On Wednesday, June 1st we started the new month off with a change. At least I did! After Bill left for work, Kincardine today, Gibbs and I sat together until 7:15 when I drove to town to clean. With a phone call and request from M, I left there at 8:30 and drove to Hanover. He needed a new sanding disc/disk (?) from CarQuest so I had a proper tool to work with.
I stopped at Walmart, since I was going right by it and picked up a few groceries. Back in Durham, I went to Foodland and bought 2 more of their mixed planters. I absolutely love the first one I bought so wanted a couple more before they were picked over. I found some really nice ones with different plants. Once I returned home, I waited for M’s call that he was back from running his own errands in Durham.
Yup, we’ve got a couple of classic (old) vehicles to work on so he needs me. He called at 11 and we agreed on ‘after lunch’. I had my wrap and Gibbs ate his breakfast. He’s been better, eating when he’s hungry and/or with a wee encouragement. 😊 We’re happy, he’s happy. I drove Black Beauty over to the body shop at 12:15 and he got me set up to sand a 1991pick up. I think it’s a Chevy, what do I know? I just work there!
It has a bad paint job, looking like alligator skin, so we need to strip it and repaint. Cha-ching! This job was a referral from M’s friend, who has his own body shop but doesn’t have the time needed for a full job like this. We’re happy! Hopefully, a full job with no hidden surprises/fixes. Sometimes you get sanding and find things that require more time and money and the client doesn’t understand that. It makes for a slower process, waiting for an agreement of some kind.
Anyway, it’s full tilt today and I power sanded two doors, around the windows, and the panels down to the gravel guard. It felt good to be back at it although my arms may be feeling it tomorrow! At 3:30 I headed home, dirtier than I’ve been for over a year. Ha ha. Bill was home early and it was me that needed to hop in the shower today! Blue paint dust everywhere! I made a tea and we caught up on our day.
The day has been a mixed bag again. Not cold at any point, although the air is cooler now than it has been all day. We’ve had sun, rain, sun, clouds – repeat – repeat. It reached a high of 21C/70Fand that looks like the highest over the next 7 days. Spring has reared its head again after a lovely short ‘summer’. 😊 One extreme to the next. Remember our seasons when we were children in school? May and June were always so warm that we couldn’t wait to get out for the holidays.
Supper was air fried chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. It was quite good for a cooler day. No dessert required, says Bill. Last night, we treated ourselves to an ice cream cone because it was so hot and quite cooling. ♥ Bill loaded the dishwasher and because he didn’t eat his sandwich today at noon, he didn’t have to make lunch. 😊 Instead, he went down to the Hangar to work on his hobby.
Gibbs and I stayed in the Suite and the sky cleared up all around us to the northwest. To the east, it still looked a bit weird with heavy clouds. We had a thunderstorm through the night, well, early morning and at 4 am a loud crack made me jump. Gibbs didn’t move. There was no wind, which is a relief (I hate wind in storms) mostly just rain and rumblings. I like it when the rainfall happens while we’re sleeping.
This was a different kind of day for me and I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I finished my blog and hope to get it posted. Gibbs was hungry tonight and needed no encouragement to gobble up his meal at 6. We can only shrug our shoulders and carry on. 😊
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