So we had a quiet Anniversary and it was nice, the weather was cold -2 C but sunny.
However today, I was sad and frustrated that given that we now have to wait 12 weeks for a final pronouncement on Will’s cancer treatment, I find all of it confusing. We have been told that you have to wait, it takes time, it is not resolved over night. My argument is “they send men to the moon, so why not?” does not work at all in this case. I just want him to get better.
So Will and I talked today and we very much think alike on this situation and we spoke of our fears and the uncertain future, but then again we do not know the future.
today was a busy day, both with meeting at the Club on Membership and then about the Library in the afternoon. In the evening I was doing a talk on the Canadian Foreign Service and what it is like to serve in it for 35 years. The crowd loved it, had a few good laughs, so it went well.
Today is blustery and very windy and it drizzles which makes things miserable and the city is doing its Santa’s parade which means they get all the Fire Trucks out and blast the sirens for 2 hours. At first I thought there was a major fire and then remembered this was the City’s idea of fun for the Santa’s parade. Huge traffic everywhere because many major arteries were closed. Thank god for climate change they still don’t get it on PEI.
Well today we have our friend come over to do the routine with Nick and Nora. Nick’s eyes are no better and the Vet tells me he is nearly completely blind, I know I can see it when we go for walks, it is very slow. Also I seems more hard of hearing now and today his stomach was badly upset, he ate nothing at all, just water. He will be 14 in February and he feels his age. All he wants to do is sleep snuggled against me. But even is breathing some nights is ragged and he has an irregular heartbeat. I feel bad about it, there is not much that can be done but he is as comfortable as possible.
Nora well she just goes on like a little engine, but she is more stubborn now than ever. You cannot make her do anything and she knows she can get away with it, Nora wants, Nora gets.
This Tuesday morning I drive to Halifax with the oriental carpets for cleaning and I come back Wednesday, a very easy drive. What I did not know is that Nova Scotia was an Island at one time and is now tied to the mainland by dykes built by the Acadians in the 17th century. The main Trans-Canada HWY and the railroad passes over the dykes. With climate change in 50 years time the Bay of Funday water and tides will submerge the dykes according to studies. I won’t be around to see it.