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Friday, May 1, 2020

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!
I turn 60 today. I feel the same as yesterday at 59.

Today I am out for my walk.
With all the rain we got yesterday, the water level of Lake Ontario has gone up. We cannot see the rock anymore.

Now, my "witness washer" is underwater. The water is way up.

Our friends have invited us to celebrate my birthday while keeping our distance at the same time.
I noticed the little Paddington statue. We enjoyed his movies.

We had a very good meal and lots of fun.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

We had a nice sunny morning, but the clouds came in the afternoon. The wind is from the south-west, but it is not that warm even at +12° C.

When I was getting the supper ready for tonight, I noticed the wires on the crockpot were bare, not safe.
So I fixed the problem and now everything is safe.

Natasha is already a Master-corporal, she will outrank her dad soon.

Another easy day at home.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

The sun is out.

I am out for another 3 km walk.
The water level is still high.

When I got back from my walk, I cooked all my breakfast sausages and froze them.

We skyped with Gabriel, Kristin, Jeremy and Natasha. They all are doing good.

My lunch is Crawfish that I bought in Texas.

One of them is really big for a crawfish. It was a good meal.

I also got my hair cut by Michele.
Since it was sunny, before supper, we had a few drinks on the patio with our friends.
Our friends made a typical meal from the home country. Fries with a peanut sauce. We also had "croquettes" and a sausage. All very good.

A few photos we got from Jeremy and Kristin.
Gabriel loves his little sister and I think Natasha loves her big brother.
Gabriel is also helping with Natasha, feeding, playing, etc.

Just like everybody, we cannot wait until we can get to the campground.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The nice weather we had during the weekend is over. The temperatures will drop this week.
The water level has not changed much.

Another easy day at home, doing the usual, walking, reading, etc.

Back in Saskatchewan, Gabriel is helping with the installation of his seat in the boat.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

I received a nice photo from Jeremy this morning. They are on Buffalo Pound Lake, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. They are trying the boat for the first time this season. Everything is working just fine.

Since we are still in "confinement", we should not be going anywhere unless we have to. So. The usual, walking, reading etc.
The lake has gone up some.

We are not complaining about the confinement, but we can't wait for this COVID-19 to be a thing of the pass.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Guess what? Another 3 km for me this morning! I am going to have to look for another place to walk, but most nice places are in municipal, provincial, national parks and they are closed.
Yep, the water level of Lake Ontario.

A cold front from the arctic is coming our way.

Thursday, May7, 2020

The time to hit the grocery stores. We are preparing a Chinese Fondue with our friends.
First stop, the local Walmart. Surprise! No line-ups! It is 9 am.
Next stop, the local Metro. Surprise! Only two people in front of us! One last stop. The local L.C.B.O (alcohol), not open yet.
Michele is waiting for me in the car as I wait in line for the opening.

We got here about half an hour before opening time.
I got out of the car to get in line about 15 minutes before opening. I am the second in line.

The L.C.B.O. opened at 11 am and we were back home by 11:15 we are back home. Pretty fast shopping considering!

After lunch, like we always, I cook all the hamburger meat so we can freeze it in portion size.

One more walk of 3 km and checking the water level...

Photo from the first day of fishing from Saskatchewan.

The fish are biting.

Gabriel caught 4 pikes.

Jeremy caught 6 pikes, this is one of them and one walleye.
Gabriel holding the biggest one they caught.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Brrr! A low of +1° C last night.

Once again, the water level of Lake Ontario.

Michele made all the  food needed to make a nice chines fondue tonight.
We had a great meal and lots of fun.

The weather forecast calls for frost on the ground tonight, brrr!
We even had some light flurries this evening.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

It got cold last night, -2° C.
The sun is shining this morning, then snow flurries, repeat.

While the sun was shining, I went out for another 6 km walk.
Lake Ontario sure fluctuates this time of year.

This what it looks like when we had the snow flurries.

One more pretty photo of Natasha.

Gabriel is on his way back to his mom's place for the next 4 or 6 weeks before he comes back to Jeremy's place.

Since it is colder outside, it is cooler inside. More frost forecasted tonight.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

This morning I increased my walking distance. I now walk 4.8 km and still check-out the level of Lake Ontario.

I know I put lots of photos of Lake Ontario, but what can I talk about when it is the high lite of the day.

I forgot, when I walk, I listen to some lectures from the University of Tulane in New-Orleans, Louisiana. The lectures are about the Crusades. I have all 31 lectures and they are about 30 minutes each. Very interesting.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Another lazy week.  Not much new so far!

At 9:46 this morning, it was 2.8° C.

But, when I woke up at 7:35, it was 5.6° C. It is an up-sided world! It should be warming up, not the other way around.

When it is cold and the wind is blowing, you watch the news.
Every day it is the same thing. I wonder why I still watch it?
And the journalists who keep asking the same questions. They answered it once, what more do you want?

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, Jeremy went fishing with a friend. His friend caught a nice size pike.

A good day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Today, my walk was a little longer, about 5.8 km.
Lake Ontario's level is still pretty good. No flooding on the horizon.

Michele needed some stuff from the dollar store. Me? I waited in the car.
The wind picked up and the cardboard from the dumpster was flying around in this enclosed yard. The young man was trying to catch the cardboard as it flew around. It was funny.

A photograph came to take family porch photos at Jeremy and Kristin's place.
What a nice family, we love them very much. We have not had the chance to hold Natasha yet.

Jeremy and Kristin decided to have the photos taken while Gabriel was home with them.

Gabriel loves his little sister and we heard that Natasha loves Gabriel, because she is smiling when he talks to her.

We cannot wait to see them.
Who knows!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I am out for another walk this morning. This time, I walked a little way along the Murray Canal. This time it was a big 5 km.

The old railroad swing bridge linking Prince Edward County to the mainland.

The water table is pretty high around here. The ditches take a long time to drain. The water in the ditches is crystal clear.

One more photo of our grand-daughter, Natasha.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Ontario people had a surprise this morning. The Premier of Ontario said the campground will be able to open for seasonal camper Saturday morning. The campground owners of Ontario were taken by surprise by this announcement! They now have 36 hours to finish prepping the campground for opening. Our friends are now scrambling to get everything done to be ready for Saturday.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Natasha tasted carrots for the first time. She loves it.

Jan asked us for a hand at the campground, while keeping our social distancing of course. Michele and I had to wrap the playground structures with snow fencing to prevent kids from playing on them during the pandemic. It still took us a little over an hour to get everything done properly and safely. We were glad to help. We made sure we were safe and they were safe with social distancing.

Until next time.

Stay safe & Stay healthy.

Life is good...

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