Tuesday And We Are Running Errands!

A fire hydrant has H-2-O on the inside and K-9-P on the outside.

Mary had to Zoom today, so she was up and in the shower before my eyes opened.  But let me regress.  At 3:00 AM, I heard what I thought was a mouse and popped open my eyes only to find Dr. Mary was rousting about working on party decorations; she said she could not sleep!  Being a dutiful spouse, I arose, moved my nightcap to the side so I could see, and assisted her.  She put batteries in the light strings, and then we crashed.

9:30 AM, and the Zoom meeting was underway.  Mary is the Seargent-At-Arms (and a past president) of the Professional Networking with Integrity group.  PNI is an organization, that provides a structured networking program to allow members to form purposeful relationships with fellow professionals and grow their businesses through referrals.

I always try to listen in because they have interesting things to talk about!

Keeping time-tabs on the speakers is her job!

After the zoom, we headed to the rock market. We will remodel the fireplace before Halloween, and we need to select the stone for the mason to use.  We went to Placentia on his recommendation; Their stones were magnificent.

“I will take a dozen!”

We had oodles to choose from, and there were more outside.  We brought home some samples.


Mary had the specifications with her so we could get a cost estimate.  It is a little pricey to go with the real stone, but we want to do it!

She used metric, and you know these doctors!

From there, we went to the pool store and got new filters for the swim spa.  I will put them in tomorrow and keep the old ones as spares after I clean them.  Then to the market and cleaners.

We had lunch at home made from delicacies from the frig!  It was wonderful and Mary created another great salad from the yard!  Life is good.  Mary asked me, “What would you do with epileptic lettuce?”  I of course replied, ” You make a seizure salad!”

Tim and Brenda had their baby daughter, so Mary decided to make some cupcakes, and we walked down the street two doors to deliver them.  Mary mentioned that she is a doctor, and we gave the young couple our names and numbers just in case.

Mary did remind me that, “A balanced diet is having a cupcake in each hand.”

Perhaps we should keep our day jobs and NOT go into the cake decorating business1

Back home, Mary decided to take a nap, and I fought with the computer setup. We now have three iMacs, two relatively new PCs, and a myriad of tablets and smart TVs.  It is a challenge to keep everything going! Tomorrow we are calling a computer wizard to help us!  I am sure a computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren’t broken.

We checked the time, and it was wine o’clock.  After a short call to Colleen, we hobbled across the street to visit Jeff.  During the visit, two neighbors popped in, and we talked about the upcoming party; we are pretty sure they will be joining us.

Relaxing with our neighbor!

Jeff and I share a lot in common, one of which is a nice drinkie-poo at 5:00 PM!  We have, by careful scientific research, that it is always 5:00 PM somewhere!

The three of us yuck it up and share stories of yesteryear when dinosaurs roamed the world!

We returned home after dark.  Mary held my hand so I would not be scared. We decided it would be nice to take a dip in hot water and make some people-soup.   Scout gets worried when we come out with our robes on!

The evening was pleasant, and our two Arab neighbors came over to see what was going on.  They both have brand new burkas!

It was still in the 70s when we dived into the hot water!

After an hour in hot water, we looked like two prunes!  M-m-m-m-m-m, come to think of it, at our age, we looked like prunes before we went into the hot water.   I was a little taken aback when Mary suggested I save money on costumes this Halloween.  Looking at my gloriously naked body, she suggested I go to the costume party as a Shar-Pei. She does have a point!

She is right again!

I took the iPhone outside and captured a shot from the spa. These evenings are wonderful.

Our view from the spa (as seen through our bedroom window)

We made it safely inside and deposited our empty wine glasses in the dishwasher before retiring for the evening.

Scout just shook his head!

The nice hot water is very relaxing, and in fact, we didn’t even turn in the TV!  The last sound I heard was me hitting the pillow!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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