On Thursday, Feb. 11th Bill was off to work on time. Before he left, he did tell me that it had snowed overnight. It was in the -11C range. I couldn’t go back to sleep so sat up and turned my lamp on. My book was just calling to me to finish it. I can’t say enough about The Chamber. Any book that grips me that much gets 5* in my review.
I finished the last 3 chapters with some tears but I won’t tell you whether they were from joy or sadness, in case you haven’t read it. It was 8 o’clock when I closed the last page and got my act in gear. Or a**, if you prefer. 😉 I went down for my tea and the house was quiet. Susan was in the front room with the door almost closed and I think I saw Wes as he was back and forth checking the wood stove in the garage.
I’d gotten dressed, planning on a walk when I finished my tea around 9 and Susan called up to me. They were going to Elmwood Bizy Bee auctions to pick up their ‘winnings’, did I want to go with them? Sure thing! I’d won 3 bids myself and although they weren’t a lot of money, less than $15, I was excited to get them. This whole experience has been a treat and Bill and I have enjoyed playing along.
It was a beautiful sunny day for the most part and the sky was a crisp blue. I snapped pictures from the back seat this time and on the way home, we stopped in Chesley at their little independent grocery store. Ground beef was on sale fo $3.49/lb so I picked up a large pack of 3 lbs. Great price! The freezer was looking full but at least now we had meat choices.
Back home, I made a coffee and had a nibble for lunch. One of the auction lots that I won was a bag of lady’s hats, scarves, mitts and a pair of ski gloves. $3. I couldn’t go wrong but I was disappointed in the smoke smell lingering on them. It was an easy fix as I planned on throwing in the washer before wearing them.
Downstairs I packaged up the chicken thighs, stir fry beef strips, ground beef and pork chops and got those in the freezer. It was after 11:30 when I got dressed for my walk. It had warmed up a few degrees making it quite bearable. I carried with me a grocery bag with the 3 books that Bill and I had finished over the last few weeks. I’d planned to put them in the Book Barn. My mind was changed as when I stepped out, the fire sirens were breaking the silence at the north end of Paisley.
This double tanker truck had one heck of a job getting
backed up into a side street to get headed in the other direction
When he finished, I gave him a thumbs up and applauded
He appreciated that, I'm sure it was frustrating for him
I felt a bit like a 'gawker'/'paparazzi' but after picking up information
from other bystanders, I realized even I was able to pass along
information to other concerned residents
Eddie was up on the garage roof and called down that the fire was that way, he could see it from his vantage point. So, I walked that way instead. Of course, I’m curious! It was quite the hubbub surrounding the home that seems to have a chimney fire and worsening by the moment. I heard pretty quickly that the occupants made it out safely with the family dog so it wasn’t a concern over lives at least.
Lots of townspeople were hovering, some upset and others curious like me. I was out for quite a while and it was after 1 when I returned to downtown. Instead of going to the Book Barn, I decided to take my books to the laundromat. There was a nice book cabinet in there with exchange books that I’d forgotten about. I left mine and picked up two new ones, Michael Connelly and James Patterson. 😉
|When I left, I helped direct another trucker out of this street|
Out of towners were confused how to get around
because of the lack of detour signs
Across the main street to the post office where I got a parcel for Wes and a huge Dewalt box for Bill. With my arms full, wrestling with my mask in the p.o., wrestling with the doors and a bag of books and mail, I walked home. Thank goodness it wasn’t far. The garage door was unlocked, bless you, Susan, and I dropped everything inside and went back out to clean Ptooties off for Friday.
With a cup of tea, I started a new puzzle. This one is 500 pieces of an art gallery or something. It will be a fast one, I can tell from how far I got in one day. Wes and Susan went back out around 4 and Bill got home before 5. For supper, we had baked chicken thighs with a potato cut up small and veggies cooked in the microwave. It was delicious!! After dishes, it was another night of watching an auction close. All of us were in there bidding on different things.
|After Bill got home, it was too dark in the garage to see|
so I came upstairs
I wish I had this light down there! It's beautiful up here.
I watched Wheel of Fortune with Susan in the kitchen and the 3 of us watched Jeopardy before I came upstairs to our room. Before 10, we’d each won something and we were tickled pink. You need to have your head about you and know what you would pay for the item if you bought it new or what is it worth to you. We’ve all been outbid on things we ‘wanted’ but not things we ‘needed’. It made for an entertaining evening.
Another late post, I can feel it. By the time I get my pictures downloaded, I will be too tired to finish. I hope you’ve found it exciting enough to make the wait worthwhile! 😊
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