Talk about stating the obvious, right? The other day, while Pam and I were talking, she asked me questions about our pool remodel; how long did it take, what all did they do, etc. Telling her I couldn't remember all of the details because it was eight years ago (!), I said I would get back to her after searching my blog. Voila! It took nearly a month and it was at this very time of the year. One thing I so remembered is how happy I was once the pool was filled back up with water.
Thinking more about the subject of this blog, although it can take me two hours to get it right, how else would I know what was happening on, or near this date in the past eleven years? Well, here goes:
2017 we were in Vancouver.
2016 we were on our road trip through Ohio and New York. Plus, I was just getting over my second bout of c-diff.
2015 we had a perfect weekend and the air was what I described as "coolish" at night.
2014 we had just finished the marathon that was painting the kitchen cabinets.
2013 we were on a journey to Brighton with Matthew.
2012 we were fixing up our new space at FAVO with a little help from Angela.
2011 it was the 16th anniversary of living in our house on Gem Mary Court. Lots of good family stuff in that one.
2010 Pool remodel and more.
2009 A sales rebound for fledgling photographer Gail Peck
2008 Describes a hot and humid art festival, as well as me longing for paper and pen. Further, the stock market was in free fall.
2007 A successful art show!
And while technically on or around today's date. this was when it all began.
Well then, that was fun for me, and if you are thinking of checking out any of the posts, most of them are not very lengthy. Who knew, back then, that one day I would be hanging out at the pool with our son David on a Sunday afternoon in October?
Guess what? Talking to Nancy the other evening, while sitting out back, I heard the familiar call of a Barred owl. I knew it must be close and by golly, it sure was!
The Music Shop which was so good. I'm now about halfway through, The Great Alone, another fantastic read, this one set in Alaska.
This week too, I've had my eyes checked, and the air conditioner checked by a fellow who had to fit his way between our clothes to get to it as it sits on a shelf in our closet. Weird set up but it seems to work just fine.
Here's what the Halloween lights look like at night.
Our darling Mr. Peck missed his connection last night, something that has happened so little in all of his years of traveling. Probably fitting as on this trip he's braved driving in a massive snowstorm in Calgary. How snowy was it? Here's how snowy. He described driving home in the morning, after working through the night, and my heart both sunk and soared. Thank God he was safe. I read on the Global News that there were something like 130+ accidents that morning as no one was prepared with snow tires yet. And he's always said that traveling was the easiest part of his job!
Well, who knows what will be happening in October 2019, but if nothing goes awry, I'll be sure to document it here in my little space on the World Wide Web. Stay tuned.
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