So, on Thursday, Apr. 22nd we got our nose rubbed in my ‘we’ve got no snow’ statement from the last couple of days. Yup, woke up to a dusting of white on the ground, the vehicles and the rooftops. It had to happen, I suppose, since it was bloody cold enough! Bill was up and off to work by 7. I followed soon after, getting up and making my tea.
I first thought I’d leave for the Mat at 8 but when the snow blew in a few times, I decided to wait until closer to 8:30. Ptooties was a bit grumbly and so was her driver but since I had put my snow brush in the Bunky over a week ago, I let the wind blow the snow off my ride. I did turn my seat heater on though and that warmed me up right quick and proper. There was only one customer and she was a familiar face. 😊
|I did have to sit to admire Jack Frost's picture for a while|
She was done within half hour and I finished up by dry and wet mopping the floor by 9:30. With the snow gone from the parking lot, the remnants of the winter left the lot looking pretty bad. Sand, gravel, leaves but worse than that, leftover garbage. A leaf rake would have worked well but there wasn’t one so I used the concrete broom from the lock up room. I didn’t do a perfect job as it started to snow again but I at least got some crap picked up and the rest swept to the edge of the pavement.
I had no other stops to make so drove home. The sky changed 5 times since I left home. I’d left the white Ridge and entered a green Durham. What a difference a few miles make. Today would not be a day for me to get out in the garden, that’s for sure, it was only -1C/30F. The sun didn’t stay out long at any time that it made an appearance but our expectations aren’t too high so I wasn’t surprised. I settled inside.
|In town, it looked like Spring|
I changed into lounging clothes and vacuumed upstairs with my small Dirt Devil. I had started working on another book. Not reading, writing. I have a book from each winter since we began travelling to the southwest so why should this year be any different? I worked away for a couple of hours, stopping at 1 or so for some lunch. A ham, cheese, lettuce and corned beef wrap. Heated just right, it was messy but very tasty.
When I finished my book, it was close to 3 and I debated walking down the lane to check mail. I didn’t notice her go by so wasn’t sure if she stopped. The day wasn’t getting any better so easily talked myself out of that! Instead, I made a tea and sat and watched another episode of This is Us. I’m enjoying them and I’m very happy that our PVR was set up to record them when they started up in March.
Bill came in around 4:30 and we watched some of the vet show that I had turned to. At 6, I started reheating the leftover spaghetti and the cauliflower rice I had in the fridge. I gave Bill most of the spaghetti, taking a bit for myself, and we each had a roll on the side. It was enough and since all we had for dessert was ice cream, neither of us opted to have it. 😊
After dishes, I started and finished my blog and then sat with my book. Tonight, for sure it will be finished. Even though it was a mixed bag of weather today and very cold, we had a good day. Bill was tired from a long day of work but that is to be expected. Tomorrow, our expectancies ARE high, with forecasts for sun and a high temperature of 15C/62F!
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