On Saturday, Mar. 20th Bill and I were up shortly after 7. We didn’t stop after that until 8 pm. It was a go-go-go day. It’s all good though. We washed, dressed, ate some breakfast, packed a few things, including lunch and lugged the boxes and hangers of clothes down to both vehicles. It was a few minutes after 9 when we vacated the laneway. W & S were on their way out for the day as well, so we all left about the same time. I was behind Bill by 10 minutes but was right behind Wes all the way to Durham.
I stopped at Rob and Pat’s to pick up the 3 boxes of our stuff that they were kind enough to store for us and Bill got our water jug filled and picked up our new laundry baskets at Home Hardware. As I turned onto Baptist Church Road, a large dually Ford came rushing up behind me, stirring up dust. Thank goodness it was only Black Beauty, showing off. 😊 I let Bill turn in the lane first and he opened the gate.
How cute to see a couple of Canada Geese on the ice of the pond! I’m sure they were looking for a place to make a nest and seemed disgruntled that there was no water to swim in yet. Further up, we saw 5 more geese so they were slowly coming back ‘home’. They are part of our Ridge entertainment. We set to work unloading both vehicles. Bill turned the furnace on in the Suite as it was a chilly 33F. Brrr!
I heated water on the stove from the water jug and washed out the freezer. The fridge was done well before we left and was still clean. I wiped out cupboards and counter tops, the table and the shelves. The clothes that we brought got hung and I see more purging in the days ahead. Don't tell Bill. 😂 After we flipped the mattress (what a chore that was!!) I made the bed and we had our lunch. Bill had a sandwich and I had some of my broccoli soup in a thermos.
Our neighbour, Drew, rode over on his ATV to chat and welcome us back. That was very nice. While he was there, Donna and Gerry came in on their trip to the Acreage to check for mice in their trailer. They have had different results over the winter, sometime finding evidence and other times find corpses, so it is a good thing they are keeping an eye. Speaking of mice, I found two in the bottom of our empty garbage container. I guess they ‘dropped in for lunch and couldn’t get out’.No funeral service due to Covid-19 though. They had a final fling out over the edge of the Ridge.
|Bill got the recycle bins out, the Weber bbq and table set up|
and the satellite dish ready to be reset
We were ready to leave around 3:45 so we beelined for home. Tired but happy, Bill followed me for a while until we turned off the busy highway and I let him take the lead. W & S weren’t home yet so I made sure to park Ptooties back behind the garage door.
|Isn't she purty?? With the new protective coating,|
the Suite looks as good as new and never needs waxing
I can't express how much I've missed our home
We started laundry as soon as we got in and in between packing boxes and popping a few more puzzle pieces in, Bill came down to tell me it was almost time to walk across for our supper.
James and Ranna have had an amazing job done in the new venue. It is beautifully done, some modern and some antiquated techniques kept alive inside. There is room for just a few eat-in diners but many small restaurants offer only 5 or 6 booths. The place was full, and as we were early to pick up, we chatted with James and told him this would be our last pick up order but we would be back to have a sit-down meal. 😊
We had fish and chips tonight and it was as tasty as always. I couldn’t eat all of the fries but Bill had no problem ‘eating the whole thing’. It is well worth the $$. We will sure miss The Paisley Common when we leave here.
After supper, I packed a couple more boxes (or was that before?) and transferred the laundry from dryer to our room and from washer to dryer. I’m so practical, eh? Bill had a movie at 9 so the second load would be finished and put away before then.
This was a great day, weather and other-wise. Perfect! We reached a mild 12C/52F and hardly any wind to deter what we were doing. The Ridge is beautiful and I could easily have sat up there in the sunshine all afternoon. Instead, we worked and accomplished a lot. Tomorrow is another day with a birthday party in the afternoon with supper out after that. We’ll take a load in the car first thing and go to the party from there.
I hope you’ve had great weather too! Thank you for your visit. (Ps, if this is a short post, you’ll hate to see my long ones!)