Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Squirrels and lions and bears oh my!

The great fat hunter has managed to trap (and release) three squirrels using the new trap. I drove them one at a time into the next town and released them. I brought Lynn with me on the last trip and when we got home she told me that we had only gone about four kilometers. I had read somewhere online that we should drive them at least five miles away as they might return.

Now we have three squirrels playing on the bird feeder, an empty trap and I have a feeling that the rodents have put one over on me.

Kidneys, can't live with em...

I know everyone knows that you should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day but I mean really, has anyone ever really done it? After a scan for my vision problem (which went away) they discovered that my remaining kidney is acting up and my doctor arranged for yet more tests but until then she suggested that I drink more water...echhh....I did discover though, that I can drink water while I sit at the computer since I'm not looking for a sugar rush...so I drank three glasses of water over two days and was quite proud of myself. Half the tests are done now and we are waiting for the results, the next test isn't until November. We'll see how it turns out, meanwhile I am going to really really try to drink more water.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

His first swim in the Bay Of Chaleur for this year and of course he loved it!

Our squirrel trap arrived finally, so hopefully we'll get back to having a garage where we can store the bird seed n stuff.  They even tried to chew through the top of a gas can if you can believe it.

Mark and Jonathan will be here in less than a month, that'll be fun.  Mark's moving from Toronto to Vancouver prior to coming here, I guess he just wanted to be on a plane that much longer :)  I hope he stops in to see his grandfather, if he's in Toronto, before he goes.

We got Gaston Gavroche(ok, not his real last name), out to give us some quotes, we'd like to rearrange the stairs on both decks so that they exit the side rather than the front, but apparently both decks (the front is worse) are in bad shape so they will both likely have to be replaced.  We also had him take a look at the bathroom, we'd like the bathtub taken out and a sit down shower put in, as well as fix the leak in the main floor bathroom shower.  God knows, when you get some income tax money back, you have to spend it!!

I have to go in for more tests, apparently my lone kidney is not doing it's job properly or something, so more ultrasounds, peeing n stuff to come...oh joy....I have been drinking more water though, I'm almost up to five glasses a week :)  I'm gonna have to try a little harder, I think.

With the renovations to come we will be getting closer yet to our dream of a much easier to maintain property.  We took down the split rail fence between us and the neighbors, which will make cutting the grass much easier and I did some more tree/bush trimming to assist with that as well.  Loki and the boys have been helping by digging post holes in the yard, not that we wanted to put posts in the yard but they think they're helping.

I picked up some lillies to plant in our side flower bed for some additional color and for the hummingbirds, and the two new apple trees and most of our new shrubberies survived the mountains of snow and are thriving.  Things are looking good.

Got an email from Tom Peebles announcing someone's retirement..oh yes, Les Bell, but at least it wasn't another death notification, we seem to be getting quite a few of those.  Sheesh.

Ok, time for coffee...I'll keep you all updated as to the renovations.  Congrats to my niece Francine for yet another beautiful baby boy!