It’s been a trying year as there is worry about the COVID-19 virus.
Like the virus, all storms will eventually leave.
We have a large window at home and a bird flew into it one day. I heard it and went out to have a look. This tiny bird was laying on the ground, still breathing. I picked it up and put it in a box with a little food and some water and a couple of hours later it returned. Linda named it Midge.
We celebrated birthdays within our little bubble of people.
We borrow a neighbour’s dog so that Hector has great play time.
The trailer had some issues with the MaxFan so I ordered parts and after quite a few weeks they arrived.
After lots of conversations with the Maxair repair people, I even found a regulator – another few weeks of waiting – and installed the voltage regulator.
I am trying to figure out what store has space to have parkas on display in August.
I don’t know why the squirrels didn’t like the jalapeño papers and the tiny eggplant and squash were saved by metal fencing that they could not eat through.
I like to try different things and grilling in a vegan manner was enticing after reading the China Study. The above photo shows a nice recipe from Live Naturally Magazine (clicking here will take you to the recipe).
Linda found these lamps and at first I didn’t think they would work, but they are doing quite well and I like them now.
Usually around dinner time, if we eat in front of the TV Puck and Hector will join us hoping for morsels, but they get hugs.
It was time for parent visits as the COVID restrictions had eased up.
We drove down for a one night stay and Linda visited her dad.
As the venue for Pierre’s parents had good outdoor space where social distancing was possible, we were able to sit outside and say hello along with Linda and Hector. A good visit and all three parents were looking good and talkative.
August was a time to meet up with old friends and we ended up at the Chic Challet that Eleasa had found. We were all from areas that weren’t hotspots for the virus and Linda and I had tested negative so the ten of us hung out.
We had a pretty good time and found some hiking at Sir Sam’s as well.
We hiked up, but some people took their bicycles up the ski ramps to ride down. It looked like a lot of fun.
We did some fun hiking on the ski hill and watched people mountain bike down.
A good day for a hike.
As the summer was ending, our fall travels were about to start and preparing the trailer is the beginning.
Some people believe travelling with empty tanks is good. I like the first few days to have water I know I can drink. I am fine with full tank driving.
We just aren’t fans of long drives when we don’t have to and we don’t like one night stays if we can avoid it. Mew Lake campground in Algonquin Park was a good stopping point; a couple of nights and met some interesting people.