It was after a night, or early morning filled with dreams, that I woke up on Sunday, Feb. 7th. We heard the ‘ghost’ smoke detector go off, a beep here, a beep there and then another. I’ve heard one periodically, maybe once a week, for the last couple of weeks and then yesterday, Wes, Susan, Bill and I all heard one. Wes has been going crazy trying to figure out which one it is. 😊
A large house means there are many and with an open stairwell like this one, it could be downstairs with the sound carrying up here. So, problem solved. It was the one in the upstairs hall, about 5' from our room. We figured it was a faulty battery since Wes changes them as he should and had just done that at the beginning of the year. Bill and I went down for our morning drink around 8:30. Yes, we slept in a bit.
We stripped the bed of sheets and I took the liner out of my winter coat so they could all go in the wash. Everything came out smelling lovely and fresh and my white liner is really clean again! Susan and Wes had company for a while this morning, their son from next door and his girlfriend. All socially distanced and masked as necessary. It was nice to see them relax. I chatted with Michelle for a bit about puzzles in her store and look forward to seeing what she has to offer.
|Cherry Grove, Alberta|
Please keep your cold weather!
I’ve lost track of time but after we called Marilynne, I bundled and went for my walk. Aah, it felt good to get outside. The wind wasn’t as strong as yesterday which overall made for a warmer day even though the temperature still said -9C/15F. My brother sent me a screenshot of their Alberta weather so that made me feel much better about what we were experiencing. 😊 I dropped my library book off in the door slot and then walked a few back streets.
On the way back home, I stopped at Fresh Mart for 4 food items. With the exception of the bread, the other 3 items were on sale for a price better than Walmart so no complaints there! In a small town too! I see that The Paisley Common is open today. They were closed yesterday because of the road closure. They live in Sauble Beach and just couldn’t get here. I hope that doesn’t hurt their business, hopefully just a fluke.
They are renovating the apartment space above the restaurant and will soon live here full time, solving that problem. Anyway, they seem like a nice couple and we wish them well, not only for our sake. (although, maybe a wee bit!) Bill had a headache going on today and I thought a good lunch would help but he didn’t feel like anything other than some hot cereal, which he had around 11:30.
I was out in the garage around 12:30 with my leftover quesadilla and Bill joined me to call Jess and her family. They are doing well, and Easton is jabbering away with a lot of words in a whole new language. One day they will all make sense and she won’t be able to keep him quiet! Too funny. My grandson, Nathan, was like that, very quiet through his first 2 or 3 years. Listening and learning, I think. Hadley is growing like a little weed, running that household already with her sleep hours.
I could see this was a dead end street, where I'd not
walked before so thought I'd see how far I could go
Without traipsing through deep snow, this was my limit
The little red and white sign ahead says
Trails Closed so not ski doos allowed
The boys moved the vehicles out on the street so Jim could come and clear the driveway. Within the hour, they were moving them back to a new position. We may get more snow overnight so Bill parked Black Beauty a little closer to the road and Ptooties closer as well. We’re hoping to get out for work in the morning. I got a fair bit done on the next puzzle. Another one from Donna, a really pretty one. 😊
I’d called my son, Patrick, around 2 but he was helping a friend so he called back an hour later for a catchup call. It’s been a while since we’ve chatted. At 4, I was finding it hard to see so made a cup of tea, checked on Bill in the basement and we both came upstairs. I’m glad that I got out for a walk, I feel refreshed as if I was let loose! I started my blog post and then crawled up on the bed to read The Chamber by John Grisham. Oh my, it is so good!
At a few minutes before 6, we went down and warmed up the leftover roast, potatoes, carrots and gravy. I cooked some corn for Bill and it was a good Sunday night meal, again. 😉 After dishes, we returned to our room. Bill had his shower and after my blog, at 9, we went down to watch the premiere of a new program with Queen Latifa. It's called Equalizer. Not sure if we’ll like it enough to keep it on our agenda but we’ll find out.
This was a pleasant day. Laundry done, both our clothes and bedding, plus my coat liner is clean for another few months (and then I won’t need it!).
A bonus was that I got out for a walk today and the cars got cleaned off the driveway cleared of the snow. Should be an easy ‘out’ in the morning for all of us that have to go. The snow has stopped and I hope it stays that way.
|Clemson waiting for his haircut appointment|
Feb. 7, 2019
|And a sunset picture from the same night|
Sundance RV Resort, Yuma, AZ
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