Took the girls to/from school bus and to/from dance (Valerie picked up Maggie at the end of the day). Met with the bookkeeper. Spent most of the free-day coding. Maggie’s new project is to manage a few beehives so we did some research into it – looks doable.
J24 deferred until Friday – basically the last day the shipwright is here. Hopefully some good weather around the corner so I can move the boat-deck project along.
I have been thinking about a multi-night trip into the wilderness… I am now convinced that Maggie and Molly need to join me. Their complaining and generally acting spoiled has become a problem that needs fixing – in a productive kind of way.
The girls school (the grades) are at the Iris Griffith Centre this week. The pickup and drop-off for them is considerably closer – at the Seaside Centre. Valerie dropped the girls off and I picked them up and did some (but not all) to/from dance. The up shot of these changes – a solid coding day.
Nigel returned to the kitchen project by removing the cabinets.
Checked on the J24. Shipwright has not quite completed work in the current fishing boat. The new guess is Wednesday. He is planning on leaving the marina this weekend so I hope he is right about Wednesday.
Checked in on the Land Rover and I gather that 2 bolts are (after a month or so) finally somewhere between Vancouver and here.
Holiday for the girls so I hung out with them all day. I originally hoped that we would go up the mountain and hike in the Tet. for most of the day but it was all I could do to get them outside this morning. Tag-teamed it with Valerie after dinner – I went into town to watch Star Trek (which was very good).
Spent the latter part of the day on Sandy Hook water front celebrating Paul’s birthday.
Watched two paragliders come down from Mount Richardson.One appeared to land in the Tillicum Marina while the other seemed to land near my house in Sandy Hook. Here is a video of some guy doing it a few years ago.
Jumped in the a sailing dinghy for a couple of rounds of sailing.
Awoke about 5:30, made myself some breakfast and did some coding until about 6:30. Took Mom and her friend to catch a float plane to Vancouver so they could catch their cruise ship to Alaska.
Failed to rouse interest in going up to the top of Mount Richardson so I went alone. It turned out that there were many people going to/from in their 4×4′s.
The mini-truck continues to impress me – this time for carrying the quad part way up the mountain. I eventually decided to take only the quad to the top and it handled some difficult road/trails with no problems at all. It was a nice ride.
Stopped to check on the girls…
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Mission accomplished at the Farm yesterday. Returned home at about 2 in the afternoon – a little later than planned so I missed an opportunity to meet with the book-keeper.
Joined friends in Davis Bay for a birthday party. The girls went for sleep-overs.
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?