2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Continue reading 2015 in review

Such an Easy Fix

I don’t think I’m the only one who puts things off longer than necessary – but this is my story. My mailbox has been at the door for many years, but the the last several months, the lid has been hard to lift up, requiring 2 hands most of the time – one to lift… Continue reading Such an Easy Fix

Wrapping Things Up

A few months ago my daughter, Angie left the province of Manitoba heading for a warmer climate in British Columbia.  She has always complained about Manitoba winters – hating the cold and snow here. I don’t blame her – I do not enjoy the winters here either – but this is home – so I… Continue reading Wrapping Things Up

Merry Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays (whichever you prefer)! We are starting the morning with a current temperature of -12C but the wind makes it feel like -18C.  We have approximately 2 feet of fresh snow on the ground, but sidewalks and roads have been cleared well enough that travel throughout the city is decent. I… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2015

Another White Christmas – What a Surprise (not)

We were getting so close to not having enough snow on the ground to call it a white Christmas.  But that was all buried under the snowfall that arrived over the last couple of days. OK – it looks pretty – but I am the one who has to shovel it – so I am… Continue reading Another White Christmas – What a Surprise (not)

An Early Winter Visit to the Zoo

It is a beautiful day here today with temperatures getting above 0C today and for the next several days as well.  So – I went for a walk at the Zoo. Several of the critters (but not all) were awake and active this morning. The Asian Lions were roaring so I took a video of… Continue reading An Early Winter Visit to the Zoo

Back to the River

After Chester’s injury to his leg, we stopped going on our walks for awhile following orders from the veterinarian.  Then we started on some short walks – just around the block.  Finally last week we doubled that to a 2 block walk and the 2nd block got us to the Red River again.  Of course… Continue reading Back to the River