Thursday 11 November 2010

Lest We Forget-November 11, 2010

Rick remembered all veterans in his blog today so I'm just going to ask people to go to his blog today. He's much better with words than I am.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Tuesday & Wednesday November 9 & 10, 2010


This morning was cloudy again with a bit of a breeze so even though it was 2C (36F), the windchill made it -1C (30F), still not half bad and certainly didn't hinder my morning walk.

Other than doing some cleaning this morning and putting up a new piece of border (which fell down AGAIN), I just read and spent time on the computer. I think I might have had a nap late this afternoon.


It was only 1C (34F) this morning but the sun was shining brightly and it was a warm sun! I took my camera with me today and headed over to Old Sly Road where there are two locks. Of course, the locks are now closed for the season but I wanted to see if I could get anywhere near the falls since the foliage has died back. I was able to see them but not clearly as there are still tree branches and stuff in the way. I took my camera along.

This is as close to the Falls as I could get without being in the water. You still can't get the full view.

 Since it was such a beautiful day I suggested we go somewhere. I packed a lunch and after some discussion on where to go (I had suggested Morrisburg, the area where I grew up). I indicated to Gordon that it was the journey, not the destination but we decided to go to the pretty little town of Westport in the Rideau Lakes District. It's about 58 km (36 mi) or so from here so not a great distance.

We stopped a few times on our way to take some photos.

Horses playing

I think the two brown ones were mother and son, they seemed to be having a good time.

View of the town of Westport from Foley Mountain

An old pine tree

The road at Foley Mountain

Westport view

Bridge at Westport Harbour

The bridge above leads to this picnic area

Adirondack chairs in a row

Colourful seating

Interesting shed
We had a nice time today. It was so good to see the sun again!

Monday 8 November 2010

Saturday to Monday November 6-8, 2010


No rain, knees feel better, on with my walk!

After breakfast and my usual morning computering, I was looking at a local flyer and decided I needed to go out. They had blueberries on sale! So away I went and by the time I got back my heel was hurting again!

This afternoon was spent relaxing and reading and trying to stay off my heel. Now that my knees feel better, my heel feels worse! I can't win!

It was quite chilly all day and by 7 p.m, it was already 0C (32F).


It was cloudy and -3C (27F) when I got up for my walk this morning. The sky looked kind of interesting so I took my camera but didn't see any photos worth taking my gloves off for!

A few days ago I posted some problems that a couple had with Heartland. I've been asked to post this rebuttal by another couple I know who are owners of a Heartland fifth wheel.

I would like to make a comment regarding the comment that was added to your blog regarding Heartland Products.
Mac and I purchased a 2010 Heartland Landmark Augusta in February of 2009. We have had a few issues with our RV but Heartland stood behind everyone of them! We had a list of items that neeed to be checked while we were in Elkhart Indiana at the Escapees Escapade in September of this year. Here are a few of the items needed checked...leak in back cap, outside steps tilting, wear on one of the tires,leak in the underbody, basement doors were not level, and some paint issues on our full body paint.
We talked to Steve Kennel, at Heartland, and he made arrangements for us to bring our RV to the Heartland Factory, not a dealer, to be checked. We took it to the factory, and they had it for 4 days...everything was fixed, plus they put a new axle on where the tire was wearing, and even found a leak in one of our tanks and also fixed it. Our RV was out of Warranty as of Feb 28th 2010, and they fixed everything at no charge!
I can understand that every RV will have issues, but Heartland has stood behind every one of the issues that we have had and we would definitely buy another one without question.

I got ambitious this afternoon and made some peanut butter cookies. These are the best ones yet. You'd never know they were made with gluten free flour.


It was cloudy and chilly again for my walk but no where near what it's going to be.

This morning I made my Monday morning grocery run but didn't find anything I wanted in the Manager's specials at the grocery.

After lunch we went to get our flu shots and stopped at the library so I could load up on books. By then the sun had come out. It was sure nice to see it for a change.