Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Just a beautiful day at least 24 degrees and perfect for my last day of tennis....the same foursome that played yesterday played for an hour before the others came.
I told them I would bring beer and donuts and it was so special to see that every member of the group showed up...sometimes we only get 8 or 9 players.
We had great fun and they were so nice to me and presented me with this T shirt with this on the front...
And this on the back...
And another member wrote and read out this poem..
It has been a wonderful experience to meet these people and play tennis as often as it wanted!!!
This afternoon was all about doing chores and getting Blaze ready for her winter hibernation.....here she is all settled in!!!!!
Heather cooked a special and wonderful turkey dinner and afterwards we watched more of our show....we still have three episodes to watch so we will have to watch those on our own.
So six months and eighteen days later I get ready to leave this amazing family tomorrow.......of course Boomer has been the icing on the cake!!!
I leave Vancouver Airport at 11.30 pm tomorrow evening..stay tuned!!
stay safe and healthy!!
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Well now it is sort of registering in my mind that I am leaving on Wednesday .......
No rain so I was back on the courts after almost a week of rain..it was good to see my friends and to play for almost three hours.
This afternoon was the start of the French Open Tennis in Paris....this is the event that I was planning to go to in May before Covid changed everyone’s plans..
..the organization decided to move the Open back and today was the first round and they were allowing 1000 spectators but already the complaints from the players are starting saying it is too cold!!
I am taking Blaze to my mechanic tonight and leave her there so he can give her the first service and pick it up tomorrow afternoon...
Heather and I are trying to finish off our Nextflix show, Homeland before l leave, we are on the last season with about six episodes to go.....
Stay and healthy!!
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Totally different day today...Boomer and I took off just before 9am heading for the west coast town and beaches of Tofino......
It is a lovely drive and the weather was changeable with some great views....
We stopped here to stretch our legs......
This is all the rage in Europe but not so much here...people just leave locks in public places..
Arrived in Tofino ...
The main reason to come here was to walk the wild and sometimes wet and windy beaches....
We chose Chesterman beach which is 3 km long...we walked up and down and it was a great time for Boomer even though he had to stay on the leash..
many surfers enjoying the waves...
Look somebody knows I am going to Mexico..
Really enjoyed this walk and especially because as soon as we got to the car the rains started.
I drove through the small busy town but did not stop except to go down to the local dock and parked and had some lunch.....
The drive back was typical west coast, heavy rain, sunshine, fog......
Now something happened to me on the drive back that I have never experienced before and know I never will and perhaps none of you will ever either.....
Part of the section of the road is under heavy construction and they have closed one lane....so the wait to pass along this section can be long but we got lucky and it was only a few minutes.....
So I was driving very slowly on this narrow section with absolutely no where to stop or pull over and vehicles behind me......I came around a bend and right there in front of me on the road was the end of a 🌈 rainbow.......I could not believe it and I drove right through it....totally amazing...who can say they have touched by a rain bow???
We arrived home at 6 pm and it was a really lovely day!!!
Stay safe and healthy!!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Hard to get a decent picture they were running around and having so much fun!!!
Thursday, September 24, 2020
> Dear Walter,
> I hope you can help me here. The other day, I set off for work leaving
> husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't driven more than
> mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a
> halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I
> couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbours
> daughter. I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbours daughter is 22.
> have been married for ten years.
> When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been
> an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave
> He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been
> increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever
> gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won't go
> counselling and I'm afraid I can't get through to him anymore.
> Can you please help?
> Sincerely, Sheila
> Dear Sheila:
> A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a
> variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no
> debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and
> the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these
> approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is
> faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.
> I hope this helps,
Stay safe and healthy!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Today is perhaps the busiest, noisiest, and loudest day of the year in town with the celebrations going on for the patron saint of the town...
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