We woke and got up before 7:30 on Friday, Apr. 2nd. Bill got up first around 7 and had his shower while I nestled warmly under the covers for another 15 minutes or so. He had nudged the furnace up to 68F to warm the Suite up. Being a holiday, there will be a break today on the hydro/electric rates and we always appreciate those. This meant we could and would leave our infrared heater on since it was going to be a bitter cold day.
The bonus of today was the beautiful blue sky and gorgeous warm sun. A sunroom would be ideal and if you have one, lucky you. We had our coffee and tea together and just before 9, I headed off to town with our laundry. Bill offered to go with me and then we could carry on to Murray’s to get his cargo trailer but I opted out and suggested he leave when he’s ready. I didn’t need his help to clean or to do the laundry so no point in him standing around waiting.
It was easy for both my errands and I was back home by 10:30 with fresh smelling clothes. Pretty soon, maybe next laundry day, I will be hanging our clothes on my clothes line up on the berm. 😉 Today, my fingers would be frozen before I finished, it was only -2C/28F with a nasty biting wind. Bill returned with his ‘baby’ around 11. Inside, before him, I made myself a coffee and had some yogourt to tide me over until noon.
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I didn’t have a lot on my agenda today, tossing around a few ideas. I’m going to make the sofa bed up with the clean sheets and ‘maybe’ bring the 2 bags of clothes in from the Bunky. After going through Bill’s clothes and deciding things were pretty decent that we would take them to the auction, I realized that I had a lot of nice things too and if we could get a few bucks for them, why not? Value Village sells them for a profit so it may as well be in our pocket. We’ll try it anyway.
Bill worked around outside for the next few hours but had an egg salad and cheese sandwich for lunch first. He cut some wood, moved some things around in the Hangar and the storage shed and most importantly, made plans for future changes. 😊 Inside, I made my own lunch plate with all good stuff again, doing my very best to eat better.
I still have coconut oil once during the day which is a good keto practice but not in my morning tea. I have it with my coffee and that helps fill me up mid to late morning. I keep forgetting to make my bullet proof coffee! I remembered that I wanted to make a cheesecake today so that took up my next hour. Madame IP was happy to help and I always feel good that I’ve made a tasty ‘good for us’ dessert. Using the crushed almonds for the crust is an added bonus.
I helped Bill get his Hangar tv set up with the satellite connection which is hooked up outside the Bunky. Now that the nice weather is coming (it really is!!), he can work away down there for longer with his favourite programs. Together, we opened the sofa bed (not as easy as it sounds with a coffee table and heater to move) and made the bed. It is ready for company, when that is allowed again. I’m so glad he helped me.
Once the cheesecake was done, I wrote in my blog and then we sat together in our recliners for a while. He dozed and I read my book. This morning, there was a skim of ice on the shallow end (near us) of the pond. It was comical to watch the geese fly in and go skidding across it. I’m sure they are used to it but I could only hope they didn’t hurt themselves. We did find where Mother Goose had decided on a nesting spot and it is within close view of my camera. Yay! 😊
|And the finished product|
We watched a couple of episodes of Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose and of all the car shows, I enjoy this one. There isn’t any ‘big shot’ swearing and even though it involves a bit of performing, you know that upfront it is televised for show. I know I dozed myself and fought to stay awake at least for the reveals. In between the programs, I read more of my book and at 6, I preheated the convection oven for supper.
Chicken strips and fries tonight. Bill cooked the fries in the Fry Daddy and even though late, we enjoyed supper tonight. I was behaving and only had a few fries but we didn’t have any room for a piece of cheesecake and it was too late by the time we finished to eat any later. No worries, it is done and we can have some tomorrow. We emptied the oil from the F.D. into a container to freeze it until garbage day and will use new oil when we next use it.
After dishes, we relaxed for the evening. Not much was on tv so we watched reruns of Highway to Hell and I got more reading done. This was a good day. Bill accomplished a few things that he wanted to and I managed to pass the day doing very little. Well, I did get the Mat cleaned and the laundry done so it wasn’t wasted.
I was having difficulty over the past month opening pictures and videos on FB Messenger so uninstalled it today and then installed a new version. That worked so I was happy about that. I’d tried everything else! I hope you had an enjoyable holiday.
Thank you for your visit!