Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Work at Home Day, Sunshine Surprised Me

The Ridge

Bill was up and on his way around 7 am on Tuesday, Apr. 13th. I got up after he left since I was wide awake from chatting with him. It was another wet dreary looking day out there and hovering around 7C. There goes any chance of my early walk. I made my tea and sat at my laptop to read blogs and just plain ‘surf’ online. I chatted a bit with my daughter, on Messenger, and that brought her to recommending a movie to me. I'm going to order it for my collection.👀

Stitching the towel was the easy part

I always have this ‘where do I have to be and at what time?’ feeling while sitting here. That comes with the territory of still having a job, I guess. On my days off, it is hard to get myself into relaxing mode. 😊 I did have jobs to do, I’d made a list for Tuesday and today was the day but for an hour or so, I still had the feeling. Crazy! When I was done my tea, I finished getting dressed and drove into town.

Sewing the zipper back in was pretty basic too
If it was a good piece of clothing, I would have
taken more care

The I.D.A. Pharmacy was open to shoppers so I picked up the greeting card I needed. Back home, I put the $ in it since it was for a grandchild. We don’t give them much, ‘el cheapos’ compared to most, but it is something and enough to let them know that we are thinking of them. It was down to the mailbox with another one for a sibling. No $ there. They will be picked up today and I'm curious to see how long they take for delivery. 😉 

No judging please! 😁

I pulled my sewing machine out of the closet and stitched the zipper on Bill’s winter work coat. The coat was the one I found in the garbage at the Mat so I wasn’t too concerned what it looked like when I was finished. We also had a hand towel with stitching that had come out so I sewed it as well. My next project was vacuuming so I got out the central vac and cleaned the floors from top to bottom. My little Dirt Devil does an okay 'in between' job but not on the scatter mats and not as deep a clean.

Mayo, ham, egg, corned beef, cheese, lettuce

Lastly, I needed to dust. With the exception of the buffet beside our table (which is covered in all kinds of little oddities, his and mine) every piece of woodwork has been wiped down. Boy, that feels great! I put everything away and by the hunger I felt, I wasn’t surprised to see that it was 12:30. I’d had a tea, a coffee and a plum so it was time to make something yummy. My wrap fit the bill and then some.

After I heated it flat for 60 seconds, it was
easy to roll and delicious!!

I texted our buddies, who have been away for a vacation (in Ontario), to ask Rob what procedure I need to follow to spread the cow manure in my rhubarb patch(es). With that answer and dishes done inside, I went out to take care of it. I am being very hopeful for a crop but won’t be too disappointed if nothing comes of it. I’ve not had any up here on the Ridge yet. It would be a real treat!

Fingers crossed 

The mail lady stopped for the cards but when I walked down later, she had left nothing for us. No news is good news. 😊 Earlier, after vacuuming, Bill had called suggesting that I unplug from power if the sun was out here. It was and it was a total surprise. Neither of us expected to see anything but rain today. Yay! The wind was still cool and we didn’t get above 13C/57F but it was a lovely day after all.

The mail lady comes just before 1 pm

It was a beautiful day

I sat in a chair outside with my book for an hour and a half, just enjoying being outside. I know I dozed, which indicates how comfy the chair was, as I caught myself at one point with an open mouth. 😴 

Of course, with the sun out, there was more
turtle stalking involved

Before coming in I took a walk up to the back corners of our property to take pictures for a commenter. Maybe this will give her a better perspective of what The Ridge actually entails. Our summer home and we love it. Truly Home Sweet Home for us.

From the top southeast corner
My garden waits for me to till and plant

From the south, you can see the pond
my view each day

From the top of the berm, southwest corner

Same spot, looking to the northwest
Bill cuts this field over to the fence on the left

This is from behind our storage shed and new shelter
That's the outhouse directly in front

Bill texted around 4 that he was done work and had stopped to have a beer with Gerry on his porch. From that, I knew I had time for a shower before he got home. I finished a couple more chapters and then came inside to take care of it. 

Bill came in around 5 and I could tell he’d been sanding drywall for a big part of his day. “Get outside and take your clothes off!” I told him. Ha ha. After my cleaning, he was not allowed to undress and get dust all over our small living space. He almost followed my direction, shaking his clothes outside.😊

Listen carefully to what I listen to up here in an afternoon

For supper, I fried 2 Mediterranean chicken breasts. It didn’t matter how I cooked them; they pretty much would take the same amount of time so I chose the electric fry pan rather than the Weber so Bill could relax after his day. We still have some rice left and with a vegetable on the side it will be a complete meal. We were finished with our ice cream dessert by 6:45 and took care of dishes. The sun was still bright off in the eastern sky.

a good supper, the chicken was perfectly cooked

This was a good day. NCIS is on tonight but it isn’t a new one – again! We’re not sure if we’ve seen it though, for some reason, so we’ll watch it. I hope you’ve had a happy day!

The photographer didn't do such a great job
but it was a beautiful sunset tonight
Good night!

Thanks for your visit.


  1. What you would call a relaxing work day.
    It looks like Spring has sprung at the Ridge.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. For the time being, it is spring. Some white stuff possible overnight and tomorrow night. :(

  2. Definitely a busy day! Love the pictures of the Ridge! Nice you got to enjoy being outside and enjoying the sun :)

  3. You know I hate cleaning. Good for you to get it done and not let any more in the door!! LOL
    You definitely have the perfect spot for summer. The views are wonderful and no noisy neighbors!!
    As for the sewing you did a great job!! Not many would attempt that!

    1. Even though I clean the Mat, I don't like cleaning our 'house' either. Just glad it is a lot smaller than most! :)
      We have young neighbours now on the east side who likes to practise band music so summer could be a bit noisy.

  4. Thank you for the pictures of the Ridge. That was a beautiful sunset.

  5. Nice pictures of the Ridge. Helps that I've been there. Lots of lazy turtles these days.

    1. Thank you FG, yes and you are welcome back anytime! :)
      Lazy turtles for sure.

  6. Wow, cool property with lots of great views, neat and tidy too. Who would've thought you would have so many peepers, lovely sounds. Sorry this (comment) is late, just catching up on my reading. BTW, gorgeous colors on the sunset shots!