I was in my Finnish Neighbours shed yesterday, waiting to jump out and surprise him. It’s was like a sauna in there.
The cuckoo went off at 6:00 AM, not the clock, my bride. She said, “get dressed; it’s off to the shed with you.” I had grand visions of what was about to happen, and then she said, “OK big guy, empty the shed and let us go through the boxes. Crest-fallen, I dutifully began the job of unloading 4,678 boxes. OK, maybe not that many, but enough to make me get halfway through at 9:30 AM.
Well, perhaps this is NOT the She Shed. There is a lot more where this came from!! So the yard looked like this after halfway through the process.
Scout was confused; he thought he had seen the last of the boxes in the house. On the bright side, there are more things to sniff! We fooled him!!!
The little girl was afraid the big bad daddy would throw her things out, but it did not happen. We are making progress!
At 9:30 AM, we ceased boxing and got cleaned up so we could go to the Girls Night Out! We were already tired as we had moved and found lamps, kitchen utensils, sheets for the double bed, and a lot more goodies. I turned off the water so we could leave the boxes out overnight and continue our work on Saturday!
To the Elks for fun with the gang! They had oysters today, so I ordered some for myself. When Iris arrived, she was shocked as she loves oysters; I shared. Then I got another other, and we shared, and then I got another order, and we shared. The two of us finished off 36 oysters.
I told Iris, “Oysters never donate to charity. They’re shellfish.” Well, Iris retorted, “Couldn’t find my pet oyster the other day. Think he was using clamouflage.”
I surprised Iris and sent another order home with her and asked for a report tomorrow morning on how the evening went! I am a little devil! Please note that recent research has shown that oysters have developed an advanced method of communication. They use shell phones.
Iris did remind me of the old saying about oysters! That is, “Oysters are the most tender and delicate of all seafood. They stay in bed all day and night. They never work or take exercise, are stupendous drinkers, and wait for their meals to come to them.”
Maybe I should have warned Will!
We had a table full, and we laughed and giggled through lunch. We asked the chef to come out and gave him a standing ovation. The food is magnificent; first class!!!
Linda and Mike Ash joined us, and that is always a pleasure. Linda, like Mary, enjoys wearing hats, so they compared notes!
We had dessert, although some took theirs home with them! Mary and I shared a key lime pie! Did you know that you can get a slice of lemon pie in Cuba for $1.50, and in Jamaica, you can get key lime pie for $1.00? Those are the pie rates of the Caribbean.
We were supposed to go home and water the dog then head to Patty’s Place, but my back was killing me by the time I got home. Too many boxes were moved this morning. I got into the hot tub and took some Aleve. It worked as I felt much better after getting out.
On the way to the hot tub, Mary tripped over a chair we were cleaning earlier and went face-first into the patio bricks. She skinned her cheek under the left eye. After the hot tub, I got her into her jammies, and we watched a movie. Now she has a shiner.
Robin and Pam called from PAtty’s to see how I was doing. We really wanted to join them for dinner but alas, we will have to reschedule.
At 8:30 PM, I put Mary to bed since she has to work tomorrow, and I waited up for Robin.
Robin and I talked for a while before we crashed. I did have the two chip shots which our bartender sent home with her.