Friday, 18 August 2006
Beginning of Annual Cottage Weekend
Wow! It was hot in Lindsay today 33C (92F).
I managed to get through this morning without crying! It’s been close a few times but I consider this a step forward. I still feel very sad though.
We were just lazing around this morning when the guy from 3i Communications came. He was supposed to come on Monday but got the part that they were waiting for so he and Gordon spent the better part of 2 hours trying to set up the TV satellite onto our internet satellite dish. No luck! You’d think that if someone was selling this product, they would know how to set it up! Anyway, we still have TV through our StarChoice dish.
Since we were due at the cottage this afternoon by 2:30 p.m. they had to give up so we could get ready. We had to pick up a cake that Betty had ordered at one of the grocery stores in Lindsay to take to the cottage as well. We arrived about 2:15 p.m. and sat on the dock and enjoyed the breeze. It was so much cooler there than here by the RV although I’m sure it was cooler here if we had been down by the water.
When Nick and Becky hadn’t arrived by about 4:15 p.m. we took the boat out and just as we were leaving the boathouse, Betty suggested we drive around the front of the cottage dock and see if they had arrived. Sure enough, there they were on the dock so we picked them up and took a little boat ride. Sturgeon Lake was pretty rough for a while and I got a little wet as Betty and I were sitting up front in the bow rider. On our way back it wasn’t as rough so Garth was able to speed up and we had a nice ride.
Margie, John & Danica arrived around 6:00 p.m. and after they got unpacked we had a nice hamburger dinner with ice cream and fresh peaches for dessert on Betty & Garth's new back deck. Then all went to Garth’s second cottage where Margie, John, Danica, Nick and Becky are staying for tea.
We're so glad that the newlyweds were able to get time off from work to be part of cottage weekend.
We got home around 10:00 p.m. Very tired!