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Feb 5, 2014 - Updates

Hello friends! We had quite the year in 2013. Peter had his right eye operated in May. A cornea transplant and cataract. He is scheduled for his left eye to be done sometime this spring. At the last eye surgeon appt in Vancouver in January Dr Holland told Peter to update his glasses. He went in to get a new prescription and was amazed at how much better he could see. He will only need these glasses for about a year. Once his other eye is done, he will need another change or maybe even no glasses! We ordered glasses online (just as I did...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Slow and Steady!

Hi Friends, Yes, I am trying to keep up with the journal. At least I now know why I was having such a tough time. With my thyroid being underactive - my metabolism was going down and I had no energy for anything. Most days went by and I did not even turn on the computer! Yup, that for me is a strange happening!! LOL So, things are getting a bit better. Yes my thyroid is back to normal according to the last blood work. However, I am still waiting to find out about the rest of my 'problems'. If interested here is a bit of a recap of my life...

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Aug 10, 2013 - Hello Again

Hi Friends, Peter is doing very well with his eye. All is going better than expected. We are very pleased about that. I found out that I have an underactive thyroid. Never even knew what a thyroid did up until last month!! So, I am now on medication - according to the info this will be for the rest of my life - not just a short while till it is fixed - this is a life style change. I have to take this pill an hour before I eat or drink anything. The funny part is that I do not usually get up and eat right away - but now that I am told I...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Ripple Rock Trail out of Campbell River

Ripple Rock Trail leads to the Seymour Narrows lookout. It was named after 2 pinnacle masses in the middle of Seymour Narrows. "Until 1958 the Seymour Narrow contained one of the most notorious marine hazards in N. America. Ripple Rock consisted of two menacing rock pinnacles whoe summits lay only 6 ft.and 9 ft. under water at low tide. The pinnacles restricted the flow of water throughthe passag, which produced water velocities of 15 to 20 know & caused the formation of large whirlpools." In April 1958, after 27 months of detailed...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Updates and new info!

HiFriends, No we have not fallen off the end of the Earth! Just had a lot happening and today is the first day I have been feeling well enough to get out the computer, download photos and type a note! First, Peter. We went back to see Dr Holland on May 28 almost a month after the cornea transplant. He was soooo pleased with how well Peter was healing that he decided to take out the stitches that day!!! He generally waits at least two months or longer!! Good news for us. He keeps saying the follow up is what is so important. Doing what he...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Day 3

Slipped out this morning while all boys were sleeping to attend Cheryl''s daughter's end of school year assembly at the French Immersion Middle school ...grades 6 to 8 ....attempted to sing O Canada in French ....it was Sarahs 14th birthday today and she received an award for music and band (for saxophone) ....both girls also play piano and violin. Cheryl drove to Comox about half an hour away to collect her cousin and husband from the airport ....we checked out some of the stores and all the lovely foods ...things seem much cheaper esp...

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May 12, 2013 - Happy Mother's Day

Hi Friends Hope all the Mom's had a wonderfu Mother's Day today. Peter is doing much better each and every day. We have been reading about the cornea transplant on the internet - fine time to do this after the operation! LOL. But, sometimes you just don't know what to expect or you wonder how others have felt throughout this same procedure. Just good to hear from others who have been there, done that! The redness around his eye is going away. We still have to make sure he takes the drops every 2 hours - for a total of 3 weeks...then 4x a...

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Apr 22, 2013 - Earth Day

Hi Again, Happy Earth Day to everyone!! Peter is working today and I am goofing off today! Should be working on our income tax..but I decided to catch up on our web journal instead!! Added a few more photos from Ontario and home including the latest renos in our trailer. We spent a nice day in Nanaimo a few weeks ago. Drove the two hours down there to see the RV show. There were a lot of trailers but not many motorhomes. But, it was a nice trip down there anyway. Enjoyed the day away. We are getting ready to head to Vancouver next Monday...

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Apr 5, 2013 - Home Again

Hello again from BC! Home again..... We stopped at Ikea and picked up an extendable kitchen table. We took the old table out and left the Ivar shelving against the wall under the windows. Then Peter built the table and we placed it in our dining room. This table will extend to give us room to have extra people sitting for dinner when we pull out both leaves. We have been looking at this and debating on whether we will get it for about a year. So, we finally decided we would buy it and change the look of our dining area. I took reno photos...

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Apr 3, 2013 - Home

On March 31st we left Rio. Prior to leaving, we had a last lunch at Nova Capela. a Portuguese restaurant in Lapa. As the hostel was having problems attracting taxis, we ordered a cab for 3p only to find ourselves diverted to an airport shuttle service--60 Brazilean Reals for 20 min drive....way too much but...We arrived at 3.20p before the United counter was open. By 4.30p we were through security and waited till 7.45p to board. As it was over-night, Val slept most of the way and Gord watched movies. In Houston we had a short 2 1/2 hours to...

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Sep 4, 2012 - North Vancouver Island

So after a stop over in Courtnay we got up to Campbell River, another small quaint town on the east coast. Here we did the most amazing trip out to sea to search for wildlife. Luckily it was just the 4 of us on the zodiac with Jack one of the owners. Even though it was warm and sunny, out on the water and at speed it gets cold so we all got dressed in ski suits, not pleasant in the heat! Soon out of the harbour Jack spotted a load of seals sunning themselves on the rocks and then a bald eagle perched on the trees above. It was really...

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Jul 28, 2011 - Day One

Well we finally got away from Port McNeill at 6:30 pm. Only 1 1/2 hours later than planned, but that is quite normal for us. FYI: I (Linda) was all packed and waiting for Andy to come home from work so we could leave (I know, shocking, but quite true). So instead of just waiting around for him I decided to go through and add email addresses to this journal, that took longer than I thought it would (always does!). When Andy (the good Boy Scout)came home, he had to go through everything to make sure we had it all, and much more besides (I...

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