May 10, 2022

A bit of this and a bit of that

I was adding up some figures the other day. We drove 5,216 miles door to door on our recent trip, from home to the Isla and back here. These are just RV miles, we don’t count the miles driving around whereever we are be it in the US or in Mexico.

Playing in one of their many beds.

The cheapest we paid for diesel was $3.79 per US gallon and the most expensive was $5.099 and that was just a block from the US/Canada border. We filled the RV with diesel just before we crossed into the US and that got us quite far at a lower cost.

Ten minutes later, sound asleep.

The water has remained cool with some showers but Colin waters the garden daily to make sure the seeds germinate.  On May 1st when we planted our flowers in pots I added a few herbs to two of them and a sprinkle of lettuce seeds which are now sprouting.  Tonight we are expecting a low of 2C/35.6F  and a risk of frost as well as tomorrow evening. Will it ever warm up? We have not yet planted our cucumber seeds nor our small tomato plants.  Someone suggested adding some Sea Compost to the garden ( don’t think I mentioned that before ? ) and mixing it in on the top layer, supposed to give much more nourishment to the soil.

The scabs on my face have mostly fallen off and I look a mess. I return to see my dermatologist next Monday the 16th ( I was lucky to get a cancellation as she is gone for good on the 27th ). I really hope that she completes what she missed the first go round. This time Colin will direct her – well I hope she will let him.

They lost a good deal of hair when brushed the other day.

Today I called to cancel our October trip to Egypt. We were initially booked for October 2020, then changed that to 2021 and then to October  2022. They still expect folks to wear a mask on the tours as well as on our cruise down the Nile. I see no point in travelling to Egypt to wander about wearing masks in that heat. Most importantly Covid does not seem to be done with the world yet. This is not the time to travel, at least not for us nor for that long a distance. It is approximately a 25 hour flight with two stopovers. Instead of canceling we are now booked to leave October 12th, 2023 for two weeks. I am now taking applications for puppy sitters 😀

I have actually gone on three walks this week, a first since we left the Isla. Dogs are to be on leash here in the park but there are a few places that we let them off.  Carlie is kicking up her heels in this romp.

Their most favourite thing is running. Ciela in the pink had all fours off the ground and on close inspection Carlie only has one paw on the grass.

I caught Carlie sitting on top of her crate again. She did not jump this time. But still  worrying.

Colin found a dead canary who had hit one of our huge windows. I said to show it to the girls. Carlie retreated to her crate. You can see her nervously sticking her tongue out.

They eventually came up and sniffed the bird and left respectfully.

Making homemade pizza tonight and the buzzer just went off. Perfect timing.





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4 Responses to “A bit of this and a bit of that”

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    Can’t wait to see the garden in all it’s glory!

  2. Pauline Watson says:

    You know I’d be up for puppy sitting! 🙂 I don’t know how you’d get the girls here though, lol!!

    The weather should eventually warm up. We had a little bit of snow mostly a really cold wind the other day. Things are slowly starting to turn green. 🙂

  3. Maxx Trails says:

    Hopefully you will get to take your Egypt trip next year … and also hopefully it warms up at home soon. We are in Calgary and flying home tomorrow, I really want some warmth!

  4. Lucy says:

    Contessa, love all the girls pictures, but # 3 needs to be framed !

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