Saturday, July 30, 2022
After some great buys at the Schumiater estate sale, we headed out to Moose Jaw for Brickspo. Great Lego displays. Loved that a number of Regina downtown buildings were reconstructed including the Federal Building, which is William's favorite. The bakery Geremy recommended was already out of donuts when we went. Next time it will have to be first on the agenda instead of last. There was a huge storm as we left town and I needed to white knuckle drive for the first 10 minutes to escape it.
Friday, July 29, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Did a pre-recorded question and answer session for 8Fest over zoom. We'd not seen each other's films so the questions all came from the curator/facilitator. I was asked about my cat and this threw me off so much that I just rambled for a minute and said nothing clever. I'm totally embarrassed. This is the worst Q&A I've done in years.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Last summer I somehow found the time to paint almost every day. This year seems more difficult. I don't have more distractions (possibly less), but I think there is a different dynamic in the house this summer making creative time a greater challenge to eke out. Also, I've got less cameras on hand.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
One of the things William did as a covid project, which we didn't realize was going to be a covid project, was to watch the 1966-1971 soap opera series "Dark Shadows". I never made note of when we started. I think it was likely before covid, possibly December 2019 or January 2020. There are 1245 episodes, which were originally aired Monday to Friday (22 minutes each) without breaks. We just finished it. There are a couple movies they made concurrent to the series that we've not seen yet, as well as a half season reboot in 1991 that we'll also watch soon.
Friday, July 22, 2022
The garden shed has become the dumping ground for stuff over the past decade but even worse since the garage fire. We emptied it out completely and sorted stuff. many things, especially kid's stuff, were given away to Geremy and Gerri Ann. For such a small building, it sure held a lot. Looked like a garage sale once we emptied. it.
White paint on eyes for screaming banana croquet hoop mostly faded leaving a psychedelic wood grain pattern.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
It's been days since we visited dad. Mom and I are no longer required to isolate so we went there and saw him, wished him a happy birthday, and hung out for 10 minutes. Most people said hi, but the nurse eventually said that we were not supposed to visit yet, even though she didn't have a clear set of guidelines and policy over the issue. We left. Dad seemed disappointed.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Today is the fifth day since I first had symptoms, which is the point they say you are no longer highly contagious. I've come home. Margaret and William, while they have continued to test negative, have been having symptoms. My new guppies have not noticed I've been gone. I replaced the tank with a new one last week (forgot to blog it). Still have one old fish from the swarm (call him Swarmy).
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
This morning mom came over to get help with her covid test. She tested positive and I tested negative. Close contact. I masked the rest of the day and kept to myself in the gazebo. However, I did follow through with our plan to see the new Thor movie with June and Tom. Afterwards I went home (separate car) and left them to do stuff together without me. Started feeling poorly.
Ceiling fan motor in bathroom wearing out again. The only place I knew to fix it was Capital Electric which, when I first discovered them, impressed me. They were one of those nutty places with a range of new and old devices strewn everywhere and a head guy who seemed to be an expert in everything. However, the last time I went there, they were off their nuts with anti-vax posters everywhere. When I showed up there today, the sign on the door indicated that they were closed because they were crazy (no, that isn't what it says, but you can read between the lines yourself). I hit the phone book and found Adlo Electronics where their guy replaced the motor while I waited, no hassle. He says that Capital electric closed in August after a bunch of the staff quit.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Supper, William went to Emma's and I went to Houston Pizza with June, Tom, and Grant. Fire afterwards.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
Erik Sirke and Julia Sutherland arrived in Regina yesterday. Erik has a load of family things to do but I convinced them to come do William's radio show this morning. I think it is a good episode. They got out a Ouiji Board and communicated telepathically with Garfield.