So I made it home and the quarantine started. Luckily, I had enough food for at least two weeks in the trailer. Linda had shopped as well and she had enough supplies for the two of us for at least a couple of weeks. From that point of view, we’re doing well.
As Linda wasn’t going to be distancing from me for two weeks, we were both under quarantine for the two weeks.
Linda was really missing camping and under the quarantine we couldn’t go anywhere so we decided to set up and camp in the garage.
Cooking seemed to be a thing. I learned to make vegan things.
Peanut brittle tastes great but sure is messy to make. With all the cleanup involved, the next time I make it, I will make a larger batch.
Cooking wasn’t the only project. I thought it would be a good idea to plant some seeds and start our garden early.
More cooking. We had some frozen berries and I thought using them to make a fancy pie would be good. Linda thought it was delicious.
The seedlings started to sprout. I had not expected them to come out that fast and some of them were far too early to survive.
When I was down in Arizona I did a little treat shopping and one of the last things left was the ginger snaps. For some reason, this cat thinks it’s all right to be on the table.
I cleaned the oven and after that the phrase “Cool” appeared on the electric range. A few days later Linda and I were talking about changing to a gas stove. The oven light had gone out and last time this occurred, the socket was the problem. This time it was the bulb. When I tried to take it out without unplugging the oven the glass separated from the base and as I was removing the base there was a short and the circuit board went POP!
One of our neighbours had a friend who made the fun mask for Linda. Not a big deal having the mask as it makes shopping safer and easier for all.
Finding the morel mushrooms beside the house, I checked with a mushroom expert to find out how to confirm they are edible and we fried them up. They were wonderful and had a delicious woody flavour.
As the weather improved, it was time to move the shed. When we moved in I realized that the shed blocked the view of the lovely flower garden and we wanted to move it to the other side. I had procrastinated the last year and this year I thought since we are at home I would try to move it. When I lifted it up to get something underneath, the base was very rotten and I realized that it had to come down.
It was a bigger job than I thought and found some carpenter ants while wrecking the shed. Spray fixed that and I made a lot of garbage.
I ended up renting a trailer and along with our neighbour Les taking all this stuff along with some garbage from him to the transfer station. Linda wanted to get a shed once the old one was gone. A good sized one was on sale and we went to buy it and had used the same trailer that we took the garbage to the transfer station to bring the shed home.
The new shed needed a stable and level base so I started to dig the holes. Hector wanted to help dig so he started…there were lots of roots and he chewed right through them. It took longer than expected but was lots of fun to watch.
I needed a little help and our wonderful neighbour Les came over and helped get the walls up and the roof on the new shed.
Finally the shed was up and the weather was good.
It started to become warm enough for us to sit outside for our morning coffee and Hector, not wanting to be left out wanted to be with us.
It’s so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy dinner.
As we didn’t have a stove to cook on I learned to use the burner on the BBQ as well as the one in the trailer to make meals. General Tso tofu.
We bought some roses for the garden and they started to bloom.
Our wonderful neighbour Les invited us boating. Linda couldn’t come for some reason but Sheila came with us and we put in at Beverage Locks and boated to Westport for lunch. As almost everything was closed due to COVID-19 we had ice cream for lunch.
It was warm enough o go fishing at last. Les and I went fishing and I actually caught two fish. A walleye and a bass, both were gently released back into the lake.
It was just a lovely day on the water and a couple of fish didn’t hurt. A great fun trip.
As the summer progressed we started to harvest from the garden.
I used to have some lovely waders and they rotted away. For my birthday Linda bought me new ones.
I had to try them out and found this little guy in the Mississippi River in Ontario.
We needed a road trip so we went to visit Diane and Kim at their house in Muskoka.
Kim has a lovely little paddle boat and we had to empty it out before we could go out and see how hector likes boating.
I wish I had set up the camera for when he fell in. Hector is a good swimmer but hates the water. I think we might have issues getting him in a boat again.