It's a 45 minute drive each way, and we have to make a lot of different stops in town. It doesn't help when the lineups at the checkouts are so long!
Part of the problem is that there is a severe labor shortage here in Saskatchewan. There's not a single large store that doesn't have a help wanted sign at the entrance. And because of the shortage, they hire people who may not be the best suited for the job.
Officially, the unemployment rate for this province was 3.7% in April, the last month for which statistics are available. During the summer it will drop to 2.5% which essentially means that anybody who really wants to work is already working.
When we go into town it's not only for groceries. We also do a lot of running around for the park. I was looking for new blades for our hedge trimmer, but it's an inexpensive Black and Decker model and it seems you can't buy replacement blades! I guess it's a throw away model. But I found a new cordless one on sale for half price and so at $60 it wasn't worth messing with new blades for our corded one. There are a lot of hedges that need trimming, so maybe next year we can talk them into a professional gas model. It looks so much nicer when they're done properly and you've got the right equipment to do the job.
We had left Lindsey behind with the kids and she had a good afternoon.
Cameron loves our little binoculars! We bought a magnifying glass and he gets a kick out of that too!
Sadie is always smiling.
Cameron was playing in the mud!
Cameron is a big John Deere fan. Notice his cap!
What's on the agenda for today? Hedge trimming and dishwasher repair for Kevin, and Ruth is going to take Lindsey and the kids into the town of Cabri to buy some more plants and flowers for the campground.
Here's our favorite photo from the month of December 2007...
View of El Burro beach from top of mountain across the road from our campsite, Los Cocos, Bahia Concepcion, Baja California, Mexico