I flew to Nova Scotia at the end of July. It was, in fact, the latest I have ever gone as well as the shortest time I spent there. By the time I arrived my sisters were all there, so the partying started the moment I stepped inside my sister Paula's door as that is where I stopped before heading to our own house up the road.
We use another mower now, so Hans uses this old Honda for hauling away branches and brush. It still works well after at least 25 years as we bought it from the former owners back in 1997.
The old wagon which came with the property is not in good shape, but it still adds to the scenery. It dates back to the 1930s. It was owned by the parents of the chap who did the electrical work on our house when we first bought it.
Hans had been in N.S. earlier in the summer and had a new liner installed in our pool with, of course, water added: 125,000 liters.
The pool is 40 feet by 20 feet (about 14 meters by 7 meters), thus one can really get some exercise. It is 3 feet deep at the shallow end and 9 feet at the deep end (about 1 meter and 3 meters deep). The water was cool this particular day but Anne and I did have a swim.
Two weeks later, we celebrated Laurie's actual birthday. As always, lots of great food and good friends.
Another important member of the family is BJ, who is about the same age as Laurie in dog years
A birthday cake is important for any birthday, especially for a special one. Paula and Laurie's friend John, who has made one several times during the past summers, once again offered to bring the cake and, as always, it was superb.
The picture of the single piece of cake shows how good it looks and how one can almost taste it!