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Monday, January 16, 2017

Turkey Monday

Fortunately, my foot feels much better this morning, having put a hot water bottle on it all night, because on my way to work to submit my three year informational report for review I came upon a woman who'd lodged her van onto the snow and was completely stuck and panicked and desperately wanted a push. The snow was hard and there was no way to dig it with our hands, nor get the van over the hump she's put herself onto. Luckily the local Imam brought a shovel out and we got her cleared.
I worked at home this afternoon, gettting ready for class and catch up on other stuff that needed doing. However, I seem to have lost my list of things to do so I baked a turkey. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Picture of car

Weather is great. William went for a walk. Here he is with the new (old) car. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sore foot

Ran some errands with the new car. Drives well. My right ankle was sore when I went to bed last night. Today it is very sore. Hobbled around Canadian Tire and Safeway picking up this and that. Weather is finally changing.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fast car deal

Found an old Mazda 626 on Kajiji. We met up with the owner. The price was ok but not great so Margaret was going to ask to have the mechanics look at it first. Then, with a bit of eye contact as our only signal, she made a low-ball offer and he took it. A few hours later, we paid for it in cash and registered it, all in one sitting. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Car was sold

The car we looked at earlier in the week was sold to someone else. This is our second disappointment (earlier in the week the mechanics told us that the Honda we looked at had too many problems for the price that was being asked). Hitting Kijiji again. What we've discovered is that a great deal of the imported cars, except Mazda and Honda, are too small for me to want to drive. This helps narrow the search (Margaret doesn't want to buy a used domestic). 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I've been getting obsessed with checking up on the south Florda eagle live webcam. It's unbelievably cool to see eagles feeding their young from this close up. I had a nice break, thinking that I had a big meeting but then discovering that it had been cancelled. Got to love that. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Possible car

We've been car shopping for a used car. We looked at a Mazda very similar to our old one but a bit newer and a standard. Price was great. We wanted to have a mechanic look at it. Weather is very cold and we are very busy, so this will have to happen on Friday.