We’d prepped the garden for planting and this past week, on the hottest day in Summerside in 100 years, I planted the vegetables. Two days later we had a frost warning. Such is spring on the east coast of Canada. Further east, in Newfoundland, it snowed.
Our grandchildren have another year of school almost completed. This year they lost three days due to the pandemic after losing three months of in-school instruction last year. The girls were excited to be back in class for this year and fortunately they could finish there. Two weeks left.
Both girls completed another year of dance as well, masks and all. Both continue to enjoy the classes and probably will take an extra class each next year. I help out by collecting them after class, allowing their mother to maintain the home front. The girls and I enjoy the alone time we get on the drive home.
Our eldest granddaughter won an award for her passion, grace and love of dance which included a $500.00 bursary. She really lives to dance and her interest continues to grow.
We continue cycling at every opportunity, squeezing in a ride among gardening, spring cleaning and regular life activities. We ride to the boardwalk and neighbouring communities on days we don’t walk the boardwalk, beach or other trails. We are at the eastern leg of our Confederation Trail trek for this year and each section of the trail we complete now requires we drive at least an hour to the trail. We will do a section every week to complete the trek over this summer. One recent ride of 56 kilometres tested our physical limits and was a good test of our bikes as well.
Finally, my husband and I have our appointments for second vaccinations within the next month. With 67% of the island with one shot, the hope is to have 80% coverage by the end of June. The plan is by late June, travel in Atlantic Canada will be open again and to the rest of Canada by September, though that may change to earlier like the other Maritime provinces plan to do. This will not be a normal summer which will devastate tourism for a second year.
There is an end in sight, right?