31st December 2017

Closing the page on this yearbook

Look at the time! Better put my life on autopilot; ahead lies the year-end synopsis with Jean-René “Infoman” Dufort, followed by Bye-Bye.

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30th December 2017

When a freezer becomes a chair

When we left to spend time in the local furniture store, my expectations were simple. I wanted to know what options were available, should the return home reveal a miracle. Something akin to “busted freezer not d.o.a.”. Instead, we now have a new armchair.

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29th December 2017

Stopped in a stuff store

Today I worked on my retail list. In a big city, the specialty stores are there just for people like me: the occasional random shopper.

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28th December 2017

Sit while the world rolls by

A succinct summary of the day: the car started, so we drove until dark. What else can I add? We had a destination, and we arrived in the allotted time period.

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27th December 2017

According to my Pepsi-meter, it is cold

We have entered, officially, the dreaded “Oh crap it’s cold” phase of this season. Until now, things were still acceptable, but this evening the Pepsi thermometer went past slushy to solid. -26C and dropping. We fervently hope that the car battery will prove “winter tough” tomorrow morning.

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26th December 2017

Name the estate

Might be the day for bargains, but I remained indifferent. No crawling the mall or even consultng the online deals. Part of it comes from a realization that delivery might be rapid; I prefer to BE there when the courier rolls in and parks.

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25th December 2017

Here for the meal

Yesterday we partied. Today we eat (ate). Headed back to the big house around noon, and spent the afternoon preparing supper for a possible thirty faces. Haven’t seen the official count, but that sounds about right.

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24th December 2017

No congestion

The last day before the Big Holiday. Had to get out and do some last minute shopping (to be fair, the ONLY shopping on my list). To my surprise, no congestion. Anywheres. In, around, out; all on my list found and purchased. Where is the stress in that?

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23rd December 2017

Less than best travel choices

Obligations, particularly those of a family variety, see me lose my common sense. Travel is best done without deadlines. Forcing it into the day before a major holiday, in an ice storm followed by a snow storm? Madness.

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22nd December 2017

City sidewalks, cold and uncomfortable

Cold outside. Notwithstanding the lack of serious windchill, this is the first time I’ve seen the dog dancing. Serious paw discomfort on the bare city sidewalks; he clued in and tried to stay in the snow, because, you know, cold. I didn’t remove my shoes in a show of solidarity, because, you know, human wisdom.

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