Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Road Trip !

Not a great night's sleep for me last night, but a little bit is always better then no bits, it is not?  This morning I was up to do the Aussie and puppy chores before showering and heading on out the door by 7:30 am.

Today I was heading off on a Road Trip down to Newmarket for my bi-annual allergy tests.  Over 2 hours driving time.

I first swung around the other side of Owen Sound to pick up my friend, Toni with an "i", as she lived in Newmarket for years and was going to be my driver today.  This I was happy about since I had no clue on how to get there myself.

The drive there went very quickly such talking consumed most of the trip making it pretty much "fly" by.

We met Toni's daughter, Nevada, for lunch at a strip mall not far from where she works.  We had a fun lunch with of course, more talking and laughing.

What a bonus it was to have been able to meet up with Nevada, especially for Toni.

My appointment at the Allergy Clinic was at 2:00 pm.  I was very happy with Dr. Mann.  What a very nice doctor.

Results of my allergy tests?  The sheet was not full as it had been 2 years ago, with only Dust Mites and a bit of Mold standing out.  On the other hand he is recommending I be referred to a Throat, Nose & Ear Specialist, as my nose canals are unusually very small.  Dr. Mann is thinking some of my problems of breathing and sinus are stemming from my nose canals being as such.

The other issue I have apparently have is my Asthma.  He has suggested I need to increase my lung capacity.  How on Earth would I do this? well upper body exercises are going to have to be added to my weekly agenda.  Dr. Mann said "ease into them" as I do not want to hurt myself by going "gun ho", but then again we all know we are to ease into any new exercise program, do we not?

Yes, I am suppose to carry on with using my Puffers and start using a saline solution to rinse my nose with at least 2 times a day.  Oh my I hope I remember to do this !!!

On our trip back home, Toni and I had a couple of cool sightings ....

Yes, we had both had ourselves quite the laugh over this Bill Board as we made our way through one small town.

Ha, ha, ha ... this next one I got Toni on.  I had said very calmly, "there is a Camel".  Toni couldn't believe there was a Camel out in the field we had been approaching.  Only a "one humper" though.  Friends of ours when we had lived in Waterloo had a "two humper".  He had been quite the big boy, who was very popular at Christmas time in parades and Church appearances.  How often do you pass a Camel grazing in a field?

When I was driving on my way home through Wiarton I heard Bag Pipes.  Upon further investigation I found the source.

Just before going up the North Hill I had spotted him.  I had stopped to listen for a few minutes.  How nice are bag pipes? very nice.

I left Rob in charge at home today.  Do you think he accomplished much other then ...

.... lining up all of the vehicles?  Hmmm, not to sure but I am hoping there was something else other then this done here today.

Can you imagine how tired I am?  I finally made it back home at 6:30 pm.  I think I will get all the Aussies and puppies looked after and very shortly call it a night, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. Oh my what a busy day for you but fun with your friend being with you and meeting her daughter ! I bet your head aches are caused buy your wonky sinuses . Hope you can get all that fixed up and are able to breath easier ! It has been years since I was in Newmarket I used to have friends there years ago it has grown so much like a lot of the small towns that way have ! Thanks for sharing . Hope you get a good nights sleep and have a good day !

  2. I passed that camel too the other week...in Shelburne. I also passed your house on Sunday on the way home from Red Bay. I saw Rob in he yard....knew it was you guys because of all the crabby cabbies. Another thing to add to your busy day....flushing your nostrils.....oh my.

  3. Huh, I didn't know there are camels in Canada...:) Hope, you'll get a better night sleep today.

  4. Oh I imagine you were very tired. I am glad a doctors visit turned into so much fun I can also imagine all that laughing:) B

  5. Sounds like a very busy day for you.

    Camels, in Shelburne? I'll have to remember that.

  6. That sign is really funny!



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