Monthly Archives: June 2012

Refinancing

Well it is going to cost twelve hundred and thirty dollars to break my mortgage seven months early. The mortgage is due for renewal in February 2013 but it seemed wise to force the situation now. Currently I am paying … Continue reading

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Back from Chicoutimi

Last weekend, just after our daughter got back from Boston, was spent in Chicoutimi with twenty high school students at the Quebec provincial track and field championships. Our group was, undoubtedly, the tiniest team there but we did have heart. … Continue reading

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Amber Cloutier Redux

While visiting family in March my mother generously allowed me to make off with some photos which were then scanned by Nunavik Graphics in Pointe Claire. It was nice to find a few pictures of my foster sister Amber Cloutier … Continue reading

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Brave

That girls, or women, cry is a given. It is something we have all seen our entire lives so when they cry it is infrequently a surprise. Yesterday the sudden flow of tears which welled up in our daughter’s eyes … Continue reading

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It’s not that I am worried

Our daughter is with a good group of students – two coach buses full plus chaperones so worry doesn’t enter into it at all. It is odd coming home without her being here and she has only been gone for … Continue reading

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Montreal to Boston.

Our daughter and almost the entire contingent of grade 8 students from the high school are off to Boston for four days. She was very excited about the trip and even went so far as to plan ahead! Two more … Continue reading

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Little things

Saturday mornings have, of late, been the morning that Paul and I go for a bike ride. We leave a little after six in the morning on rides varying in length from 50 to 65K depending on what we feel … Continue reading

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Who’s working faster?

So here it is the new bed and mattress. Clearly, in my mind at least, I am working faster than our daughter. This weekend the walls not part of the mural will receive a fresh coat of white paint and … Continue reading

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Injuries and day to day

As luck would have it the end of the spring race schedule coincided with my Achilles tendon having returned to a state of generally functional. The same cannot be said for my right shoulder and ongoing rotator cuff problems which … Continue reading

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A haircut

Our daughter decided she wanted to change her look and had a friend’s mother cut her hair yesterday. Fortunately last week she was photographed with her long locks still intact. It is most definitely a different look and took a … Continue reading

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