On Monday, June 5th we
were up and about around 7:30 and the rain and fog covered the land. It had
been a cooler night with temperatures sitting around 46F/8C when we got up.
Strange, seems like we’ve had winter, early spring, late spring, summer and now
slipping into fall! With the drizzly rain, it discouraged us from any outdoor
|I know the bread isn't good but my oh my, I'll make this again|
We could vacuum and clean the Suite
but first, I wanted to search for something. Funny how things run through your
head after experiencing the death of a close relation. When you are caught up
in the midst of the ‘after’ steps, as Bill was, we realize that there are
things asked for by the funeral home and required by various Government
offices. Where is our marriage certificate, Bill asked. Hmm. We haven’t looked
at it since selling the house so we began the hunt.
Found it, as I knew we would, along
with other interesting paraphernalia so now it is tucked away ‘safely’. After
doing that, I made up toasted western sandwiches on sub buns and wow, they were
delicious! With full tummies, we decided instead of working, to go for a drive.
We tooted around for a few hours in Ptooties, just mainly avoiding cabin fever
on a dull day.
|On our drive today, saw all these sheep in the field|
It was fun and, on the way home we
stopped at Riverside Fish & Chips in Durham for an early supper. They have
once more been taken over by new management and brought back the Alaskan
Pollock. It was very good, the prices reasonable and we were home on time to
feed Clemson around 5:30 and we didn’t have to cook.
|We were behind a funeral procession and the sheep were very curious at the fence|
where they turned into the cemetery
The sun made a few
appearances on our drive, which was nice, and the temperatures hit 18C at one
point. It cooled off quickly though and we
settled in front of the tv until 9:30. I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.
Bill followed around 11.
|Part of our drive took us to Wingham|
|The Cowbell brewery in Blythe, love the street appeal|
|Riverside Diner in Durham|
|And even though the sun made no appearance on Monday,|
it gave us a peek at sunset
Tuesday, June 5th we were
both awake at 5 and Bill turned the Blue Flame heater up a notch. Yes, we broke
down yesterday morning and brought it back in from the bunky. We didn’t want to
be using the furnace this week when we could save propane. It was cool again
this morning, around 7C/45F and very dull outside again.
Our Jell-o plan last week was to
drive to Keady Market and Owen Sound this morning but decided to stay put. I’ll
get to Value Village and Bill to Princess Auto another Tuesday. It is senior’s
day on Tuesday at V.V. so I like to poke around and see what jumps into the
cart. I’m expecting a package today, my Fitbit bands, so have a funny feeling I
will need cash to pay UPS. Oh well, the price is still good and I will be happy
to have 4 colour choices.
Sitting at my laptop, I was compiling
pictures into a folder. At the end of each month, my daily pics get moved into
a monthly folder and from there into our Snowbird 2017/18 folder. Everything gets
backed up on my external hard drive the same way. With that finished, I began
making breakfast. My tummy was crying to be fed. Kind of like the baby robins
in our bedroom a/c unit. We can hear them in the morning and then Mama
scrambling across the roof to answer their call.
|Parcel in the mailbox, no extra charge!|
Today, I fried cut up bacon and the
last of a package of frozen hash browns before adding eggs. Yum, that tasted
pretty good and now we have another little bit of space in the freezer. With
the dishes cleaned up, I washed quickly and brushed my teeth. The roar of an
engine out on the road, caused me to believe it was UPS. Their trucks are noisy
and the drivers step on it in their scurry to deliver the day’s parcels.
Sure enough, he was coming to our
place. I grabbed my wallet, expecting to hand over a big chunk of cash but we
both realized he stopped at the mailbox. What?? He backed in the drive, turned
around and headed back towards the direction he came from. Woohoo!! I grabbed
my jacket and walked down to retrieve my goodies. I was so surprised that I
didn’t owe any more $. Coming from Amazon in KY, I figured there would be multiple
costs tagged on.
|a little more stylish than my normal black|
I love the new bands with an easy
smooth fastener instead of the buckle. Bill just smiles at me when he sees how
happy this makes me. Small things, ya know? I clipped on the purple band for
today. You know I love choices when it comes to accessorizing. It was a cool
walk only 49F/9.4C and the wind making it feel cooler than that. Today, a quick
dusting got completed and then I drove into Durham.
|My flower box is displaying nicely|
We are invited over to our new
friends with Rob and Pat tonight for a barbecue. Ellen doesn’t imbibe so it
didn’t seem right taking a bottle of wine. I found a couple of little ‘mobile’
things, meaning things they could take in a rv when they go full-time, that I
hope they’ll like. Knowing Pat would want to do something similar, I stopped by
to tell her what I’d done. We split the difference and are good to go with the
gift I bought.
Back home, the rest of the day went
smoothly, just puttering around inside mostly. I had a shower and we were both
dressed and ready to go around 2:45. Rob and Pat brought us a camping offering
that we hope works well for our Suite. Rob had made steps for rv’s that offer bigger
support for when stepping out of the rv and thought maybe they would work for
us and help Clemson in and out at the same time. They look great and when we
come back from Rock Glen, we’re going to give them a try!
|The steps Rob built|
I think they will be wonderful!
They followed us to Ellen and Scott’s
place on Cty Rd. 10. Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous home these two have. It
would be terribly hard for anyone to let go of such a place but their goal is
set on full time rv’ing and we support that decision too. They took us on a
tour of their cement home with in-floor water heat and too many other features
to mention. We hope they are able to sell and move on to the next stage in
|this is what the day was like|
and then ended with a light blue horizon
|Ellen happy in the kitchen|
and what a beautiful kitchen it is
We had some pre-dinner drinks and
then a simple but delicious summer meal of hamburgers, sausage and salads.
Ellen topped it off with yummy blueberry pie and whipped cream. Conversation
flowed easily and we all had a wonderful time.
|Tanner was quite comfy on anyone's lap|
What a sweet dog
|As one person had to move, Tanner got moved around|
It is all about the dogs, you know!
Thank you to our hosts! By 7:30
we were all pulling out of the driveway and Bill and I followed North Line all
the way home, about 10 minutes. We were tired but watched some tv until I went
to bed with Clemson at 10. I don’t know what time Bill followed. The video below, if it shows, is Clemson 'stealing' Bill's jacket to make his nest.
|Pat, Rob, Scott, Ellen, Bill and I|
in the house that Scott built
Other than a great dinner out, we
have had a couple of lazy relaxing days with not too much going on. I hope your
days have been good ones too.
Thank you so much for popping by. I
love to read your comments.
|Our own sweet pup, all comfortable.|
At last, relaxed!
Nice once in awhile to have a couple of lazy days. The toasted western looks delicious gotta say! I'm ready for a few cooler days, but looks like it's not gonna happen anytime soon. Love the Cowbell Brewery! Your new fitbit bands fit you to a T :) I have to agree, what I see of Scott and Ellen's home it would be hard to sell (not for the person buying it) I'm thinking it will sell quickly..just beautiful! Love the way Clemson settles into his spot!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments. You always touch on everything, no scan reading for you! :)Delete
That Clemson - he's a funny boy!!!!ReplyDelete
He is a character all right!Delete
Nice to have relaxing days, and have fun with friends.ReplyDelete
Yup, a couple of great days.Delete
We had a wonderful evening having you all over and love the "mobile" gift. Looking forward to keeping in touch and following your blog.ReplyDelete
Thank you again for a great evening. We all had a fantastic time. What do you mean you don't cook? :) (I actually know what you mean)Delete
Glad to have you along and hope you find room for the gift.
See you soon, we hope!