Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday November 27, 2009

Well here it is the 27th. of November and the weather is about to turn to winter by the looks of it and according to the weather channel on TV. It is snowing very lightly right now.
Yesterday was a real busy day for me.Wendy was up about 5:30am. and left for work about 6:20. She had to be there by 7 am. After she left I took out the garbage and some stuff that Wendy and Tanya had put at the bottom of our stairs. They were busy the day before cleaning and sorting downstairs. Some of the stuff is going to good will. Mandy had left some that she couldn't take or didn't want so Tanya and Wendy put it into containers .
I went over to our Pastor house and put his garbage out on the sidewalk because they have gone away for the week. Then I went for coffee at the Cactus Restaurant and after that a friend and I went over to Eddies Restaurant and had Tea. I was coffeed out. Then I came home and went into the shop and planed down a couple of 1x6 board and made 3 shelves and painted them for Wendy. Wendy wants them put up in our bathroom. Then I went out back and took some of the branches that were blown off of our willow tree out to the back by the gate. Then I moved Mandy's Van and turned it around so the signs would show. Put the Saturn in front of the house. Did the dishes and had lunch. Then went back out into the shop (garage) and found our old fake Christmas tree that was up on a high shelf and put it by the garage door. Wendy has given it to the ladies at the church. Then I went back and cleaned up the garage and put some more of Jorge tools together on a new shelf I put up in the garage.
Then I came inside and brought my amp , mike stand and Harmonica case down stairs and sat it all up. I practiced for about an hour. Then it was time for supper and after supper I sat and watched a bit of TV. At 7:15 Wendy got home and I left to go to the seniors club to their once a month birthday evening. They keep tract of who has a birthday in the month and they had a group of singer (men) that sang for about an hour. Then they served sandwiches and Cake and Ice Cream. I got home about 9:30 and after watching the Friday Night Fights on TV I went to bed about 11:15pm.

This morning I went again for coffee and then had to go to the drug store and then cleaned up a bit more in the shop. After lunch I had to go play at Pyami Lodge here in Picture from 2:30 to 4pm.

Tonight is midnight madness in Picture Butte. They keep all the stores open until midnight and have lots of sales and things going on around town. Not sure if Wendy is going to be up for that as she worked today from 7am to 7pm . It is a long day for her. Tanya and Tom and their family are on their way to Edmonton to see Toms family and she just called and asked if I would pray for them as they have been in a traffic jam for the last 3 hours and with 6 kids in a car they are all tired of traveling and just want to get to Edmonton. They have close off highway 2 and rerouted everyone going north. They left Lefthbridge about noon. sigh. They are not to Reddeer yet so they still have a bit to go.about 1 1/2 more hours from Edmonton.

Well I have to finish this and go let my dog in.
God Bless you all and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25th.

Wow here it is November 25th. and still no snow.We might even have a brown Christmas this year. It is windy but really mild outside. The lake has a little bit of ice on it but after today I think it should be gone.They say that it will get up to 13C tomorrow.
Yesterday was a bit of a sad day for Wendy and I as we took Mandy and Little Josiah to the airport. It is never easy to say goodbye to our kids. A month ago we took Jorge there and yesterday Mandy and Josiah. We were excited for them but our house is awful quiet now. sigh.
Today we have spent most of the time packing up Mandy and Jorge's stuff that they left behind and putting it into boxes to store for them.Guess I will bring my amps and stand back down here and set it up so I can use this area for my music. I have a keyboard that I haven't used in a long time and will probably spend a bit more time on the computer again.
Yesterday after I got back from the airport at 6pm. I changed my clothes grabbed my amp and Harmonicas and ran to Lethbridge to The Golden Acres Seniors home and played until 8:15pm. It was fun and the people really seemed to like it. It is so nice when people like what your doing. After we finished they all came up and shook our hands and told us how much they enjoyed our music. It is nice to see the seniors smile and be happy.
Well guess I had better get back to helping Tanya and Wendy finish packing.
God bless you all and have a great day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday November 17th,2009

Wow where did the year go???
Lots of things happening around here, almost to much. Mandy is packing or trying to. She has a big job ahead of her trying to decide what to take, what to leave, what she might need or what she does need. Glad it's not me. And she has to get whatever she is taking in 4 suit cases.ahahahhhhhhhh. Not sure how she is going to be able to get through the airports with 4 large suit cases, a carry on or 2 and a little boy that wants to run and play. I think she need a lot of prayer for sure. Also please pray that her Van will sell before she goes so they can buy another car in Chile.
Well yesterday I curled for the first time this year. They charge us Seniors $70 for the year. Nov. to March and we can curl on Monday's, Wed. and Friday. Yesterday only 7 guys showed up but I am sure that we will get about 14 guys once we get going.The weather was really nice yesterday so I think that kept a lot of guys out doing other things. I threw some really good rocks. Surprised myself.
Today Mandy and Wendy went to Lethbridge to do some last minute shopping I guess and get some things that Mandy needs before she leaves. It sure is going to be hard to see them go.We will be back to just the 2 of us and the dog in this big old house.Guess it wasn't big enough eh? We added a 14x14 sun-room. ha ha.
We are going back to Edmonton on Saturday morning to go to the memorial for Dagmar Tjart. We will probably leave about 5:30 am. go to the church and then right after the service head back here. We want to spend as much time with Mandy and Josiah as we can.
Today we have the Pastor(Peter)and his wife (Mary) and their new little baby boy coming for dinner at about 5pm. We have a roast that I am going to put in the oven about 2.Well guess I should get going and bake a cake and it is getting late. We had Tanya, Tom and the kids over on Sunday for supper and Adriana stayed over and went back home yesterday.She is such a sweetie.
Got a fried that just called and said he is going to stop in aroun 1 so I had better end this .
Well got to go . Bless you all and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Well it is Wednesday and I am not feeling that great. Wendy and Mandy and Josiah just left to go to Tanya's. Just talked to Jorge in Yumbel on MSN for a few minutes.
We had a great weekend in Edmonton. We saw lots of friends and relatives. We stayed with Wendy's sister Cynthia and her family.We saw Bill and Phyllis Pendergast and we did stop in to see Dagmar Tjart at the General Hospital.
We went to the first service at Beulah on Sunday and then met and talked to a lot of people after the service. We didn't leave there until almost 1:30. Then we went to Ed and Betty's and had lunch with them and Kim and her kids. We had a great time visiting with Aunty C and her kids.They are all grown up even little Bethany. Myria and Justin and their kids came and we had a great time visiting with them. We took Amelie with us and I think she really enjoyed seeing everyone.
The roads were really good - no snow or rain, just a bit windy at times.
On Monday morning before we left we went to the A&W for breakfast with all the seniors. They sure are a great bunch and we always enjoy getting to talk to them all. They are all so interested in what our kids are doing and of course we have no problem telling them all about them. They were all happy to see Mandy and Josiah there.
We got home about 6:30pm. and it was kind of nice to be back home here in Picture Butte. This is home now.