On Friday, June 3rd it was another mixed weather day. There was sun and there were clouds but only because I knew the forecast did I know which would win the battle of the sky. 😊 It was about 6C/43F when I left the Suite at 7:20. Bill hadn’t been picked up yet but I wanted to get my first job done. I cleaned the big dryers of their lint and pocketed 70¢, then carried on and finished everything else.
Our Corabelle is beautiful in the whole growing
process but once it blooms, it lasts forever
Winter geranium are blooming
and the tall irises are stretching up with buds
I wish there was an easy way to stake them up once
they bloom, they get so top heavy
The roof would have been a challenge as it was but he had the tailgate down and we needed to sand the whole bed for painting. I use the term ‘we’ lightly as that is my job, leaving the ‘bumps, bruises, dents etc.’ to him. That’s the deal and as much as I didn’t like the idea of hand sanding in all the inserts (have you looked in the back of a pick up lately?), I set to work. If I grumble, he offers to get the cheese to go with my ‘whine’. 😊
I used the power sander on all the raised flat parts that I could and did it in pretty good time. The hardest part was crawling around on my hands, butt and knees. I do use a pillow but a body can only take so much! Anyway, by the time I finished all the flat surfaces, it was 12:30 and I worked only until 1. I was feeling pretty tired so did the inside of the tailgate and the driver’s side back panel instead of getting back up in there. That will be Monday’s job, the hand sanding. I can hardly wait! Ha ha.
|The camera is so quiet but he hears the 'click' and has to pose 💖|
Before I left, we talked and he praised me for the good job, even though he does need to correct the way I’m holding the power sander a few times. I can’t keep it straight: flat or on a tilt? It depends on which section I’m working on and if there is a bevel/curve or not. Anyway, he advised me that starting Monday, I would get another $1/hour raise. woohoo! 😊 😊 So, that helped.
|After I got home from work, I needed to rest|
This is Gibbs' "can you pay attention to me?" pose
He admitted that he can’t sand and crawl around the way I can because of his back problems so he fully appreciates that I can do that for him. For now, at least. There will come a day when it will be too much for me too and that could be as soon as next summer so we’ll just go with what we’ve got right now. At home, I felt too stiff and sore to plant my vegetables so that will be a Saturday job. I’d better do a few yoga stretches tonight before bed.
Bill arrived home before 3 and while he came in and dozed, I worked at finishing the puzzle. I have to admit it did not defeat me BUT it came close! That’s the hardest puzzle I remember doing in a long time, right down to the last 4 pieces. Phew! I still enjoyed it and can’t wait to move on to the next one.
I offered to cook the pork chops in the oven so Bill could work in the Hangar for a while instead of grilling them. With corn on the cob, fried mashed potatoes, the chops, it was a good filling meal. The sun took over the sky around 5 and if the winds had been less than they were earlier, we likely would have hopped on Jazz for another short ride before we ate. They weren’t and we didn’t. ☹
|Tired right out too|
Bill is back down to his hideaway as I type this but I make no promises that it will be done tonight. My fingers are stiff (typing probably helps), my shoulders and back too and I’m feeling kapooped. I was too cocky yesterday thinking I was in pretty good shape! Ha ha. As for the blog, you’ll read it when it’s done. 😊
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