Monday, Mar. 22nd, Bill was up and out for his work by 6:30. I am getting anxious about moving so decided to get up as well. I had my blog to finish downloading pictures into so wanted to take care of that. The walk schedule has kind of gone out the window since Friday – too bad, since now is the nicest weather we’ve had! Oh well, priorities!
I had my tea, finished my blog and started packing clothes, bathroom stuff etc. etc. and then lugged them downstairs in multiple trips. I will be happy to not have the stairs once we move, it is up and down for everything and we’re getting too old for that! Unfortunately, on the first armload going down, I must have twisted to check the stair below me and pulled something in my right side. Crap!
I carried on, not giving in and got a lunch made with ingredients for an afternoon drink to take along. Creamer and yogourt for the fridge, coffee pods and tea bags, just in case. I planned on staying the whole day and then meet Bill at our accountant’s office in Durham at 4 pm. On the way into Durham, I changed my plans from what I’d earlier thought. Jell-o jiggles often in our lives, doesn’t it?
|This was my first outside glimpse of the sun|
I stopped at the Mat and did my cleaning then rather than going in around 2:30 to do it. That way, I didn’t have to think about it while I puttered around the Ridge. 😉 When it was spiffy, I had no customers today to distract me, I drove to the country. Each day the pond ice melts a bit more and each day our geese are there to greet me, honking hello. Bill had time before work this morning and since he is in the area, he stopped to drop off some of his hobby stuff.
I try to enjoy things in my present situation and location in life
no matter where I am so I am admitting that I will miss
some of the views along my 50 minute drive from Paisley to Durham
I've come to like Concession 8 😄
Lucky man, he texted me a picture of ‘Sunrise at the Ridge’. It was a beautiful day, with temperatures rising quickly to 16C/64F. Full blue sky and warm sunshine warmed things up nicely, even with the winds. I continued unloading and getting everything into the Suite but couldn’t deny that my side was getting worse. I was ticked off at myself because I had planned on these two days of getting a lot of things moved from Paisley.
At noon, I stopped and took some pain pills, ate my lunch, had a coffee and sat in my recliner (aaahh) with my book and a heating pad. I need to get back into the groove of conserving battery/solar power as I didn’t even think that we weren’t plugged in to electric. We were only on the inverter, using our solar panels for energy. We didn’t want to turn the power on until we are completely moved up here. Woops!
Anyway, it helped and I was able to finish most of what I’d gone there to do today. Things will be a little disorganized and upside down for a few days while we find where things go and probably get rid of some stuff that we’ve done without over the last 6 months. At 3, I stopped working and took my book outside to sit in the sun for half hour, setting my timer for 35 minutes when I got up and locked the doors and drove to Durham.
|Not much snow left on the berm now|
We want to dump some gravel here so hopefully
by the weekend, things will be ready
I arrived just before Bill by about 1 minute and I saw him drive by. We weren’t in the office long and were out and on our way home. Our Income Tax is now complete and we learned something from Tim that we didn’t know before. Bill followed me today and we were home by 5 or shortly after. I hadn’t planned much exciting for supper but Bill was happy with the suggestion of mini sausages and scrambled eggs.
|If you look in my mirror, Black Beauty wasn't far behind|
He dozed while I worked on finishing the puzzle and made supper. It was good for being a breakfast meal! After dishes, he came upstairs to do some banking and I packed boxes and reusable shopping bags. Most cupboards are empty and I got everything loaded in Ptooties for another day of moving. By the time Bill came down, I had packed the puzzle away and folded up our 6’ table. He can load it and our folding lawn chairs in the truck in the morning.
We’re almost there! My back didn’t bother me again for the rest of the day so that was a minor blip. Thank goodness. This was a successful day and I got a lot done. Bill is working not far from Durham in Varney so nice and close for a few days to pop in with stuff too.
|Today's memory is last year, Mar. 22nd|
and it looks like even more snow and ice on the turtle pond
than this year
|But we were home|
Two years in a row, let's not make this a habit!!
good night folks!
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