We’ll be closed Wednesday, October 19 since Peter is having lung surgery at St. Mary’s in Kitchener.

The rest of the week the store will close early – 2:30 p.m. – so Vija can go visit Peter once a day. As well, the store will be closed when Vija goes to bring him home – that date yet to be determined.

Not a good month for health issues. Vija was just diagnosed with blood clots in her right lung. Hopefully the blood thinners will help and further testing to see what causes them.

Otherwise, a great month!! And this lovely weather – who could ask for more?

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On Friday and Saturday we SHALL be open due to a set of unfortunate incidents, namely that just now (Thursday evening) the Emergency Dept. in Guelph discovered Vija has blood clots in her right lung. So we are not travelling anywhere and will remain open.

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Just a note that we shall be closed Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 for the long weekend. Gone to visit our friends in Sudbury; and also, of course, to seek out new and interesting items for the store!

A quick update on Peter – his lung surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 19. So we shall be definitely CLOSED that day. And possibly the following day as well…. we’ll keep you informed.

Enjoy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

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We spent a lovely week on Manitoulin Island. And also found some “cool stuff” for the shop. The store has been somewhat reorganized around our new additions.

We will be open regular hours since we got the news that Peter’s lung surgery has been cancelled for now. Hopefully it will be rescheduled in the very near future. The whole situation has us somewhat stressed out.

A note: this Thursday (Aug. 29) we shall be opening late – around 2 p.m.; otherwise hours are 11 to 5, Wednesday to Saturday; 2 to 5 on Tuesday.

Please remember we do NOT take DEBIT or Credit Cards; cash or cheques only.

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CLOSED FOR A WEEK – Tuesday Sept 13 to Tuesday Sept 20; CLOSED Friday Sept 23

We are taking a week’s holiday at our cabin on Manitoulin Island, before Peter’s lung surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on Friday September 23rd. Of course, we shall also be closed on that Friday as well. Maybe even the Saturday.

But our store is PACKED with great COOL STUFF! We add items almost every day! So, be sure to visit us when we are open – typically Tuesday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

During the next while, it would be good just to call aheadĀ  – 519 856 4683 – to make sure we are open.

Have a great September everyone!

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Well, finally we are off to Manitoulin Island to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron.

We shall be closed from Friday, August 12 to Saturday August 20. We reopen on Tuesday, August 23.

Hopefully this wretched humid heat will dissipate.

Our store is packed full. Come and browse and find great deals after we return with more new and interesting merchandise.

And, please, remember – we do NOT take Debit or Credit cards. CASH or CHEQUES only, please. Yup, we still are “living in the past”!

Our phone numberĀ  is 519 856 4683. You can leave a message any time.

Have a great week! And stay cool (it’s supposed to be 41C (with the humidex) today – arrrghhhhh!)

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We are Back!!!!

We had an interesting trip to Prince Edward County and found some COOL STUFF!

However, the news closest to our hearts was that Peter saw the oncologist today and

the existing tumour in Peter’s left lung has increased by 2mm since March; the one hanging off his kidney has not changed. The great news is that no new tumours have popped up anywhere.

Peter sees the surgeon towards the end of July. Probably we’ll wait for another 4 months and then, possibly consider surgery if the tumour gets larger.

Forever onwards….!

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We shall be closed from Friday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 5. Taking a little vacation as well as enjoying our annual buying trip in Prince Edward County. Hopefully, we’ll come back with a load of more “Really Cool Stuff”!

On July 5, Peter meets with his oncologist to find out the results of his most recent CT scan – fingers crossed!

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Lots of “Really Cool Stuff”

Well, summer has zoomed in very rapidly. And our shop is filling up with more and more interesting (and some “everyday” items)…… it’s hard to keep a handle on it all, actually! But we are trying our best! To get an idea of the essence of our shop (over 2000 sq. ft. – it looks deceptively small from the outside) we are posting the following slide show so kindly prepared by Shari Lovell, photograher

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

We are OPEN Tuesday (from about 2 p.m.), Wednesday – Saturday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). To make sure we are open, it is advisable to call ahead, just in case (we are dealing with various medical issues right now, so life is a bit complicated…)

519 856 4683

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We shall be closed from May 13 to May 24. Going for a much needed holiday to Manitoulin Island where we have a cabin on the shores of Lake Huron.

Needless to say, we shall always be on the lookout for new and interesting items to add to our shop – so check us out after we return!

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