Monday, 28 June 2010

Monday and Tuesday June 28 & 29, 2010


I finally got through all the text versions that we have of newsletters that Gordon sent out in the 90's and early 2000. What a job! It still doesn't really tell me exactly when we crossed the border only generally when nor how long we stayed but it will have to do. How many people can remember these details?

This morning I mailed the package of tax forms etc. to my Immigration lawyer.

We hit our favourite store, Home Hardware this morning as Gordon wanted some brackets to put up a shelf in the shed to use as a workbench. We also got more new light switches to finish up the ones that need to be done.

I also got the house cleaned, my least favourite job.

This afternoon we went out to return my books to the library and pick up some new ones.

Just around dinnertime Gordon decided to put in the new light switches that we bought today. We had two singles and a double to do. You'd think it would have been an easy job however the screws had been painted over and a lot of scraping had to be done to be able to get the screws out but it's done now so all the upstairs switches are new ones. We still have some sockets to be grounded. There's always so much to do in an old house!

Gordon went out for sunset but I stayed home. It had started to cool off and I knew if he had to wait for me to change clothes he'd miss it!


It wasn't raining when I got up but from the radar I knew it was imminent so didn't go for my walk. By the time I was eating my breakfast it was raining AGAIN! This summer is feeling like a replay of last summer as far as the rain is concerned but it has been warmer than last summer.

After breakfast I baked some butterscotch brownies in preparation for company coming this afternoon.

We just hung around the house all day. Our friends, Laura and Steve from Rockwood, Ontario called from Kingston saying they were on their way to our place and arrived around 4 p.m. It was a quick stop but great to see them! They're on their way to Ottawa for the Canada Day celebration.

Steve & Laura are our third visitors to the house, the first being John & Margie and the second, my sister, Betty.

After dinner we went for a walk as it was such a nice evening. It's much cooler today and no humidity at all.

We walked down to the water on the easement that is near the house.

Looking across the water

Looking toward downtown with the water tower in the background and the sun on the water

Some day lilies beside a house on our walk


  1. You have some lovely places around there to see when walking around. Right on your door step, and you take great pictures.
    I hope the lawyer gets all that mess sorted out soon.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  2. Great pictures!!! Happy 4th.

  3. Good luck with the Lawyer, we'd like to see you back in the states this fall! And perhaps those grandkids would too. We're keeping our fingers crossed!!!!


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