On Saturday, May 28th we slept in as much as we could but were still up by 7:15. I had cleaning and laundry to do in town so like to get in there before clients file in. 😉 We sorted the clothes and Bill loaded the basket in the car for me. Gibbs watched me leave for work while Daddy stayed home for once.
While I was gone, Bill emptied our black tank and then hopped on the mower. He wanted to get the grass cut and property lines etc. trimmed once more before our company arrives. Duncan emailed and said that he would gladly cut grass for us on Monday if we wanted but Bill has another ‘job’ in mind for the two of them. Yes, we are looking forward to Duncan and Patty’s arrival on Sunday afternoon and we don’t really want to have to work any more than necessary while they’re here.
|Our peony bush is overloaded again this year 💖|
It will be a staggered blooming period, I just wish they'd
last longer when in their glory
The Mat wasn’t too dirty again which makes me wonder if it is as busy as Jamie would like it. Either that or the (excuse me) ‘riff raff’ have moved on and only hard-working users are coming in and they know how to leave a place as they find it. I hope that is the case so I can stay working and I hope it is busy enough. 😊
|These few plants were $51 + a 25 l of black earth|
which I need up here
I left the Mat with our damp clothes and drove to Foodland’s Garden centre. I found a few things, well, I found a lot of things, that I liked but with the prices being what they are, I had to be very choosey. That’s tough when other than tomato and pepper plants, I really didn’t know what I wanted. A young gal chatted with me while I poked and finally chose a few plants. I may be back.
I stopped at the Water Store for a 5-gal jug fill and then on the way home found a Garage Sale. Yes, it’s that time of year! All I found were 4 glass table leg ‘coasters’ for .50¢. They will be great for under our coffee table and reminded me of the ones Mom used to have under our big dining table. They fit perfectly and will make it easier to move around. It is so heavy.
|Here, you can see the low metal shelf unit I bought|
It turned out to be better than I thought
I hung the clothes and Bill was still cutting and trimming. The place always looks so nice when he finishes. 😊 With Gibbs running free for a while, I planted my day lilies that I got from Cathy and because we didn’t know if they were still good, I doubled up the bulbs in 5 different locations. Fingers crossed, because they are a different colour than my yellow and orange ones.
Bill needed more fuel for our lawn machines so we all went back into Durham. I asked him to stop at the Garage Sale again, I’d passed on a white wire shelf when I saw it. Didn’t think it would work for me and of course, now second guessed it. It was gone but they had a lower, wider one for $1 and I grabbed it. So glad for my delay as the first one would not have worked after all. I needed more shelving in the Bunky but had to replace something for it to fit. It’s perfect!
|And now my desk and craft supplies are|
not so cluttered
I also opened the box from a delivery on Wednesday. My lounge chair from Amazon arrived! I had to retire the webbed one that our buddies gave me. It needed a complete overhaul and just kept breaking down so in Yuma Lakes, Az, it went to the bin. ☹
|I was excited about my Amazon purchase|
I was sad but it wasn’t worth trying to make it work. It sure did the trick for me when I needed one. ♥ This one should work just dandy for me and it is fairly light-weight for taking south with us. Plus, it’s “Gibbs Approved!”
|As long as I don't reach 225 lb. (chair weight limit)|
this should last me a while
Gibbs approves, it creates nice shade
We sat outside together after the work was done and then I worked on the puzzle for a while as he slept in the shade of the awning on my chair. Bill had little jobs that he was taking care of too. He replaced our surge protector power bar for the electronics and then the painstaking job of replacing the top screen panel in our door so we can remove the windows. There have been small holes in the corners so now he has one section done. Great job!
He went to the Hangar to relax for an hour or so and Gibbs and I came inside. I finally finished yesterday’s post and started todays. Clouds have moved in for the most part but we aren’t expecting any more rain. I got the clothes in off the line at 4:30 and we are good for another week with fresh smelling clothing. For supper, we had grilled bacon cheeseburgers, pretending we didn’t just have them last night. These are our own brand and I actually enjoyed mine better. 😊
This is the angle I had for my picture
One window screen done
As we sat on the patio, I admired my little garden
The Cora-belles are blooming and will last all summer
I love them
Bill was inside, I was in the Bunky
and Gibbs was very content here
enjoying a space where he could hear us both ♥
He watched this mourning Dove saunter by
With the dishwasher running, we chatted about our new neighbours. Drew and Kim moved out yesterday and the new family moved in today. That’s a fast turn around and they are fortunate to get in on a weekend. We hope they are good neighbours to us and visa versa. Bill went to the Hangar again and I will finish my post and watch the finale of This is Us. I want it to last, even though I know the basis of this episode, I hate to see it end. ☹
Thank you for checking us out today. This was a great Saturday!