Hello all. I want to apologize for not being more present this summer. I have been reading and reviewing, but very much behind on reading and commenting on the wonderful blogs I follow. Having said that, I do not regret how I have been spending my summer so far.

My granddaughter turned three and we had a couple of BBQs and parties to celebrate.

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I had two huge, bug infested, leaning poplar trees taken down. They took the fence down to bring in their equipment and I had to put it back up after they left. Thank goodness by husband taught me how to use his tools before he passed away. Here is before and after.

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I went away to a friend’s cottage up north near Georgian Bay. It was three of us who had gone to highschool together back in the 70s. We had lots of laughs and fun catching up with one another.

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Then there is just the general maintenance and enjoying the summer. I have a half acre of property, a pool, three gardens, a couple of fountains and of course all the grass to cut. I love being outside in the summer, so I do not regret any of this, it just keeps me busy. Spending time with grandkids, roadtripping with the family and enjoying the day with old friends have all been wonderful this summer.

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I hope your summer (those of you who are in summer right now) has been as enjoyable as mine has been so far.