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Building Bridges

Last night the girls and I went to watch a new bridge being installed near our house in Ottawa. They are widening the highway and had removed the original bridge a few months ago so that they could move the bridge foundations back to make space for more highway. They built the new bridge alongside the highway and last night they moved it into place. It was the largest, heaviest bridge replacement of its kind in North America.

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The work was done overnight so we got there around 8:00pm to catch the show. Read more of this post

Finding Perfection

Last night we attended a an outdoor showing of The Sandlot at Mike Reynolds’ (of Puzzling Posts fame) house. It was billed as a drive-in, but Mike and Andrea were a little misleading. Unbelievably we actually had to park our cars and carry our own seating into their backyard. I really thought they could have hooked us up with a sound system to plug our cars into and then we could sit in our own steel cages to avoid having to talk to other people. Instead, they provided socializing, beer, popcorn, hotdogs and lots and lots of candy, which helped the kids in attendance make it to the end of the movie. Somehow I have never seen the Sandlot before and it was great. This post is not about the movie or the drive-in/walk-in candy-fest. It is about the perfection that I found in my pocket just after we arrived. Read more of this post

Six things my six year old has learned

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Last week daughter number two turned six. Next week she starts grade one and moves on to learning all kinds of new things. I asked her what she had learned as a five year old. She came up with: Read more of this post

This Women’s Lib Thing has Gone Too Far!

Ten years ago I became a new person. Really. I changed my identity. I became a totally new person. The woman changing my name on my driver’s licence thought I was crazy and strange and I made her do it.

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IT IS OVER

Today is the end, the last day, my final chance. I did not do it all. I have not achieved everything I hoped to do. I tried. I had specific goals that I wanted to accomplish during my time, but I had more goals than time and there were forces that conspired against me. Read more of this post

Music Appreciation for Kids

The other night we were listening to the radio during dinner and Inside the Music started a feature on Maestro Fresh Wes. You may recall he let a certain Backbone Slide…

During the show the girls led by Laura started singing/shouting “DROP THE NEEDLE.”   Read more of this post