Friday, February 27, 2009

Have you heard the latest?

Pres. Obama visited Canada last week. Not new news, I know but, today NORAD released information regarding an incident that happened earlier that same day. Apparently a Russian bomber flew well into Canadian airspace. Two fighter jets were sent from Cold Lake, Alberta to intercept. The Russian military claimed it was a routine patrol. So why were they in our air space? Well, here is my interpretation.......Lately there has been an international dispute about Canada's claim to the Artic islands that we have claimed for more than 100 years without issue. Now all sorts of countries want to raise the flag on these far northern barren lands because there is a good chance they are full of minerals and most likely oil and gas. Unbelievable!!! How about Canada just lays claim to Florida since so many of us journey down there for months at a time? Sounds fair, right? Or maybe we'll just claim the Hawaiian Islands. They'd be a fair trade for those northern islands, don't ya think?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Forgive Me?

I have been a terribly neglectful blogger. I confess that I have been just too busy to get on the computer much. My shift starts at 6 am and since I am not a morning person this has taken some getting used to. However, I am not about to complain. I LOVE working at HD. Most of the people I work with are fantastic! I've, for the most part, learned the computer system I use to control the ordering for my departments and feel quite competent in my position now. There's more to learn this week and I'm excited to do it.

Poor little Stink has been so very sick this week. Sicker than he has been in years. I've experienced for the first time the guilt of leaving a sick child because of my work responsibilities. Thank goodness for Mom. She took care of the little guy and he is making a good recovery.

I've also got 2 weddings booked here in Alberta. Yay!!!!! Let's hope for lots more! I'll post some of the engagement pics I took this week on the other blog soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Colour Me Orange

I've joined the ranks of the Home Depot team. Picture me in an orange apron. Nevermind! Picturing me is not a good idea. Working at The Big Orange is like living in a candy store. I love it!!!! I spend my breaks wondering the aisles planning my next rennovation. So much for that pay check LOL!
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

I had to make a run into Leth yesterday to see the Dr. It was a last minute thing and we took the car even though we knew it needed some work on the muffler. At least that's what we thought the problem was. On the way home, about 5 miles out of the city we heard a horrible noise like a loud crash and then grating, screaching metal on asphalt. Oh crap! I pulled over as fast as I could and jumped out to see what was wrong. The entire exhaust system from the manifold (by the engine) almost to the muffler was on the ground. Not kidding! The only piece still attached was the tail end of the muffler. AWWW! I called my dad 'cause he had AAA and I figured a tow truck was in order. You know my luck. His AAA membership is only good if he is in the car not for the car itself. Hmmmm. Cars whizzed past as I desperately tried to push the muffler out of its connection so that I could just toss the exhaust system aside and get on my way home. No good. Finally a very kind man stopped to lend a hand. He had tools and a tarp and was willing to get down on the ground with me to do the work. What a guy! He helped get the pipes out from where they were stuck under the frame and then jerry rigged a set up with a small chain with hooks was wrapped around the exhaust pipes and then a tow rope was lowered down through the engine compartment to snag the hook. I yanked the rope up and lifted the exhaust system up. We took the end of the tow rope, passed it up as close to the windshield as we could so it wouldn't burn off and then pinched it into the passenger side window. Mom got the fun job of holding onto the rope all the way back home. This wonderful gentleman wouldn't even tell me his name so that I could thank him properly or return his belongings. He just told me his first name was Dick, he lives in Magrath and I could drop off his rope and such at a local business. So, Dick, THANK YOU!!! I can't express my appreciation enough. You are the best!!!!!!