I meant to get back at this the next day or so but other things got in the way.
Last fall the oven door fell off. It couldn't be welded but has served us well. It was given to us when we built the cottage and was at least 30 years old then and we have had it for 25 years or so. They don't build them like they used to. Lifetime then meant probably 30 years or so and todays model may last 10 tears if you are lucky and don't use it too often. We mentioned that we were in the market for a good used stove and lo and behold our son-in-law found one . It is not more then 5 years old, has a working clock on it plus a self cleaning oven and is beautiful and the price was right. Never thought I'd be so anamoured with the likes of a stove but am smitten.
Last fall when Don made his annual batch of fruit cakes and when time came to put them in the oven it took the 2 of us. Don would put his knee to the door and open it easy and not too far and me to slip the tray of cakes in the oven. The door only came part off once and it was a hot thing to put back in place. This fall when cake baking time rolls around he should not need my help.
I usually read any letters I send but by the time I got the last blog done just forgot and when reading it over since, the mistakes in spelling and such must not do that again.
On our trip to Digby we arrived in rain and most of the weekend it rained, misted then would clear but no sun till Monday afternoon when we were leaving.
We arrived in Digby on thursday afternoon. We went to the arena on Friday to register and Don had forgotten to register, he thought he had earlier in the year. He then registered and we gathered at the meet and greet room. There sure are a lot fewer who attend but we had one couple from Vancouver and one couple from Victoria so had a good time with them. All are in their 80;s and so it is understandable that those who used to attend are no longer able. In the room we had at the inn was a microwave. We went shoping and bought some popcorn so we popped pop corn and as the executive meeting was in our room I had popped corn for the 7 members who attended. No one believed we had such a goodie but they sure devoured it. It was not raining when we went to the arena that evening for the banquet , rained hard while we were in but had quit when we came out after. Good timing. On Sunday was to have been a parade which had to be cancelled due to a possible rain. Many gathered at the cenotaph to watch the laying of the wreaths. As Don had a wreath to lay we attended that and no rain but very overcast and the rain waited till we were back at the arena. The committee put on a very entertaining afternoon entertainment. In the evening we had several back to our room for drinks and popcorn. On monday afternoon we took the ferry to St John and on our way to Woodstock. As I was to watch for the turn off, and missed it we were going south instead of west. Three quarters of an hour later, after realizing we were not on where we should be , we got on the road going west. Wouldn't you know the sun was low and so bright and we driving right in to it Don could hardly see but the traffic was near nil so it was easier. We found a motel and next morning we left for another motel. Don has a wonderful sense of direction but each day, coming and going we managed to get on a wrong road. We arrived in Montreal on the next day and to visit Don's navy friend with a report for him and as we had been there the sunday before and found their home we got lost again and had to stop and ask, and that is not a man's way , to ask directions but we did. We arrived home later that daay, happy to have gone but tired so home felt good.
Last year I had a ringing in the ears and at times I thought everyone could hear the ring and it is a wonder that someone didn't say, Answer that phone. By Christmas time the left side of my head was so sore along with a major headache. To the Dr and was prescribed therapy as my neck was so sore , that didn't work. Then on antibiotics for an inner ear and sinus infection and thay didn't help so off to a heart and stroke Dr as I had had a dizzy spell. I had the appoinment the next week and he diagnosed it as temporal arteritis . Never heard of it so on the interenet and read all about it. I sure had all the symptons as well as the blood test said so. I was on and am on prednesone and am much better. Not crazy about the side effects. They don't know what causes it but it is an inflamation of the arteries of the head. The biopsy showed negative. It is not as rare as I thought as I have read of many reports of others suffering from the same thing on the interent. This is what happens when medical science is bound to keep us all alive till past 100 or so and the old bod is trying to adapt.
June 1st was my 84th birthday and when did it show up so fast? I am now working on my 85th and plan on making it as we have plans for next spring as well as a bus trip to Myrtle Beach this October. The day before my birthday we were going out for a celebration as we had been invited out to dinner at friend the 1st and when we arrived at the restaurant, there were our 2 grandaughters waiting for us . What a welcome surprise. They knew where we were going and at what time. They spent the night with us then had to go back the next morning as work got in the way.
Have been to a few Red Hat affairs and fun there. We have done some volunteer work and visiting so seniors can do a lot to keep busy and happy.
We were to have gone with the steam boat crowd this June but there were too many other things we had said we would do so had to miss that this year.
This past thursday evening it started to rain then came the hail. It hailed and rained heavy for at least 5 minutes and I thought , my plants, but they survived. The porch was covered in white as were the pots of flowers. It was the size of marbles, never have seen that before. It has been cooler since as we have had some very humid weather. What a relief for a lot of people with breathing problems. We are on our way to dinner, Have a good one all.