We picked up boxes of peaches at mom's church today and intended to have pie and coffee. However, we were too late and the pie was all gone. We went to the farmer's market instead, but even they were mostly sold out of food truck stuff.
This evening we went to a really nice dinner hosted at the Over the Hill Orchards near Lumsden. Terrific. We sat beside Mike Maekelburger and his partner. The tour of the orchard and their methods was particularly enlightening
Geremy and William will now share this video camera (not camcorder) from 1985 that we picked up from Jay's garage sale. It looks like new (except for one foam part that was so disgusting that it went directly into the trash). Don't know if they'll get a signal out or power in yet, but it probably doesn't matter.
Margaret took a last minute extra evening shift so Allan, William and I played a very complicated game that was produced locally with some of his designs. I won but I'm not sure it was from any real strategy. It was fun though and probably be good if we all understood it better from the start.
Earlier, we had coffee with North Portal artist Lindsay Arnold.
Mike came to town. Introduced a new game he got: Bears vs Babies. Nice design. Mike is entering his last week of vacation so just came for visit and not for the football game (Riders won). Went to Kevin's (first time in a month).
Jay Robertson is moving and selling cool stuff. We went and bought cool stuff. He's a great guy, a great props master, and a great neighbout. We'll miss him. Lori didn't want visitors this morning but brought William along in afternoon. Ron was there. More tests to come but expect to go home tomorrow. Shared gum around the room. Surprised at how everyone wanted a piece.
Later we went to the Folk Festival. Saw some music and participated in Janine's rock project.
Another amazing cake from Margaret and her secret book. Allan was over and we had a game of steampunk Munchkin. I got a couple more things done at the office including depositing over 100 dvds into the library and meeting with Berny.
We took a drive out to Indian Head and Katepwa beach today. Our first goal was the grand opening of a little antique/collectibles place run by some people we'd previously met in Regina. I bought an old coin eating head, a sort of mechanical device I'm often interested in. While tempted by the black character, it does not fit with anything I collect and would basically be difficult to justify as a "decorator item" in my house. It is for someone else's collection. The clown is disturbing enough. The old stable that they've fixed up contains an amazing number of cool items.
The beach was a wash as a huge rain storm hit us as we pulled up. I shot some video of the great patterns the rain made on the waves.
Went to visit mom and dad. Mom wanted a new printer but I couldn't find anything wrong with her old one. She also had a lamp to fix but again, there was nothing wrong with it (except someone had put a label on it saying it didn't work - I suspect the bulb). Dad has been going out most mornings for an hour for coffee. He watched some Star Trek with William and was in a pretty good mood.
William counted all the money he's saved up from birthday, Christmas and mostly recycling that he'd not yet deposited in the bank. It was over $800. I was astounded.
After supper we took a walk down 13th. Got some ice cream then discovered that Paper Umbrella was open for a letter writing session. We wrote and visited a while then continued on to Carle Steele's new tenants setting up a cat cafe. It's not open until next month but we'd hoped to see cats in the window. They were hiding.
I dug this movie. I thought I didn't know anything about it going in, even though I had bought the graphic novel much of it was based on back in high school. By the look of the condition of it, I've not removed it from its box since then. The movie was grande and beautiful and in the French tradition, somewhat inexplicable. I couldn't always tell where it was going (although it looks like Besson is starting to take on too many Hollywood traditions in his writing). Six of us went, which reclining seats and 3D on a regular night, so the evening was a heavy touch on the wallet but worth it.
With the girls in town and haying winding down, it seems like we are hosting more and more suppers (usually with no planning) at our house. Allan was over, which is great as we've not seen him in a couple of weeks) as well as the Bessai clan. We didn't manage to fit a game in though. We did go to Wonderland for an hour and should probably repeat that venture.