Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 3o, 2009

Day three of my year off and I am exhausted already. On friday I took two fabulous young ladies to a late lunch and a movie. They actually provided the movie passes and I bought lunch. I had an absolutely fabulous time. If these two gals are even remotely representative of the next generation we are in darn good hands. When I got home Roger's called to offer me some great deal on a digital box. DUH.

Saturday was off to the market, a pot of coffee at the Molloy's, and then home to clean for friends who were coming to dinner. When they arrived we took them down to the gallery and then home . A fun night of hooting and hollering was had by all. They stayed over and left this morning to go and visit their granddaughter who walked for the first time today. The rest of the day was pretty quiet.

Tomorrow I am off to Montreal to visit my dad. I hope that I find him in better shape than he has sounded on the phone the last couple of days. I tried to pick up some books on CD from the library for the long and boring drive but it was closed. Don't you think that Sunday afternoon is the one time that the library should actually be open? Later.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 26th

I have only one more day of teaching left. To say that it feels surreal is an understatement. I don't suppose the reality will really hit until all the loose ends are tied up. Which brings me to my favourite topic of's in particular. Three phone calls ago Roger's informed me that in fact we could put our cable TV on hold for $3.95 a month. Two calls ago they added that we would lose all our discounts and that the maximum time that you could put a stop on was 6 months and only once in a calendar year. No stopping and starting. So we decided to cancel completely and I called today to do that. No go. It is not my name on the account and so I cannot discontinue service. On top of that, the service will only be cancelled 30 days after the phone call (which they won't accept from me). Does it never end with that company. I seriously dislike them, and I know why. On top of that, there is going to be a credit. That should prove to be an interesting process to get that taken care of. A great big time waster.

Even better. I need new laces for my $250 dollar hiking boots. Easy enough you think. Not on your life. The eyelets are too small to accomodate a standard shoelace. It has taken me three shoelace purchases to find ones that fit. Why would anyone in their right mind design a boot with eyelets that are too small?

That's all for now. It is easy to rant when no one is listening. I feel better already.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009

I managed to get a profile picture up, not terribly difficult, but I don't seem to be able to figure out how to post pictures. I will ask someone in the know. That would probably be any five year old. Enough time wasting, I have to take care of the last minute details of (or is that for) the book club ladies gathering this evening. A good time will be had by all...couldn't ask for a more fun bunch of gals. Gerry has kindly offered to barbque..he really just wants to hang around for the festivities. Present company excluded, they are all pretty easy on the eyes as well. Gotta go.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009

I don't pretend to be a writer, nor do I want to air my dirty laundry to the world, but lots of friends and students have asked to be kept abreast of my comings and goings for the next year, and so I thought that this might work. I won't be here everyday but I will do my best to keep you informed. Only one more week of work for me, but Gerry doesn't finish until Labour Day week-end. Twelve days...but who's counting. My book-club friends are coming for dinner tomorrow..yea!!! It is to celebrate Diana's all too brief visit from Singapore. We are happy for her travels but will be glad to have her home. Let's see if this works>