A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Update from Nova Scotia

Well Kevin has a travel day today so it's my turn to write.  He has certainly been doing a lot more than me this past week.  Today he is driving to Plattsburg, NY to see our son at university there.

They were going to watch a baseball game there but it got cancelled so they will go out tonight after Alex's classes and play some pool.  He did email me to say that he did get the license sticker for the car, so now that is done.  He didn't mention if he got the new credit card delivered or not, I will assume that he did, so looks like he had a better day yesterday.

As for Whiskey and I, we have just been hanging around, not doing too much.  I took her back to the vet's on Friday afternoon and they checked her over and her lungs sound like they have cleared up, she is hardly leaking at all and that is without any medication for it so I am really happy about that.  The only medication she is taking now is for her heart and she takes that twice a day and will have to take that for the rest of her life.  They want us to bring her back in a weeks time but I think we will skip that.  All she does is check her heart and lungs and then charges me $46, so I think as long as she is doing fine I will leave it at that.  Plus I think it is better for Whiskey, she doesn't want to be there and gets so stressed and just keeps trying to get out of there, that I think that is worse for her and I just don't want to put her through that unless I really feel that there is a need for her to be there.

Daddy and Cameron (10 days old)

The weather has warmed up a little bit but is still very windy which still makes it feel cold.  We have even had some sunshine.  On Saturday I took Whiskey on a walk of abut 2kms (1.2mi) around the houses in the area and she enjoyed herself.  She was asking to go out for once,  she is starting to get back into her routine again.  In the afternoon Lindsey and Justin went to his mom's so I left Whiskey in the apartment and went for a nice 6-7km hike in their area, part of it was on a nice hiking trail that goes through town.  I am really looking forward to having Kevin back and having the little car to move around in.  There are lots of places to hike in the area and I am looking forward to exploring them.

Cameron (12 days old)

Sunday was a beautiful day, I headed over to Lindsey and Justin's around 10am to find that Justin had already left to help his stepbrother with his porch roof so Lindsey and I hung out until he came back in the afternoon and then we all went out for a nice walk with Cameron, again a nice sunny day but the wind cooled things down a bit.  I think that Saturday and Sunday have been the nicest days weatherwise since we arrived here at the end of March.  After the walk I had made a really yummy curry which hit the spot.

Cameron (10 days old) out for a walk in the stroller

Cameron is doing really well, he is such a good little guy and hardly ever cries, nothing like his momma was when she was a baby.  Lindsey is a great mom and seems very relaxed and just loves her new role.  Yesterday we had to take the car into get an alignment done, they just got new tires put on their car last week.  So while they were doing that Lindsey and I walked Cameron over to where Lindsey works so that her co-workers could have a look at the new addition.  She works as a chef at a private retirement home and everyone was happy to see her, even Whiskey was allowed in and got some attention.  Cameron slept through the whole thing, much to everyone's disgust.  They wanted to see him with eyes open and have a chance to pass him around, but no he was oblivious to it all and just continued on sleeping, didn't wake up until we got home.  Lindsey was saying that they go to bed around 11pm or so and he sleeps until about 4am then wakes up for a feeding that usually takes an hour or two (he likes to doze a little between one breast and the other) and then he is back to sleep again for another couple of hours.  He is really funny to watch when he is sleeping, he likes to make all kinds of funny facial expressions.

Four generations.  Daddy, Grandpa (Justin's Dad), Great Grandpa (Justin's Grandfather) and Cameron (12 days old)

Anyways I think that is about it for now.  Kevin has our camera so I don't have any pictures at the moment.  Once Lindsey emails me to come over I will add some of her pictures to the blog so you will have to check back later to see some photos of Cameron.  Later I will make a lasagna for Justin apparently that is his favourite meal and a salad for supper.  Hopefully we can get a nice walk in this afternoon if the weather holds.


  1. Sounds like Grandma is a little proud of her new Grandson. I love to hike too. Wish we had more of them closer to the RV park.

  2. A good excuse for bonding with your daughter, son-in-law and grandson, such special times.

  3. The bigger they get the better it gets, I know Kevin is looking forward to having a shadow like I did when Adam was little, I now have Nicole to spoil, isn't being a Grandparent great. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna

  4. Love the 4 generation photo. So glad that Whiskey is doing better. I totally agree, skip the vet, the stress the Whiskey just is not worth it, never mind the $46.00 okay fee!! Our girls know about 2 blocks before we get there and refuse to get out of the car on their own.

  5. Forgot to mention, my dad grew up in the Rosedale, Alberta area so your header photo today is very familiar.

  6. pidge...Yup, one proud grandma. I have to make up for it now because I won't see him all next winter.

    George and Suzie...Sure is a special time. They are only small once.

    Sam and Donna...I think it will be a while before he is following Kevin around. Hope we can be half the Grandparents you and Donna are.

    Contessa...We will still have to get two more photos like this. One with my Dad and one with Kevin's Mom. Yeah, I think the stress on Whiskey going to the vet's is definitely harder on her than anything else.

    We really loved it at Writing-on-Stone Provincal Park. Not sure if we were in Rosedale or not.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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