TGIF – As Workers We Get Happy for the Weekend - But This One?
Friday, Apr. 16th I got up on time to say goodbye to my sweetie. With a ‘proper hug’. Did you every watch Blind Side? 😊 💕 After he pulled out, I made my tea and sat at my laptop to read some blogs and comments on my own posting. The day looked drab, damp and cool but at least no white stuff was visible. Phew! For now, that’s a good sign.
I nibbled on a plum and some 11% Greek yogourt to tide me over until noon hour and slipped out the door at 7:45. Trepidation was unfounded as other than one customer, no 'unwanteds' were in attendance. Mike, who has lived here ‘forever’, apparently, was a chatterer. I didn’t like the comments about the Mat going downhill since Jamie took over……..I get defensive even if I know there are some things that could/should be looked after.
|Our forecast for the next 7 days|
Not out of the woods yet?
When I finished cleaning and ‘spit-mopping’ (just washing up the coffee and mud stains) he was still folding his clothes. I’d listen to his non-stop (almost) complaining and groaning about his sciatica discomfort over the vagrants anyday. I could just block my mind to it. I’m ordering an MP3 player and plan on having that tucked in my pocket for just such occasions. 😉
I drove home, quite pleased that my week of cleaning was behind me on a good note. When I passed the body shop on my way home, the Paramedics and Firemen were present so I texted M to make sure he/everything was okay. His tenant’s Dad was the issue and that is none of my business so I made a thermos of coffee and drove over at 9:30. The shop is at the back of the building, tenants at the front.
|Because I didn't take more than 2 pictures today|
this perked me up
It was my rhubarb on Apr. 16, 2019
More taping/sanding and papering was done today on the F150 with a quick trip into the Shell station for RO water and diesel for the boss. The station is on our end of town so I didn’t mind. I needed a break from sanding the bottom edges of the doors. Bending over, holding a power sander steady takes concentration, arm strength and I was out of breath. It isn’t hard work but it does take effort.
I left work at 12:30, with pay for the day and with a dish of homemade chili from his freezer. He has lots and quietly as he brought it out he said “ I need to butter up Patritia as it is getting close to cheesecake time”. 😊 He is a character and we laugh a lot. At home, I heated it up and enjoyed every morsel with a piece of toast. The toast was required as he makes it spicier than I do. 😓
The air outside today is cold and if I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was fall and we were moving towards winter instead of leaving it behind. It is April though so we don’t get too excited about the weather here in Canada until we are into the middle of May. Once more Bill surprised me and got off early, short Fridays are always nice. We both felt sleepy so I wrote some of my blog and then sat beside him in our chairs with our blankets. He slept, I worked on a crossword puzzle.
At 6, the news was on our agenda. It isn’t always a priority for us to watch it. 'No news' right now IS good news even if it means we are living in a bubble. ☹ Tonight, we knew we had to watch it and hear for ourselves about Premier Ford’s new enforcement measures. Starting in the morning, we are even on further lockdown for a total of 6 weeks. A strict lockdown.
We could be stopped by the police when driving anywhere and asked our reason for leaving our home and for our home address. It puts a whole lot of questions in our heads now. Bill’s work, my cleaning, us needing to get water for our tanks, us needing propane, us needing to do our laundry. I’m sure we’ll be fine with our explanations for the latter 3 needs BUT it could be ‘every’ time we drive into town. I don't envy the cops for this added policing.
The question is ‘can I go beyond Durham to Walmart for the better prices?’ I guess we’ll find out as it plays out but we sure don’t want to be fined for being where we shouldn’t be. It is frightening and stressful. So, between now and May 20th the one thing I want to focus on is that we are here, on the Ridge, and have a great outdoors to be out and about in. That’s more than many towns or city people have. Here we go again, is what it feels like.
Supper was leftover meatloaf, stew and a salad. It worked well and tasted good. We each had a piece of pie for dessert, warmed in the oven, and after dishes we sat together watching tv. What a way for the weekend to start. 😟
Thank you for stopping by. Bottom line, stay safe and stay well.