Thursday, November 1, 2012
This is the new addition to our family. Her name is baby. She was living in the barn here at Sunset Shores and when they closed the barn for the season she had no home. So we adopted her. She was skinny with sunk in stomach.
Now she is filling out and spoiled rotten. When we first got her she was so afraid and when she ate it was like she would never get another meal. Now she is finicky and I have to buy only certain kinds of food or she refuses to eat it. How on earth did she go from wild hungry and sacred to a spoiled rotten brat?
Saturday, June 16, 2012
My daughter Joy and her kids have moved back to New York State. She just bought a house and I when to visit to help if I could.
We haven't seen each other in quite sometime with me living in Florida, then moving back to Cape Vincent, and working. Her schedule and mine just was never right.
Well, I had to quit work to some leg problems. I can't stand on my feet for 6 and 8 hours like I use to. I have lots of pain. But I guess this is a blessing because I am now free to visit family more now.
Well, I have to tell you I didn't do much work in her house. I did weed a garden and bought her herbs for a neat herb garden on her deck. But mostly we just hung out and enjoyed each other. We had lots of fun and laughter. It sure was nice to be close again.
You know we go through life working to make a living and sometimes the truly important things get put aside for making a living. I am glad after all these years I am getting back to what is important. FAMILY!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Well, as the temperature are finally starting to warm up. Dad has bought a little boat to get out fishing in. it is not big or even close to the boat we use to have but it will get him out on the water to fish.
When we lived up here before we had a big boat but we both worked and did not to spend the time on the river. Hopefully this time will be different, and hopefully Dad son Skip will come up with his boat and we can go out and fish and explore the river.
Hopefully he will be able to do things retired people are suppose to do. Fish and enjoy life on the river.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Well, we have been back at the cape for six months. We survived the winter which was mild for up here. Since Cape Vincent is a stone's throw away from Canada. In fact, I look out any of our windows that over look the St. Lawrence River and we see Wolfe Island Canada.
I have gotten a job here in our one and only grocery store Aubrey's. I have re-joined my church and I sing in the choir every Sunday. I still have the same friends we had years ago and it even seems as if we never left. We both feel at home we. We are 3 hours away from most of our children and grandchildren and 8 to 10 hours from the others.
The Cape is a small river town and things don't change much around here. In fact in the winter we pull in the side walks at 7PM and 8PM on weekends. LOL. I say this because our store closes at those hours. We have a legion, a couple of bars, and a couple of restaurant's but only one restaurant is open in the winter.
Now the summer is totally different. We have tourist mostly Canadians running around and boating. We have a big French Festival in July, many other events, concerts in the park lots of boating and fishing derby's.
We have lots of snow birds who summer here. We have lots of trailer parks that they stay all summer in. We live in a house that was the owner of one of the trailer parks Sunset Shore but he retired and sold out to a big corporation so we get to live in the house. Our rent is really reasonable. Which is good. But our fuel oil bill is not so good in winter. That is why we are saving for a January break next year. We figured we would spent the oil money on a month in the sun. LOL.
The cape is a beautiful place. It has lots of wildlife and scene beauty with the river here. We get to see the tankers and steamship lines going up and down the river from the end of March until December.
Life is slow here but very good. We are happy here and life is good. So now you know what we have been up to. Hope all is well in the lives of all who read my blog. Stop in and say hello every once in awhile and let me know what you have been up to. Cheers!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Well, this was our first Valentine's Day in our home in Cape Vincent. It was a special dinner and chick flicks for the night. We have been married for 29 years, a second marriage for both. But we have never been more in love. We complete each other's sentences and we know what each is thinking before we even speak a word. We are each other's best friend.
Our marriage has been through lots of struggles. But we managed to stay together and now we could not think of what life would be like without each other. It's so nice when God gives you a soul mate. Thank you God! And Happy valentine's Day to all our friends and family.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Well, here it is February and I have the winter blues. Not that the weather has been so cold but because it has been a mild winter and we have paid $2000 in heating cost so far this winter. We are hoping this last 150 gallons of fuel will take us into the spring. The first tank lasted 3 months, but the second tank only lasted a month. We did not have extreme temps. In fact, out temps stayed around 30 degrees. So we are trying to understand why the last tank only lasted a month. Out theory is our furnace had some kind of problem, or when we got the fuel maybe we didn't get out full 150 gallons as the driver did not give us a slip this time. Did he only give us 1/2 and keep the other half for himself????? Whatever the reason w are going to make sure next year we make some changes.
Next year we are going to put plastic over our windows, block off the bedrooms, best of all go to Florida in January for a month. Starting with next week's pay check we are starting the vacation fund.
I have checked on motel rooms and we can stay for $1000. 00 for a month in January, but not February or March because of Daytona 500 and bike week. I also have a friend who is a realtor so maybe she can get us a deal for a month.
So with the furnace not running in January that should save on the fuel. We don't want to move back to Florida because our spot here in the Cape is wonderful for spring and summer. Just not so much in winter.
So wish me luck with my new game plan. Florida dreaming.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
When you are out in this you feel invigorated. (wrong Spelling but spell check isn't working). It was zero degrees and you just felt refreshed. Now if the wind had of been blowing that would have felt much different. LOL.
The bottom line is, we are adjusting and enjoying it here. I guess there is something to the four seasons. Must be why God gave them to us. So yes we are learning to live in the cold and loving it.