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11/17/17 12:07 P

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Could it be the weather? My dog has been doing that recently, too. She's quite a bit younger than Dalhousie, but it is strange that we're both having a similar experience at the same time.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Question....

Dalhousie all his life has either slep in Bed with me, or beside me on the floor at my pillow location. I move he moves.. he follows never away from me.

Now he has just started staying in the living room all night by himself laying on his living room bed... all by himself.

This is so out of character for the Dalhousie



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11/13/17 1:21 P

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Marty, I guess he wants to show off with you in using the stairs. He was letting you know he still has some umph! Iím praying he keeps on going for a lot more years!


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11/13/17 12:10 P

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My wife told me, Dalhousie wanted nothing to do,with the stairs when she took him out. He walked right past the stairs to the door to the hallway to the elevator



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Last week two of my friends had to put their dogs down. One was 15 years and the other was 14 years. Sad week.
Dalhousie is 14.5 years. He is suffering old age, blind and deaf, but happy, and spoiled.
Scared me last night though... I think he can hear and understand when I speak, delayed response...
I told my wife yesterday that I havenít heard Dalhousie bark in a long time, I think he has forgotten how... last night in the middle of the night he wakes me up... a spark high pitch barking.. immediately I turn the rom light on and sit beside him and pet him. He stops barking and goes to sleep... was he dreaming? Was he scared I was not near? Was he confused where he was? Was he in pain? I donít know the answer to any of these questions except he scared the witts out of me...
Today he has slept all day on his pillow in the living room.
I took him outside a couple of times ...
on the re entring of our condo, off lease.. he immediately runs up the stairs ..didnít go to the door to,take the elevator... he wanted to do the stairs... that was ok with me and he ran up all three flights ... normally he stops half way and wants me to,carry him, or he stops on the landings thinking about it to decide if he wants to continue or not... ( normally he is on lease but today it was raining and I wanted to stay under the roof, so I let him go out on the grass... I was watching closely )

Later... supper time .. we fed him his food, I sat down to eat .. I was enjoying duck 🦆 and there Dalhousie was sitting on his bum - front legs up in the air begging... he hasnít did that in years...
Nothing wrong with his sniffer... oh well I guess Iím sharing my duck supper, how can you refuse a character like that..
- I just hope there are no inside accidents from this meal share.


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11/4/17 12:05 A

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Beautiful scenery but more beautiful Dalhousie!

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11/1/17 10:33 P

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Marty! The pictures are fabulous! Of course you know my VERY favorite one!

Has your vet tried Dalhousie on Rimadyl, it has made a huge difference in our older dog getting around. She now will run some and wants to go more.

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October 31, 2017 (Today)
Activity: 11,250 steps (5.2 miles)

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Done: 2,050.7 miles
To-Do: 151.3 miles

Well since Camp ended I have barely got any steps in. I took the car to the garage today, walked home and enjoyed a hike near the golf course
I must really force myself to walk... Dalhousie used to force me, now all he wants is a walk to the bottom of the third floor Condo to the grass area at the entrance.

Monday we took him out

Today sights...


















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10/30/17 11:48 A

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Glad Camp is over and especially glad for Dalhousie! emoticon emoticon emoticon For Dalhousie!

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10/26/17 11:51 A

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Man, oh, man, that second picture looks amazing...sign me up! =)

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10/25/17 11:31 P

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Last group has left the camp at lunch. Camp is over... cooking staff party dinner tonight

Dalhousie likes the condo... warmer for him and nice cozy rug for his feet









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Marty! WTG! I bet you are past ready for this to be your last week at camp! How is Dalhousie, is he ready?

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10/23/17 9:52 P

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Appalachian Trail virtually hiking in the kitchen... my last week of camp
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Marty! That is fantastic! What will be next?

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10/11/17 10:23 P

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Virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail

October 11, 2017 (Today)
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The end is in sight...



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10/5/17 7:32 P

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Thank you Marty! Especially for Dalhousie!

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10/5/17 5:56 P

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New helpers this fall and the stress is gone

two program staff on wolf shirt Wednesday with chef Marty

Been so drained and busy for such a long time.
But soon Camp will be done.













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Camp soon will be ending



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Aw, so many dogs! Can you post pics?

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Wow! That's a lot of love!

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Cody, Nina, Zig, Phoebe, Darla and Dovey!!! And that's just the dogs!!!

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Marty!


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Dalhouise is emoticon !

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Super sweet!!!

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This was a joyful day with my Dalhousie















No he's not dead ..



Very content..



Now he'll sleep til tomorrow

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Appalachian Trail virtually hiking
Done: 1,617.0 miles
To-Do: 585.0 miles

Summer is over... this has been a long hot stressful summer at that. Long hours, working with complete idiots and becoming sick for the last two weeks with a flue, not to mention knee pain.

I'm off for five or six days now. Was semi planning a road trip. But this didn't happen as we are just so exhausted and engery less. Sixty days left before the new fall season ends and I'm off either permanently from camp or six months if we go back next spring. The next 60 days I only see three or four off days on the calander .. remember my relief cook quit and the owner said he was not replacing her... I have to work because he was / is angry with me. I see some issues arising because I'm not sure if I'm willing to push through this. In the past I have, but motivation and "love" for my job is no longer there.
Let's see how I feel after this rest.

My steps have been cut down because of knee pain, I wonder if I'll finish my virtual walk of the Appalachian Tail before the end of camp?





I miss walking with him so much. These days he doesn't walk anywhere, outside for a quick business happening and then back inside... and I must add some days he doesn't make it outside in time. Old age is claiming him rapidly now...



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So glad your knee is better! Give Dalhouise a hug from me!

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Still here, Dalhousie has his good and bad days. He has had a few incidents in the cabin, poor fellow. His sight continues to worsen.. and it has been so SO Hot.

Not been walking too much since the sore knee.. however most days I still get 15,000 steps in just from the work in the kitchen.
Today somehow I got back up to the 20,000 steps again.. and the knee is feeling better

August 11, 2017 (Today)
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Pain...



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WTG!!!

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Walking Logs
Date Steps Miles Calories Notes
Jul 28 17,396 8.1 1,273
Jul 27 15,249 7.1 1,116
Jul 26 13,078 6.1 957
Jul 25 15,866 7.4 1,161
Jul 24 16,579 7.7 1,213
Jul 23 15,606 7.2 1,142
Jul 22 15,789 7.3 1,155
Jul 21 17,086 7.9 1,250
Jul 20 18,107 8.4 1,325
Jul 19 16,230 7.5 1,187
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Oh Marty! I am so sorry that things seem to be in such an upheaval! I have always said your boss does not appreciate you as he should! I'm so glad you have Dalhouise! What a pretty picture of your mother and her birthday cake. It makes me hungry!

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So thankful to have Dalhousie to sit with me after another very stressful day



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Last night at 9:30 the relief cook calls camp and quits.
The owner comes over to the cabin very angry with me, somehow this is my fault.
He just demands I am cooking today, and he is not replacing her.

I knew she was quitting but had promised the person who told me that I would not say anything. I was prepared to cook today assuming she just wouldn't show up like two weeks ago.

What to do? Tell the owner three days ago that I had heard she was quitting or keep the confidence of the person who had told me?

Today the owner figured out I knew in advance and asked me about it? I said I did hear rumours... then he was upset I didn't give him notice..


Well I cooked today on my day off...
was able to talk to the owner a little ... he seems a little more calmer..
But still there are issues!

When he came over last night .. he said I would be happy she quit... I was struggling with her.. she was stealing from camp ... I know it without a doubt but can't prove it. I told the owner several times but he didn't believe me.
It was also so stressful when I was off and to come back to work because she would use ingredients up in a day that I would use for several meals.
She was used to cooking for fancy high class clients... we are a camp with a much lower budget. She couldn't understand that or just outright defied my suggestions on what to use.
Either way.. I am so happy she is gone. However I need time off... How is this going to happen?

Well we see what the next few days bring about.



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Last night while visiting my mom. Her birthday was yesterday ..19 July She turned 81






While I was sitting in the chair my left knee frozen and began to burn and then pain.. good thing the hospital was in the same building. So to the emergency department I went. It just happens that my family Doctor was on duty. He prescribed pain medication and gave me a needle... it hurt .. It really Hurt !
Chromosome?

So today I tried to take it easy however I still got...
July 20, 2017
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I really must try to lower my steps...




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Guess who found the fan



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I'm so sorry, Marty, I remember those days with my Sammy so well, and they truly were bittersweet. emoticon

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Oh Marty! I do feel for you! Just enjoy and be thankful for each minute with him, also your mother and Noni! emoticon

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He spends most of his time inside. Doesn't want to stay out.
This day he stayed out the whole day more or less, but today he is sick. I was in town visiting my mother and on a hike ... Noni tells me he has been shaking all day and not eating.
Listless... tonight I cuddle him for a bit, then sit on the swing with him .. he stayed for a little while then wanted inside. He did eat a little tonight..

I miss him on my walks... it is going to be so hard when he is gone...



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I didn't realize how much I'd missed the Dalhousie outside pics. What a good-looking fella!

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Great pics! Of course Dalhouise is my very, very, very favorite!!!

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guess who decided to spend some time outside today?

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Marty! You will be perfect on the wedding, they are blessed to get you!

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July 14, 2017
Activity: 25,065 steps (11.6 miles)


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To-Do: 943.7 miles

So yesterday, I met with my mom and the lawyer. All the paper work is complete, except for the matter the power of attorney papers that have been mailed to Kingston for my brother to sign. Then we are all good...

Tomorrow I'm cooking my first wedding... I feel the pressure mounting as I type this...




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WOW! You had a challenging day! emoticon

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This day certainly ought to go down in the books.
This morning I was called into the office... would I be interested in cooking for a wedding?
His friends and neighbor wants to have their reception here at camp and for me to cook for it.
This is not part of my salary... it is for next June... so I guess this means I still have a job next year.... and it is on a Saturday... not asking our relief chef to do it...

Then just before lunch the nursing home, phoned me. Asked about funeral arrangements for my mother, nothing is on file... this created a flurry of phone calls to Kingston Ontario.. where she will buried when that time comes. But legally no one has power of attorney.. so no one will talk with me.
So phone calls to a lawyer... I made arrangements for a lawyer to go visit my Mom tomorrow to discuss a new will and giving my brother and I powers of attorney. Then it was phone calls to my mother helping her understand why a lawyer was coming to see her.. Then a phone call to my brother in Kingston to explain this all to him.

Meanwhile I was cooking 300 grill cheese sandwiches....

Afternoon... food order had to be organized and sent in... and I had to order the food for the wedding I'm doing this Saturday.

So the Day is done...
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Yes, it is VERY sad!

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Sad part though, Dalhousie stays home now, before always at my side.



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Absolutely breathtaking! emoticon !!!

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July 8, 2017
Activity: 20,569 steps (9.5 miles)

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Done: 1,209.4 mi / 2,604,977 steps
To-Do: 992.6 mi / 2,138,131 steps

seek another d you shall find

bear horn at the ready

amazing views

the picture does not do justice to the steepness of this hike







she found it



then we came back down to the lake level

So before I could leave.. the Camp owner phone me, the relief cook didn't show up. Chaos but they managed to get breakfast served with some phone instructions from me. I then returned to Camp and cooked and served supper and prepared the supper, gave clear concise instructions on how to heat and serve it. Then at 1 in the dead heat of this gorgeous day my friend and I hiked and geocache.

I'm at 90 floors elevation and just over 20,000 steps in for my day of rest...



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Stay safe!

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Appalachian Trail
Done: 1,200.0 mi / 2,584,773 steps
To-Do: 1,002.0 mi / 2,158,335 steps

Good morning, it's 8 Am here where I am. In half an hour from now I'm going geocaching with a friend. The caches are up a mountain side. I will gain elevation, not sure of the actual step count as the distance is not great, but so steep..
Well off I go ... hopefully I can find the cache.



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Statistics
Week to Date
Steps: 130,365 steps
Distance: 60.5 miles
Avg distance: 10.1 miles/Day

Not too bad since I'm working in a trailer...
I guess the after work walks help too



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Sadly I miss walking with my Dalhousie

After work walk

July 5, 2017
Activity: 30,152 steps (14.0 miles)

Appalachian Trail
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To-Do: 1,017.8 mi / 2,192,308 steps

Stage 46: 501 Shelter, PA 501





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Awwwwwww!!!

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Napping with Dad near by

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Dalhouise you are so ADORABLE, so HANDSOME and such a sweetheart! emoticon

Marty, I like your shirt, so colorful!

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Picnic on Saturday
We drove 3 hours there.. sat for 4 hours and then drove back home.
Dalhousie is giving us that look.



























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Thanks Marty! I love all the photos but of course you know my very favorites! emoticon

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Smiling,,, yes he was a very happy boy yesterday spending time with Dad alone at the beach.
He had a good day



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Dalhousie looks extra-sweet in these pictures! Like he's smiling!!

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Appalachian Trail
Done: 1,038.3 mi / 2,236,599 steps
To-Do: 1,163.7 mi / 2,506,509 steps



Activity: 10,119 steps (4.7 miles) today's walk with the Dalhousie at Nexen Beach

























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I can't believe all that food! I want the asparagus!

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That was supper
These below is lunch for 131 campers







So I actually worked non stop 13 hours straight and managed 20,000 steps equaling 9 miles walked .. it was a busy day...
But now I'm off



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I'm happy it's Friday.. it's a busy Friday though, I'll post pictures later and you'll see why...

Week to Date
Steps: 74,037 steps
Distance: 34.4 miles
Burned: 5,417 cal (1.55 lbs)
Avg steps: 14,807 steps/day
Avg distance: 6.9 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,083 cal/day
Days walked: 5

Month to Date
Steps: 228,528 steps
Distance: 106.1 miles
Burned: 16,721 cal (4.78 lbs)
Avg steps: 15,235 steps/day
Avg distance: 7.1 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,115 cal/day
Days walked: 15

Year to Date
Steps: 2,206,271 steps
Distance: 1,024.1 miles
Burned: 161,428 cal (46.12 lbs)
Avg steps: 14,234 steps/day
Avg distance: 6.6 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,041 cal/day
Days walked: 155



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You saved the best for last! What a perfect picture of a perfect baby doll!

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Appalachian Trail virtually
Done: 1,003.2 mi / 2,160,887 steps
To-Do: 1,198.8 mi / 2,582,222 steps

June 12, 2017 (Today)
Activity: 12,623 steps (5.9 miles)
Note: 1003 miles walked since 12 January

I have seen some wonderful scenery as I walk my neighbourhood



walking along a country road







walking along the river







Well I am sure the next 1000 miles will be interesting as well...





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Done: 997.3 miLes since January 12th.
June 11, 2017
Activity: 16,454 steps (7.6 miles)

Celebrating --- I was going to push to get 1000 miles today .. then I decided to wait for tomorrow.
12th January to the 12th of June I will have walked 1,000 miles that really seems like a milestone




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Oh no!

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Virtually hiking this
June 10, 2017 (Today)
Activity: 15,193 steps (7.1 miles)

Appalachian Trail
Done: 989.7 mi / 2,131,816 steps
To-Do: 1,212.3 mi / 2,611,292 steps

I took so many pictures today to post.. this evening I cleaned up both the iPad and camera memory card and deleted everything I wanted to post..




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Marty! It is tough!

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Today we celebrate Dalhousies birthday... 14 years old and we have been together ever since he was six weeks of age. Togetherness.. yes some times during those 14 years he was left at home while I worked .. and there was a couple of times I left for a month or two while he was with family... but after the accident he has mostly been close by. Goes to work with me at camp, had freedom to come over to the kitchen anytime to check up on me ... we have been together a long time...
today we visited Mom, she asked me who was going to die first... her or Dalhousie?
It's a thought I don't want to process... I think it is possible I'll lose both this year...

Well after a visit with Mom I bought Dalhousie a Mac Donald's hamburger... it is both of our favourite. We also walked Dalhousie at one of his favourite places to run free ... but now we keep him on a lease unfortunately. I think he has enjoyed his Birthday.
He now is sleeping being all tuckered out from a day of activity.



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HAPPY, HAPPY, BIRTHDAY DALHOUISE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Marty, I am sorry about your mother and I am really worried about all your stress! Please take care of yourself! emoticon

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June 9, 2017
Activity: 15,208 steps (7.1 miles)

Friday.. oh boy oh boy I'm happy about that. I'm off the weekend and Noni and I returned to our condo. Rode our bikes to the sushi restaurant.. refrained from ordering to much this time.. I always over order... I'm full but not stuffed ...
unfortunately Fitbit doesn't recognize my ride.. but I'm happy with the step count and mileage.

Well next week is our staff party.. when I first started I cooked this... then the owner decided to give me a break and he orders food from local restaurants..
My big mouth .... he was going to order pulled pork ... I mentioned I had pulled pork on the menu Tuesday... I could change it... then he realized pulled pork was nothing really special for the staff and everyone really likes mine. I had causally mentioned .. my big mouth... pay me extra and let me cater the staff party... nothing said... an hour later when I was in my cabin he sends me a message he wants to talk about the staff party can we chat.....
Well I went over to the office... They want me to cook for the staff party and he will pay me extra.
Rough menu ... BBQ steak, lobster, shrimp, corn on the cob ... Salads ... and can Noni make Sushi and some other special vegan meals.. total staff number is 25 to 30 people.
I will like the extra money for sure... the issue more so is attitude.. if drama at camp stays high and I'm so stressed I don't want to go all out and wow the staff, .... i guess I need to keep my feelings out of it and be professional.

Oh I'm not finished... my other parttme winter job... called me .. a client has booked the facility for a wedding in July . But has no cook and can't find one.. am I off? Would I do the wedding...?
Well I'm off... will I do a wedding for 60 people?
I have told them two or three times I'm not interested in cooking weddings... to much extra stress... everything has to be perfect .. this is a day that is remembered forever... if something goes wrong... You understand why I would be stressed..

Well I caved... I agreed to cook this wedding... I have a gut feeling it won't be my last...
They also want a BBQ .. BBQ chicken, maybe a roast beef , veggies.. a full sit down menu buffet style. And of course the bride is vegan and wants a vegan choice as well. Noni probably will have to make a vegan cake and I'll buy other deserts.

Meanwhile I worry about Mom and my Dalhousie who has his birthday tomorrow... Saturday 14 years old... been at my side all his life since six weeks old... we been through so much together.




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. Dalhousie enjoys his behind the cabin times with me

June 8, 2017
Activity: 20,205 steps (9.4 miles)

It's been a crazy week... last Thursday I visited Mom.. found out she was back in hospital... nurses informed Noni and i that she was declining and I should talk to her doctor. Talking more with the nurses they felt she would not last very long at all.. later that night the doctor phoned me.. he thinks two or three months ... maybe longer..
so every night we been going to visit her after work.
She seems to be improving...
work has been stressful as well... yesterday we fed 240 campers... every other day it was 121 hungry mouths. Also I suspect my relief cook to be stealing food ... I talked to the owner ...
we won't mention the stressful relationship I have with the kitchen coordinator...

. Seen while driving home from a visit with Mom

. I have been having little camp fires behind our cabin to release stress.

we bought a lawn chair.. our swing was broken over the winter.. thenowner says he will replace it.. in the mean time I can't wait I want to relax outside on my afternoon coffee break






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You really spoiled me today with all of these wonderful, adorable pics of sweet, sweet Dalhouise! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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May 31, 2017
Activity: 13,304 steps (6.2 miles)
Done: 918.0 miles

Dalhousie had a enjoyable day
















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My goodness, I have missed so many wonderful things! #1, cancer biopsy! Great news!

#2, all the wonderful photo's, especially of Dalhouise!

#3, all your great walking numbers!

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I love this last picture of Dalhousie. Super-sweet!

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

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May 30, 2017
Activity: 15,176 steps (7.0 miles)
Done: 911.8 mi / 1,964,007 steps since January 12th

... wow.. I'm getting close to 1,000 miles.. it seems like a lot
I was a little sore the next day after that 30,000 steps... however I ended up with another 15,000 the next day and again today.

















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May 28, 2017
Activity: 30,334 steps (14.1 miles)
Note: New record for me today
Virtually hiking
Appalachian Trail
Done: 897.7 mi / 1,933,676 steps
To-Do: 1,304.3 mi / 2,809,433 steps




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I love the snail! =)

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Monday morning.. so far it still is only 11:06 am



























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Starting the morning off by enjoying our balcony at the Condo.. not very often have we had this pleasure





Dalhousie is so funny.. he doesn't want to sit outside with me on the balcony, so he goes to my chair and naps



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Feeling grateful that I have a job, but very unhappy with the job. Welcome to the real world I guess.. for the most part for the last eight years I have enjoyed waking up and going into the kitchen and cooking those long hours and delicious foods.
This year it has been a chore, drama and just an unpleasant experience, and we are just beginning...

Oh well I'm off for the next three days...
to start off my weekend I went home and lit up the BBQ










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What a relief, Marty! I hope you sleep well tonight knowing all is well.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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The Four big waits
As I drive to Vancouver this morning I was thinking about some of the Big Waits I have waited...
Waiting for Christmas morning and Santa clause ...
Waiting for my first child to arrive and all the anxiety and joy as the doctor tells me all is well.
Waiting for the test results for Aids when I found out my ex wife had been having affairs before our separation / divorce
Waiting now for the test results of my cancer biopsy...

All is Well ... the test at this time show no signs of Cancwr...

Praise God



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Love these pictues! I love the yellow bird hiding in the tree!

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

My hobby is writing letters and decorating them with stickers. Send me your address if you want me to send you a letter.

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Thank you for all the wonderful pictures of Dalhouise!

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May 14, 2017
Activity: 10,513 steps (4.9 miles)
Done: 801.2 miles since January 12

wilsons Warbler a lifer for me

I do believe this is Dog Wood



Dalhousie might be blind in one eye and partially deaf, but he still is A Dalhousie








I had myself a tiny Fire



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You and Noni are so cute!

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These are wonderful!!! I love them! He is so adorable!!!

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May 13, 2017
Activity: 4,780 steps (2.2 miles)

Today The Dalhousie was a little more cooperative and got more steps in. I guess my little talk paid off..
But he did turn his head everytime I tried to take a picture



















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Anxious to hear about the biopsy, I'm believing it will be good news!

Give sweet Dalhouise a soft hug from me!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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