More Snow on the way
Posted on 1:53pm Monday 4th Jan 2010
This past three days in Canada, we have had three snow storms and great downhill skiing. Our weather today is very sunny and crisp. The driving is treacherous. The salt and grit trucks have been out since early this morning. Our driveway was cleared by the snowblower at 7:00am this morning.
Traditionally in Canada , on 1st January ,Christmas trees are taken down and placed on the snowbank to be collected by the rubbish men. Being compost, such trees are recycled.
Our Christmas Tree did come down alright, was put outside in the designated collection area and promptly was blown down the street by the high winds. The tree was then secured in place by rope, however the wind broke the rope. The tree blew into the back garden and will be put out in the designated collection area today.
Over the weekend the car was involved in an accident at the local Benjamin Moore paint store car park. There was a slight dent and the garage require $1960.00 from our insurance company to repair the damage. The thought of a car repair bill without insurance is mind boggling.
The car insurance company required competitive quotes from car repair centers. Whilst out getting the quotes, my son went to school and left a note saying "he had left some notes in the car and he needed the notes, could they be brought down to his school."
One of our English friends was saying that her Uncle came over to Toronto on holiday recently, had to go into hospital and received a bill of over $19,000.00 which hopefully can be recovered from the National Health Service.
Our Canadian house has been valued by Century 21 Realty
and will be sold before our repatriation back to England. The family will wait in Canada until after they finish off their schooling in June 2010. My son will be starting "A" Levels next year and my daughter year eight of schooling.
My wife will be busy in Canada whilst I am busy in London with my work.
Tonight, I am going to see a film at the local cinema with my wife. Tomorrow night, I am going to my son play in an under 18 years of age ice hockey game. You have not seen anything until you see the fights in ice hockey. The referee, lets the two or more combatants fight before the penalty is served.
Over the weekend, I saw my daughter play in the net as a goalie for her Ringette Team. Ringette is a game which girls play on ice with a Ringette stick and rubber ring. The ring is passed around the ice rink by the players until a goal is scored.
My son plays for the Provincial Soccer Team and also trains for the Regional Training Center Soccer Team. He will be going to Quebec in the summer of 2010 to represent his Province in the National Soccer Championships.
My son is also in the school band, school jazz band playing the tenor saxaphone.
All for now. Will blog later.