DEC 26, Friday; Boxing Day Sales
We didn’t get up until 9 pm under cloudy skies and the snow level almost halfway down the surrounding mountains! We went to the Mall as Val had to buy a pair of shoes for her upcoming job. We won $12 from all the games tickets we got from X-Mas presents so got more tickets. We stopped at R&K to pick up a cooking pot we left behind last night and ended having lunch there along with a nice visit. At home, I had a snooze and woke up in time for the news and dinner.
DEC 27, Saturday; Visit with Jenaya and McKinley
We left around noon and drove to Coquitlam. We stopped for a quick snack then continued on. Our day was really great with lots of fun with the kids and mom and dad too of course. McKinley was very happy with her doll and we watched a movie about the doll. A nice story! Jenaya was also extremely pleased with her present: a Samsung tablet so it was a good day for both of them. We had dinner with them and spent a wonderful evening but like all good things, it was time for the girls bedtime and our departure soon after. We arrived home around midnight under clear sky.
DEC 28, Sunday; Laundry and football
I woke up this morning to a nice sunrise and lots of snow on the mountains. I posted some pics on FACEBOOK then it was time for breakfast, shower and football. Val did the laundry. We were invited by our landlords to come and watch the football game (Seattle Seahawks vs St-Louis Ram) so we went and had a nice afternoon. We came down after the game and got dinner ready then watched the tube in the evening.
DEC 29, Monday;
No work today which was somewhat strange; I am off all this week. Gorgeous sunshine but coooold (-2*C)!!! I went into town to check on the MH but the place is closed for the Holidays, Darn! I stopped at the grocery store to get milk then came home in time to see Val off to her orientation. She will be there from 3 to 7 pm. I had left over stew for dinner then went to R&K for a short visit before they leave for a short vacation over New Year. Val had a good training session and she says she will enjoy this.
DEC 30, Tuesday;
Very cold his morning and sunny (-5*C @ 9 am); glad I am off!
Very frustrated with this this thing, it keeps doing all kinds of strange things. I picked up my paycheck, deposited it then went to “EARL’s” and made reservations for us for tomorrow evening. I then drove to BEST BUY in Abbotsford and had then check out the laptop. It turns out that I was hitting the “mouse pad” when typing so he showed me showed how to turn it off (key fn & F7) and the same to turn it on. I came home and stopped for a bite to eat; Val is gone to her job for more training. Oh, and I also received a new winter jacket from “Window & Door” with my name on it! Pretty neat, it is brown with the company logo.
DEC 31, Wednesday; End of another very interesting year!
Sunny and cold one last time this year! We went to Fort Langley for a “looky-look”; boy has it ever grown!! The downtown is pretty well the same but dozens of condos have been built behind the pub with a new street. Of course the ferry no longer operates. We had lunch here at the pub then drove to Mt Lehman and checked out the new Mall, not impressed! We came back to Chwk and checked out the theatres then home for a short rest before heading to “EARL’s” for a free dinner (Christmas present).
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!