Thursday, July 22nd the day started as per normal. Gibbs and I went out to see Daddy off to work at 7. Soon after, he was in his crate and I took my walk. My legs were feeling crampy part way and I remembered that I neglected to do my stretches before getting up. That proves to me that it does make a difference to do them. 😊
|The sun over the corral gate|
in just the right position
It was another great walk and although it felt cool, at only 11C/54F, I had the right amount of outerwear on with a hoody and my yellow wind breaker. I wear the bright colour rather than my safety vest these days. It does dual duty without having to layer up too much. Back home, I had my tea inside with Gibbs and the morning went along pretty well.
I had a few irritating moments with the weed trimmer but eventually got it going so I could get a fair bit done. Not enough though. The string got caught, twisted or something and I had to shut it down to fix it. Then it wouldn’t start. By this time, I’d been out for almost an hour and I was hot. Frustration took over and I put all my gear away.
|In no time, the sky was clearing out nicely|
It was a beautiful morning
I like the church steeple in the distance
Speaking of layering, it is quite a process there, with first the long pants and shoes. Then the gloves, the hat, the face shield and the head phones/ear protection. I have a lot of patience, I think, but that was just too much to bear when it wouldn’t start. I quit before the job was done. Maybe tonight if Bill gets it going for me, I can help him to finish cleaning things up.
Gibbs sat outside at the step on his rope the whole time and either watched, played or slept. 😉 Good puppy! It was an odd day for weather, cloudy, then sunny and the temperature varied greatly depending on which was overhead. At one point, the clouds were very heavy and dark and the temperature had to drop about 3 degrees so I went and closed the shed and Bunky doors, just in case. We didn’t get any rain, and weren’t supposed to but it sure felt like it could.
I had my shower while Gibbs hovered around the bathroom. He is very curious about the water hitting the shower doors and thinks he can lick it from the outside. Yup, I sure laugh a lot at the little bum. I’ve stopped putting lotion on my legs and arms right after a shower because he just wants to lick it off. I haven’t been sunbathing enough yet so my skin isn’t as dry as it can be.
At 3:30, I made a cup of tea and Gibbs moved to the stairs to have his nap. There is no carpet down here for him to lay on so it makes perfect sense. Donna texted at 3:40 that she and Gerry were on their way with Morry’s and their new trailer. They would be going by on Baptist Church Road so I woke Gibbs, put his leash on and we ran most of the way down the lane. I wasn’t even to our field gate when I saw them go by. LOL That was at 3:43.
|Gibbs and I sat on the step|
His favourite place is on the step below us
under our legs
(that is when he isn't on our lap)
They were sure moving! Anyway, we turned around and I tried to get back before my tea cooled down and Gibbs wasn’t having it. I’d woke him up after all now it was payback! Ha ha, so I picked him up and inside, he crashed once more. 😉 A bit more notice would have been good but she realized that as soon as she saw me down the road. We got a walk in and Gibbs will get more used to walking down the road with me each time.
Tomorrow, we’ll go see their new Landmark after they are all set up and unpacked. I’m excited for them, I love the RV world! It doesn’t matter whose it is, I love seeing them and all the changes. I worked on my blog post and cleaned up the dishes from earlier today. For my lunch, I heated the Weber Q and tried to crispen up the crust but it didn’t work too well. For the last piece, I’ll try the fry pan the way George used to. It still tasted okay and the carbs were minimal.
|And then he's gone|
This morning, I decided not to finish the book Boys in the Trees. I was getting so confused about who was who, who died, what happened and blah blah blah that I closed it at page 75. Bad rating from me but there are others who may be able to follow it easier and enjoy it. Good luck! I found a James Patterson book instead as I am never disappointed in his books. Fifty Fifty with a new detective sounds good.
Bill got home around 4:15 and I hadn’t heard from Donna that they were settled yet, so I hope things went well. Bill and Gibbs had a snooze, in and under the chair, and I got the thawed chicken thighs ready for a treat. 😊 I know that sounds weird but what I didn’t realize was that I was also in for a treat. Just as they were spiced and in the glass pan, Gerry called and invited us over to see the trailer set up. Bill had seen it but I had not so we put supper on hold and drove over.
Gayle and John were also there and we arrived at a good time so we (Bill) could help them place the composite board steps up to the door. This took some muscle and some gravel shifting. My job was to hold Gibbs out of the way or he’d be in there like a dirty shirt. They got it almost perfectly levelled, enough that they were content and then I went in for my personal tour of the 2017 Landmark Orlando. As I expected it is very nice.
We chatted for a while and then said goodbye around 6:30. Supper would be late but I’d decided to try, for the first time, Combination cooking in our new oven. So, if you’re not familiar with this, it cooks fast like a microwave but it browns like an oven. It took 20 minutes start to finish. No preheating necessary and with the potato salad and mixed vegetables as a side, supper was quick and easy. Not to mention delicious.
|Their new 5th wheel is a beauty|
and it was time to upgrade
We cleaned up dishes and instead of cutting the front field of grass, Bill decided to just pack his lunch and stay put for the evening. I was happy for that. I fed Gibbs and took him out for a piddle and a roll around in the grass. What a goofball! Bill and I were watching a Christmas in July movie and it was one of the better ones. We were slightly distracted when Gibbs got a bee in his bonnet and ran his relay for about 10 minutes. He had us laughing our fool heads off.
|I was so impressed with the oven tonight|
cooked and browned nicely
This was a good day off for me and I think Bill had a pretty good one at work too. I hope yours was the same.
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