On Tuesday, Apr. 6th I watched out my bedroom window to see Bill head off to work. I love the looks of our truck and even though it was getting light out at 6:30, the lights on Black Beauty are so pretty. I didn’t stay in bed, instead I got up to start my own day. I was in no rush to head into the Mat since I would be going to Hanover to get some groceries afterward.
Good Tuesday morning!
It was 9 when I arrived and cleaned everything with a couple of customers doing their laundry around me. Another dirty washer ticked me off so I cleaned it and then tossed a coat that was in the Lost & Found box in for a cycle with some detergent someone had left behind. I could probably fill a container with what they throw out. It came out smelling fresh but I just hung it up rather than drying it.
It was 10 when I left and I texted Jamie of my intentions. He was hoping to hear from the repair guy who does work for him. There is a handle on a washer that broke. Seriously? Anyway, Jamie has his doubts that it ‘just happened’ but regardless, we can’t utilize the washer that way. He asked if I would be available to meet the guy. I drove to Walmart in Hanover, got 99% of the food on our list, plus a few extras (always), and then drove a bit further to the Independent.
Donna was going to pick up a couple of the Oikos 11% yogourt for me at the sale price but there was no line up to get in so I got it myself. What a treat! I cashed out and had $10 on my PC points that I used up. A $6 purchase for 3 items. Yay! 😊 I hadn’t heard from Jamie so I headed home and made myself a cup of coffee while deciding what to have for lunch. I wasn’t keen on what I put together but it filled me.
|It may look and may BE healthy|
but it didn't work out quite the way I wanted
Won't do it again, maybe individually
The day was another mild one, going to reach 19C/70F??? We’ll see about that. I went out to do some more raking. The corral was a mess. Key word WAS. I got it all raked into 18 piles spread all over. I was down to shorts and a tank top by this time, working up a real ‘glow’. When I brought the wheelbarrow down to start the trips to the brush pile, I managed to get 2 picked up and the sky opened up. Gently. Crap!
I dumped it, put things away and came inside. Within the time it took me to do the few dishes, it had stopped and the sun was making a valiant effort to come out. So, out I went again and this time managed to finish the 5 or 6 trips to dump.
|I'm proud of myself and with how good it all looks now|
Gosh, I’m not as young as I used to be but I was really pleased that I finished another area. I have two yoga stretches that Donna taught me so will do those as a preventative before bed tonight. It’s worked before!
It was too cool to sit outside the way I was dressed at 3 so put more clothes on and sat outside with my book.
M. called and asked if I could pop over so he could give me details about some errands I'm doing tomorrow for him in Dundalk. It is about a 30 minute drive so a couple of hours work.
When I got back home the clouds had moved in, cooling the air, so I came inside. Bill wasn’t too long getting home after that and he came in with his table saw (purchased over the winter and stored at Billy’s) in the back. He’ll be happy to have it home where he can use it. It got moved into our shelter, temporarily. 😊 He did the banking online and then relaxed while I prepared our supper. It wasn’t fully planned but I’ll come up with something.
Rather than ham again, I pan-fried a couple of steak. Bill thought brown beans instead of potato was a good idea and cauliflower rice for me that just needed to be reheated.
Another piece of cheesecake for dessert, earlier this time, and we enjoyed the evening together after the dishes. A new NCIS episode was on at 8 so that made us both happy. I enjoyed this day, the busy-ness, the warmth and the accomplishments at the end of the day.
|Good night everyone!|
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