16th April 2017

Need to number them

I miss the good old days. Specifically, that time in my life when today would have meant chocolate, presented in various animal shapes. Today, no ears on offer.

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15th April 2017

Rack it up

No diversion, or  perversion; no conversion… I am a personality with tendencies to introversion. My own company is satisfactory, much of the time. And when I cross over to the “dark side”, the social side, the decision is my own, when possible. That stated, I do socialize, from time to time.

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14th April 2017

Created out of almost nothing

After two full (and wonderful) summers, we’re ready for an upgrade. Standing around, trying to get that vitamin D, we admitted that some lawn furniture might be a good idea. But, what to buy? All of the different models we tried over a thirty year period had major flaws. Rust and a tendency to go airborne.

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11th April 2017

Restraining my tinker instincts

Unfair! All those hours spent playing Jeopardy; not a single penny extra in my pocket. Is my microphone unplugged, Alex? Goes well with all my unwon lottery jackpots. What do you mean, I have to purchase a ticket first? Is that a rule?

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7th April 2017

Do not try to repair

No wonder we don’t equip our soldiers with plastic spring loaded arms. The squirrel chaser we purchased online arrived earlier this week, and broke on the first test. Hard to get beyond that point. Of course, the instructions were clear. Do not try to repair. Do not return to the point of purchase. In other words, thank you for contributing to our bottom line. Signed: Airsoft.

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31st March 2017

Plan(t)ing trees

My space in the basement has limitations. Physical: walls, doors, a large bedroom which counts as already dedicated to other purposes. And there’s stuff. So, when I had a flash of inspiration (came to me while putting the dog outside in the dark and forgetting to attach his lead) about realignment of that stuff, I took note. Didn’t get around to any movements until this afternoon, but the job is done. The piano is finally within reach of the MIDI computer. One step at a time.

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17th March 2017

What I learned at trivia

With the province finally releasing its ten-year strategy for energy use, I finally took the time to read the Coles’ Notes version. My take: looks like the paper was wasted. Telling people that reductions are in order and pairing it with a promise of two new wind farms doesn’t inspire confidence in the leadership. Yes, the wind blows here. No, not all the time.

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10th March 2017

A new menu in an old place

Even if the day didn’t go according to the initial plan, I’m content. Got to try some alternative activities along the way. You see, there was supposed to be some kid-minding, but that got cancelled. Left us with the whole day to spend away from the home base.

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25th February 2017

Know the season

Watching the dog slide sideways, up onto the sidewalk was proof; clearly, what you can’t see can affect you. More freezing rain overnight served to cut the electricity for many and turn the roads and walking spaces into an obstacle course.

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16th February 2017

Solve a problem, find a (different) problem

Another month… OK, another two months tops. Certainly not three, before I have to start looking at getting the lawn tractor ready for another season of circling the property. The closures, Island wide, today; didn’t  affect me. After all, the big blue tractor was by, to make sure we were free of any new drifting. It was my choice to stay by, waiting for the call that I was a millionaire, or a senator, or whatever else my phone could deliver.

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