On Sunday, May 21st we were all up by 7. The rain had stopped although it left a wet mess in its wake. My plan was to clean the Mat and do our laundry, taking advantage of the forecast for sunny warmer skies. 😊 I left around 7:00 and found the building empty. With our 2 loads in the washer, I set to work.
Often, I’m pushing to make the time up since it hasn’t been really dirty. I find extra things to do as it just gets finicky if I put down 50 minutes when I’m paid by the hour. I left at 8:30 and went to Foodland for Bill’s bread and my yogourt and then scooted home. Bill had texted me that his fellow fliers were going to the field this morning so he followed suit. I’m happy for them to get together again.
I knew that Gibbs would be a mess if I let him out while I hung the clothes on the line but it wasn’t fair to leave him indoors. Yup, he was pretty wet by the time I finished but he counted out 4 paws with me and I got them as dry as possible when we came inside. 😊 Yes, he can count to 4.
|There's that pond again|
The west and the east side of the laneway
I sat with him while I played my games and then read a couple of chapters in my book. The print is small so I’m like a child, sliding my bookmark down the page under each line I’m reading. LOL
After making a coffee, and covering my arms from the flies, I went out to the firepit. First job was to clean it out and prepare for the ‘renovation’ in that area. You’ll see soon enough. Then, since I was already in the mood, I went down to split the hostas I’d bought and plant them on the east corral hill. It isn’t as steep as the south one but I’m not saying it was easy digging in that rocky terrain either!
With that done, since Bill wasn’t home yet and it was past noon, I finished off the chicken noodle soup with a slice of bread and peanut butter. They just go together. I filled the bird feeders and within no time, the orioles, goldfinches, chickadees, wrens, the grosbeak and blue jays were back. I made them wait a couple of days since they devour it so quickly! It also makes me feel needed. 😊
Bill was home by 1:30 and made his sandwich for lunch and then I went back out to dig some irises from my big garden and planted those on the hill as well. He was going to visit Gerry at the Acreage for a bit, since Gerry is ‘bach-ing it' this weekend while Donna is away with her daughters. Between Gibbs and I, we persuaded Bill to take Leroy Jethro along for the visit. He also wanted to get Mike’s trailer set up for him with water etc.
|Bill was working away|
in his favourite places
When I finished my outside jobs, I’d had enough of the black flies. I wore my long sleeves with my mesh hat so they couldn’t bite me at least but they sure wanted in at my face! Another week and they should be gone. Fingers crossed. I worked on the puzzle in the Bunky until the boys returned just after 4. I was happy not to have to keep an eye on Gibbs running around and just as happy that he didn’t have to be cocooned indoors either.
|Still attached to the leash,|
this is a refusal to go in the house
At 5, I took him for a walk while Bill worked in the Hangar and his cargo trailer. He’s happy to get back into the swing of flying with these Ontario friends and after working all week, he deserves that freedom. When I came in for my tea, Gibbs adamantly refused to come in so I left him outside and just kept an eye. After about 15 minutes of pouting and checking on Daddy from his perch, he came to the door to come in. He couldn’t decide who to be with. ♥
For supper, we had our juicy bacon, cheese sirloin burgers. I splurged again and had mine on a regular bun. We might even have some chips and cheese later, we’ll see. I feel that I have accomplished a lot. Not only the laundry is clean for another week but I’ve extended that garden even more and it’s looking pretty good!
Before I came inside earlier, I did get the hose out and gave them a good watering. I’m thrilled that Bill and Duncan got our pump hooked up again. Until the pond runs dry, we have lots of water! I’m still debating what to do with my vegetable garden so will continue to think on that over the coming week. What an awesome day!
Thank you everyone for the best wishes on the arrival of little Alexander. We haven’t seen him in person yet as he has developed jaundice, which seems to happen a lot these days, but hopefully next weekend, we’ll get our own sneak preview with many hugs.
Thank you for the visit and Happy Victoria Day weekend!