Saturday, 12 June 2010

Saturday June 12, 2010-Busy Day

We had called a plumber a couple of weeks ago and he was supposed to get back to us at the end of that week but we never heard from him. I found a plumber online that lives right down the street from us and we had made arrangements for him to come this morning.

He arrived and we went through our list. He had brought another guy with him, both of them are old timers. We went through our list of stuff and a couple of things he talked me out of even though it would have made him money. I like that. Anyway, he's to get back to us on Tuesday with a price.

Then I put a gluten free bread mix in the breadmaker and we headed out to pick up some more 'stuff' as if we didn't have enough stuff in the basement however the stuff in the basement isn't the right stuff if you know what I mean.

When we moved in it took us a while to notice that the house doesn't have a door bell on either door. Very odd. Anyway today we finally bought a wireless doorbell that will work for both doors. We also needed an outdoor trash can as we've been using bags however they tend to attract critters and we don't want critters in the garage.

Gordon is also fixing up his office so needed a desk lamp and a trash can so we got those items. Setting up house is costly!

Here are a couple of photos of the living room.

After lunch I was doing laundry and I lay down to read then I thought that since it finally stopped raining I should go for a walk. I haven't been nearly as diligent since we moved here and even before because of my shoulder so I took off and walked the circle around the river. I walked 4,862 steps and burned 203 calories. I have no idea what that is in miles but it took about 45 minutes. It seems like a long way but it's really pretty walking on the path by the river. I should have taken my camera but I didn't want the extra encumbrance and since it was cloudy, I didn't bother. When we have a nice day I'll take it with me.

I had gotten my second wind or else the walk gave me energy but I vacuumed and dusted the house with the exception of the room where the oil tank is. As far as I'm concerned that room doesn't exist and keeping the door closed works for me! Oh, for a gas furnace!

The sun started to shine so we went out for sunset. We went to the RV Park in town which is called Victoria Park. Here are some photos:

Sunset over Rideau Canal at Victoria Park

After that we went for a drive to Otter Lake - more photos. This is a great sunset spot about 15 minutes from the house.

Otter Lake Sunset


  1. As always, great photos. Your nest looks nicely feathered and very comfy. Great Job!! And yes, you never have the "right stuff" in the basement.

  2. Your new living room looks inviting! Hugs, JoAnn


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