Friday, October 15, 2010
This and that
The door stays closed now. During the warm season, we leave it open and tolerate the houseflies, but now it's too chilly to leave it open. Our average high is 12 degrees now (54F) so no more in-n-out every two seconds. He's very patient though and doesn't bark or howl, he just scratches at the glass a bit.
When we were walking him Wednesday night we stopped across the street to wait for the light to change and there was a spectacular collision before our eyes. One SUV was waiting to turn left and another SUV plowed into him at at least 40mph. Both cars completely totalled 15 feet from us. We were both so shocked we just stood there staring for a good ten seconds before we went out to see if the drivers were okay. They were, and I think airbags are to thank for that. I timed it and it was a full 7 minutes before official help arrived. Too long. The guy who hit the other guy said he simply didn't see him there. I understood immediately, at night with the various lights and a confused depth perception, this is what can happen.
Got the hairs cut. I think my barber knows how to do two kinds of haircut. Buzz cut or the one I got, the lesbian cut. I told him I wanted to keep it long, but just to refresh it and clean it up. Remember when I said I could put my bangs in my mouth? Well now I can't put them in my eye. It's fine though, I've been going to this guy for 9 years and he told me yesterday that he has been working alone in his little one-chair shop for 33 years. People stop by and chat him up all the time. It's like he IS part of the neighborhood. Serge said, why don't I go to a real coiffeur instead of a barber, but I'm too loyal to do that. Plus I like the price - $12.
We have friends coming up to visit this weekend from Boston. (And are bringing taquitos and apricot stilton from Trader Joes - score!) Same gang we spent the weekend in Ogunquit with. Should be fun. I'm planning to take them to the top of Mont Ste Hilaire Saturday, where hopefully we will still have some fall color to enjoy as well as spectacular views of the St Lawrence Valley. I'll be kid kodak (as the quebecers say) and come back with pics. It has been a nice week for me, I only worked one day but the next two weeks are intensives with the nurses. I hope to finally get caught up on blogs today, it's just impossible to keep up when I do the intensives. Have a great weekend peeps!