Ok, so it’s been a few months, and I don’t expect to see many people still reading this site, but here goes.
Since my last post, Jon and Deb got married, we’ve had visitors come and go, the kids keep growing, all sorts of stuff going on in the basement, which now has drywall that’s been taped and mudded a few times. I’ll see what I can do to update you.
We went camping in August – ok, so Erin and the kids went camping with her dad. The kids had a really good time, and want to go back. It rained. And rained. It rained so much that we cut the camping trip a little short. I went out for the weekend, and only wound up staying for one night before we went back home.
The wedding was great – lots of family in for a visit, and I took two weeks off leading up to the wedding. There were some pretty good stories created – side bets, the wedding’s biggest drunk going on the honeymoon (for the first leg of the trip anyway) and other shenanigans. I went to Dave and Katriona’s place to play Warhawk with Dave, Trent and Kevin, which was a really good time.
Erin’s Mom was out for a brief visit recently, and the kids really enjoyed that too.
This past weekend was Grey Cup weekend, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders were not just in it, they won it. I partook of the game in Jason’s garage, on a hastily assembled (and fully awesome) 8 foot screen, being projected on by my projector and HD receiver. It was a truly great time, and I really appreciate the fact that Jason and Amy were willing to host so many unruly people for the game. The game itself seemed to just fly by – it’s all a big blur other than a handful of plays which will probably stick in my memory for a while – Fantuz’ touchdown, Johnson’s touchdown, Armstrong’s touchdown, and the final interception won’t soon leave the memory banks for me.
This paragraph is reserved for sad news. First, my PSP recently suffered a short fall onto a concrete floor, and the headphone jack/speakers don’t work correctly anymore. I can get sound out of one earbud if they’re plugged in all the way, and no sound from the speaker unless I have a headphone jack partially plugged in. I’ll have to open it up and hopefully just repair a broken solder joint. Also, I can no longer dual boot my mac to Windows – not a big deal usually, because I think I only booted to it 3-4 times so far this year, but the Christmas slideshow is coming up, and I need Windows for that. I’ll have to shell out money for the latest and greatest OS X upgrade (which I want anyway for Time Machine’s backup goodness) Anyway, it wasn’t the way I wanted to have to upgrade.
Oh yeah, and somewhere in all that time, I made a couple of business trips to Lima Ohio. On my last visit there, I managed to make a brief stop at the USAF Museum just outside of Dayton – if you ever get a chance to go there, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I only wish I’d had a couple of hours to spend there – as it was, I only got to breeze through one of the three massive hangars before I had to rush off to catch my plane back to Saskatoon.
And for the record, the bathroom stalls in the Minneapolis airport are pretty narrow. I’m just saying…