Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Post 4100 - The (Sort of!) 4100st Post!

Hello again, my friends.

I am calling this post 4100. The numbering of the posts has got messed up more than once over the years, mostly through my forgetting what the previous post number was and using the wrong number on the next day's post. I threw up my hands at one point and embraced the error. If you look through the blog's previous posts, you will see there are considerably more than 4100 posts. I am sorry about that.

We did not do that thing today that we had pledged to do. Perhaps on Wednesday it will happen. We did go to Bayer's Lake, though. There is a guy who sells fish five days a week and parks at the Kent parking lot. The fish is always very good, so we spent perhaps a bit too much money on it. When we got home, I packaged up the fish and put it in the freezer, where it will keep for perhaps several months. The freezer, which had a bit of space in it, is pretty full again.

We got some salmon at the Timberlea Sobeys as well. It is also in the freezer.

We keep hearing more and more about how bad things are out there. We are heeding those words as best we can. We live within a budget. We stay close to home. We don't go too crazy on the spending. And when we get something like what we got today, or some beef recently, we freeze it in such a way that it is not likely to incur freezer burn.

We also took a turkey out of the freezer the other day. It along with some other things from the freezer, is thawing out in the fridge. We got the turkey between Christmas and New Year's in 2020 for an unbelievably small amount of money, eight or nine dollars. We have plenty of Air Miles with which to purchase whatever we want at Sobeys for Christmas dinner, so we decided to get around to eating that turkey. 

We are counting our blessings. We have things better than many people do. I am lucky to have many of the things I have, even though I worked hard to get them and hold on to them. Lots of people have things much worse, and I am not forgetting that. 

When I started this blog in 2007, I quipped that I wanted a blog that did not have a lot of spelling mistakes in it, as that was something I had noted in many other blogs at the time. I have striven to keep that promise but admit that I did not have any idea that I would still have this blog 14 years later. Because of it, I got the writing gig at Frank Magazine. I met tons of people on the radio and interviewed more than a few of them, interviews you can still read if you want to. I would never have started my cold case series at the magazine or anywhere else had it not been for this blog.

I have tried to make this tiny piece of the internet a better place for you having spent a bit of time here than you might have had had you not. I have my own position on whether I have been successful in this exercise, but will leave it for you to make up your own minds.

I cannot tell you how much longer this blog has left. But I think it will hang around a bit longer, maybe even quite a bit longer. After all, I still have many, many many more blog business cards to give out. 

So, happy post 4100, ladies and gentlemen. This is an auspicious occasion for me, and I hope that by your taking a bit of time to read it, that you at least feel I have not wasted your time.

And that there are no spelling errors.

You all have a good evening. Talk at you tomorrow.


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