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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tea vs. Coffee

The most frustrating thing about tea is that one must wait for the water to boil. It’s about as exciting as standing beside the dryer waiting for your jeans to dry. But I usually find it’s worth the wait. The coffee pot comes on automatically, but I am beginning to regard coffee as too bitter in the mornings. Coffee seems better in the afternoons. For some reason tea gives me just the right caffeine kick in the mornings. I think it goes back to my childhood, when I could find a pot of tea on the stove at any time of the day or night.
By the way, it's the last day of May and Summer is finally here in Timmins. It’s a bit rainy, overcast and there is some fog this morning. We don’t get smog in Timmins, but I can pick a whiff of that big forest fire that is burning about a hundred miles south of us.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Too darned busy eh

I haven't been here for awhile... my excuse. I am toooooooo busy. But that's a good thing, I think. So last night was up till 2 a.m. sitting around waiting for a tranquilized bear to fall out of a tree. Hey... that's what a small town news editor does during black bear season. I am getting lots of yard work done, but I won't be planting flowers right away... the rule in Timmins is to wait until after the "the first moon in June..." but i haven't checked a calender lately. There is cool news from down east... there is a Grand Mira website!! Lots of interesting news on a very special place. Interesting news from the west coast. Ronald sent a photo of wife Loni... in Afghanistan with the Stanley Cup! That was a nice picture. I promise to get back in here more often.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Cruisers

It's getting easier to see police cars in Ontario. The OPP says its a good thing. Ontario Provincial Police have returned to the design of their old cruisers that were all black and white. The OPP says if you can see the cruiser, chances are you will slow down and drive more safetly.Hmmmm..

Friday, May 04, 2007

Flying the friendly skies of SAR

Today was indeed interesting in that I met several fellows who didn't know me... but they know my brother in B.C. So we snapped a few photos of familiar faces that I will be emailing to Ronald very soon. The guys are from 424 Tiger Squadron out of Trenton, Ontario. I was along for the ride, packed in among their parachutes and luggage, on a Search and Rescue (SAR) training flight aboard a Canadian Forces C130 Hercules over Timmins. It was noisy, cold and fun.