St. Boniface


It hadn’t been the year that was hoped for in Winnipeg this year. Coldest winter in – well a very long time. If you want to get technical I think it was the 3rd coldest winter in over 100 years. We had a good stretch in the summer for 4 or 5 weeks, but that doesn’t totally calm the angry mobs. The reality though is this is Winnipeg, and as long as we live here, we know what we are in for weather wise, and have to be willing to accept it. Some places have perpetual rain, some intense heat, and others tornadoes. Maybe cold isn’t the worst of the negatives we could be stuck with.

In any event when its 28 degrees and almost October, there isn’t much to complain about. Find a patio, and order a pint. Cheers!!

Demo Derby

Demolition Derby

It was a cooler day today but the excitement at the track kept us all warm. Today, September 13th, 2014 was the Kingdom Demolition Derby at Red River Co-op Speedway, and Becky’s boyfriend Adam was a driver. It was the first time I’d been to a demolition derby, and it was a cool experience.

There were some pretty intense collisions, with a high percentage of them coming from the few women that drove in the event. It was amazing that some of the cars were even able to move after some of the abuse they took

One car even had its back end smashed in to past its rear tires (which were seized) and somehow it made it to the end of its heat.

Adams car took some serious abuse in a few crashes and didn’t last the heat, but he had a great time and it was a lot of fun for us all.


Another Summer Gone

Its hard to believe another summer has come and gone, but the signs are all there. Football has started, hockey is right around the corner, the days are noticeably shorter, and the weather cooler – well cold as of tonight. While after last winter I was determined to not spend another winter in Winnipeg, sometimes things don’t work out according to out plans and desires.

That said it has been a good year with lots of progress. My leg is continuing to improve, work is going well, and both kids have started on their their post secondary educations after a brief hiatus. Maybe I’m not holding a Royal Flush, but there’s nothing wrong with a full house!