Sunday, May 15, 2022

Marketplace Sales, Too Hot to Work in the Great Outdoors

The Ridge

On Saturday, May 14th we didn’t get up until 7:15 so although that wasn’t too different for me, it was for Bill. 😉 Gibbs was full of p*** and vinegar this morning and wanted to play. Gibbs and I went for our walk, thinking it might be too wet later. Bill and I had our morning brew together for a change and then went outside.

Getting ready for the pond landing 

Beautiful morning

Bill wanted to do some weed trimming around the close areas and did a fair bit. After an hour and a half, he was so hot, red-faced and bothered by the black flies that he had to quit. I don’t like to see him working in that heat at the best of times but with the biting critters, it is 100% worse. Gibbs and I were out in the SS just to be outside but without my screen ‘door’ up yet, the little flies soon found me too.

Tell Daddy what you got into

Yes, you got into the pond

Never mind talking back

You just lay there and dry off
My poor chair!

We came inside and Bill had his shower before going into town on Jazz. He had a couple of stops to make and taking advantage of the 2 wheels is a savings. 😊 I was waiting for a couple of interested buyers for our pet crate and printer so stayed home to wait for them. I’ve begun to realize that advertising on Kijiji isn’t the best avenue for me anymore. It used to work well but now FB’s Marketplace is where I get the most responses.

I had a lot of inquiries about the dog crate
but it was either too small or they lived too far away
SOLD! Got what we paid for it a year ago

The printer was lightweight and brand new
I bought it a garage sale last year when ours
was acting up
SOLD! and made $20 profit on the turnaround

A little money in our pockets for things we no longer need is always a bonus. I don’t give out our address until last minute, just giving them a general idea until I know for sure they are coming. In this case, the dog crate was sold and within an hour so was the printer. Yay! More room in my shed and $60 extra in hand.

I doubt you can tell here in this blurred photo
but I saw our first goose family, 3 babies ♥♥♥

The day was another hot one but Bill still took the time and attached the magnetic screen into the SS door space. With the inner door removed, I need something to keep the flies out. This idea of mine isn’t perfect because the wind from the south keeps blowing them open but it’s better than nothing right now.

Teaching Gibbs that he can walk through the centre
will be the tricky part
When the wind blows like this, it won't matter

From the outside
I had to fold the bottom up as I didn't
want to cut it off

He went down to the Hangar and I painted a new sign to hang over the door instead of The Ridge Roost. It isn’t a roost anymore. 😊 You’ll see what I did once I have it rehung. I didn’t know what to call my She Shed and that doesn’t work for me, it’s been over used. At 4, Gibbs and I came inside for the rest of the day. I turned This is Us on, the episode that we recorded from Tuesday night. Another tear jerker and two more to go before it ends. I’ll be very sad over that.

My favourite garden flowers

For supper, we had grilled bacon, cheese burgers and they were as good as they always are. Bill finished just in time as the rain was starting and so was the thunder. It didn’t amount to much, the rain I mean, but we ended our supper with a couple of smaller pieces of pineapple cheesecake, saving 2 more for tomorrow night. Later, we had a few potato chips with dip. It used to be a Saturday night tradition.

A close up for ya!

Bill went upstairs to watch one of his movies and I watched an old one from 1988 downstairs that I hadn’t seen before. It was called Crossing Delancy with Amy Irving and Peter Riegert. Good for entertainment. 😊 I tried to write my blog but got distracted so after downloading pictures, I sat and got into the movie instead. It will be another late posting! This has been a good day and I even made us some cash.

The sky to the north darkened up at supper time
and we ended up getting a lovely rain through
the evening and some overnight too
Yay, I don't have to water my garden.
Good night!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Poor Gibbs. He was probably hot and the water was cool. We had a Polaris we needed to sell. Our daughter talked Jerry into placing the sale on Marketplace. It sold in one day! Beautiful flowers....Elva

    1. Poor Gibbs, ha ha. I love Marketplace, have always had success there. Thank you!

  2. This episode of This Is Us didn't have my bawling as much as the one where Miguel passes over. It sure did stir up some memories though, as our family went through a similar situation with Dad. I'm sure lots of viewers could relate.

    1. I think because of Mom's recent passing, it hit me harder too. I'm going to be so sad when they are all done. :(

  3. Love those Creeping Phlox.

  4. You definitely accomplished quite a bit today and supper looks tasty.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. You will enjoy the screen door on the SS much more if you hang it higher. Normal bottom edge at the floor, extra out of the way above door.