Monday, Mar. 29th Bill was off to work. First to Mildmay to pick up the work truck and trailer and then drive it to Billy’s parent’s house not far from Paisley. They were working on a job there today. Bill left around 6:30 and as I watch him pull out of the lot up here, I see that he remembered to get the garbage ready and was carting it down as he left. What a guy, I totally forgot! 😊
I got up just before 7, just being lazy and enjoying the warmth of our surroundings, in more ways than one. I turned our infrared heater off, we let it run all night on the low rates and had the blue flame heater keep us comfortable through the night. Now, I turned the bf heater up a bit and ran the furnace a few times to keep the floors warmed up. Keeping the Suite around 67F worked well. I knew I had to go to town to the bank, for fuel and to clean but waited until closer to 10 to leave.
The snow is already starting to melt but I did have to scrape Ptooties windshield and passenger side windows. I should have parked facing the east but didn’t think of that yesterday in the snow storm! The country roads were snow covered but I was careful until I got onto the dry paved highway to Durham and relaxed. I stopped at the bank first and made a deposit, then the Pioneer to top up with gas and then crossed to the Mat.
|I was pretty used to these roads by now AND I only had to be|
on them for 5 minutes. 😀
It wasn’t busy when I arrived, one of our regulars was just folding his laundry. We chatted about the weather and after he left, little miss ‘slumber’ walked in. She is the gal that gave Bill and I grief (and Jamie at various times) over the spring of 2019. She used the Mat to sleep in and got belligerent when we asked her to remove her feet from the washers. Anyway, I didn’t see her last summer at all except to come in and use the bathroom, wash her face and leave. 😊
Today, she washed a few items in the sink, by hand, and then very politely asked me if I had a couple of quarters. I would have given her a handout since she was pleasant but she had the dimes and nickels to offer in exchange. She was no trouble and even the chattering she does to herself didn’t bother me. I heard that a lot over the winter, right Susan?
|I have more broccoli in the freezer so will make this again soon|
Half way through cleaning, 3 family members came in with about 6 (or was it 8?) full bags of laundry and blankets. Their machine at home broke so they decided to do everything here. They filled 9 machines and I stuck around long enough to make sure everything worked well for them before taking my leave. It felt good to be driving home to the Ridge instead of all the way back to Paisley. The sun had come out and the blue sky was welcome. It had warmed up by about 4 degrees until the clouds moved in.
At home, I made a cup of coffee and then at noonish warmed up my last bowl of homemade cheddar/broccoli soup. It was good to the last spoonful! I need to make another batch soon. I had some online banking to do, sending $ to Donna for rent and then I placed a couple of orders. As an Avon representative, I need to keep my status alive so place a small order every 2 or 3 campaigns. I don’t make $ since I only sell it to my sisters and myself but it is worth it to me – for now with my discount.
|And as if she changed her mind, she turned back to the pond|
Now you can see her tail feathers
I also placed an Amazon order, now that we are back home again. I like to keep the watch face covers for my Fitbit on hand as they get dirty and scratched up a fair bit from me working, especially at the body shop. It’s better than scratching the face of my watch as I don’t think I can buy the Alta type anymore. With that done, I washed the dishes from breakfast and lunch and pulled a bag of my apple slices out of the freezer for dessert tonight. 😊
|You've heard the term "silly goose!", this is why|
Apple custard crumble sounded pretty good so I made up a batch and cooked it in our convection oven. While it was in the oven, I went down the lane to see if there was any mail and to bring the recycle bin back up. It seemed like I was playing hide and seek with these two geese, they are very spooked (or ticked off?) by seeing us, as they came in from the pond to cross to the field but went back in when they saw me. On my return, they were trying again so I stopped and let them go.
I’ve been trying to finalize Mom’s estate settlements but it is being made difficult by the bank allowing only a certain amount of $ per 24-hour period. I was hoping to deal with all 8 by e-transfer within a day or two. No such luck. Mailing cheques out to family just didn’t seem plausible with the time in the mail system taken into consideration. I really thought I was doing the right thing and saving time, getting the cash into their hands asap. Oh well, it will just take longer and they understand. I'm halfway there and now it has another limited amount for a 7-day period so more delays. LOL
I relaxed in my chair after making a cup of tea around 3:30. My book is very good and I’m flipping through chapters very quickly. Bill texted just before 5 that he was on his way home from Mildmay, about 30 minutes away.
Supper was leftover roast, potatoes and carrots with dessert. It was good and that took care of our leftovers. After dishes, Bill packed his lunch and I sat and worked on my blog post. I downloaded pictures and snapped a couple of photos out my window of the sun disappearing.
The day turned out better than it started, the sun came out a fair bit and the temperature warmed up to about 5C/40F. We watched some American Idol together, if I can stay awake. Turns out, it was Bill who crashed first, he worked a full day. This was a pretty nice day and we’ll have a much nicer one tomorrow. Kind of a diamond in the rough. Tune in then and see what I mean.
Thank you for your visit today.