Friday 22 June 2012

The chiropractor seems to have fixed my shoulder problem, at least for now. I do still have spasms in my ribs and numbness and tingling in my left hand but hopefully that will go away soon. The shoulder feels soooo much better. I haven't done much yet as I'd like it to have a few days before I start doing anything strenuous.

Haven't done anything about the fridge yet. We had another expense today. The last several days we've noticed water seeping out from under the downstairs toilet. We're thinking, Oh, no, what now? So we called, Donnie, our plumber. He was stumped for a while but finally located the problem. The hose from the air conditioner was just laying there leaking condensation. I guess when they redid the plumbing no one noticed the air conditioner hose and didn't route it to the drain. Anyway, that's fixed. What's next?

Our basement windows went in on Wednesday and they look great. Unfortunately the caulking smells really bad but that should be gone by tomorrow. Then we need to paint the trim pieces.

Friday was a beautiful day, humidity mostly gone and the sky had some interesting clouds so after Gordon finished at the dentist we took off for a drive. Below are a couple of barns we saw that looked interesting with the sky.

 The following photos of lupins, daisies and butterflies were taken at a new condominium subdivision being built near Murphy's Point Park called Otty Woods. The lupins and daisy combination in front of the pine trees was gorgeous!

This was another back road that we traveled down. Lots of hills but not a lot of scenery.

 It was a nice little outing. We hadn't been out for some time and today was perfect for it!

Before we went for our afternoon drive, I was out weeding and now my shoulder is aching again, not as bad but I had such high hopes!

Tuesday 19 June 2012

More Visitors

This was family weekend. My sister, Betty from Toronto via the cottage at Lindsay arrived early Saturday afternoon to stay with us for a couple of days. My cousin, Terri and her son, Benjamin arrived from England at my sister, Margie's in Ottawa late Saturday afternoon.

After Betty arrived I gave her the tour of Smiths Falls and we looked around downtown. She even bought a pair of pants at Vickie's. Betty has lost a lot of weight over the past 1 1/2 yrs so she brought me lots of clothes. She is a shadow of her former self. Saturday evening she and I sat out on the swing and chatted for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful evening.

As you know I've had trouble with my shoulder resulting from a pinched nerve. The last time I saw the doctor last week she put me on Lyrica. I started at 1/day so Sunday I started 2/day. Consequently I spent 5 1/2 hours reading and napping outside on the swing while Betty went to Ottawa to go shopping with Terri, Danica and Margie. I can't walk very far due to the drag on my arm.

Monday afternoon Betty, Gordon and I piled into our Squirt and headed for my sister, Margie's house in Ottawa. I had brought my food with me as it was my 'fish' day. It's been a long time since we've seen cousin Terri and an even longer time since we've seen her son, Ben so it was great catching up with them.

Back row: BIL John, Husband Gordon, Cousin Ben
Front row: Sister Margie, Me, Niece Danica, Sister Betty, Cousin Terri, Nephew Nick, Nick's wife, Becky and Great Nephew Jack.

Ben with Jasper (the dog)


Great nephew, Jack, has grown since we last saw him at Easter. He's now walking and has 3 teeth! He's a really cute little guy.

 Betty left this morning (Tuesday) heading back to the cottage so we're alone again.

I went out looking at refrigerators today. Ours works ok but it's really old and is not an energy saver. I also have a chiropractor appointment today to see if he can work more on my pinched nerve. The joys of getting old!