|That's us behind this beautiful plum tree in bloom.|
We were at our lovely spot in Langley only 4 days when we moved into our daughter and son-in-law's house in the city of Vancouver. We were to house/child/dog sit for 10 days while they went to Nashville, Tennessee.
|Charlie in the living room|
The grandchildren, Nico 17, and Jakob 12 are no problem at all. The dog Charlie, a labradoodle, is not much of a problem. The problem was the stairs, the highly glazed concrete floors and the low-to-the-floor furniture. None suitable for anyone our age. And I had wrecked my knee the day we arrived. 15 stairs up, 15 stairs down and furniture that is low to the floor and impossible for us to get out of.
|Charlie waits for his people|
The family is vegetarian. We managed. We snuck out for McDonald's a couple of times. We bought candies and chips. I am sure we each lost a few pounds, something we could do with anyhow.
Now we are back in Langley and trying to schedule all the appointments we have this week before we leave for Merritt on Saturday. We see Graeme for one meal or another everyday. We have visited the doctor and he wants a couple of tests done. We have to visit my father again. We have to renew our insurance. And I have to get my haircut. We have a date for dinner on Sunday and another one for another on Friday. We are taking Sophie out to dinner for her birthday tonight. We are having friends over tomorrow. Busy, busy, busy.
By the way. Doug and I have been sick for over 6 weeks now. Started with a cough and runny nose, then Doug had a terrible earache for 2 weeks. We both then had incredible body aches in all our joints. At this point we were quite sure that this was something more than your run-of -the mill cold. The day we arrived I twisted my knee and could not put any weight on it. It's getting better but very slowly.
We went to the doctor about all this and he says we have a virus. Our doctor does know about Valley Fever and he has scheduled tests to determine whether that is what it is. He highly doubts it but we want to make sure.