Thursday, May 10thJB had his regular appointment in the city, at Ottawa General Hospital. It is every 3 months. We woke early. At 6:45 a.m., our power went out. Then it came back, then it went out, again. In between, I posted my blog post. Good thing. I put my makeup on by lantern, and got dressed with it, too! We flushed for the last time, then decided to go into Manotick for breakfast. It was on the way.
8:09 a.m.Once we made it out of the garage, JB had wisely opened the door in between power outages. I closed it manually. It was POURING rain! It was gun day at the recertification and training range for the OPP.
On the radio, hooray for Lake 88 and local radio, we heard that 7000 people, along our corridor from Perth to Rideau Ferry, were without power due to a lightning strike.
9:25 a.m. breakfastAfter an hour and 16 minutes, plus 82 km, we were in my old stomping grounds, Manotick. The restaurant was packed, with only one server. Happily they had wifi, and we had time to kill. We were only 35 minutes from OGH.
10:30 a.m.We had time to waste. Manotick is undergoing much development. I lived here, after my divorce, from 1993 – 1997.
We took a leisurely drive from Manotick to OGH.
Next, we toodled around Nicholls Isl. looking at the houses. This spot is where the Long Isl. Lock Station is located, as well. The history of the building of this station is interesting (1860s).
Nicolls Isl. is a lovely spot. The houses are a bit too cheek to jowl for me... This is the dashcam video, sped up a bit!
Nicolls Isl from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
We took you here, Yam, when you visited! (Yam's Visit to Southeastern Ontario) It was a much nicer day, that day. The camp sites aren't open yet. This is part of the Rideau Canal.
This is amazing old house. You wonder the stories. I would imagine it is the lockmaster's house, from back in the day. I did more research and Twitter buddy, Andrew King, November 2017, did some research. There was a whole village here in the 1860s.
More dipsy doodling, a little further north I hung a left on a short street, and I saw this amazing sculpture!
Then, at the Terry Fox Athletic Centre, it was the National Capital High School Classic track and field competition. It was sopping wet! I loved this big crow, playing in the water in the parking lot!
11:20 a.m. shoppingWhat the heck, let's go inddors: Billings Bridge mall, I bought new shoes! There is the quilted bag you made for me, Jean! I did a bit of a sketch, waiting for brekkie!
12:17 at the hospital
The parking lot, again, was full. They now have parking lot attendants, and you can leave your keys with them. This is a trend, three months ago we had trouble finding a spot, too.
Pretests: Bone Scan #5 was in April. That was a day of power outages, as well.
He has his quarterly blood test, for PSA, as well. It remains at 0.08! This is good news.
12:30 in the waiting roomWe were in to see doctor Cag. at 12:45, to debrief those test results, although our GP did this, as well. JB has osteopenia. He's to take 1000 mg calcium, 1000 mg vitamin D, to stave it off. He could have been prone to it prior to treatments, and it is a predictable part of side effects. It's part of the disease trajectory, and it can be ameliorated. The naturopath, Dr. Jen, has been helping with this, as well. His cancer has been slowed, this is the good part.
In checking his pills, he's already on all this. We spend $200 every so often, for all this stuff. He's worth it!
13:00 and we're doneI have photos of this building being built. Now, we are back to springtime.
13:17 on the road again
Still, people sitting waiting for a parking spot.
13:34 jerk in the intersectionTraffic was slow in his lane, so he was about to pull right out in front of me, in the middle of the intersection, on Hunt Club. What a jerk. Then, he pulled in behind me, and then around me on the right, pulling in front of the red truck beyond the intersection to proceed to yell at me. The woman in front braked suddenly, and I had to brake.
14:49 stopped in Rideau Ferry for 'lunch'One hour, 32 minutes later (95 km), we arrived at CC's on the Rideau. Time for 'lunch'.
Look closely, where the debris and bubbles line up, driven by the wind. These are called Langmuir Streaks! I looked it up, once, when I noticed them on Long Lake. Langmuir figured out what it was.
The new owners have redesigned the menu. It's quite yummy!
16:11 we were finally home
The next day, the sun came out.