Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's a long story. Tuesday afternoon

Well it Tuesday afternoon and I have been running around picking up eve trough for my house over the deck and another job I have to do for a friend of ours. With a little Ford Ranger which is not too long as you can see it is a bit of a challenge to load and tie down 26ft.8 in. eve trough on to it and drive across town to the west end. With that long eve trough it sure makes my truck look little eh? We made it, now I just have to deliver the other 2 pieces to the other job. Wendy is still sleeping so I am trying to be a bit quiet around the house and not wake her up as she has to work again tonight at 6:30pm. Then she is (supposed to be) off for the next 4 days. We'll have to wait and see how that turns out. I had breakfast at Happ's with my friend Art and we had a good chat. We solved half the problems of the world but guess the other half will have to wait a day or so eh? Then went and looked at a small deck job and still have to go look at one more. I guess you could say I am a Retired workee. Ha ha. Well got go. I pray that you all will have a great day. God Bless you all.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Our God is so GOOD. Monday May28th.

Here it is Monday morning and God has given us another beautiful day. I'm excited to see what he has planned for me today. I have had a great weekend. Wendy went on a ladies retreat so I went to the lake. Me and Madison. She just loves the lake. I got there about 7:30 Friday evening. It was the first time out there this year. I opened the trailer and swept all the spiders off the front door and windows along with all the dead mosquito's and then wiped down the whole trailer, walls and cabinets. Started the fridge and brought in all the things that I had in the back of the truck. Bedding, food,water,cleaning supplies, toilet paper and all that stuff that we think we need out there. Then I realized that I didn't bring my radio so it was kind of quiet out here. I was the only one here. Well about 10:30 I finished raking around the trailer and decided to go in and sit down for a few minutes. Made the bed up and thought that I would just lay down and read my Bible a bit. And that's exactly what happened because I probably only read for about 5 minutes before falling asleep. I woke up about 12:30, put my Bible on the shelf and got into bed. It was quite cool so I lit the furnace and off I went until about 7:30 Sat. Morning when Madison woke me up to go out. Then I decided to go into Alberta Beach and have breakfast as it was real quiet and Madison don't say much. Had breakfast and bought a few things at the store and came back to the trailer. As we drove in a big skunk was walking down the drive and just went under the deck right behind my trailer. Fortunately Madison was running along side of my truck and never saw the skunk. I quickly stop the truck and made her get into the truck and then parked it and left her in there. That was a close one. I then put her in the trailer for a few minutes until I made sure that stupid old skunk was gone. She was not impressed but I didn't have any tomato juice and I didn't want her to get after that skunk again. That happen twice in the last 2 years. Well anyway then I got the boat out and off we went fishing. I got 2 Walleyes and 2 jack. Just when I got the last Jack my cell phone rang and so I scrambled to get that and keep the fish on the line at the same time. It was my son in-law Bob and he asked if I wanted some company. He and his dad (Art)and Hudson his dog came out and they stayed until about 8pm. Art and I went into Alberta Beach and bought some smokies and we built a fire in my fireplace and we cut some sticks and cooked the smokies over the open fire. Madison and Hudson had a ball chasing each other around. Then Bob and Art left for home and I just sat and watched the fire. About 10pm. I decided to go in and about 2 minutes later I had a knock on my door asking if I was lonesome. It was Gill our neighbor and he had just came up to the lake by himself. So we put a few more logs on the fire and chatted for about an hour. Sunday morning it was a bit cloudy and the wind was starting to come up. Mattie and I went fishing and only stayed about an hour as it was getting pretty choppy out there. Never even got a bite. Then Benny and Ann came out and they opened up their trailer and we had coffee. Ann makes good coffee. I helped Benny rake around our friends trailer (Gordon) so he won't have to do it when he comes out.
Well I got home about 3pm. Sunday afternoon. Wendy got home about 4 minutes after I did. I showered and headed off to Harry Waranka for his retirement party. Wendy decided not to go as she had to get up at 4:3o am for work and thought she would rest up for tomorrow. Anyway off I went and the party was great and I had lots of fun and met lots of people I hadn't seen in a while. I got home and Wendy had already gone to bed so I crawled into bed and almost went to sleep when the door bell rang and we both sprang out of bed wondering who that could be. It was 2 young Police officers asking about if it was me that called them and something about some guy that was taken to the hospital. I was totally in the dark about this and said no it wasn't us that called but he assured me that the phone call came from my house. Then Wendy came out and said oh yes it was her that called and the young guy was beaten up and sprayed with some kind of spray and taken to the hospital. Ok shut my mouth and listened. Next time I'm out when I get back I think I will wake her and ask her if there is any thing I should know. Wow What a surprise. The 2 police officers must have thought that I was stupid or on something eh?
Well today was another day of just being busy. I went to breakfast at A&W with the seniors and then came home and Wendy had come home from work sick. So I loaded my truck with some tools and decided to go help Bob's Dad, Art put some OSB board down for a floor on his new shed that he is building. First I drove to the north side and ordered 2 orders of eves trough for a couple of jobs for tomorrow and the next day. Art is building his shed from material that he gets going to see some of the housing contractors and cleaning up around the houses for them. So we had to do lots of cutting.
I got home about 4:30 and had some supper and then here I am finishing my blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Hi well we went to The Cross Cancer Thursday morning and met with Dr Peterson. He said that he didn't have any bad news for us so that was good. He said that The bone scan and the CAT scan show that it has NOT spread and it looks stable and that my PSA test showed that it had gone down from 12.4 to 9.8 so that's a good sign I hope. Then he went on to explain the 3 options again. I guess we have opted to do the surgery and he doesn't do that so he suggested that we call our doctor and get connected to a surgeon. (Back to square one eh).When we got home we called Dr. Brownoff and asked him to try to get an appointment with Dr Estay. So we will wait again andhope it is soon. Wow this afternoon I got a call saying that I have an appointment with Dr. Estay for June 21. Wendy thinks we should call and try to make it sooner. Well I think I'll got to the lake a little latter on. Wendy is going to a ladies retreat. She is excited about that.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday afternoon.

Well here it is Sunday already. We have had a busy week and now just waiting for Thursday to talk to the Doctor about the test results. My daughter Kristy has been here for a week. It was good to have her home but missed Bob. Kristy came up Last Sunday evening and had Laser surgery done on her eyes on Monday. She had to go back on Tuesday morning for a follow up exam and now she has 20/20 vision and doesn't need to ware glasses anymore. Thank you Lord. I went to the Cross Cancer on Friday and they did a bone scan and a CAT scan and another PSA test. Today Wendy was off to work at 5:00 am and Kristy and I went to church and when we got back Art and Luba were waiting for her to take her home to Blackfalds. I thought of a million things that needed doing but just didn't have the energy to do any of them. I just laid around out side for a while and then watched the stupid hockey game and now here I am at this dumb old computer. I think all my get up and go just got up and went somewhere. I can't believe how loggy I feel lately. Oh well guess I'll practice playing some of my music but for some reason I really don't feel like doing that either. Well Wendy will be home in and hour or so. Maybe I should just go make some supper for her. Have a great day .
Love you all.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday evening .

Well it is about 9:20 pm. and I am tired. Today I got out all the pumps for our fountain's and worked on them and cleaned them all up and put a few new gaskets in some and matched up all the connecting hoses. Then I wrapped all the electrical connections with plastic to make them water proof. Then I had to go to Tim Horton and meet an old friend for coffee. We chatted for a while and then I went to Wall Mart and then to Canadian Tire. I had to buy another 50 ft. hose and I bought another potted flower for our lawn. Then I came home and started getting the fountain's up and running. We have 5 of them. One on our deck and 4 on the lawn. They take a lot of care but the birds just love and Madison now has a full supply of running water. She drinks out of all of them. Silly dog. They are really nice when they are up and running. Wendy was off today and took Kristy to get her eyes done. Laser surgery . I put some dirt in our flower bed near the house. My lawn needs mowing again but I'll do that tomorrow. I'm too tired to do it today.Well I think it is time I went to bed. Bye for now. Oh I added some pictures to my Photo's if your interested.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Late Sunday evening

Well I guess i should update this silly old blog. Not sure if anyone is reading it much but guess some are . Well where do I start? It has been a busy week for sure. Wednesday and Thursday I was at The Cross Cancer Hospital. Wednesday it was just a registration and information about the Hospital. I received my Red Cancer Card that I have to show every time I go there.They talked to us about the Hospital and what they do there and what to expect when we are there. They were very friendly and informative. They even gave us all a tour of the Hospital. There were about 20 of us there.
Thursday was a busy day for Wendy and I. First thing in the morning I got up and took Madison to the dog kennels in Stony Plain and then came back home and we loaded the car because we were going to Lethbridge right after we finished at the Hospital. We were going down to see Adriana and Erylin dance at 6:30pm that evening. We got to the hospital about 9:30am. and waited for about a half hour and then a nurse came and talked to us for another half hour. Then we met Dr Peterson who told us that the last PSA test was up again and he was a bit concerned. Then he examined me and said that he felt that the cancer has gone to both sides of the Prostate gland. Now I have to go back on May 18th. and they are going to do a Bone scan at 8 am. and then at 10:30 I think it is they are going to do another PSA test and then at 3 or 3:30 they are going to do a cat scan. Guess they don't do dog scans eh? Then on May 24th I have to go back and get the test results and hopefully find out what type of treatment they are going to do.
I felt bad for Wendy because I know she wasn't comfortable going back to the Cross because she used to take her Mom there when she had cancer. I am so glad she went with me. She is such a sweetie and I sure do Love her.
Well anyway after we got out of the hospital at about noon we headed for Lethbridge. If you read Wendy's blog she will tell you about the trip down. We made it on time (good thing she slept a little while) or we probably would have been a bit late.

Yesterday was another busy day. I ran to the kennels first thing and got Madison and brought her back home and then change into my Dutch costume and headed to St Albert and picked up my friend Hank and off we went to the Dutch Club where we played with The Harmonika Rascals from 11 am until 4 pm. We took a couple of breaks and walked around and got something to eat and checked out the market. There were lots of people at the market and I think it was very good. We had lots of people listening to us all day long and got a few request but basically played Dutch music. We finished at 4 and then had to tear down all the equipment and put it away and then load the truck with the things we take home and I think I got home about 6 pm. All in all it was a good day and it kept my mine busy. However lots of people came up to me and told me that they were praying for me and many gave me a bit of encouragement. I didn't realize how many people knew about my cancer. I guess word travels fast eh?
Today it was church and Wendy and I both had to work. I had to count and Wendy worked in the Book store. After church I cooked lunch. I made a salad and boiled some potatoes and BBQ ed some chicken. It was good. Then Wendy and I sat on the couch for a bit before she had to go to work. Wendy left for work at 5:45pm.and she'll be back home at 7 tomorrow morning.
Well tomorrow I have a busy day again. I will have breakfast with the seniors and then not sure if I am going to bowl or not but we'll see, then I have to go to St Albert and look at a deck for a lady. Well thats my story and I'm sticking to it .

Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Morning and I can't sleep

Well here it is 2:41am. and I am wide awake. This is unusual for me. Normally I am asleep as soon as I hit the pillow. Wendy and I went out for coffee with our best friends (Ed and Betty). We went to Moxie's and had desert and coffee. I don't think it agreed with me but I don't feel bad anymore just can't sleep.I was afraid I would wake Wendy so thought that I would get up and listen to some music on my Sony MP3 Walkman.Listing to some Dutch songs that we will be playing on May 12 at The Dutch Club for their market. The Rascals will be playing from about 10 am. until about 3 or 4 when ever it is finished. We usually play for about 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour and then take a 1/2 hour break. It is a lot of fun and we will all be dressed like you see in the picture. I think I have shown you this picture before?
Wendy has been off for the last 5 days and it has been fun having her home. She spent lots of time doing her scrap booking but she seems to enjoy it and she does such a great job with it.I'm sure when the kids come home that will be the first thing they will grab. Sure do love her. I love hearing her laugh and talk to the kids on the phone. She is such a sweetie. She will be getting up about 4:30am. and getting ready for work.
Today is going to be a busy one so hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep. I have to bowl at noon and then about 4:00pm. I'll head to Blackfalds and pick up one of my other sweeties (Kristy). She is coming up for the weekend. I think they have a shower or something and then Mum is going to take her back Monday morning and go to the dentist with her in Blackfalds or Red Deer somewhere. Well I should try to get some sleep so bye for now.