Saturday, 25 August 2007

Nothing Happening Today

This is an early morning photo taken by my husband

This is the first cold I've had in over two years! A couple of days last week when I was having particularly bad reflux I neglected to take my Vitamin C so this is the result! Consequently I spent a lot of the day sleeping, only getting up just after 3 p.m. to have a shower and get some things done.

We were supposed to have breakfast with my sister and her husband at a restuarant in the little tourist town of Bobcaygeon but I called and begged off. My sister has a cold as well and she actually went to Emergency on Wednesday with a fever but it's only a virus so will go away eventually on its own.

We have two RVs behind us. Each has two little boys ages probably 6-11. They have spent the day running through other people's campsites including ours and the park model next door to us. Don't parents teach their kids camground rules? I don't mind well-behaved kids but these have been fighting and yelling all day!

Looking forward to the 55+ parks in Arizona!

Friday, 24 August 2007

A Summer Cold & A Bit of History

I slept really well last night with the head of the bed raised, no acid reflux at all. I didn't wake up except for the thunderstorm that we got along with heavy rains so I had to get up and close the bedroom windows.

I can't believe I've been in Lindsay for three weeks and haven't been in to any of the stores except for groceries so today I went in to town and went to the mall. I had a photo of the family from our cottage weekend that I wanted to print for Betty and since I was going in to town had it done at Black's Photography. It's a lot cheaper than doing it at home on our printer with photo paper. Turned out quite well. There are quite a few new stores in the mall that have gone in to the expansion that they built a couple of years ago. I wasn't in the market to buy much though. We've been spending too much money lately!

After that I stopped to get groceries and came home as I feel like I'm getting a cold. I took an Airborne this morning as well as a Contac and an extra Vitamin C but it doesn't seem to have helped. I probably overdid the medication and they're canceling each other out!

Today was quite warm and humid with quite a breeze so I did sit outside for a while. I'm reading a book that Danica got for Betty called "All Mortall Things". It's by an author called Maggie Wheeler and it takes place in the area of Eastern Ontario where I'm from. She has written a couple of earlier books as well and they are all about The Lost Villages that were put underwater when the St. Lawrence Seaway Project went through from 1954 to 1957 and of course there's murder and ghosts involved. They are all quite good, easy-reading books especially if you know the area. Some of the buildings were taken from the lost villages and helped to create Upper Canada Village. The links above will tell you something of the history of the area. I'm originally from the Morrisburg, Ontario area and my grandfather ran the locks in Morrisburg prior to the seaway project. This allowed the ships to get through the canal at Morrisburg and provided electricity to the town. I was only 10 years old when the project finalized so I remember part of the old town. It's an interesting bit of history and probably the only history I am interested in!

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Bed Renovations

First of all, Happy Birthday to my younger sister, Margie who turned 40 something today. It was also an anniversary for us. Three years ago today we took delivery of our fifth wheel and drove it from Stittsville, Ontario to Carleton Place, Ontario so we are officially on the road for three years!

I was up at 6:00 a.m. today having been awakened at 4:30 a.m. by a thunderstorm and heavy rain. It hasn't rained here for a long time and wouldn't you know that the day we're scheduled to take the RV into Peterborough to have our bed adjusted it would rain. Lucky for us the rain quit while we were doing our outside stuff, it rained a bit on the way to Peterborough and was foggy, hazy and humid. We arrived there well before 8:00 a.m. and our appointment wasn't till 8:30 a.m.

After unhooking the truck we left to find a place to have breakfast. We wound up at what we know - the Zellers Diner and had a great breakfast. After that we ran a few errands, including Walmart where I saw this very colorful car and even though it wasn't a very nice day we decided to go to the zoo.

Peterborough Riverview Park and Zoo is a small zoo but it's free! Below are a few animals that posed for us. We stopped at Taco Bell so Gordon could have some lunch. I wasn't particularly hungry so picked at his french fries which I probably shouldn't have eaten.

We wound up back at Peterborough RV around 1:30 p.m. and waited there for them to finish. They completed the job just before 4:00 p.m. but they hadn't put anything at the bottom of the mattress so it wouldn't go forward off the bed so by the time that was rectified it was well after 4:00 p.m. By the time we got back to the RV park at Lindsay it was 5:00 p.m. but we were set up quite quickly so now we're here hopefully until our scheduled leave date of September 20th.

As far as the bed renovations, they did a very good job. The lift storage still works. It remains to be seen whether it will help. Sure hope so!

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Is This a Class A or a Class C

This is called a Haulmark Motorcoach but is it classed as an A or a C? Who knows? But it's one huge RV, whatever it is....and not only that but they tow this trailer behind it. It has a SmartCar in it and not sure what else but it's almost the same size as the RV!

For those of you that don't know what a SmartCar is, here's a picture:

They are really cute little cars but made mostly for in city driving. I don't think I'd want to be driving one on I-75 in the U.S. with all the transports passing me.

Not much happened today. We started getting the RV ready to take it in to have the bed adjustment made tomorrow. We've got about a 45 minute drive from the campground and we have to be there by 8:30 a.m. so we'll be up at the crack of dawn in order to get there on time!

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Shopping Around the Lake

Today my sister picked me up at the RV park and we headed out to Fenelon Falls, Ontario, our first stop on our shopping trip. Fenelon Falls is a little town that is just across Sturgeon Lake from their cottage. We walked around the shops, mostly looking. I made a big purchase of some garbage bags for the kitchen. We stopped for lunch at a little restaurant in town called the Central Cafe. Since we were going to Betty & Garth's for dinner, I had a lunch of poached eggs on toast. I used to eat this for breakfast every morning when I was younger and it was a treat for me as I hate making poached eggs!

After lunch we continued on to Bobcaygeon another little tourist town in the area and again didn't buy much but enjoyed looking in the stores. We picked up a barbecued chicken for dinner, stopped at the library in Dunsford, another little town close to the cottage then got some eggs and vegetables from one of the Mennonite farms close to them arriving back at the cottage around 4:30 p.m. to find their whole back yard dug up. They are having a stone walkway put in and the guy putting in the walkway had brought in a little backhoe to dig it up so it was quite a mess!

My husband joined us at the cottage for dinner. Here's a photo of our host and hostess!

Monday, 20 August 2007

A Very Quiet Monday

Today we didn't do much of anything. The only thing I accomplished was cleaning out the storage area under the bed as it has to be empty when we go in to have the head of the bed raised on Thursday.

Other than that, I read a lot, cleaned off my old computer and ran defrag to get it ready for my niece. I think it's ready for her now.

I took a short walk this afternoon and I must say my breathing is better today but I have a little tickling cough that is probably related to my reflux disease as well. Seems every day it's something different. I cured the acid last night by taking some apple cider vinegar in water. That seems to work really well!

I didn't take any photos today so I'm posting one I took of Nick and Becky yesterday just before they lef the cottage.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Our Last Family Day at the Cottage

Left to right-front-Sandra, Becky, Danica, Margie holding Jasper
Left to right-back-Gordon, Nick, John, Garth

Today we arrived at the cottage just before noon. The little church in the cottage area was just letting out and we passed Betty, Garth, Nick and Becky on our way.

We waited a while to get lunch ready as we were eating on the back deck and it was still in full sun so we ate around 1:00 p.m. I had brought a tuna sandwich as hot dogs are not on my list for reflux disease and since I woke up last night with acid coming up into my throat, I wasn't taking any chances. After lunch and clean up we sat around for a while on the back deck, then went down to the dock. Nick and Becky took the canoe out for a while.

Everyone leaving to return to Ottawa packed up around 3:30 p.m. We took our yearly family photo and then everyone was off. Gordon and I left right after the others and returned to the RV as I felt like I needed a nap.

I did read for a while and had a nap. I feel a little better. Our appointment to have the head of the bed raised is confirmed for Thursday and I'm hoping that it will make a difference in how I'm feeling!