|April 27-29 - We always have a good time with Patsy and Wally, and this visit was no exception.
There was an element of sadness, though, as we had heard that one of our oldest friends had died only days before we came. We were glad we were able to spend some time with Ken and John who are coping well so far.
During our time with Wally and Patsy we managed to survive the really cold spring temperatures (the bird bath was solid ice), the furnace keeping the motorhome cozy.
By Saturday it had warmed up somewhat and the sun was out. Wally and Mike ran a few guy errands and Patsy and I went for a walk 'around the block' which in the country is a fair distance!
In the afternoon we stopped by the farm where Patsy grew up that her brother is now running to see the new weigh scale they are installing. Quite a project! And what a view from the farm - it is high on a hill with a wide view to the lake and mountains.
That evening there was a church supper in Ayers Cliff which gave us a chance to see some old friends. My violin friend Norma was at the same table with us, so I got to hear about her travels and catch up on what her children/grandchildren were doing.
We took the 'scenic' route home, Wally pointing out changes in various properties to Mike, and then we finished the evening playing cards with Patsy's brother John, his wife Mireille and Patsy's dad who won the game.
April 30 - Patsy is having a house full today, so she got up early to do some baking and cooking, and we managed to have everything prepared in good time. It was much warmer and sunny, so some outside stuff got done as well - the fountain put out in the pond, the volleyball net put up, and we even started getting the pool ready for use although it will be a couple of weeks before swimming season.
Around the dinner table were Deane and Doreen, Kevin and MJ, Rodney, Cynthia and baby Emma, Fred (Patsy's Dad), plus Wally, Patsy and ourselves. Dinner was excellent, so was the company, and we ended up playing a game before we waddled off to bed.