Six Word Story #16

 

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Old Classic Lines Get a Make-over

 

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Yesterday I was out for a lunch date with a girlfriend, and afterwards we walked up the street for a bit.

I noticed this old-style beauty and spent a few minutes admiring it.  All sides.

 

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Including a personalized license plate name….

 

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Six Word Story #15

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Imagine driving this dazzling shimmery car!

 

What would it be like?

The car itself would be fun to drive.  And the colourful effect is occurring under flourescent lighting.  Would it be the same outside in the sun?  And what about on overcast, cloudy days?  Would it just look like a plain silvery car?

Unfortunately, I don’t have the answers to those questions, so my imagination will always be wondering…..

Six Word Story #14

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Sky-filled darkened clouds create dramatic expectation!

 

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On my walk last week.

Fascinating how looking to the west at one point sets the mood for something….that pause in the air.  What might happen!

And then 10 minutes further down the road.  I look toward the east, and it’s an entirely different light and mood.

 

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Six Word Story #13

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Silently watchful, her gaze is mesmerizing.

 

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I’d let Hemingway out to prowl in the yard outside one afternoon, but since it was quite cold that day, she returned to the door much sooner than usual.

I happened to go past the door and saw her watching me……

Instead of her usual “let me back in” look, this one seemed almost spooky……those eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Six Word Story #12

 

Hemingway, taken by Conrad April 2nd, 2017 on his phone

 

Relaxed….yet watching with utmost concentration.

 

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This photo of our cat, Hemingway, was taken by my son, Conrad, a couple of days ago, when he was also immersed with computer tasks….(you can see a bit of the computer cord).

He happened to show it to me just this evening, and my other son, Jason, and I immediately “ooh-ed” and “ahh-ed” over it.

What can I say?  All six of us in our family are majorly fond of our cute ‘n furry friend!

And seeing this photo – and it’s been a while since I posted something with Hemingway in it – I decided it would make for a fun, new Six Word Story.  🙂

Her face with the attentive gaze is clear in detail, while the rest of her body and long-haired fur have a nice out-of-focus look.

Six Word Story #11

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Septic pumping in winter is unusual.

 

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Haha!  That’s because, generally, it’s easier to have the septic tank pumped in either the spring, summer, or fall.  And, generally, that’s when we’ve usually had it done.

However, it got missed this time.

And so last week we found ourselves with a “backing up of septic material” scenario thrust upon us.

We had to immediately put a hold on any water usage activities last Tuesday evening, such as dishes, laundry, showering….even basic personal hygiene….and well, er…..those other daily bodily emissions.

Wait, what?!?! Can’t use the toilet?  Eek!

Actually, we all handled it rather well.  It sounded better being dramatic…..haha!

Yep, all of us in the family have done our good share of wilderness camping, and so we have a handle on what to do.  Yes…..even in the wintertime.

And, of course, a phone call was made to our regular, local septic pumping expert.  Since it turned winter on us again the day before – after we were given a taste of spring-like warmth for a few days – that meant that the caps on the tank would need to be freed of the now freshly falling snow, as well as pried open before the gentleman would come over to do the pumping.

So, that’s what all my lads were busy doing on the Wednesday…..

 

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After those tightly wedged – and frozen! – concrete caps were extricated – a BIG job! – then my husband, who had gone into town earlier to get some supplies for this activity, unveiled the new green rings and caps to go on top of the two tank openings.  And their design is such that it should make future jobs of septic tank access and pumping much easier.

Here he is, drilling away…..

 

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The septic pumping gentleman, in the first photo, did his usual fine job….this was Thursday by that point, and we were happily on our way to being able to have running water in the house again.

One suggestion he did leave with us though is that when the weather turns warmer and more spring-like again, that since our tank is at least 29 years old, we may want to have the soil around the tile bed tested, just to make sure all is well.  It may be that a new tile bed needs to be put in.

We shall see in the months coming up.

 

 

Six Word Story #10

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Flat tire means tow truck ride!

 

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So on Monday I got to have a ride, courtesy of the CAA  (Canadian Automobile Association), which offers roadside assistance services among other things to drivers all across Canada.

Here is the fine gentleman, Bob Mitchell, in the process of unloading my car again at the dealership where my car would get some needed care.  If you look closely, you might be able to notice which one is the flat.

The whole adventure began on the Saturday evening before, and I managed a temporary solution at that time. However, when I checked my car on Sunday, where it was nicely resting in our driveway, the tire had gone even flatter than before, so I decided that first thing on Monday, I would call for a tow truck.  It didn’t make sense to change the tire, since I was already at home.  Might as well benefit from the friendly, helpful service that my annual membership fees pay towards, right?

And the always awesome staff at the car dealership would be able to  take it from there and assess the situation.