The Daily EO: June 21st, 2013

In Gastown tonight there was a music festival that shut down Water Street.  150 independent musical acts in about 15 different pavilions.  This was a dream come true for Emile – a large group of people, late evening light and music.  His camera and he were anxious to get going.

It ran from 5-10, and I arrived home at 6 frazzled due to ridiculous traffic.  And I didn’t want to go out, I wanted to rant about something that upset me earlier in the day.

He listened, wisely took my side and waited patiently while I spewed forth.

June 21st, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  A Husband that will listen to me even when he’d rather be doing something else.  Anything else.

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The Daily EO: July 9th, 2012

My husband is a genius when it comes to computers.   He would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t know everything.   And I would agree.   But back to computers – he may not know everything, but he has a basic inherent understanding of all things technical, electronic and how software interacts with them.  And he has a gift for being able to explain complicated technical things to us mere mortals in a manner which we can process in our tiny brains.

I couple days back he headed to Toronto to take his Comptia Networks+  exam.  He’s been studying for this for a while.  And worrying that he wouldn’t pass.  And studying some more.

July 9th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: He passed with 889/900.   That is like 99% correct.

The Daily EO: March 18, 2012

It is about a 3.5 hour drive from Huntsville to St. Catharines.   We do the drive often:  Highway 11, Highway 400, 401, 427, QEW, 406.  For excitement, sometimes we use the 407.  Always a good idea at the time, never quite sure when the hangover in the form of the 407 bill comes in.   As we are normally driving there for a weekend with my in-laws, we tend to going South on Friday nights and North on Sunday nights.

This past weekend was such a trip.  We left later than we normally do on a Sunday because we had the rare occasion of a quiet afternoon and supper with just my Mother-in-Law.  So, we didn’t leave until after 7 o’clock.  A long trip for someone who has to work the next morning – ahem, unfortunately, that is not me.

The trip seemed to go by in a flash this time.  We talked about my family, his family, Huntsville, Toronto, his work, my potential job offer, our friends, where our next vacation might be, Christmas gifts (yes, sorry, I have a problem – blame my mother), future plans, and short-term plans.  He laughed at me, I laughed at him.  We laughed together.

And somehow when I looked up, the sign said “Huntsville 53 kms”

March 19, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  The mundane turned into reconnection.