I was up first, at 6:30, on Monday, Aug. 31st. Last day of this month and we can’t believe how quickly it went. It was a busy, busy but great month. Recapping, we had a week of friends’ visits, we worked many hours at our jobs, I had fun times with my family, vegetables in the garden came to fruition, some bills got paid off and Bill made great progress with his planes. It’s been a pretty good month!
|A blue sky to start the day off right|
Coming home from Durham
Leaving Sleeping Beauty in bed, (that's unusual!) I slipped out to go clean the Mat. I was reminded that it was garbage day as I entered Durham but Bill was up and on the ball at home. It was quiet today in the Mat, just one customer came in at the half hour. I had taken my tea which is working out well for me, doing that. Back home, Bill was cutting the ‘front’ lawn area and I sat and read blogs to pass the half hour before 9. I hadn’t got my morning kiss yet so when I was ready to leave for Graceland 2, I walked over to get one before going out the lane.
|I love the white fluffies against the blue background|
It was a runaround morning at Mitch’s. First, I drove his Acadia with him to pick up his Lincoln from the repair shop. It needed some minor work to get its safety check done. Then I worked on papering and taping the Ford Edge to get it ready for painting. Mitch was on the go 90% of the time so I worked without a supervisor. With just a few minutes left, together we covered the hood and roof from front to back. It is easier with two than a single person.
|And the turn onto Baptist Church Road is an interesting|
one - I love it!
|A couple of the birdfeeders now hang in this tree|
Back home, Bill was ‘still’ cutting grass, this time out in the front field. Everything else was done. From the evidence in the sink I could see that he’d had something to eat so I did the same and made myself a coffee. We went into town to FS Co-op to get a propane tank filled. While Bill did that, I ran across to Foodland to get some 4% Cottage cheese since Walmart didn’t have it. I was also looking for my 9% Liberte yogourt but no one seems to have it.
|The property is looking wonderful after a grass cutting|
|I followed his path to the pond's backside|
We dozed in our chairs at some point and then he went out to dump our black tank. Two trips from the Suite to the outhouse took care of that. I got up to go for a walk but got distracted and filled the bird feeders. I don't know if they are looking for food but it is there in case they are. Chippys have been in hiding for quite a while, I only see one every other day if that. If they are around, the seed will bring them back.
|Peeking so as not to scare them,|
I approached the pond
|To find this one lonely turtle who would not be frightened away|
I didn't realize the dirty pond could look so pretty!
The weeds growing around the fire pit have finally irked me enough to do something about it. If you were here in August, you saw how the grass grew up from dropped seeds. We actually discussed it. Well, I’m happy to report that it looks much better now. The ground was damp and sandy enough to make it easy. Then I walked down the lane and checked out where Bill cut grass. He goes farther each time as long as the ground is dry. He’d reported a log full of turtles earlier but I only found one lone one this late in the day. It was after 5:30 so we both came up to start supper.
|A yummy summer supper|
Bill grilled the sausage on the Weber and I cooked corn on the cob inside on the stove. We were eating by 6:30 or so and after cheesecake, had dishes done by 7. Bill returned to the Hangar and I worked on my blog.
|I saw this from up on the hill|
and wondered if I'd just missed the sunset
|I ran (yup ran) down the lane to capture what I could|
|And was rewarded|
This was a busy day and even though Bill worked at home on his day off, it means the rest of his week and weekend won’t be so hectic. I hope you’ve had a good start to your week and end to the month.
|If you didn't know any better, you'd think that Bill lived here|
But never fear, only when he is in the dog house does he have to
stay down here overnight. Ha ha
Good night AUGUST!
Thank you for popping in!