|Eli - checking for rain, look at this dirty little feet.|
I stayed the night as D was still in a fair amount of pain, though it was lessened once the tooth was removed as it was abscessed. The next morning I left around 9 as I'd forgotten my phone charger and had plans to meet a friend who was driving in from the Saskatoon area. She wouldn't be able to get in touch if the phone wasn't charged. Good thing I did as I was home and the phone in the charger for only a few minutes when she called. She was leaving for Regina and let me know she'd be in town in a couple of hours. We agreed to meet at a nearby Perkins. This was convenient for both of us, as she was heading out to Manitoba after lunch.
We realized we haven't seen each other in 2 years! We have, however, talked on the phone many times. After catching up we got down to the business of planning a our girl's trip. She and I have been talking about getting away together for awhile and this October we'll make it happen. We've picked our dates but haven't yet settled on a particular destination except that we know we're going to B.C. to one of the mineral spas. Yesterday I had a call from her and I shared some research I've done thus far, and it was decided our first choice might not be the best option. So back to the internet for more research. I've created a spreadsheet outlining options for accommodations, including pricing, distance from the pools, and amenities, as well as nearby restaurants and shopping. I'll refine the spreadsheet adding alternative destinations and when she's in the city on Thursday we'll meet again to make some decisions. I'll be flying to Edmonton to meet her, but will wait for another seat sale to book. Or I might use my AirMiles points though no decision needs to be made just yet.
Sunday we had another showing that was a little more promising than any other, though no offer came of it...yet. This was a young couple with two small children under 3 They live in a rented townhouse and this would be their very first home. This is also the very first and only house they've looked at, so no preconceived notions coming in. Plus anything else they look at, if they do, will be measured against mine. They both really liked the house due to the proximity to the school and the little girls loved the little playhouse out back and the toys I have here for Eli. They were in the house for well over a half hour so the kids had time to play! Best of all, neither they nor Curtis could smell the cats. Go Febreeze!
They haven't yet been to the bank to pre-qualify for a mortgage though so I'm not certain they aren't looking a little beyond their means. My agent seems to think they'd qualify and indicated he'd be working with them on that.
Look at this cutie. He and his brother were dumped on the side of a highway outside of the city. My nephew and his girlfriend were on their way to the camp they will be working at this summer and spotted them. Of course, they brought them to the farm. The first little guy, now named Rider, has found his home with them. The second, now named Whistler, is likely going to live with a friend of theirs. Lucky pups, because it could have been a much different story!
I told my brother I hope the losers who dumped the puppies have something awful happen to them. Best guess we assume they are about 8 weeks old.
Later this week, my friends K and J will be returning from the States where they have been visiting friends and doing some sightseeing in Virginia. K and I have plans to meet for lunch on Friday and catch up. In retirement, my social calendar is a heck lot busier than when I was working. I guess, in large part, that is due to not being around people all day.
One final photo and I'll sign off. I finished sewing Eli's shirt and took it to him last Friday. The little stinker wouldn't let his mother put it on him so I'll have to get a photo of him in it another time. It is large, as I made a size 4, he's currently in a size 3 so he should get some use out of it.
I tried using the button-holer on my sewing machine and could not figure out what I was doing wrong despite reading the manual and watching various You-tube videos. So I gave up and hand sewed the buttonholes. They aren't perfect, but as my dad would have said, "A blind man riding by on horseback wouldn't notice the difference."
I've more (different) material to make shorts for him but haven't cut anything out as yet. Instead I'm working on crocheting a border for a blanket that one of D's friends knitted for Eli. It will fit a single bed and is multi-colored, red, yellow, blue, and green. That will keep me busy for few days yet! I did finish a pot holder using some scrap cotton yarn, nothing special, just something to keep my hands busy.
Have a great rest of the week everyone!