On Sunday, Oct. 17th we were up by 7, laundry sorted and I was on my way into Durham with the dirty clothes and a hot cuppa tea shortly after 7:30.
|Another pretty pink morning sky|
(this warning came true late in the day)
One regular friendly customer was just putting his clothes in the dryers and we chatted a bit about things. I only noticed Jamie’s small note on the board about prices when the customer commented on it. He understood for sure. I moved other notices out of the way so it would be more noticeable.
The one set of dryers were fixed and another one had a new note on it so I could tell Jamie had looked at it and ordered necessary parts. Again. After hearing the story from a customer last week about the one homeless female (I can’t say lady) going on a rampage in there, trying to destroy things, I’m not surprised that the already old machines are breaking down. ☹ It’s pretty sad so that in itself is a good reason the prices need to be raised. Repairs are costly.
The sky had cleared out completely of clouds but I had already decided that I wouldn’t be fooled again. It was a couple of small loads so I tossed them all in one big dryer together. It only took 30 minutes for everything to completely dry. That gave me enough time to do a thorough cleaning, floors, machines, carts and the front door window. It was a cool day, only about 9C/48F but the sun was nice enough to encourage Bill and I get outside.
While I was gone, he replaced the sensor ‘thingy’ on the fireplace with the new one that arrived a while ago. We had bacon and eggs with toast for brunch and since I knew he was busy building, I offered to do a job that I really don’t enjoy – until I get into it. Cleaning the Weber Q is usually a chore that Bill does but I know it has been neglected for a couple of summers for one reason or another.
The hardest part of this cleaning is that we don’t have running HOT water outside for washing and rinsing. Anyway, the wind was cold so I bundled up good and even put Clemmy’s coat on Gibbs and took him out on his leash. He had fun, although the coat was very confusing for him for about 10 minutes. He got used to it and I’m sure was warmer because of it with his new haircut. 😊
When I came in to wash the burner, a lot of scraping involved here!, I brought him in too. Bill wouldn’t be able to keep an eye on him easily. The bbq burner is only lighting about 1/3 of the way around so I did what I could, cleaning the basin and grill and Bill will work on poking the holes clear. Yeuch! If I do say so myself, I did an awesome job and used the cold-water spray from our outside nozzle to give the grill a good rinsing. It isn’t perfect but much improved.
The most of the afternoon that was left, we rested in our chairs. The rain came and went, some sunshine and blue patches then heavy black clouds and more rain. It seems this has been the norm for the last few days and we are in for a nice change for the next few. Yay! Sunny days will be a nice treat. Bill unclogged the bathroom sink, how does so much guck get in there anyway? It flows 100% now so I’m grateful. Another chore that I should be doing to help.
|I was proud that I've learned some things about|
this home of ours
I didn't have to bother Bill at all to find the right switch! 😂
The good news of the day is that we have made our first reservation for an RV resort in Arizona. No disclosure at this time, but we are happy to have a booking made. It makes it all seem so much more real PLUS this 18-month hiatus kind of gives us the feeling of being a newbie/rookie again. Travelling on our own will leave it open to just pick and choose when and where we’ll stop for the journey down. 😊
I also took a step myself. I let Jamie know that I would be finished cleaning the Mat at the end of October, on Hallowe’en actually. I’m sure he’ll manage fine, somehow and if he needs to hire someone else in my place, I gave him free reign to do that. Even if they want to stay after I return. I don’t want him to hold my spot if he needs the help and he or his son can’t keep up. We were also able to renew our Sam’s Club membership, a place we frequent more often than Costco.
Then, for supper, I had Madame IP cook our boneless stuffed turkey roast. We had some potatoes and mixed veggies leftover that I fried and gravy to be reheated. With some of Bridgette’s cranberry jelly (that I’ve had in the fridge for a decade??) everything was delicious!
|This was our miniature Thanksgiving dinner|
We didn’t need dessert again and that’s a good thing since all we had was ice cream. On a cold day, it just doesn’t work for us. 😊
After dishes, Gibbs was fed his supper. Because tomorrow is a ‘special’ day for him, he can’t eat after 8. That meant we fed him just a tad extra to fill that tummy for a longer period of time. I’m feeling sad for the little guy but this little surgery is all for good reason. ☹ Bill had his shower and I worked on my blog. The rain returned a few times throughout the rest of the evening, heck, we even had small hail this afternoon! LOL
|we've had a fair number of rainbows this year|
Once I see the sky colours I go from window to window
This was a good day. We got a few more things taken care of and I’m getting more and more excited as the days go on.
Thank you for your visit today. And on that note, the weekend comes to a close.