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Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall convocation

Congratulations to our graduates at this fall's University of Regina convocation. It was great to see Ken, Rania, Lydia, and Cindy.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Slate opening of Zachari Logan

As always, Zachari Logan's work is amazing and a must see. We arrived a bit late to the opening but the great conversations hadn't run out yet. Spoke at length to Penny Ward, Margaret Orr and Marsha Kennedy.
Earlier in the day we were at Sheldon for the three way conference. With William doing well in all his courses, the conversation with his teacher this week was more or less chatty, focusing on anecdotes about school repairs.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Big wind

Last night Regina was hit with a huge wind storm that knocked out our power for almost 4 hours just as Allan was leaving, and then again sometime closer to morning. We didn't take any damage to the house or deck or even our poor, almost falling down deck, but houses, roofs, and trees around the city were literally destroyed. Winds reached 115 km/hour. It was unlike anything I've seen or felt in the city before. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gaming Cafe

Allan was over for supper. We'd hoped to go to Blade Runner but Margaret took a shift so we opted to try the game cafe on Rose Street (at 11th). Five dollar cover charge and fantastic array of games. I'd like it if they raised the standards of the snacks though - rice crispy squares just don't cut it any more. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Margaret's birthday

Happy birthday Margaret. Hope you had fun with the half built deck (including magic cat), eating at Caraway Grill, ice cream at Desarts, and a box of gifts and card from William. All the older generation stopped in to visit and we capped it off with some Star Trek. Quite a beginning to birth-week. 

June's class on Skype

Babbled for most of an hour across the country to June's class. This is sort of fun. I recall the first times I did it I was much more nervous because without the interpersonal cues, I couldn't tell if they were listening to me or not. I guess I'm just an old fool now; don't know if my microphone is even on but I talk anyway. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wiener dog races

I am told this is a new popular thing: racing dachshunds (wiener dogs). This weekend there was a series of races outside of the German Club in Regina. I think it was more of an excuse to sell pretzels and set up a petting zoo with goats and a pony, as the "race" had only the vaguest of rules and consisted of two lines drawn on the road. The running technique might even include the owners running out into the "track" to chase or catch the dogs. Other leased dogs are in the vicinity as distractions. It was what a show. William decided that it was too warm for a jacket, so that limited how long we could stand around in the 8 degree weather.