Friday, Feb. 12th (already!) we both were up and getting ready for work at our regular time. I washed and while drinking my tea, finished publishing my blog. I’m just not sure what’s got into me lately, after 9 I am too tired to sit at my laptop. Actually, I said to Bill last night “Thank goodness there are no auctions for a few days!” 😊 The next one starts Monday. Teehee.
It was another good drive to Durham so I took Concession 8 and nipped along pretty good. I couldn’t believe it when I looked up and saw what looked like the ‘end of a rainbow’. I believe they are called sun dogs and as I turned, I noticed there was one on each side of the sun as it glowed through the morning clouds. It can only mean one thing; cold cold weather, as if we didn't know. It was pretty and of course I was snapping pictures.
|Once I turned the corner onto Concession 8, they were visible|
on each side of the sun
Once in Durham, I pulled into the Pioneer station for fuel and then across the road to work. There was no one in the Mat when I arrived but one lady came in soon after with her laundry. When I was sweeping the floor, an older gentleman came in with an empty grocery bag and sat in the chair to rest. 😊 We chatted while he caught his breath.
I uttered words under my breath when i entered the Mat today
Seriously? Even if you didn't drop it, can't you pick it up?
All dryer doors were left open, carts all over the place
blocking entrances and empty detergent boxes
and dryer sheets on the floor 😖
Thankfully, this is rare but also why I'm needed
He was on his way to the Hardware Store at the other end of town! I don’t know his age but he had to be in his 80’s. He told me that he retired from a newspaper at 59 after 2 heart attacks, a pacemaker and a tumor. Amazing guy! He didn’t poke when he left either, he really moved! Faster than I usually walk. I told him to be careful.
I drove to Hanover, pulled in to Walmart and returned a pair of reader glasses I picked up on Wednesday. They weren’t working for me after all. I grabbed some bananas as well and then drove to Donna’s. She was out working too so I left the bag with the hat and a puzzle hanging on the door handle. When she got home, she texted, thrilled with the hat. It fit perfectly and she liked the puzzle.
Then one more stop at my cousin Harvey’s to pick up a bag of puzzles. They are doing fine, zipping through the challenges too, passing the time and then I was on my way home.
|Not sure who made him king of the road but I had|
to stop as he meandered across the highway
He wasn't even a face i could love!
I’d had a snack bar on the drive home with my coffee so wasn’t too hungry at noon. A banana, mandarin and some cheese and a pepperoni stick did the trick. I worked on the puzzle and when it felt like a headache was coming on, I got dressed and went for my walk. It is really nice and warm out in the garage but certain days the noise of the fans running plays on you.
I headed north on Queen St. towards the house that
This is Lily's Oasis' front window 💓
And if you didn't feel cold before, check these
feathered fowl out
This looks like vine-like euonymus bushes
but it is nice to see greenery still in the snow
It was cold, -10C, feeling colder outside with the wind chill, but it was really nice to get out. I needed my mad bomber hat, JudithK, 😊 and a scarf up around my chin. Brrr.
|Unfortunately, the house is destroyed|
The family has a 'go-fund' me page in place
|Interesting how the trees only at the property|
have 'hoar' frost because of the excessive heat and water, I assume
So sad for the family
|I stopped to take a picture of the snow on this old tree|
It reminded me of how we used to make snow pictures on the trunks
When I noticed something peculiar
Can you see it?
I went online and ordered supper from The Paisley Common and headed over for 6 o’clock. A stop at Food Mart as well, while I was out, to pick up some lotto tickets. One can dream. Our supper was fish and chips for me and a classic burger and fries for Bill.
They are keeping up to the standards we are used to and both of us enjoyed the meal to the max. Plus, I didn’t have to cook. We like to be able to treat ourselves at the end of our week and the owners already recognize me. 😀
We did up the few dishes and came upstairs. I worked on my post until 7:30 when I went in to watch Jeopardy. Bill went downstairs at 8 to watch a movie and I was going to watch a movie in our room. Not too much in the mood for one, I crawled up on the bed and started a new book.
Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke. Seems good so far. I had a good day with work, some shopping, some puzzle work and a great 4.5 mile walk. My kind of Friday.
|We obviously got into a game of Wizard later|
but I think Bill is cheating here as Clemson whispers
tips to him
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