Sunday, October 04, 2009

I've arrived in St. John's

Here I am in the city sitting at my daughters computer trying to use this pen thing she has instead of the mouse that I'm use to. Anyway, I came in yesterday instead of today as planned. Friends phoned Friday saying they were going to St. John's on Saturday and did I want to come along. I did! It was a good trip and the wet weather cleared as we neared the city. We did see a male moose on the highway and the driver slowed down and blew his horn which made the moose head for the side of the road and off into the woods.

It seems that when I'm away from home it never rains but it pours. Himself got in touch saying that this morning the gate appeared to be kicked in and was off the hinge at one point. Not only that but one of the plant containers, quite a large one and a large garden vase were knocked over. He walked down the road and saw a friends garbage box beaten up and garbage scattered all over the place. And, between our house and the friends there was a live trap for bears set up. So hear we are back to the bear problem once again. Apparently the friends cats were acting very scared last night and so were ours. This could be a problem until they go into hibernation around the end of November.

I've brought the camera with me but if I can't figure out how to use it on this computer, there will be no photos until I get back. We'll see how I make out.

So that's about it for now. Laurie is packing her suitcases at the moment getting ready to catch the 7:00 am flight. I've hurt my hip once again. I think it's probably from going up and down the stairs so much since I arrived. She has a three story house and I'm just not use to so many steps up and down.


Tricia said...

Great that you got a lift in OC - much nicer travelling with friends too. Sorry that your hip is playing up again - but hopefully you'll get a chance to rest it :)

Those bears are becoming a real problem!!

I'm sure you will work out how to connect your camera - we can't go without pictures for 2 weeks plus!!

Cicero Sings said...

Glad you had a pleasant drive into the big city. You can be glad that himself has to deal with the bear problem!!!

My husband has a wacom board (the pen thingy) too ... it is mostly for people that do graphic arts. He used it to do his weather stuff.

Sorry about your hip ... you'll have to make every trip up and down the stairs count.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

it is such a small world, I had an online frined whom Ive lost touch with who moved to St. John's. Hip pain is no fun--Ive had it myself a time or two! I hope the Bear situation will resolve itself and there will be no more trouble from them--
If you can find a USB port I imagine you can connect your camera via that. Meanwhile have a great visit in the city!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hate to hear you have bear problems again. Have a good time 'on the town';)

ShySongbird said...

I hope you have a good visit and that your hip improves soon!

I am so pleased the moose got to safety. I remember we once saw a group of hens walking on the motorway! We managed to avoid them but their probable fate haunted me for ages! Sorry to hear about the bear problem again.

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Ali said...

Glad you arrived safely OC! Keep us posted on the bruin problem.