On Wednesday, Mar. 10th we went about our regular routine. Bill up and out by 6:30, Patsy up and out before 8. It’s nice to walk outside and not have to think about scraping or brushing snow off the vehicles. We’re pretty sure we haven’t seen the end of those things – yet – but we are enjoying the reprieve in the meantime. It was +4C/40F and that is a lovely way to start a day. I didn't even need my winter coat today, just a fleece lined jacket.
All roads were clear and dry and the shoulders are getting wider and wider, just like the sidewalks in town. The sun was out first thing but by noon hour it had disappeared behind the clouds. Things were pretty slushy in gravel parking lots and laneways which only means one thing. It’s melting, it’s melting! Not quite a quote from the Wicked Witch of the west but you get the gist. 😊
The Mat wasn’t too dirty but at least for 90% of my hour, I was alone. It enabled me to set about my work. The toilet was the worst, this time it was plugged but at least plugged with what you would expect. Jamie has a plunger in the lockup and it didn’t take long at all to get it unplugged and cleaned up. Good thing since I usually need to use it while I’m there. That drive after a cup of tea gets me every time. I finished by doing a quick wash on the floors and left the lot exactly an hour after I arrived.
I’d got to town a bit early, 8:35 actually, so I took my time getting fuel. I left Durham 10 minutes before I needed to report to my second job. Today, it was 3 hours of steady hand sanding the primer on the whole truck. I knew that when I left on Monday so was quite prepared. It felt good to just wear my running shoes, not my boots, and I set about getting the job done. The roof, the doors, the hood, the front bumper, the back sides, wheel wells and tailgate. Tadah! All done to a nice smooth finish for painting.
|I zoomed in on this one to see a couple of our out buildings|
When I left, I felt happy to be able to finish the sanding, I think the owner is coming tomorrow to look at it again. He'll be pleased. After getting paid, I nipped around the corner to check out the Ridge again. I know, am I seeming over-anxious? Actually, Bill likes to know how quickly the snow at the end of the lane is going down and I’m right there. Then I went into town to fill our water jug and then scooted for home.
|These pictures are more for us but you can see|
where our summer will be spent
that on the right is the pond
I took a different road, Concession 5 out of Hanover, and it was a nice change on the way to Concession 8. I have put off going that way simply because of the weather and snow on unfamiliar roads. I was home by 2:30 and made myself a cup of tea soon after. We have our water now for a few days again and Ptooties has a full tank, also to get me through until next Friday at least. The BizyBee auction closes tonight and I have a few things I’m watching. Small $ amounts and no big deal if I lose out.
|So, they didn't move the time I sat watching|
Can anyone explain why they stand so close and so still in a line like this?
They look so pretty
Bill texted at 5 that he was leaving Billy’s which means he is 15 minutes from home so I went down and checked the door. Wes had already left it unlocked, having just come in himself.
The front yard here at the house is now half grass and half snow so even if (when) the weather turns again next week, we have at least gotten rid of some of the heavy white stuff. We aren’t kidding ourselves; it won’t stay warm like this for long. I was happy to see the temperature reading 11C/52F though at 6 pm!
Around 6, we started supper. Fried steak, leftover corn, Stovetop stuffing and coleslaw.
When dishes were out of the way and Bill’s lunch was made, I came upstairs and decided to forgo Jeopardy. W & S had it on downstairs because they were watching the auction too. I worked away at finishing my blog while keeping an eye on my bids. The rest of the evening was filled with some crochet work, on a project that may never be finished! This was a busy day at work but I enjoyed it.
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