The floors were cold when I did get from out of the warmth of my blankets. The wood stove had been easy to start this morning, as there had still been a bed of hot coals waiting to be fed more wood. I did manage to get a coffee before it was time to get dressed and brave the cold icyness of the outdoors with each of our Aussies.
Yesterday our "other" Crabby Cabbie vehicle had been in as the Distributor Cap had needed replacing. This morning Rob's went in as it needed a Master Brake Cylinder. It has been quite the challenge keeping up with the vehicle repairs the past two months. However we need to be safe, and know our vehicles are well maintained keeping in mind our Customers safety first and foremost.
The drive was a bit challenging however going slow and steady it was not too terribly bad.
We returned home to find out our appointment with the Doctor had been cancelled due to weather conditions being worse further North of us. That worked out okay as there is always something to be done around here. Everyday seems like the things to do are never ending to me most days. Ha! I can tell I am tired when I start making comments like that one.
Rob and I were both amazed when we received a phone call from the Wiarton OPP Detachment that our Police Checks were ready to be picked up. That was only one days time, rather then the usual up to two weeks wait. We must have "hit" a good time to have dropped them off yesterday. Off we went to retrieve them ...
Back home we came after dropping into to the Adult Continuing Education Center, who in turn was going to pass on our information that we are seeking to employ a reliable driver(s) with a clean driver's record and proof of existing personal auto insurance, as well as a clear Police Check.
It baffles me how difficult it is to find employees, with so many seemingly unemployed. I thought even a retired person would enjoy driving part-time throughout the week, however we can not even find us one or two of them either. Fingers and toes crossed we find us one or two reliable and honest people to employ for the Summer time, with hopefully staying on with us Year Round. Honest is the operative word here. especially when dealing with "cash" sales, as well as seniors or mentally challenged persons, in our line of business.
It didn't seem long that we had been home long when the phone had rang with Rob having to go back out again. Of course this had been just the time I was going to be preparing our lunch. I had lunch and carried on with what else I had been working on, then prepared Rob's when he got back home again.
With Lunch barely over, we got the phone call that Rob's "Crabby Cabbie" vehicle was ready to be picked up. Out the door again we went ... there was no ice on the highway from the front of our house to the other side of Wiarton, as I am sure we had burned it off with us being up and down that highway since early morning !!! Jeez Whiz ....
Before I forget ... are you looking for some fun for yourself and a friend on a Saturday night? then check out the following dance where you can have fun and support a local charity event all at the same time.
With so much running the roads back and forth most of the day I really didn't get anything whatsoever accomplished in the way of housework, or much of anything else for that matter. I am tired too, but I will blame that on the weather since us Canadians are so good at doing that anyway.
We are having a bit of a fun draw over at The "Checkerboard Aussies" Facebook page. In order to participate you MUST "Like" their Facebook Page. This is what I had posted to their page once Rob had given me a hand taking a couple of the roly poly Missy Mercedes this afternoon (where did I ever find the time to do this I wonder?).
Would love to have you join in on the fun, and you may do so by going to The "Checkerboard Aussies" Facebook page by *clicking* HERE.
Later today I had also received a phone call from Sandi Richard's husband, Ron. Ron called to let me know he will be mailing me off a copy of one of Sandi's "Cook Books" very shortly. Stay tuned as that will be a very exciting upcoming Give Away, once I have Sandi's Cookbook in my hot little hands. To say the least, I am very excited ! Did you miss the interview I had with Sandi? you can catch up by reading it HERE.
Also I finally got into a nice warm bed last evening and opened Steena Holmes book, Finding Emma. It was easy to start reading right from the "get go". Hopefully I will be posting a review of her book within the next week or two. Should anyone not be familiar with Steena Holmes, please check out when she did a Guest Post a week ago by *clicking* HERE.
Oh yes, for all of us who are doing the 52 Week Money Challenge, it is Week 15 ! How are you doing, Toni, Judy, Stacey, Michelle, Diane, Ellen, Debby, Cathy, Jean, Karen, Elsie, Gill, Darlene, Vicki, Abby, Marg, Janet, Marlyn, Christy, Alice, Monica, Kathy, and Rob?
On that note I think I will end my "a tad icy this morn with lots of ins and outs" as there are a couple Australian Shepherds that are needing an in and out themselves here, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".