Summer Stuff

By , August 21, 2006 00:00

So people are probably expecting an update …

Heidi got back from Nova Scotia and I uploaded the pictures from their trip. It looks like it was pretty relaxing with the fun in Pennant to the gorgeous sunny days at the Murb. [sigh] I should have made it there myself.

Around Hudson, we’ve been mostly relaxing and doing “summer” things. As you might imagine, the AC has been going full tilt and we’ve been spending our time doing everything from picking blueberries (with neighbors), to visiting the beach, to riding the bike and diving. I took a very wonderful trip up into Vermont last week on the bike, exploring the twisties up there. The person I was with was headed to the Blue Ridge and it made me very nostalgic for the several trips we took down there.

Speaking of the bike, I should probably put some new pictures up. I’ve done some pretty serious modifications: new Clear Alternatives turn signals, shimming up the back end frame by 5 mm (lifted the back end by almost 2 inches), installing a new undertail (ripping out the old structure) and wiring harness and putting in LED lights. Last thing to go is the new high mount Hindle pipes which are supposed to get here next week … Performance? Greatly improved.

Stay tuned for more updates. Smiles! 🙂

Singapore

By , July 23, 2006 00:00

This time, we’ve been on the road …

While I’ve been in Singapore for the last week, Heidi has been home in Nova Scotia. You might think that mine was the more fun trip, but 23 hours on an airplane is hardly what I call fun.

Initially, I was supposed to be in Singapore for the half the week, and then Hong Kong for half the week. As the later part was cancelled, it was just the one destination. I was disappointed. Singapore was just like any big city in North America. Even in Chinatown or the Arab quarter of the Indian quarter, I really didn’t get a sense of history or culture. Given that the island was only settled 200 years ago and Singapore was only “established” in 1965, I guess that makes sense. Culturally, it is 70% Chinese and 20% Malay. Interestingly though, English in the primary language and the language of business, although Mandarin what you most often hear on the trains and in public.

So no culture, but you know what you can find? Shopping malls! Shopping malls in every train station, on every block and in every direction. It makes no sense to me. Apparently, Singaporians like to shop.

If you get the chance, I do recommend the night safari or the Singapore zoo. I’ve never seen so many animals. The night safari goes until midnight and you see all the animals that tend to sleep in the day. That was neat!

Four more weeks. Smile! 🙂

Muskoka Nights

By , June 29, 2006 00:00

Beautiful and sunny weekend up in the Muskokas … wish you all were there!

Diving Myrtle Beach

By , June 19, 2006 00:00

New pictures …

So it’s finally stopped raining here in Hudson, and the mercury has skyrocketed. I find it unbearable when it’s up over 90 (last two days), but I can only imagine what it must be like for Heidi who gets to carry around number two. I think it’s officially time for the beach and some cold water. Does the following equation make sense?

Pregnancy + Hot Weather + AC = $$$

Speaking of cold water, I haven’t had any opportunities to be diving here in the last few weeks because of the poor weather, but I had one beautiful dive down in Myrtle beach and saw some tiger sharks and some simply huge barracuda on a civil war era wreck. The barracuda were one of the most spectacular fish I’ve ever been able to dive with. Wow!

Eight more weeks … 🙂

Resolute Bay?

By , May 12, 2006 00:00

Wow! So if I was under the assumption that no one read this website before, I hold no such illusions now. Apparently there is some wild rumour going around that Heidi and I are moving to Resolute Bay. Not only that, but we’ve traded our house (fully furnished), for a one room igloo with a diameter of 21.7 feet. Any takers??

Boy. I guess this website will have to be a joke-free zone. Apparently my sense of humour either does not ring any bells, or it falls horribly short. Within 24 hours of the previous post, we were contacted by no less than 4 people to exclaim at our future plans.

Future plans? The plans are not to mow the lawn in April. I was complaining (tongue-in-cheek) about having to mow the lawn in April. My solution for this indignity, was moving up north. No. Heidi, Jake and I are NOT moving to Resolute Bay. We apologize for any such confusion.

In other news, we have the three baby cribs all lined up in the new nursery. 🙂 Any takers?