Kian, thanks for asking....my Mum is doing just fine actually. Sadly, one of her friends passed away this week, but he had been battling cancer for over a year and was, quite frankly, expected to die long before Mum's husband did. Mum has been very close with his wife, who sadly suffered a debilitating stroke earlier this year as well!
They are all in their 80's now and have lived very active, happy, full lives. It is not so sad that this gentleman died as he was suffering and unaware for the last couple of weeks.
They have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are a close family, so there is lots of support there. ♥
Mum is busy with her social calendar as always. She claims to hate the cold now, which is a recent development and by recent, I mean in the past 3 months!
However, if NOAA is correct, it should be colder in Florida this winter, relatively, than up here, so we'll see what happens.
Ben has TWO interviews for tomorrow!!! The first one is at 9:00 a.m. here in London, downtown fortunately, and the second one is in another City about an hour away. Fortunately the Bus Station is about a block away from his first interview and his bus leaves at 10:45. His interview in Kitchener isn't until 2:00, so he'll have an hour or so to kill. I'll make sure he has enough money to buy a decent lunch, but I told him "nothing stinky (he loves garlic) and don't spill"!
He then catches the Bus (Greyhound) back to London and will be home around 7:00! He is going to have a very busy day indeed, but it will be good for him.
The Bus fare is SO reasonable for a Student! With taxes (which are high on everything here in Ontario) the entire return trip comes in at around $30.00. I couldn't drive him there for less than that in gas! Mind you, our gas prices have fallen more than $.20/L in the past couple of weeks and I'm due for a fill, so that will save me at last $15.00/tank.
It is a busy time around here lately.