Sunday - August 3, 2008

Here it is with another couple of weeks gone by since I last posted my blog, where on earth does the time go!!

Last Saturday our daughter Nancy and her husband Carl came and stayed overnight and we had a great visit with them. Late Sunday afternoon after they left John and I went to Kitchener to our sons for dinner and to stay overnight as I had an early appointment on Monday morning with the surgeon re my hip - the good news is that I am having my right hip replaced on August 26th so the good lord be willing I will be good to head south in mid November.

I had my left hip replaced four years ago so know what to look forward to and it is amazing how fast you recover, I just hope that this surgery is as successful as the last one was. Between now and then there will be lots of running back and forth between doctors, pre op etc. so it will be a busy few weeks. I will be in hospital for 5 days then I am going to the nursing home where my mom is for between 10 days and two weeks. They have rooms set aside for people recovering from surgery so it will work out good for me for the short term so that by the time I get back here I should be reasonably mobile.

For many years John and I helped out our Airstream dealer at the big RV Shows in Toronto and London, we would talk to people about RVing and Airstreams and always enjoyed doing the shows. On Thursday friends of ours who we met through Can-Am, as George also helped out at the shows, arrived at the park and are here to partake in the Old Boys Reunion being held in Kincardine this weekend so when John saw them in the afternoon he invited them down for a drink. When they were ready to leave they said they were going into town to the Erie Belle for dinner and invited us to join them so we had a really good visit with them.

The couple we bought the "cottage" from are here for two weeks holidays so on Friday we did our annual trip to Tobermory and Lions Head with them. When we first met we found out that we all had spent summers in Lions Head, John and I had our trailer there in a little park out on Isthmus Bay for 20 years and Mike and Marg had rented a cottage there for many years so the four of us now do an annual day trip up there - always lots of fun.

Little Tub Harbour - Tobermory



John & Mike By the Docks



Looking Across Little Tub Harbour



A Different Use for Tums



Mike & Marg at Isthmus Bay in Front of Our Old Trailer Park



John and I at Isthmus Bay



A View of Isthmus Bay Looking Towards Whipporwill (This is a view we enjoyed for 20 Years But There Was No Long Grass Then!!)



Lions Head Lighthouse




Lions Head



John's Father's cousin owned this cottage and John, our girls and I stayed there 42 years ago



Lions Head Marina with Beach Park Campground in Background



Yesterday I did a load of laundry and that was about it as my hip was wiped after all the walking on Friday!

This week is a busy one, on Tuesday we are planning on going to the Keady Market, Wednesday we are going to my brother's cottage at Sauble Beach, Thursday we are going to Kitchener to visit my mom and bottle wine and then Friday we are having company for the weekend. Will have to try to find a bit of time each day for a nap!!

Till next time!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Good luck with you hip surgery, Carolyn. You sure got in fast!

Lovely to see photos of Tobermory. We loved it there and hope to go back again sometime.