On Thursday, Apr. 27th there was a covering of frost on the vehicle roofs and even on the ground. We knew last night was to be the coldest night, since we’ve been home, so we weren’t surprised. We also knew that today would be the one and only day in the next 14 that we’d see the sun for any length of time. If it was warmer, it would be a great time to have plants in the ground because so much rain is expected in the future. ☹
I hopped in the shower once I got up and that hot water felt good on those ‘invisible’ muscles that I used in the garden yesterday. My fingers, wrists, shoulders, back and biceps. I did some ‘Donna prescribed’ stretches in bed last night and then first thing this morning so that helped greatly. Bill said we needed another propane tank filled, it’s true that we’re using it for heat, so headed off to Durham.
|Gibbs and I walked to the corner|
There's the little stone house that resides
across from 'our' property
Only the cows visit there
Gibbs and I went for a walk after my tea and then had to rush home, hitching a ride with Bill when he returned. I was to be at M’s to pick up his phone on my way to Hanover. He had it set up to get the battery replaced and it is like ours, needs to be done professionally. I dropped it off at Al’s at 11:05 and then went off to drop our 2 donation bags at Salvation Army before stopping at Grant’s Independent store. They are the only ones who have my 10% plain Liberte yogourt. I’ve missed it!
Then, it was down the road to Walmart where I dropped a bundle on groceries. You can tell our pensions went in the bank last night! The list was long but I’m still pleased with the prices. I thought it would hit harder. I dropped the phone back at M’s and he was happy to have it fixed. At home, I had to eat something. I was weak from missing lunch, it was 1:30.
I made some keto toast with pb & honey. Sadly, the Walmart doesn’t have my keto bread so other than the loaf in our freezer, I’ll not be eating bread as often. Bill had been busy at home on one of his ‘list’ projects so after lunch he went back out to work on that. (He has said that he needs to write another post) 😊 Gibbs and I went out as well and walked down for the mail.
He ended up getting wet and dirty in the pond edges around the Hangar. That meant he couldn’t come inside so I sat at the picnic table while he rolled around, played fetch and slept until he was dry again. What a little piggy! Patrick and I chatted, shooting the bull as I caught up on the goings on in his life. He is in the middle of a whole lot of changes right now so I’m gla he is keeping us in the loop. ♥ I feel so far away sometimes so a phone call is wonderful.
|The more adult turtles across the pond|
jumped in the water immediately
This little fellow, right along the lane's edge,
was too curious
We all came inside around 5 and around 6, I began supper. Tonight, even though we have a freezer full of meat now, we finished the shrimp with fried potatoes and a salad. I mentioned being pleased with my food purchases, well $200 bought us lots of dairy to last a couple of weeks and enough meat for 20+ meals. We were down to the nitty-gritty so it feels good to have choices again. 😊
After supper, which was filling and easy, we enjoyed tv together. It’s Swamp People night so we’ll be using the dish. Today, has been gorgeous from beginning to end. We woke up to-3C/27F but with full sun all day, reached our high of 13C/55F. There was a cool wind but that sun was wonderful! I didn’t do much outside, I forgot to pick up the bags of black soil that was on my list. Just as well, my body needs to re-coop.
|Supper was good|
Tonight won’t be as cold, nor will the coming days but we’ll see a lot of clouds and rain. Grin and bear it, we can do that. This has been a great day and our fridge is full again.
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