Sunday, August 7, 2022

Dad in good cheer

Brought a super-8 camera along and visited dad. My camera had a bit of a jam, possibly because it is breaking but possibly because the film cartridge is wound too tight. Dad seemed interested and amused by the camera. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

portable tv

Ran lots of errands today with William including getting a power adaptor from Battery Depot for the portable Coleman light/TV that he got from Erik's family garage sale a few weeks ago. It seems to work. William is pumped. 

 Noelle came over with a new batch of 13 cameras. I started with a straight forward early Canon digital SLR, but there are a number of weird and wonderful cameras to do next. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Sinking Canoe in Indian Head and Pen's in Qu'Appelle

Drove out to Indian Head. Picked up film at Film Rescue and bought a couple things at Sinking Canoe. However, the most important thing we left Sinking Canoe with was the advice to go to Pen's in Qu'Appelle. It looks like a little hole in the wall small town place, but the food was truly gourmet. I had a sea food fettuccini, Margaret had the wonton soup, and William had the seafood chowder. All amazing and the prices were very reasonable.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 


Banana cream pie

 I made banana cream pie for the first time. Margaret had an extra shell and I've had a hankering for one for a long while. Neither Margaret nor William have EVER had a slice, which sort of blows my mind because it has always been one of my top picks when we are in a diner with home made pies. I used this online recipe ( and it worked well. 

Visited dad. he was cold. On hot days like this, the air conditioning is always on too high. At least I could adjust his room unit for him. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Writing in the heat

 William and I roasted in the head and came up with a number of story ideas for our radio soap opera (still untitled). 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Tom Bessai visit

 Margaret's cousin Tom and his son Riel visited today. Toured him many architectural sites before they had to get on the plane. Much to love around Wascana. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Carl Bessai

Carl came in from the farm to spend one of his vacation days hanging out with us. He recorded a radio show with William then did a studio visit, watching William's super 8 film followed by mine, giving a critique and asking lots of questions. These are both screening at 8Fest this weekend. 

We then took in the Stitch exhibition at the MacKenzie (always great. Carl was impressed and amused). On the way out, we were interrupted by the slowest family of geese that I've ever seen cross a road. They actually came to a full stop TWICE during the crossing. 


Second tree chopped down

 Fortunately we took the advice from tree guys to take down the second tree beside the new garage site. It had a lot of rot on the inside, sometimes over half the core. At one point, they cut directly through a wasp next that had been built inside the rot. The tree cutter was subsequently stung in the face. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Donut with dad

 Margaret and William spent the day on the farm with visiting family. I spent the day with mine, first with dad - taking him for a donut which he consumed with such ferocity that he was either really hungry or really enjoying it. Later with mom who wanted to talk about a lot of stuff.