Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 7th day of July, 2017.

WOW, we’re having a heat wave ….. not a tropical heat wave …. a Western Canadian HEAT WAVE.

Oh my goodness, I love summer but sometimes the higher temperatures play havoc with my essence.

I will say thank the Universe for the nightly breezes ….. making the higher temperatures more bearable.

I can only imagine Alvin and all the fur babies of the world.

How do they survive the heat?

This is nothing compared to other locations across the planet.

I do feel for Alvin ……

When I arrived home last night at almost 6:00 p.m. (don’t get me started on that one), it was 80 degrees F. in the house.

It cooled off quite quickly after I opened the windows.

Thank goodness for that breeze ……


Our public transportation at this point in time is CRAZY.

Insane for us ….. I cannot compare to any other place.

Part of this is due to summer construction.

It is the only time of year that we can do all those outdoor road and sidewalk projects.

It definitely plays with the traffic flow.

One day the buses run relatively on time and the next day they are over 1/2 hour late.

Now when it is time to get home, it is hot and you have that Mr. Alvin waiting to go outside to PEE and to eat his supper ….. being late is not an option.

Although what can you do when you rely on the buses.

So last night I waited downtown for almost 1/2 hour.

Two buses stopped to say they were FULL …..

Finally the third one had room for us.

It would not have been so bad but I had to stop at the Vet for Alvin’s food and glucosamine chews.

Anyway got home safe and “sound.”

Happy that today is Friday …… another hot one …. even hotter than the last few days.


Special Hello to: my friend “M” who is visiting our fair city.

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 25th day of March, 2014.

I think that I am slowly going insane….. ( okay, perhaps that is a bit of an overstatement ) ….. but perhaps just a tad.

Ever since that first encounter with the “you know what.” ….. I have been so cautious about every move that I make within my house.

Actually most especially on the main floor and in the basement.

Laundry is getting to be a regular “dance routine” and I always have to have Mr. Alvin by my side.

Sometimes he is not thrilled about coming downstairs but in the end I manage to con him into it.

It is amazing how something so small can totally reave havoc on one’s life.

Normally my home is my sanctuary so the past few weeks have been almost unbearable.

I have got better but still not comfortable with the whole thing.

Last night when I was trying to relax, watch some television and enjoy a cup of tea …. every sound sounded like something.

Am I going bonkers.

Even Alvin was wondering.  H-mmmm.

He seemed for the most part not to be alerted to anything.

Although a couple of times he perked up standing on the arm of the sofa and starring into the kitchen.

I just don’t know.

Anyway ….. at some point it will be time to call in the big guns or at least someone who can check for entry points.

Entry points, man oh man, this is starting to sound like a navy seal strike team .

Oh well, what can you do.

Just keep your eyes open.

At least this morning ….. he didn’t do the intense sniffing in one spot ….. just a general ….. like he was checking out each spot where they have been …..

So far so good …..

Okay on to better and better things.

I am so happy it is spring …… last night when Alvin and I were out walking it was after 8 p.m. and it was still light.

Crazy to go from being dark at 4:00 to light at almost bedtime.

Gotta love spring.

I was listening to a bit of news from one of the morning shows that I record and they were mentioning about on the other side of the world they are preparing for winter.

I forgot about them being opposite.

So when we have summer they have winter.

We sure do have an amazingly diverse planet.

I am happy to be living here.

Special Hello to: my youngest brother who is a “grandfather” for the second time recently.

Always, Carol and Alvin



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