May 05, 2019

Que pasa

We having been busy getting ready in a variety of ways for our upcoming trip.  I am so looking forward to heading out to the airport.  Up until yesterday we weren’t sure that we would be able to travel.  I have been dealing with a medical issue for the past three weeks which included medical appointments and a number of tests which all came back negative.  Sadly I was still affected with my symptoms.  A few days ago the doctor offered to write a medical letter to whomever so we could recoup some of our losses as we would have to cancel the trip 😥  Instead I took control of the situation and made some big changes in my diet and consulted our pharmacist. Fortunately with the use of an OTC medication I can still travel and resume tests when I get back the end of June.  However I fully intend to be able to function normally within the next week.  Right now I am just taking it half a day at a time.

The weather has has warmed up enough for us to put our pots out along the patio edge. We won’t be put the rest of our patio furniture out until we get back.  The lake level as you can see remains low.  It was two years ago this weekend that we were evacuated.

Last year we came within 1/4 inch of being flooded. I went with simple petunias this year.  Hopefully they will grow and be colourful.

This is the first time in two years that we have flowers and I decided to keep it simple.  The window above this pot opens outward and the pot is there to stop anyone from hitting their head on the window edge.  I am looking forward to see how they will have grown while we were away.  Six weeks is a long time.

Colin has been doing all the work under my supervision. Today he transplanted the tomatoes and one cucumber plant into larger pots.  I wanted them to have room to grow.  They will all be put into our garden once we get back home.  The tomatoe plant in the middle has yellow flowers already.  These will be taken to a friends home for her to water daily.

This morning Colin pulled out our luggage and discovered a broken wheel. This suitcase was new last spring and only used for four weeks.  Fortunately is has a ten year warranty.

He figured out how to remove the wheel. We just need a new one. He will be on the phone tomorrow morning  trying to get us a replacement.

Always something to have to deal with.  Fortunately we still have a week before we leave.  Hopefully that will be enough to get both myself and the suitcase fixed 😕

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10 Responses to “Que pasa”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    I sure hope your medical issues are resolved before you go!

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery from whatever ails you so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
    Luggage gets thrown around at the airports and sometimes the suitcases fall off the wagons or they get caught on the conveyor belts. Hope you find a replacement wheel. Maybe order two!

  3. I hope you feel better soon, make sure to take lots of rest brakes on your holiday and maybe not feel the necessity to see and do everything (impossible really).

    • contessa says:

      I get what you are saying and I have come to the same conclusion. With us being in so many different places it will impossible to see it all. However we will get a great overview of where to spend more time in one place another year.

  4. George Yates says:

    Good luck with the recovery and diet change, and hopefully the trip goes well for you.

  5. Marie says:

    Take care of you. We are in Seattle Washington today soooo hopefully we will cross your path in the near future

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