Good News

The skies are grey, the temperature has risen above freezing, so the world is drip, drip, dripping. Ginger and I are enjoying our cozy home, it is certainly warm and peaceful in here!

Although out in the world it is oh so dreary, I have had good news. Hydro, and the electrician tell me they should have the electrical service upgrade done before Christmas. I have talked to the company that installed the furnace and they say they can come before Christmas to finish the furnace install once the hydro service is upgraded. I will believe it when I see it, but having said that, I do think this is a go, that it will really happen.

My Mom, my brother-in-law, and my sisters have Covid. So far they are doing well enough, my Mom’s main concern is that she will miss her bridge games for a few weeks. I love my Mom.

I received my usual invitation to a Department alumni lecture. It sounds interesting, but I won’t be attending. Perhaps one of these years a lecture that is so interesting I cannot resist attending will present itself. This has not happened yet.

The filing I’ve been working on is almost under control. Gosh modern life is complicated and full of paperwork, despite the new digital age. This has been a year of much expense and administrative activity; there will be some whopping huge bills to pay in December. But, as Annie says, “tomorrow is only a day away”.

The garden is starting to peep through the snow, and the only fresh produce left to harvest is the kale. The tomatoes are almost all ripe now, as they sit in their boxes in the basement, which means we can use our tomato mill to process them any time. The tomato mill has not yet been used for milling tomatoes, but the meat grinding attachment has been used many times over. Who knew the meat grinder would be such a handy tool.



Updated on Wed, Nov 23, 1:45 PM
4 °C
Partly cloudy
Wind 4 N km/h
Humidity 76 %
Visibility 20 km
Sunrise 7:13 AM
Wind gust 7 km/h
Pressure 102.3 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 4:34 PM


“Don’t believe in imagining things different from what they really are. When the Lord puts us in certain circumstances He doesn’t mean for us to imagine them away.”
L. M. Montgomery
1874 – 1942

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Eileen Barton

Fingers, eyes, toes crossed that your heating situation is all finished before Christmas! So sorry your family got Covid. Hope they recover quickly. My sister and my daughter both go t Covid and then my daughter had bronchitis after Covid and I believe my sister had bronchitis before she caught Covid. She has a little granddaughter in preschool so catches so much from her! Stay well, Maggie!


I also hope you get the Christmas gift of all work done and a nice warm home for the holidays! I’m sorry your family has covid. But your Mom sounds like she’s motivated to get back to her bridge games. 🙂 I hope she and the rest of your family recover quickly. ((Hugs!))

Joan Lansberry

I hope your family members heal rapidly from the Covid and the heating is all in place before Christmas and the worst cold. <3


Here’s hoping your number one Christmas wish comes true…..a little more heat please. I know you have another form of heating but will it be adequate once the bitterly cold weather arrives?

Stubblejumpers Cafe

Wait, what? Ginger? I really AM far behind in my reading! You got a cat? -Kate


We’ve been relatively lucky with cold only coming in bursts, so far. I hope your furnace will finally be functioning before the Winter Warlock decides to join us for a long term stay!