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.
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.
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.