Friday- A nice Warm Spring day in Arnprior

Posted by Jim - April 17th, 2009

Weir River Path...Friday, April 17, 2009

+17˚C/+63˚F in the afternoon.

Let me think- We had an unusual day.

The boy had a doctor’s appointment early and then went to school.

I got paid by my second (in fact of time, first) job and had to cash cheque (in Canada we have cheques, in the U.S. they’re checks) in order to get boy and Mom out of drug store with prescription.

Cathi and I had brunch in an unusual (for us) spot after she got the boy to the school.

When we got home we found two notices that ups had tried to deliver something we’ve been looking for. the first notice said they might try today between 10 and 2 andbetween 2 and 5 pm.

So Cathi got the boy from School. Then took boy to Dad’s and traded him for young woman while I sat here and vegged out in the hopes that UPS might actually make another attempt to deliver. Nope.

But when Cathi and young woman got here we needed a Dairy Queen run and sat almost where the above photo was shot from and watched the river and the weir and the world do their magic while we chomped on ice cream and stuff like that there.


I still think the ‘financial crisis’ is a propaganda campaign, and I still believe the (conservative) Canadian *Government is trying to take advantage of public confusion to try to push through some very schnarr reforms that are on their very schnarr agendae and are not at all in the public interest. {{ (In Canada, “*Government” often refers to the current batch of (fairly recently elected) Members of Parliament, the Prime Minister and the appointed ‘Ministers’ (Senators are still ((as far as we know)) appointed for life up here.) as opposed to the form of government (fer example ‘representative democracy’/’republic’/whathaveyou-) ) }} But then again-

-grumble grumble grumble,


Thursday, April 16, 2009.

Posted by Jim - April 17th, 2009

UmmmmThursday, April 16, 2009.

+14˚C/+58˚F in Arnprior (tomorrow’s s’posed to be warmer.)

Canadian Government Minister Tony Clement is demanding that Chrysler employees accept a cut in pay down to levels that non unionized auto workers working for Honda and Toyota get.

I’m getting more angry about this by the moment. Last week Union officials were complaining that government officials like Clement were breaking the law that established collective bargaining.

I want to go a few steps farther and demand that somebody convince me that this ‘financial crisis’ isn’t something that was dreamed up and manipulated on us to give schnarr faced moroons like Clement fuel to demand things like this.

I mean these idiots still believe that they can keep pulling the wool over our eyes and get away with it.

Running them outta town on a rail might not be a strong enough statement that “We’re not gonna take it!”



Wednesday, 4-15-2009

Posted by Jim - April 17th, 2009

"Easter with Bridge and Weir"Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 (Income Tax Deadline in the US.)

I think it got up to about 14˚C/58˚F in Arnprior.

Yeesh. The boy has decided he should get up at 6:30 or even earlier in the morning, wash up and do long term homework projects before going to school. He was angry at me for not knowing that and for not waking him up at six o five this morning when his alarm clock failed (do to operator error?) I want to tell him that if he wants to get up at something other than what has been his normal time, well, that’s his responsibility and he can’t expect me or his mother to wake him up under those conditions.