Just a quick update. After raining every day almost all day for many days in a row and all morning before hubby's intended final visit to his Mom who has Alzheimers and is in a care home in Alberta, the skies quit pouring and he and his brother had a very peaceful nice visit with their Mom. The home had asked them to come in fear that due to Covid and the fact that she is declining they would not get another chance to see her after this due to no inside visits being permitted. She was very agitated as they were wheeling her into the courtyard for the visit. As soon as they started talking to her she quieted and just sat there peacefully for the entire hour. It was what everyone needed and wanted. Hubby is so very glad he made the trip and the weather finally cooperated so the visit could take place as if it was raining it would have been cancelled and he would have had to extend his stay or not visit at all.
Hubby also managed a social distancing visit with the 3 kids and my stepdaughter's boyfriend in a park. It also refrained from raining so they got takeout and placed 4 of our folding chairs (we thought ahead) around a picnic table. One of them sat there and the rest sat around with appropriate distance. They took a photo to document how weird the family visit was, but you do what you have to and they all sat outside for 2 hours visiting. It was chilly but they all came prepared.
He has just hit the road for the 2 day trip home. Now I am off to do a bunch of things today to allow for him/us to isolate for 2 weeks, not required currently but a good idea to keep Mom and others safe from his travels. Unfortunately, it appears that almost no one in Alberta is wearing masks. I fear what is happening in the USA will happen here again as a result. It does seem on the Island at least, more people wear masks inside stores on a consistent basis. At least we do and I am always happy to see when others are as well.
The shot above? That is Buddy chowing down on a pea I gave him, one of his favorite treats. It looks like our peas are ready for eating finally!
Take care everyone. Stay safe. Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July to our American friends. Cheers!