On Friday, Sept. 3rd, our long weekend began. Early for Bill, with another day off. That’s wonderful! The pay cheque won’t be so wonderful this week but his body is that much better for it and so is his peace of mind with the things he’s accomplished in two days. 😊 The bonus is that now, it won’t cut into his weekend of which I know he has plans for part of it.
I drove into Durham for 7:30 and cleaned that ‘filthy’ laundromat. Ha ha, not! Again, just the floor, the garbage and the toilet (gee, I wonder who left that mess?). Don’t worry folks, I’ll soon be done with the sarcasm, it still irks me a bit. I was out of there within 45 minutes, again, leaving it pretty darn spotless – again. I could tell Jamie had been in as the machines were empty when I wanted to change one of the new $10 bills. The change machine doesn’t recognize them.
|Until the first customer arrives? 😂|
On my way home, a Garage Sale sign attracted me enough to stop in. A nice ‘new’ to each other couple had set up quite a pile of STUFF!. Two people combined their households and need to purge. I immediately found a sprinkler for $1, two stepping stones for $1 and what I thought was a water dispenser for Gibbs. I thought it would be great for outside for .75¢. Sadly, realizing later that it was a food dispenser instead. Darn! I’ll use it anyway outside for him.
I couldn’t help but think of our blogger friend, Nancy, in Arizona/California who is an avid quilter when I saw the tables of materials and a fabric cutter. Wow! Too bad it wasn’t a hobby I was into. I texted her with pictures – “how soon can you get here?” 😊 Bill was cutting the lawn on our ‘patio’ area when I got home so I hopped out of the car and helped him move the King chairs and picnic table out of the way.
Once I’d finished my tea, I first dusted the Suite. Our hutch, beside the table was looking pretty dusty. Then, inspired, I took my Norwex car wash mitt and a dry window cloth out to wash Black Beauty. Both vehicles were dirty but Bill was planning to go to London tomorrow so I thought it would be nice if he had a clean truck. I used the hose after some coaching from Bill but originally just used a pail of pumped water and the mitt. I was impressed already with the finished shine, and no streaks! Yay! Another great purchase.
We had some lunch indoors when he finished cutting this area, the berm and the back field. He dozed while Gibbs and I went out to spend time in the hammock. I relaxed out there, feeling tired already! Gibbs hopped up onto the hammock for a bit and then jumped down to lay down under it, in the shade. It isn’t too hot today, 21C/69F and it felt wonderful when the sun was out full. Bring it on! The clouds moved over too often nearer 1:00 so we came inside. I’m sure the temperature dropped at least 3 degrees each time.
Bill got cleaned up and went to Owen Sound. I was invited along but wasn’t keen on going. It would give him more freedom to poke through the hardware stores and then to pick up the plans he’d left at Qwik Print as well. He was anxious about how they turned out but glad they were ready today for him. 😊
I took a drive into Durham once more for some burgers, that we forgot on Monday. Town was crazy busy with traffic today so I made an impulsive decision when I pulled out of Foodland. Easier to turn right, south towards Varney, than left so let’s go to MacGregors Fashion Store (Stop the Car!) and see what they have in their 50 to 70% off summer sale. I really wanted to see if they had any fascinators in a colour I wanted. They did, and at 50% off, I left with a smile on my face. I bought two and one of them will be perfect for the November wedding. That is the last accessory I need, having found a jacket, shoes and purse previously to match my dress. How many can actually boast a complete outfit for under $55? 😊 Well, I can.
Gibbs was at the door to greet me when I walked in and since it was only 2:30, it was too early for tea so I sat and started my blog post. I know the little bum likes to sit with me for a while in the afternoon so I sat with him in my recliner while I read more of my book. It would have been a quick read if other stuff didn’t keep getting in the way but I do like it when a good story lasts a few days.
|A loaded burger|
We waited inside until Bill got back and then relaxed watching some afternoon tv. For supper, it was bbq’d prime rib burgers from Foodland and with all the fixin’s, they were pretty tasty. Mine was messy because I like the tomatoes and lettuce in mine. Nice and sloppy. 😊 We did the few dishes and Bill went down to the Hangar.
Gibbs and I walked down the lane after his supper and it took some coaxing to get him back inside with me once he saw where his Daddy was. He saw the truck and knew something was up. He hates missing out on anything. Inside, he laid at the door until I sat in my chair, where he joined me. This was a good day, a busy morning but more things taken care of.
Thank you for your visit.