Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Into the Twenty-first Century, Finally!
I have never been a techno geek. Back home we never had a TV for a long time. Then one day my brother Bill gave us an old black and white TV that he did not want. Ted and I put it in the living room and hooked up to a makeshift antenna. It was barbed wire strung from the upstairs window to a couple of poles. We could get a couple of channels and lots of "snow." With it we watched the Beverly Hillbillies, I Dream of Jeannie, Bonanza, and the Saturday night hockey game. We could tell where the puck was by the way the players were facing!
Over the years I've never gotten into electronic gadgets. Never had a cell phone or iPod or anything like that. My palm pilot was writing notes on my hand!
As for TV, we have had rabbit ears most of the time and an antenna on the roof some times.
But on boxing Day, Brian and I braved the elements to go to Edmonton and wait in Zero degree (F.) weather for an hour and a half to hopefully get a "door crasher" special. No such luck! But I did get a smaller flat screen TV.
After our trip to San Diego I set it up in our rec-room. The first night I watched the hockey game on it, hooked up to (you guessed it) rabbit ears!
That had to change so now we finally have cable TV, some 60 channels. It's great!
But our old couch down there is not very comfortable so in a few days we will be getting a recliner couch and chair we were able to buy on a good sale. Then we will literally be sitting in the lap of luxury.
We have finally arrived, we are now in the twenty-first century! Some day I might even decide to get a cell phone.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Mikayle getting ready to ride the "snow skate" down the hill.
Thomas shows good form on his second run down the hill.
Mikayla enjoyed both this sled and the snow board.
Yes, even "Mom" (Suzanne) gave it a try. So did Brian. And Grandpa? He made one run down the hill with Ron in between taking pictures. Then he went with Roger and Suzanne back to Ron's house.
Grandma was in her workshop that night but Sunday evening we had a wonderful time going out for supper with Ron and Jon.
The Dumont family is now back in Camrose and Jon is on his way back ti Simon Frasier University in Vancouver. Life is back to "normal" but the memories--they're awesome.
Thank you Lord for Family.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I Left MY ***** In San Francisco
Right now Suzanne, Brian, Thomas, Mikayla, and Roger are here in Grande Prairie with us. Last night we went to "Uncle Ron's" house where Jon is right now too. Once again the whole family was together.