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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ramblings


Winter has revisited once again. The temperature dropped and it snowed as weather moved in from the American Mid-West. There seem to be little wind with it. It is not a dramatic storm but it is bad enough to close the trans-canada highway North and West of here.
It will all be gone again next week when the tewmperatures are expected to climb into double digits.

Yesterday, before the annoying weather we had a medical emergency here. Dave (aka: Bubba) got ill and we had to call for an ambulance. It appeared to be insulin shock but there are other worrisome symptoms, (blood in his stomach) for a person of 84 years.
As with my eye injury, the ambulance came as did the volunteer, First Responders, from the adjacent town, five people all toll. It took them about 1/2 and hour to get here. I think that is pretty good for a rural area. And the price is right. NO CHARGE. It is all covered by the national universal health insurance, as is the hospital and medical treatment. There seems to be much talk, by Democrats, about such a health plan in the US. I hope so. Medical care should be a right not a privilege. Dave was transfered to the North Bay Hospital for treatment by specialists.






















It's starting to look a lot like Christmas! (Tee Hee)




















This is what I do with my surplus eggs: pickled eggs in vinegar and dried mustard. This is a good activity when the weather is bad. These three jars take about four dozen hard boiled eggs. It two weeks they will be ready to snack on.




















A year ago, I was in Florida to pick up Veronica and accompany her to Canada. They were good days. I enjoyed the trip there and back. I hadn't travelled to the US for a number of years.



















The wisteria trees were lovely at the visitors' center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville, NC. Looking at the snow falling out my window makes North Carolina in the Spring look really nice and inviting. Our real Spring-like weather is just a week or two away. I hope, although I have seen it snow in June. Banish the thought!
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3 Comments:

At 2:11 p.m., Blogger Peggy said...

I sure hope he is alright and back home soon! Its cold again here so doesn't feel much like spring. You have won a award. Go to my blog and copy and paste the award button to your blog... congratulations!!

 
At 1:41 p.m., Blogger Rachel said...

It's quite chilly here but thankfully no snow!

I hope Dave is doing better and things turn out okay.

Glad you liked the gillywhomper word!! My Dad was always coming up with some words on his own!!

 
At 10:58 a.m., Blogger Julie said...

My thoughts for Dave's recovery!
I do hope we get a national health care plan, but our insurance companies and the health care industry (pharmceutical companies, etc) are so darn greedy, I don't know if even the democrats could force it,, argh...

I hope it warms up for you soon. A delightful warm spring is so nice for the body and soul.
I would love to have some fresh, organic free range eggs like yours!

 

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