On Tuesday, Sept. 28th, we woke to another lovely fall day. With an expected rise in temperature from the chilly 8C/46F morning to a sunny 16C/60F, it will be a great day for Bill to work outdoors and for me to work on the garden cleanup. First things first, Bill pulled out and Gibbs and I sat while I had my tea. After a couple of trips out for his piddles, I confirmed that it would be warm enough to start work after lunch.
|A nice looking day|
Second things second. I drove into Durham for fuel, getting 7¢ off per litre. That meant I paid $1.22/litre. Yay! I also wanted to stop at the library, see? I remembered! When I entered the library parking lot, it was pretty full and I wondered if I was walking into one of their group classes or something. Oh well, I donned my mask, squirted my hands as I entered and stood in line behind only 1 other customer.
I soon realized why it was so busy. After getting my card updated, something I need to do each year, I asked if they were issuing the hard copy of vaccination certificates/passports. The polite librarian assured me ‘yes, would you like yours?’ Wha?? Just like that? So, I asked the price and once informed that it was free of charge, didn’t hesitate any more. ‘Of course!’
Today, I discovered that all that is necessary is our health card and they can print it immediately with all the information onto a laminated 3 ½ x 2 ½” wallet card. The place in Hanover charges $9 for each one. It was what Bill and I were about to do. I know now that Bill can go in and do the same thing that I did and get his printed off. 😊
Before leaving Durham, I stopped in briefly to get and give hugs to our buddies who have returned home after some ‘vacation’ time in the north. I left Pat with her Norwex package and drove home to Gibbs. I had a coffee while sitting with him and then we went outside for the cleanup. I managed to get everything moveable into buckets or at least on the storage shelf and then came in for lunch. I wasn’t too hungry before I went out but once I started cooking bacon in Rosy, my tummy told me it was time.
|You can't see it but he has another stick for the brush pile|
in his mouth
Gibbs got his exercise out there running around, chasing sticks and finding things to chew on. No surprise, when we came inside, he was out like a light for a couple of hours, only raising his head (&/or body) to see where I was going or to follow me. He is definitely my shadow. ♥ Similar to yesterday, I felt by 2:30 that I had accomplished enough and called it a day. That blue sky encouraged me to go for a walk down North Line to the corner with Gibbs. The air feels chilly but a decent fall day.
We walked and then wandered on the Ridge until Bill turned in the lane at 4. Once parked, we came inside and watched tv until it was time for supper. Rosy air fried 4 boneless chicken thighs, on the stove I fried some leftover potatoes and cooked beans and corn in the microwave. There was even a bit of meatloaf to clean up so we shared that and topped the meal off with the last pieces of apple pie. I added a dollop of ice cream to mine. 😊
|I don't know if they have a special|
name, but there were tons of them
I took Gibbs out for a long walk while Bill finished up the dishes. He has us hopping every evening, every half hour so I wanted to make sure he had a good piddle and poop so we can ignore him for a couple of hours. It should tire him out as well, we hope! The garden things are put away with just hostas and lilies to cut back one day. I also want to plant some of the iris bulbs that I dug up and dig up the dahlias and gladiolas once they are done blooming.
This was a good day for both of us. Bill used our generator today at the work site so he was happy to give it a good run and it’s working tip top. All little things that are good to know.
Thank you for taking the time to see how we’re doing. 😊