On Thursday, July 28th I was the one to leave the house for work. Bill was up at his usual time and was eating his cereal when Gibbs and I came down at 7. He’d received notice that he wasn’t expected in to work, this morning at least. So I got dressed in ‘home’ clothes and after Bill went out to start cutting the fields etc., Gibbs and I went for a walk down to the corner. 😊
cooler and I only had a summery, sleeveless top on so I slipped on a long
sleeve cotton shirt. Well, before we got to the corner, I had to remove the
long sleeves. That sun was incredibly hot on my back! Lovely! There is no
humidity, so it makes a huge difference in how we accept the heat. Also, there
was a nice breeze that only increased as the hours passed.
wasn’t positive what I’d be doing at M’s, thinking red Datsun dust again, so I
wore the same jeans and shirt. He was waiting for an installer from Explornet
to arrive so after removing paper and tape from the 2014 Ford (he’d finished
painting it last night – yay!) for a few minutes, I drove into town for an
errand, returning within half hour. Mr. Explornet was working away which was
good in case M needed my help with the e-transfer. He did. 😊 No surprise.
finished removing the paper and then used a new razor blade to scrape overspray
from the windows. It seems the tape he’s bought is not doing the complete job
of protecting the windows. Grrr. It was an easy 3-hour shift and the time went
quickly without me even getting dirty. Bonus! Back home, I found out that Bill
wasn’t needed all day so he was just finishing up cutting grass in the corral,
everything else was done. Great job, sweetie! ♥
lunch, he ate his sandwich and yogourt and I made a peanut butter, tuna and
lettuce sandwich for myself with my own yogourt. While Bill and Gibbs had their
snooze, I went out and cut my areas. Boy, did it seem to get hot! I persevered,
without stopping, and finished everything just before my battery (well, the
mowers, not mine persay!) began dying. It only lasts about an hour, it’s quite
a few years old.
for a rest, I was tuckered and very hot. As I sat with Gibbs, Bill had found
enough energy to do some weed trimming. I wish I could say I dropped off for a
snooze but that doesn’t happen often. At least the rest helped and I cooled off
nicely before we went back outside. I puttered a bit and Gibbs ran around,
sticking close to where we were. I swear he is getting better every day. Too
bad he’ll have to be on a leash down south but he is even good when we tether
our patio mat off, lots of small stones gather from a particular little
4-legged monster. 😊 Sadly, it was the last of the Sweepa
rubber broom heads we have (bought 2 at the Q show in 2017) and it finally
split. We were unable to buy more last winter because they did not have a booth
this year. ☹
So, I found them online and ordered a replacement head. They are great
brooms for outdoors or indoors.
inside together around 4:30 and I made my cup of tea. Bill had a cold drink and
Gibbs drank water. I started my blog and at 5, began making a rib rub for
supper. I will cook them in Madame IP, she hasn’t been used much in the last
few months, and finish them on the Weber. We haven’t had them for quite a
while. I think I have potatoes to bake on the side as well.
was later than it usually is but it was worth it. I cooked the ribs in the IP
for 20 minutes, let them release naturally for 20 minutes. I slipped in our
last 3 potatoes, under the ribs, so they could cook all at the same time. When
the time was up for both processes, I wrapped the spuds in tin foil and took
them and the ribs out to the bbq. Bill’s favourite sauce is sweet and sour so I
coated them and let them brown.
cooked broccoli for me and corn for Bill. We were eating at 7. It was
delicious! There were 4 soft cookies left, so without a touch of guilt over a
keto dessert, we finished those off too. ♥ When the dishes were washed and/or in the dishwasher, we relaxed for the
evening. We’ve reached a high temperature of 24C/75F today with some clouds,
some sun and even a rain shower around 11 this morning. A lovely day.
there have been a few changes since then,
but these were wonderful times and great memories
Bill, Clemson ♥, George and Suzie
This was the beginning of our Ridge campouts 😃
Clemson loved Suzie and visa versa
for a long weekend! It’s called Civic Holiday and is celebrated on the first
Monday of August in some of Canada’s provinces. Ontario is one so yahoo for
holidays! I’m off until Tuesday, maybe Wednesday and perhaps Bill is too. Mike’s
text in the morning will confirm that.
for your visit.