It was a treat to wake up on Friday, Apr. 17th to sunshine and low winds. We were both up before 8, me not by much though, showered and downstairs for our drinks. But wait! I think I’ll take advantage of the low winds and sunshine and go for a walk first. It was only -2C/29F but I could bundle up against that. Down the lane, across North Line to the corner and south towards County Rd 4 I went.
|It was a nice walk this morning|
The slight wind/brisk air was in my face on BCRd so my eyes watered a bit and I needed to pull my neck scarf up over my nose and mouth. Other than that, it was a great walk! I have missed them so much and should push myself to grin and bear it more often. When I got back, I added the 3 beer cans that I found to my collection and came inside for my tea. Bill was working on his laptop at the coffee table and said that works pretty well. We could put placemats over the puzzle if it didn’t.
|Ptooties' windows covered in frost|
|She was attached to the ground by an icicle|
I joined him in my recliner but had my laptop on my lap. I also have a tray I can use if I want to. I chatted by text with Donna and Pat to see what they were up to and then read blogs and made comments on some. Bill has been checking the propane tank daily expecting to have to take a run into town for filling. We have been pleasantly surprised that up to yesterday, we still had enough. Rob got one filled for us on Friday the 27th of March. That is amazing that we’ve used so little!
|Blue Jays are so pretty|
God did this bird right!
Today, we needed to fill one so Bill took care of that around 9:30 and then drove over to the Acreage to check the water flow and fill our bladder. We aren’t out but better to have it on hand than not. when he finished we were topped up and our black and grey tanks dumped. He agreed that the sun is quite nice and warm today so that is positive for our thoughts of the day. I worked on my puzzle while he was gone and don’t imagine that I will get into much else today.
|Lunch was a nice change|
Around noon hour we had mini sausages and French toast with maple syrup for lunch and took care of the dishes. Bill was down in the Hangar when my cousin, Harvey, arrived. We wanted to chat with him about some possible changes we may need to look at for winter living up here. We were a bit downtrodden when he left, not his fault, just that the info wasn’t great. We need to change course on our thinking and he did give us something else to consider.
|Bill got these 2 tables free|
|Two more chairs for friends to curl up in around the fire|
Soon after, the insurance appraiser from Mount Forest arrived to take pictures of the Suite damage from our Pilot Knob debacle. It has worsened so it needs to be taken care of. Better now than later. That is now in the works. He left us with a bit more uplifting information when Bill told him what we are looking at. Bill and I had a light come on when we remembered that George and Suzie used to have a service come in for dumping their rv tanks while in Ontario. More Googling.
|2 cupboards for the storage shed|
|My next one will be harder, more than a two day one, I think|
Our spirits have been up and down so many times over the last 2 weeks it isn’t even funny. It was a real treat to get a text from our friends, Ken and Kim as it perked me up. They were reminding us about Happy Hour. It was 3:30 and I was late! After returning a text to them, I made myself a Lady Gray Tea. Earl’s is all gone and I much preferred it. The tea was hot, creamy and hit the spot. When it was done, I sat at the table and worked on the puzzle.
|I thought I was done with pictures for the night|
Then I saw this female cardinal
|And I assume her mate|
|Isn't he a brilliant colour?|
Bill drove back over to the Acreage to set the water tap ‘a-drip’ for the night and when he returned he showed me a picture on his phone of a few items that were set out down the road marked FREE. He'd picked up 2 tables on his way back and wanted to know what I thought about the other things. Yes, I said, let's go see them. Two adirondack chairs and 2 cupboards with shelves and doors. This was a great find and we'll find use for them here.
|The thighs look burnt but trust me|
They were perfect!
|Dessert with choke cherry jelly|
After dishes, it was blog time and maybe tonight I’d get more reading done. This was a busy enough day without doing too much physical stuff. Our minds were going non-stop. The weather was actually pretty decent, reaching 8C/46F today.
The most important thing today is the birthday. Mom turned 94. I’m sad that I couldn’t go in to see her. First time ever that we couldn’t visit either by phone or in person. She would have received the cards that Donna and I left for her but that just isn’t the same.
|Happy 94th Birthday to my Mom|
Oh, how I love to hear her laugh
Good night everyone!
I hope you had a good day and Thank you for your visit too!