On Friday, Apr. 12th I woke up at 6:45 but chose to stay snuggled and dropped off until almost 7:30. It felt good not having to get up and do anything. Hence, retirement to me. Bill, on the other hand was committed to work for the whole day and that makes him happy. He does have a hobby to support! We had our hot drink together and he commented on the temperature rising, literally as we sat there.
|My sweetie pie leaves for work and takes the propane tank for a fil up|
The weather station was reading 40F/5C at 6:30. At 7:30 it was 45F/7C, 46, 48 and by the time Bill had a bite to eat and left for work at 8:30 it was reading 49F/10C. Crazy but good! Clemson was up through the night again, hmmm, what’s got into him? He woke up this morning at 9 and we went out for a much warmer walk, than the previous day, for him to do his business. He was satisfied and hopped up onto the couch for his nap.
|The sky to the east was filled with heavy white cotton ball clouds|
|I think Mr. Gander has a Mrs. somewhere, maybe on a nest|
I hung around for a bit and then when it reached 55F/13C, I went for a walk. Sure enough, when I got about 50 yards down the road, it started to spit. Come on! Man, just my luck. So, I turned around and headed back and that is when it stopped. I walked out the lane and took a peek at the ‘tempting’ hot tub before walking out their laneway and around the block.
|Today probably would've been a good day to slip into the hot tub|
A little later around 9, Bill and I chatted by text as he waited for the client’s trailer to be ready for him. We made plans to meet with his sisters and step-Mom for dinner on Sunday. It fell into place and I’m glad we’ll see them before heading up north. We will see the rest of his girls and my daughter at Easton’s shower on Sunday as well. It has been and continues to be a busy week but we’re lovin’ the opportunity to do these things while here in London.
|As I walked out to the highway and around the block, the western sky|
gave me a peek at what was coming
Sure enough, when I returned, we had some light morning rain showers for about an hour
For most of the day, I sat on my backside and completed a couple of crocheting projects. Well, one really but it was a matter of crochet, tear out, crochet, tear out. When you are making a pair of something, each piece should be relatively close to the other. It took a bit of working at it but I felt no frustration tearing out and starting over. This pattern is simple and I’m enjoy the hobby too much to get upset. It is all practice for me.
Clemson and I went for another little walk about 3 or 3:30. His reasoning is because it is ‘time’ and mine was to distract him from other things he might have in his head. Like an early supper. Ellen, is one of Can-Am employees who cleans the trailers. Because of the space here and lack of it at the shop, she is working here. Nice gal. When I took Clem out, she had left a new little roll of doggie bags on the step for us. I’m sure she finds all kinds of treasures, good and bad, in the units. Thank you, Ellen, that was very nice of you!
|Bill had asked Kirk if he could store his 6 boxes of airplane|
in this sheltered section of the barn
This morning, he removed the cardboard boxes, keeping the pieces safe in
plastic bubble wrap but making it less bulky for our home journey
Back inside, I cleaned up the few dishes from our wine last night and mugs from this morning before sitting here, to write. While waiting for Bill at 4:15, the sun broke through the clouds and I was not surprised to see the outside temperature reaching 59F/15C. I’m not immune to the reality that it won’t last but one can enjoy the special moments as one chooses. Outside I went for another quick jaunt and then sat with Clemson and my wool.
|Clemson likes the freedom here too, we do stay with him though|
Kirk says there are coyotes around
|Yup, that is sunshine|
|And those are shadows|
We have been invited out for the evening, after dinner drinks and a visit with our friends, Brenda and Randy tonight. The invite started with supper too but with Bill working, we can never be sure how late he will be so pared it back to just drinks. I have the leftovers from a couple of nights ago. Our plans were to leave around 6:30 so when I hadn’t heard from Bill by 5:45, I texted with “any idea what time I can expect you?” I don’t like bothering him as I know he is usually with a client but wanted an idea.
|We wondered why Kirk called the little red shed a chicken coop|
Then I discovered this
This is what you need, Bob!
His answer put me at ease although we would later than planned so I let Brenda know about the half hour delay. No problem! I warmed up lasagna and made rye toast for me and when Bill arrived at 6:30, I heated up his chili and made his toast as well.
|Yum, reheated lasagna is wonderful!|
He was washed, changed and we were out the door by 10 to 7. It was an awesome evening. Brenda and Randy are so happy and after sharing some of our stories and key winter adventures, they shared some good news as well.
|What a great little feast!|
Thank you guys!
They put on a lovely arrangement of food for snacking and we each tasted shawarma for the first time. Pita wrapped meat filled finger food and it was delicious! An East Indian restaurant is not something we’ve ever frequented and on our own wouldn’t. We’re kind of stick in the muds in that way, but we did enjoy the treats along with our drinks. It was just before 11 when I noticed Bill was fading after his long day so we said goodbyes and drove him.
|We sat in her cozy living room and Randy kept the wood fire place stocked|
It was still a lovely warm evening. I meant to get a picture of Brenda’s beautiful home but forgot. We were in bed soon after and I know I dropped off immediately. This was another good day. I hope you had one of equal joy!
Thank you for stopping by!