How was your trip home. I thought about all of you each hour on the hour -- figuring where you might be.
Today I called Tremblay Upholstery & got a figure for getting the seats in the eating area reupholstered. He will put in better foam, etc. He'll bring by samples tomorrow. He's quite a guy & a talker. I learned quite a bit about his life, etc. He goes to St. John's in Pleasant Township, so we talked religion. I probably could get a new kitchen set but these seats are comfortable to sit on & will be eve better after being fixed.
Barb didn't feel good yesterday -- headache & upset stomach. But today she feels fine. Worked at Bert's this A.M. & then at Lynn's.
It was so nice having you here. I enjoyed all the things we did together.
Gary Tremblay, who did the measuring, etc. said a couple of times that we have a nice home.
Yesterday was a beautiful day -- today was nice this A.M., but now it's raining. Just what we need!
Larry & Kim must be in Fla. now. It will be a short trip for them, but at least they get to spend a little time with Kim's sister & family.
I reread the letters I received last Sat. I had more time to read them more carefully & digest the news.
Thurs. the 12th of Aug.
Barb & I went to Jamestown today. We ate lunch at the Red Lobster. I checked my double bed sheets & the fitted sheets won't fit the larger mattresses so I got 2 fitted sheets. At Penney's & on sale. One white, one beige to go with sheets I have. I plan to look for a double bed mattress set to give me more space in my bedroom. Also got a top & pair of slacks at Sears. Blouse on sale. Tomorrow we'll go to the Emporium, Valone's shoe store, & Blair's.
Wonder how Lar & Kim are enjoying their trip to Fla. with the storms Bonnie & Charles coming in. Hope they'll be able to get home on Sat.
A week ago we looked forward to y our visit. Now it seems like a dream -- a nice one as I enjoyed every minute of your visit.
Barb has a new gripe. They're talking of putting a skateboard park at Beaty Field. I know our church has "no skateboarding" signs up & the kids need a place. I don't know why she lets these things bother her -- she can't stop it. I figure "what will be will be" so accept it. It can't be where they play football & gym -- when the days are nice.
We've chosen materials to have the kitchen seat recovered. A medium tan. I'm spending my children's inheritance with this project & the new mattress, bedding, etc.
I've started another jigsaw puzzle.
Bert only weighs 90 lbs & looks terrible. She wanted a flat tummy so eats low cal food. Her eyesight & hearing are bad & she can't stand very long. She needs to gain weight. Barb had to help her get out of the tub.
Now some of you are in Nova Scotia. I know it was a good time seeing new friends again.
Fri the 13th
Barb said you called this A.M. We've been wondering about Lar & Kim & plan to call Betsy to see if she's heard. Too bad the weather isn't nice but now they know what it's like to be in a hurricane.
This letter won't get mailed until tomorrow.
Almost forgot -- our last stop was the library. I got 3 books: Barbara T. Bradford's Emma's Secret; Kathy Reich's Deja Dead, a new author Ted Benson recommended & another new author Jill Marie Landis' Heat Wave. Tho't it looked interesting. Which gets the most attention -- books or puzzle.
I still forgot that we went to Blair's to look around but didn't buy anything. Took a catalog & they ahve some interesting things.
I was up at 6:15 A.M., came downstairs, & read my book "Heat Wave" about a female P.I. It is so good so it looks like my puzzle will be neglected.
Good to hear from you. Halifax must be a wonderful city to visit.
Want to get this mailed.