Saturday, 24 April 2010

Monday April 26, 2010

On Saturday we headed out to check out some garage sales but all we found was junk so we moved on to Commissioners Park to see the tulips. They're out very early this year as the Tulip Festival doesn't start till May7. Here are some photos.

The purple flowers are hyacinths.

When we got back from seeing the tulips, I checked the online classifieds and found us a nice electric lawnmower for a reasonable price so we picked it up, then back to the house to pick up some other stuff we had stored in the garage and headed for our storage unit. We unpacked the stuff and then returned to Ottawa via Merrickville. It's a trendy little town with lots of shops and galleries. We didn't stop at all but just returned home.

On Sunday, I decided I needed a new look so dyed my hair red. I've done this before and I quite like it red. Unfortunately the colour fades quickly compared to my regular colour.

I found some lamps in the classifieds also and we wound up buying two. They're very nice and also were reasonable.

It was supposed to rain on Sunday but we had beautiful sunshine all day. Likewise today but I think our luck has run out. The next two days are supposed to be cold and rainy.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Friday April 23, 2010

It's almost a week since I posted. I really haven't been in the mood.

I've been fighting with my food sensitivities again. I had gone on a gluten free diet and obviously that is not agreeing with me. I've actually felt unwell for the better part of three weeks so I'm now off the gluten free diet.

We've picked up odds and ends for the house through the online classifieds. Gordon got a nice CD storage unit and we picked up two pantry cupboards for storage in the basement. We also got our two gliders for the living room and a futon but those were purchased at a store.

Wednesday we went out while the house cleaner was here and walked the Stony Swamp Trail. It was a nice sunny day so we enjoyed that outing.

Lots of little wildflowers in bloom

Part of Stony Swamp trail

A two-headed goose

A Trillium in bloom

Today we went to a garage sale. I'm looking for lamps and large frames for framing Gordon's photos for our walls but no luck. The ones they had for sale were damaged and they wanted way too much for them. I have a few garage sales lined up for tomorrow. It's getting to be good weather up here for garage sales.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Monday April 19, 2010-A Day Trip to Smiths Falls

We're getting very anxious to move. Today we went to Smiths Falls and dropped some more stuff off at the storage locker. We also bought a futon and a couple of glider chairs with ottoman.

While there we had a picnic by the river but it was pretty chilly sitting at the picnic table. It was still nice to see the trees starting to leaf. We drove by the house just to be sure it was still there.

We went to a couple of dealerships to look at cars. We really like the Honda Fit. It's a nice size and Hondas are reliable. The hatchback really appeals to us after having a truck in case we need to pick things up and bring them home as we probably will over the next while, but right now we're just looking. We want a dealer that is in Smiths Falls so we don't have to go elsewhere for service. We've driven to Smiths Falls for a couple of years now to have the truck serviced and don't want to do the opposite when we get another vehicle.

Yesterday I slept a lot and read a bit, nothing exciting there!