On Monday, Apr. 12th I didn’t hear Bill get up so his alarm must not have gone off. What I remember of the sleep was that I had a bad dream. Bill had to wake me and coddle me to wake me up and stop the yelling. LOL I felt terrible afterwards, waking him up but he said he hadn’t been asleep yet. It was only 11:30 pm.
I’d already had 2 dreams by that time and I only went to bed at 10! Jim and Sharon (London), you were in the first one and I only recall that it was a pleasant one. 😉 It took me a while to drop off again, the dream was as vivid in the aftermath as it was when I was in the throes of it. That’s about the 3rd dream in the last year that has had me waking up yelling. Strange, methinks this whole world crisis is getting to me in ways that I don’t know.
After Bill left, I snuggled back under the covers for about 15 minutes and got up around 7:15. I had my tea and read some blogs. I’ve been so far behind on reading so I apologize to my blogger friends. It is always nice to catch up in spurts and I’m happy to see/read that everyone is doing well. Some of you are home, or soon to be, after a winter in the southwest. We appreciate being able to tag along in your writing and hope to live it again ourselves this fall.
I drove in to the Mat around 8:15 with some trepidation, I must admit. My last visit wasn’t pleasant, I’m sure you remember. I was relieved when I walked in, no one sitting on the table. 😊 However, when I approached the front of the laundromat, last summer’s overnight guest was sleeping in the chairs. Oh goodness, I am being tested. She was pleasant 2 weeks ago so I returned the favour.
After 35 minutes of asking her politely to leave, with no success, Jamie called in response to my text. The conversation, one-sided to Renee (the sleeper), worked and she moved on. I enjoy cleaning the Mat but the vagrants are taking their toll on me. The door was propped open, apparently all night, so we need to get the door handles/locks changed and Jamie may have to run vigil each night at 10 to make sure everyone is out. Otherwise, there is no control.
I was able to finish up by 9:30 with a quick wash on the floors and scooted home to use the bathroom and make a thermos of coffee. I was at the body shop for 10. Today, I worked 3 hours on a cherry red F150. The truck box had to be repainted completely so I taped and sanded pretty steadily. It took two of us to get the heavy folding tonneau cover (like ours) off the back rails and I grumbled that the owner couldn’t have done that first. We managed.
|He's so cute!|
Just before 1 o’clock, Bill walked in, done with his job for the day. When they drywall, they need a drying period so they left at noon. He had his lunch here at home and after I got washed up and changed, I drove to Hanover for some groceries at Walmart. Only the food aisles were accessible, everything else, other than pharmacy was taped off. I wished that I could have got to the greeting cards as I need one…………. ☹
Back home, Bill was out working in the storage shed. He’s building a loft shelf in there too and has removed a set of black plastic shelving to make room for his tool box. Things are coming together and each year, we get closer to the ‘ideal’ for us. Inside, I made myself a cup of tea and gave Susan, our Paisley landlord, a call. We hadn’t chatted since we said goodbye in March. We had a lengthy chat and caught up on the Paisley and Ridge news.
At 5, I managed to get our tv on for the NCIS reruns and pulled things out of the fridge for supper. Bill came in after completing his task and we were eating the reheated meatloaf, his white and my cauliflower rice and veggies for each of us. I don’t even know what it must be like for a couple who like the same veggies! Ha ha, just kidding, I like what he eats, but I like more variety for my meals. 😊
We had some ice cream for dessert, Chapman’s Premium black cherry was on sale for $2.88 today so I couldn’t walk by without it hopping into my cart. It is the creamiest ever! After dishes, I sat and worked on writing my post. The frogs outside began their sing song, later tonight than the warm nights. Maybe the rainy weather plays a part in that, I don’t know. I feel worn out, felt like a lot of go-go-go today.
This was another good day even though it was wet, cool with dampness and cloudy but that is spring. We only reached 13C/58F.
Thank you for taking the time to pop by!