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Brenda, Meghan and I had signed up to participate in the PEI Runway Run. Except in our cases it was a Runway Walk, as it was for a good many people. The total length from one end of the runway to the other and back again is 5 km.
It was fun to see the signs that the organizers had along the route:
"You thought they said RUM didn't you?"
"Smile, you paid for this"
"Oh hell, you've come this far, may as well finish"
"Don't stop, people are watching"
After the run was finished, and we were sure none of us had won any door prizes, we headed off to the Farmer's Market. While there we picked up some food and took it back to Meghans to eat in a nice warm kitchen with a hot cup of tea - probably the highlight of our day.
Sunday was once again very windy and chilly so not a lot got accomplished outside. It was a laundry/, cleaning kind of day. Our neighbour came by on Thursday evening and tilled the spot where we've had our garden in the past. Now I need to start planning a garden. But it was too cold outside to do much there.
Finally the weather broke and Monday turned out to be a beautiful day. I did some work outside and Lloyd helped Bernie with a project he had going on in the morning. The afternoon was spent putting wall panels on the outer part of our kitchen in the garage. It's a separate area but is really an extension of the kitchen. We're still waiting on plumbing and propane hook up. With any luck at all, it might get done this week. Keep your fingers crossed...
It's that time of year again - the tulips are in full bloom down the road. I picked up my neighbour, Margie, and drove her down to see them. She's not been down before and she was very impressed, as were the countless numbers of visitors at the site. It's really become quite the attraction.
From the middle of the field, all you can see are colourful
blooms as far as the eye can see in both directions.
And every colour in the rainbow...
And finally, last but certainly not least, please send your good thoughts and wishes to Patti and Greg. Very shocking news received from Patti early last Friday morning. Greg suffered a heart attack.(I know, right?) He was taken to Guelph General and then almost immediately to St. Mary's in Kitchener, who specialize in cardiac care. The original thought was that he would be in hospital for a while but he's actually home now. They performed a procedure and he responded quite favorably. Perhaps it's his young age (way too young for this to happen) and otherwise good health. He will be stuck at home for a while. He's not allowed to work or drive for a month, and will be following up with visits to his family doctor as well as cardiologists. It was a pretty stressful few days but we're so glad to hear that he's home and doing well.