Revera King Gardens is NOT the retirement home you want your parents to be in. Background - My Mom chose to move into Revera King Gardens in Mississauga at the age of 99.75 in September 2014 when she was still ambulatory and able to get to the dining room. It was FINE then, especially at just over $3000 per month. Last November (2015) she suffered a fall during which she broke her hip … [Read more...]
This is where I discuss my travels, pets, favorite books, etc. etc. etc...
Today was our first day on the road for points south. After angsting for a month about pulling our big rig from our little road onto Highway 97 from where vehicles come around the corner way too fast, I had that accomplished in about 2 seconds flat. Amazing. BUT, we had to stop TWICE before we hit Oliver, 10 kilometers away. The first stop was after Ed asked "Did anyone turn the water pump … [Read more...]
Ed and I just finished up a stressful month. It's a month I'd like to forget and this will sound weird, but that's why I need to write it down. Writers are strange people, to be sure. :-) It started back on September 22nd while I was at an appointment to fill up on prescriptions to take south over the winter. As we were leaving, our doctor stopped us in the hallway and handed Ed a requisition … [Read more...]
Ed and I both love borscht. Ed's Dad made it regularly during his childhood. I became familiar with it while I worked as an air traffic controller in Castlegar - heart of the Doukhobor community in south-eastern British Columbia. It was a slow tower, so we'd take breaks away from the work site and one of my favorite breaks was to go into town for a lunch of borscht. Now that I've started … [Read more...]
NOTE: I sent a link to this post to the Grand Forks City Council and the Mayor on the 15th of September. It's now the 18th and I am STILL awaiting a reply. It's obvious they don't care for visitor impressions or how they affect their citizens. Any GOOD council would have responded within 24 hours. We spent last weekend with good friends in Grand Forks, BC. One needn't spend more than a few … [Read more...]