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Monday, 24 April 2017

Money Issues

Today was a normal run of the mill day in our daughters household after spending the weekend in Brooks.  Sheri was back to work and the kids were back to school.  Sue and I got busy and did some book work and cleaned up the Ponderosa a bit.  One of the things that I did was get the piggy banks in order.  While working on that I realized that there are some differences between a Canadian piggy bank versus a USA piggy bank.  I will explain how.  First of all when you dump your pockets to put your change in the piggy bank in the US this is what you may find there.  That is about a normal amount of change to be in my pocket.  $1.63 to be exact.  Now I know that is worth about $2.25 Cnd. but we won't do conversions for this story.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Back to Lacombe after Tournament

Well we haven't done so well in this tournament.  We are 0-3 after the round robin and just figured that we would not be in any playoff since every other team has one at least one game.  Well we were informed that we have to play off for bronze tomorrow at 1:30 pm.   Now I have a little problem with how they do this.  Lets just take the team with the 3rd most points and give them the bronze and let them go home.  No, thats not how it works, there are no losers here and we all have to get the proper medal (which they didn't have any of anyway).  So rather than going to check out the dinosaurs at Drumhellar, we had to stick around to play another game, which none of the boys even wanted to play.  The score was 15-1 after about half the game and they were all just playing around.  What a waste of a day for everyone because even the kids didn't want to play this game.  Just my opinion.  Guys overall had a good time at the tournament so the weekend was fun.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tournament in Brooks Alberta

We spent all day at the Lacrosse tournament today.  The kids had 2 games today with the first at 12:30 pm and then another one at 8:30 pm.  Sheri joined us for the later game.


Dani spent most of her day in the swimming pool..Brooks has a great Leisure Center with all kinds of activities and the swimming area includes a wave machine, water slide, and lots of areas where water squirts and gushes out of.  It made an ideal place for her to spend the afternoon.


Other than watch Lacrosse, we didn't do much else for excitement.  After the late game we headed back to Wally World for the night.

Tonight we are Wally Docking in Brooks, Alberta, and this is the view from our other window.


Friday, 21 April 2017

A Lacrosse Roadtrip

Today we are heading to Brooks Alberta for Donovans Lacrosse tournament.  We will be taking the Ponderosa because we have to stay for 2 nights.  If we didn't it would cost us for 2 hotel rooms plus we would have to eat all our meals out.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

It's a Miracle!!

Now the strangest thing has happened to me.  As reported on Wednesday I was fully enveloped in a "Man Cold" which is normally a long and painful disease and comes with moaning and groaning and bed rest.  Now the strange thing is that I woke up this morning without any symptoms at all, save a bit of a runny nose and that subsided later in the afternoon.  Strangest thing that ever happened to me.  I was sort of looking forward to just lazing around under the guise of being deathly ill, but now I will have to go back to doing chores etc. like normal. Oh well, maybe if I am out lots and get my feet wet and cold, it will come back.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Man Cold

Well all of this winter weather has resulted in me getting a nasty cold.   I have felt poorly for most of the day and I know a man cold is one of the worst things a person can experience.  For all of you women out there it is probably fitting that I give you the 3 stages of the man flu so you can recognize it well in advance.  Only with your help will a man make it through this nasty ordeal.  I am currently in stage 2.

If you find yourself in the position of primary carer for your boyfriend or husband then DO NOT PANIC.   Rest assured that all of you women are completely immune from Man Flu, so do not worry about providing the care needed.  Your beloved will shortly become completely dependent on you, requiring you to tend to his every need. Do not shun any request, don't forget that the affliction that he's suffering from is hundreds of times worse than the simple affliction which you know and understand as the common cold.

There are three distinct stages to Man Flu and it's important you know your responsibilities :

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Winter Winter go away!

Well, it did it again.  Winter just will not let go of Alberta.  Although it wasn't too cold this morning, it was snowing like there was no tomorrow.  Great big fluffy flakes, the kind that my mother used to say signaled the end of winter.  Hope she was right.