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!

New Boat

Tuesday, Oct 1 – Bottling honey

I did dishes and laundry. Hubby had hung the tablecloth we put on the floor while doing the honey, on the clothesline and it was covered with bees.  Hung the clothes up anyway. It was fine.  We spent most of the afternoon put the honey through one more sieve and bottling it.  We got 20 x 500 ml jars.  #1 Son drove to Toronto to pick up a load from an auction so I had to go and pick up the kids after school.  Brought them back and gave them supper.

Friday, Oct 4- New Boat

I went to Euchre Wednesday night.  Today Hubby was supposed to go with Frank to look at a used boat for sale near Dunnville.  They left here at noon and when I got home at 5, no one was home.  I picked tomatoes as we are supposed to get a frost tonight, had my supper and about 7 as they still weren’t home, I messaged he guy with the boat and he replied that no one came to look at it today. That scared me as I thought of what happened to Tim Bosna when he sold a truck on kijiji and was murdered!  I called B and she was shocked and said she’d be right home. I called Frank but the line was busy, then B told me Frank didn’t go, Eric did.  So I called Eric’s cell and got hold of them. They were sitting having coffee nearby. Geez!  They had been to see the first boat but got there early before the seller and looked at it and saw it was a piece of crap, so left before he got there. Then they looked at some other boats and ended up buying one in Welland.  They paid $4100. For it and brought it home.  

Bs car is broken down. It might be the big battery and it’s not worth paying for a new one as it’s a hybrid.  I may have to go shopping for a new car so she can have mine.

Parade, Beets, Honey

Sat. Sept 28 – Parade – We left home about 8:45 going down the qew to Giant Tiger.  There was lots of parking so I drove the girls to where they were to start the parade and drove to the end of the parade, parked and walked to the armoury.  I was one of the first ones there at 9:30.  We finally started the parade at 11:05.  W and P walked with the Highland dancers and R was on a float. Ps face was so red by the end lol, she danced most of the way.  The route is about 5 km.  

I went to see mom.  She looked good, no oxygen now. We went out for supper at Bugsys and now I have the runs!  And so does Hubby.

Sunday, Sep 29 – Honey Harvest – After church we had a “graduation” lunch to celebrate the anniversary of our refugee family arriving one year ago.  Then I went home and the Goober and #2 Son were starting to harvest the honey so I got changed and B and I helped.  We used the extractor I had borrowed but the honey was really thick this year so we put it through cheese cloth and then the sieve.  We got a large pot full.  Then at 5 B, Maddy and I picked up  8 migrant workers and drove them to the church.  We made the salads using cherry tomatoes from the garden.  We used 4 boxes of spring mix lettuce from Costco, 4 peppers and 2 cucumbers and one red onion.  

Monday, Sep 30 – Beets. – I went to WW. I was down another pound. 18 total. W was up 2.  Hubby and I canned pickled beets and froze cubed beets for Harvard beets.  We did 30 pounds as Superstore had them on for 10 lbs for $2.  We had some Harvard beets for supper too. Everyone liked them.  #2 Son goes back to work tomorrow.  Hubby is looking to buy a bigger boat. 

Appendix, Pig Roast, 1/2 Marathon

Friday, Sept. 20 – Appendix

Hubby was in a lot of pain this morning so B took him to the clinic and I took Maddy to school.  I stopped at the clinic on the way back and it wasn’t good.  The doctor there said he should have gone to the hospital so we asked them to call an ambulance as he was feeling faint and nauseous.  #1 Son and wife and Art came while we were in the waiting room.  Then they put him on a gurney in the hallway near the triage door. 

 They did a cat scan.  Then when we told them he had a collapsed lung, they had to do an X-ray because when they give you anesthetic it would leak out of the lung. They can still do the surgery but they have to plug it up or something. He was on a gurney in the hallway the whole day. It was very interesting because we were by the triage and saw so many paramedics, police, crisis people, firemen. They gave one guy 5 doses of narcan.  2 came in in handcuffs, 1 lady 6 mo pregnant came in unconscious etc.   One lady had been riding her bike and her sweater caught in the brakes and she went over the handlebars.  Her face was all smashed in.  He finally got a room on the fifth floor which is the surgery floor and so once settled, we went home, stopping at Macdonalds for supper on the way.  They will call us if he gets called in for surgery.

Saturday Sep 21/ – surgery and pig roast

I went to work to try to get caught up. B messaged me at 10:30 that Hubby was going in for his surgery in 5 minutes! As there was a cancellation.  I left work at noon, went home, changed and had lunch and went to the hospital.  He got back to his room about 1:30.  B and Maddy were there too.  He could have come home after supper but we convinced him to stay overnight.  We left about 4.

We all went to the church pig roast about 5.  It was so hot at the gym, everyone moved outside to the patio after they ate. They had a good crowd, there was no food leftover!  The band was really good.  W and her girlfriends and me and Carolyn were up dancing.  It was over by 8:30.

Sunday, Sep 22 – Run for the Grapes

Got Hubby out of the hospital at 8:30. Then about 10:30 B and I went down to the finish line of the half marathon (21 km) run for the grapes.  No church today.  It took #2 Son and his friend Paul 2 hours and 52 minutes to cross the finish line.  They walked the last 5 kms or so because Paul’s calves were burning.  It was very hot out and humid.  We were waiting, waiting and getting worried because they can do it in better time than that.  But good for them for finishing!  #2 Son and his friends then decided to put one of the big windows in the new house afterwards.  Hubby and I spend the afternoon canning pears, a nice sit down job for him to do.

Monday, I picked berries, tomatoes and beans.  I made cauliflower an cheese and ham for supper.

Tuesday , Sep 24 – dentist, Hair

I had a dentist appt for a cleaning and he found one of my old crowns was loose. So the dentist looked at it, took it out, cleaned it up and cemented it back in with no freezing. Phew, that saved me $1000 if I had lost it!  Got my hair cut this afternoon and went to work for a call night to make up time off last week.