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Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunny and hot again today!

Where are we today ?
Plattsville Ontario
        Last night it was hot at 88f (31c) and very humid inside our coach.  So I disconnect from power, fire up our Genny and our two roof top AC units. 30 minutes later we are nice and cool inside 75f (23c). Now its comfortable can shut things down, plug into our 15 amp power and go to bed.
        We had been outside visiting with the new owners of our old house and showing them a few pictures of what it used to look like when we bought it. They were amazed, and so were we with all the work done inside since we sold it 6 years ago. Here is a few pics of what we started with then a newer picture taken a month ago, really changed in 21 years. Amber won't remember she is only 20 years old.
        This morning Suzie headed off to New Hamburg to pick up a few prescriptions for us and drop by here Gramma's for a bit. In the meantime I proceeded to make a huge pot of potato salad for the Canada day Party here on Saturday (tomorrow), people came and went here all day and preparations were getting well under way. 
         The port-a-potty was dropped off, as well as the large rotisseries to  roast up two pigs (90 lbs each). Getting all ready is a big job here, expecting somewhere around 200 people tomorrow and the weather looks to be awesome! Live band starting about 3 pm and then eat around 5-6 o'clock lotsa salads and pork on a bun. The pool will be filled with lots kids (bring your kids, watch your kids and dogs too). Then after dark a huge fireworks display, a great time will be had by all.
1st roaster in place
drop off the porta potti
2 BBQ's in place  and John is pressure washing
        We had appointments at the Stratford Hospital for 3:15 pm , just for a few more follow up tests from our yearly physicals. 
A wonderful country drive
        And by the time we were back home it was about 5:30 so we can head to the Trails Edge in town for a full supper tonight. I got more wings and fries, Suzie a Chicken Quesadia and caesar salad, then a little pitcher of Bud Light to wash it down, oh so good !! Yes we love our chicken and even a very cold beer in this hot humid weather.

        Then back to John and Lea's, sat on their new deck for a bit and Suzie even got her dog fix. Got the brush out and went to work on Buddy for a while.
brushing out the burrs
         After this a few people kept dropping by bringing things, hanging out on the deck a getting acquainted, just a great social time. Meet old friends and make new ones, love small town country people.
        We had a great day again, but a late night again.
        Thanks for stopping by and the read.
        Tomorrow will be the BIG Canada party and we will be going all day long, BBQ two pigs, live Band, lotsa people, swimming, games, great food, meeting lotsa people, then a huge fireworks display after dark.
         I am afraid Saturdays posting will not happen until sometime Sunday, will just not time tomorrow.  This sure is a tough lifestyle, but somebody has to do it and we are still able to.
         Have a great Canada Day weekend if you are Canadian the weather will be awesome. Next weekend the Four of July for all our American friends.
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  1. I love porches and what a difference the porch makes on your old home. Enjoy all the festivities tomorrow for Canada Day. Holidays bring out the people, the fun and the food.

  2. Happy Canada Day...hope you have a great day. Have some of that
    pork for me!

    1. Everybody is welcome, enough food for 300 people. If you catch a flight now you could make it!

  3. Wow. Those Canada Day festivities sound awesome. We've always counted on having a nice peaceful weekend over Canada day, since our neighbourhood (back in Burlington) tends to get really quiet on long weekends. Everyone gets out of town. We stay home.
    The only thing they're celebrating over here is the kids getting out of school (yesterday) and the start of the summer holidays. Well, and there's the "Europameisterschaft" final on Sunday.

    1. The village here is pretty quiet on long weekends, but people come from miles around to attend this backyard BBQ. If you don't go away it's something to do to celebrate the holiday.

  4. Have fun today and don't stay in the sun too much.

    Kathy and I are celebrating our 11th Wedding Anniversary today. It was a hot beautiful day then, as is being predicted for today.

    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Happy Anniversary. Always wear a hat, stay in the shade and drink lotsa water works for us.

  5. I knew you were getting ready for the big event!! I remember all the fun I had reading about it last year. So glad you have good weather....lucky you! Enjoy!

    1. Always a great time here just hanging out, good food, meet people and listen to the great band too!

  6. Looks to be a fun Canada Day weekend coming up. I'm hoping we get to see some pics of those roast pigs.

    That was quite a change in your old home over the years. It seems to have stood the test of time quite well.

    1. The old house was quite a reno job but sure worth the effort.
      I will be taking lotsa pics of the day to post.

  7. Enjoy Canada Day! Don't think you will run out of pig...

    1. Thanks you have a great one too. Lotsa pork for sure.


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