Why do they make things so complicated? Seems like it was a lot simpler when we brought up our kids.
So, Grandma and Grandpa had a few hours off. A nice break from the kids. Sadie (19 months) is pretty easy to look after...she probably the happiest child we've ever seen. Cameron, at 4 years old can be a little moody at times, and of course he's going non-stop. Still, for the most part...we're having fun with them.
There was a nice blue sky yesterday morning, and we needed some exercise and some fresh (but cold) air. So we got bundled up and went for a brisk 5 km (3 mile) walk.
This is a tidal river. A few hours later, there would be no water here at all.
This is a big farm that Cameron likes to visit. It's just down the road from our daughter's place.
Our daughter's house.
We had to pick to the kids up between 3:30pm and 4:00pm, but we left an hour or so early and stopped to do a little grocery shopping. Much easier to do grocery shopping without the kids!
Housing is pretty cheap in most parts of Nova Scotia. For example, they're renting that 3 bedroom bungalow with 2 car attached garage above for $850 CAD ($652 USD) per month. Not bad.
But groceries are not the same story. That $200 a month you're saving on your rent is going to go towards groceries and gasoline. We had sticker shock. Stopped at the "Real Canadian Superstore" (owned by Loblaws) and couldn't bring ourselves to spend $3.50 on a cantaloupe. Or a head of lettuce for $2.50. Yikes.
We went to Walmart and it was a zoo. Does nobody work during the day anymore?
So there are grocery carts spread all over the parking lot. Of course they have these stalls where you're supposed to bring your cart when you're finished with it, but a select group of people just push them off to the side.
Now, I know that there's nothing that we can do about those people, but there is something we can do about the situation.
When we walk from our car to the store, we actually pick up a cart along the way!
What a novel idea.
Now, I know that people who read Travel with Kevin and Ruth are among the smartest people in the world. So I'm not telling you anything new. I'm sure that most of you also pick up your grocery cart from the lot rather than waiting until you get to the store.
Woke up this morning to another 10 cm (4 inches) of snow.
So we took a snow day today. Not worth driving on winter roads just to take the kids to daycare so we called in sick. Looks like a good day to watch a movie or two!
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