On Saturday, Oct. 16th we’d hoped to sleep in but Gibbs had the wiggles at 6 am. Bill got up and took him out and then we did our best to fall back to sleep. I had been in bed and sleeping probably since 9:30 so was pretty much fully awake. While they slept on, I reached for my phone and read more of my book. 😊 I should finish it today.
I got up with Gibbs and let Bill sleep a bit longer by shutting the upstairs door. Gibbs slept on the step, waiting for him. ♥ He has his own mind on what he wants to do. We had our tea and coffee together and then when Bill went out to dump our black tank, I followed to watch and learn the process. About time, eh? I’ve got the general idea so I’ll go out with him a couple more times and should have it registered in my brain. 😊
Bill then went over to the Acreage, in the rain, to get a bladder full of fresh water. It was a miserable cool wet day. We were lucky if it reached 10C/50F all day. Bill woke up a bit sniffly so I hope it doesn’t amount to anything. He seemed better for the rest of the day so that’s good. After checking the propane tank, he determined that it was still close to half full so we’re good for another while.
We’ve been using the Blue Flame heater rather than the furnace at times so that uses propane sparingly. My creative guy has a project to work on which will help enable his transport of some rc planes this winter so once he worked out what he needed, he drove to Owen Sound. The day was too chilly to be outside plus the wetness kept me inside anyway. I don’t have much left to do since my dahlias are still blooming so won't be digging them up until next week, I assume.
Lists are being made for those things that we need to do to be ready to head out of here on Nov. 7th. We both slept pretty good last night with a lot of stress and worry removed from our shoulders. I’m pinching myself a bit (gently, of course) that this is really happening and it feels good to be looking ahead to the upcoming 5/6 months. 😊 While Bill was gone, I took the opportunity to get out my wedding attire and try things on for a final fitting. All is well now in that department. ♥
|This tree is completely bare|
My hair is a different story and I haven’t quite decided what I’m doing with it. I had a couple of ideas but in my attempts to test them out here at home, I’m just frustrated with everything about my appearance. So, I’ll probably go visit with the hairdresser down the street and see what she suggests for the look I’m going for. It's not blonde anymore and it's not yet fully gray, just some of each. 😔 I’ve never met Bonnie so there is the intimidation factor in there, knowing only that I don’t want it coloured or cut.
Bill returned around 2 and the dull day continued outside. He swapped out the soft cushion toilet seat we’d picked up by mistake a month ago for the original one we had. Neither one of us liked it at all so will pick up the one we really want before heading out. We rested for the afternoon mostly, feeling lazy. Bill and Gibbs dozed upstairs with the tv on and I got into my next book. It’s called A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton. I downloaded my copy from Libby too so I have it in both places again. 😊
|But I had to draw the line when he wanted to bring|
For supper, I made Italian sausages, potatoes and mixed veggies in Madame IP and on the stove, I fried some cauliflower rice for me. It was good although my appetite was waning and I couldn't eat my whole sausage. Bill was happy to oblige. I can’t get over the change in temperature outside! Overnight it turned into late fall so I had to switch jackets from the hall closet to our entrance closet. I need something warmer when I go out with Leroy Jethro Gibbs. ♥
|I prefer the rice fried to steamed|
No dessert tonight
There wasn’t anything new on tv tonight that I wanted to watch and Bill’s movies were all reruns, so, I was glad when Bill put on an old favourite movie. Pretty Woman was halfway through but we enjoy watching it together. This was a lazy day for me but I’m not complaining, I feel on top of the moon! I hope you’ve enjoyed your Saturday too and have your umbrellas sitting at the door!
|Behind this, came a huge black cloud|
depositing even more precipitation
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