Jim and Emi’s Wedding
Tuesday September 23rd 2014, 8:09 am

Jim and Emi got married in Fukuoka, Japan on August 1, 2014, and I put some of the wedding photos on Flickr for all to see.

Friday July 05th 2013, 10:14 am

We changed from Bell satellite television to Bell Fibre Op television on July 4, 2013, after having the satellite TV for almost 15 years. The reason we switched was mostly due to the increased internet speed with Fibre Op, and there was an extra benefit of saving a little money every month. Bell Fibre Op has three bundles for the TV, internet and home phone. The GOOD bundle has less TV channels and lower speed internet, the BETTER bundle has a higher internet speed, and the BEST bundle also has a higher internet, and includes the Movies package. We chose the BEST bundle.

Vacation Ready
Thursday March 01st 2012, 9:31 am

Although we have had a very good winter so far here in Nova Scotia, I am still anxiously waiting to sit in the sun during our trips to Florida this year. Our first two week trip will be from mid to the end of March, and our second trip to St Petersburg, will be from mid to the end of April. That just about covers the rest of the “winter”. Even though April is technically in the spring, we usually have such cool, wet weather, I mind it more than the snow of January or February. By the time April rolls around, I am anxious for the sunny days of spring and summer to start.

My Thoughts for Today
Wednesday July 13th 2011, 11:41 am

It has been a while since I wrote anything on this blog. I guess I just lost interest in doing it regularly. I am so glad that our weather has improved in the past few weeks. I was afraid we would have one of those foggy, wet summers which we get every five or six years, and we haven’t had for a few years, thankfully. We can be at the mercy of El Nino or El Nina, which causes our too short summers to be even shorter.

My Florida Trips in 2011
Wednesday April 13th 2011, 11:06 am

Regardless of how good or bad our Nova Scotia winter has been, I can’t enjoy it. I can’t even embrace it. The best I can do is tolerate it and hope that our spring, at least, isn’t too damp and cool. This year we had a better than average winter but by February I was tired of the cold and was anxious to get away to sunny, warm Florida.

Our Second Trip to Las Vegas
Monday April 19th 2010, 2:03 pm

Jennifer and I will be leaving on our second trip to Las Vegas early tomorrow morning. The first thing I heard when I woke up this morning was that volcanic ash from Iceland was heading towards Newfoundland, and eventually the Maritimes, and flights could be cancelled. I had visions of either not being able to travel, or being stuck at an airport for days waiting for a flight. Fortunately, it appears that for now there won’t be a problem with flights from Halifax or Toronto.

Our Trip to Walt Disney World in September, 2009
Friday October 30th 2009, 2:52 pm

My daughter, Jennifer, and I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando for ten days in early September. I would definitely recommend going there at that time of year if you can. I couldn’t believe that there were absolutely no crowds and no waiting for anything. I was prepared to wait in line, or at least have to get a Fastpass for some of the attractions. It was great that we were able to go on even the most popular attractions more than once, with no waiting.

Some Pictures of Our Trip to London England
Wednesday May 27th 2009, 6:18 pm

I took about 320 pictures during our one week trip to London England in early May. I selected just some of these pictures to put on this site. While looking at the pictures I realized that one week in London just wasn’t enough time. There is so much to see and do, maybe next time….

And I Thought October Was Bad
Friday December 05th 2008, 1:03 pm

It would be nice if this mess would just go away, but it won’t. Every day there is more bad news. I spent yesterday afternoon watching CNN which is something I never do during the day. The heads of the Big Three auto makers were requesting a massive $34 billion loan or bailout, or whatever they are calling it, from the taxpayers in the United States. Those companies have only themselves to blame, but it is doubtful they will be allowed to fail. The damage it would cause the North American economy would be too much. Many people, myself included, feel they should not be bailed out, and should file Chapter 11 bankruptcy if they are that bad. It would be survival of the fittest.

The Gloomy and Dismal October of 2008
Thursday October 23rd 2008, 1:51 pm

There is nothing that marks the end of summer like closing down the cottage for the year. Depending on the weather this task is usually done during the month of October. We like to pick a nice sunny day in order to make it as pleasant as it can be. One day last week we loaded the car with boxes in order to take home anything which will freeze during the winter. We drained the pipes, put away the lawn furniture and boxed the food from the freezer, fridge and cupboards. Unfortunately, this year we didn’t spend much time at the cottage because the weather wasn’t very good. The spring was cold and damp, June and July were great, but August was too damp and cloudy to be able to spend much enjoyable time there. October is always the end of the good times at the cottage and the start of getting ready for winter, which to me is gloomy and dismal.