Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Screening failure

 I wanted to screen student work on this wall. Disappointed to discover that the sign above it lights up so there isn't darkness. Going to try anyway but had misplayed the ac/dc car converter so the whole thing failed. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Farm and screening plans

Margaret took Fred and Gertrud to the farm. She picked up some wood. Fred got out of the car for just a minute and Gertrud didn't even do that. They came home after fifteen minutes. 
Meanwhile I was planning a screening against a wall and figured I had the perfect site. It's made to be a movie screen. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Painting relief

 Feeling less and less time with the school year starting but the break of painting, while it takes 3 hours of my time, has become critical to surviving my week. Good to see Lori too. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fire with Allan

 Weather held out another week, although the wood needed replacing. Allan was over for a backyard evening. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Construction nearby

 Not only is there a new house going up down the block, but the recently torn down buildings on 13th and Elphinstone is rapidly under construction. Going to be condos with retail at the bottom I hear. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Perogie problems

 Here is why store bought perogies are to be avoided. Even though these were hand made, I had about a quarter of them visibly begin opening during the boiling from frozen process. As they still had integrity (due to semi-frozen nature) I scooped them out to be fried later. Regardless, without a keen eye, dinner would have been perogies boiled in potato soup. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Film to lab

 Packaged up the 35mm I shot this summer and shipped it to the lab. Didn't shoot as much as I'd hoped due to many covid limitations, but i think there is a short or two that will come out of it. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Big walk

Foot soar but needed to walk on it until it's better. First stop was to notice that the house they tore down and rebuilt last year will soon have a second house on the lot and therefore a new address on the block. 
Apparently these eye-sores will finally come down. Condos going up I hear. Better than a vape shop. 
Slate was supposed to be open but it isn't. Robert's new exhibition of prints is up. Another day I suppose. 
We stopped at a garage sale which was hosted by a person who baby-sat William a couple of times in our backyard. After that, we popped into the AGR to see the new collective show. 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Dog cam

Painted this little camera which is built to put on your dog. Even though I have all the packaging (borrowed from Dianne), I cannot find the brand name, model, etc. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Animal activity

 I put Sylvie on the roof. Don't know why. She was distressed but resisted coming off. We struck a deal to pass on William's old spring horse, "Asabe", to Gerr- Ann for her grandchildren. Over the past decade it has spent time at Paul's house and with Marla's kids. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

getting colder

The summer of backyard fires is getting close to an end. Perhaps another week or two, but the chill required more and more wood, which is also getting close to an end. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020


 Great afternoon screening of Tenet at the Imax. First movie we've gone out to see since March. Came home and did some painting. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

shooting super-8

 William and I shot our One Take Super 8 Event films simultaneously at Gertrud and Fred's. Also picked the apples from the tree. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Martini party part 2

Richard and Gerda had a follow up party to polish off the gin from the previous party. Nice food, mostly from Gerda and Joanne. Chatted with Norm about zoom and film noir. Long conversation with Micheal B about Margaret's mom. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

shingles next door

 A very big truck and crane arrived next door and I thought there was going to be some huge construction. Surprised to find that it was just delivering shingles. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

animation supplies

 I ran around picking up animation supplies to get to my students to allow them to create their projects at home. I think the kits I made are going to work nicely for a beginner class. Many things were, as usual, acquired at Gales. What would I do without them. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Calm night for a fire

 Allan was over for a fire. I think we need to up our social distancing again with him teaching again and our increased contact with Margaret's parents and Gertrud's health issues. The weather is getting increasingly unpredictable. There was heavy winds today but at 7 it was completely calm.