Well … it is a bit cloudy starting things off, and it is a bit cool with the temperature sitting at 9.9 C | 49.82 F. It will warm up a bit more, and the sun will come out a bit later. Which will be nice. Highway 522 is getting busier every day, and it will continue that way now for the rest of the summer.
Bug Report: The Black Flies are around, but the cool, wet weather is holding them back. The mosquitoes did start to show themselves, but as with the Black Flies, the cool weather is holding them back as well. So enjoy it while you can.
On another note, I am still laid up with my groin and back injury. Still very hard for me to walk. But it is slowly getting better I think. I say that, as for a while through the day it seems to be improving a bit, then it doesn’t. My very good friend who is a doctor has helped me a lot, giving me advice on what the problem is and how to treat it. So taking his advice I am sure things will get better as time goes by. Might take a while though. It’s the same thing as I had last summer that laid me up for 4 months, it’s just on the other side of my body. I sure hope it doesn’t last as long this time.
On another note, we had 18 cords of firewood delivered late last week and not being able to pile it myself, I asked for some help on Facebook. I had one nice fellow who got back to me from Brantford Ontario. He called again yesterday, and him and his wife, along with his parents and 10 young ones all came by late in the day and took the bull by the horns, and with in two hours they piled over 11 cords in spite of the rain. I can’t say how much we appreciated their help. Even the young ones helped out between the ages of 4 to around 17. I asked them what they wanted when they were finished, and: You know what they said? They said it isn’t about money, it’s about helping someone in need. And these people aren’t even from around here. They simply heard we were in need and arrived at our door wanting to help. People like this are hard to come by these days, which is a shame. My wife says we got back some, for what we have given all our life. Once again, I would like to thank Mike and his family from Brantford for giving us a hand, it sure meant a lot to us.
Another fellow by the name of Brian, who offered his help, is finishing up what is left to pile today. He also is a nice chap and a hard worker. Our thanks also goes out to him.
Now all my wife and I have to do is get better, so we can plant our veggie garden in another week. We will see how that pans out. My lovely wife has a bad leg, as somehow she twisted it yesterday, the same darn leg that she had the log splitter fall on a week ago. So both of us are laid up at the moment.
With that I am off for a cup of tea, it looks as if the sun is going to come out and if so, we will see if we can make it out to our lawn chairs and soak up a bit of it. The sun has some mighty good healing properties in it.
Take care and stay safe. GW