Canada's 150th Birthday today! I did not go to festivities. I was up late last night and didn't sleep well. DH went by himself on his bicycle, but even he admitted he couldn't get too close to events. It was simply too crowded. So he took a bike ride elsewhere in the city.
For my part I weeded part of the front yard and made a plan for the property. We have a lot more to do this summer than DH thinks. I approached him about some of it and told him that, working back from our deadline, that's when we needed to start doing things. He admitted it was, and was open to spending the money, but we'll see. Depends what's left in the bank account after all the credit cards are paid off. We need about $3500 CAD for a new cedar fence (can't share with a neighbour because we're on an alley), $2500 for a paint job on the house, and I'm guessing about $3500 for landscaping the front yard. DH doesn't seem to want to do it. He has a real attitude about being retired. Thinks he doesn't have to do anything at all around here. Hmm...not sure he's house material for when we move. An apartment is looking more and more appealing. We debated doing all this work, but it does spruce the place up and make it more appealing to prospective buyers. Right now we're looking pretty run down.
I spent time talking to my brother, my sister, and DD#1 today.
Still knitting on my shawl. I'm guessing I'm about halfway done.
Walked to the grocery store this afternoon to pick up smokies (sausages) and a Canada Cake and ice-cream for supper. We pigged out so much on smokies we're waiting awhile before eating the cake and ice-cream.
Had DH clear some stuff out of the living room (firewood) and I cleared off some personal items from the fireplace mantel. Trying to gradually clear things away here. I also took photos of all the opera CDs I want to sell. DH is ripping a couple of them for me.
I'm recharging my cell phone right now. I wanted to list more for sale on VarageSale, but the site is currently down. Don't know what gives. I've been having cell reception problems all day. It's been quite overcast and sunny by turn. Not sure what gives. Normally I have cell reception in the house at all times. Today it was just weird.