Vacation 2015

It’s finally here… Our summer vacation officially starts today. Two weeks away from work which happened to coincide with the weather turning a little cooler. In fact, it’s the first time in many weeks, we’ve had our air conditioner turned off… enjoying the cool air coming through the windows. By having our vacation so late…

Best Friends

I’m in the middle of reading a book, a murder mystery. At one point in the story, the father of an accused murderer was talking to his son’s ex-best friends.  ‘Ex’ because of the circumstances. In one line the ex-best friend says, when asked if he is still best friends with his son, something about…

PSJ11 Pencil Sketch

Photoshop Journey #11… For today’s journey, I kept to my promise to keep working with photographs. In this case I started with a photo taken by my son. Who can be seen, twice, in the reflection. I was dressed up in a wig and dress for Fabulous themed party. I zoomed into the sunglasses to…

Graduation

The day has finally arrived… Five and half years of University education gets you a double-major in Anthropology and Geography and in my son’s case a little add-on called the “Parks” option. My son studied at the University of Waterloo and sometimes at home too. My son truly enjoyed his education and loved to come…

Flat Tire

The drive back from Ottawa was a little longer than expected. It typically takes around six hours with the odd rest stop, this one took seven and a half thanks to an unexpected traffic jam. It was while sitting in this traffic jam that my wife called me with the news. She had run over…

Geocaching

Found It! Went out geocaching with my son last night. Geocaching is all about the treasure hunt, some are easy, some are hard, some just impossible. Tonight’s was relatively easy. I made a video but can’t share it… Geocachers are a very secretive bunch. My son said it would take twenty minutes, be good to…

The Inner Tube

Remember those days, sitting on an inner tube, floating down a river or at the lake when you were young? The inner tube was one of the earliest forms of entertainment while on the water. We had inner tubes from cars, trucks and even a tractor once. That’s what I was thinking after I saw…

Our Clocks

I was walking around the house recently and happened to notice that the clock was five minutes fast in the Family Room, thirty minutes fast on my night stand, a little faster on my wife’s night stand, even further ahead in the bathroom, ten minutes fast in the truck, pretty close to being right on…

The Belligerent Patient

This past Friday, my son went to the hospital for some tests. He was there for several hours and like a good father, I was there waiting (see The Waiting Room). What I couldn’t write about at the time was the après tests. I was too busy getting him home and settled in. Whatever they gave…

The Waiting Room

Today I have to bring my son to the hospital for some tests. The tests could last as long as four hours but might be less. In other words… I’m stuck there. But before I leave home, I have to wait for him to get up. Today is all about the waiting… I’m getting prepared for…