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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone:)
I hope your Easter is wonderful, full of fun, food and laughter with your family and loved ones:)
It's really too bad that the weather will not be cooperating more. At least here. They are calling for rain, rain and more rain the whole weekend. Maybe Easter Monday a bit of sun might peek out.
Oh well...at least there is wine!

Well yesterday we finalized our plans to drive to Fort Lauderdale after we close our home here in June. My wonderful brother and sister in law are going to drive us making it a much shorter flight, (3 hours) to Panama so it will help with our dog not being in the belly of the plane too long.
We have to fly before July 1st as they say the tarmac is too hot to put dogs or any animals in the belly....But you can fly on June 30th.  So what happens in one day? Does it turn from 60 degrees to 100 degrees in one 24 hour period?
I can't wrap my head around this persons thinking at all. 
I'm looking forward to the drive though. It will be fun and also nice to see Grandma and all of our aunts and uncles and Don's mom also.
We will stay there 3 nights and hopefully fly to Panam on June 25th.
Then off to Pedasi.....our new home for hopefully the rest of our lives.
Our home isn't slated to be finished until late November or Decmber so we are renting a home from a friend of ours in Pedasi who does fishing charters.
I love going out on the Ocean and look forward to going with him and helping him with the fish cleaning....It's fun...:)
The last time we went with him we caught 4 Mackerels and a Bluenose Dolphin (seen in my pic), all of which we had for dinner. If you have never had fresh fish right out of the ocean you really must one day. There is nothing like it.
You can go right to the docks in Pedasi where the locals fish and buy your fish daily for approximately $5 and have it for your lunch/dinner..ahhhhh...now this is living!!!
Our friend Kevin from whom we will be renting also has a pet 'sloth' named Suzie.
She is just the cutest thing. I am hoping that Sadie feels the same way, lol.
Suzie moves at a snails pace so it won't be hard for Sadie to sneak up on her.
Should prove intersting to say the least.

They are progressing very well with the construction of our home. It will be nice to get there and oversee things to make sure everything is done to our satisfaction. The builder is amazing and keeping us informed of everything that he is doing as well.

Well have a great long weekend everyone. I hope that everyone has fun and eats lots of turkey. Myself, seeing as there will be only Don and I, plan on having ribs/baked potato/asparagus for our Easter Dinner.
This just reminds me that the stores are closed Friday and Sunday...Better get out to the store and liquor store to stock up.

Have a good one!!
Write later:)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Weather!!

Well I have never ever seen an April like this one. Honeslty!
Last week I sat outside on our deck and actually got a sunburn. Last night there was a weather warning saying WInter storm. We got downpours with hail and today now it's pouring and sooo cold and windy.
Geez!!!
Panama can't come soon enough.

We decided to drive down to Fort Lauderdale with my brother and sister in law so that Don can see his grandma and other relatives. We were going to rent a van to do this and just checked this morning to see how much, and find out it will cost close to $2000.00 to do this.
We should have stuck with our original plan of flying to Panama from here. Now to re-book our flight here through Copa Airlines it will cost us another $300.00.
What to do?  I'm stumped, lol
If it were up to me I would stick with the original plan but like most, it's always up to the man to make the decisions regarding this kind of thing.

Well anyway I had better go and buy some new lightbulbs as we don't want any burning out as we need EVERY ONE OF THEM ON TODAY, it's so dark out!

Picture of wamth below:)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring in Ontario!

Well yesterday was a total washout! It absolutley poured all day and sooo windy it took our power out from 12 pm to 5 pm.
We do have a generator but it hasn't been used in 2 years so we could not get it started! We were without any computer, water, or heat for 5 hours. Fortunately we have 2 gas fireplaces so we had those both on and it kept us fairly warm.
It sure would have been nice if it had of been warm outside but unfortunatley we had to sit inside, but it was just fine.
As I have mentioned before it is so difficult having to take our small dog out of the country. So much paperwork, etc, and the worst part is that we have to put her in the 'belly' of the plane for 6 to 7 hours and that is an immense worry for me. 

Yesterday though we mentioned to my brother that it would be great if someone could drive us to Miami as that would cut the flight time down to 3 hours for Sadie. We have family in Fort Lauderdale, including our Grandma who we want to see before we move and our aunts and uncles who we haven't seen for quite a while and who we really want to see as well.
To our surprise they said they would love to drive us! This works out great as our Uncle also owns a condominium right on the beach in Fort Lauderdale that we can stay at as well, with pool, etc. Yeahhhhh!!!!
So excited for this to happen for all of us and especially Sadie as she will not be a happy camper alone in the dark and dungy 'strange' place with all of the luggage. Poor Baby!! I will me more upset than she will.
I am also looking forward to spending quality time with my brother and sister in law.

Well it looks like the snow has stopped and now the sun is trying to come out.
Still not 'sitting out on the patio' weather but nonetheless it's improving.

Gotta go and get my 'curry chicken' ready to cook for dinner.
Have a great day and I will write more soon.

The Locks at the Panama Canal!!

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