The day the power went out.

by Carol Browne on August 29, 2015 · 0 comments

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Whoa! It's windy out there!

ZOMG! We had such an adventure today – this, our 17th anniversary. I know! How do we stay so young, you may ask? I have no idea! We keep having anniversaries and birthdays and stay the same age. At least, that’s what my brain keeps telling me.

Anyway, we came home after a breakfast of French Toast and a photowalk in the local cemetery (do we know how to party or what?) and walked across the street to the movie theatre to see, Inside Out (in 3D, of course.). Side note: this is the first time we’ve been to this little theatre and it was great. Well kept, comfy seats and the price is right. We should have been going to that theatre all along. But now we know.

ANYWAY, we’re watching the cute 3D movie and the BOMP. The movie stops. We don’t know what is happening for a few minutes, but then we get asked to leave because the power went out. NO! How is this possible? The weather was pretty windy, but the temperature was quite warm, so it was weird to wear a jacket because it was hot. I’ve been in worse storms before by far, so it seemed weird this one was so damaging. We saw other places around Vancouver where trees had been uprooted and everything, so maybe we got it less severe out our way?

We walked home with our free passes for another movie with popcorn! Bonus for us, but bummer for the owner. Oh well. We’ll go back. Once back in our complex, broken branches were all over the ground and it smelled like Christmas trees.

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The Paradise District Quilt Exhibition

by Carol Browne on August 6, 2015 · 1 comment

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Plenty of quilts

Two days ago, although it seems like much longer, we drove from Berwick to Middleton (not too far, if I remember correctly. I think it was only half an hour or so) so we could visit the The Paradise District Quilt Guild’s exhibition at the local museum.
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The REAL Big Apple

by Carol Browne on August 3, 2015 · 1 comment

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The REAL Big Apple

I was very excited to tell everyone I met that we were going to Berwick today – and I would be sure to mention that it’s The Apple Capital of Nova Scotia. I have to tell you, everyone I told this to laughed at me. For the record, they are all the locals. I guess they weren’t impressed with my vast knowledge of Nova Scotia (I have now exhausted all my knowledge of Berwick) or they already knew this about Berwick. Darn. I guess I’m late to the Apple Capital party. Oh well. At least we got here!

We drove quite a bit today – across the province three times. It only took an hour to get across – we went across the skinny part of NS.

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Working at the cow wash…

by Carol Browne on August 1, 2015 · 1 comment

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Working at the cow wash, yah!

The Big Ex did NOT disappoint. This cow was loving getting a wash down, it was REALLY hot today. I’m talking 26 degrees hot (that’s about 78 degrees Fahrenheit for my US friends). The sun was beating down on us all, and by all, I mean, cowboys, tourists, people on rides and my new favourite farm animals, the mighty oxen.

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July 27, 2015

Exciting times at Zumba today! The instructors came into the crowd and did a dance off. I had no idea what was happening, but Ruwani yelled out, “OH! DANCE OFF!” once the instructors came down off the stage and parted the crowd Red Sea style. This made two teams and the instructors each took a […]

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The baby that hypnotized me

July 25, 2015

I went to the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild today and all I got was hypnotized by this tiny human. He’s the grandson of one of our guild members and pretty much the coolest baby around. He barely made any sounds at all the whole time I was there (from about 1 pm to 4:15). […]

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July 14, 2015

I didn’t take the time to take a photo today. I don’t talk about worky work on my blog, but just know, today was a good day at the office. Who knew the hardest part of my new job recruiting is making the matches? I’ve found some jobs! All those business calls paid off. Now […]

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My favourite Canada Day parade member

July 1, 2015

So, even though I MAY have been complaining last night about not getting to sleep in today and being a lazy slug – WAIT. Are slugs lazy? Or just slow? I guess that’s not fair to slugs. Sorry to any slugs I’ve offended with that comment. It was based out of ignorance. ANYWAY, we got […]

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Right down the middle of Water Street

June 24, 2015

This was pretty fun. In fact, I’d love it if they’d shut down Water Street every day. There were musicians on every block all the way though Gastown. The band stationed outside our office was a head banging band – there was lots and lots of long hair being whipped around and then a few […]

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The Sportscasters’ booth

June 7, 2015

Yesterday after all the fun at Maker Faire, Mike wanted to check out the finished broadcasters’ booth at the Olympic Cauldron. He’d been watching it being built for the last few weeks out the lunchroom window. This is the view from the lunchroom (with a pretty long lens). Not too shabby. I had seen it […]

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