Saturday 5 August 2006

Beautiful Day!

Wow! What a difference this morning. We slept last night with the windows open as it seemed to have cooled off last night. This morning when I woke up it was only 18C (66F) inside the RV. It’s been a long time since it’s been that cool inside. The outside was bright and sunny with no humidity so I had a very nice walk. A real Ottawa summer day!

Unfortunately I found out too late that there was a pot luck tonight at the campground so we didn’t go. Next year when we’re here, I’ll have to pay more attention.

I had planned to go out and pick up some groceries today but was lazy so just stayed around the campground reading and chatting with neighbours.

Michelle sent us new pictures of Luke so he is the photo for today’s blog.

Friday 4 August 2006

Trip to the Vet and Housework!

Northern California coast near Crescent City, CA

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA

I woke up to a nice bright sunny day today with no humidity. It was actually quite refreshing at just past 7:00 a.m.

After breakfast I got the refrigerator defrosted. It badly needed it but I hate to do it when it’s so hot because I only have two small coolers and one big insulated lunchbag to put things in while the defrosting is going on.

Today was Bib’s day to visit his doctor and get his yearly checkup and his shots. He was his usual “Vinnie the Killer Poodle”. We always have to muzzle him so he doesn’t bite the doctor. He got his shots so he’s okay to cross the border now.

Again I didn’t take any photos today so the ones above area again of Northern California taken last November.

Thursday 3 August 2006

Uneventful Thursday

These are the gates that we have to open and close every time we leave or come back to the RV Park

A couple of little frogs cooling off in the Mississippi River (at Appleton, Ontario)

Today was cooler with a bit less humidity but still got to 32C (89F). The forecast had been for 26C (78F).

This morning I packed up the laundry and went in to Carleton Place to the Laundromat. There was only one other person there when I arrived but before long it was full. I was glad to get done and get out of there. Then went to the grocery to pick up a couple of things and arrived home around 1:00 p.m. There is a wooden gate to gain access to the campground so if you’re traveling alone you have to get out of your vehicle, open the gate, get back in and go through the gate, get out again to close it. So I had opened the gate when I saw Gordon and Bib coming my way. It’s always nice to have someone there to open and close it for you. Photo shown above.

Nothing exciting today!

Errands in Ottawa

Photos from the Northern California Coast

This morning when I got up it was already 25C (77F) with no breeze. After I walked Bib, I decided not to take my walk this morning. It was just too hot and humid and I already felt sort of ill. Since we were going in to Ottawa today, I decided to do some mall walking.

Gordon had a date with his Macintosh (computer) friends to meet up at the Fishy Place AKA Lapointe’s in Bells Corners for a fishy lunch. Before this was arranged I had already decided to go in to Ottawa today to go to the chiropractor.

I called yesterday for an appointment and found out that my chiropractor, Ken Dick is off for a number of months due to an operation but has someone filling in for him. At the time of booking I thought thank goodness it’s a guy.

I had some items to buy at GNC and also prescriptions to pick up in preparation for leaving for Lindsay next week. We got back to the RV around 4:00 p.m. to a hungry puppy. I sat outside for a while but it was just too hot. I didn’t get much of a breeze although the trees seemed to be blowing.

We watched ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ tonight. It was nice to see parts of Italy but the movie itself was a little hard to follow and somewhat disjointed however there wasn’t a lot of choice!

I didn’t take any photos today so have taken two photos from our trip of the area north of Smith River, CA along Highway 101.

Due to our thunderstorm tonight and the satellite being down I won’t be posting this blog until tomorrow morning.

Tuesday 1 August 2006

Hottest Day in This Area That I Can Remember!

Today was very hot and humid even at 7:20 a.m. It was already 24 C (76F) then so I only did half my walk. There was a little breeze, but very little. Forecast was for 34C (93F). Our thermometer actually read 39C (102.2F) at 4:00 p.m. There was a pretty stiff breeze later in the afternoon but that didn't cool anything off. Right now it's 8:30p.m. and it's still 29C (85F).

I spent most of the morning uploading photos of the Gift Opening Party on Saturday to my Yahoo site and trying to get them arranged in some sort of order. The link to my Yahoo site is in the sidebar and the photos are under Nick and Becky.

Other than trying to keep cool today, nothing much happened. I did sit outside with Bib for a while but not very long. Bib didn't seem to mind sitting in the shade.

Photo today is of a pretty flower in the flower garden here at the campground – no idea what it is though!

Monday 31 July 2006

End of the Month Again

Gordon had planned to go to the dentist today as he has a tooth that’s been bothering him but when he called he found out his dentist is away till August 7th and we’ll be leaving for Lindsay on the 9th so he’ll have to wait until we get back in September. The good news is that it’s not been bothering him for the last four days or so. Late this morning we went out and got propane and took Bib for a little drive. After lunch I went and got groceries.

Since it's the end of the month, here are our expenses for July:

Campground Fees – 676.14
Groceries – 459.34
Laundry – 27.25
Wine/Spirits – 69.10
Entertainment – 0.00
Snacks – 7.25
Eating Out – 70.64
Fuel for Truck – 267.30
Propane – 27.00
Dog Food/Vet etc – 247.36
Repairs RV/Truck – 968.95
Misc – 241.22
Insurance – 189.44
Internet – 13.00
Cell Phones – 108.77
Medical/Dental – 138.12
Gifts – 502.88
Total – 4013.76

We had an expensive service this month on the truck. The rear oil needed to be changed and that is always expensive. We also got our bathroom sink replaced in the fifth wheel so this month was expensive in that regard. We switched from a one year contract to a two year contract for internet satellite so I expect we will be charged for two months next month. The $13.00 is for something to do with Gordon’s domain that I don’t think we should be charged for so we have to look into that. Our alcohol consumption didn’t increase this month, we just bought wine for the rehearsal dinner for Nick and Becky’s wedding. Also the gift category is higher this month because of the wedding as well. Considering all the expenses we had this month, I thought we did quite well overall.

Sunday 30 July 2006

Quiet Sunday & More Wedding Photos

Wedding Sunset

Best man, Pete and his significant other, Sam


First dance for the newlyweds

The wedding cake that Becky made

Betty & Garth

Nick, Becky & Becky's Mom

Becky's family

Nick & his sister, Danica

The three sisters - Betty, Margie & I

Nick with his parents

Nick and his Mom


L to R - Danica, John, Margie, Nick

Nick & best man, Pete

Today we spent a very quiet day after all the festivities of the weekend. It was bright and sunny with no humidity and when I sat outside for a while this morning I was actually too cool in my shorts.

This afternoon Gordon got our desktop PC set up with the program for booting up the satellite. I napped and read and then vacuumed, dusted and washed the floors then did some interneting. Have you ever checked out It’s got some cute little videos. My favourites are This Land, Big Box Mart and Drugs I Need.

Anyway, nothing happening today!

Since I didn't take any photos today, I'm posting more wedding photos. Some didn't turn out all that well, my camera has restrictions but here they are anyway.