The three of us were up around 7 on Sunday, Sept. 19th after a great night’s sleep. We didn’t leave any windows open since the temperature was dropping to 6C/43F overnight. Brrr! Bill and I sorted laundry and I went to town to clean and wash our two loads. Bill left at the same time, 7:30, for the 6 & 6 Auction site. He bid on a new (still in box) mini fridge for the Hangar and won. He got it for a great price too!
He was home soon after, telling me that he was the first one in line. That is always a bonus because the lineup can be quite long. When I pulled in, he came out and carried the full basket up the berm to the clothesline. 😊 This was going to be a great day for drying clothes, with a clear blue sky and a slight breeze. I’d taken my tea to the Mat so the only reason I needed to sit was to write yesterday’s blog. It was a busy day for sure and it took a while to get it put together.
Bill hopped on Jazz around 10 and drove to his rc flying club, The Saugeen Flyers. He obviously wasn’t going to fly but the club president had asked that members meet for a group picture. It would have been a wonderful ride, even though a tad cool. He concurred when he returned around noon but sadly only 5 members showed up for the photo. ☹ Oh well, he was able to pick up his membership card and did wish he’d taken his trailer to fly a bit.
At home, Gibbs and I spent time outside. I still hadn’t finished my blog but I got distracted. I started trimming tree branches around our seating area and down in the corral. I used Bill’s long pole clipper, the thing with the rope you pull to cut, and got along pretty well with it. 😊 I left a lot of branches in my wake that I cleaned up later. When Bill got home, we had toasted tomato on buns for lunch and then he went out to cut grass while I did dishes.
There was a snooze in there somewhere, just a rest for me. Gibbs was too active up on the bed so I couldn’t drop off. I took my spray bottle and a couple of Norwex cloths out to the vehicles and washed inside and outside windows on both Black Beauty and Ptooties They are so dirty but at least now the windows and chrome are nice and shiny clean. After I picked up the branches and dragged them to the brush pile, I was DONE!
We have a nice pile of wood to bring up for our
2022 fire pit burns
Gibbs is so funny, the things he is afraid of
He saw this 'unusual' pile and stopped in his tracks
beginning a slow defensive growl 😂
Notice the stance, he wasn't going any closer
Gibbs was inside so I didn’t have to keep an eye on him while working and I sat in the King chairs in the shade. Bill sat with me when he finished cutting the front field. We’d worked hard this weekend but it was a good feeling to have things done. We had a serious discussion, sadly with no result, about the winter ahead. There are so many mixed feelings and yet only one emotion. Is hope an emotion?
We can only talk at this point about options and wonder how long we’ll wait until we jump into action. I know you don’t know our circumstances and what our hold backs are but your support, regardless, is very much appreciated. Hopefully things will work out for us and we can cross the border, make it to Arizona and spend the winter the way we’ve come to love. 😊
Inside, I poured myself a beer margarita and Bill had a Zero Coke. Yum, mine was delicious. I should buy some lime or cherries to drop in one. 🍹
Gibbs likes the fresh air from the door
He looks so big here!
If you look closely you will see another of his 'no-nos'
The fire extinguisher holder made for some good chewing
We'll have to buy a new holder and relocate it higher
For supper, I heated up the leftover ‘ghoulash’ (for lack of a better word) for Bill and my doggie bag from last night. It was simple and yet still very good. After dishes, Gibbs played his game of needing to go out every half hour. We can’t get too upset because he does piddle each time (a few drops, Bill says when I ask) and we take turns taking him out.
Finally, at 9:00 I had to retreat to the bedroom. I wasn’t interested in watching the show Bill had on. I took my book in case I could keep my eyes open enough to read but ended up watching 30 minutes of The Incredible Dr. Pol (vet stories) before turning things off. I was exhausted!
|That fungus has just gotten bigger|
|Gibbs helps me by carrying wood |
He has a hard time parting with it though
It was a good day and we both agreed that the weekend was excellent. Things got done and a conversation about when we’d start packing things up for winter storage settled things in that department too. 😊
Thank you for your visits!