Huffle had a day off work today and once the boys went off to school, the rest of us went off for a day of getting things on our list. We started in Ajax where I dropped off Grandad and Huffle at Home Depot and Canadian Tire and Grandma and I went to Homesense, Winners and Marshalls (which are all, in fact, the same shop). However we did manage to get me some walking boots for my birthday and some socks and tea towels. As we entered our third shop, we got the message from Huffle asking us to pick them up. Grandad sat in the car park (hobo stylee) with a trolley and wood and Huffle was just walking back fom Canadian Tire. They had got lots of things off their list.
We liked this sofa (and Grandma said it was very comfy).
Next we drove to Uxbridge where our intention was to have a nice lunch at the Tin Mill (where Grandma was dreaming of Sweet Potato Fries), a shop in Huffle's Deadman shop, a Gelato in the Gelataria, plants from Johns Garden and maybe some pastries to take home from the bakery. However, it was soon apparent that Uxbridge is not a place to go in on a Monday. Everywhere was closed. We ended up with no plants, we had lunch at a pub which turned out to be really nice, no shirts for Huffle and no pants for Grandad. We did have a cup of tea and a slice of cake (ice creams for the big boys) in our usual cafe though.
Raspberry Lemon and Lime Sherbert
At the end of the afternoon we had a mad supermarket dash where Grandad and Huffle went off armed with a list and Grandma and I got the veg, fruit and bits in between. We were a very good team. Back home we all unpacked the car, the big boys packed their stuff away in the barn and the girls put the food away.
Within minutes the boys arrived home, homework was done, they told us about their day, a quick chore and then on the IPads until dinner. They both went off to Beavers and Scouts tonight. They should have been doing a Forest hike but it rained.
The rest of us started on the jigsaw of Times Square and stopped for our tea until the boys came home.
The evenings entertainment was difficult to predict at the time of writing but it could have been a game of cards that I won (like last night). In fact, my armpits still ache from the celebratory gesturing to the rest of the players.
The mower part is still missing with no idea of where it is or when it will be added to our mower. Huffle didn't even bother asking when they thought it might be back as he has lost all sense of hope. However, the cooker engineer did call today to say he would be here between 3pm and 6pm - that means no dinner tomorrow night!