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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Margaret's Birthday

Strange birthday all around today. I went painting, leaving Margaret in bed with coffee and pie and a book. She thus forgot her dentist appointment (at the time, she must have thought having her teeth cleaned on her birthday was a good idea). She sent William off to class and went to a rescheduled afternoon appointment, but shortly after I got home, so did William as he thought class was cancelled (it was moved, but he didn't read his email closely enough). He started working on his Halloween costume, which attracted the cats. He and I then worked on a secret video about making muffins. Margaret and I shopped for a new laptop in the evening (got some leads but no purchase yet). Book store after William finished his evening class, then home for drinks. Many confused events, spilled drinks, wrong colours, and broken glass, but also ice cream, conversations with friends, and relaxing moments.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Early birthday pie

We began Margaret's birthday a day early with pie and candles and some storytelling games with Allan.
Earlier in the day, William and I were lunching at Hendersons and noticed that the Fifth Parallel student gallery exhibition in the Riddell Centre on campus had been installed and it includes his drawing "Grandma's Surprise". The show is called "Boo!" and the theme is the macabre.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thanksgiving #2

The big second Thanksgiving that Richard and Gerda host at the seniors centre was very nice, although quieter this year owing to a number of the regular children being missing due to flues. George was out on the farm as expected, even though it was snowing as we headed out.
William engaged Fred in lengthy conversation about IQ tests.
 Earlier in the day we lunched with Erik, visiting from Calgary (solo this trip).

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Thanksgiving #1

Roasted a 15 lb bird and cleaned house. My parents came over to eat but ultimately only stays 1.5 hours. We were cleaned up and ready to watch tv by 7:30. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

House cleaning

Spent some of the day animating (above), but actually mostly cleaning house,  moving things around the yard, getting ready for Thanksgiving, baking a couple of cheesecakes, and watching some tv. William got onto an epic online game with Xander so Margaret and I watched Rocketman without him. No photos today. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Transylvania mail

Package arrived for me from Transylvania University. The journal on German Expressionism with articles that emerged out of the Caligari Project including one by me and Chrystene. Many thanks to Christina Stojanova for her commitment towards this project. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Saskatoon appointment at new hospital

Took William to Saskatoon for appointment with his doctor. The new children's hospital is open (I don't know if it is complete, but at least parts are). The newest scoliosis x-ray machine is in there so he got a session with it and the results are quite amazing. Much more soft tissue shows up.
Afterwards we tied out Ace Burgers on Broadway with Mike. It used to be a food truck but now it is a brick and mortar. Good food, good price.