Well I'm finally on my way home after almost a month away. I started out by visiting Barry near Sundre, AB and cooking half a turkey (that's all that fit in the trailer oven!) for Thanksgiving. He had days off so we just vegged out - eating, snoozing, reading, etc. It was a nice restful break.
Then we took a trip to Battleford, Sask. for a funeral before I headed to Saskatoon to visit friends and relatives. I had lots of time to visit mom and dad during the week I was there. I went over to Michael's several times to visit the new grandkiddies. Josie, Mikhyan and I decorated the windows for Halloween with skeletons, pumpkins and more. We then made cheese biscuits cut in Halloween shapes to go with Becky's chili. What sweet kiddies! I had so much fun!
I also had time to visit a number of friends, catching up on each others lives since we last got together. I had some teary moments talking about Lulu. I can usually talk about her but still get teary-eyed on occasion. I ordered photos and made the photographer sad when he learned about Lulu. He wrote some thoughtful words on their Facebook page under Lulu's photo (originally dated June 21).
I took a day trip to Shellbrook, Sask to visit Kim and Marj (she wrote the poem about Lulu). We had Marj's homemade soup and Kim's homemade bread for lunch. Yum!
I went back to Saskatoon for a few more days to fix a few problems. I had just replaced my windshield before I left and got a big stone chip right in my line of vision the first few days of the trip. I got it fixed in plus got my car stereo replaced as the cd player quit working and radio reception in the mountains is sparse.
When I left for Sundre again, I met wet snow and slushy roads starting near Hanna, AB so the trip wasn't much fun. I needed to wash the car when I got to Sundre because of an unexpected 4 mile detour on soupy gravel roads. The car was covered with brown ice and mud. What a mess!
I stayed in Sundre and packed up the trailer as Barry will be coming home for awhile and everything freezable needs to be removed. We then took a day to visit Barry's brother in Lacombe, AB who had just got out of the hospital a few days ago.
When we woke up Sunday to start home, we found over a foot of snow had dumped overnight. We decided to stay one more day so the roads would get cleaned before we head out. So bright and early Monday we are on our way home. I hope we don't have snow at home because I left carrots in the ground, not expecting to be gone so long.
Anyway, winter arrived on the prairies and I am heading home.