On Wednesday, May 4th Bill and Gibbs were up at 6. I only heard Gibbs coming back and dropped off to sleep again. I was awake 2 or 3 times through the night with a tickle in my throat and I was worried that my cold was coming back. ☹ Bill came up at 7 and laid down with us. He was dressed for work and was early enough to rest before he had to leave. It will take a while to get used to him being gone during the daytime.
Yes, he is back working with Mike in the Home Renovation business. He needs to keep busy and after having the winter off, he wanted to get back at it for 3 days a week. The extra money sure helped us over the winter and now with all these added expenses for the fridge etc., it's a blessing for him to have the job. I’ve granted him some leeway on the 3 day thing but only if it is an easy reno job with no heavy lifting or back-breaking labour. Billy, his co-worker and the boss’s nephew, is happy to have Bill back, as is Mike.
Gibbs didn’t know what to do with himself when we returned from our walk to the corner. He wouldn’t eat his breakfast until 11:15 and watched out the window or slept up on the bed for most of the morning. Poor little guy misses his Daddy. I had my leftover fish taco and although I wasn’t able to pick it up after reheating, with a knife and fork it was still quite good. 😊 I sure wish the fridge was fixed, sour cream would have been nice on it.
After lunch, Gibbs and I stayed inside, me adding to my blanket and Gibbs not far from me, until 3. Up until then, I found it quite cold outside even though the sun graced the sky for most of the afternoon. The wind was bitter. I donned my down winter coat and went up to the garden. Gibbs was off leash and for an hour and a half he was very good, sticking close to me.
He had me laughing when he went on his Wildman rampages around the garden, up and down the hill, even chasing his first Chippy! I wasn’t laughing though when he went through the cedar rail fence behind me down into the bean/soy/corn field and took a while returning. I tried to be firm but encouraging in my call to him. We practiced the “come” command with rewards and he was doing quite well with it. ♥
|The turtles are out but skittish when I approach|
One garden ready for bulbs
Peony in leaf, evening primrose and tiger lilies
Hostas aren't up yet and the flag pole needs to be
re 'planted'. 😕
Needless to say, he ended up on his rope tether while I finished pulling weeds and removing stones from the berm garden. I wanted to focus on getting it done today. He didn’t seem to mind; he was in the shade close to his water dishes. We walked down to the mailbox and I replaced some fence rails across the other entrance to the property. It appears that we’ve had trespassers. Hmmm. I'll also make a No Trespassing sign even though we think we know who it is.
Bill returned around 5:30 after a long day and yet he was feeling great from today’s job and the feeling of being back at it. We were happy to have him home.
|Remember the picture of last year's flower box|
flowers in bloom?
Here we are today, just starting to get wee blooms
For supper, Rosy air fried 2 large pork chops, which had to be cut in pieces, with shake and bake coating. I boiled potatoes on the stove and heated a can of carrots and peas. It’s unusual to have canned veggies but necessary right now. It took a long time to cook the pork only because my fryer is small and the pieces were stacked on top of each other. It was all delicious!
We loaded the dishwasher and after a beautiful sunset, Bill made his lunch and I worked on my blog. TV was on in the background and by 10, I was in bed with Bill not far behind. This was a different day; our world has made a turn again and Gibbs is the one trying to figure it out. 😊 I had a response today from FB’s Marketplace for our futon so it sounds like it’s sold. Yay, my She-shed is getting closer!
Thank you for taking the time to see what we’re up to and of course, for all of the anniversary wishes. ♥