Morning Mates, the sun is brilliant today, but the temperature sits at -13C or 8F. Pictou is celebrating "Take the Roof Off Winter" this weekend, a Winter Carnival of sorts, featuring sledding, sleigh rides,skating, chocolate extravaganza and trivia at the pub tonight, which of course we'll be going to.
Tomorrow we're going to visit our friend who fell on the ice the other day and broke his leg in 3 places. I'm sure he could use some cheering up, and as his girlfriend says, "he'd love somebody to talk to other than me!"
We certainly will think spring, and if we all think hard enough, we will have an early spring.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
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Good Morning CruiseMates!
I am sitting here dealing with fussy kids who don't want to practice their music. They really didn't practice much this week and now they are paying the price... and so am I...lol!
In a bit we'll make our way across the state line to Illinois for their lessons. I need to pick up some groceries and a few other items. Then back home.
I am really looking forward to the milder temps this next week! Let Spring begin!
Good morning A sunny Saturday indeed! I can almost feel spring in the air. The pulled muscle in my back still hurts whenever I look down or turn the wrong way, thanks Dr. OZ for the stretching tip, Iíll stick to my way of stretching!Had a great time with my mom last night just hanging out I need to do that more often, I know she loved the company. Not much else going on in these neck of the woods. Have a great day!
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It's a balmy 36 degrees outside with a high of 40 forecast. It's swimsuit weather.
I went to put the last toilet on yesterday. When I took the old one off I saw something that I didn't want to see. The closet flange was destroyed. The toilet was put in over 20 years ago and when they did they broke the flange and did a "flange repair". That toilet was slightly loose but I figured the bolts just needed tightening. I worked on it for about an hour but realized that with the flange "pipe dope glued" to the main pipe I would have to cut it out. I don't have the tools to do that type of cutting and if I chipped it out I would probably crack the main and I would be in real trouble. So, I said "To heck with it" and called a plumber. He'll be out on Monday morning to finish the job. It will probably be a $300 charge but I'll pay that rather than end up paying 10X that much if I cracked the main.
We really have nothing on the agenda for the whole weekend. My grandkids are fighting nasty colds so they won't be over. Betty is also starting to catch something so she is still in her lounge wear and she is debating if she wants to even get dressed. I told her "Just take it easy.". This will probably be the day that unexpected guests arrive.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys themselves, no matter if they get dressed or not.
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