimes, I just can’t resist a good bargain so when these fit and were marked $15.99-30%, well, they came home with me and I love them!
|My pretty new one|
|Exact same style of case so it can hold our 'business' cards etc.|
|Tasted my homemade vegetable soup|
This fellow left Florida yesterday morning and is here today for his walk through and trailer pick up. He must be exhausted! My fingers are crossed as I write this at 4:30 that the remainder of the day goes well. Now as I look outside, the sky has opened up and it is snowing. A wet snow. So that is what that white/gray cloudy sky to the south was all about!
|Their 2 tractors are bustling moving units around|
|Most of these trailers are sold|
|It truly is first and foremost, an Airstream dealership|
Clemson has been looking at me, since 2 o’clock. After we went out for a walk, he lays on the chair for awhile but then is right back up with that eagle eye stare. I know it doesn’t help that I am just sitting here reading, making him feel (I’m sure) “you’re not busy, Mom, can’t you just feed me?” Ignore is the name of the game we play with him, there is lots of dry food in his dish so he isn’t starving, just manipulating.
|this was minutes after the sky was gray with snow|
Seeing the snow falling, I thought what the heck. Let’s go for a walk, Clem! I was surprised that it felt so mild and as soon as I stepped outside, the snow turned to sun and the clouds let some blue sky through.
Gosh, if we Canadians didn’t have weather to talk about at this time of year, what is there? We killed a good 20 minutes and it took Clemson’s mind off of you know what.
|Another sky fight - clouds vs sun|
I saw Bill out front with the customer and his new Lance. Bill shows them the hitch-up as well as everything else, inside and out, and then they take a test drive. I’ll have to wait and see if that is the first or the last test drive so it gives me an idea how long he’ll be. I’m cleaned up and ready to go as soon as he is. When we got back, I fed the little mooching pest and now he is content.
|A new roundabout with a wonderful|
rustic metal train in the middle
I love it!
|Jumbo, the elephant up on the hill|
The story is that P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo to Saint Thomas as part of his show
Unfortunately, in 1885 Jumbo was hit by a freight train as he and another elephant were being herded
into their cages.
You can read about it here if you are interested
The day was a good one and now with dinner out in St. Thomas at the Roadhouse, it can only get better. We left the Suite after talking to Andy for a few minutes and met Patrick right on time in the parking lot of the restaurant. Nate came running towards me with his arms out saying “I missed you sooo much!” What a charmer. He is 8 and every bit of him is exuberantly 8.
|Downtown St. Thomas|
a town of about 40,000
|He's just a character - every minute|
|He wanted me to continually take pictures of his faces|
We had a great visit; a nice dinner and we admired their ‘new’ to them Honda Pilot. Patrick just picked it up tonight after work and it is perfect family vehicle for them.
|Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla - Yum!|
|this is about as serious as we're going to get|
|The MacDonald's and their 'new' Honda|
|I love Patrick's look on his face|
as he holds Nate in a fake restraint
We said goodbye around 7:30ish and stopped at the Flying M to fuel up. Wow, that was the first time in a long time it has been over the $100 mark. Welcome home!
I hope you have enjoyed your day, this has been a good one for us.
|and now I'm making the face! haha|
|And the sun sets for another night|
Good night from CanAm
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