Snow Storm and Dog Attack

Monday, Nov 11 Snow Storm

On Sunday I took the boys to church and Win and girls went too.  #1 son and wife ran their flea market booth.  Then In the afternoon, the girls helped me make applesauce from a bushel of apples from our tree and they made supper for everyone.  

On Monday we had a big snow storm   Hubby spent the day shovelling and working at #2 sons.  I did the church books, cleaned and sat by the fire all day.  I made a pot of soup.  On Tuesday I pulled a muscle in my leg.  It was so sore I could hardly walk.  We had a fire again all day.

Sunday, Nov 17/19- Dog Attack

Wednesday night I went to photo club.  The assignment was street photography.  Thursday morning I finished #1 Sons sign for his flea market stall.  It looks pretty good.  

Win had an incident Wed. night after Hubby left when she took Pete, her new rescue dog out for a walk to pee, a dog came charging at them from behind that house with the husky, but it was a different dog. Pete was terrified,  as was She, she yelled at the dog’s owner to keep him tied up and he should know better (only in angry words). There was no biting, but she got knocked off her feet, twisted her ankle, its sore today. And Pete was flailing around trying to bolt, it was really scary. She knelt down and held Pete until he was calm again. She was a mess however. She cried all the way home and then some more when She got home.  The woman from the same house came over to calm them down, that was nice. But she wont be walking him up that st anymore.  I went over after work on 

Friday night to see them. Pete is very timid, would sniff my hand but not let me pat him.  

Yesterday we had a fire all day again.  I went to see mom.  Today I have to give a report at church about synod and then we have parish council so Maddy is watching the boys. #1 Son is on his own as his wife has gone to BC to visit her sister and took Art with her.

Synod and Accident

Tues. Nov 5 -Inspection

I did a load of wash, hung it outside,  leaned the bathroom, vacuumed, did the dishes, made a shepherds pie for supper, raked up apples and when Hubby came home from waiting for the inspector, we cleaned off the driveway and took a load to the scrap yard.  Whew! Got a lot done!  #2 Son can start installing the drywall now!

Fri and Sat. Nov. 9 – Synod, Accident

As our church’s lay delegate to Synod. I attended with Pam.  It was held at the Linc. Alex. Centre this year.  It was inspiring.  I sat with Fr Antonio as Pam was a secretary taking minutes.  He gave a speech with slides about the migrant worker program.  My name was up on the screen the second day for seconding a motion for the audit committee.  The guest speaker was excellent.  On the Friday #2 Son and wife went to a memorial service at St. Alfreds for Dominick and on the way home B got into an accident. They weren’t hurt and the car is still drivable.  

Flea Market, Babysitting

Sun. Nov 3 – babysitting & Flea Market

B and M went to church with me and boys. Arthur was good. He liked the music.  He is finally asleep now. Ham, mashed pots, squash in oven, coleslaw made ready to feed everybody when they come home.  Hubby went to funeral reception for our old boss.

Monday, Nov 4 – Boats Moved

Hubby and I spent the day moving the boats around and jacking the old one up.  We also cut down a small tree and he took it to the dump.  I did laundry and all the dishes from yesterday.  

Move, Exploding Eggs, Lost Job

Mon. Oct 28 – jazz and lazy day

Beautiful and sunny today.  Having a lazy day today, sitting in the sun drinking coffee with Win.  I went to the park and took some photos of the colours.

Yesterday I went to church and then in the afternoon I made a spaghetti squash casserole, then went to the jazz vesper service at church.  

Tues, oct 29 – Move In and Exploding Eggs

I cleaned out the fridge and made cauliflower and cheese for supper.  I left some eggs on the stove to boil and forgot about them.  I heard something sizzling and went in to see the pot smoking. I took it off the burner and shut the stove off and a few seconds later, the eggs all exploded!  Bits of burnt egg and shells all over the stove, the counters the floor, and under the range hood ugh! What a mess. I cleaned it all up, and kept going, cleaned out the fridge, then went outside a picked apples and We cut the grass hopefully for the last time this year. 

Little B moved into the spare room today as he had no place to go.  He is so tall his head touches the head board and his feet touch the footboard of the twin bed.

Sat. Nov 2 – lost job

I went to .costco which was a nightmare because half the parking lot was closed off.  I picked up apples because the big wind and rain the last 2 days knocked them all to the ground.  Then I went to see Mom, had some tea in the cafe.  Win found out yesterday that the shop where she works is closing Dec 22 right before Christmas so she will be out of a job.   I think she is more angry than anything, she told them so many things they could do to increase business but they didn’t listen.  I am babysitting the boys all day tomorrow as D and T got a table at the flea market. They are excited

Walnut Tree Down

Sat. Oct 26 – Walnut Tree Down

Ugh! There is supposed to be a big storm coming later today, rain and high winds.  The walnut tree out front is dead and swaying a lot so Hubby cut a couple of branches off the other day and #2 Son came home from work today to help him cut the rest down but he has been trying to fix his truck instead. So annoying.  He won’t quit. He has been working on it all week! He thought it was the brakes then discovered it is the bearings.  They keep giving him the wrong parts and he has to go back.  I don’t know. Crazy!

The Goober came over after hockey and he #2 Son cut the tree down.  Wow, good job done!  Had to keep it away from the hydro wire too.  We got it all cut up and stacked and put away.  So glad I made turkey soup this morning for supper, it was so good when we came in!  Treating them all to Marble Slab icecream for dessert.

Rotten Board & Election

Sunday, Oct 20 – Rotten Board!

I had parish council after church till 2, then went to a funeral at cave springs winery, really nice, like a party.  Came home and was so nice started to put the patio stuff up in top of the garage. We got it all ready at the bottom and I went up to the top. B handed me a chair and just as I turned to put it in the door, my leg fell through a rotten board!  I have a big scrape and will have a huge bruise tomorrow!  Now Hubby has to fix it before we can put the stuff away and it’s supposed to rain the rest of the week.  #2 Son and his friend ran a half marathon along the parkway his morning.  They did it in 2 hours, 20 minutes which was good,

Monday Oct 21 – Election Day

My leg is sore.  I can’t lay on my right side, it hurts when anything touches it.  Went to vote this morning.  B is voting for her very first time, same with Little B.  Won’t know results until tomorrow.  It was a beautiful warm sunny day.  Hubby fooled trying to fix his truck all day.  He got new pads and rotors as the auto place had given him the wrong ones.  Now he thinks it is the bearings.  I did laundry, did some weeding, got the porch carpet ready to put away for the winter, and then went out to supper with church group.  #2 Son took day off so he was there when the inspector came.  Still has a few small things to do but they can start the  insulation.  

Tuesday, Oct 22 

I made a pork roast for supper.  Ken worked on his truck again.  I got the church books caught up

Rotten Board & Election

Sunday, Oct. 20 – Huge Bruise

I had parish council after church till 2, then went to a funeral at cave springs winery, really nice, like a party.  Came home and was so nice started to put the patio stuff up in top of the garage. We got it all ready at the bottom and I went up to the top. B handed me a chair and just as I turned to put it in the door, my leg fell through a rotten board!  I have a big scrape and will have a huge bruise tomorrow!  Now Hubby has to fix it before we can put the stuff away and it’s supposed to rain the rest of the week.  #2 Son and his friend ran a half marathon along the parkway his morning.  They did it in 2 hours, 20 minutes which was good,

Monday Oct 21 – Election Day

My leg is sore.  I can’t lay on my right side, it hurts when anything touches it.  Went to vote this morning.  B is voting for her very first time, same with Little B.  Won’t know results until tomorrow.  It was a beautiful warm sunny day.  Hubby fooled trying to fix his truck all day.  He got new pads and rotors as the auto place had given him the wrong ones.  Now he thinks it is the bearings.  I did laundry, did some weeding, got the porch carpet ready to put away for the winter, and then went out to supper with church group.  #2 Son took day off so he was there when the inspector came.  Still has a few small things to do but they can start the  insulation.  

Birthday and New Roof

We went to Joeys Only for my birthday supper tonight as I worked last night.  We lucked out, they had a 25 th anniversary special, 2 pc fish and chips for $5.95!  It was packed but we didn’t wait too long.  Yesterday we got an estimate for a new roof, $4000 including material.  We went and picked out shingles and they delivered them today.  The guys will do the roof tomorrow as it is supposed to be nice.  I have to work.  I sold 9 jars of honey at work today.  

Thanksgiving

Sat. Oct 12 – cleaning

I got the stuffing ready for Sunday and then I cleaned out the dining room.  Now we can move in there and 8 adults can eat around the table and I will have 8 kids around the kitchen table.  I was exhausted afterward.  Too tired to go for a skate.

Sunday, Oct 13 – Thanksgiving

I took the boys and Maddy to church, Win brought the girls but there was no Sunday school.  It was cool and cloudy off and on.  #2 Son had a crew, including #1 Son, over at the new house to correct the things the inspector said had to be done.  We ate about 5 pm.  I wasn’t feeling good, didn’t eat too much, had cramps in my stomach. I fell asleep after dinner while the girls did the dishes. I went to bed early.

Monday, Oct 14 – Art Show

I feel better today.  I did all the dessert dishes and put everything away and back to normal.  After lunch Win picked me up and we went to the Balls Falls Art Show but it was very expensive, $7 each to get in, mostly food, didn’t buy anything.  We had parked the car up the road so we got a good walk in.  Hen we went to see Mom. We took her down to the cafeteria and got her a tea and we had coffee.  Then we went home and had leftovers for supper.  Hubby worked on his truck as Frank welded up a hole.  I work Tuesday, off Wed.

Cleaning, New Vehicle

Tuesday, Oct 8 – cleaning

I brought most of the plants indoors today.  I cleaned the blue kitchen cupboard and all the tins and the ceiling fan.  I also made spaghetti squash casserole.  

Wed. Oct 9 – Photo Club

I went to photo club after work. There was a guest speaker who does street photography.  She was really quite interesting and her photos were good.  She has inspired me to give it a try.

Thurs. Oct 10 – New Vehicle

We went at 9 to pick up my new Rav 4. The young salesman went over all the instruments etc inside.  Just love the colour, black currant.  Will have to think of a name for her.

#2 Sons inspection of his house didn’t go well.  He has to take all the windows out and put vapor barrier in between something, I don’t really get it but it’s dumb and most places you don’t have to do this.  Also, the framer made a mistake framing the basement so he has to cut some down or something.  The inspector was a jerk. The electrical and plumbing are fine though.