On Wednesday, Sept. 20th the day started as usual on a work day for both of us. Bill was up and after a goodbye kiss, left at 6:30 with Ptooties. I was up and left after making a to-go mug of tea to clean the Mat. No one appeared for the whole hour so that made it pretty quick.
Yesterday, I had a chat with Sandy about our departure date and my last working day. He made it clear that they wanted me back in the spring which is always encouraging, since I enjoy it. I will set up a time with his office clerk, Allison, to take her through the process again as well as show her how to clean the big dryer lint trays. She filled in for me a couple of times but would like a run-through. I don’t mind at all! 😊
Gibbs and I went out for a brief run around before I had to make my thermos of coffee. I drove BB over to M’s and first thing we did was hop in his old Ford to go down the country road to get wood pallets from Alex. M cuts them up and burns them over the winter in his wood stoves.
It is not a worthless trip and 4 hands are
better than 2. We worked on the car a bit
and then went out to offload. He usually does it
himself but today I offered to help.
That is the old trailer I've been cleaning out.
Next was a run into town with only 2 stops and then back to the shop to work on the Datsun. I discovered that it looks like it is an ’82, which makes more sense.
Each day we work on it, we’re that much closer to completion. While I sand, he works on the holes and rusty spots that need that kind of attention. I was home by 1:10 and have a day off tomorrow from both jobs.
|Bill does a great job trimming in the corral.|
It makes my garden with the primroses pop!
I got washed up, changed and made my lunch. Simple today with toasted marble rye bread and honey. Then we went for our walk to get the mail. No special collar and that little guy walked either behind me or beside me. ♥
|Wildflowers along our laneway|
As I reached the gate, he stopped while I kept walking to the mailbox at the road. He sat and waited without me saying a word so he, of course, received a great deal of praise. If only we could teach him to avoid a couple of other annoying habits. 😊 LOL We sat outside on my new chair and I dozed and read on this lovely day! We reached a nice temperature of 21C/71F today at the peak, now this feels like summer again! Yay!
There was frost on our windshields this morning, heavy enough to make us wait our departures, but that should be it for a little while. My vegetables can stay out tonight. When Bill got home around 3:30, he’d had a call from CarStar saying we could bring the truck in to have the alignment done and oil pan replaced. That meant an oil change too. They didn’t have all of her parts yet but this was, at least, a start. 😊
|Stretching out on the cool shaded grass,|
one of his favourite things to do.
We sat together for a while before I started supper. I should have started it earlier as the chicken thighs took ‘forever!’, you’d think I’d learn. The bonus was, even though we weren’t eating until just after 7, that the skin was so crispy and delicious! We had mac & cheese with our vegetable and the meal was very good. Bill made his lunch after clean up and I worked on this.
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