On Wednesday, August 2nd I woke up around 7 to find Bill had just recently got up. What did I do? I rolled over and tried to catch a few more winks. Instead I just rested for a few minutes and then joined him. It looked like another great day so I didn’t want to miss it anyway.
|The guys are working hard at 8 am before the REAL heat hit|
Bill and Gerry started with the rakes and wheelbarrow trying to clean up the mess on the upper driveway. This would not be fun work and even though I offered to assist, Bill declined and said to go have my shower instead. I had an appointment in town at 11 so I didn’t argue. Us ladies sat and chatted for a bit with our coffee and tea.
|I'm hurting for them but they finished by 9.|
The shirts came off soon before I checked on their progress. The only bonus was that some of the shoveling was done in the shade of our tree but there were a couple of glistening backs out there. I took Bill water, Gerry didn’t want any, and did what a supervisor does. Advised them to take it easy and lots of breaks in that heat. Oh, and I snapped a couple of photos.
|After dumping, Gerry is ready to pull out|
|See you guys!|
|They're on the road again|
I headed into Durham and after my appointment stopped at the bank, Foodland and the Liquor Store. I needed to top up my drink supply for the next couple of weeks. Rob and Pat texted to invite us to a shady spot on their deck for Happy Hour but we all declined only because the day had been a busy one already. We enjoy their company and look forward to seeing these good people on Saturday.
|Lunch, yummy and good for me|
sorry for the blur, I was hungry
|This fellow hopped across in front of me|
We had a great couple of hours catching up and they said goodbye to head home for supper. Gayle has a cute little Chevy Cruise hatchback but I missed catching a photo when she drove out. Well, I guess they both own it. 😊 We came inside, even after a snooze that heat takes a toll on everyone so we weren’t quite prepared for supper yet.
|Happy Hour with my sister, Gayle and John|
I had taken a huge butt chop out of the freezer earlier so added some spice and it was ready when to put on the Weber. Tonight, we’ll just have a salad on the side, I have enough fresh veggies to toss together and even a few shrimps left thanks to Pat. The pork chop was the best we’ve had in a while. I never say that about chops but Bill does and I must say I enjoyed it too.
We finished supper and clean up by 7:15 and decided to watch a bit of the telly for once. I will sit with my book but we have some pre-recorded programs to catch up on. As tired as we feel, it is a night when we may not get them all watched. We’ve truly had a lot of great days in a row, and I don’t just mean weather. It is great to see friends and family so often. To make the week complete I’m just missing a visit with Mom so need to stop in there over the next couple of days.
I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful day. They are calling for more rain this evening but the sky is absolutely gorgeous now at 7:30. There are a few low-lying white fluffy clouds so they probably know what they are talking about. We just hope to NOT have another repeat of last night, too much rain.
|Bill captures ours and the neighbour's front fields (there shouldn't be any water here|
|These two drone pictures are from approximately 80-100' up|
|From the road (northwesterly) looking back to the Ridge (southeast)|
Thank you for stopping in for a peek. If you would like to comment, I’d love to hear from you.