Sunday, July 19th we got up around 7:30 to a dull morning. The breeze coming in from my window and all the other Suite windows was so refreshing. We’d both slept well after crawling into bed close to midnight. Bill went in for his shower and I went for my walk. It was humid already and even though I wore shorts, my ¾ sleeves were too much. LOL It was 23C/73F. I had the road to myself and enjoyed the peacefulness.
|The geese were relaxing in the field across from our lane|
Last night, Donna had passed on some information from our other sister, Gayle, about the plantain weed benefits. Some of the things the leaf cures and heals were amazing to me so just to be sure what it looked like, she found one in our yard. Well, more than one but because Bill had just cut the grass, they were shorter and the skinny leaf type.
Bill has a re-occurring wart on his foot that our doctor tried to zap years ago so we wanted to see if the weed will help. I wet it, folded it and applied it to the area with tape for overnight. It will indeed take a few applications but we are willing to give it a try. The tape came off through the night so we'll replace it again. This morning, when I returned from my walk, Bill and I sat with our drinks. I had my post to finish so did that first.
|A chickory flower is such a pretty blue|
|I was happy to find some nice plants of|
broadleaf plantain to bring home
We knew there was rain coming so Bill took the convertible jet pump that he borrowed from Gerry down to the pond’s edge. This would be the be-all, end-all test for our chances to get water up to the gardens and for vehicle washing, without drilling a well. If it works, we’ll pick one up for ourselves. I can envision how much easier certain things will be up here. I didn’t do much while he hooked things up but was happy when he showed me our sprinkler hose working! Yay!
The next thing on today’s agenda was to dump the black tank. Our gauge has never been 100% accurate so we can tell by the sound when the toilet flushes that it is time to dump. He just finished that when Mike’s ‘tire guy’, from Home Town Tire Service, who didn’t make it yesterday, arrived. The two of them did their thing, crawling around under the slide-outs. I think Bill learned some stuff about our tires and I even caught wind of some useful info.
|At the bottom of the corral hill, Bill has the hose and valve in the pond water|
When light rain drops started, I went into the Bunky and closed the windows and worked on the puzzle. It is challenging and I’m enjoying it. I heard Joe and Bill saying their goodbyes in the midst of the downpour. Bill had at least run inside to get his rain coat on and Joe was in the truck. After he left, I thought I’d better get my butt inside the Suite before I got stuck out there so once it slowed a bit, I ran ‘home’. 😊 Bill was caught in it as he put the pump under shelter and replaced the tire covers. He was a sopping mess when he came inside.
|And it worked but the pump kept overheating|
We had a second hot drink together and around noon, I made him a toasted tomato sandwich with bacon and cheese. I’m not sure why but I wasn’t hungry but knew I could eat something in a little bit. The rains kept us inside, neither of us wanted to get caught out in our sheds if the downpour and storm hit. Bill dozed in his chair and I sat and read beside him. Our buddies texted and invited us in for Happy Hour so that sounded like a plan. It had stopped raining when we left.
|Joe from Home Town Tire working on his own time on a Sunday|
As it turned out, they were taking a mini vacation sooner than expected so they wanted to let us know and share a drink together. We arrived around 3:30 and the time flew by with lots of stories and laughs (as usual) and we got out of their hair after 5:30. We didn’t mean to overstay our welcome but that’s what happens when you are having fun. The rain held off until we just nicely got inside. You could sure feel the humidity in the air and inside the Suite wasn’t a whole lot better.
|for a few hours today, this was our view|
Windows were open and a fan blowing so we were soon comfortable. We’d been munching at Rob and Pat’s so weren’t very hungry. I’d eaten some pecans and sunflower seeds before we left for town so I’m not quite sure what we’ll need tonight for supper. We’ll find something. Also, before we left home, I’d wrapped some plantain around Bill’s wart again and he put socks on, in the hopes it would help.
|You don't need to see it uncovered unless we can heal it|
We watched some Highway Thru Hell, American Pickers and relaxed for the rest of the evening. It was a good day with two main things taken care of. The pump and the tire check. The bonus was having Happy Hour with friends. We finished the night watching Unstoppable with Denzil Washington and then Good Witch at 9. I hope you’ve enjoyed your Sunday as well!
|Another meeting we weren't invited to|
Good night all!
Thanks for popping in!