Tuesday, August 5, 2008

359th Post - Special Non-Boring Post!

Hello, gentle readers. Welcome back to my blog.

One could forgive you for having decided to give the blog a break the last couple of weeks. Many of the posts consisted of me complaining about a lack of rain at the cottage while people in Halifax dealt with a near-daily monsoon. Can't be exciting reading.

We needed rain at the cottage because the well was taxed to its limit, and the lawn was becoming brittle. We were becoming pretty gamey by the end of the second week. I took my first shower in 13 days on Saturday, upon my return to the city. When I had another shower on Sunday Patricia wanted to know why. "Because I can" was my simple reply. "I don't need to; I just wanna".

I had a hard time sleeping last night. I won't say I was excited about returning to work, but I was looking forward to a return to a routine that filled my days with things other than Regis Philin, Whoopie Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey. And Dr. Phil, Martha Stewart, and Judge Judy. And those two gay guys on CBC in the afternoon. And Heidi Petracek. And Seamus O'Regan (remind me to tell you about my Seamus O'Regan sort-of-story somtime). Over-the-air TV, more such TV, and yet more such TV, with some road trips to the town of Pictou, or River John, or Tatamagouche. Two weeks away from digital cable, hot showers, high speed internet, and a surfeit of radio stations to listen to is enough. We'll be back there plenty of times before we shut the place up for the winter, but Bevboy enjoys his creature comforts a little too much to give them up or compromise them for a long period of time.

I had a high quality radio with me. Remind me to tell you the story of how I acquired it sometime. It does a great job of picking up most Halifax radio stations. I was able to hear Rick Howe on Q104 mostly just fine. It sure was nice to hear him on the radio again. I look forward to listening to him on the Rogers station later on this month.

And, Patricia returned to work today as well, after having been off sick for three and a half months. She needed a return to a routine as well. Heck, she was criticizing my driving in the city within a few minutes this morning, so I knew she was on the road to normalcy!

More in a bit.


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