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. ;) 15 months ago
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 16 months ago
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! 16 months ago
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! :) 16 months ago
One more cheer received and I’ll have a nice symmetrical number: “47774”
Cheers available today: 0
Total cheers given: 57004
Total cheers received: 47773 16 months ago
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. 17 months ago
It’s popping up now on our home page, not just when we are logging onto the site! 17 months ago
Temperature is now 10F outside! It snowed a bit last night, too. 17 months ago
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. 17 months ago
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. 18 months ago
We had a big storm early Wednesday morning and had 4 inches (10cm) of new snow, our first snowfall! It was very slippery, with all the people forgetting how to drive in the winter. Attached is a photo of a local transit bus that went into the ditch and rolled over when the driver tried to take a sharp corner a little too quickly… 18 months ago
It is definitely getting cooler here as we move deeper into Fall. This morning, it was 30F outside and I wore my winter gloves to walk Buster. The cars had frost on them. Tonight, it’s going down to 24F! The weekend is supposed to be sunny, though. 19 months ago
We performed at a fundraiser early this afternoon and had a great time and got a very good response from the audience. We did 8 to 10 a capella songs, both Secular and Gospel. It was a good tune-up for tomorrow morning, we’re going to sing a song at our church worship service. 19 months ago
Our mens’ chorus is going to do this arrangement of “Prayer Of the Children” in November.
It is very beautiful and the Baylor Mens’ Choir do a great job of it.
Here is the correct link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_xj6Ymz9ak 19 months ago
The weather today was fabulous, foggy early this morning with no wind and 59F (15C) early this evening, I can feel “Autumn” in the air. It was a long day and I feel quite tired and might head off to bed early tonight. I just finished supper and I’m enjoying a nice McIntosh apple for dessert.
Thanks everyone, for all your generous cheers today! I was overwhelmed when I signed on tonight! 19 months ago
A new weather front came in and everything has changed. Gone is the warm humid mild weather. Today, it’s only 9C (49F) and feeling colder than that because of strong winds. It was trying to rain a few minutes ago. I guess I better start getting used to this! 19 months ago
Went to a 50th Wedding Anniversary party last night for a couple who go to our church. A great time, great venue, lots of people there and fabulous food! 20 months ago
This part of August in central Canada is known for beautiful days around 25C (77F) and cool evenings. It is 12C right now, at 7am. Time to start wearing light jackets again in the mornings, while walking Buster.
I can imagine that in the southern hemisphere, our 43T friends “down undah” in Oz (Aus), are starting to feel their days slowly warming up again, as they are getting closer to entering their time of Spring! So go the seasons. :) 21 months ago
This is a great time of year here. It has rained the past two evenings, but we need the rain, everything was pretty dry. Besides, the rain gives me an excuse not to do yard work. ;) 21 months ago
Had a round of golf at a beautiful course. I didn’t play too well, but enjoyed the day nonetheless! 22 months ago
I enjoyed taking part in wishing a friend a happy 60th yesterday in an outside garden party. Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, too. Lots of people, food and fun! Indeed, P was surprised and I could tell that she was tickled that her husband set this event up. 22 months ago
Woke up around 6:45am this morning and my back felt really good, with almost no muscle tightness. I know I have to be careful with it, but this is the best I have felt in weeks! 23 months ago
This hasn’t been a stellar weekend like last weekend. It was rainy yesterday and it feels like rain again today. Well, we have to take what we get on these precious weekends. ;) 23 months ago
Today, a friend, Neal, asked me to go out for lunch at a nice restaurant near work. The food was excellent and we had a great time chatting. 23 months ago
Last night, we had our dress rehearsal for our annual fundraising show and it was fabulous. This year, instead of a variety show, we are doing something a little different. it’s only about the 3rd time in over 16 years that we are doing a musical production. We are doing Godspell. It has some great music and is very entertaining as well. This is late 60s, early 70s funky music, smiles. Tomorrow night is going to be incredible!
We had to pay hundreds of dollars for the copyright licensing fees for a one-night performance, but it will be worth it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godspell 1 year ago
Well, my extended weekend is all over. Canada Day, July 1st, is our next holiday.
The weekend was very nice overall, I just wish I was able to embrace it more than I did. Little problematic things kept cropping up and I didn’t feel I was able to totally relax and got caught up in the moment. Well, only four work days this week, which is nice. 2 years ago
Today, I took part in a memorial service for an elderly church friend, who died at age 93, just before Easter. I had gotten to know B over the past two or three years and he always had time for me to talk. His mind was razor sharp and he was a keen observer and lover of music and a gadget techie! B was an engineer, a surveyor in the armed forces, in his younger years. At our church, he took a regular turn running our sound system and he was a camera buff.
Today’s service was not entirely sad, it was more a celebration of B’s life by his family and friends! 2 years ago