It is crazy that today is Wednesday, Dec. 16th. The weeks are flying by. Nine, just 9 (no matter how you write it) days until Christmas. Sadly, for me, it doesn’t feel like Christmas. I’m sure it is all this pressurized isolation we are all feeling that is molding my feelings. At least other years, when we don’t see our children and grandchildren it is because we are umpteen miles away. 3,793 miles for round numbers. A choice. This year, it isn’t our choice.
I got up out of bed at 6:30 within minutes of Bill leaving. Went down to pack some cheese and pepperoni, made my tea and returned upstairs. Wes told me that Jim, the fellow who cleans the laneway will be here this morning so it is good I’m getting Ptooties out of the way. I left at 10 to 8 and had the laundromat all to myself. It was nice to see that Jamie’s plow guy had cleaned the lot and the walkways were clear.
Inside, one washer had a note “does not rinse”, so tested it. Hmm. Worked for me so I removed the note. There are sometimes things we see that we wish we’d never laid eyes on. In the Mat, 3 notes. They all look like the same handwriting but it is still sad. ☹ With the place in good condition, I pulled out of the lot at 10 to 10.
I noticed people walking up to the Pioneer station across the road, where I usually fuel up, and they couldn’t get in the door. The price overhead said 0.00 and there were notes on each gas pump. Seemed odd so when I left, nosy Patsy drove over and up close to the pump. It just said “Closed due to upgrades”. Not much wiser, I left just glad I didn’t need gas today. The roads were clear all ways today so I didn’t hesitate turning on to Hwy #19 and travelling Concession 8.
It was cold though, -7C/18F, not a good day to be working outside so I thought of Bill and was happy to know he is working inside a house this week. 😊 Back home, the old adage ‘timing is everything’ couldn’t have been truer. I noticed Wes’s van was parked on the road and Jim (I think I have the right name) was plowing the driveway. So, I parked out front on the street too. Looked like he was almost done but not wanting to seem impatient, I locked Ptooties up and came inside.
After dropping my stuff at the stairs, I heard Wes say he was moving the van in so I nipped out and did the same with the Rav. I brought my snacks and thermos of coffee upstairs and relaxed. I got caught up on my laptop, doing some research on ‘stuff’ and then finally decided I should move from the chair. LOL do I get lazy sometimes! It was around 3 that I went down and out to the post office. I wasn’t in the mood for walking, although I should have.
It is such a short jaunt down to the p.o. that it doesn’t count. I needed stamps and had to mail one more card. I think we’re all caught up now! Back inside, made my cup of tea and then Wes asked if I could help them with linking a couple of rewards cards to their phones. I downloaded the apps and made the linkage so at least they can see their points and claim prizes.
Upstairs, I delved once more into this book. It is certainly a different type of story than I’ve ever read before but I’m enjoying it, not knowing how the plot will change before I get to the last page. Those are the good kind, aren’t they? Bill texted at 20 minutes to 5 that he was on his way from Billy’s so I went down to unlock the door. Wes was outside so I passed the message along to leave it open please.
At 6, we were back down starting supper. Fish and chips tonight and we each had our part to making this meal a reality. We finished off the carrot cake as well and I’m glad about that. There is still cheesecake in the fridge but it is keto and will be eaten guilt-free. 😉 After dishes, and Bill’s lunch, we came up and I joined W & S for Jeopardy at 7:30. I’ve missed the last couple of nights for one reason or another.
Our evenings don’t usually last long unless Bill gets into a movie. By 9:30 I’m usually done for and rolling over in bed. I haven’t done much today but I always seem to be tired enough to drop off. It was a good day. Bitter cold but at least no more precipitation to grumble about. I hope you’ve enjoyed your day as well.
Thank you for your visit!