Sunday, June 26, 2022

Party at Jessie and Tomas's

 Delightful afternoon party a few blocks away with Tomas and Jessie. I ended up talking with Mike Burns and William with Elizabeth for a while. Mike's brother was there, and Rania,  Carmen Robertson, and many others. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022


Played some cribbage with Margaret. Very close game. My last hand was my best of the night, with the cut changing it form 4 points to 16 for a narrow win. 

Friday, June 24, 2022


 Started this painting over a week ago at Lori's and finally finished it.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Finish tearing down garage

While we did take a break to visit briefly with dad, most of the day was spent turning the four walls (no longer with roof) of the garage into a dumpster full of charred wood. Cedar shingles have been separated for kindling and the metal is all put aside for recycling, but the fire damage and old paint prevent me from using the rest of the material for anything useful. William swept up and we were back inside with a clear pad by 9 pm. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Day in Saskatoon

Lots of fun stuff in Saskatoon today. Went to Lee Valley for some door glides and a random collection of other stuff. Went to the Craft Council and saw the group show with works by Gerri Ann and Deb Potter and many others. Went to a store called "Glitch" which combined many other stores and sold weird things, strange candy, odd toys, patches, stickers, masks, and other things. We went because Steve Patterson mentioned in last night during the Debaters as having a museum of oddities which it did. Two headed calf, various cool and believable (and not believable) artifacts around Bigfoot and the occult. Before heading home we went to the Remai for the group show and the Adrian Stimson retrospective. Whirlwind trip but a coke with vanilla coffee helped me navigate home without blinking. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Debaters in Saskatoon

Drove up to Saskatoon. First stop was to see Darryl and borrow some cameras. Coincidentally, he was having shingles redone on his roof so tiptoeing through nails made me feel right at home. 

We got tickets for the radio recording of the CBC comedy show "The Debaters" which happened live at the Broadway Theatre. Super evening, laughed a lot. Afterwards we had a desert (which I wasn't fond of) with Mike. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Roof off garage

 Long day of working on garage. Tougher than I thought it would be, but I feel pretty satisfied to have the roof off, to not have a big mess (yet), to have the metal parts separated from wood for recycling, to have the cedar shingles separated off for kindling, and to have the dumpster in position to deposit the rest.