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The Driveway and Son#1 moves on--

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020


I must do my exercise---left it earlier as was going to get impressions on Himself's ears--- but--(Isn't there always a "but"?)--his one ear is bleeding--from me--tying to clean it--
Lord love a Duck!---I think the impressions will have to wait--


The driveway was done yesterday. It looks simply amazing!

This was the stuff they put on it after taking all the old dirt off--then replacing it with fresh gravel--then this black rock which they rolled and rolled--

It looks like a "freeway"---- I LOVE IT!



They came At 7am--I fed them lunch- (It's a Canadian thing!)- then they worked until 6pm--
Apparently it hardens and turns black ----

Now I am ready for the Queen---who I understand more and more.
Her "Harry" leaving her country--mustve upset her terribly!
-Our Son #1 announced yesterday, that he will be selling his restaurant as he bought a Canadian Tire Store.
He can be placed anywhere in Canada for the next 2 years.


I really need to talk to the Queen now--

Son #2 , the Air Canada Pilot, is once again en route to Vancouver, and then back, to-day--

And I must get on with my day and as Himself tells me, "Do Not sweat the small stuff--that Son #1 needs to get out of here and spread his wings "-----
Only a Father thinks that way---
Mothers like to keep their family close---

Lord love a Duck!--- Hopefully today will be quiet--

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  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    O boy, that is Big News! I understand your reluctance to see #1 leave. But it gives you a new place to visit! Beautiful Driveway, I hope this makes your Day.
    44 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
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  • WOOFERCOALBOY
    The driveway is gorgeous. Glad #1 son was able to find a buyer for his restaurant, & Canadian Tire sounds to this USAn like a very good thing. Sorry he'll have to move, though.
    45 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
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  • PREMAMEHROTRA
    Here's the good news :
    - Driveway done
    - Bleeding in Himself's ear stopped
    - Himself is very lucid and still quite practical about the kids doing their own thing.

    The bad news :
    - None.....you will get over his move....You are incredibly strong...
    45 days ago
  • MANGO1960
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    46 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    He’ll be back!
    46 days ago
  • JWINKSLLC
    Driveway is great!
    46 days ago
  • DGRIFFITH51
    I know the restaurant business is tuff with the pandemic shutting things down. Hopefully he will get a store close by. Hope himself heals quickly and can get his ears tuned up!

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    46 days ago
  • JVANAM
    In time even a Momma Duck pushes the Ducklings into the rough water.
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    OPPS! I mean 'A' emoticon
    46 days ago
  • NANANANA
    My himself is the one who insisted our son live with us for 2 years after 6 years in the Navy. Son #2 came home for 2 summers after starting college. Hasn't lived with us since. It has been easier on me to lose the boys.
    46 days ago
  • NOLAHORSERIDER
    Your driveway looks fantastic. I sure wish I could have a new one put in. When it rains hard, mine turns into a skating rink under water. I have nearly fallen so many times. Something to ponder for sure.


    Keep Sparkling,

    Nola
    46 days ago
  • ACIMPEGGY
    Gotta be careful with our sense organs! emoticon emoticon
    46 days ago
  • FLPALM
    Driveway Done. emoticon
    #1 Son will move to a new adventure, but that is okay....they are always are children! emoticon no matter what their age.

    You got this "buttercup" emoticon
    46 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
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  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope your son enjoys this new venture and I hope you will be surprised soon to find him nearby!
    46 days ago
  • SHAWFAN
    The driveway looks AWESOME! Maybe the Queen will visit now?

    Know the feeling about children moving away. All three of mine have moved away. Only one lives close enough to be able to see at least, maybe once a week. Depending on gas. Still far enough.
    Your son has to make his way. It's hard becoming parents. The never-ending worry from the time they are born.
    46 days ago
  • DMSGLASS
    The driveway looks great!

    It is hard when a child moves away. Our younger son lives all the way across the country from us, we are in eastern Washington and he lives in Philadelphia. He and his fiancee left today as he came home for a couple of days to drive back with her as she moves to join him. I'm sure it's bittersweet for her and her mom, she has always lived here.She's an only child and her dad died in April from COVID-19. Tragic.
    46 days ago
  • SCDALYNCH
    The driveway looks great!
    It is always hard when a child moves away to another area to work. Prayers that it works out well.

    46 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    I haven’t seen your blogs in a couple of weeks. I miss reading them. Hopefully when you son gets sent somewhere else in Canada it won’t be for long. Yes the Queen must miss her son! emoticon
    46 days ago
  • MARYJEANSL
    The driveway looks beautiful! So happy for you that you got it done. :-)
    46 days ago
  • JILLIAN0216
    Mom do like keeping their kiddos close. It is a mom thing.
    46 days ago
  • KATHRYNGC
    Driveway does look amazing! When big projects like that finally get done, don't you just want to "bust" with filling good about it. Yup, some children want to spread their wings, some dont. Your family seems to keep in touch using technology so that helps. Sometimes, Himself will need a little more fixed up. Discovered my step father (*87), has very small ear canals requiring Dr. to use child size instruments to clean them. We are not to do it anymore and take him every 6 months. This is part of his hearing issues. Maybe ask Himself Dr. about that condition being a probable.?
    46 days ago
  • LIVELYGIRL2
    It feel wonderful to get these things completed! Yah, we had them clean and seal our deck ( which had never been done since our house was built.). Also we replaced the post covers with solar lights .Hey, these things become a bigger deal when we HAVE to stay home more, than we used to ( right ???)

    Many of us moms know what you mean about our adult kids. We do like for them to visit periodically, text, email, or what not. The majority of sons do this less than daughters. However, it seems as if all your kids see both of you, even if they do not live as close...I do think the older we get, the bigger deal this becomes. It does sound as if you have to do some distancing, and maybe facemasks somewhere... but you can still SEE EACH OTHER. Where I lived a year ago, they could not sing at church, even outside, with a mask, and many things were closed entirely.

    We relocated to a smaller community and state, so we can do some things. We particularly like to drive and see places... but many are closed, but not everything. It also is confusing that lots of places are open, but only on some days and hours. That is rather frustrating to figure that out. We have attempted to try a old German place to eat. They change the hours and days constantly.
    46 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2020 1:00:08 PM
  • MARILYNS481
    Your driveway looks great - am sure it will be much easier to clean in the winter months. As for your son taking on a Canadian Tire store - hey anywhere in Canada -maybe he will come out west where we are = now wouldnt that be funny to be able to meet your son!!
    46 days ago
  • UPTOIT59
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  • DONNALEE-53
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  • KATTHOMAS2
    Your driveway looks really nice. We've used recrush a lot over the years and always had good luck with it. My mom once told me that we never stop worrying about out kids, no matter how old they are (she was talking about me at the time!). And it turns out she was absolutely right! My kids are grown and have children of their own and still I worry! Must be a mom thing.
    46 days ago
  • CSEGUIN2
    Driveway looks great but in order for it to look more freeway like it needs lines. It will make a great place for sidewalk chalk as well. Himself is right it will be good for him to have a change. At least son will still be in Canada unlike Harry who moved to the other side of the world more or less.
    46 days ago
  • REVMAN1971
    Great job
    46 days ago
  • no profile photo RACHNACH
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  • THOMS1
    Nice driveway and I don't blame your son for selling his restaurant during this covid 19 pandemic. So many business are suffering. Well you will have at least one son down the road from you and his children. Have a great day and don't sweat the small stuff. emoticon
    46 days ago
  • 4EVERDIETER
    Life is always changing. Hopefully he wont go far.
    46 days ago
  • JLAMING263
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  • GGRSPARK
    Actually very good news - a Canadian Tire store will always do well , a restaurant during Covid is really not viable ... so many are not opening. I would be dancing for joy because it’s a brilliant move for him.
    46 days ago
  • SUSANYOUNGER
    Looks great
    46 days ago
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Looks great! Love when a project is done
    46 days ago
  • _BELINDA
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  • SNOOPYLINKOS
    Driveway is beautiful. Nice a firm and smooth to walk to the main road! You and Tess will like that! My oldest son is a retail manager and is looking for his own store. Hope he only goes 150 miles to Wisconsin, I'm outside of Chicago Illinois. I guess we have to let them go and explore the world. emoticon
    46 days ago
  • BBBONNIE1
    The driveway looks great Lynda. Canadian Tire is a good company to work for (friends daughter works at head office). Supposed to be doing really well as the cross border shopping has stopped. Remind us of how old Son 1 children are?
    46 days ago
  • no profile photo LADY11614
    It's a bad time to be operating a restaurant because of the pandemic here. I can see why anyone would want to get out of that business now. Let's hope the tire store is a successful operation for him.
    46 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Your driveway looks beautiful! They say if your offspring grow up strong and can successfully spread their wings, you have been a successful parent. Congratulations on being a really successful parent!
    46 days ago
  • CHERYLHURT
    Love the brick work!
    46 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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  • MORAVIANSTAR
    Sorry! I didn't mean to do this 3 times - once was surely enough emoticon
    46 days ago
  • MORAVIANSTAR
    Boys! When our grandson was born - nearly 26 yrs ago - I did a cross stitch "My dear little one, I wish you two things, to give you roots and to give you wings" - so he joined the Marines! He and his wife just returned to the states from 3 years in Okinawa. If they have roots, they will return to them He's stationed in N. Carolina, home state, for next 5 years. Driveway is gorgeous!
    46 days ago
  • MORAVIANSTAR
    Boys! When our grandson was born (nearly 26 yrs ago) I did a cross stitch "My dear little one, I wish you two things, to give you roots and to give you wings" - so he joined the Marines! He and his wife just returned to the states from 3 years in Okinawa. If they have roots, they will return to them He's stationed in N. Carolina (home state) for next 5 years. Driveway is gorgeous!
    46 days ago
  • MORAVIANSTAR
    Boys! When our grandson was born (nearly 26 yrs ago) I did a cross stitch "My dear little one, I wish you two things, to give you roots and to give you wings" - so he joined the Marines! He and his wife just returned to the states from 3 years in Okinawa. If they have roots, they will return to them He's stationed in N. Carolina (home state) for next 5 years. Driveway is gorgeous!
    46 days ago
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