Mudcat Café message #4063573 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4063573
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
09-Jul-20 - 09:15 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020

Donuel! Green water sounds gross!

All of southern Quebec has been having that heat wave though we did have a good rain Tuesday.It did not cool for mare than an hour! Grass not mowed has a better chance of survival, she says hopefully. Only the part next to the neighbour was mowed, by R, on the weekend. Oh, I did a little more but knee high grass and a small mower... My back ached two days later, predictably.

The AC in the BR has gotten the room down to 78, from 82 earlier. Seems the best it can do. I use the large fan in the TV room to survive. Today, even the first floor is too warm. Up to now, it was OK. Guess the heat is in the brick wall now.

On day 17 of "diet". Have no idea if I lost any weight but I do feel noticeably better. I am used to feeling "hungry"; I doubt it is actually hunger but just a desire to eat. So, I told R Weds that on Friday, I or both of us will be going to Beaver. This depends on whether or not he comes home tonight and can or cannot go tomorrow. I made a large pot of veggie stew today in prep and things earmarked to go are in the car.

I also did a shopping trip today. Watching the charts on line that tell how busy the stores are at a given time - live and changing with the time. Refresh and AH! I dashed out just after 6 to the produce store which was virtually empty; it closes at 7. Then to the grocery for a number of things. Also empty. YAY! The frig is full again.

The previous Sunday, we went to the still unsold city house. The neighbour has been insisting the Manitoba Maple is how raccoons get in his house. Of course we know a raccoon does not need a tree; it can go up the brick wall with ease. So, I read and he cleaned out the shed enough to see a row of concrete blocks missing from the side of the house next door. He texted the neighbour and he and the landlord came and saw and Agreed that was the entrance and agreed to put up a new wall after R clears away his board wall - which he now has! Landlord also agreed to help pay for removal of the "maple"!!!! Although everyone likes it, it is a nuisance, growing so fast, R has to keep removing branches that are on various neighbours roofs! This past Sunday, we went again and I read while R cut branches. A huge pile! I also found stuff in frig which I packed up and brought here. I never realized that R had not moved that stuff, and cabinets full of food! All re-homed now. This was a MAJOR accomplishment.