Hot Hot Summer

Hot.

That describes August in one word.

I think I cut the grass once in August. Maybe twice. The grass simply decided to turn brown and not grow. The weeds chose to grow

I didn’t pay much attention to the lawn since I would be replacing it in the near future once the concrete work and fence repairs are done. Yes, back in June I finally got around to booking some much need concrete work (back porch, new patio and a new play pad for the boys) and booking some fence repair work (three new posts and other repairs). Both were supposed to come in August, but never did. Welcome to the wonderful world of contractors.

Tina hired a young man to remove all the patio slabs and edging in our yard. The job was done in a couple of hours and the young man took most of the slabs with him. Money well spent.

I booked the second last week in August as vacation. Needed a break from work and wanted to take the boys to the CNE again. I ordered our tickets through Air Miles – might as well do something with those points. Like last year, we took the GO Train into the Ex. We met Tina’s friend, Angela, at the gates and proceeded to spend a long day at the CNE.

Food. Rides. Food. Rides. Food. And more rides. We stayed until the early evening to give the boys a glimpse of the Ex at night time. They loved it. We had no major problems. This year we also made it to the marketplace. Jeremy bought some bongo drums made in Cuba and Corbin bought a ‘Love’ Stone. I got my Tiny Tom donuts and Tina had her Pogo Stick (and also got to play Rollerball – winning two prizes).

There were some other day and weekend trips here and there, including a shopping day in Detroit (Denny’s, IKEA, Target and Ruby Tuesday’s). It was just too hot to spend any decent time outside. We ran the sprinkler a few times to cool the boys off, but even they didn’t much appreciate the heat.

Let’s hope September is wee bit cooler.

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