Once again, I must apologize for taking the last couple of days away from blogging. Friday after work, I pretty much just went to bed, and didn't arise until Saturday morning.
We got up early on Saturday and drove to Port Williams, there to enjoy, allegedly, the village-wide yard sales. However, there was so much rain, torrents and torrents of it, that most yard sales did not take place. There was a fleamarket in a former furniture store. I bought a nice set of wrenches and a pretty good carpenter's level for 30 bucks. The guy was also selling a railroad wrench, and I wish I had bought it to have a pretty cool conversation piece, if nothing else.
There was a fleamarket at the local church. Patricia got a couple plants, but I got nothing. And there were a couple garage sales, but there was nothing that interested us.
We had lunch at a place called Callister's, in Coldbrook. We had to wait 30 minutes to get our food. We were not impressed. From there, we went to a local used clothing place. People at my work will soon see me wearing new-to-me shirts, so I hope they like them.
We visited Mom. A woman on freecycle had given me a bunch of magazines, which I in turn gave to my mother. She was happy to get them, and has gone through 3 of them in the last 24 hours.
We had some time to kill before the supper at the Port Williams Community Centre. We went to Herbin's Jewellers in Wolfville, where Patricia got a new battery for her watch, and we both looked at the Acadia University grad rings. I still have mine, but have been unable to wear it for years, as it makes my finger itch like a bastard. I can take it in to be cleaned, and I will. Meanwhile, they have revised the design for the rings, and I saw a design that captured my fancy. Imagine the Acadia "A" on a dark blue background setting, on a ring made of white gold. Beautiful. And one can have one's degree initials and year of graduation on either side of the "A", as well as one's personal initials on the inside of the ring. I am not a big jewellery guy, but I am having a hard time getting my mind off that ring design!
We returned to Port Williams, this time to the community centre. We ended up parking in a section of the parking lot we had not been to before, and noticed PW's very own cenotaph. I had heard there was one, but figured it was just the big sign in front of the community centre, just off the road. But, no. There is a very nice, albeit small, cenotaph. I was so interested in it that I have decided to include a few pictures of it to share with youse.
Interesting, huh? An aspect of Port Williams' history I did not know about. I wonder what other hitherto-unknown things I will discover if I park in yet another unfamiliar part of the parking lot sometime? Maybe Port Williams has its very own red light district!
(Remember: You can click on each image to make it bigger.)
We returned to the city Saturday evening. Due to my iron deficiency, I was pooped after a day of driving around, so I turned in disgustingly early, and slept through the night. Didn't get up until after 10 this morning.
This afternoon, we picked up some soil for the back yard garden. We also drove around and took advantage of the local curbside giveaway, collecting a few items for the house and cottage, all at no cost. Free is good. Don't ever forget that.
This evening I am down here in my home office. Newbie is next to me on his perch atop the computer desk. And I am here writing you guys. Circle of life if you ask me.
You guys have a good evening. I will see you tomorrow.