|Something about this morning sky, makes me smile|
|And the sun popped through|
Oh, my goodness! I called Bill immediately and when I realized that our new genny was bent from the weight, I started blubbering. LOL the last time something like this happened, we were in our driveway in London and hydraulic fluid was leaking like crazy and the Suite was dropping rapidly. So, I figured we had a worse case scenario again. Bill calmly directed me to the control panel and after pushing the ‘extend’ button for landing gear, our home rose to the occasion.
|Interesting that the Suite just went down far enough to put a dent in our generator|
Once I had it levelled, other things were checked and I sent pictures to Bill of a slow leak inside at the cables. At least I can keep an eye on it all day and we’ll make an appointment to take the Suite in to check the list of possibilities. The good news is that I’m okay, no dizziness today for me! Yay! Also, our new generator still runs like a charm. I also love that I can start it w/o having to pull a cord. Now I can get outside and do some more work and enjoy the day. I made my tea and took it outside to the king chairs.
|You can see the damage on this side|
I was too upset to think to take a picture when I first saw the problem
After I finished my tea, I took the wheelbarrow and some clippers down the lane. There is a lot of trimming of little crappy growth that drives us crazy as it stretches out into the lane and just looks nasty. It is too rocky alongside the gravel for a lawnmower and some are too stringy for the whipper snipper so that means a one on one job with my long-handled clippers. Very hard on the back for a prolonged period of time.
|My first load this morning had to sit while I ran from the rain|
Now the sun is back out and I could dump it
I worked away starting at the hilltop end across from the corral and found it easier to sit on my butt and work in one area at a time. I made some progress and got about 50 feet before I felt the first drops of rain. Luck is really with me this morning, I tell you! LOL it just hasn’t been all good. I kept working but this time raking the debris off to the side of the lane so Bill could at least get the car up tonight. I filled the wheelbarrow and by the time I got back up the hill 10 minutes later, I’d got a free shower. With the tools away and the shed and bunky doors closed, I retreated inside.
I don’t mind a warm rain, especially if I’m going to get caught in it but now I’m very hot and sticky. Looks like an all-day rain so I likely won’t get back out there again. The Suite needs a good sweep again so once I’ve cooled down and had something to eat, I’ll take care of that. Depending on what the batteries read later, I might have to plug into power to watch a movie of the rain continues all day.
|A different view of the pond|
Well, the good news is that by 1:30, the sky seemed to clear. A few white fluffy clouds remained but large breaks of gorgeous sun encouraged me to once more go outside. First, I took Clemson out and we spent some time around the yard before walking down to get the mail. It didn’t matter that it was only flyers, it is all about the walk. We enjoy perusing the papers for local store sales . Bill and I, not Clemson and I.
When we came back, I once more opened up the doors to the bunky and the shed. I thought it best to put Clemson inside since I’d be working down the laneway again and not able to keep an eye on where he may wander. With the wheelbarrow emptied, I headed down to pick up where I left off. I found it easy to work from the sitting position than trying to bend over so resumed my process. It doesn’t hurt to get mad at the weeds, branches and trees, by the way! I was not giving in to them.
By 4, I had made progress, now about 100 feet down, on one side. Oh, darn, there is a whole other side! Our goal is to get rid of the messy brush stuff and small crowded trees. There are also quite a few dead trees because they don’t have room to grow, so out they go as well! Not as fit, flexible or young as I used to be, my back was saying that it was time to stop. So, I listened, mostly.
|and the sun came out again this afternoon|
I cleared the big branches off the gravel and made two trips up with the wheelbarrow with smaller stuff, dumping it in the brush pile. There will always be another day to clean up the rest and finish the job. It keeps me out of trouble when my sweetie is away. Speaking of Bill, I hadn’t heard from him since our 7 o’clock chat but after working yesterday until 11:30 pm (he and the boss needed to make a delivery to Turkey Point for a customer. Now that is service!) I thought I'd let him contact me instead of texting him.
|"Let's go get the mail, Clemson!"|
|Translates to dog language "Let's go pee on the rocks!"|
Inside, I fried up the package of liver for my supper. At this point, I have to assume Bill will not be home to eat with me. He will pick something up on the way so I made myself a salad and thoroughly enjoyed a couple pieces of this tender ‘delight’. Well, it is to me! The rest was divided up for two more meals and placed in the freezer.
While I was eating, Bill texted just before 6 to say he was leaving Stratford after a visit with Dad and Marilynne. I was hoping he would take the time to do that and we’ll see them together next week when we go to London.
|This is a terrible bush and it is going OUT!|
|Bit by bit, I snipped all of its extremities/tentacles|
|And it is gone! Well, it is still sitting there for cleanup but|
I cleaned up dishes and watched the news while writing my post. Bill pulled in around 7:10 and now I’m not so sure whyat the sky is going to do. It seems to be brightening up again. Before I came inside at 4:30, I checked our levels and the Suite hasn’t budged from when I extended the landing gear this morning. Strange.
|One of my loads before I called it quits for the day|
|My reward #1|
Bill returns safely
This has been a good day, I have no complaints and only hope that the hydraulic fluid leak doesn’t turn into more than we bargained for. It is nice to have my guy home, especially because tomorrow is our special day. What are we going to do? Probably get our hair cut together! We’re so romantic. I hope you’ve had a great day too.
|Watching for the sun's demise tonight|
|The sky is still performing but those pictures will maybe be in tomorrow's post|
|Me thinks it will be a great one|
But then the sky opened up and it rained again
good night from the Ridge, my family is back together again
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