On Tuesday, Mar. 23rd we started early again. Bill, off to work, loading our 2 patio folding chairs (our Christmas gift) and the folding table into Black Beauty first. I was up immediately and had my shower before 7 and then brought a tea and some cereal upstairs. I finished my blog and published it before 8:30 and then went crazy packing and loading Ptooties.
My plan today was to make two trips, eating up the gas but taking full advantage of my day off. Once I got to Durham, I noticed the gas gauge was hunching around the ¼ of a tank so stopped in at the Pioneer and filled up. Geesh, the prices just keep creeping up, don’t they? $1.22/litre everywhere we’ve been over the last few days. Then I drove to the Ridge to unload.
Driving through Durham, I followed this Erb transport
Yvonne, did you send him this way? 😀
If not, at least it made me think of you this morning.
It's hard to tell but this is still a sheet of slushy ice on the pond But you see to the left that it is slowly disappearing
This is the east side pond
I needed some of the bags and boxes to go back with me so I hung around for an hour and a half to unpack. The cupboards in the butler’s kitchen were emptied and I had left behind just a fry pan and a microwave pot for tonight’s supper. Madame IP went for the drive today, on one of the trips, and on my second trip, I emptied the fridge and freezer. Again, only leaving tonight’s supper stuff and Bill’s breakfast stuff for tomorrow.
I was in no rush this afternoon but the day was slowly getting away from me. It gave me the opportunity to rearrange what I dropped yesterday and I believe I’m satisfied with the arrangements. I wiped down all the woodwork on the main level and the cupboards before putting anything in them. I was feeling good about the amount of ‘stuff’ that I’d transported in two days. Not much left now.
Bill met me at the Ridge around 4:30 or so and he put our beautiful mailbox in place. At home, he notified the post office to stop forwarding mail now. It was 6 by the time we arrived and after we both changed out of our working clothes, I got supper going. Nothing special. Another Knorr Sidekicks, my last one, and I cooked wieners and vegetables to go along with it.
I did it in the microwave this time and it still didn’t thicken up so I cooked it another 2 minutes and let it sit. Better but I won’t likely buy them again. I should’ve remembered and used a bit less water. Duh! It tasted pretty good and we ate our last Jell-o for dessert. Mine with ½ of a banana. Then we got right back at it. Bill carried our heaviest item, the desk from the Bunky, downstairs. It is tricky and awkward so I stayed on the top end to help guide it a bit.
The last of the clothing went in Ptooties as well, the printer, my tv and a few other leftover kitchen items. In the morning, I’ll pack up the remaining fridge and freezer veggies and that will be it. Bill cleaned the toilet tonight and this morning, I washed the shower down after I was done. I’ve dusted and wiped base boards so that we are leaving the place in the same condition as we found it. I’ll vacuum in the morning, strip the bed and finish loading the car. All in a day’s work! 😊
I’m sleeping well and isn’t it a wonder? We’ve had a few crazy busy days in a row but all for a good cause. The evening was otherwise quiet; I wrote my blog on my laptop and read my book until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. If it isn’t raining in the morning, I’m planning on one last walk. Fingers crossed. This was a really good day and benefitted us greatly. The weather cooperated as well with a beautiful high of 19C/70F and that was without full sun. Yay!
A lovely memory from Mar. 23, 2018
However, someone is going to have to help me with where it is
The casino down the road from Eagles Landing RV Resort?
The mild shakes were thick and wonderful!
I hope you’ve enjoyed your day as well. Thank you for popping in to see how things are progressing with our move.