Being forced to do something with his Subaru station wagon, since it had a leaking head gasket, Adam finally found a replacement vehicle that he thought was a good value. A couple of weeks ago, he traded in his car and bought a 2002 Ford Escape SUV. It’s in very nice shape and it has lots of nice features. It’s not a “base” model, in the least. But being an SUV, the (city driving) gas mileage so far is not that good.
Being a father and doing my expected fatherly duty, I warned Adam that buying this vehicle would leave him with poor gas mileage. He used to complain about the gas mileage with the wagon, so that’s why I suggested that he buy a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. “Those cars are too small, dad, I wouldn’t have room for all my gear when I go on biking trips.” OK, Adam, be forewarned then. An old, heavy, 6-cylinder SUV means more trips to the gas station. ;)
Take Buster for his morning walk Go to the grocery store to buy cat food Drive to shop to pay for tire changing yesterday Browse Mark’s Work Warehouse for mens’ gloves on sale, nada
Fill up car with gas (not diesel ;) )
Put away clean laundry Bring dirty clothes downstairs Put a few loads of laundry on to wash Pay telephone and cable bill online Put freshly cleaned clothes away somewhat done
Tidy up part of the basement
Find water bill and pay it
It was cold again today, -19C for most of the day, plus wind chill. I’m getting tired of the cold wind and cold temperatures (whining here). At least it was Friday!
It is -10C right now (14F) and feels colder with the breeze. Still, the sunshine is nice.
Found out a friend in the choir, D, had surgery this week for a node on her colon, but she is back home after only two days. I’m hoping that her recovery continues to go well. We missed her this morning. D does so much around the church and is so positive and touches so many lives. She is retired now, but used to work as a nurse. Hurray for nurses! :)
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Yesterday, we spent the afternoon and early evening at my in-laws. They live about an hour’s drive from here, their home is in a nice rural setting. It was a quiet day overall, but it was good to spend time with them and share a delicious lunch.
The weather was pleasant and the traffic on the way home was light.
It’s popping up now on our home page, not just when we are logging onto the site!
Temperature is now 10F outside! It snowed a bit last night, too.
Two days ago, it snowed lightly and there is still a thin layer of snow on the ground, but not enough to cause any problems on the roads. This has been a very mild Fall, but I think winter is slowly starting to settle in around these parts. It is a mild -1C (30F) this morning.
We had our annual Christmas music night tonight at 7pm. Again this year, it was a resounding success! There was a nice turn-out, despite a 5pm Ottawa Senator’s game and the Grey Cup on TV, too! We had a lot of fun and all the different singing groups at our church played a part in the evening’s music. There were some sing-a-long carols, too. So we had pretty good audience participation and there was something for everyone.