Friday, June 24, 2011

Gets His Hair from his Mother

I still haven't figured out how to make my camera-shot videos smaller. It takes 15 to 20  minutes to upload a clip, like either of these, that is less than 10 seconds long. How ridiculous is that? Obviously there is a better way. I just haven't found it yet.

Noisy wind:

It's raining out here again this morning. Not good. It's well past time it stopped.
We're still better off than the folks in the southern part of the province, but if this weather keeps up, may not be for long. My heart goes out to them; it must be a horrible wrench, to have not only to leave your home but to leave behind many precious belongings because they won't fit in your vehicle and/or you've no place to store them while your house is flooded.

If you're lucky, you've got family or close friends who can offer you a place to stay. If you're lucky, you've still got a job; many won't have, as their places of employment are under water or not reachable by road. The farmers down there are really screwed, just as they were here, last year. Any disaster assistance they did get from the government barely made a helpful dint in their financial situation.

The Red Cross is calling for donations to help these people weather the storm. I'm going to make my donation now. It will be small, as I'm going into a summer of unemployment, but I'm still in my home, far more fortunate than many, so I can offer something.  To do the same, click here.


  1. Thanks for the info about the flooding.... I also made a donation thismorning... you made it simple for me by providing that link.....I have been bombarded by phonecalls in the evening wanting donations for everything from a to z and while it is impossible to donate to everything, I am glad you sent out this link:)

  2. True enough, a person simply cannot donate to every worthy cause. It would be a fulltime job just going through the motions!

    If they phone my home to ask for money, they NEVER get a donation from me. I don't care who they say they are, either — I don't trust that they aren't scammers, AND they have no business phoning me. I tell them so, too, right before I hang up on them.

  3. I wondered if you were impacted by the floods; glad to hear you are OK as yet.

    Your son is so cute. Love his haircut!

  4. I love the haircut! He looks more mature and hip. And how nice to hear your voice, too.

    Kate (from NY)

  5. It rained here again 4 days straight. Spoiled the whole long weekend. Sun came out this morning now that I'm back at my desk. We're having flooding problems too. Now sure what the heck is going on with this weather.


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