Good grief I had so much to tell you but it has been overshadowed..

Let me pour a glass of white wine before I start.

Okay. I was going to talk about best laid plans and all that. I had mentioned that Moonwatcher51 was coming to visit for a few days. And how we had been friends for 25 years etc etc. (If this was Grace and Frankie I would be Frankie and she would be probably too.)

So this is Monday at North of 43 and this past Saturday our province was hit with a huge storm. The kind that killed nine people. You already know Canada has a panorama of weather possibilities and very vibrant seasons. But this event was quite foreign to us.

Lots of damage, the least of which was loss of electricity. Now here is the southwest of Ontario our power went out but was restored pretty quickly. For me it was but a flicker but longer for rural areas.

Here, today, my schedules and planning skills went for nought on a much minor scale. First the coffee maker died – oh and it’s a holiday and stores not open. I spent way too many hours working on the blessed thing (not really my word of choice), and finally gave up and pulled out my kettle. Hot water filtered through paper towel and ground coffee it is. Tried the grounds in my French Press but it is too fine a grind.

Then the toilet plugged. (the loo in more polite terms). I did have a plunger that I bought at the dollar store sometime ago. Word of advice *NEVER BUY A PLUNGER AT THE DOLLAR STORE. That thing folded like tissue paper in the water. It plunged nothing.

I spent way too much time filling a bucket with hot water and pouring it into said porcelain throne to no avail. Finally called a friend, borrowed hers and voila – in seconds the problem is fixed.

Okay back to Moonwatcher51, that intrepid Road Warrior. Nothing stops that girl. Oh except no gas. She is ready to make the five hour trip from the Ottawa area here, except, NO POWER MEANS NO GAS FOR HER CAR.

She is trying to find how far she has to drive to find gas to drive here.(400-500 Km).

Stay tuned. The toilet works, her bed is freshly made up, and there is coffee after a fashion. And the wine supply may dwindle but there will be enough.

Just got a message! She has passed Kingston. About four hours away! Wow!

So from North of 43 enjoy your day. Must run out to corner store for cream!

Chris G May 23rd, 22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

21 thoughts on “Good grief I had so much to tell you but it has been overshadowed..”

  1. Have a great visit…..Of course Donna is so relaxed none of those issues will phase her in the least. I enjoyed a visit with her this past week (she and I have known each other for 51 years)….not that I am trying for a one-up man ship 😉 Enjoy the visit and the ‘coffee’ and wine!

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    1. I was thinking about you yesterday Cathie and the fact that you have been friends for more than 50 years! You are right. She is unfazed!


  2. Well my friend, you never do anything by half. Enjoy your visit with Donna and I look forward to seeing her face next week after so long hearing about her

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  3. These storms have been horrendous this year. I’m sorry to hear of deaths.

    I hope you and MW51 finally connect and have a fabulous time.

    I literally laughed out loud at the recommendation to never buy a plunger at the dollar store.

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  4. Euwwww. Blocked toilets are the worst.
    Sorry about your storm.
    After the terrible damage and death toll in KZN, they had more rain.
    Three bodies were found.
    Two of them with gunshot wounds!

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