Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18 - Leaving

Hi friends and followers.
we are leaving today for BC. Blog will be non exciting for a week or two.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17 Saturday - Lise and family leaving.

Still hot today. Lise, Pierre, Jessie and Shanie left shortly after noon. Gilles L. came here this afternoon and he took Ronald, Josh, MJ & I to the river. The three boys went swimming and MJ & I looked down the river hoping to see some fish surface. Came back to the house and hooked up the trailer to the truck so we don't have to do it tomorrow in the morning heat. We then had a fire for a while with the five of us along with Albert & Lorraine. Pain in back/chest is a bit better today.

July 16 - Friday - Dinner at Louise & Jen

Last week, when hugging one of my nephews, I heard a pop in my chest. Never thought anything of it. But since then, I have a pain that goes right through my chest. Painful enough today that I renewed a prescription for muscle relaxant I had from my sore back last month. Going to bed was very painful. Had taken a pill before dinner at Louise's and Jen and wanted to fall asleep before dinner was served. Which was very good, by the way.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15th Thursday - started packing.

Got up and geared up to go digging clams on Heron Island. Pierre was having trouble with his boat and was supposed to be ready at the marina around 10:30 am and the lowest tide was at 1:20 pm. Pierre told us to meet him at 10:45 am at the Marine. My bro was already with Pierre. So, Josh, MJ, Doug & Mike met at the dock. When Pierre saw us all and the stuff we had to dig and carry the clams, he realized that there were too many of us. Guess who volunteered to stay back? I was just not into digging clams, and MJ was just behind me, so back we come. Bro and Josh came back around 5 with a couple buckets and sun burned. Pierre stayed on the boat and a couple friends joined him and he looks like a lobster. We decided to start packing. Did a pretty good job of it. Around 4, Janet came over and asked if we would like to go have chicken wings with her. We did and had a good time. I met a few people I knew, then after, we went and had ice cream. It is now 11:00 pm and going to check my facebook and go beddy bye.

July 14th Wed. - Lunch at Gladys' parents

Still hot on the north shore. MJ & I went for lunch at Gladys' parents. Gilles made hamburgers and Howard, (Gladys's dad) made home made fries. Very good lunch. Then MJ and I went to get the oil changed in our truck in preperation for us leaving on Sunday. Soooo, we went shopping to pass the time. All we bought was toilet paper. How exciting. Then we kept going toward Bathurst, by the time we got back it was 10:00 pm. Went to Lynn's to transfer the family pics from my storage stick to her puter. Got back to our trailer around 11:30pm. and off to bed.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday July 13th - Dinner with the gang

What is wrong with this picture? 10:30 pm and I'm in my trailer. company in and out all day then we all went out to dinner together. Some have left for Montreal after dinner: Sophie & Normand, Real & Yvette and Yvon. Nicole & Denis are leaving in the wee hours of the morning. So, all relatives from the Montreal area will have gone by tomorrow. Gilles, Gladys and son Tristan are gone to Gladys' parents. All we have left here are Lise and her family, Ronald and his son, Albert & Lorraine and MJ & I. It just poured rain as we came out of the restaurant. Seems we've had rain in some form or other for the next 2 weeks.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12th Monday - Gone Fishing

We went fishing with Albert & Yvon. Nice lake but no fish. MJ & I fished for about an hour and came back to the house. Albert & Yvon stayed for about 4 hours more and they didn't catch anything either. We were fly fishing and they were fishing with worms. Don't know why the fish aren't co-opereating with us this year, but it is very frustrating. Should just as well have kept the fishing licence costs and bought fish...... Company came and went in the evening. Early night tonight. It's just past midnight and I am calling it off.

July 11, Sunday - Family Dinner

First day without rain showers for a long time. Dinner with everyone here with another evening of chat, chat and more chat by the fire. Nephew Gilles and Gilles L. took pictures of all of us with our respective partners and or kids.

July 10 Sat - Time to Pahttttttyyyyyyy.

Another friggin hot, hot, hot day. Looks like I missed someone arriving on Friday. Cousin Nicole's daughter - Sophie and hubby Normand arrived . Today, Nicole's son Real and wife Yvette arrived. Now, we are complete. (I think). Sophie, Normand, MJ & I went shopping in the afternoon. Normand is crazy funny and Sophie is a doll. Had a great time with the two of them. We had a dooser of an evening. Everyone was here. Gilles and Gladys found a guitar for MJ and she and Gilles played and we all sang to the wee hours of the night. Went to bed aroud 3:30 am. Had a great time. Neighbours seemed to be ok with that since no RCMP showed up.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 8 - Friday - Hot & muggy - Party

Hot day again. Went to the beach with MJ, Gilles, Gladys, Tristan, Josh, Toby & Blake, with nooooooo intentions of getting wet. However, Toby splashed me and I ended up swimming in to try to catch him. That felt good. Gilles L. came over in the afternoon and MJ, Josh and I went to his camp for a while. Nice place to hang out. Lise and hubby Pierre and her 2 daughters, Jessie & Shanie arrived at supper time. They pulled their boat with them. Will probably go have a cruise one of these days. Everyone (too many to name) was here tonight singing and having a good time. It is now 1:15 am and I'm going to bed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8th Thursday - Fog, fog, muggy, muggy

What is going on with this weather. Can't see a thing across the bay. In the evening, the fog kept coming in very thick. One good thing was the smell of the salt air. Rained on and off also, all day. MJ & I had to go on a side trip (personal stuff) and when we came back to the house, cousin Nicole and family were there along with Lynn and boys. Gilles cooked us a mean steak and Gladys made a wonderful salad. Gilles L. came to visit in the evening. Nephew Gilles got his guitar out and we had a sing along til about midnight. Neighbours are probably saying: "keep your day job". Who cares, we had a great time. Came into the trailer at about 1 am and noticed that our electricity wasn't working. S---. Ronald soon found the problem and hooked us up with a different extention. It's 1:30 am, I'm signing off.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July7 - Wednesday - Busy day

Got up to a warm and muggy day. Got ready to go out for lunch with cousins: Norma, Madeleine, Marjorie. And friend Lisette and of course, MJ , and while we were there, Marjorie's son Gilles joined us for lunch. Lisette came to pick us up and came in to chat a bit before we left. MJ mentioned that she wanted an old window to do some decoration (somewhere in the house - Who knows...), and asked Lisette if her son had some because he is renovating the house he moved in. Too long of a story to tell you about the house. Anyway, we ended up going to the farm house and talked to Pierre, (Lisette's Hubby - and Jacques, Lisette's son), and yes, they found a window. There may be more before we leave. Then we headed for Bathurst where we were to meet the 3 others for lunch at a chinese buffet. Had a great lunch then went to do a bit of shopping and headed home. My nephew Gilles with wife Gladys and son Tristan and nephew Ronald and son Josh had arrived from Nova Scotia. Lynn and her 2 boys were there. We all had a great afternoon and yummy supper. Shortly after supper, my cousin Nicole and hubby Denis and her son Yvon arrived at the house. Also, cousin Gilles L.(the Gilles who joined us for lunch) came for a visit. Hail, hail the gangs all here.... Not so, still more to come on Friday. Talked a lot, laughed a lot, now I'm going to bed. Tamara is another day.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6 - Tuesday - hot hot hot hot

The summer is here in full force along with the humidity. I would say over 30 today. Went to do a beer run on the Quebec side for MJ & Lynn. A case of 12 bottles of Miller Chill Lime was $15.00 cheaper than on the New Brunswick side. Go figure. While we were there, we bought some Bovril Chinese Fondue mix for France. (our Vancouver friend). Ya, France, we found it. Took the scenic route from Cross Point to Charlo. Stopped in Campbellton to take some pics. Also stoped at an RV dealer to pick up a bumper end cover to replace the one we left at some sani station on our way to Charlo. When we tried it on, the sucker is too big, so have to return it for a smaller one. Got here and everyone was pretty hot, so Lynn, MJ & I went to get a large pizza and we all chowed down on that. Afterwards, Blake and Toby wanted to go to the beach to collect worn down piece of glass on the beach so Lynn, MJ & myself joined the two boys on the beach for about an hour. It is now 11:15 pm and there is a nice wind coming through the trailer. It will be nice to sleep. Pic on left: Lynn and Blake. Pic on top: MJ, Toby and Blake

July 5 - Monday - Cloudy and rain and fog

Albert returned from fishing at 7:00 am. He knew it was going to be a shitty day, so he came back before the rain. Lynn took Toby for an MRI in Bathurst. Poor kid had to wait til after 2 o'clock before they took him in. No food since 8 in the am. Lorraine took Blake for a booster shot in Dalhousie in preperation for him to go into kindergarten next year. Gearing up for more of the family coming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Poor MJ. She's going to get an earful of french. However, Gladys, Tristan and Josh don't speak english and they should be here on Wednesday. It was a hot and muggy day today. More to come tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th - Sunday

Visitors, visitors, visitors. Every time we decide to go fishing, someone appears. Today, it was Mike and Yvonne, but we weren't quite ready, so Mike helped Albert get his fishing rods together. Then as we were getting ready to get in the trucks, cousin Madeleine and hubby Larry showed up. We sat down for a bit with them. Then off we go. Lynn, Toby and Blake had dropped in and they came with us to the lake so that Lynn could see how big it is for her to do some kayaking in her new kayak. I caught 2 small trout, MJ still skunked, Albert caught 3 in the afternoon. We left the lake around 7 o'clock and Albert is staying overnight. He called Lorraine to tell her good night and tell us he caught 2 fish after we left. Got to the house at about 8:15 and cousin Larry and wife Monique were here visiting with Lorraine. After they left, we drove to Eel River Crossing to get some poutines. Yummy.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 2nd. Friday - Still no fish

Fished for about 3 hours and nothing. Sooooo, will never, never, never go to that lake again. However, we were the only ones on the lake for most of the time and it was very nice and peaceful. Even the wind kept to a minimum. Noone on the lake....... should have got the hint. Saw our same moose on the way home. Maybe not the same guy, but looked like it. Got home around 9 and in the trailer by 10:30. Albert went fishing at a little pond closer to home and nothing for him either.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1. Thursday - Gone fishin'

Yep, we did done gone fishin'. However, if we could catch a fish, it would be called a fishing trip. So, no fish, could we call it a nothing trip? I don't usually get skunked, but 3 times in a row, my average is going down. Ok, yes, Mike (Lorraine's bro in law) took us fishing. He caught 7 fish. Went to 2 different lakes. Thought the second lake would be better fishing, but no go. None the less, it was nice to be on the lake. We will try again tomorrow. On our way home, a moose posed for us in the middle of the road. Photo is a bit fussy because I took it through the windshield.