Bill and I both slept in until 7:30 on Wednesday, Apr. 17th. That felt good. Nothing pressing, time related, on the agenda today. Clemson had been up at 5:30 so I was glad that they both crawled back in. We had our morning brew together and read a couple of blogs and caught up on comments and Facebook. I don’t go on FB too much but like to make sure I read comments on there too. Before we go any further, I need to make mention of someone turning 93 today. Yes, Mom is celebrating a birthday.
|Happy Birthday, Mom!
The sun was brilliant and the sky an awesome blue so I decided to sort clothes and go into town to do laundry. I found out yesterday that the Durham Laundromat did sell and new owners have left it ‘as is’. Yay! I will miss seeing Darlene and Connie and can only hope that nothing changes in the line of cleanliness and equipment repairs. Bill had some running around to do so decided to go with me and take care of those things.
|The view across the pond from our window
|No changes in the laundromat
|Nice to be able to hang them on our line again
There is a breeze today, between 7 – 17 mph so they will dry quickly. The high at 7:30 was 33F/.05C and at noon it has risen to 52F/11.11C. I call that a lovely improvement! Bill uncovered Goose the Spruce and our red maple tree. Both survived the winter and look healthy. We took a walk behind the Ridge property line, over the fence along the farmers field. Bill discovered lots of scat back there and was bang on with his guess that it was deer. I never knew they pooped so small! Ha ha
|Deer scat = deer in the vicinity
You learn something everyday but it is exciting to know that there is a possibility of us seeing them sometime. We haven’t heard any coyotes or coy dogs yet but the frogs are certainly welcoming us home. I love their songs but eventually it drives Bill nuts. Nature, it is why I love it up here so much. Bill puttered around with other little jobs, hanging our Sunflower wind sock and our Canada flag and I walked to the crest of the hill on the farm property.
|My garden looks rich and healthy :)
|This gathering of trees might be a good spot for a deer to lay
|I took this picture from the hill in the middle of the farmer's fields
I'd never walked up here before
|Goose and our red maple
|The outhouse is all cleaned and ready to go
It was around 10:30 so I made us bacon and eggs for brunch and we each had a coffee. His head is spinning with all of the things he wants to do and mine is doing its own buzzing. My stuff right now is indoors but I won’t do them on a sunny day like today. I want to be outside. I swept out the outhouse and washed down the toilet seat and cupboard in there. Bill worked on fixing our electrical cord, it needed a new head.
|The sun was so warm today
|The hands of a man who knows what he's doing, I think
Clemson indicated that he wanted to go up on the bed. He’s a little guy who knows what he wants so I lifted him up there with one of my tops and then went outside. I brought the clothes in around 2:30 and we put them away.
|A scarecrow display from Sandra and Bill
|And of course,my sunflower for Daddy goes with us everywhere
Part of my afternoon was spent outside in the sun with my book and part of it was picking up twigs and checking out gardens, ponds, turtles and geese.
|There are geese in both ponds
|And on the log, I was delighted to see one turtle
and I know that is just the beginning
What a beauty of a day! I opened up Clemson’s new outdoor bed and tossed my hoody on it. It was nice to see that he wasted no time stepping up onto it and making himself comfortable. At 4:30 he got his supper and at 5 I moved inside after a walk down the lane. When the mail lady drove by it reminded me that tomorrow will be our first day of receiving our mail again. One more step to settling in.
|A very loaded bacon, cheeseburger and a salad
Bill went out to light the Weber to barbecue burgers at 6 only to return within a couple of minutes. Woops, out of propane. Yes, he said he could switch a tank from the Suite but I offered to make a mess inside instead. Ha ha. I fried them with bacon in a fry pan as Bill cut onions and cheese. With salad on the side, this was a great easy meal. We had Jell-o for dessert a bit later while watching recorded programs from the past two nights.
|Here, he is thinking about it
|And decided he liked his bed in the sun
Have a good night!
This was a great day again. Thank you for visiting us today.