The Ridge, Priceville, On
On Saturday, Mar. 27th, Bill and I were really beginning to relax here, back on the Ridge. Weekends were for just that, right? Sleeping in as long as we want and for doing whatever we want. So, we slept in until 7:30 and when I noticed that fog was pretty thick, I had my tea with Bill rather than walking – yet. We read blogs and did some online stuff and then I dressed for my walk.
It was cool, around 0C/32F but there was no wind to make it feel any colder. I wore my long winter coat, tall warm boots, a scarf, my hat and gloves. I felt that I should be extra cautious since the fog wasn’t completely gone, so I slipped on my safety vest and headed out. It was a great walk but I was feeling winded by the time I got to Turbine Lane. Not sure why, maybe the air was heavier, maybe because I was overdressed, but I turned around and had a better walk back home.
I managed to get over 2 miles in before I got back. Inside, I started a ‘project’ on my laptop that I’ve wanted to get to. I have so many pictures that are duplicated, too hard to explain, so began removing one set. It will take a long time but free up a lot of space when I’m done.
|With no leaves on the trees, I saw a lot of little nests|
Look at the buds on these trees!
|This one is definitely a hummers nest|
I worked away at that for a while and then walked down to see what Bill was up to. He was in the Hangar going through the tool chest he bought last summer from Mitch.
|A new discovery in every drawer, all drawers were full|
It was full of tools and all kinds of things that needed to be sorted. Some things he can sell, some to keep, some stuff for the metal recycling and some junk. Lots of little drawers so it was quite time consuming. I stayed down there for a while with him and helped box and/or discard things.
|Top of the hill first|
|This is where our new shelter will go for the lawn|
We mentioned getting some
gravel and we were expecting Alex anytime with a load or two. When he arrived, Bill
directed him to the two spots where it needed to be dumped.
And the second load went down here by the Hangar to widen it the space
where his cargo trailer sits
Once that was done, we drove in to Hanover to pick up our new portable shelter at Canadian Tire. While in town, we stopped to say hello to Donna and Gerry and had a nice visit for about an hour. They have had a houseguest for a couple of years that has moved out and we’ve just moved back to our home so there was a lot to talk about. We were all quite elated with how things are moving forward. One day we'll all toast to the changes. 👌 We were home within 20 minutes and I started supper right away.
Tonight, Bill is a guinea pig – again – with a new meal that I’ve never made. It isn’t difficult and most of you have made it before but I had a new recipe for stir fry. I’d bought steak strips a while ago and forgotten about them.
My winter geranium has popped to reach the sun
And the blue spruce trees Donna planted in 2015
are growing like crazy and so healthy!
Just some pictures from my walk Doesn't look like an easy walk through here
When we moved, I found the 2 packages in the freezer and Googled an easy stir fry recipe ‘without’ broccoli. Bill has to eat this too and he doesn’t like that green tree vegetable. 😊 It turned out great and even better for me when I got to try cauliflower rice. For me. I cooked regular rice for him.
I have a wee Mom wall beside where I sit with my laptop
which has nothing to do with our wall plaque btw
We've had to detour these guys from getting too close
to our living space
I speak goose in case you didn't know
Next to no wind today which was really nice
Marilynne called when we finished eating and got caught up on our living arrangements. She was very happy for us to be back home. After dishes, we finished watching one of the Hallmark movies together. I actually didn’t mind this one and have planned to watch the 9 o’clock one with him later. It is the title that appealed to me so I’ll give Love Stories in Sunflower Valley a try. If I’m not enjoying it, there is always the upstairs tv.
This was a good day, we managed to get a few more things done. Without the wind, it wasn’t too bad outside and we were happy to have the gravel dumped. Alex will return on Monday to spread it for us with his front loader. That makes me very happy. He knows what we want in case I’m not home.
Thank you for stopping around!