My First Rose

My poor rose has had a pretty rough journey this year, starting with the worms eating the leaves as they came out, back at the house. I hadn’t planned on digging it up and moving it with me until then, but I now thought it would be better off in  a pot on a balcony… Continue reading My First Rose

More from Fort Whyte Alive

Yesterday I showed you the Pelican pictures I took at Fort Whyte Alive, but of course, I took other pictures too. As always, you can click on any individual picture to see a larger version. The Birds – Canada Geese, Mallard Duck and a young Robin. Painted Turtles. While watching and taking pictures of these… Continue reading More from Fort Whyte Alive

Almost There

Just like when I was almost retired and got to the day when I could count the days left to work on one hand, the countdown is now very close to the day when I no longer have two residences to pay for and look after.  Today is July 28th and on August 1st, the… Continue reading Almost There

Up, Up and Away

Sometime last year, I bought myself a ticket to fly in a hot air balloon with Sundance Balloons.  Since then I found out that Winnipeg weather is often not good for flying.  Between the winds and the rains and the foggy days, it may be difficult to actually get to fly – but I can… Continue reading Up, Up and Away

Assiniboine Park Zoo – July

Yesterday I went to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, to put on some miles on my FitBit and to check up on the critters.  I didn’t take a lot of pictures and most of the ones I did take were different than my usual ones – except that I got one of a Polar Bear playing… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo – July

Puppies

There suddenly seem to be a lot of new puppies in my complex, so I am getting quite a few puppy kisses. They aren’t all new though – and there are still quite a few dogs here that I’ll have to get to know. First I met Bamboo, who is a little Shihtzu.  Bamboo is… Continue reading Puppies

Back to the Gravel Road

After breakfast at the Red Top, a quick visit to the house and some grocery shopping, I decided to find out exactly where the Seine River trail met the gravel road.  It seems I was right when I decided the spot was just before the bridge because that is where it is. As promised, I… Continue reading Back to the Gravel Road

A Couple of Walks

I have no pictures of my first walk from a few days ago.  I only went out to see if I could walk to the Perimeter Highway, which isn’t too far from my apartment.  I can see the traffic lights for it when I make my u-turn to get to my place. I hadn’t gone… Continue reading A Couple of Walks

We’re Getting There

I have just over 2 weeks to go until I am just down to having 1 home again.  Then another 3-4 weeks until I get the money from the sale of the house.  It is pretty scary paying for 2 homes and related expenses on just my pensions, so this will really be a relief… Continue reading We’re Getting There