3rd December 2017

Meatballs and a phone reset

Maybe, just maybe, the next generation will be better! I spent the afternoon among the really young; not much conversation, but watching them master closed doors and light switches that were too high (for them) was refreshing. I’ve grown jaded, with time. Too much news content with only negative viewpoints. I needed to see that the babies are still untarnished.

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13th November 2017

Now, on camera

A special thanks to the people over at NS Webcams. The place that you can go to see Peggy’s Cove in a snowstorm. Or watch the tides rise and fall in one of the many pittoresque harbours that dot the shore of the Fundy. And now there’s more…

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12th November 2017

The skill set remains a constant

Almost forty years ago, I changed a flat tire. Managed to avoid the task between then and today. Technically, the four this morning weren’t flats, but the skill set remains a constant. As does the technology.

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31st October 2017

In anticipation of new holes

Activity paused: the night of the great candy giveaway has started, and we’ve already had two or three batches of kids at the door. They’re all wearing masks, and perhaps it is the same children swapping costumes out by the road, but I’m going to go with the “big numbers” idea. In any case, I won’t have to eat the whole treat purchase myself. In the country, depending on prevailing winds and wandering wildlife, a house can be forgotten.

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29th October 2017

Locked the door

I’ve locked the back door. Consider this to be risk reduction, after that red sky this morning,  According to the weather people, there’s a bomb headed in this direction… a little to the west, but still. Can’t be too careful, right?

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28th October 2017

Read tweets and imagine

Home alone? Great title for a movie. In real life, a bit dull. Ask the dog, who has spent as much of the day outside as I would allow. Yes, I’m at home, alone, and talking to oneself is permitted if there is a companion animal in the room. Right?

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26th October 2017

Choices that have fallen off the table

Read in the news that the food replacement “Soylent” is not (yet) approved for sale in Canada. I’ve got mixed messages from their brand, obviously. Someone with little exposure to media decided that a coined name based on the main ingredients, soy and lentils, made sense.

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23rd October 2017

Mastery of the lesson

Isn’t it ironic, that just as the campfire season draws to a close, we have some proper firewood? We received a gift (from people bound for a warmer section of the continent) of a half dozen proper log sections. The kind that will require splitting, once I find something that acts like an axe. No, I don’t intend to get all lumberjack and go off to the hardware store seeking a lethal weapon; there’s a dull hatchet in the garage, and that’s dangerous enough. Learning to sharpen steel is on my “to do list”.

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22nd October 2017

Food delivery

For many years, I treated lunch lightly. There was a window of opportunity; I could have become a regular on the restaurant circuit near the office, buy my priorities were different. All water under the bridge, as they say. Yesterday, among our finds at the treasure sale, we added two tiffin-carriers to our basket, without understanding the significance.

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16th October 2017

Turned over the symbolic stirring rod to another

Over the years, I’ve made a fair number of pots of chili. Large pots; approaching industrial volumes (which didn’t make much sense, given that my kids were averse to beans in their bowls). Still, I persisted. Opened a lot of cans along the way, because in the city, that’s where you got your veggies.

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