I'm at loose ends today folks.
Not really in the mood for one of my insightful, thought provoking, blog posts.
Definitely not in the mood for another Trump Rant. Trump is going down, not if but when.
I predict Trump will resign when Mueller's investigation confirms that Trump and been money laundering Russian stolen funds for years. As Trump says "I know it and YOU know it!" So while Trump continues to sow chaos in our government and global embarrassment for the United States I'm going to move on to more benign subjects.
Normally at this time of year I would be visiting my Canadian Travel Buddy Pat in Toronto and enjoying the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition). However, this year Pat is in the process of selling his Toronto awesome home
|Pat's present home in Toronto, Canada|
and moving into a brand new swanky 14th floor pied-à-terre jutting up in the Hamilton sky, the Royal Connaught Hotel, a renovated hotel in Hamilton converted to condos.
|The Royal Connaught Hotel, Hamilton, Canada - converted to condos - Pat is on the 14th floor|
This year for the first time Pat and I won't be riding the ski lift at the CNE, eliciting furtive glances at the two old men dangling their legs over the throng milling about below at the CNE.
|Pat's new condo at the Royal Connaught - floor is different (Pat is having an awesome marble floor put in) but otherwise this apartment is very similar to Pat's and this this view!|
The CNE is happening right now as I type this blog in my home office on a hot and humid day here in southern Delaware. I am leaving for my visit to Pat and Canada next month on September 14th. The CNE will be long over by then. But you can be sure Pat and I will still find plenty of interest to do both in Hamilton and Toronto. We always do!
|Pat's present home in Toronto in the summertime - the house to the left of him has already been torn down and replaced with yet another awesome house|
But right now, I'm at loose ends. Can't take that ten mile ride down to Rehoboth today. Are you kidding? We're in the height of the summer season. I'm lucky to be able to even get out of our development within ten minutes.
|Pat drying his laundry in his awesome backyard at his Toronto home - he'll miss this beautiful backyard!|
I'm thankful that Bill or I don't have any doctors' appointment in the near future. I have a couple of extra days to work at the hotel, filling in for co-workers. I need those days to make up for the days I'll be off next month for my annual Canada holiday with Pat. I'm also thankful that both Bill and I are in relatively good health. Bill will be 89 years old next month. He's having a good run!
Each day my arthritis stiffens my body even more. I'm having more difficulty climbing the stairs from our finished basement where Bill lives. I need my afternoon nap or else I wind down at 7 pm. I'm more forgetful. I've noticed. I'll be 76 years old in November.
|Enjoy that backyard of yours Pat, it will soon be memories for you|
I have yet to write my autobiography but I have almost finished updating our end of life documents. Last week I just sent out forty-two old VHS tapes to have them digitalized. I'll put those on You Tube for anyone who is interested in my life after I'm long gone. I have more VHS tapes to have digitalized. Then I have to finish organizing all my photos and videos here in the house. Here's one thing I don't understand, people who retire and say they're bored. Folks, believe me. I'm never bored. I have so much to do which I thought I would do once I retired but I never seem to have enough time. But I will say this, this is the best time of my life, in spite of my crippling arthritis and looming health issues. And just staying one step ahead of the ever increasing bills living on my fixed income.
Life is a challenge folks and a journey. What a ride I'm having!