On Monday, Aug. 1st the Richards household were up around 7. Bill and I had our morning brew and cereal and headed down the laneway with Ptooties, the utility trailer and Gibbs in tow. 😉 It was garbage day, even on a holiday, so we put that out first. We kept Gibbs on his rope with water and shade and began trimming.
It took two trailer loads of clippings and branches down the lane and another full one from the back field. It was very hot and we were both dripping wet by the time we finished. Gibbs, our supervisor, was the only comfortable one in the bunch.
I had a cool shower and although it felt wonderful, my face was still quite flushed for a while after so Gibbs and I went outside in the shady breezes while Bill had his shower.
It took us a couple of hours to finish the job and Bill took the trailer back to the Acreage after we were freshened up. I had made a couple of signs the other day so took the time to put them in place when he returned. The rest of the day was quiet. We had cinnamon buns for lunch and because they are so big, I’ve vowed not to buy these big ones again. We prefer the small ones. 😊
I had three jobs with my sewing machine so I got it out on the kitchen table. Then Gibbs started barking and Donna and Gerry drove in. They were on their way home after a week’s vacation at the Acreage. It was nice they stopped in to see what we’d done down the lane. We have company coming tomorrow and then again on Friday so we wanted to be sure it was clipped back before then.
The day turned hot and inside the Suite while I sewed, it felt quite humid. Gibbs and I took a walk down to see Bill at the Hangar and then sat in the shade until I felt a few raindrops. My sewing machine was put away and we just hung out inside in front of the tv until supper time. Bill grilled our delicious bacon cheeseburgers and I mixed the last of the Caesar salad for supper. It was good as always. He loaded the dishwasher and made his lunch for work tomorrow.
This was a great holiday for us. It was a very productive morning and a relaxing afternoon doing whatever we liked. Before the day ended, as promised, M called to set me up with my schedule this week. It was questionable whether I’d be working tomorrow so now I know. 😊 We received a nice steady rain around 7:45 but it only lasted about 5 minutes. I hope it returns through the night even though I watered my garden and plants.
If you live in a province in Canada that celebrated the Civic Holiday, I hope you also enjoyed your day off. ♥ We spent the evening watching old Elvis movies.
Thank you for stopping in.