Being at the age I’m at is probably the best of my life. I’ve often said that if I were to die today, I’d be satisfied with all the things I’ve done and that keeps me pretty excited. However, is … Continue reading
As most people know, I was in the Royal Canadian Navy for a bunch of years. It was the fulfillment of a dream I’d had since early childhood. I had always been fascinated by anything to do with the sea … Continue reading
When it gets cold and dreary during winter, what do you do to perk it up a bit? Do you go for a walk? The bracing cold wind blowing in your face and taking your breath away doesn’t seem like … Continue reading
Networking is fun. I do lots of it through all the organizations I belong to, but the one that I get more out of than all the others combined is The Original Lethbridge Breakfast Business Club. Shortly after starting to … Continue reading
Stiff water on Henderson Lake puts the locals into a fowl mood.
Hey! I’m wondering about this winter in Southern Alberta! The temperature is supposed to be cold and yet it’s 7 degrees Celsius out there today. What’s with that? Actually, I’m not complaining at all. The wind is blowing a warm, Chinook off the mountains across the prairie and it’s beautiful. The winds during a Chinook are amazing. The word Chinook apparently is a Blackfoot word that means “snow eater”. I haven’t verified that, but then who cares anyway? As long as we can be in a Chinook a few times during the winter, we’ll put up with the warm weather while it lasts.
So here’s a little video that you can watch to see what it’s supposed to look like in winter around here. I did this one about 2 years ago and put it on YouTube. Hope you enjoy it. Winter Splendor
So the holiday is winding down now. We’re ready to go back to work and dig in and make beautiful music or something. I think the blast of sound from the air horn that I use to cause the fire drill to happen is about the only beautiful music I’m going to be making next week. I went into the office today to see about my mail and any reports that need attention and there were very few people around so I finished doing what I had to do and got out of there before someone made me do something I didn’t want to do.
Actually I’ll be happy to get back to the regular routine again next week. I don’t know how retirees stay sane when they don’t have anything to keep them active and engaged in things they like to do. It would bore me to death.
Not quite the shelter that Snowbirds think of during the winter, I’ll bet.
So now over the next few days I have to help my Maggie setup her website a bit and see if I can help her set up her new iMac to sort images for her stock business through Lightroom. That should keep me out of trouble for a day or so.
Have a great day and we’ll write more tomorrow.
Of course the pundits will say that in order to live a wholesome retired life you need to be financially secure. Baloney. There are millions of older folk that have very little to play with in terms of money, but … Continue reading
This is my first WordPress.org blog entry just trying to get it to work. It’s going to require a bit of a learning curve but the hard part is over now. This is the first fun stuff thing that I’m … Continue reading
On top of the Creston Salmo Pass This summer has been a busy one. Lots of shooting and lots of events to attend. One of them was in Abbotsford for the marriage of our grand daughter Alysha followed by the … Continue reading
There is something satisfying about the sound of two cars smashing into each other. The dust and roar of the engines with the cheers and wows of the crowd is exciting and all in all it makes for a perfect … Continue reading
At the entrance of the mine looking down the shaft. Drops of water falling from the ceiling. The sound of rushing water. Cold, cold, cold, still air. So dark. That’s the experience that I felt when I realized that I … Continue reading