Had a second realtor through here today. I must say I prefer this one over the previous one; especially when he cut to brass tacks almost immediately and laid it all out. He confirmed what Paul and I are already thinking, that spending a nickel more than paint and upstairs broadloom would be insanity. Also, and interestingly, he figures that he’ll get out of the all of the houses/condos he owns in or before 2009.
Hrrm. Says Allegra. See previous posts, if you want an idea how I am thinking about this. Current notion is that we anticipate (ernh, who the hell knows) a four person household within about 2 ks of here, most likely closer rather than farther away from the airport. Katie…. ah well. Not much to say there; I spoke to her briefly today and she isn’t coming home tonight and will likely not come home tomorrow.
It’s really coming down. I’m very glad Paul isn’t driving in this crap; he’s already home from work and asleep downstairs.
I was thinking about hanging up laundry later, but I think mebbe not.
We saw Mike and Heather last night, they seem to be doing well considering how hard they are both working. Dr. Filk and Keith accompanied me. That was the first time I’ve felt good enough to actually walk over there, so we walked there and back again; we left a bit early as Mike had to work the next day, poor guy. The paraesthesia is no better, but my mobility has improved tremendously; I can bend and twist a lot better than I could at Christmas.
Keith found the bag downstairs at Mike and Heather’s and started kicking it. It’s difficult to describe the noise; the whole house quivered uneasily. Keith had a particularly fine sparring session at club the other night.
Keith has registered with an agency to get film extra work this summer. We shall see how he does.
The great chain of beer continues to expand; Burnt exposed me to Cutthroat Pale Ale, and I exposed Mike to it. He was favourably impressed.
Wilfred Hyde-White figured prominently in my dreams last night. He kept making guest appearances and making droll English noises.
Overheard in the engineering department
Me: Cool idea! a rubber sleeve to get at it
Him: Okay, but you have to shove it in to twist it
Me: Push harder. Did you get it in?
(Faces popping up over cubicle walls)
Kirk Makin of the Globular Male writes:
The Supreme Court of Canada has voted unanimously to strike down a controversial federal procedure used to deport suspected terrorists as being a violation of life, liberty and security of the person.
The security certificate process is hopelessly flawed and must be redrafted by parliament to eliminate the extreme secrecy in which hearings to determine the reasonableness of certificates take place, the court said.
Gosh. Darn. I guess there’s a fighting chance that even with a blue eyed fanatic in power we can still have something resembling civil liberties in this country. God Bless Canuckistan.
I just received this piece of spam, and thought I would share it with you. The spammers are getting so sophisticated.
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From the irrepressable Tom McMurray.
I can finally visualize snoring, thanks to this video.