15th February 2018

Culture creation

This is not the time to stress unduly, but the heirs to the world curling crown are down two games in a row in the Olympics. That’s not considered as “best strategy” when your goal is gold, right? I must wait until tomorrow and see if there is improvement, before getting all topsy-turvy about misdirected rocks.

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11th February 2018

Preparing for cultures

This morning, my “Bain Marie” came out from the back of a cupboard. Hadn’t given much thought to it, in better than 35 years. You see, we’re preparing to go cultural here; should I say cultured? How about “living with culture”. Unsure, but we are going to make yogurt again, soon. The incubator is ready, we have a starter kit from the health store, and I’m shopping for an inexpensive source of powdered milk. Not sure that exists, in passing. We also watched some video lessons on the preparation of Kombucha, but that’s a whole other animal.

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10th February 2018

So many varieties of olive oil!

I did it. I left the house and went into the big city, and my world didn’t collapse in ruin. Might have to go again, as soon as the ice melts away.

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20th December 2017

Good news for my eye

One advantage to choosing a hotel close to our destination was that we could leave the car, parked and guarded by the dog. We simply walked several blocks, managing to avoid the near-death experience of black ice. Once inside the health complex, I played with their self-registration kiosk, and accepted that my “other province” status merited an interview with a real human attendant.

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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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