Friday 24 September 2010

Friday & Saturday September 24 & 25, 2010


I want you to know that I was wrong. It doesn't happen often! When I said that I wouldn't be able to wear sandals anymore I didn't realize it would get so hot today! Not only hot but humid too!

It rained most of last night again. Things are getting saturated! When I got up this morning it was cloudy but not raining so I started on my walk but didn't stay out long.

I got some cleaning done in the basement today so it looks a little better. I put my Lone Star quilt that my Mom made for me on the quilt rack, did some laundry and vacuumed upstairs.

This afternoon Gordon decided he wanted to go in search of Fall foliage. So we headed southwest out of town and took some side roads. We found a lot of pretty spots but the colour isn't very pretty. Lots of trees are yellow and brown. The sumac is red though.

Our first stop was a pumpkin patch where we bought a couple of small pumpkins for our front porch.

This is a snake gourd - apparently only good for painting or decoration

A pretty road

Getting into heavily treed area

An apple tree

We found this old barn in a cottage area

Red sumac against an interesting sky

Since it was so nice, I sat out on the front porch when we got home. It got quite windy although it was still warm. It was enjoyable.


I thought it was going to be rainy today but I woke up to sunshine! Gordon wanted to go out for more Fall foliage photos so he went ahead while I went for my walk. I took my camera with me and took some photos along the water and in the eastern part of town.

I thought this was quite pretty

Along the Rideau going toward the locks

Looking toward the downtown bridge

The bridge over the Rideau at the locks

More of the Rideau with a bit of Fall colour

As I was taking a photo this dragonfly landed on my hand

The Rideau Canal Museum

Chambers Street downtown

Some pretty purple flowers in front of someone's house

I gave the weeping mulberry tree a haircut this morning. The previous owners had wound tiny Christmas lights all through it (in fact they are all along the eaves, through the mulberry tree and the evergreen tree) so I cut out some of the lights at the same time.

After lunch, I lay down with my book and slept for a couple of hours.

Tonight we're watching Sherlock Holmes.

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Tuesday to Thursday September 21-23, 2010-The Truck is Sold!


After my walk in drizzle and breakfast, I decided to make Nancy's recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies substituting butterscotch for chocolate since neither of us can eat chocolate any more. At first I thought they didn't turn out well as they crumbled easily but when I left them to sit for a while they were much better. I've decided I need two more cookie sheets!

The rest of the day was spent napping and reading.

We did go out for sunset but just to the park down the street. It didn't turn out to be very good but the wind was blowing and it was mild. Gordon suggested we pretend we were standing on the bow of a cruise ship. We used to do that every night after dinner when we were on cruises.


We had quite a lot of rain last evening and overnight but when I got up it had stopped so away I went for my walk. The sun even came out.

Just as I was fixing my breakfast a loud knock came to the back door. It was the bylaw enforcement officer. We have our truck parked in the yard by the road which is apparently town property and we aren't allowed to park anything let alone anything for sale there. Bummer. We were getting most of our calls from drive bys. So, Gordon moved it back into the driveway. It can't be seen easily from the road there.

The bylaw enforcement officer is also an RVer. He told Gordon that the AR license for RVs had come into effect this summer so if we had continued he would have had to go for the license test. I guess we quit at the right time. This license would allow you drive a semi cab but not with a trailer attached, only the truck with the RV attached.

It was warm today. I got to wear sandals probably for the last time this year!

Today is my last day for eye drops. Finally! Everyone says the worst part of getting cataracts removed is the eye drops. It has been tedious but necessary. I still have an appointment for a check-up with the surgeon at the end of the month and if all is okay, I won't have to see him for a year!

I went out to run some errands this afternoon and I had a surprise call from my friend, Laura tonight. Great to hear from you, Laura, thanks for calling!


It was cooler this morning but mostly sunny. I headed toward the Old Sly Locks as I wanted to get some photos of the Falls. The grass was very wet! I wasn't able to get a really good vantage point unfortunately and had to take the photo from the top of the Falls. It didn't turn out very well.

This is the grounds around Old Slys Locks

More of the grounds

Looking toward downtown

An early Fall scene

We sold the truck this afternoon so the RVing era is now officially over. It was sold to a nice guy from the Kingston area, the same one that was here this past weekend so everyone's happy!

Goodbye Big Larry!

I made gluten free pancakes and sausages for dinner tonight! It was a yummy change but not particularly nutritious.