This morning Oven Repair Guy came and told me it would take two visits to fix my oven because there is no parts warehouse on Cape Cod. Because the population difference is so different from in-season to off-season this is a pretty common thing. There are a lot of things you can get only in season and some you just can't get on the Cape because there are not enough people here year round to support a business. In the winter you can have the full attention of all kinds of repair people, but they never have any parts. In summer everybody is busy and you still can't get any parts ;-) . Generally the Cape has a looser idea of time and workmen come and go on their own schedules. It's like Island Time with snow! The good news is that the part will come in a day or two and we'll have an oven before the end of the week.
I had an errand to run this afternoon and since I was not in a big hurry to get home and get dinner into the oven on an impulse I took Roxy for a walk in the Mashpee River Reservation. I pass a trail into the area every time I go to the dump, but today I had a little time to walk around. I had Roxy on the car leash, so we did not take a long walk. That leash is great for the car because it's thin and does not get caught on things, but it's quite short and not much fun for a walk. I want to take pictures; she wants to sniff around, and it just pits us against each other. We found it a pleasant walk, and the brilliant sunny day made us both happy. The stream I found was shallow and narrow, but sparkly and bubbly. I think in the summer the area would be very inviting and we will be back for a longer visit on a warmer day. I expect to be out & about walking and visiting the beaches a lot this month and next. Business is booming at the Major Retailer where I work and I can tell that the summer people will be coming soon. They are already getting their houses ready for the season and I don't want to miss out on having the beauties of the Cape to myself for a little longer.
Glad you and Roxy had fun!!!
To have so few people around all the time is completely unimaginable to me. The peace must be amazing. Summers get even more packed here. Glad you got to go exploring and will soon have the oven fixed, well soon is relative.
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