A quiet Sunday on Sturgeon Lake =)

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage RECO Reg# 4325734

It wasn't quite the purple rain that Prince wrote and sung about, but it did rain throughout the day.  I had to sneak away in the morning to show a property I have listed in Uxbridge to prospective buyers, but the rest of the day was uneventful, as partially due to the weather, we stayed indoors most of the day.

OK, uneventful for me!  Alec visited the dentist last week and was told that he will be losing several (as many as six or seven in the very near future).  I discussed Alec's desire to lose his "baby" teeth from the very day he turned six last year, the day he lost his first tooth.  Tooth number two fell out last Sunday, and tooth number three fell out yesterday evening just before dinner.  Alec went to sleep last night anticipating a visit from the tooth fairy.

I brought my camera, but not the charger, which is on a side table beside our kitchen table (it should be in a shoe box sized plastic container where I keep all my chargers, but I did not put it back after the last time I charged my camera).  This leaves me without my primary image recording device, and I will have to resort to my back-up if I wish to take a picture this trip.

We had a hearty breakfast of fruit, french toast and pea-meal bacon (aka as "Canadian Bacon), a very light snack at lunch time, and had grilled Burgers with all the fixin's and a variety of salads for dinner.

This might be a first for us, ever!  Two days at the cottage and we have not yet visited Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon!  It has cooled down significantly and no one was motivated enough to make the trip after dinner last night!  Be assured, we will visit the dairy, its our tradition.  I find their ice cream available in more and more locations, Costco in Canada now carries their ice cream.  If you have never tried, consider purchasing one of their flavours next time you Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream them for sale.
Kawartha Dairy
Helen and my mother-in-law, Vi, both took advantage and had afternoon naps while I spent some time teaching Alec how to play a new board game "Kazink", from the makers of "Sequence".  That combined with "Blokus", teaching Alec how to score select a hand and what to pass to the crib, how to score 15s and runs, and some basic strategy, Alec and I played two "open" games of crib (where the hands are analyzed one at a time, I let him decide what he would do and tell me why, and then, if there are better options, I explain them to him and tell them why, most of the time, this might be a better option.  He found it hard to understand why, sometimes, when he makes the right play, he does not get rewarded... but then, don't we all have issues understanding, or accepting this at times ;-)

While playing various board and card games, I had Helen laughing like a little girl (which caused me to laugh uncontrollably - in a very "manly" way ;-) several times during the day.  We have to make more time for this, we both enjoy playing card and board games too much not to...

All in all, it wasn't the day we had planned, but we made the best of it.  It feels like we have been away for a while.  The biggest difference I have noticed is the quiet.  We have not had the radio on at all, and the TV only very infrequently.  Perhaps there is a "takeaway" in this.

Sneaking away to the cottage

Blue-green Algae in Sturgeon Lake

Hope you all have a very happy Monday!

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Michael Thornton
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Good Morning, Chris. I reckon we all have those uneventful days now don't we...

August 22, 2011 07:59 AM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Michael, I needed it =)

August 22, 2011 03:00 PM
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Judi Boad
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Hi Chris~ Sounds like you had a good family day on Sturgeon Lake! Board games, laughter, and superior ice cream, it doesn't get much better!

Best regards from Seattle,

August 22, 2011 03:49 PM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Judi, today was even better, the sun came out =)

August 22, 2011 04:40 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Loved the slow, easy family day you described and smiled big about you and Helen giggling...of course, you, in your manly way! Thank you for that!

August 22, 2011 04:55 PM
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Marc Swartz
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Hi Chris - Kawartha Dairy makes some awesome ice cream.  Fortunately, it is easy to find in the GTA.

August 23, 2011 12:35 AM
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Chris Smith
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It has been very relaxing Wanda.

August 23, 2011 04:47 PM
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Chris Smith
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Marc, some of their flavours are incredible... yesterday I had a small cup, rum and raison and pralines 'n cream...

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