The long weekend is over. I’m told the parade was good and I expect there are numerous sunburns around after this extreme heat we’ve had. All reports are that there is a temporary relief for a short time. Much better than in B.C. and the fires there and the fires here at home.
Is there any thought here of gathering relief for the fire victims in B.C. As was done last year for Fort Mac?
It would be the right thing to do and I’m sure greatly appreciated by those people who have lost everything.
The long weekend was a busy time here at my house with Matthew, Jayden, Chad, Catherine, Cassie, and Roberta all here. The boys put new shingles on the garage for me in the heat, but I made sure they were off the roof during the hottest part of the day. Everyone was helping with the chores and it was a fun time too. On Monday, Catherine’s folks came from Camrose and took Catherine and Cassie home with them for the month of July and will be back to Orkney the long weekend in August, when Chad will be back from Weyburn for a family reunion.
Tourist season is in full bloom here as I’ve seen many vehicles from Ontario, B.C., Quebec, and some from Alaska and the Yukon. I’m sure the camp grounds are happy with activity as well as the stores, hotels and restaurants. Good for our economy. Also good for our image as a friendly town!
I hope this severe weather doesn’t bring hail as the crops are so good looking and like any farm person, we always have an eye on the clouds this time of year. If you’re like me, I’m finding it hard to get any T.V. coverage of the chuckwagon races until very late at night. The rodeo events are on in the afternoon but no live running of the chucks in the early evening. I wonder why CTV Calgary doesn’t have the usual coverage as in past years. Guess I’ll have to be a really late night owl!
That’s it for this week. Here’s a saying by Maya Angelou: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”