William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

July 21, 2011


Oh my, I think I'm melting! If any of you are having cooler temps and rain, please feel free to share!! Today was the worst...Toronto hit 48 degrees celsieus ( that's 118 degrees farenheit) with the humidity...ugh! Needless to say we have been staying indoors with 3 a/c 's going and I'm afraid to see my next hydro bill :( For some reason my 2 youngest kids kept wanting to go out and play and got mad when I said no. I can't imagine how our ancestors survived in this heat in this house before a/c was invented! The heat seems to get trapped upstairs where all the bedrooms are and with a tin roof, it's not pleasant!
So, summer day camp for Rhys has been going great! He loves it and has met some great friends, a few in wheelchairs and some with other disabilities but it makes no difference to him. He is so social and greets each of his buddies every morning with a big smile and endless questions, lol. I must say, of all weeks to have this day camp, it had to be the hottest, and our a/c in the van decided to quit! It has not been fun but we have been lugging water bottles for the trip back and forth like crazy. Today my wonderful father in law took us to the Go Train in Oshawa for Rhys's trip to Toronto, thank goodness cause it was 28 degrees at 8 in the morning and he had a/c in his car! Despite the nasty heat, Rhys had a fabulous time but he sure is pooped tonight. Only one more day of the camp and Rhys is going to surely miss it when it's over, he has learned alot. Hopefully he will be invited next summer to go to it again!
So anyways, with all the heat I haven't gotten much accomplished, my house looks kinda messy but I'm not in the mood to do too much housework, lol. On the weekend I did manage to go to 2 thrift stores and find a few things and on Sunday, my daughter Brynn joined me at an auction where I also picked up a few things. The good items were going too high so I spent a measely $16.75 but that's okay, my hubby was happy that I didn't fritter all his money away.
My oldest son Noah was helping with putting square bales of hay in the barn on the weekend and he learned what hard work is all about especially in the heat. It gave him some exercise as well and got him away from from the t.v. and he earned $35 and best of all he enjoyed helping out! Now my 15 year old daughter wants to make money but since she was not around she missed out on the opportunity, lol and she was not too happy! Maybe next time!
I am hoping to share some pics of my latest goodies maybe tomorrow if all goes well.

That's it for tonight! Hope you are all staying cool, it's going to be a hot night again here, it's still 29 degrees out!
Take care and many hugs, Trish


  1. At least you have A/C - we don't and our temps hit 99 (F) without the heat index! Yikes! Gimme the autumn time of year!

  2. Oh my Ken! Yikes is right!! I have a new appreciation for those who do not have a/c!! I don't know how you do it! But wishing you cooler weather soon and yes, I am wishing for autumn weather too for once!! Take care and try and stay cool!!
    Blessings, Trish

  3. Wishing you some relief from the heat and a wonderful day ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  4. It's bizarre weather all over I think. We had over a week of scorching heat and humidity - then, yesterday, a nice break - but back to steamy today.....I love summer and am trying hard not to complain as I like to save it up for the snow and cold - then I can go on a full-fledged rant! ;o) So glad Rhys enjoyed his camp days!! Wishing you cool breezes....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin