Cathi Came home from her conference day! :)

Posted by Jim - May 23rd, 2009

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Saturday, May 23, 2009. Cousin Stephan’s Birfday, & Rhonda Rattray’s too. (Yesterday was next door neighbour Alex’s Birthday.)

Cathi’s back, Yay!!!!

& it was Not as hot as a couple days ago.

I began this with a forum type url link to see if it works.

Sunday, 5/10/2009, Mother’s Day.

Posted by Jim - May 10th, 2009

Look toward QuebecSunday, May 10th, 2009.

Rasputin’s Birthday. Also Uncle Bruce’s, And Melony’s and Kelly’s (Sarah’s friends in Milford) I think it might also have been whatsername, Glenn and Sarah’s ex next door neighbor- the mother’s birthday.

It was friggin cold this morning here. +2˚C/+36˚F. I went in to the studio to set up the church service playback. Then I went around with the video camera and shot a bunch of bits and pieces of construction sites and a bit of bitter cold water blowing toward the beach at Robert Simpson Park.

It was so cold in the wind that I later realized I tensed while shivering to the point where I nearly cut off the circulation in my fingers.

Today’s photo was taken this morning, at the top of the hill leading down to the beach at Robert Simpson Park. That is Chats Lake (the Ottawa River) and Quebec beyond.


Saturday, 5/9/2009

Posted by Jim - May 9th, 2009

Museum Under Cloudy SkySaturday, May 9th, 2009. (Uncle Ed ((Conroy))’s Birthday.)

Started out cloudy, rained later.

It’s “Swap Day” in Arnprior, Cathi didn’t get up early enough to put anything out at the curb, (Or help me do it, or tell me what to put out there…) She wanted to put the old stove out there.

I grabbed a wooden table and two chairs from one place, an old Singer ‘portable’ sewing machine in a curved wooden carrying case for cathi and a bicycle that will probably replace the one that Cathi is using here now. I’m trying to remember whether I grabbed anything else. Don’t think so.

Erin was accepted at Algonquin College’s Nursing programme. She’s got to upgrade her CPR certification.

We went to “East Side Mario’s” for Dinner to celebrate. (I got the hiccups, probably from the ice cream).

Went to sleep after dinner, dreamed I visited Glenn. One of his friends wanted to give me a beer, I told him I can’t drink beer (or anything with bubbles) the guy looked at me like he doubted my sanity.

—Oh, in a dream last week, Uncle Tom told me one of his students has a video of him teaching a class in High School (or middle school? Probably high school.)

-The photo is from almost the same angle as yesterday’s, with a whole lot more sky above the Museum.


Friday, 5/08/2009

Posted by Jim - May 8th, 2009

Museum etc.Friday, May 8th, 2009.

Went to Pete of Peter’s Computer Solutions to see if he could get an Epson Stylus R280 printer.

He said he’d get back to me.

He hasn’t yet.

Sunday is Mother’s Day.

Cathi stopped off & picked up Erin on her way here from work tonight.

Lots to choose from tomorrow


Photo is Madawaska Street, looking toward the Museum at dusk.


Thursday, 5/7/9

Posted by Jim - May 7th, 2009

Thursday, May 7th, 2009. 5-7-9 “odd day” is supposedly significant to math freeks.

Museum board meeting. Scott told us that CD stomper labels are frowned upon, because the adhesive can mess up cd’s and dvd’s and Cathi said, yeah, they can also mess up players if the label comes loose or whatever.

So we looked for printers that print right on the cd’s/dvd’s. Epson stylus R280 photo/cd/dvd printer. buck and a quarter Canadian. We can live with that. Yum.

Dreamed my old friend Kathy Krafchick didn’t want to be hugged. I introduced her to Christine R’s daughter “C” and told her that “C” was a pisces too, and when I told her C’s Birthday, C said no, it was the 20th- but the 20th is Kathy K’s… I woke up wondering if I’m trying  to develop the facility to remember numbers from dreams and or psychic events.



Wednesday, Cuzzin Joe’s Birthday.

Posted by Jim - May 6th, 2009

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009.

Cuzzin Joe’s Birthday (Lori’s Husband)

Finished editing the monday night meeting, went into momentary panic thinking the boy, who is seeing his behavour coach after school on wednesdays, would have a melt down over needing to get into the house and get some money for something he gets into his head that he can’t live without. (and he will disrupt anything to let you know he is not going to be happy or let you live in peace if he doesn’t get it.) (he doesn’t neccessarily get his way this way with me, but Cathi will tell me I’m just being mean and give in to him. (One person’s “Tough love” is another person’s”That’s just being mean.”) Oh- I was in the studio when boy might have needed to break into house and get some money for whatever. They didn’t come banging on studio door. I guess things went okay.

Then we picked the boy up at the lake (his coach’s place) and had a nice talk with her new guy. (he’s a really nice guy. Cathi, boy, coach and coach’s spouse are all life path “7”s. hmmmmm-

I don’t know, I just might survive this week. And just when I think it’s almost more than I can take, Cathi complains that I don’t have to get up at 5 and drive into Ottawa and put up with contracting for 9 hours and then drive home for another hour and have to face our part time job for another hour and…. oh never mind.


Tuesday, Tommy’s birthday.

Posted by Jim - May 5th, 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009.

Cuzzin Tommy’s Birthday. (heiligeh shice, he’s 40!) Also Julia Jamieson’s Birthday.

meeting with supervisor. & gawd, I’m exhausted. (but I won’t tell him that.)




Posted by Jim - May 4th, 2009

Monday, May 4th, 2009.

-Kent State Day (anniversary of the Kent State massacre) & the only Birthday I’m sure was on this day was Alex Bennett’s Girl Friend/lover/producer from way back in the 70’s on WPLJ out of new york city when Alex (Née Bennett Swartzman (sp?) ) had a progressive talk show on all night radio on what had been (I believe) WABC FM.

-What’s new here? Argh, going into a work tunnel. Town Council meeting tonight. T came down, set up and wandered around, leaving me to deal with problems like mic levels she should have been adjusting. I mean, why bring down a sound board if you’re not going to work it? She spent most of her time walking around looking board while the meeting was on, she and the volunteer she brought down with her. she didn’t have the handles for one of the cameras, so she had the guy leave it. I called in Cathi, Cailin couldn’t be there, and the two T’s basically set up and sat back and did nothing for two hours. (Trevor plugged the power cord into the switchable outlet with the coke machine that’s supposed to be turned off during the meetings so the sound doesn’t get screwed up. So guess what? When we turned off the coke machine we lost the power to the record decks, the cameras and everything. Then somebody else turned the power off on us, maybe maliciously, maybe out of sheer stupidity… but anyway, we survived, and I have a lot of editing to do in the next couple days.



Posted by Jim - May 3rd, 2009

Rock in mail boxSunday, May 3, 2009. Pete Seeger had some kind of landmark #’d birthday today. & it’s also Janet Newcamp (somethingorother)’s Birthday.

+64˚F/18˚C @ 5 pm / 17h00 this evening.

The first photo here today is the rock I found in the company mail box last night when I zoomed in to make sure everything went well and shut down properly when the evening’s airplay was finished.

I was trying to guess whether the rock was placed there as some kind of statement by the local bored teen-agers. And if so, was that message, “We’re pissed off at the world and we know where you work.” or, “(hic)… hey look, a mailbox, and a rock, don’t they look… (hic) artistic together?”

-Or, since we came from seeing the movie “Wolverine (etc.)” is the rock some kind of secret communications device to help me get in touch with other Mutants or (good or bad?) space aliens…(Hmmmm…)

EveningThe second photo here, was taken at one of my favourite spots in town, an almost secret park called “Bell Park”, down by the river, (Chats Lake) (which is really the Ottawa River, but it is really really wide here.)

This nicely brooding sky brought us maybe a couple dozen raindrops and then got bored and blew away. I think maybe boredome is one of the major themes of the day, even if I wasn ‘t bored. I had way too much of an allergy headache to worry about being bored.

I have several stories trying to work their way out of my imagination and into some kind of viable form.

& I have also been messing with computers big time and just realized that the OS X 10.4.6 that I bought a couple years ago was a rip off. It didn’t have a few of the features that I was just about absolutely sure it did, like iPhoto? grumble grumble.

Eep, I just heard a noise on the teevee (Cathi’s gone to bed and left the teevee on, CSI:NY,) a corpse about to be zipped into a body bag just opened its eyes and started gasping.





Posted by Jim - May 2nd, 2009

In the heat of thingsSaturday, May 2nd, 2009. I think Barbara Dickinson said today is her father’s birthday. I could be wrong.

It was a glarious day today, 11 degrees Celcius when I first stepped outside. I tried to get stuff done, i think I might even have accomplished a thing or two, in weird stages, one step forward two steps to the side, one back? two forward….? Computers are such tempermental creatures… Schnarr…..

And this photo was taken during the heat of things on the floor at the telethon. The two guys on the left are the ‘Talent’, I have no idea who they are or what their claim to fame originally was, but they come in with high energy and they joke back and forth with each other and they’re the closers, they come in and people reach deeper into their pockets and magical sums appear on the wall behind them, I think they doubled the amount of money that had been pledged in the first six hours and did that in the last two hours.

(Yawn) I’m still feeling the burn… I squatted down to pick up a cable when we were about to move up the floor (there are like four sets and the stage, and I was pretty much on the camera that moved the farthest all day, with ten minute breaks here and there, with a new guy who only learned to handle a camera like thes maybe two weeks ago. We swapped off, when he was controlling the camera, I was keeping his cables from getting tangled, and when I was the camera person he was watching the cables.

& Just yesterday I was thinking it might be fun to come up with a silly soap opera about people who volunteer for cable teevee.



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