Bill and I were up out of bed at 6:30 on Sunday, Feb. 9th. I was awake at 5 and couldn’t stop my mind from running through, over and around things from yesterday. We talked so many things over regarding the unexpected costs this winter. It sure makes you question if you are doing the right thing by coming south each year. Those of us who chose this lifestyle, whether for a few months or longer, have had to weigh the pros and cons many times.
Living in an rv fulltime means you need to make adjustments regarding where you are spending the winter months. We need to keep warm so we choose where it is warm and no snow! Our plan for the moment is to stick to what we’re doing and focus on some favourable luck. I sorted the laundry and Bill drove me to the laundry room at 7. FIFO = first in first out. I learned that working at the school board warehouse. He drove back and I walked the park before settling in the puzzle room.
|The moon was holding on, not wanting to leave us this morning|
The morning air was wonderful! 58F/15C when I was out walking. Gotta love that! The sun made a splash of colour as it broke out through the clouds on the horizon. The winds were gusting a bit before we got up but had calmed considerably for the most part of the morning. Bill joined me to help fold and we drove back together. With our two loads done, I had my tea and we dawdled on the laptops.
|As you can tell, I couldn't decide|
After our coffees, Bill and I walked together as far as Ken and Kim’s. He visited with Ken and discussed what he’d found regarding tires and I carried on to the puzzle room and worked away for a couple of hours. When I walked back, thinking I needed to get something to eat, I was surprised that it was 1:30! I remembered ice cream Sunday and when I walked in the door Bill said “going for ice cream?” Ha ha, great minds.
|Bill's new poncho got washed today|
and hung to dry
We don't have my clothesline up (yet)
I got our dishes ready and we walked up to meet with K & K. Keith and Oreo were out on the dunes so we knew he wouldn’t be joining us. He’d taken a lunch today so that’s good. They had a good day yesterday with tons of riders out there in the sand and many wanting to capture photos of Oreo in her goggles. I don't have a picture or I'd show you. She is a pretty special dog! So, just 4 of us went up together but we were disappointed to see a sign on the door indicating no ice cream today. Bummer!
|I guess someone noticed me outside this afternoon|
Bill and I have a ½ carton of Tillamook Caramel Pecan in the freezer so we offered them some free stuff. Kim said they’d never tried Tillamook so was keen. I forgot to get a picture but we sat inside and finished our 2 scoops each. Tomorrow, we’ll have to cash in on the deal at Del Sol, 3 for $10. That is an excellent price! I rinsed the dishes and we opted out of Happy Hour today. I guess we’re still feeling a bit down, although better than yesterday.
|Ken and I had a bit of a 'bet' going on about this picture|
I thought it was a sailboat at first glance
He started the puzzle and thought I was 'out to lunch'
which apparently, I was!
We’d had a nice little visit and once we heard from Keith that they were back safe and sound, we just ‘chilled’ for the rest of the day. It wasn’t as warm today but still very nice at 70F/21C. The 10-18 mph winds were cooling it down a bit. I took my book and sat outside in the sun for a while and dozed. Puzzle making can be tiring! My brain was occupied so it was a good exercise to get my mind off other things.
|When I arrived at noon today|
|2 hours later, this is progress|
(the sails are done - ha ha )
It was very nice sitting out on the patio and I managed to get a few chapters read. I’ve never read any of Atwood’s books and my daughter told me it was slow moving when I asked her if she thought I’d enjoy it. She liked it and I am loving the author’s writing style. I’ll be able to add her to my readers’ list. I came inside around 5 and sat with Bill for a little bit. Supper would be simple; we had some leftover pork tenderloin and I added veggies on the side.
|Supper was half leftovers and the rest was vegetables|