Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weather Permitting

Even the best laid plans can be scuttled by bad weather and that is what happened to us yesterday and today. Yesterday was rainy and very cool for most of the day, so instead of opening up the cottage, my sister and I left Toronto until early afternoon and made our way slowly northeast of the city, visiting various antique stores on the way. We spent the night at my mom's house and had a lovely dinner and evening with her, warm and dry indoors.

Luckily, there was no snow on the ground this morning as the forecast had threatened but it was close to zero degrees, which was not what everyone was hoping for. We spent the morning at the annual cottagers association meeting, where yours truly was busy fulfilling my secretarial duties by registering the attendees (many thanks to my sister Janine for her help with this task) and taking the minutes. It was great to see everyone again after a long winter.

We had lunch and then headed to the cottage and spent about an hour checking things out and doing one or two small jobs and then admitted defeat, overcome by the single digit temperature and gale force winds. Mom headed home and Janine and I visited a few more antique stores in the Fenelon Falls area. I had a very successful weekend as far as treasure hunting was concerned and we'll try again next weekend to open the cottage.

Thank goodness the trilliums, which only appear in the spring, are hardy enough to withstand these unseasonably cold temperatures.

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