OCT 18, SUNDAY; Gateway
Cloudy this morning and it rained overnight. This was a lazy day, totally! I watched football games and Val took a couple walks with Donna. Very unexciting day!
OCT 19, MONDAY; TO SALMON ARM, DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS
Cloudy again. We went to Salmon Arm for Val’s specialist appointment then to the Chiro for another session on her neck. The doctor told her that it was OK for us to go down but if it got any worse, then return to BC. She called our family doctor but he is off until Nov.2. We also went to the clinic for Val’s second blood test. I guess our count down to our departure is on! We have to be in Bend OR. By the 29th and we figure that if anything, we can decide from there. We stopped for lunch and some groceries then came back home. It is raining lightly. Traffic is sure light with all the Albertans and tourist gone!
OCT 20, TUESDAY; 5 days to our departure,
SUNNY! I had some more data added to my phone and now it won’t work with my computer as a mobile hotspot. I called BELL and SAMSUNG and got no further. I took the phone and computer and drove to Salmon Arm and finally got it going but still don’t why or how. Anyway, I returned home and tried it and it worked but Val’s computer still won’t hook-up!?? Beautiful day; sunny and warm! While I was gone, Val cleaned the house. She went for her walk and now is getting dinner ready: Meat Loaf, baked potato and salad
OCT 21, WEDNESDAY;
The sun was out first thing this morning but now it is cloudy. Val did her walk this morning and I spent some time fighting with VIRGIN for overcharging me after cancelling my 3-year contract which is now illegal and none enforceable. Well, for the first time this year, I had to put on a sweater under my jacket as it is cold outside. Definitely time to leave. Called son Jeffrey this evening and had a good conversation with him.
OCT 22, THURSDAY; 2 days to our departure
Val went to Heather’s for a haircut this morning then in the afternoon, we drove to Salmon Arm for her appointment at the hospital for an imaging scan at 3 pm and her chiro treatment at 1 pm. After all this, we went shopping for a new TV and bought a 40” SMART LED SAMSUNG. If you’re going to buy something, it might as well be big and the best, right!? The price was right as they say on TV. Anyway, we drove back to our lot, put everything inside then went to Jeff and Donna for a get together with all our friends left in the Park. 12 people in all and Mark joined us in the evening. We sat around the fire and lots of food was available. We had fun and lots of laughs then got home by 9 pm. It was sunny and a balmy 14*C but it got chilly as the sun went down.
OCT 23, FRIDAY; Last day in the Shuswap!
Sunny with a few clouds! We decided to leave tomorrow to allow us the sunny window being forecasted and to give us enough time to get to BEND OREGON! Kevin was supposed to come tomorrow to install our counter glass but I cancelled that. It will have to wait until next year. I contacted DISH today and had my service restored as of Saturday. Tomorrow, BELL TV and phone will be suspended until next April. We also called our insurance to report Val’s test and doctor’s visits. Val did laundry and I covered the Santa-Fe for the winter. I hooked up our new TV to our satellite and what a pleasure it is to watch a BIG screen at eye level. I should have got a 50” …. JUST KIDDING!!! We went to Judy and Ed for HH and dinner. The same gang as last night was there and we proceeded to have a good evening as this is our last as a group. Everyone except Donna & Jeff, Donna & Marcel and Heather and Dan, are leaving this week-end. Dinner was delicious consisting of a cooked ham, cube potatoes, carrots and broccoli. YUM! YUM! YUM! Once again we had fun but it came time to say our good-byes and we were back in our little home by 9 pm. Looking forward to our new adventures!