It's about time.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Collecting Supplies, A Special Thank You and Another Special Birthday Celebration.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We’ve learned that there is a Hazard to sleeping with the windows open when the temperature drops down below the 50 F (10 C) mark and that is you sleep so soundly you can’t wake up. Darn that Fresh Air, LOL! We didn’t get out of bed until after 8:30 this morning but we surely weren’t falling asleep in our breakfast. I just put our Coffee/Tea right by our computers instead of handling them twice. 
The wind was really blowing today.

By 10:00 we had finished our morning reading, inside chores and even a call to Amazon asking why each time I checked the tracking on our purchase the Delivery Date seemed to be getting farther away instead of getting closer. I was given a reason that had me thinking to myself that “I wasn’t born yesterday”.

We wanted to get working on getting more accomplished outside but we needed some supplies so we got ready to head out. After barely stepping outside Kathy had to go back inside and get her jacket because the wind was so cold she said it reminded her of the Winter Winds we had while in Quartzsite.

Our first stop was the Blooming Gardener not far from the Park. We found the mulch we were looking for at a reasonable price but when we checked their stock of trees found their prices to be through the roof.

Plan B had us heading in to Windsor where we checked the Outdoor Garden Center at Canadian Tire. We lucked out because they were just unloading a truck load of more Emerald Cedars and we found two that cost less then the one at the Blooming Gardener. There was only one problem we only had the car so we had put them on the floor of the backseat then bend their tops down to make them fit.

It was nearing Lunch and our breakfast muffin was long gone so we went through the Drive Through at Burger King and got their Two for $6.00 Whoppers and just sat in the car to eat them.

Since Our first two stops didn’t have the Patio Stones we needed we drove over to Home Depot. After finding the ones I needed to complete the Firewood Patio Kathy wanted me to get the larger Stones for our Firepit. After I reminded her of the weight we were already carrying in the car she agreed to get them the next time we are in town.

Back Home as soon as I unloaded the trees it was like a spring uncoiling and they sprang back to full height. Then I continued unloading everything else until I needed to sit for a couple of minutes on our Bistro Chairs. That’s when our old neighbour Stan came over to start talking. Even after we started working while he was standing there he kept talking. 
Kathy's version of Stir Fry.
Kathy was going to go back to work on the front Flowerbed but I suggested getting rid of all the old Landscape Cloth because of all the holes in it before adding the new one we had purchased. That old cloth had been laid down then the holes were made to add the plants so it took some pulling and cutting to get it all out but it also helped. In yesterday’s Blog, I mentioned how we had to removed the Fern because it was trying to choke out the rest of the plants. By pulling up the old Landscape Cloth we were finding more and more Tendrils that were trying to start more plants as far as into the Grass. It took nearly two hours just to get that all cleaned out today alone. 
(L-R) Grandson D.J.,  Grandson Haigen, Kathy,
Grandson Connor. Granddaughter Emma and Grampa
Ted stopped by while we were working on the Flowerbed for a short visit. He also gave us a Thank You Card for looking after his place while he was dealing with his wife Eileen’s loss. We’ll be continuing to visit and he was told we are there if he needs to talk. 
(L-R) Jack and Sue seated, Grandson Connor,
Granddaughter Emma and Grandson Haigan.
Since we had another visit to make this evening we didn’t do any planting today. Kathy went inside to start making a Chicken Stir Fry while I took the time to give all the plants a good long drink. By the time I got washed up supper was being served. Kathy had made her own Seasoning and it tasted so good we didn't even need any Plum Sauce. Another good thing is there is enough for another meal.
Haigan turned ten today.
We arrived at our daughter-in-law Jen’s home shortly after 6:00 where we joined her parents and sister in wishing our grandson Haigan a Happy Birthday. It’s hard to believe our youngest grandchild is now Ten Years Old. He was very appreciative of all his gifts and we all enjoyed a piece of his Birthday Cake. While the children gather to play video games in the basement the adults had a chance to talk about the more serious side of life and even then, we could laugh about it. 

Since this is still a School Night, we all left shortly after 9:00. The wind was still blowing pretty hard when we got Home so we just closed the windows to warm things up. By 10:30 the rain was coming down fairly hard so we don’t have to worry about our plants drying out overnight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Happy Birthday to Haigan! He's a stunner. :)

  2. Gotta love those cool temperatures!!