Helped Molly’s teacher get his car going (dead battery and he lives just down the street). Mom and Karen took the girls to school. I spent the morning coding. I picked the girls up at lunch and we went for sushi. Dropped Molly off for her 2hr tutor session in West Sechelt. Maggie and I hung out in the library while Molly was in her tutor session. I coded more.
I was planning on going up to the top of Mount Richardson in the evening to join some friends (who are camping) up there but the weather was kinda lousy so played games with the kids, ate, took Baxter for a walk, and headed to the Farm (where I am now).
I plan to get the garden hose hooked up and perhaps power wash the decks (they are slick) tomorrow morning. I also need to get my pilot house navigation light working on the boat. I will start my day with more coding.
Hmmm – I wonder how the Woburn high school reunion went?
Here is an example of the ‘right stuff’ gluing the sciences and the humanities together. For some it may not speak to a missing element of spirituality but to me it is, in some ways, spirituality… a sense of purpose and being all wrapped up in one.
Well as if I was not ‘out gendered’ already!? Mom and Karen make it 5 females and 1 male. Some friends came to the rescue by allowing us to look after their dog for a few days. Ok; I am ‘grasping at straws’ here but the the ratio is now 5 females and 2 males. Its all good.
Helped a neighbour with getting his boat moved. Its a big boat and there were some exciting moments.
I spent most of the day working/coding (thanks to Mom driving the girls about). I also ran a number of important errands.
Basically the message; “You need a healthy economy to pay for those services” won the day. Lets just say that I am happy with the results.
Assisted a nice guy in need yesterday/today. A story for another day. Here is a nice image of the vessel which made it possible.
Mom arrived with her friend – Karen! Woot! I somehow mixed the date up and I was expecting them a day later. But no real problem – just had to hustle with some house cleaning. Here are some sun seekers hanging out in the impromptu library created by office door, a few chairs and some readers. Maggie has quickly picked up on the influence of her elders.
I just did my usual pop-in at mls.ca. “Sechelt, BC” has so many listing that the service can not provide a view. This is the first time this has happened in my 8 years of popping in. I scrolled the view over a bit to include all of Squamish and a bit less of Sechelt and…. less listings. The implication is that we are either growing a lot or there is a fire sale on.
Valerie was treated to breakfast in bed – with Maggie and Molly right beside her. They all chatted non-stop while they ate poached egg on toast.
We joined two other families for a mothers day family walk in the forest and followed that with a stop in a coffee shop. The highlight (IMHO) was when Jasmine scooted across a fast flowing creek on a fallen tree. She (and her parents) rightly recognized that the tree was recently fallen (and not slippery) and had confidence in Jasmine to cross it with appropriate caution. Well done! Even still – I was prepared to get wet as were others Meanwhile; I called off Maggie and Molly – who were going to cross also – mostly I was just interested in calling Molly back.
Called my Mom to wish her a happy mothers day and to let her know how excited we are to be seeing her arrive this Tuesday!
I commented that I felt that I did not work any projects this weekend and Valerie quickly replied that we had a good, relaxing, family weekend. I guess.
It rained on/off most of the day yesterday – heavy rain in the evening. I visited the J24 in the morning and put tape or silicon over/in a few open holes on the deck as a temporary measure to keep the rain out.
Spent the day just hanging out at the house. I did some coding.
Joined in a ‘social’ in the evening.
I was really excited by the fact that the whole school seemed to have turned up for the May Pole event.
I think the two parking lots seem to create two different social groups. This is an event which brings everyone out together.