Well here we are in July and today is Canada Day version 154 according to Official history, I prefer to think like most French Canadian that is it in fact 421 years when the first French Europeans settled in New France.
This entire week weather wise has been very strange, more sure signs that Climate is for real and cannot be ignored anymore, though politicians are still debating what to do.
In British Columbia they have the pandemic, forest fires and heat in the 50C range. The extreme heat alone has killed in 4 days 680 people. People do not know what to do and panic. On the Atlantic we have moderate weather with rain and fog. The overcast weather has made so far for a quiet Canada day. Covid 19 means no fireworks tonight to avoid large gatherings. We are going out for dinner just across the street.
Tomorrow is bar-b-q day and I am at the grill, luckily I have help, we are looking at about 25 to 30 people. There will be cake and live music by two very good musicians who will play Canadian music.
First thing tomorrow morning I have to go to the Vet with Nicky who has been sick all week, stomach ache of some kind, he has a very fragile stomach. Currently he is having real chicken broth and soft white rice. He loves the broth but he is hungry however he does not appear to be able to keep anything down. I also have to drive Will to the clinic for his second shot of Moderna. Pick up the cake and buy burgers and sausage, buns etc. A busy day.
The strangest thing happened also this week, for the last 40 years out of convenience, I have been shopping at Land’s End for clothes and sheets. When you live in exotic locale you need to have access to standard fashion with good quality. Land’s End fits the bill and I have always been satisfied with what I bought from them. Only when living in Europe did we buy at local shops because they had the quality and what we were looking for.
I got an email from them this week to tell me that my latest order was lost in shipping. I was very surprised this has never happened, the order will be replaced at no cost with much apologies.
So all arrangements have been made with the babysitter for our vacation, we had dinner with her the other night on the marina. It only takes us 35 minutes to get there, I was told by Miss Daisy that it is more like 80 minutes, hey I’m the driver I should know this. It is all nice countryside and little to no traffic. Keeping my fingers crossed for good weather for our 2 weeks.
Happy Canada Day!