26 Dec 2014
Felt like a marathon, did Chrismas eve over at Nicole's parents, then we hosted her family for Chrismas brunch, we had a short reprieve and then Christmas dinner with my side of the family. Thankfully everyone fit very nicely at our house, and it wasn't cramped like previous years.
23 Dec 2014
Finished shopping for the last few items, and miscellaneous food required to cook for Christmas. Spent a few minutes doing genealogy, and transcribing old newspapers... unfortunately it's giving more questions than answers, and pointing to a number of smaller Skuce/Skuse families being missed on the US and state censuses.
22 Dec 2014
Went and grabbed our Turkey from JD Farms in Langley, cost a bit more but it's good quality turkey.
21 Dec 2014
Nicole started her work vacation yesterday
16 Dec 2014
On vacation starting today for the next two and a half weeks. Should be good, although today was a bit stressful, as I probably tried doing too much after working from last Tuesday straight through the weekend with work and work events.
30 November 2014
Most tree lots officially open tomorrow, which is weird as it's a Monday, and would make more sense opening on the weekend. However, unofficially they were open and we went and go ourselves a Grand Fir.
Went and saw the Vinyl Cafe Christmas Show with Stuart Mclean at the Queen Elizabeth theater. It was quite good with Nicole and I laughing quite a bit.
Some of our Christmas decorations have now been up for a week, all outside and on the front of the house. In the coming weeks everything else will start to get setup.
10 November 2014
First frost of the season today.
1 November 2014
We went Trick or Treating downtown in Mission, which I thought was rather good and well planned by the Downtown association. We all came back to the house and then I and Andrew went out for more neighbourhood trick or treating, while Nicole stayed home and handed out candy. Had about 30 or so children and teenagers by the house..
1 September 2014
Spent the last few weeks away in Trail, BC, as part of a workplace exercise.
8 August 2014
Updated the photo page so that it divides into three subsections. Might be further sub-divided depending on how much content goes online, or is received from others.
3 August 2014
Have been off from work for a week. Last weekend was spent entirely at the Mission Folk Festival, which was fun, we also housed several musicians for the festival, which in turn provided us with free tickets.
13 July 2014
One more week teaching, another week of work, and then I'm on vacation.
7 July 2014
Have a weekend off from teaching. The grass is tall, housework to be done, and the kids are sick.
15 June 2014
Moving went without too much of a hitch, and had a week and a bit of vacation time used to finish moving in. Went into a shortened work week last week, and as of this weekend we've now hit the 95% of everything being unpacked and of having found a home in our house.
All the boxes of genealogy paperwork and old photos have now moved into my new office/workspace, and the scanner is now permanently setup. Next time off that I get, which will be post course, I'll be able to start scanning/processing/posting what I have.
31 May 2014
I'll be offline for the next few days until the new house is sorted out and the internet is connected.
27 May 2014
As can be seen, the main page hasn't been updated recently. Back in January we listed our Condo for sale, packed quite a number of our possessions into boxes and put them into our already loaded storage (from the last time we tried to sell). Finally in April we sold, and the same month put an offer on a house. We're now moving at the end of this week from Burnaby to Mission.
Hopefully I'll be able to do more frequent updates when everything is unpacked in the new house. My computing/work area will now expand from a small nook in the laundry room to a full fledged room with places to put and easily review paperwork and stuff.
1 January 2014
Nothing like bringing in the New Year being sick (Might've been flu, whatever it was, it was nasty). Spent the last few days in bed, today I'm feeling better and went into work for the New Year's Levee.
Happy New Year.