The Ridge - Home
On Friday, Mar. 27th we were happy. First off, our CPP and Old Age pensions were deposited overnight. That is important to us as for the last 5 months we’ve been living out of our US bank account. We didn’t expect to be back yet, so had moved most of our funds over at the beginning of the month. We were up by 7:30ish and downstairs with our morning brews.
|Rob came to pick up the bottles for us|
We had set this up on Wednesday so Bill went out and set them outside at the nose of the trailer. I had also asked if Pat had a couple of Canadian stamps that I could ‘borrow’. It is so kind of them to pick these items up for us this week, we’d have no other way to get them. When he arrived, he had stamps for me and within an hour, he was back with our bottles both filled. Thanks Rob!
|The sun wrestles with the foggy sky|
Bill bundled in outdoor clothing and went out to attack the rest of that dead tree. It truly was held together by the vines but he got it down much easier than the first half. He cut the rest of it up into firepit size logs and after a walk down the lane to put an envelope in the box, I came inside. I had my own project on the go. Each spring, I put together an Excel sheet of our winter expenses so I began totaling things up.
|You can hardly see him in there|
but he is busy
|Now you can see him better|
Around 10:30, Bill came in for a glass of water and a peanut snack bar. I knew he was busy so I got the vacuum out. While doing that, I had our breakfast cooking on the stove. I guess it was noon hour. Upstairs was done and the bacon was too when Bill came inside. Time to eat! After dishes he went back out and I finished vacuuming. I sat and worked some more on my document and then also bundled up to get out.
|Now the tree is down with just clean up to do|
The sun had come out, thanks to Pat (she says she sent it) and I wanted part of it. I got the wheelbarrow from behind the Restroom and went around picking up the raked piles of twigs and leaves that I’d created on Wednesday. I took my time, back and forth to the brush pile and when that was done, I walked down the laneway for a second time.
|The grader went down North Line today|
Still lookiing after our roads
This is a lovely day and maybe our last sunny one for a while. I didn’t want to come inside. Bill was down in the Hangar but first made a call to our neighbours who offered to help us out with anything we needed.
|Bill was next door getting water|
Looks like he is just finishing up
|Coming home with water to tie us over for another week|
Bill and I had been thinking about when we’d need more water that it would make sense to get it from them instead of driving into Durham to Rob’s. Not a lot of people know us in town but we wouldn’t want anyone who knew we were away all winter to see us if we don’t need to take that risk. Bill called Karl and we were told that we were welcome to go and get water from them. They are all on wells out here so they don’t pay for their water.
|Look at these little cuties|
|They're enjoying the suet|
|Burning a lot of papers to start|
Before coming inside at 4:30, I took one more walk down the lane. For some reason, it hit me that I wasn’t walking behind a little wiggle bum. ☹ In the spring, Clemson and I would walk down and back many times. I got teary-eyed and had a real heart to heart with myself about a new pup. Still undecided, I put it from my mind, folded my chair and came inside.
|And then, moving out of the wind, I sat with my book|
|The winds picked up this afternoon|
but it was still a beautiful day
|The ice on the pond is almost gone|
It is nice to see the reflections again
Bill had NCIS on and I realized that I hadn’t even started my post. LOL That is how I forget what happens during the day! So, I got caught up and then prepared the burgers, bacon and cheese for grilling. At 6, Bill lit the Weber Q. First time here at home and the perfect night for it. The burgers were delicious, better than Harvey’s! Crispy bacon, cheese, lettuce, pickles and homemade green tomato relish.
It was already 6:30 so we had our ice cream right away and then got the dishes out of the way. The sun was making its slow drop below the horizon so I kept an eye on it as it dipped behind the few lingering wispy clouds. We settled to watch some tv together and I always had my book to read. If there is something interesting on the boobtube, I might even get working on the front panel of my sweater – again.
|No more skating|
|I love their reflections too|
This was a wonderful spring day and we enjoyed the out-of-doors to the fullest without breaking any isolation rules. I hope yours was just as nice.
|And the sun drops|
|It did get prettier but i didn't wait for it tonight|
Have a good evening!
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