Saturday, 16 January 2010
Saturday January 16, 2009-Unexciting Day
Other than that I spent the day either reading, napping, watching TV or on the computer.
Another terribly unexciting day here in the western suburbs of Ottawa, Ontario.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Friday January 15, 2009-New Kitchen Counter
While the kitchen was being updated, we watched this gray squirrel get onto the bird feeder. This is the first one that's managed it.
You can see him stretching from the top of the feeder to the dish on the right side
And sitting on the feeder
Quite proud of himself
We had one shot of sun today otherwise it was overcast but the temperature was at 2C (36F) all day. That's warmer than it was in Florida at one point this week.
After the guys finished up in the kitchen, Gordon and I took off to the RV. We figured since it was above freezing the lock wouldn't be frozen and we were right. Gordon needed to pick up a cable for our PDA's that we had forgotten in the rush in October. The RV looks fine.
From there we drove back to Almonte to see if the falls had frozen yet. There was more ice than last time we were there but the falls were still running.
You can see part of the falls gushing out from below the ice
The ice cream stand called Waterfall Delights is closed for the winter
I love this house that overlooks the falls
By that time I was hungry. We didn't have lunch since the kitchen was otherwise occupied so since we had gift cards, we stopped and had an early dinner at Kelsey's. It's always nice not to have to cook!
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Thursday January 14, 2009-Vincent Van Gogh Family Tree
I had a walk on the Trans Canada Trail this morning. It was pretty well packed down and I didn't sink into the snow at all which was good since I was wearing my sneakers.
This afternoon I cleaned out the bottom kitchen cabinets in preparation for Nancy's new kitchen counter installation tomorrow morning. It will look really nice when it's done!
I was looking at my immigration lawyer's site and there are some quite interesting stories about what some of his clients have gone/are going through. Click here to get to their site.
Nothing much going on here today so thought I'd publish the......
Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh:
His dizzy aunt Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia U Gogh
His magician uncle Wherediddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American halfbrother Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach Wellsfar Gogh
The constipated uncle Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle Flamin Gogh
The fruitloving cousin Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking WaytoGogh
The little bouncy nephew Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco Go Gogh
His niece who travels the country in an RV Winnie Bay Gogh
I saw you smiling There ya Gogh!
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Wednesday January 13, 2010-Rush Hour
I went out to pick up a few groceries today and to get some boxes. We need to pack up the bottom cabinets in the kitchen on Thursday night as Nancy is getting the counter replaced on Friday so we thought it would be easier to put the stuff in boxes.
Around 4:00 p.m. Nancy called. She had locked her keys in the truck at work while cleaning the snow off (we had a dusting today) so we got her extra set and took them to her. She works in Hull, Quebec which is just across the Ottawa River from downtown Ottawa, about 27 km. (16 mi). Traffic wasn't bad going there but coming back we were in full rush hour. I think if I had to drive through rush hour every day now I'd slit my wrists! (Photo of tail lights on our way home.)
When we all got home, she insisted on making dinner for us so I'm writing my blog while she slaves away over a hot stove after she's been working all day.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Tuesday January 12, 2010-Lunch with Margie
We met at 11 a.m. at Michaels Craft Store and had a look around, then looked around Ikea for a while before heading to Montana's for lunch. We had a good lunch with time to chat by ourselves and Margie bought lunch. Thanks, Margie!
I had to stop and pick up a few items on the way home, then I headed for home and the couch where I had a brief nap.
Gordon went out for some photos since the sun was shining but he said he got very few photos for the effort he had to put into it. Just walking around with all these winter clothes on is an effort and tiring!
Monday, 11 January 2010
Monday January 11, 2009-A Bit of Sun
The housecleaner came on time this morning and after she was gone I went back to bed for a while. I just felt like I hadn't slept enough and even though I didn't sleep a lot, I rested.
This barn had some snow on the roof
The Jock River is frozen. In fact you can see animal tracks in the snow.
After lunch, Gordon wanted to go out for a photo so I went along but didn't get out of the truck except to pick up my parka which I had taken in to get a new zipper put in on Friday and get some orange juice. Other than that, I was just a passenger.
That's about it for today!
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Sunday January 10, 2010-Another Lay About Day
My Employment History:
My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory,
but I got canned...... I just couldn't concentrate.
Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack,
but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
After that, I tried to be a Tailor,
but I just wasn't suited for it -mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory,
but that was too exhausting.
Then, I tried to be a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life,
but I just didn't have the thyme.
I attempted to be a Deli Worker,
but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.
My best job was being a Musician,
but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.
I studied a long time to become a Doctor,
but I didn't have any patience.
I became a Professional Fisherman,
but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.
I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance
Company, but the work was just too draining.
finally got a job as a Historian
- until I realized there was no future in it.
My last job was working at Tim Horton's,
but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.
Finally, I opted for RETIREMENT,
AND FOUND I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB!