After many years of traffic gridlock, the Vedder Bridge was replaced this year. The new roundabout and wider lanes make for smoother traffic flow. Here is video of the “launch” earlier this year of the new bridge across the Chilliwack River.
Warm and sunny in Vancouver today, so what better time to have our lovebird enjoy some freedom out on the deck. Just love our lovebird. He is so friendly and just stays with you no matter where you go.
In this video he’s eating seeds right from the hand.
I received this from a friend a few days ago. It made me laugh and I think it will give you a chuckle as well.
No NURSING HOME FOR me!!!
No nursing home for us. We’ll be checking into a Holiday Inn!
With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night. Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon. That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. $5 worth of tips a day you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There’s a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp). For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today. And you’re not stuck in one place forever — you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they’ll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker. If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
Credit: The Internet circa 2004
I took an evening drive from the ‘burb back to where we once lived. It was a bit of nostalgia as we traveled back to where we lived when it was just the two if us.
Seeing the tremendous growth around Metrotown I am excited for the future of Surrey’s new city centre. The new Surrey Library is a great anchor to our city. The vision of the Surrey Central development is finally coming to realization.