On Friday, Feb. 19th it was an ‘up and at ‘em’ day for both of us. Bill was gone before 6:30 and I was up before 7 and making my tea soon after. I packed a makeshift lunch of cheese and pepperettes with a mandarin orange and snack bar. I made a coffee in my thermos to go and was headed out the door before 8. There wasn’t a lot of snow on Ptooties but she needed to be bushed off, which I did.
|Here is the signage to Walkerton and where I turn left|
The temperature was a mild -5C/22F with no wind, therefore no noticeable wind chill. It was a good drive even though there was some snowfall on the way. I kept on the main highway through Walkerton and Durham and pulled into the Pioneer gas station to fuel up. Yay! With my Journie card, I had 300 pts. Which gave me .7¢ off per litre. My $36.25 quickly turned into $33.91. 😊 Every little bit helps.
It's been a while since I've driven by Rockford
It still makes me sad that we can't see Mom again
but at the same time, I'm so happy she isn't living through any more Covid
The drive out #4 to Baptist Church Road
There were two regulars at the Mat and in the course of the hour, Jamie popped in to fix a couple of things. It is always nice to see him. I plugged away on washing the floors as he relayed a couple of funny work stories to me before he was off. Now was the change in my day. I drove out to Baptist Church Road to Mitch’s Auto Body. It was 10:30 and I fell right back into the routine of power sanding the truck until 2:30. In between, I took breaks and ate my snacks.
We got along like old friends and had a lot of laughs. I do miss going and now I’m happy to get back into the swing. He paid me for the day and I headed home. The roads were clear and the sun was out for a lot of the drive home.
I messaged my cousin that I had 2 puzzles to drop off and he kindly found me another one to work on. It is a big one, 1000 pc. so I hope I have room. They are nice pictures and should be fun to do.
|North Line towards our place|
As I was nearing Paisley, my sweetie texted and said that he had been to the RBC (bank) and picked up our long-awaited-for US credit cards. That was so simple! It meant he was home and he told me the garage door was unlocked for me. 😉 A bit of a table-turn, I’d say! I could sure feel that my arms and shoulders were working today and it was nice to be home and have a weekend beginning. The temperature had risen to -2C/28F and it felt much warmer than that.
Bill and I discussed our day and then decided on supper. I went online to The Paisley Common’s website and ordered our dinners for 6:30. That gives us each time to relax. So far, this has been a great day! We rested on the bed, Bill dozed and I read a couple of chapters beside him. At 6:20, I walked down to the post office, in the snow (yes, snowing again), to mail a card and then across to pick up our order.
|A quick picture of Mitch's place as I head for home|
I was recognized as soon as I walked in, even masked. “Hello Pat, are you this evening?” Next week, I’ll let Bill go and see if he gets the same greeting. I have a feeling he will. Bill had his 1 pc. fish and chips (he gives me the lemons) and I ordered a shrimp stir fry tonight. My goodness, it was HUGE! It was also delicious and I have enough for at least one more meal, maybe two.
I poured us each a glass of white wine to finish the bottle off. With added gingerale it tasted quite nice. Otherwise, after a busy day, I’d be under the table in no time! We cleaned up the day’s dishes and came upstairs. I watched Jeopardy, fighting to keep my eyes open in the excitement of answering questions that I couldn’t understand. Ha ha I felt kapooped, legitimately this time.
Turned out to be a good Friday and looking out the window, at nothing in particular (inside Joke), the snow stopped again. I hope you enjoyed your day too.
Thank you for popping in.