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SylviaInCanada Report 20 May 2010 03:23

Hi all

Josie ....... I sympathise with you!! Do hope your knee ligaments get better soon

my cleaning lady came today ..... I call her my treasure!

So I went out for a time, especially as both legs were feeling pretty good!.

Guess what???

I hurt my left leg again!

Stepped off the curb to cross a major road at a busy intersection (with a crossing light I hasten to add), and felt this "twang" behind my knee as I took the second step. 'Course I couldn't stop where I was, so had to keep going

But that is almost exactly what I did 10 days ago.

So it's back to square one again .... stick leaning against the chair as I speak!

Just had the most incredible storm go through. It was sunny, warm (close to 20C) at about 2 pm, then the clouds rolled in.

We had gale force winds, very heavy rain, and the temperature dropped to 12C.

The worst took about 90 minutes to roll through

........ enough time to cause a tree to fall on one of the commuter rail lines, and another to hang dangerously over another line

All in time for home going rush hour traffic!

Plus about 20,000 homes without electricity

it's calming down now, but is expected to be windy through the rest of the night and into tomorrow.



Susan Report 20 May 2010 13:09

Hi Everyone

I have had a cow of a day,the Mother In Law fell and hurt her legg so muggins here is over her house waiting on her hand and foot.

Mind you 40 yrs ago I was not the Daughter In law of choice,she has since changed her mind as I am the only one she can count on when she is not too good .

She is 90 this year so I should be kind should'nt I,takes a long time to forget the past at times.

Sylvia so sorry to hear you have hurt your legg again,it does take a while to heal as we get older darn it,I still want to do all the things I used to.
Never mind Sylvia time and rest will fix it, Our football players have a lot of trouble with hamstrings.
You hav'ent been playing Aussie rules football have you.
I am sure you will not let it get you down.

We bought dinner tonight,just did not have the energy to cook....thats my excuse anyway.

Our Russ is a bit of a loudmouth Josie,I can't say I like him much but I do think he can act a bit,Waiting for Robin Hood .

Going off for a good stiff Vodka I think.


Tabitha Report 20 May 2010 13:18

Well very quite on the thread today.

Sylvia - what can i say - what a ****** Hope you are going to be ok for Cynthia's party

Is your room bigh enough for a Ceilidh? Frank & Robert will need plenty of room to swing that kilt. Not to mention Evelyn - you know what she is like at a party - remember what happened at hers & mine last year!!!!!!!!!!

Its been very Q***t here today - hardly any calls - whats happening?

Well off for a mooch around - what time does the party start Cynthia?

Just thinking (I know its rare) what about some cheese & bacon corn muffins - haven't made those in a while - great for breakfast

Take care all

Edit - can't beleive Sue & i posted at the same time - poor you - what take away did you have? Never mind we know how good a D in L you are


Cynthia Report 20 May 2010 13:57

Poor Sue. I am sure you will be able to cope though, even if it is through gritted teeth, but don't go overdoing things.

Our Sylvia..what can one say? She'll be absolutely no use in the Hokey Cokey will she?

Those muffins sound great Anne. A ceilidh will be fine but I'll move my ornaments out of the way because of flying sporrans. Mind you, the men may not come in kilts you know. Frank may decide to come as King Charles complete will full wig....oooooh! Tights? double oooooh!

Well, my birthday is on a Saturday so you should all have time off from work...let's say 11am onwards till midnight, is that long enough???

Sylvia. How about a sedan chair - who rode in one of those? That would make it easier for you if your leg is still painful and Frank and Robert could be the bearers. Oh boy, my mind is going into overdrive here.

Must sober up and send some messages out. Cx


Robert Report 20 May 2010 16:54


50 years ago this week, I was in Glasgow - at Hampden Park along with more than 127,000 others to see the European Cup Final- the greatest football match I have ever seen.


SylviaInCanada Report 20 May 2010 19:38

hi all

rest, ice, legs up against the wall above the bed head 3 times a day


Sue ...... keep your chin up! You can always blow your top on here .... or email me if you want!

I was the reverse .......... ma-in-law thought I was great for the first 15 years or so, then her husband died, and I replaced him as the scapegoat for everything that went (or had gone) wrong in her life. We learnt what a rotten life pa-i-l had led for almost 50 years. She even told OH at least twice that he should divorce me as I was no good, and was only after her money!

the wind is still blowing, but it is fine at the moment.

C....................... I doubt I will be doing the can-can at your party




Cynthia Report 20 May 2010 22:15

That is SO disappointing Sylvia....we were really looking forward to your version of the can can .....:))

Have spent this morning in a meeting to do with Adult services for those with autism. Really hoping that something will come of it. It seems very positive at the moment.

Managed to persuade OH to visit a garden centre today - he has to be in the mood - and we came home with strawberry, gooseberry, onion, tomato, carrot seeds/plants so I am very pleased. This should keep him out of mischief for a while. Our runner beans are in and sprouting nicely. Oh goody, summer is nearly here.

Hope your leg is much better tomorrow Sylvia - keep up the ice and keep climbing the walls! lol

Night all. Cx.


Cynthia Report 21 May 2010 08:54

Oh what a beautiful morrrrning.
Oh what a beautiful daaaaaaaay.

Morning folks. Where've you all gone?


Kiwibird Report 21 May 2010 11:14

Hi Cynthia I am here do not despair!!

Was having a very productive time on Family Search going through the IGI records and finding my 4x and 5x great uncles and aunts on my Grandfather's
Paternal side. That was until A message popped up to inform me that Family Search was now under going maintenance.

This is the one dis advantage of living in the Southern hemisphere, all the Major Geneology sites are in the northern hemisphere and they of course undergo their maintenance in the early hours of the morning, which is unfortunetly daytime or evening here.

So will go and watch myself a DVD snuggled up in my bed. It is a very COLD night here.

Frank has the OH banned you from the computer,? haven't seen much of you here of late. Or are you resting up for Cynthia's Party?

Sorry to hear about the Mother in law problems Susan. I am lucky that my In-laws died 20 years ago.

In regards to Russ
I heard an interview he did the other day about Robin Hood and the Northern English Interviewer accused Russ of having an Irish accent instead of an English one,
amazingly Russ was quite restrained in his reply to the interviewer, only suggesting that he get his hearing checked!!

Off to my warm bed catch you all later Josie


Tabitha Report 21 May 2010 13:01

Just a flying visit -

Poor Josie - if it was a weekend I would offer to look for you - but can't when I am in the office. Have you decided who you are going to be at Cynthia's party yet Josie? Looking forward to the Pavlova - we have a wild time at our parties.

Cynthia - have you PM'd Wayne about the party? He needs to get his flight plan logged. Evelyn has gone very quiet - wonder what she is plotting for us.

Have to dash as had a trip to the Garden Centre over lunch to get S in L birthday pressie - we are off to Thorpe bay tomorrow - so will be computerless for 24 hours - I do get withdrawl symptoms

Back to the grindstone - have fun everyone

Take care - will touch base with you all on Sunday (buzz word of the week)


Reece Report 21 May 2010 15:13

I'm here, too but we are now having the landing ceiling repaired - i.e. re-plastered and then painted. (We had a serious overflow from the cold water tank, thanks to the people who put in the extra loft insulation!)

Sylvia, do hope you're now having some improvement to you leg - the sedan chair sounds like a good idea for you - much better than a wheelbarrow! Sue, hope things are improving for you, too.

We went to lunch with very old friend who spends most of his life in Thailand - banking and all that goes with it! He is one of those friends who makes the day seem so much sunnier and happier - a great treat for us all.

Cynthia,I will be looking forward to your party - what shall I bring? Have chosen my "historical character" already!

Josie, I heard that interview re Russ - my OH went to see Robin Hood on Monday and he says yes, Russ did sound like an Irishman! OH enjoyed it nevertheless. I liked Russ in LA Confidential -a very enjoyable film. The last one we saw together was Ghost.

Hope to see you all at Cynthia's party - a week or so after that we shall be off to Sussex for a few days.

Take care, everyone, and love,



Catherine Report 21 May 2010 16:09

Just popped in to say hello and I see there's going to be a party! Must have a read and see what we'll be celebrating.

My daughter's home at the moment so I haven't had much time. I don't know if it's not one thing it's another. Then I'm off back to England on Tuesday to see our Dad so won't be around for a week then, so hope I don't miss the party.

Love and kisses to all!


FRANK06 Report 21 May 2010 19:38

Did you see that proffessor who has changed the way a microbe reacts by changing it's genome has called it Synthia......

A synthetic Cynthia!!!

Nothing personal dear, as they say up here "they couldn't knit you !"


Cynthia Report 21 May 2010 19:53

I knew it! I just knew it! As soon as I heard about that microbe thing and what they were going to call it....I knew JUST who would mention it. I wasn't wrong either.

Ah, but there can never be two of me can there????


SylviaInCanada Report 21 May 2010 20:05

Hi all

it was raining earlier, but now seems to be clearing up .... and sun is promised for at least the next 3 days.

Which is a change ....... Monday is a Bank Holiday

The Monday before May 24 is celebrated in most of Canada as Victoria Day (not celebrated in Quebec for obvious reasons!!).

we all know that May 24th was Queen Viccie's birthday don't we??

The May holiday is regarded as the beginning of summer ...... it is also the day iin most of Canada where people start planting/seeding their gardens because the possibilty of killing frosts is largely gone.

Vancouver is different of course ..... OH usually plants his veggie garden in ealry April. This year he was trenching the veggie patch in February, and had the potatoes in by early March!

Josie .............. I get the same thing re maintenance on sites as you. Which relaly bugs me as ancestry is in the US, and Utah is only 1 hour (I think it's 1) time difference from here!

Lovely to see Catherine popping in and out.

off to get my lunchtime sandwich, and then for a mooch around



FRANK06 Report 21 May 2010 20:27


You know we all love you and your genome ;)


Susan Report 22 May 2010 08:31

Hi Everyone

We are getting some very heavy rain at present...Just love it.

Everything is getting a good wash.

Sylvia....My Oh was told more than once when we first got married and had one child to go and get himself somebody desent.

He just told her where to go and if she kept it up she would not see him again.
Don't you just love them when they put you first,as it should be.

Going to see her majesty in an hour see how she is,I don't seem to do anything wrong these days mind you.

Doing a few look ups today on the boards,some very hard ones today can see why some people get frustrated with mistranscriptions and in one case a compleaty wrong name given in the first place it is a wonder we can help at all.

Catherine nice to hear from you again ...say hello to your dad for us ,hope he is well.
You must be plum worn out.

Frank sorry about the Robbie Burns thing just joking,the Oh best mate is a scotsman,good bloke but very hard to understand .
He hates to part with money too.

Josie if you need a hand just ask we are all only to happy to help.
Russ can be a bit of a mouth at times I agree,will listen for the acsent when I get to see his movie Robin Hood .
Knowing me it will be when the video comes out.

Well I am off to do some more searching this time on my own tree.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Cynthia Report 22 May 2010 09:39

I typed another message on here last night......I wonder if I forgot to click on submit?? sigh....a sign of increasing years I suppose.

Glad you joined me yesterday morning Josie, it was pretty lonesome on here then.

I'll Genome you Frank me lad. How your wife copes I don't know -bless her.

Hope Anne has a good weekend - at least the weather will be hot for her. I prefer it warm to hot to be honest as I tend to wilt. Sue, much as I hate to admit it, we could actually do with some of that rain over here - at least it would save me watering the plants.

Enjoy your bank holiday Sylvia - we don't get royal days off over here unfortunately.

Bit of a rush but back later - now, where's that submit button?


Robert Report 22 May 2010 11:26

On one hand you apologise to Frank for the "Robbie" Burns thing, then you tar us all with the same brush when you say "the Oh best mate is a scotsman, good bloke but very hard to understand. He hates to part with money too" GRRRRR!!!


Reece Report 22 May 2010 14:37

Oh dear I only popped in to have an excuse for a "sit down" but the following is in support of Robert
because he has come out of his shell and because I know how generous the Scots can be -

My great Uncle Julian Stuart wrote

"After the American Civil War my father had sent some assistance to a relative, a Colonel in South Virginia, who had fought to maintain slavery. When the war was over, his farm was confiscated and he escaped to Canada, where my father's Australian gold helped him to start a business in Montreal where he prospered. Many years later a young man came to our door one night (Lawrence, Clarence River, NSW). He was the son of the South Virginian cousin and had come to seek his father's benefactor and to repay the benefaction."

Just a snippet from my family history to share with you.