On Sunday, Aug. 22nd, we had a different wake up experience. Heck, we had a different overnight experience. We’ve noticed on these overly hot days/nights that our furry little Gibbs isn’t sleeping through the night. He seems to get overheated, maybe I’ve mentioned this before. When Bill doesn’t have to get up to work the next morning it isn’t so bad, but otherwise getting up at 3:30 to take someone out because he is moving around the bed, panting, that is a different story.
We decided because of his extra coating of fur/hair, maybe he’d be better off sleeping downstairs on the floor. The bed is too high, even before the new mattress, for him to jump down on his own so Saturday night, Bill left him downstairs and closed the door when he came up to bed at 11. There wasn’t a peep from our little boy all night and we slept in until 6:30. Bill said he was still awake a few times through the night but at least he wasn’t having to go outside.
Today, I was up, we had the laundry sorted and I was on my way to town by 7. Nice and early. The place was vacant so I quickly got the job done plus our 2 loads of dirty clothes. I went to the Water Store to fill our big jug and back home hanging our clothes within an hour and a half. The day was hot already. We had some cereal and went out and loaded the old mattress onto the truck. Priceville’s Artemesia Waste site opened at 10.
Gibbs rode in the back and gave some helpful back seat advice. 😊 This is a place that is only open on Sunday for 8 hours. We’d never heard of it, nor had a few other people I asked, but it sure was popular. We were there by 10:15 and about 6th in line. Once directed to the sea can for mattresses, we lugged it out and into the container. They ship them out, diverting them elsewhere instead of going into the landfill. I think it’s a great idea since ours, for eg., would still have life in it for someone in need.
|It was very well organized with easy maneuverability to drive big|
On the way back home, Bill pulled into one of their upcoming worksites and had a look at the foundation for the shed/garage that had recently been poured. He’s not sure when they’ll start working there.
|One of the job sites|
foundation laid and ready
At home, we had some lunch, the leftover pancakes with bacon.
We loaded Donna’s tiller and our 2 gravity chairs into Black Beauty along with the water bladder. Donna said they would buy our chairs so I’d picked them from the yard sale earlier. Yay! We’re glad they can use them and we gave them a good deal.
Bill worked outside in the heat on our pump set up. ☹ Yesterday, it lost its prime because the pond had dropped so that was a full afternoon. That was why we needed a bladder of water. I got my paints out as the project I made at Ladyfest needed the edges painted. I still can’t show you that but soon. When I finished that, I made an effort for the second time in 4 years to repaint Fagan. This is a plaster face mould that Gayle made and painted for me in 1982. It’s almost 40 yrs. old!
Because of the age but mostly because I’ve had him sitting outside for the past 4 or 5 summers. On him, I can really see what the sun can do! He looks better and will spend the remainder of his days inside, for now, in the Bunky. 😊 When Bill finished working on the pump for the day, we came inside and I started supper. I had ground beef out but until 4:30 wasn’t even sure what we were going to have. The answer came to me when I moved inside.
Madame IP cooked up a pot of lasagna for us. I made a salad from scratch and cooked a large cob of corn to share. From beginning to end, it took an hour to prepare and cook. The whole meal was wonderful and because I didn’t have to use the convection oven, it didn’t add to the heat in the Suite. I’m a genius! Ha ha. After dishes Bill made his lunch and I made us each a Black Cherry ice cream cone. That was a lovely finish to a great weekend.
We watched a movie together before Bill went up to watch one of his upstairs. He had to psyche himself up for the work week to begin again. I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend as well. The temperature as I sit here is a warm 25C/77F dropping only 8 degrees overnight. Gibbs will be sleeping downstairs again tonight.
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