About ermabclone

A 58 year old mother of 3, grandmother of 4 (so far) who likes to travel, sew, knit, garden and read.

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.

New Car, Bishop

Saturday, Oct 5 – Toyota Rav 4

Since my old Camry is 16 years old, Hubby and I went car shopping this morning and I found a car I really liked.  It is a 2018 Rav 4 xle with 31,295 km for $28999.  – $32,400 with the tax etc.  It has heated seats, heated steering wheel, back up cam etc,  everything I wanted.  We went home and I went to see mom and take her to a gospel concert at the home.  It was good.  I went back home and back to the dealer and signed the papers to buy the car but when they went over the warranty she said it is front wheel drive and we thought it was all wheel so she said to come back Monday with Hubby.

Sunday, Oct 6 – Bishop Susan

I went to church as the Bishop was at our service today.  We had a light lunch in the hearth room afterward.  I came home, raked apples and cut all the grass.  Then I got some groceries including some squash to cook tomorrow for Thanksgiving.  Made Mac salad for supper.  May have to babysit tomorrow as the school support staff may go on strike tonight at midnight.

Monday, Oct 7 – Cars

I went to WW and was down again for a total of 18.5 lbs.  Win got her 25 lbs!   I didn’t renew my membership as I only have 6 lbs to go.  I got some more groceries, had lunch and then we went to Performance cars to see about the Rav 4.  We pick it up on Thurs morning.  I didn’t have to get the boys off the bus as #1 Son got home in time.  I baked a lot of squash and froze it and did some spaghetti squash for tomorrow.  B is going to use my car but now it has a flat tire. Ugh!