Last Sunday we got to celebrate our youngest grandchild’s First Holy Communion. Hans, dressed up smartly in a suit with tie looked all grown up with his 7 years and we were very proud of him. All family members gathered at our son and daughter-in-law’s house for a party after church.
The following photos were all taken with phones and I hope Blogger won’t reduce the pixels too much.
Other than the highlight of seeing family last Sunday, there hasn’t been much going on around our part of Ontario. It is one of those years that our spring weather had been cool and wet so that when we did get a break in the weather, we tried to make the most of it. I mowed the lawn once more last Thursday when the grass was semi dried from all the rain. Benno had rolled all grassy areas a couple of days prior with a borrowed from John and Anna, our Mennonite neighbor’s lawn roller, hooked up to our John Deere tractor when the ground was still soggy and it helped a bit to even out the bumps.
While the rain poured outside I started painting another garden art inside onto a leftover cutoff post. Benno helps me with drilling the holes for the supportive rod and topper. It is now finished but needs several protective coats of Acrylic Coating that I spray on outside (when it’s not raining!)
The tulips are finally all starting to bloom while the daffodils suffer from all that rain. I think I mentioned in prior years that every time our Azaleas are finally in bloom in my flowerbeds they get rained on. Well, here we go again, so I took a photo yesterday after the rain stopped for a few hours.
Well, what else did we do? Benno made an oil change on the truck gave it a good wash and then took it to a Mennonite automotive shop to have new front shocks installed. I have to say it makes the ride a lot smoother. As you noticed we have many Mennonites here in our area and it is a pleasure to deal with them. They are very reliable and honest in our opinion!
As to other activities, my washing machine was working through more RV bedding, towels and blankets that kept me busy for a few days. Also, I labored through the annual income tax returns and got frustrated with the changes that the online tax services made to their software. Oh, and of course I cooked a lot of comfort foods while we dropped to freezing temps overnight. Lets hope the month of May will be good!
Thanks for dropping in again.