On Monday, Aug. 16th, things were falling back into place as they do when holidays are over. It took me a long time to get to sleep last night, for some reason, and I tossed and turned until midnight. Gibbs settled down quite well but my shuffling caused him to shuffle positions too. We were up at 6:30, before Bill’s alarm and he was ready and headed off to work around 7:15.
It was also my morning to clean, so I took Gibbs out to say goodbye to his Daddy before closing the door to the Suite. With a milk bone and request to look after the house, there wasn’t a peep. Weaning him off the crate is the plan unless we’ll be gone for more than 3 hours. It would be nice not to have to lug the crate south this winter. Darn it all! I got to the corner and saw our neighbours, Bethany and Rob, putting out their garbage and we’d forgotten.
|These notes appear every once in a while|
With a bi-weekly garbage pickup (every two weeks), I didn’t want to miss it, so turned back and entered the Suite to gather it up. Another small treat and Gibbs sat at the table waiting for me to leave. Good boy! 😊 The laundromat floor was a ‘pig sty’ again (excuse the expression) so I swept and picked up the worst of it first. One patron came in to dry his wife’s laundry (so he said) and he pointed out a sign on the bulletin board that ticked me off. Maybe I shouldn’t take it personally but when it is in regard to the ‘dirty laundromat’, who else but me? It bugged me so before I left, I added my own 2¢ to their sign.
|Aside from the fact that I misspelled laundromat |
I had to add my own note
I nipped up to the Water store and filled Gibbs’ 1-gallon water bottle before heading home. The rest of the day was spent with Gibbs inside or out, some time at his pool and me reading and then inside to finish my book. I chatted back and forth with Donna a bit after trying on my dress for the November wedding. I need to find a cover up, jacket, bolero to match and she mentioned a few she had that I could check out.
Bill was home soon after I finished my tea on the patio and he brought the recycle bin up for me. Saved Gibbs and I walking down to get it. 😊 First day back doing windows at Donna and Gerry’s house in Hanover and Bill needed a snooze. I wasn’t surprised after a week off from the labour-intensive job. Not hard, per say, but hard enough for someone in their upper 60’s. They went up to the bedroom and I worked on my posting.
Supper was cheeseburgers and Caesar salad to finish it up. I barbecued After dishes, Bill went out to cut some grass and by then, the clouds had moved in, hiding the sun completely. There were two neighbours also cutting their lawn. Before the expected rains, I guess. 😃
|Supper was delicious|
I had a 7:30 Norwex zoom meeting for Donna’s virtual party so was busy with that for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, although I could hear the 4 other participants, my own microphone chose not to work. This was a pretty routine day, as we get back into the swing of things.
|Bill cut grass after supper|
|A lovely Ontario sunset|
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