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GETTING READY FOR WINTER/ THANKS TO DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO MILES FOR MARY

Another birthday come and gone.  How did I get this darn old this darn quick??  At this age, birthdays just aren’t the same as they used to be – they come and they go without any great fan-fare (and that’s the way I like it…)

John has had some garage door panels that have been taking up space in our yard, so this week’s project was to dispose of them.  As our son needs a shed in his yard, John put the panels together for a garden shed which they can then set up at our son’s house.  It will be nice to have them out of the way and being useful to someone else!

Now we have a big load of leaves, garden waste and garbage to take to the dump.  Hopefully he will get the garden rototilled before the snow flies.  I laid a walkway made of wooden steps that go across the garden that has been in use for the last few years and it is time that it is all tilled up as well as the rest of the garden.  The freshly tilled garden will be a lovely site!  Then I will put the walkway down again next spring after the spring tilling.  I think our little dog will miss the walkway more than we do…  There are still a few lawn ornaments out which we are enjoying before they have to be put in the garden shed for the winter.

The potted flowers I got from the nursery across the highway are still blooming on the sundeck.  They look beautiful, but will probably be “done” before long.

We had a phone call from our sister-in-law in Kelowna this past week and it was so nice to hear her somewhat up-beat and sounding much better than she has been over the last few months!  John’s brother George is back in the nursing home after being in the hospital, and It sounds like his quality of life (if you can call it that) has improved somewhat since we saw him several months ago.  That was an answer to our prayers, but he is still on a feeding tube and cannot eat anything by mouth.  We are so thankful that the neighbours who planted her garden this year because Mary was not going to use it, have not only enjoyed planting a garden there (they live in a high rise across the street), but they have shared the produce from the garden with her and have been a tremendous blessing to her in every way.  As she cannot drive any more, they have also been driving her to the Care Home to see George instead of her taking the bus.  More answers to prayers…  We are planning on going back to see them in October.

Our new cat is settling in quite nicely.   She and the dog seem to have found some “mutual ground” and the confrontations are much less these days.  Guess it just takes getting used to…

It looks like John will be having to curtail his activities for a while, as his hip has been giving him grief.  Between serving coffee at Miles for Mary and putting together the garage door panels for our son, his body is telling him that’s enough!!!  You are supposed to be retired!!  Miles for Mary was a great success again this year.  They sure do appreciate the generous donations in support of this cause. 

We have access our grandchildren in B.C. by internet.  This week we received an e-mail from our granddaughter, Ceira, with a picture of her youngest daughter, Zaia, with a full cast on her leg.  Poor dolly.  She has the worst luck!  She is only 7 and it’s the second time in her short life that she has needed a cast.  We are looking forward to seeing her when we go out to Kelowna again, as we stay at Christy’s (our daughter, her Grandma) overnight on the trip, and Ceira lives in Nakusp, which is on the way to Kelowna.

We were happy to have a reply to our advertisement that we have a fish pond and paraphernalia for sale, and it has been picked up and taken away. This week we have to get all our garbage in the yard to the dump!  There are about 5 large black bags full of garden and yard waste, as well as several garbage cans full of lawn cuttings, together with a month’s worth of household garbage.  Then the snow can fly!!!   We got a slight taste of it this weekend and it seems far too early for winter to be rearing its’ ugly head…

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