Saturday 1 September 2007


Here's the store and office for the campground

My nose ran all night and I got up this morning feeling worse than yesterday. Is it because I was walking in the wet grass yesterday morning or because I sat outside letting my hair dry? So, today I sat outside and read again but my hair was dry. The campground is full, busy, and noisy! All the sites are full and the riverfront is also full of tents as you can see below.

Betty called this morning and I told her we wouldn't be able to go to the corn roast tonight and probably not to the Fair that we had talked about for tomorrow. Sure hope this cold/flu goes away soon. I'm tired of this!

I did manage to take a walk around this afternoon but didn't go far and didn't stay out long. There were a lot of boats on the Scugog River this afternoon!

Friday 31 August 2007

On the Upswing?

These sunflowers caught my eye this morning while I was out walking

Well, I'm happy to say that I feel somewhat better today. I can talk although my voice is still gravelly and my cough seems to be better. My head is still stuffed up but not as bad as it was yesterday. Unfortunately my husband now has it which was inevitable living in this small space.

For the first time in over a month, I went for a walk around the campground and a little ways on the road this morning. I took my camera as I wasn't planning on doing any power walking and was able to get some nice photos of the mist on the Scugog River.

This morning and part of the afternoon I sat outside and finished my Stephen White book, Dry Ice. Another good book by Stephen White. He's one of the authors that I like. It was a beautiful sunny day with no humidity at all and temperature around 24C (75F).

It seems when I'm sitting down my head gets stuffed up so I decided to go into town and pick up some groceries so I spent a couple of hours wandering around stores in Lindsay which increased our total spent for this month. This is the first month since we've been in Ontario that we've come even close to $3000 for the month. While that isn't a fixed budget, I'd like it to be. September will be much worse as we will have prescriptions to buy for 6 months as well as travel medical insurance.

August Expenses

Campground - $596.10
Groceries/Wine - $473.31
Laundry - $29.75
Entertainment/Parking/Restaurants - $73.67
Truck Fuel - $194.11
Propane - $0.00
Repairs& Misc RV/Truck - $928.30
Internet/TV/Cell/Insurance (Fixed Exp) - $379.33
Medical/Dental - $146.26
Gifts & Misc. - $417.61

Totals - $3238.44

Considering the amount we spent on the RV this month getting the new sewer hose system and having the head of the bed raised I think our overall total isn't all that bad. We also had a couple of computer purchases, one being the XP software for my new MacBook and a new battery for Gordon's computer. Other than those items it wasn't a bad month!

Thursday 30 August 2007

More of the Same

I do have some voice today and my cough has loosened up so I guess that's progress!

I called Betty in Toronto this morning to let her know that I wasn't up to shopping with her today. I have to feel pretty lousy to not want to go shopping! She stopped in on her way back to Lindsay to see how I was doing but didn't stay long.

I haven't done any laundry in some time so this afternoon I went to the campground laundry and took care of that. Now I feel lousy again. Seems it doesn't pay to exert yourself with whatever this is!

Wednesday 29 August 2007

Now I Have Laryngitis!

Although I'm still stuffed up a bit at times the worst problem today was a sore throat and laryngitis. Whether this is from my cold or from reflux disease is questionable. My throat doesn't look red so my guess is that it's from reflux.

I did manage to drive myself into town today to pick up some wine for my husband and get a few groceries that we were out of. I don't actually feel all that bad today except for the sore throat.

Gordon was also ill last night. We're not sure if it was a reaction to something or just a flu bug.

Anyway, we're still here and will hopefully be getting better soon!

Tuesday 28 August 2007

Photos of Lunar Eclipse

My husband was diligent in taking photos of the lunar eclipse this morning as you can see below.

Other than feeling somewhat worse today than yesterday thus going in to town to get some more drugs including cough syrup, nothing happened today. Luckily my sister dropped by on her way to Toronto and brought me more books so I started and finished "The Overlook by Michael Connelly". It was a good book and an easy read. I then started "Invisible Prey by John Sandford" so I'm getting lots of reading in!

Monday 27 August 2007

Third Day of Being a Sickie!

I can't tell you how tired I am of this. From acid reflux to colds. I'm supposed to be having a good time, I'm retired!

Anyway, I did sit outside this morning reading The Nanny Diaries. It's a pretty good book.

Thanks to Susan for sending me a get well gift on Facebook. Susan is an RVer who is giving up the lifestyle to go back to the working life. In her defense, she is a lot younger than I am. Hopefully some day, she'll be back traveling again!

That's all folks!

Sunday 26 August 2007

A Cold Update

Today was more of the same, staying in bed trying to get rid of my cold. I got an email from my sister in Ottawa today. Danica now has it and she has a scratchy throat. I haven't talked to Becky so don't know if she has it too. My husband is fighting it as well so I won't bore anyone with any more 'cold' details.

Here are some photos I took at the cottage on the weekend.

This garter snake had a frog in its mouth that was still alive and making all kinds of 'save me' sounds

These two bluejays were getting their fill on the bird feeders. These are two techniques that I tried in iphoto called vignette and matte.