Friday, October 27, 2006

Not feeling good. Friday

Well I have been sick for the last 2 days. I feel a bit better but still have a bad headache. I haven't had a headache since 1992 when I had my heart problem. Maybe I'll feel better this afternoon. I have to finish the neighbor's floor. Wendy is off for the next 10 or 12 days so that will be good having her around. Normally she works from 6 to 6 then it takes her a while to get home, then goes to bed for 5 or 6 hours. Does a few things around the house and then tries to grab an hour before going back to work at 5:30. So I don't get to see or talk to her much when she is working. Jorge an I have another 6 or 8 hours next door and then we are out of there. Jorge is a real big help and lots of fun to work with. He seems to know what you next move is before you make it eh? So when you need the hammer or ruler or a peice of flooring he always has it ready for you. Well the wedding is getting real close and things seem to be going as planed. Only 7 more day. Boy does time fly. I'm sure God has many good things planed for him and Mandy. What a blessing they are to our family. Thank you Lord.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuesday afternoon

We just got back from the church where we worked since 10:15am. this morning. Jorge and I helped cut turkey and cake, mash potatoes, mashed carrots,put the food out for the Seniors, served coffee and tea and then we helped with the clean up. We finished about 3:00pm. They had a good crew and it all went smoothley. All the senior are amazed to see a young fellow from Chile serve at thier lunchen.
Tomorrow we have a busy day ahead of us I have to bowl at 9:30am. then we are going next door and lay some more laminate floor down. Then on Thursday we hope to get most of it finished. We'll see how it goes. Only 10 more days and then the wedding. I'm really enjoying the time I spend with Jorge.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Well I guess it's about time I did a little updating eh? Today Jorge and I spent a fair amount of time together. We went to breakfast with all the seniors at A& W this morning. He is quite popular. They all want to sit with him and talk to him. His English is getting real good. It's good until Mandy comes home then it's back to Spanish thinking. When he thinks Spanish he talks Spanish. When he is with me he has no choice but to speak English. I should try to learn some Spanish. Anyway I am really enjoying the time we spend together. Today we went bowling but he is NOT a Champion yet. I'm sure he will be much better in a little while. Tonight I have to go to practice with The Harmonika Rascals at 7:00pm.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Well here it is Thursday and here I set at this old computer. Is that a good thing??
Well I'm a bit stiff as I laid a laminat floor down for the guy next door and my legs are soooo stiff. Guess when you get old your not supposed to do things like that eh? My head says I can do that but my body says (You'l be sorry)but do I listen?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A bit of snow

Well it sure looks like winter is setting in. Everything is white this morning. Kristy sent me a picture of my nephew that I havent seen in about 12 or 13 years and it sure is good to hear that Kristy is getting in contact with her cousin. It just seems that our lives are so wrapped up in other things that we forget our relatives. Maybe we should just take a few minutes each month and contact some of them just to stay in touch. I was just thinking that we have no idea what our nephews and neices do for a living. I'm sure that they don't know what we do. Well I'm retired. I retired in 2003 and just love it. I play with 3 harmonica groups and I love to bowl. I have a little black girlfriend named Madison and she is a border collie. If you see my truck you usually will see my dog. She just loves to ride. Hopefully some of my relatives will read this. Hope Hope. Okay so how do we get this thing changed???? I can use some feedback.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Another fun day with Jorge

Well this morning off we went to Paul Cornell's to finish a job we started yesterday. We only had to put caulking in the nail holes in some base board so it didn't take us long. We finished, stoped at a Tim Hortons for a quick coffee and a donut, came home and loaded my truck with a bunch of stuff that Wendy has decided to get rid of. It is so good that she is throwing some of that stuff out because if she didn't I would never have the heart to do it. It is hard to throw things out that I paid good money for at one time. But then again I never listen to the old records or caset tapes and they just set on the shelf and collect dust. Well we found a good will that was open on 156 street and 76 ave. Then we came home and found something to eat and now we are both here on our computers. He sure is doing good with his English and he is asking lots of questions. He is an interesting fellow and fun to work with.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Day after Thanksgiving

Well Thanksgiving is over for another year but hopefully we will not stop being thankful for what the Lord does in our lives everyday that we so often take for granet. We had a great dinner and lots of good laughs with the kids and then in the afternoon John and Cynthia and the kids came over for a few hours to visit. I had a great time visiting and eating a bit more than I should have. Today jorge and I were going to go put some baseboard in a friends house but the rain put a damper on that so here I am at the computer.
Wow only 3 more weeks and Mandy and Jorge are getting married. How fast things seem to move lately. Maybe it's just that I'm getting old and can't seem to keep up with things eh? Well I'm sure there is lots of things that I can find to keep me busy. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Good day Bad day???

Well today started out being a good day. Went to ED's and bowled with the seniors and bowled well. 171,191,182=544 not bad for the biginning of the season. Jorge came over and watched and then we walked around the mall a bit and came home and had lunch. I really enjoy doing things with him. He is such a neat guy and doing well with his English. Then this afternoon I made supper and went to pick up my truck whick has been giving me a bit of trouble lately. Took it in to get the interior light fixed and a new switch to stop the alarm that normally busses when you leave your keys in the switch. It cost me $276 and I noticed they didn't put a bulb in the interior light so went in and told the guy ( naturally I was a bit ticked off) and he got me a bulb and I came home. Got out of my truck and realized the interior light was still on. Not a happy camper but I had a group of men at the house so Hopefully tomorrow can get that solved. I guess some days are like that eh??? I guess all things happen for a good reason and God is in control. But at the monent I can't see the (Good Reason). Guess what the bible study was about? Ya your right and he is in control.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Monday (a retired guys day)

Well this morning Jorge and I went for breakfast about 8:15 to A&W with the seniors then came home and checked the e-mail. Then I went to the south side and had lunch at Tony Roma's with my friend Bruce Bowie. Then went Dirks and picked up a book on Vest and shirts and tie's for the Harmonika Rascals and came home and did a bit of blogging. Now I have to get ready to go to the Dutch club for practice with the Rascals. It seems like I spend a lot of time reading other peoples blogs. Maybe that enough for and old retired guys eh?