Monday, Oct. 11th, we were up around 7:30 and had the laundry sorted for me to take into the Mat. The day was going to be gorgeous so I had no debate. The washed loads came home to be hung. When in town, I stopped at the DIY car wash and gave Ptooties a quick ‘spit’ wash. 😊 From driving the country roads yesterday after an overnight rain, she was pretty dirty from ‘the waist’ down. Bill had cut the front field when I returned and we had a couple of phone calls to make. One to Marilynne and one to Jess.
After the calls, we went outside again. I hung the clothes and with the sun and winds, they won’t take long to dry at all. Bill finished cutting the back field, berm, the corral and our patio area before running out of gas. I worked outside with Gibbs close by on his tether, he was too keen on chasing after Bill on the mower.
The car came pretty clean at the car wash, but I didn’t use the brush, just the pressure of the wash, rinse and wax wand. I took my Norwex wash mitt and went over it once more and then moved on to Black Beauty so she wouldn’t feel left out. LOL
|a $3 wash made a huge difference|
I tdecided to move the stones around the fire pit. It is one of those things that bothers me. I tried a couple of years ago (?) to clean it up, putting weed screen down, then bricks, then the pit but with stones on the outside edge, dropped seeds produce more weeds all the time and the stones never stay in place. Grrr! So frustrating. I’ve made a decision for a change next spring and so in the meantime, I moved the stones up closer to the pit. That allows a closer cut with the mower or weed eater until then.
We had omelette sandwiches, mine on a tortilla, for lunch and they were very good. After dishes, I sat to write this. Bill went to get water from the Acreage and Gibbs slept. He was tuckered out from all the running around earlier.
The Suite is in need of a good dusting and vacuuming AGAIN so I decided to do that while I was in the mood. I dusted from top to bottom of the Suite and then got my small Dirt Devil vacuum out and cleaned the floors. So many teeny tiny pebbles of sand, dirt etc. and that drives me nuts if I’m in bare feet. All taken care of today. 😉
Then I went outside with Gibbs and we walked down the lane to bring the recycle bin back from the road. When we came back up, I went up to the berm and started tossing the fallen apples over the fence. I should’ve taken a picture because there had to be at least 40 on the ground. I found an unscarred one so had to eat it. They’re quite tasty!
Gibbs heard Bill before I did and was off, barking and running as fast as little legs could take him to meet the truck. I always panic when I see a dog, any dog, running near a vehicle. Bill saw Gibbs and came up very slow until I could encourage him back up the hill with me.
We sat for a while as he emptied the water bladder and then I brought the clothes in. Bill checked the rod in our hot water tank and was surprised that it was in pretty good condition still, after two years.
|It's a good view from up here|
It was quite windy but fighting against it, I managed to get the clothes folded and into the basket. Gibbs supervised as he sat at my feet, tethered to the stool. 😊 I’m tricky and we each needed to get a job done without keeping a third eye on him.
We came inside around 4 and I mixed us each a Daquiri. We need to start cleaning up the alcohol in our home so why not? It was quite tasty. We started grilling burgers around 6 :30 for supper. With cherry pie for dessert, it was a filling meal. Our burgers are always loaded. After dishes, Bill had to make a lunch. That’s a wake up call! He will be working back at the big shed down the highway tomorrow.
Monday night is our busy tv night so we set two shows to record and began watching things at 8. This was a good day with a high temperature reaching a summery 24C/75F. Lovely!
Thank you for popping around.