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  • Memorable Day

    It’s Memorial Day in the US; the streets were quiet, our place was a bit of a madhouse after the girls had sleepovers last night and didn’t get to sleep until past 10pm. Although they slept in late, Destroyer was tetchy all day, even after I took her and her sister out for a walk. […]

  • Unexpectedly tired

    I drove down to Kent for a game of Blood Bowl this afternoon (a very fun 3-2 win, with four of the touchdowns being scored in the second half) then drove back home again, getting back when everyone else had eaten their pizza, and then going out again to get myself a burger.

  • Reunion

    This evening I stumbled northwards to my old manager’s house, a block away from ours, to share some limoncello and reminisce. We had a good chat about work, health, and my poor luck with cars, and then I stumbled back down to my own house. The kids were asleep. I’d read them some more of […]

  • Laid back

    This morning the company announced layoffs, and for the last week or two I’ve been convinced that would be the end of it for me, so my wife gave me an edible to eat, I got a funny headache, then fell asleep. I woke early, too worried to check my phone, and then did, to […]

  • Cooling off period

    I went into the office today, to find it almost deserted. I had a couple of meetings but everyone I spoke to was in a different city, until I went for lunch with an old colleague and caught up on some gossip. Then home to pick up La Serpiente for her vision therapy, and then […]

  • Weekend recovery

    Last night we had the PTA party for our elementary school, a four hour fundraiser where various things got auctioned off (our neighbours ended up with a tricked-out cocktail trolley and $300 of booze, we’ve got a D&D session for La Serpiente…. the full gamut of experience. It’s a bit insane that the school has […]

  • Catching flies

    True to his name, Froggy loves to catch flies, and there were two of them buzzing around the house today. One he chased back and forth until, exhausted, it settled on a high window where I could get it with the fly swat. The other he took down by the window ledge, leaving me to […]

  • Battling the heat

    I took the girls ice skating today, despite Destroyer’s desire to stay at home. She was glad she went, because they upgraded her to the next level in her skating classes, now just one behind her sister. After that, a quick drive to the library at Shoreline to pick up a couple of books, then […]

  • Hot stuff

    It hit about 30° today, and although we have air conditioning, because of the way the sunlight falls on the house the girls’ room remained stuffy. Well, it was cool under the bed, where the vent is, but that’s not much help. Even as it began to cool they continued to complain about the heat, […]

  • Book group

    My wife had her book group over today, to discuss The Whalebone Theatre, while I took the girls over to a neighbour to cook hot dogs over a fire. It’s May now, possibly the last chance while the weather is warm enough to cook outside, but not so hot that there’s a statewide ban on […]