Pool Cleaning

The new pool is almost installed… It’s mid-November in Canada and there’s no snow on the ground… yet. Because we are still under construction, the pool hasn’t been closed. The pump is not hooked up so there no easy way to clean the pool. We back onto a forest and the leaves are attracted to…

Bullies in the Military

Struggling on what to write about today. Thought maybe I’d try something new… current events that make me want to say “Really?”. So here we go with Episode #1: Bullies not welcome in the Canadian military by THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN. This story, at first glance, defies our expectations of what a military machine, sometimes needs to…

National Flag Day

Today is National Flag of Canada Day, not a holiday, not really celebrated and I probably would have forgotten since it’s not in my calendar. Upon launching my browser, defaulted to Google, I saw that the Google letters were all red with a Canadian flag, blowing in the breeze, superimposed over top. Hovering over the…

2010-Countdown

Dan leaves for the Vancouver Olympics in: 225 days Opening Ceremonies for 2010 Olympics: 264 days The Vancouver 2010 Olympics are fast approaching.  I am getting a little more excited as each day goes by.  I will be posting the odd note on my blog before and during the event. As you have noticed I…

Voting Day in Canada…

Today is voting day in Canada.  I can only hope that whoever gets the chance to govern this great country follow this advice: Work Together & Govern Responsibly Personally I am hoping for a government who realizes that they are using OUR money, that we need to start looking after our environment without breaking the…

The Election…

Man, oh man…what a barn burner.  It’s hard to have respect for ANY political party the way they are carrying on.  I have seen 5 year old children behave better. In Canadian politics there is a belief, at the local level, that your “Member of Parliament” has some kind of power….NOT.  The power lies in…