While this day is set aside historically for the recognition of labour and the workers that have built our country, it more accurately represents the end of slumber like days of summer where shorts, t-shirts and sandals often replace the more formal wear of everyday work. Our time at the trailer is now mostly done – next week is marked on my calendar as clean up and close the trailer. I will even winterize it.
I’m surprised how many people pay someone to come do this for them – perhaps as we don’t have the cash to throw away I tend to be a bit more frugal in this regard. It’s just not that hard.
End of summer also signals that our calendar will be filling up. Later in the autumn, I have a trip to Alberta and I am really looking forward to a chance to see Amanda, Philip and the three kids! It’s been too long since we’ve been out there. While it’s been great to have Jason and his three kids closer, it still means that we don’t see the western Waters as I refer to them, that often.
My eye continues to heal and while the retinal surgeon says my eye pressure is still a bit high, that the healing progresses well. They can see that I have a wrinkle on the retina and have told me that they can do some “smoothing’ if needed. I’m not sure I want to know how that is done!
This is, by the way, one of my favourite cartoons!
I’ve long said being a grandfather is one of the great roles of my life. These kids are smart, energetic, full of laughs and innocent as can be! Innocence is, in my opinion, one of the great strengths of childhood and should be protected, as long as possible, at all costs.
Our three grandchildren are on the move and so in the midst of that move they came to be with us for a few days of adventure. We did lego, coloured, made crafts, ran through the sprinkler, ate freezies, had lots of cool snacks, went for walks, played with the peddle tractor, had the little cars out driving around the mat (in the shade), blew bubbles, played (toy) golf, read books, went out for kid’s meals, and played Barbies.
Did we do it all? Probably not but we sure did lots of great things. It was an adventure. Did I say that already?
We managed to squeeze in a few days at the trailer too! That included the pool, the beach, bbq’s and sleeping together in the trailer. Did you know kid’s love using the toilet in a trailer?!
Here’s a small video from our time at the trailer! You can see more on my channel.
Over the weekend some hooligans decided to take a strool through the trailer park and see what might be in those trailers that they could put on Kijji. Electronics seem to be the choice of the thieves. However, we didn’t have any electronics in our trailer – but the thieves didn’t know that until they broke into our trailer.
Sorry to disappoint but the smallest trailer in the place didn’t hold any treasure.
The only people who are going to win in this one will be the trailer dealers who get to do the work of repairing. A broken lock, the broken window, a damaged screen door…
A couple of pictures to demonstrate the annoying problems.
On the good news side….above is a picture of a lovely new mug that I got from Philip and Amanda. I love my mug of coffee!