Unfortunately when one buys a brand new knife now a days they come dull, dull, dull ... and unless you are good at using a sharpening stone yourself you need to go searching for someone who does knife sharpening.
At one time the Hardware stores, or so I had thought or could be mistaken, used to sharpen knives and scissors? I was in a dilemma as I have three brand new very dull knives needing sharpening, otherwise they, so I did call our local Hardware Store in Wiarton, Saddler's Home Hardware. They not only directed me to a place in Owen Sound, they even looked up the phone number for me. Now that is service !!!
Since Rob and I had some Cellular phone business to attend to in Owen Sound any way, off we went to stop around at Murray's Sharpening first off ....
Oh yes, I almost forgot the bit of excitement we had before we got into Owen Sound.
Trying to straighten out these "communication" problems are very time consuming, however I do have to admit the Customer Service has improved over the past few years, or I have just been lucky to be getting some pretty awesome people on the other end of the phone. Finally we did get the problem all sorted out between speaking to a Bell Rep on the phone and to one inside the store... phew!
We made it back home, but I am sure it was after 1:00 pm when we did. Rob fired up the BBQ to get the chicken legs I had taken out on and cooked for our Dinner.
Poor Rob barely his Dinner into him and it was time for him to get ready to put on his "Crabby Cabbie" hat for the day and take off for the South of here to Saugeen Shores.
I had one of the worse (again) headaches from the time I went to bed to the time I got up and all through the day today. Nothing was going to budge it regardless what I took or what I tried. I did get a little bit of relief for the pains in my neck with the 1200 mg of Ibuprofen I took later in the day, as 4 Tylenol 2 never did the trick earlier in the day (not all 4 at once). Good thing Rob was driving today, as I sure wouldn't have been able to have.
I am not feeling the piercing behind my eyes at the moment so this is a good thing. I am thinking maybe with the hay baled the other day could have added more to my already extreme allergies ... maybe more nasal spray and an antihistamine before bed would be the thing to do tonight. Needless to say nothing got done around the house inside or out today.
Now to back track on how my day really began, minus the headache ....
Text received from my youngest Son, Paul, at 6:24 am:
JAM (Just a minute, my kids, family & friends love my JAM when I made it up for shortening purposes, lol)
Me calling Paul:
What's up kiddo
Nothing I just called to say, "I love you"
Let me tell the World, I am one very proud Mother to have my 29 year old Son call me at any given time, just to tell me he loves me. My heart soars !!!! This carried me through my day today through any pain and anguish a headache could throw out at me. It does complete a parent when these times come about in our lives, making all the "growing pains" well worth it.
Oh yes, tomorrow is another Friday the 13th, isn't it? Don't forget Bruce County people, we do have our own Friday the 13th Celebrations going on up on the Bruce Peninsula, check it out: