On Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, there was nothing unusual about our startup. These are good mornings when Bill gets up on time and the weather is great so he is able to pull out by 6:30. I was up soon after, washed and finishing my morning tea by 7:30.
|No way, no how could I download pictures last night|
hence the delay in posting
It was a cold morning but there was the promise of sunshine later so that made it bearable. Just a wee bit of scraping on the windshield and a wee bit of sitting to wait for the view to be clear.
I had a nice drive on Bruce County Rd 3 as well as Concession 8 and by the time I skimmed around Hanover, I had to put my sunglasses on. Bonus! I pulled in to the Pioneer gas station as soon as I arrived in Durham and topped Ptooties up. She was going to get a Royal treatment today. Wait and see. Across the street, the Mat was in need of a cleaning but mostly from customers not picking up after themselves. Stuff like socks, dryer sheets and papers on the floors that make it look messy.
I went about the job and worked around a couple of people in doing laundry. With things mostly done and when I was sweeping the floor, I was pleasantly surprised to see Jamie come in the back door. Last time was Jan. 1st. We chatted for close to half hour and before he left, he paid me up to date. With cash in my pocket, I had an extra lilt in my step as I left and drove home. No more stops today. Well, I didn’t think.
Friday will be Walmart and another refill for water, provided the snow doesn’t over burden us. As I approached Hanover, ready to make the turn at Canadian Tire, I decided to nip into the Dollarama to look for some disposable gloves. Every pair I was using had deteriorated so badly that the tips of the fingers were tearing off. Picture the ‘hobo’ glove look. 😊
I walked up and down and found a couple of things for my hair but no gloves. I did fine a pair of work gloves that would work just fine for the time being. The second part of Ptooties special day happened at the Paisley car wash. It is a do-it-yourselfer and I'd never used one before. I usually sit in the vehicle while Bill does the job.
I spent $6 and got all the snowy hard crap off from around the fenders, the bumpers, the doors and the tires. I didn't use the brush, it was a learning experience just using the spray, the soap and then the rinse. She looked great although it wasn't a perfect job.
|I got all the crap off at least|
There was a pile there when we drove in
I was home by 12 noon and blended up a smoothie with heavy cream, the last of the canned pineapple from the fridge and some frozen strawberries. The pineapple was starting to go bad and it is too good to waste! It tasted good but I just put it in the fridge for another day. Don’t scold me but I made up a bag of popcorn with melted butter for my lunch. Tsk tsk. It was the last bag, I think, so now it is gone and dog gone it, it tasted good. Maybe tomorrow, my day off, I’ll try a couple of those keto snack recipes that I received.
Susan and Wes left the house around 12:30 for an appointment and some shopping so after doing my dishes, I got dressed for my walk. I mailed a card first, then walked across the street to Foodmart for lotto tickets. Rather than carry them around, I dropped them at the house and then headed down Queen St. S. to the trail along the Saugeen.
|I wonder if this is the same little duck I saw yesterday?|
He was motoring against the current
When walking directly facing the wind, it was quite chilly but as I turned, I didn’t need to have my scarf over my face. I also didn’t wear my ‘mad bomber’ hat (thanks Jackie for the name) so had to have my hood up for a bit. With the steps from working and my walk, I managed 3 ½ miles (7200+ steps) and was ready to go home.
|Oooh, I love how this one turned out|
see the sun's rays shining down?
I took my stuff upstairs and then came down to the garage and worked at putting the completed puzzle away and starting a new one. Donna gave me this one, or Cathy, since they’ve both finished it. The border went really well and soon I was working on the body. This is a cute picture too. I'll take a picture tomorrow, I forgot today. Our landlords returned around 3:30 and then around 4:30, Bill texted that he was on his way. We came upstairs together and I got my blog started.
|I had to take this closeup so you could see that there are|
only 2 dam sections completely open
The others have froze over
Sometime after 5:30, we went down to start supper. Tonight, was Chicken strips and French fries with coleslaw on the side. Something different. We really enjoyed it the change. The strips were much nicer than the chicken nuggets I’ve tried before. These are nice and meaty with less coating and the plum sauce was an added treat. We took care of dishes and it was just a few minutes after 7 when I came upstairs, leaving Bill to make his lunch.
before I left the garage for my walk,
I saw a shadow past the windows and heard a noise
The solar panels on the roof were releasing the last
dumping of snow
This is why Wes doesn't park any cars in front of the doors
I'd hate to be walking along here when the snow let loose!
This was a good day. I feel tired, my legs, my arms but I felt quite rejuvenated this afternoon during and after my walk in the sunshine. We have a couple of warm -1C/30F days coming but that also means more lake effect precipitation tomorrow night, Friday and on the weekend. ☹ Bummer, I was enjoying the clear roads and sidewalks. Julie, our weather gal on CTV London news calls it a deep freeze that we will be experiencing after this warm period, starting on the weekend.
I’ll be heading in soon to watch Jeopardy before settling in our room for the night. The book I’m reading has improved since Chapter 3. I didn’t think I’d enjoy the biography but although I can’t say it is a favourite book, it is enjoyable and worth the read.
Thank you for stopping by!