Friday, February 12, 2010

Finished Basements or Indoor Swimming Pools?

I’m confused (please bear in mind my psychic powers and curb those knowing sneers). I also realise that I’m missing something basic, and my confusion has to do with my upbringing and mindset. I’ve just done what I should have done before beginning to type this; I looked up the definition of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Coming & Going?

We went to church on Sunday for the first time since New Year. It was the first time we could guarantee not to break up any sermons with our hacking coughs – at least that’s our excuse. The first thing we noticed was the large number of cars in the car park and surrounds. We had trouble finding a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This should be a Criminal Offence

This is from the Official Formula 1 website and is a question and answer regarding the width of 2010’s tyres (tires). Is it because of grammatical ignorance or sheer laziness? “Q: How much more narrow is the new front and did the teams have to do anything in particular to accommodate it? TK: It is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Silver Sliver of River

It is enchanting. First thing in the morning it looked like the St. Lawrence was frozen from America to Canada - a bit like the way the ‘Buy American Policy’ had chilled international commerce between both nations. A crazy idea as we are both our own largest exporters. But then tendrils of steam... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Waiting to Pee month or Rear End Shunt month?

Our younger granddaughter is at the stage of changing from pull-ups to using the toilet. She is desperate to use the toilet, but she has the order all wrong. She wets her diaper, has it changed, and then sits on the toilet waiting to pee. Ontario’s drivers are in the stage of disobeying February’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 18, 2010

10 words per line @ 40 lines per page = 400 words per Page.

15 pages per chapter = 6,000 words. 22 chapters per novel = 132,000 words. That’s a rough estimate from the book Ell is presently reading, and as the author is # 1 in the New York Best Seller List, I’ll go with that. I’ve already written 53,000 but with little detail, and with lots of black holes in... Sign in to see full entry.

Is it Pallet-able?

Ell and I are getting so tired of these coughs and colds. We’ve had them since Christmas when the grandchildren had a horrible time trying to be excited as they drooled and sneezed over their presents. It was a pitiful sight. We – I hear her now, coughing her lungs up – have stopped calling it the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It is plus 1 degree Centigrade – Can you imagine?

So far we have had a relatively easy winter. We tend to get the leading or trailing edges of the eastern or western storms. Living on the river does help. Although the temperature is a couple of degrees lower than the surrounding, higher ground, the large storms tend to sweep straight up the St.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Olympic Torch

Every citizen of Canada is aware that the winter Olympics are being held in Whistler, British Columbia. To reinforce the message, every day the TV news shows the torch being passed on to the next runner as it traverses the second biggest country in the world. The news releases show streets lined... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Brush with Fame

Take a quick look at my member profile and you will realise I don’t like fame, which is one of the reasons why I’m not a Facebook or You Tube aficionado. Standing at the back of the hall is my preferred location, but on the run up to Christmas I became the focus of attention in a crowded shopping... Sign in to see full entry.

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