Thursday, May 11 and there are things going on that I need to mention. First and foremost is that my baby girl, Bridgette, turns 42 today. What? How ever did that happen? I won’t waste another minute before wishing my beautiful, brave, brilliant daughter a Happy Birthday!
|My 4 year old charmer|
|Hasn't changed a bit!|
Thirdly, I am going on a bus trip to Owen Sound. I’m taking a step out of my comfort zone and going alone to support Rockwood Terrace’s fight to stay in Durham. The bus leaves at 7:30 and I’ll be there. I haven’t been on a bus in a long time so it will be a ‘treat’.
|Beautiful start to the day|
Bill made it home last night at 8 as expected, safe and sound for another week. We breathe another sigh of relief. I don’t worry too much when he is out travelling the highways, but it is a deep-down concern never-the-less.
I was up at 6 before the alarm and got cleaned up and had a cup of tea while reading a few blog posts from yesterday. Once it seemed like an appropriate time, about 6:50 am, we called Bridgette. I’m sure she wouldn’t have been able to start her special day without our rendition of the traditional song.
|On my way out the door|
By 7:10 I was out the door and in Durham to catch the bus. Sadly, only 14 of us supporters showed up but we were all pleased to find upon our arrival that many had driven themselves to Owen Sound. It is a good opportunity to go shopping in a city after the meeting.
The chairs were soon filled by approximately 65 Save Rockwood t-shirt wearers and about 50 Save Grey Gables t-shirt wearers. Standing room only and the council meeting got underway at 9:00. They are typical and pretty much boring as they run through the minutes and past issues on the agenda. Oh well, we waited quietly.
After an hour, the part we were there for began with two speakers in support of the Long Term Care resolution. The Director of Long Term Care was one and she spoke very well for all 3 current homes. Of course, there was no resolution, the main concern is that the council take the input and hopefully reach some kind of decision shortly after the May 25th meeting. I will be there. Adjournment was at noon and I was home by 1.
|A few of the Rockwood supporters|
Bill was finishing up cutting the back field, having taken care of the front one while I was gone. I’m glad to see that the sun finally made an appearance around 12 noon. The air was still cool but soon warmed up to 16C. While he continued to weed-whack, I got the battery lawn-mower out and cut the main ‘campsite’ section of the Ridge. This is the main section that we use on a regular basis.
|Williamsford Bookstore and Cafe|
Lawns and fields are all done now and here come the black flies. Darn! I sprayed myself well with the Deep Woods Off we have in the Suite. It does help some but I’m sure I still got bit. The trick is to TRY not to scratch, it only accentuates the itch. “I won’t scratch, I won’t scratch, etc.” my mantra.
|Love this country scene in Williamsford|
I managed to fit in 2 or 3 walks down the lane with my buddy, Clemson, before and after Bill finished the trimming. First cut out of the way and it looks quite impressive. Don, next door, was out on his mower as well. It was the day to cut grass.
Bill barbecued sausages for supper after the news and I made up a fresh lettuce, cucumber, green pepper, tomato and cheese salad on the side. Everything tasted wonderful, we were both quite famished. When dishes were cleaned up we settled in to watch our recorded Tuesday night programs.
|A single tulip in a garden makes a striking pose|
I hope you’ve had a good day. Mine was different but great and Bill is happy he got things accomplished too.
Thank you for keeping up with me today. I’d love to hear from you.